Transforming Southern California and the World
The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science includes more than 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students and 190 full-time faculty members. Established in 1945, UCLA Samueli is known as the birthplace of the internet, and where countless other fields took some of their first steps — from artificial intelligence to reverse osmosis, from mobile communications to human prosthetics.
The school academic departments include Bioengineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, as well as the recently added Department of Computational Medicine, which is affiliated with both the David Geffen School of Medicine and Samueli. In addition, UCLA Samueli offers the Master of Science in Engineering Online program and a Master of Engineering professional degree program.
In 2000, the engineering school was re-named in honor of alumnus Henry Samueli, following a $30 million gift that supported capital improvements as well as fellowships for graduate students and early career faculty. In 2019, Samueli and his wife Susan gave another gift of $100 million to support the school’s expansion well into the next decade.
UCLA Samueli is in the midst of an extraordinary period of growth, with expansion in the number of research labs, faculty and students. New faculty will bring expertise in emerging research areas, such as engineering in medicine, quantum technologies, and sustainable and resilient urban systems.
The school’s facilities include four major buildings — Boelter Hall, Engineering-IV, Engineering-V and Engineering-VI. Recent renovations have added the Student Creativity Center — home to many of its student organizations, and the Innovation Laboratory — a makerspace for hands-on learning and creativity.
The school is ranked No.1 as of 2023 for its online master’s program by U.S. News & World Report.
To see what makes the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering so special, book a tour with one of our Engineering Ambassadors on campus, and download our Viewbook.
Keck Foundation Grant to Support UCLA Vision Research
By UCLA Samueli Newsroom [social_share_button]UCLA computer scientists, statisticians, mathematicians and psychologists are devising new ways of looking at the world in the new W. M. Keck Foundation Lab in Vision and Image Sciences at UCLA. Through a $670,000 grant...
UCLA Engineers Collaborate on Unique Sensor System for Film Production
By UCLA Samueli Newsroom [social_share_button]A team of computer science and electrical engineering researchers in the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science are partnering with faculty and students in UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and...
UCLA School of Engineering Alum Chosen for Prestigious Turing Award
By UCLA Samueli Newsroom [social_share_button]UCLA School of Engineering alumnus Vinton G. Cerf has been named a winner of the prestigious 2004 A.M. Turing Award, widely considered to be the computing field’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize. The award, presented...
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Professor Elected to National Academy of Engineering
By UCLA Samueli Newsroom [social_share_button]Professor Jason Speyer, mechanical and aerospace engineering, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for “the development and application of advanced techniques for optimal navigation and control of a wide...
Computer Science Professor to Receive Laureate from the University of Bologna
By UCLA Samueli Newsroom [social_share_button]Kleinrock to receive honorary Laureate degree from oldest university in the Western world Computer science professor Leonard Kleinrock will receive an honorary Laureate degree from the University of Bologna in Italy, the...
UCLA Professor to Introduce Cutting-edge Technology for Environmental Monitoring at World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland
By UCLA Samueli Newsroom [social_share_button]Professor Deborah Estrin to introduce work in embedded network sensors to an international audience at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. UCLA computer scientist Deborah Estrin, named one of Popular Science...