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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.


Computer Science Professor Wins Oscar

By UCLA Samueli Newsroom [social_share_button]Computer science and engineering professor Demetri Terzopoulos wins Academy Award for Technical Achievement. By M. Abraham The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named computer science and engineering...

A New Way to See the World

By UCLA Samueli Newsroom [social_share_button]UCLA Researchers Create Low-power Vision Sensors for Embedded Networks By Marlys Amundson Vision is among the most powerful ways we have to sense the world around us. However, because of excessive power demands, embedded...

UCLA Engineering Joins Indo-US Higher Education Network

By UCLA Samueli Newsroom [social_share_button]The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has joined 20 other leading American universities including Harvard and the University of California Berkeley as part of a collaborative Indo-US university...

Harnessing the Power of the Sun for Embedded Sensor Networks

Harnessing the Power of the Sun for Embedded Sensor Networks

By UCLA Samueli Newsroom [social_share_button]Solar Energy Harvesting System Fuels Expanded Capabilities By Marlys Amundson In use around the world, solar technologies provide a number of valuable resources, including light, electricity, and cooling. Now thanks to...