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The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science includes more than 6,000 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.

UCLA Samueli is consistently ranked in the Top 10 among U.S. public engineering schools and its online program is ranked No. 1 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.

News

New terahertz-band laser offers broad tunability

New terahertz-band laser offers broad tunability

By UCLA Samueli Newsroom A UCLA-led research team has developed a laser that generates precise wavelengths of light across a large part of the terahertz light spectrumThe technology could improve drug screening equipment by...

New Faculty Join UCLA Samueli for 2019-20

New Faculty Join UCLA Samueli for 2019-20

By UCLA Samueli Newsroom The UCLA Samueli School of Engineering welcomes 11 new faculty members to its growing roster for the 2019-20 academic year. The school is undergoing its most dramatic expansion since its founding in 1945. The...

Welcome week 2019: Tips for new students

Welcome week 2019: Tips for new students

Three UCLA Samueli undergraduate students offer advice to their new peers on how to succeed – collaborate with fellow students, participate in clubs, develop good time management skills and take advantage of resources

New protective metamaterial takes hit, bounces right back

New protective metamaterial takes hit, bounces right back

Mechanical engineers at UCLA and China’s Tsinghua University have opened a new path toward reusable energy-absorbing materials – ones designed to take an impact, then bounce back to their original shape and strength. The study was published in Advanced Functional Materials.