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.
UCLA Society of Women Engineers Wins National Gold Mission Award
UCLA’s chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has been honored with the national
organization’s WE22 Gold Mission Award, a first for the UCLA student-led group.
UCLA Engineering Professor Receives Mark Foundation for Cancer Research Award
Aaron Meyer, an assistant professor of bioengineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, has received a 2023 Emerging Leader Award
UCLA Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Awarded Okawa Foundation Grant
Assistant professor Yuan Tian of the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering has received an Okawa Foundation Research Grant, which is awarded to researchers
UCLA Engineering Alumnus and Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf Featured in Wall Street Journal
Vint Cerf, M.S. ’70, Ph.D. ’72, who along with Robert Kahn developed the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) that has allowed computers to exchange data and sparked the creation of today’s internet
UCLA Engineering Student Earns NASA Grant for Research in Heat Transfer Technology
Zachary Wong ’20, M.S. ’22, a mechanical engineering Ph.D. candidate at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, received a 2022 NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities grant
Tiny Implantable Device Designed by UCLA Scientists Helps Kill Cancer
Many solid tumors resist treatment in part by turning human biology against itself. Tumors surround themselves with extra white blood cells known as regulatory T cells