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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.
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 public university (No. 2 in 2021 overall) for its online master’s program by U.S. News & World Report.
UCLA computer science alumna Nithya Ramanathan, Ph.D. ’08 has been selected as a 2021 TED Fellow for her leadership in using data and technology to improve the health of people around the world.
Dylan Dickstein, a Ph.D. candidate in aerospace engineering, is back to everyday life on Earth after leading a two-week Martian simulation experiment this past spring.
The UCLA Samueli School of Engineering is proud to welcome three new faculty members to its growing roster of nearly 200 full-time professors. The recruitment
Amit Sahai, UCLA’s Symantec Professor of Computer Science, has been named a 2021 Simons Investigator, one of the most prestigious recognitions for faculty members in the prime of their research careers.
UCLA engineers have demonstrated successful integration of a novel semiconductor material into high-power computer chips to reduce heat on processors and improve their performance.
Computer science major Arjun Subramonian graduated summa cum laude in March 2021, amassing not only multiple top awards, but also raising awareness of LGBTQ+ and other underserved communities around Los Angeles.