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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.
Every year, the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering selects and recognizes outstanding achievements by a number of its alumni, faculty members and students who have excelled in various fields. These awardees are honored at a formal school ceremony. Due to the pandemic, the in-person award presentation
When Keji Sojobi ’07 looked up in the night sky as a child, she found herself struck by the vastness and mystery that existed in the darkness. “I think I found it sacred, even though I wouldn’t have known to use that word — that there is this
Megan McArthur’s stellar career trajectory has taken her from piloting submarines in a campus pool as an engineering student to piloting the SpaceX Crew-2 mission as a NASA astronaut. She shared her inspiring journey
These days, civil and environmental engineering doctoral student Kevin Clack spends his time investigating innovative ways to improve water resilience in arid metropolitan regions
Leonard Kleinrock, a distinguished professor of computer science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and a towering figure in the creation of the internet, has been named a 2022 Fellow of the Computer History Museum.
UCLA will be the first public university to host a Break Through Tech AI hub — part of a national program designed to teach artificial intelligence to a greater diversity of students — bringing AI education to