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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 public university (No. 2 in 2021 overall) 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 Engineers Develop Phage Therapy to Kill Bacteria

UCLA Engineers Develop Phage Therapy to Kill Bacteria

Bacterial infections are becoming increasingly difficult to treat due to antibiotic resistance built up by bacteria as they evolve and adapt to medication. UCLA biomolecular engineers and their colleagues are developing an alternative therapy

UCLA Engineering 2021  Alumnus of the Year

UCLA Engineering 2021 Alumnus of the Year

Over his 30-year career in the semiconductor industry, including the last decade as CEO of Silicon Labs, a global technology company. Tyson’s focus has always been about trying to simplify the connection of things, information, networks and people. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuttle received a bachelor’s degree

Lifetime Contribution Award

Lifetime Contribution Award

For his entire 45-year professional career, including more than 30 at UCLA, Enrique Ainsworth has been a much-admired innovator, leader, mentor and champion for increasing diversity in STEM fields by designing evidence-based academic support for engineering students from groups that are underrepresented