About The School

boelter_hallFounded in 1945, the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science is recognized as a leader in engineering education, research and service. The school is known as the Birthplace of the Internet because in 1969 the very first transmission on what would become the Internet was sent from UCLA Engineering’s Boelter Hall. The school is also the birthplace of major innovations in reverse-osmosis technology for clean water, semiconductor design and development, pollution research and more. Our curriculum offers a hands-on, multidisciplinary education to prepare students to become leaders in technology and society.

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

U.S. News & World Report
• 8th among graduate programs at public universities in the U.S.
• 14th among all graduate programs in the U.S.
• 10th among undergraduate programs at public universities in the U.S.
• 18th among undergraduate programs in the U.S.
• 1st among online master’s programs in engineering in the U.S.Microsoft Academic Search
• 4th in the world for faculty papers published and cited

“Multi-disciplinary centers like UCLA are replacing industry-sponsored research labs. That’s where the biggest changes in applied research are taking place. That’s where the lion’s share of all research is migrating. That’s the future.”

– Henry Samueli ’75, MS ’76, PhD ’80, co-founder, Broadcom Corporation


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