Get involved in student clubs at UCLA Engineering

It is easy to get caught up in the rigors and pressure of academic life. Joining a student organization with an engineering focus can:

  • Keep you connected and motivated
  • Introduce you to fellow students with shared interests
  • Help you gain teamwork, communication and leadership skills
  • Allow you to build technologies and compete against other clubs
  • Connect you to company representatives, alumni and faculty

For the UCLA Student Leader Guide with information on club registration, access to resources and more, click here.

For a list of all clubs on the UCLA campus and information on registering a student organization, click here.

American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)
All engineering and science majors
sites.google.com/site/uclaaises

Providing opportunities for students to network with industry, as well as social activities.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
http://aiaa.seas.ucla.edu/

Offering company info sessions, workshops, aerospace manufacturing facility tours, and hands-on opportunities with the UCLA Rocket Project, Design/Build/Fly, and Unmanned Aerial Systems.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Chemical Engineering majors, undeclared engineering majors
http://www.aicheucla.com/

Connecting chemical engineering students with industry professionals, faculty, and peers through networking, career, and mentorship events. In Chem-E Car, students design, build, and test a vehicle powered by chemical reactions.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Civil and Environmental Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering majors. All engineering majors welcome!
http://www.ascebruins.org/

Offering opportunities to network with industry as well as hands-on experience in projects covering all areas of civil engineering.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers/ BattleBots (ASME)
Mechanical Engineers
http://asmebruins.com

Conceptualizing designs and manufacturing arena-combat robots to compete against robots created by other collegiate and professional teams.

Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects (AAAEA)
All UCLA majors
http://aaaea-ucla.com/

A non-political, non-religious association to establish ties between engineering and architecture students who have an interest in the Arab community.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Computer Science, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering majors. Anyone interested in coding is welcome.
http://www.uclaacm.com

Hack. Build. Innovate! Meet fellow developers and land your dream job.

Association for Computing Machinery-Women (ACM-W)
All who identify as women and who are interested in coding are welcome.
http://www.uclaacm.com

Holding events and addressing issues for  women and others working in the computer science industry.

Avengineering
All UCLA majors. Membership is mostly mechanical, chemical, and electrical engineers.
http://avengineering.github.io/

A community for those who tinker and have fun working on projects involving 3D printers, Arduinos, and more.

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
Bioengineering majors
http://bmes.seas.ucla.edu/

Bringing together bioengineering undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and alumni with academic, career, and social events.

Bruin Amateur Radio (W6YRA)
All UCLA majors
http://w6yra.bol.ucla.edu

An FCC-licensed amateur radio club that encourages the exchange of information and promotes radio knowledge.

Bruin Spacecraft Group
All UCLA majors
http://elfin.igpp.ucla.edu/

Launch your hardware and software into space. The ELFIN (Electron Losses and Fields Investigation CubeSat Mission) spacecraft, developed at UCLA, will be delivered for launch in 2016.

Building Engineers and Mentors (BEAM)
All UCLA majors
http://beam.ucla.edu/

Bringing STEM activities to underserved K-8 schools in Los Angeles.

California Geotechnical Engineers Association
Civil Engineering majors
http://www.calgeobruins.org

Introducing and promoting geotechnical engineering via info sessions, field trips, student projects, and social events.

Chi Epsilon (XE)
Civil Engineering majors
uclaxe@gmail.com
The national civil engineering honor society upholding member scholarship, character, practicality, and sociability.

Design/Build/Fly at UCLA
Aerospace Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering majors, all radio-controlled airplane hobbyists welcome.
http://aiaa.seas.ucla.edu/projects.html

An annual engineering competition in which students must design and fabricate a radio-controlled airplane to meet a set of performance requirements.

Engineering Ambassador Program
All Engineering majors
https://www.facebook.com/UCLAEngineers
http://seasoasa.ucla.edu/tours

Aiming to showcase the engineering undergraduate experience to prospective students and alumni by giving tours and serving as liaisons at external events.

Engineering Graduate Students Association (EGSA)
All graduate engineers
http://bruinegsa.org/
Promoting activities and communication between engineering graduate students to make the graduate experience productive, enjoyable, and fun.

Engineering Society, University of California (ESUC)
All engineering majors
http://www.esuc.ucla.edu/

The oldest engineering club on campus, ESUC serves as the umbrella organization for all clubs and holds large-scale events such as the StartUp Fair, Engineering Welcome Day and Engineers Week.

Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
All UCLA majors
https://sites.google.com/site/ewbucla/

Engaging innovative students in volunteer opportunities, locally and abroad, to play a role in designing and implementing sustainable engineering development programs.

Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering
http://hkn.ee.ucla.edu/

The UCLA chapter of the nationally recognized electrical and computer engineering honor society hosts free academic tutoring, social events, and professional job fairs.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Electrical Engineering majors, with Computer Science and Computer Science and Engineering as a secondary focus.
http://www.ieee.ucla.edu/

Enabling fun hands-on projects, professional development, and academic support.

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
Civil Engineering and Urban Planning majors
http://iteucla.wordpress.com/

Provides opportunities to meet and interact with transportation engineering professionals through field trips, speaker sessions, and conferences.

International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)
Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, any life science or physical science majors.
http://www.ispeucla.com/

Providing opportunities to network and interact with academic and industry professionals, and other students in the UCLA ISPE community.

Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association at UCLA (BruinKSEA)
All engineering and science majors
http://www.bruinksea.org/

Providing all science and engineering majors a way to connect within UCLA, and at KSEA branches in other universities.

Linux Users Group (LUG)
Computer Science, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering majors
https://linux.ucla.edu/

Promoting Linux via advocacy, support, and education.

Materials Research Society (MRS)
Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry/Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering majors, and any others interested in materials research.
Events focusing on research, meeting/networking with alumni, finding summer internships and research, and meeting fellow classmates.

MentorSEAS
All engineering majors
http://mentorship.seas.ucla.edu/

The official UCLA School of Engineering Mentorship Program.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
All engineering, math, and science majors
https://sites.google.com/site/uclansbe/
wboyce@ucla,edu
Community outreach, professional development and academic development among minority students in engineering, math, and science related fields.

Phi Sigma Rho
All Engineering majors
http://www.phirhobruins.com/

A social sorority for women in engineering and engineering technologies.

Pilipinos in Engineering (PIE)
All engineering majors
http://www.studentgroups.ucla.edu/piesociety/

Renewable Energy Club at UCLA (REC)
All engineering majors
http://www.facebook.com/groups/uclarenewable

Cultivating an understanding of the importance of renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, geothermal, hydroelectric, biofuels, etc.

Robotics Club
All engineering majors

Rocket Project at UCLA
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science majors. All other majors interested in rocketry are welcome.
http://aiaa.seas.ucla.edu/projects.html

The largest rocket engineering project at UCLA.

Society for Biomaterials at UCLA (SFB)
Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering majors. All engineering majors welcome.
http://www.seas.ucla.edu/sfb/

Offering a venue for students to network and present on their research in biomaterials.

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
All engineering and science majors
https://saseucla.wordpress.com/
Conducting workshops to help students improve professional skills, attend conferences to broaden networks and participate in outreach events.

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and SAE Baja
All engineering and science majors
http://uclaracing.org/baja/

Providing real-world, team-oriented experiences for students through designing, building, and racing an off-road vehicle.

Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists (SOLES)
All engineering and science majors
http://uclasoles.com/

Empowering the Hispanic community to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development.

Society of Petroleum Engineers
All engineering majors

Connecting students interested in the petroleum industry to professionals in the field by fostering a greater understanding of the industry.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
All engineering, mathematics, and applied sciences majors
http://www.seas.ucla.edu/swe/

Informing engineers and the general public of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers and the possibilities open to them.

Supermileage Vehicle SAE (SMV)
All engineering and science majors
http://uclaracing.org/supermileage/

Providing experience designing, manufacturing, and racing fuel-efficient prototype gasoline-powered vehicles.

Tau Beta Pi (TBP)
All engineering majors
https://tbp.seas.ucla.edu

National engineering honor society offering free drop-in tutoring and review sessions for lower division math and science courses, organizing engineering competitions, and planning mentorship and outreach events.

Technical Entrepreneurial Community (TEC)
All UCLA majors
http://tecbruins.org/

An outlet for students to be creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial.

Theta Tau
All engineering majors
http://www.thetataubruins.org/

A co-ed, professional engineering fraternity dedicated to the principles of brotherhood, professionalism, and service.

Triangle Fraternity
All engineering, architecture and science majors
http://www.bruintriangles.com/


A social fraternity of engineers, scientists and architects.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE)
Computer Science, Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering majors.
https://upe.seas.ucla.edu/

The international honor society in the computing and information disciplines, offering career development events, mentorship opportunities, and tutoring.

VEX Robotics Club @ UCLA
All engineering majors
http://roboticsclubucla.wikidot.com