Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science

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  • Jayathi Y. Murthy, Dean

Founded in 1945, the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science is committed to providing a rigorous hands-on engineering education to undergraduate and graduate students. Recognized internationally as a top program, the school is the birthplace of the Internet and has developed break­through technologies in aerospace systems, wireless communication, solar energy, clean water, and much more. As part of a great public university, the school is committed to a core mission of education, research, and service.

The Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science supports dynamic programs in traditional and new disciplines, and pursues cutting-edge research in areas such as precision medicine and bioengineering, sustainable and resilient urban design, advanced materials and manufacturing, robotics and cyberphysical systems, computer networking and cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and data management. Partnerships across campus reflect the school’s commitment to a wide range of interdisciplinary activities in health care, business, public policy, and more.

Students receive their education through traditional lectures, hands-on experience in laboratories, and assignments that develop real-world problem-solving skills. The undergraduate degree curriculum also exposes students to the humanities, social sciences, life sciences, and the arts. It includes a technical breadth requirement, designed to provide students with working knowledge of a technical field outside their major. The school emphasizes that engineers must uphold high ethical standards in creating and managing technology, and is committed to training engineers from diverse backgrounds. Opportunities exist for students to gain exposure to entrepreneurship and commercialization of technologies. Undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in industrial internships and academic research. Students are committed to a high standard of achievement and service to society, consistent with the mission of the school and UCLA.