College and Schools / Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science

School Requirements

There are seven requirements that must be satisfied for award of a degree.

Unit Requirement

The minimum units allowed for students is between 180 and 185, depending on the program. The maximum allowed is 213 units.

After 213 quarter units, enrollment may not normally be continued in the school without special permission from the associate dean. This regulation does not apply to Departmental Scholars.

Scholarship Requirement

Students must earn at least a 2.0 (C) grade-point average in all courses taken at any UC campus. In addition, at least a 2.0 grade-point average must be achieved in total upper-division required courses and total upper-division engineering courses. See a counselor in 6426 Boelter Hall for details.

Academic Residence Requirement

Of the last 48 units completed for the BS degree, 36 must be earned in residence at the Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science on this campus. No more than 16 of the 36 units may be completed in summer sessions at UCLA.

Writing Requirement

Technical Breadth Requirement

The technical breadth requirement consists of a set of three courses providing sufficient breadth outside the student’s core program. A list of school Faculty Executive Committee-approved technical breadth requirement courses is available in the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, 6426 Boelter Hall, and deviations from that list are subject to approval by the associate dean for Academic and Student Affairs. None of the technical breadth requirement courses selected by students can be used to satisfy other major course requirements.

Ethics Requirement

The ethics and professionalism requirement is satisfied by completing one course from Engineering 181EW, 182EW, 183EW, or 185EW with a C grade or better (a C– or Passed grade is not acceptable). The course may be applied toward the Engineering Writing requirement.

General Education Requirements