About the School

Founded in 1965, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering educates more than 4,600 students (3,728 undergraduates and 961 graduates) with an integrative approach that blends fundamentals, research and hands-on experience. The school’s aim is to unleash innovation, create opportunities and inspire ingenuity. The Samueli School’s faculty members are leaders in their disciplines who have achieved worldwide recognition for their research and dedicated teaching. The school includes six academic departments: biomedical engineering; chemical and biomolecular engineering; civil and environmental engineering; electrical engineering and computer science; materials science and engineering; and mechanical and aerospace engineering. Under the leadership of Dean Magnus Egerstedt, the school pursues research that is timely, socially responsible and cutting edge, and works in partnership with industry and state and federal agencies to promote the transfer of research to applications that benefit society. Current research thrusts include Communications and Information Technology, Energy and Sustainability, Human Health, and Advanced Manufacturing and Materials.


To advance engineering discovery through the creation of original scholarship and research applied to societal grand challenges, to educate and train the next generation of global engineering innovators, and to provide a technological edge to industry by facilitating technology transfer and talent acquisition.


We aspire to be among the premier public engineering programs in the nation, while continuing to emphasize a personal approach that is distinctive in fostering human connections and rich in experiential learning opportunities. We aim to be a top-25 school at the forefront of cultivating knowledgeable, passionate engineers dedicated to solutions-oriented engineering.