2006-2007 Facilities and Services

Teaching and research facilities at HSSEAS are in Boelter Hall, Engineering I, and Engineering IV, located in the south of campus. Boelter Hall houses classrooms and laboratories for undergraduate and graduate instruction, the Office of Academic and Student Affairs (http://www.seasoasa.ucla.edu), the SEASnet computer facility (http://www.seas.ucla.edu/seasnet/), and offices of faculty and administration. The SEL/Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library is also in Boelter Hall. Additional faculty offices and laboratories, the Shop Services Center, and the Student and Faculty Shop are in the Engineering I building.

Library Facilities

University Library System

The UCLA Library, a campuswide network of libraries serving programs of study and research in many fields, is among the top 10 ranked research libraries in the U.S. Total collections number more than 8 million volumes, and more than 79,000 serial titles are received regularly. Some 15,000 serials and databases are electronically available, and the UCLA Library Catalog is linked to the library's homepage at http://www.library.ucla.edu.

Science and Engineering Library

Collections and services of the Science and Engineering Library (SEL) support research and programs in all departments and related institutes of HSSEAS and the Physical Sciences Division, College of Letters and Science.

The SEL site in Boelter Hall houses the engineering, mathematics, statistics, astronomy, and atmospheric and oceanic sciences collections; most public service staff and librarians; and divisions for administration, collection development and public services. Other SEL collections covering chemistry, geology-geophysics, and physics are housed in Young Hall and the Geology Building.

The SEL collection contains over 584,000 volumes, subscriptions to almost 4,900 current serials, and over 4 million technical reports. "Questions? Ask Us" online live chat, e-mail, and in-person reference assistance is provided Monday through Friday.

Faculty, students, and staff can e-mail questions to the library at sel-ref@library.ucla.edu. Librarians are available to provide instruction for teaching assignments requiring the use of library resources.

The library provides access to a variety of resources, including e-journals, e-books, and article databases, in addition to paper equivalents. Copy machines, Internet printers, and microform readers/printers are available at each SEL location. Reserve, interlibrary loan, and document delivery, as well as other services and useful engineering and science resources, are featured on the SEL website. See http://www.library.ucla.edu/sel/.


Instructional Computer Facility

HSSEAS maintains a network of 16 Sun Fire V120/V440 and Sun Enterprise 220/280 servers, 25 Sun Solaris Ultra 5 computers, six Dell Poweredge multi-processor Windows servers, two Network Appliance RAID NFS servers and four Linux RAID NFS servers connected to a high-speed backbone network. The machines function as cycle, file, and application servers to approximately 600 Unix and Microsoft Windows workstations. Four open computer laboratories and one classroom for computerized instruction house 210 of the PC workstations. Remote access to HSSEAS coursework applications is provided via Microsoft Terminal Server.

In addition, UCLA Academic Technology Services (ATS) operates a 40-node, dual-processor Beowulf cluster that is used for performing lengthy, numerically intensive computations and for programs that can utilize parallel computing resources. ATS also provides assistance to groups and individuals wishing to parallelize their codes or establish their own local Beowulf cluster.

The school's manufacturing engineering program operates a group of workstations dedicated to CAD/CAM instruction, and the Computer Science Department operates a network of SUN, PC, and Macintosh computers. The school is connected via high-speed networks to the Internet, and computing resources at the national supercomputer centers are available.

Shop Services Center

The Shop Services Center is available to faculty, staff, and students for projects.

Continuing Education

UCLA Extension

Department of Engineering, Information Systems, and Technical Management

Frank E. Burris, Ph.D., Director
William R. Goodin, Ph.D., Associate Director

The UCLA Extension (UNEX) Department of Engineering, Information Systems, and Technical Management (540 UNEX, 10995 Le Conte Avenue) provides one of the nation's largest selections of continuing engineering education programs. A short course program of 141 annual offerings draws participants from around the world for two- to five-day intensive programs.

The acclaimed Technical Management Program holds its seventy-second offering in September 2006 and seventy-third in March 2007.

The Information Systems program--offering 223 classes annually, including six certificate programs and three sequential programs in evening, day, weekend, and online formats--covers a broad range of information technologies.

Each year, the department offers 131 classes in engineering disciplines that include manufacturing engineering, electrical engineering, astronautical engineering, construction management, and PE review classes. In addition, 108 technical management offerings complement the engineering offerings. Most engineering and technical management classes are in a quarter-length, evening format. In addition, many of the technical management classes are now available online. Call (310) 825-3344 for short course programs, (310) 825-3858 for the Technical Management Program, (310) 825-4100 for information systems programs, and (310) 206-1548 for engineering or technical management classes, or fax (310) 206-2815. See http://www.uclaextension.edu.

Career Services

The UCLA Career Center assists HSSEAS undergraduate and graduate students and alumni in exploring career possibilities, preparing for graduate and professional school, obtaining employment and internship leads, and developing skills for conducting a successful job search.

Services include career consulting and counseling, skills assessments, workshops, employer information sessions, and a multimedia collection of career planning and job search resources. Bruinview™ provides seniors and graduate students with opportunities to meet one-on-one with employers seeking entry-level job candidates and offers 24-hour access to hundreds of current full-time, part-time, seasonal, and internship positions. An annual career fair for HSSEAS students is held Fall Quarter, and HSSEAS students are also welcomed at all Career Center-sponsored job fairs.

The Career Center staff also provides consultation services to HSSEAS student organizations. Engineering and Science career services are available at the UCLA Career Center, 501 Westwood Plaza, Strathmore Building, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, by appointment only. For more information call (310) 206-1915 or see http://career.ucla.edu.

Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center

The Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center (Student Health Service) is the campus health service and an outpatient health facility for all registered UCLA students. Most services are subsidized by registration fees, but there are minimal fees for all services. Visit, core laboratory, and X-ray fees for students with the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) are written off by SHIP. There are co-pays for pharmaceuticals. Service fees for students without SHIP are billed directly to students' BAR accounts.

If students withdraw during a term, the Ashe Center continues to be available for the remainder of the term on a full-fee basis from the date of withdrawal. If students withdraw with no refund, SHIP is maintained and services remain available as described above.

The cost of services received outside the Ashe Center is each student's financial responsibility. Students who waive out of the UCLA Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) need to ensure that they are enrolled in a plan adequate to cover expenses incurred outside of the Ashe Center.

Office hours during the academic year are weekdays 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. except Friday, when service begins at 9 a.m. Patients without appointments (walk-ins) are seen on the first floor. Patients with appointments are seen on the first, second, or third floor. Physical therapy and the insurance office are on the fourth floor. Located at 221 Westwood Plaza; see http://www.studenthealth.ucla.edu.

For emergency care when the Ashe Center is closed, students may obtain treatment at the UCLA Medical Center Emergency Room on a fee-for-service basis. It is the student's responsibility to have insurance billed.

Services for Students with Disabilities

The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) provides a wide range of academic support services to regularly enrolled students with documented permanent or temporary disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and University policies. Academic support services are determined for each student based on specific disability-based requirements. Services include campus orientation and accessibility, note takers, readers, sign language interpreters, Learning Disability Program, registration assistance, test-taking facilitation, special parking assistance, real-time captioning, assistive listening devices, on-campus transportation, adaptive equipment, support groups and workshops, tutorial referral, special materials, housing assistance, referral to UCLA's Disabilities and Computing Program, and processing of California Department of Rehabilitation authorizations. There is no fee for any of these services. All contacts and assistance are handled confidentially. Located at A255 Murphy Hall, voice (310) 825-1501, TDD (310) 206-6083; see http://www.saonet.ucla.edu/osd/.