General Information

Facilities and Services

Teaching and research facilities at HSSEAS are in Boelter Hall, Engineering I, Engineering IV, and Engineering V, located in the southern part of the UCLA campus. Boelter Hall houses classrooms and laboratories for undergraduate and graduate instruction, the Office of Academic and Student Affairs (, the SEASnet computer facility (, and offices of faculty and administration. The SEL/Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library is also in Boelter Hall. The Shop Services Center and the Student and Faculty Shop are in the Engineering I building. The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) building hosts additional HSSEAS collaborative research activities.

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 nearly 80,000 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

Science and Engineering Library

The SEL/Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Collection in Boelter Hall houses the engineering, mathematics, statistics, astronomy, and atmospheric and oceanic sciences collections, as well as most librarian and staff offices; and the administrative, collection development, and public services divisions. In addition, the library provides laptop checkout, two group study rooms, a presentation rehearsal studio, and a research commons for collaborative projects.

The SEL/Chemistry collection in Young Hall contains complementary materials in chemistry and physics. Although this collection is closed to the public, its materials can be requested in person at the Geology-Geophysics Collection. The SEL/Geology-Geophysics Collection, located at 4697 Geology Building, focuses on earth and space sciences with materials in geochemistry, geology, hydrology, tectonics, water resources, geophysics, and space physics.

The SEL collection contains over 585,000 print volumes, subscribes to almost 4,900 current serials in print and/or electronic formats, and includes over 4 million technical reports. In addition to e-journals, the library provides Web access to article databases covering each discipline and several thousand e-books.

Faculty, students, and staff can e-mail questions to the library at In addition, online live chat and in-person reference assistance is provided Monday through Friday. To contact a librarian, use one of the “? Questions” links on any library webpage. The SEL website, located at, highlights other library services including course reserves, laptop lending, interlibrary loan, document delivery and other services, and useful engineering Web resources. Librarians are available for consultations and to provide course-related instruction.


Instructional Computer Facility

HSSEAS maintains a network of over 120 Sun Fire and Enterprise servers, Dell PowerEdge Windows servers, Network Appliance RAID NFS servers, and Linux RAID NFS servers connected to a high-speed backbone network. The machines function as cycle, file, and application servers to approximately 630 Unix and Microsoft Windows workstations for administrative and instructional support. Four open computer laboratories and one classroom for computerized instruction house 210 PC workstations and a smaller Linux laboratory. Remote access to HSSEAS coursework applications is provided via Microsoft Terminal Server.

Student and faculty access to retail Microsoft software through the Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance (MSDNAA) program and MathType software through an HSSEAS download service are available at no charge. Faculty and staff have access to Microsoft Office software at no charge through the HSSEAS download service and the Microsoft Consolidated Campus Agreement (MCCA). Autodesk and Dreamspark programs offer additional software at no charge to all UCLA students.

UCLA Academic Technology Services (ATS) operates high-performance computer clusters that provide cluster hosting services to campus researchers in a way that effectively manages the limited high-end data center space on campus. They offer help to researchers who need assistance in numerically intensive computing by speeding up long-running serial or parallel programs or by parallelizing existing serial code. A UCLA Grid Portal and other high-performance computing resources are also available.

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

Varaz Shahmirian, 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 150 annual offerings draws participants from around the world for two- to five-day intensive programs. Many of these short courses are also offered on-site at companies and government agencies; see The acclaimed Technical Management Program holds its 80th offering in September 2010 and 81st in March 2011. See

The Information Systems program offers over 100 courses annually in systems analysis, applications programming, database management, linux/unix, operating systems, and web technology.

The engineering program offers over 200 courses annually, including 10 certificate programs in astronautical engineering, construction management, communication systems, digital signal processing, manufacturing engineering, project management, contract management, government cost estimating and pricing, supply chain management, and recycling and solid waste management. In addition, the department offers EIT and PE review courses in mechanical, civil, and chemical engineering. Most engineering and technical management courses are offered evenings on the UCLA campus, or are available online. See

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 undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to meet one-on-one with employers seeking entry-level job candidates and offers 24-hour access to thousands of current full-time, part-time, seasonal, and internship positions. Annual career fairs for HSSEAS students are held in Fall and Winter quarters, 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. 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 and for drop-in counseling sessions. For more information call (310) 206-1915 or see

Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center

The Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center is a full-service medical clinic available to all registered UCLA students. Its clinical staff of physicians, nurse practioners, and nurses is board-certified. It offers primary care, specialty clinics, and physical and occupational therapy. The center has its own pharmacy, optometry, radiology, and laboratory. Visit, core laboratory test, and X-ray fees are all no-charge for students with the UCLA Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). Students with SHIP pay lower co-pays for prescriptions filled at the Ashe Center pharmacy. The plan year deductible is waived for network provider office visits, diagnostic X-rays, lab, CT, MRI, and payable emergency room facility fees. The deductible applies to all other services, including at the Ashe Center acupuncture, casts, devices, immunizations, injections, urgent care facility, and physical and occupational therapy. All fees incurred at the Ashe Center are billed directly to students’ BAR accounts.

If a student withdraws, is dismissed, has registration fees cancelled, or takes a leave of absence during a term, he or she continues to be eligible for health services for the remainder of the term at full cost. If a student with SHIP withdraws with a less than 100% refund, SHIP continues through the remainder of the term.

The cost of services received outside the Ashe Center is each student’s financial responsibility. Students who waive SHIP need to ensure that they are enrolled in a plan qualified to cover expenses incurred outside of the Ashe Center, and are responsible for knowing the benefits of and local providers for their medical plan.

For emergency care when the Ashe Center is closed, students may call nurse line telephone triage services at (866) 704-9660, or obtain treatment at the UCLA Medical Center Emergency Room or the nearest emergency room on a fee-for-service basis. It is the student’s responsibility to have insurance billed. A student with SHIP must have follow-up visits, after emergencies, in the Ashe Center. If care cannot be provided in the Ashe Center, the Ashe Center clinician will give the student a written referral to a network provider.

The Ashe Center website processes students’ proof of immunity to Hepatitis B prior to enrollment. Information about this requirement is available on the Ashe website; for questions, send e-mail to

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. Located at 221 Westwood Plaza (next to John Wooden Center), (310) 825-4073; see

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

Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars

The Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars assists international students with questions about immigration, employment, government regulations, financial aid, academic and administrative procedures, cultural adjustment, and personal matters. The center provides visa assistance for faculty, researchers, and postdoctoral scholars. It also offers programming to meet the needs of the campus multicultural population. Located at 106 Bradley International Hall; see

Fees and Financial Support

Fees and Expenses

The 2010-11 annual UCLA student fees listed below are current as of publication. See the quarterly Schedule of Classes for breakdown by term or see for updates.

Students who are not legal residents of California (out-of-state and international students) pay a nonresident tuition fee. See the UCLA General Catalog appendix or the frequent questions residence section at for information on how to determine residence for tuition purposes; further inquiries may be directed to the Residence Deputy, 1113 Murphy Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024-1429.

In addition to the fees listed, students should be prepared to pay living expenses for the academic period.


Fees are subject to revision without notice.


Graduate Students

Undergraduate Students






Student Services (formerly University Registration) Fee

$      900.00

$      900.00

$      900.00

$      900.00

Educational Fee





Undergraduate Students Association Fee





Green Initiative Fee










Graduate Students Association Fee





Graduate Center Writing Fee





Ackerman Student Union Fee





Ackerman/Kerckhoff Seismic Fee





Wooden Center Fee





Student Programs, Activities, and





Resources Complex Fee





Student Health Insurance Plan





Nonresident Tuition





Total mandatory fees

$ 12,579.83

$ 27,681.83

$ 11,867.94

$ 34,746.94

Living Accommodations

Housing in Los Angeles, both on and off campus, is in great demand. Students should make arrangements early.

The Community Housing Office, 360 De Neve Drive, Box 951495, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1495, (310) 825-4491,, provides information and current listings for University-owned apartments, cooperatives, private apartments, roommates, rooms in private homes, room and board in exchange for work, and short-term housing. A current BruinCard or a letter of acceptance and valid photo identification card are required for service.

For information on residence halls and suites, contact UCLA Housing Services, 360 De Neve Drive, Box 951381, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1381, (310) 206-7011; see Newly admitted students are sent UCLA Housing , which describes costs, locations, and eligibility for both private and UCLA-sponsored housing.

Financial Aid

Undergraduate Students

Financial aid at UCLA includes scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study programs. Applications for each academic year are available in January. The priority application deadline for financial aid for the 2011-12 academic year is March 2, 2011. With the exception of certain scholarships, awards are based on need as determined by national financial aid criteria. California residents must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). International students in their first year are ineligible for aid. Continuing undergraduate international students are asked to submit a separate Financial Aid Application for International Students.

Information on UCLA financial aid pro-grams is available at the Financial Aid Office, A129J Murphy Hall, (310) 206-0400; see


All UCLA undergraduate scholarship awards are made on a competitive basis, with consideration given to academic excellence, achievement, scholastic promise, and financial need. Scholarships are awarded to entering and continuing undergraduates. The term and amount of the award vary; students are expected to maintain academic excellence in their coursework.

Regents Scholarships are awarded to students with an outstanding academic record and a high degree of promise. Regents Scholars receive a yearly honorarium if they have no financial need. If financial need is established, other scholarships and/or grants are awarded to cover that need. Need is determined according to financial aid criteria legislated by Congress.

HSSEAS Scholarships are awarded to entering and continuing undergraduate students based on criteria including financial need, academic excellence, community service, extracurricular activities, and research achievement. The school works with alumni, industry, and individual donors to establish scholarships to benefit engineering students. In 2009-10, HSSEAS awarded more than 75 undergraduate scholarship awards totaling more than $125,000. The majority of these scholarships are publicized in the Fall, with additional scholarships promoted throughout the academic year as applicable. For more information on all available scholarships, see


Cal Grants A and B are awarded by the California Student Aid Commission to entering and continuing undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens and California residents. Based on financial need and academic achievement, these awards are applied toward educational and registration fees.

Federal Pell Grants are federal aid awards designed to provide financial assistance to those who need funds to attend post-high school educational institutions. Under-graduate students who are U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens are required by the University to apply.

Detailed information on other grants for students with demonstrated need is available from the Financial Aid Office, A129J Murphy Hall, (310) 206-0400,

Federal Family Education Loan Program

Federal loans are available to undergraduate or graduate students who are U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens and who are carrying at least a half-time academic workload. Information on loan programs is available from the Financial Aid Office, A129J Murphy Hall, or on the web at

When graduating, transferring, withdrawing, or taking a leave of absence, UCLA students who have received campus-based loans must complete an exit interview with Student Loan Services. The exit interview is provided to help students better understand and plan for loan repayment. Failure to complete an exit interview results in a hold being placed on all university services and records. In addition, if the campus-based loans become delinquent following separation from UCLA, all university services and records will be withheld. For further information concerning loan repayment, visit the Student Loan Services Office, A227 Murphy Hall, (310) 825-9864; see

Work-Study Programs

Under Federal Work-Study, the federal government pays a portion of the hourly wage and the employer contributes the balance. When possible, work is related to student educational objectives. Hourly pay rates comply with minimum wage laws and vary with the nature of the work, experience, and capabilities. Employment may be on or off campus. To be eligible, undergraduate and graduate students must demonstrate financial need and be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Submission of the financial aid application is required.

Community Service is a component of the Federal Work-Study program. Students who secure a community service position are eligible to petition for an increase in work-study funds of up to $5,000 while at the same time reducing their Perkins and/or Stafford loan by the amount of the increase. Most community service positions are located off campus.

Students must be enrolled at least half-time (6 units for undergraduates, 4 for graduate students) and not be appointed at more than 50 percent time while employed at UCLA. Students not carrying the required units or who exceed 50 percent time employment are subject to Social Security or Medicare taxation.

Graduate Students

A high percentage of HSSEAS graduate students receive departmental financial support.

Merit-Based Support

Three major types of merit-based support are available in the school:

  1. Fellowships from University, private, or corporate funds.
  2. Employment as a teaching assistant.
  3. Employment as a graduate student researcher.

Fellowships usually provide stipends competitive with those of other major universities, plus registration and nonresident tuition fees (where applicable). These stipends may be supplemented by a teaching assistantship or graduate student researcher appointment. The awards are generally reserved for new students.

Teaching assistantships are awarded to students on the basis of scholarship and promise as teachers. Appointees serve under the supervision of regular faculty members.

Graduate student researcher (GSR) appointments are awarded to students on the basis of scholastic achievement and promise as creative scholars. Appointees perform research under the supervision of a faculty member in research work. Full-time employment in summer and interterm breaks is possible, depending on the availability of research funds from contracts or grants.

Since a graduate student researcher appointment constitutes employment in the service of a particular faculty member who has a grant, students must take the initiative in obtaining desired positions.

GSR appointments are generally awarded after one year of study at UCLA.

Applicants for departmental financial support must be accepted for admission to HSSEAS in order to be considered in the 2008-09 competition. Applicants should check the deadline for submitting the UCLA Application for Graduate Admission and the Fellowship Application for Entering Graduate Students with their preferred department.

Need-Based Aid

Unlike the awards above, which are based solely on merit and administered by HSSEAS, the University also provides work-study and low-interest loans based on financial need exclusively.

Need-based awards are administered by the Financial Aid Office in A129J Murphy Hall. Financial aid applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Continuing graduate students should contact the Financial Aid Office in December 2008 for information on 2009-10 application procedures.

International graduate students are not eligible for need-based University financial aid nor for long-term student loans.

School of Engineering Fellowships

Fellowship packages offered by HSSEAS may include fellowship contributions from the following sources:

AT&T Fellowships. Supports doctoral study in electrical engineering; must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident; optional summer research at AT&T

Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) Fellowship. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; supports study in chemical engineering

William and Mary Beedle Fellowship. Department of Chemical Biomolecular Engineering; supports study in chemical engineering

John J. and Clara C. Boelter Fellowship. Supports study in engineering

Leon and Alyne Camp Fellowship. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; supports study in engineering; must be U.S. citizen

Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; supports doctoral students

Deutsch Company Fellowship. Supports engineering research on problems that aid “small business” in Southern California

IBM Doctoral Fellowship. Supports doctoral study in computer science

Intel Fellowship. Department of Computer Science; supports doctoral study in selected areas of computer science

Intel Fellowship. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; supports doctoral students

Les Knesel Scholarship Fund. Department of Materials Science and Engineering; supports master’s or doctoral students in ceramic engineering

T.H. Lin Graduate Fellowship. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; supports study in the area of structures

Microsoft Fellowship. Supports doctoral study in computer science

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM) Fellowships. Supports study in engineering and science to highly qualified individuals from communities where human capital is virtually untapped

NCR Fellowship. Department of Computer Science; supports doctoral study in computer science

Martin Rubin Scholarship. Supports two undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in structural engineering

Henry Samueli Fellowship. Department of Electrical Engineering; supports master’s and doctoral students

Henry Samueli Fellowship. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; supports master’s and doctoral students

Sun Microsystems Fellowship. Department of Computer Science; supports incoming graduate students in computer science

Texaco Scholarship. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; supports research in the area of environmental engineering

Many other companies in the area also make arrangements for their employees to work part-time and to study at UCLA for advanced degrees in engineering or computer science. In addition, the Graduate Division offers other fellowship packages including the Dissertation Year and Graduate Opportunity Fellowships.

Special Programs, Activities, and Awards

Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity

The HSSEAS Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity (CEED) seeks to create a community of collaborative and sustainable partnerships that increase academic opportunities for urban, disadvantaged, and underrepresented students. CEED supports precollege students in science, engineering, mathematics, and technology curricula, and focuses on engineering and computer science at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Precollege Outreach Programs

Science and Mathematics Achievement and Research Training for Students (SMARTS). A six-week commuter summer program, SMARTS provides a diverse group of up to 50 10th and 11th graders with rigorous inquiry-based engineering, mathematics, and science enrichment. Students receive an introduction to the scientific process and to laboratory-based investigation through the Research Apprentice Program, sponsored by faculty and graduate research mentors in engineering.

MESA Schools Program (MSP). Through CEED, HSSEAS partners with middle and high school principals to implement MSP services, which focus on outreach and student development in engineering, mathematics, science, and technology. At individual school sites, four mathematics and science teachers serve as MSP advisers and coordinate the activities and instruction for 917 students. Advisers work as a team to deliver services that include SAT preparation. MSP prepares students for regional engineering and science competitions and provides an individual academic planning program, academic excellence workshops, CEED undergraduate mentors, field trips, and exposure to high-tech careers. The MSP goal is to increase the numbers of urban and educationally underserved students who are competitively eligible for UC admission, particularly in engineering and computer science.

Students are provided academic planning, SAT preparation, career exploration, and other services starting at the elementary school level through college. HSSEAS/CEED currently serves 18 schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District and four schools in the Inglewood Unified School District.

Undergraduate Programs

CEED currently supports some 260 underrepresented and educationally disadvantaged engineering students. Components of the undergraduate program include

CEED Summer Bridge. A two-week intensive residential summer program, CEED Summer Bridge provides advanced preparation and exposure for Fall Quarter classes in mathematics, chemistry, and computer science.

Freshman Orientation Course. Designed to give CEED freshmen exposure to the engineering profession, “Engineering 87—Engineering Disciplines” also teaches the principles of effective study and team/community-building skills, and research experiences.

Academic Excellence Workshops (AEW). Providing an intensive mathematics/science approach to achieving mastery through collaborative learning and facilitated study groups, workshops meet twice a week for two hours and are facilitated by a Ph.D. student.

Bridge Review for Enhancing Engineering Students (BREES). Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). A 14-day intensive summer program designed to provide CEED students with the skills and knowledge to gain sufficient mastery, understanding, and problem solving skills in the core engineering courses. Current CEED students and incoming CEED transfer students take part in lectures and collaborative, problem-solving workshops facilitated by UCLA graduate students.

Research Intensive Series in Engineering for Underrepresented Populations (RISE-UP). During the summer of 2005, UCLA CEED began its Research Intensive Series in Engineering for Underrepresented Populations (RISE-UP). The purpose of this program is to keep engineer-ing and computing students, particularly from underrepresented groups, interested in the fun of learning through a process in which faculty participate. The ultimate goal of this program is to encourage these young scholars to go on to graduate school and perhaps the professoriate.

Academic Advising and Counseling. A CEED counselor assists in the selection of course combinations, professors, and course loads and meets regularly with students to assess progress and discuss individual concerns.

Tutoring. Review sessions and tutoring are provided for several upper division engineering courses.

Career Development. Presentations by corporate representatives and field trips to major company locations are offered. Other services include summer and full-time job placement and assistance.

Cluster Systems. Common class sections that team students, Cluster Systems facilitate group study and successful academic excellence workshops.

Student Study Center: A complex with a study area open 24 hours a day, the Student Study Center also houses a computer room and is used for tutoring, presentations, and engineering student organizations.

STEP-UP. Funded by the National Science Foundation, STEP for Underutilized Populations (STEP-UP) is a regional initiative designed to increase the number of students from Los Angeles urban core populations obtaining baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Awarded in Fall 2004, this five-year, $1.8 million inter-institutional and multi-disciplinary initiative is led by the UCLA Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. Regional partners include California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) and a number of community colleges in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The U.S. production of domestic engineers and physical scientists has declined since the high point of the mid-1980s, while that of other countries has increased dramatically. The fastest-growing segments of the U.S. population need to be prepared to enter these vital fields.

Nearly 82 percent of the 740,000 K-12 students in the Los Angeles Unified School District are African-American and Latino, yet a miniscule number of these students attempt post-secondary STEM fields, and fewer enroll in and complete degrees in these areas. The UCLA STEP-UP project provides academic learning communities and career-oriented intervention programs to improve access, counseling, and preparation for students with high interest in these subjects. The NSF has funded over 30 STEP projects across the country to address the growing imbalance between the need for technical talent and the U.S. production of engineers and computer and physical scientists.The NSF goal is to strengthen national and economic security by increasing the number of engineers from populations that under-participate in these fields.

Scholarships/Financial Aid

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science also participates in the NACME and GEM scholarships. The CEED Industry Advisory Board and support network provide significant contributions to program services and scholar-ships. Information may be obtained from the CEED director.

Student Organizations

UCLA CEED supports student chapters of three engineering organizations: the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and the Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists (SOLES), the UCLA chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). These organizations are vital elements of the program.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Entering its 20th year on campus, AISES encourages American Indians to pursue careers as scientists and engineers while preserving their cultural heritage. The goal of AISES is to promote unity and cooperation and to provide a basis for the advancement of American Indians while providing financial assistance and educational opportunities. AISES devotes most of its energy to its outreach program where members conduct monthly science academies with elementary and precollege students from Indian Reservations. Serving as mentors and role models for younger students enables UCLA AISES students to further develop professionalism and responsibility while maintaining a high level of academics and increasing cultural awareness.

National Society of Black Engineers

Chartered in 1980 to respond to the shortage of blacks in science and engineering fields and to promote academic excellence among black students in these disciplines, NSBE provides academic assistance, tutoring, and study groups while sponsoring ongoing activities such as guest speakers, company tours, and participation in UCLA events such as Career Day and Engineers Week. NSBE also assists students with employment. Through the various activities sponsored by NSBE, students develop leadership and interpersonal skills while enjoying the college experience. UCLA NSBE was recently named national chapter of the year for small chapters by the national organization. See

Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists

Recognized as the national chapter of the year five times over the past ten years years by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), SOLES promotes engineering as a viable career option for Latino students. SOLES is committed to the advancement of Latinos in engineering and science through endeavors to stimulate intellectual pursuit through group studying, tutoring, and peer counseling for all members. This spirit is carried into the community with active recruitment of high school students into the field of engineering.

SOLES also strives to familiarize the UCLA community with the richness and diversity of the Latino culture and the scientific accomplishments of Latinos. SOLES organizes cultural events such as Latinos in Science, Cinco de Mayo, and cosponsors the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Day with AISES and NSBE. By participating in campus events such as Career Day and Engineers Week, the organization’s growing membership strives to fulfill the needs of the individual and the community. See

Women in Engineering

Women make up about 19 percent of the undergraduate and 18 percent of HSSEAS graduate enrollment. Today’s opportunities for women in engineering are excellent, as both employers and educators try to change the image of engineering as a “males only” field. Women engineers are in great demand in all fields of engineering.

Society of Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), recognizing that women in engineering are still a minority, has established a UCLA student chapter that sponsors field trips and engineering-related speakers (often professional women) to introduce the various options available to women engineers. The UCLA chapter of SWE, in conjunction with other Los Angeles schools, also publishes an annual résumé book to help women students find jobs and presents a career day for women high school students. See

Student and Honorary Societies

Professionally related societies and activities at UCLA provide valuable experience in leadership, service, recreation, and personal satisfaction. The faculty of the school encourages students to participate in such societies and activities where they can learn more about the engineering profession in a more informal setting than the classroom. For more information, see

EGSA Engineering Graduate Students Association

ESUC Engineering Society, University of California. Umbrella organization for all the engineering and technical societies at UCLA

ACM Association for Computing Machinery

AIAA American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

AIChE American Institute of Chemical Engineers

AISES American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Amateur Radio Club

ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers

ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers

BMES Biomedical Engineering Society

Bruin Amateur Radio Club

Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society

CSGSC Computer Science Graduate Student Committee

Eta Kappa Nu Electrical engineering honor society

EWB Engineers Without Borders

FEED Forum for Energy Economics and Development

IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

ISPE International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering

LUG Linux Users Group

MRS Materials Research Society

NSBE National Society of Black Engineers

Phi Sigma Rho Engineering social sorority

PIE Pilipinos in Engineering

Robotics Club

Senior Class Campaign

SAE Society of Automotive Engineers

SOLES Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists

SWE Society of Women Engineers

Tau Beta Pi Engineering honor society

Triangle Social fraternity of engineers, architects, and scientists

Upsilon Pi International honor society for

Epsilon the computing and information disciplines

Student Representation

The student body takes an active part in shaping policies of the school through elected student representatives on the school’s Executive Committee.

Prizes and Awards

Each year, certificates and award monies are presented at the HSSEAS annual commencement ceremony to recognize outstanding students who have contributed to the school.

The Russell R. O’Neill Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to an upper division student in good academic standing who has made outstanding contributions through service to the undergraduate student body, student organizations, the school, and to the advancement of the undergraduate engineering program, through service and participation in extracurricular activities.

The Harry M. Showman Engineering Prize is awarded to a UCLA engineering student or students who most effectively communicate the achievements, research results, or social significance of any aspect of engineering to a student audience, the engineering professions, or the general public.

The Engineering Achievement Award for Student Welfare is given to undergraduate and graduate engineering students who have made outstanding contributions to student welfare through participation in extracurricular activities and who have given outstanding service to the campus community.

Additional awards may be given to those degree candidates who have achieved academic excellence. Criteria may include such items as grade-point average, creativity, research, and community service.

Departmental Scholar Program

The school may nominate exceptionally promising juniors and seniors as Departmental Scholars to pursue bachelor’s and master’s degree programs simultaneously.

Minimum qualifications include the completion of 24 courses (96 quarter units) at UCLA, or the equivalent at a similar institution, the current minimum grade-point average required for honors at graduation, and the requirements in preparation for the major. To obtain both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Departmental Scholars fulfill the requirements for each program. Students may not use any one course to fulfill requirements for both degrees.

For details, consult the Office of Academic and Student Affairs in 6426 Boelter Hall well in advance of application dates for admission to graduate standing.

Official Publications

This Announcement of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science contains detailed information about the school, areas of study, degree programs, and course listings. The UCLA General Catalog (, however, is the official and binding document for the guidance of students. UCLA students are responsible for complying with all University rules, regulations, policies, and procedures described in the catalog.

For rules and regulations on graduate study, see

Grading Policy

Instructors should announce their complete grading policy in writing at the beginning of the term, along with the syllabus and other course information, and make that policy available on the course website. Once the policy is announced, it should be applied consistently for the entire term.

Grade Disputes

If students believe that they have been graded unfairly, they should first discuss the issue with the instructor of the course. If the dispute cannot be resolved between the student and the instructor, the student may refer the issue to the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, 6426 Boelter Hall.

The associate dean may form an ad hoc committee to review the complaint. The ad hoc committee members are recommended by the appropriate department chair and the associate dean. The student receives a copy of the ad hoc committee’s report as well as a copy of the associate dean’s recommendation. The student’s file will contain no reference to the dispute.

The associate dean informs the students of their rights with respect to complaints and appeals at UCLA.


The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State Laws and University Policies, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth), physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services (including membership, application for membership, performance of service, application for service, or obligation for service in the uniformed services). The University also prohibits sexual harassment. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in University programs and activities.

Inquiries regarding the University’s student-related nondiscrimination policies may be directed to the UCLA Campus Counsel, 3149 Murphy Hall, Box 951405, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1405, (310) 825-4042.

Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination on the basis of disability covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 may be directed to Monroe Gorden, ADA and 504 Compliance, A239 Murphy Hall, UCLA, Box 951405, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1405, voice (310) 825-1514, TTY (310) 206-3349;

Students may complain of any action which they believe discriminates against them on the ground of race, color, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age and may contact the Office of the Dean of Students, 1206 Murphy Hall, and/or refer to Section 111.00 of the University of California Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students (available in 1206 Murphy Hall or at for further information and procedures.


Sexual Harassment

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community where all persons who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in an atmosphere free from all forms of harassment, exploitation, or intimidation. Every member of the University community should be aware that the University is strongly opposed to sexual harassment and that such behavior is prohibited both by law and by University policy. The University will respond promptly and effectively to reports of sexual harassment and will take appropriate action to prevent, correct and, if necessary, discipline behavior that violates this policy. See


Sexual, racial, and other forms of harassment, are defined as follows:

Harassment is defined as conduct that is so severe and/or pervasive, and objectively offensive, in that so substantially impairs a person’s access to University programs or activities, that the person is effectively denied equal access to the University’s resources and opportunities on the basis of her or his race, color, national or ethnic origin, alien niche, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or perceived membership in any of these classifications.

When employed by the University of California, and acting within the course and scope of that employment, students are subject to the University of California Policy on Sexual Harassment. Otherwise, the above paragraph is the applicable standard for harassment by students.

For both student and/or employee sexual harassment, refer to the University of California Procedures for Responding to Reports of Sexual Harassment.

Complaint Resolution

Experience has demonstrated that many complaints of sexual harassment can be effectively resolved through informal intervention. Individuals who experience what they consider to be sexual harassment are advised to confront the alleged offender immediately and firmly.

Additionally, an individual who believes that she or he has been sexually harassed may contact the Sexual Harassment Coordinator in 2241 Murphy Hall or a Sexual Harassment Information Center counselor for help and information regarding sexual harassment complaint resolution or grievance procedures at one of the locations listed below as determined by the complainant’s status at the University at the time of the alleged incident:

  1. Campus Human Resources/Employee and Labor Relations, Manager, 200 UCLA Wilshire Center, (310) 794-0860
  2. Campus Human Resources/Staff and Faculty Counseling Center, Coordinator, 380 UCLA Wilshire Center, (310) 794-0248
  3. Center for Student Programming, Associate Director, 105 Kerckhoff Hall, (310) 206-8817
  4. Chancellor’s Office, Sexual Harassment Coordinator, 2241 Murphy Hall, (310) 206-3417
  5. Counseling and Psychological Services, Director, 221 Wooden Center West, (310) 825-0768
  6. David Geffen School of Medicine, Dean’s Office, Special Projects Director, 12-138 Center for the Health Sciences, (310) 794-1958
  7. Graduate Division, Office Manager, 1237 Murphy Hall, (310) 206-3269
  8. Healthcare Human Resources, Employee Relations Manager, 400 UCLA Wilshire Center, (310) 794-0500
  9. Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Campus Resource Center, Director, B36 Student Activities Center, (310) 206-3628
  10. Office of the Dean of Students, Assistant Dean of Students, 1206 Murphy Hall, (310) 825-3871
  11. Office of Ombuds Services, 105 Strathmore Building, (310) 825-7627; 52-025 Center for the Health Sciences, (310) 206-2427
  12. Office of Residential Life, Judicial Affairs Coordinator, 205 Bradley Hall, (310) 825-3401
  13. Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Administration/Human Resources Associate Director, B7-370 Semel Institute, (310) 206-5258
  14. School of Dentistry, Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, A0-111 Dentistry, (310) 825-2615
  15. Student Legal Services, Director, A239 Murphy Hall, (310) 825-9894
  16. UCLA Extension, Human Resources Director, 629 UNEX Building, (310) 825-4287; Student Services Director, 214 UNEX Building, (310) 825-2656

Other Forms of Harassment

The University strives to create an environment that fosters the values of mutual respect and tolerance and is free from discrimination based on race, ethnicity, sex, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, and other personal characteristics. Certainly harassment, in its many forms, works against those values and often corrodes a person’s sense of worth and interferes with one’s ability to participate in University programs or activities. While the University is committed to the free exchange of ideas and the full protection of free expression, the University also recognizes that words can be used in such a way that they no longer express an idea, but rather injure and intimidate, thus undermining the ability of individuals to participate in the University community. The University of California Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students (hereafter referred to as Policies; presently prohibit a variety of conduct by students which, in certain contexts, may be regarded as harassment or intimidation.

For example, harassing expression which is accompanied by physical abuse, threats of violence, or conduct that threatens the health or safety of any person on University property or in connection with official University functions may subject an offending student to University discipline under the provisions of Section 102.08 of the Policies.

Similarly, harassing conduct, including symbolic expression, which also involves conduct resulting in damage to or destruction of any property of the University or property of others while on University premises may subject a student violator to University discipline under the provisions of Section 102.04 of the Policies.

Further, under specific circumstances described in the Universitywide Student Conduct Harassment Policy (, students may be subject to University discipline for misconduct which may consist solely of expression. Copies of this Policy are available in the Office of the Dean of Students, 1206 Murphy Hall, or in any of the Harassment Information Centers listed below:

  1. Counseling and Psychological Services, 221 Wooden Center West, (310) 825-0768,
  2. Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars, 106 Bradley Hall, (310) 825-1681,
  3. Office of Fraternity and Sorority Relations, 105 Kerckhoff Hall, (310) 825-6322,
  4. Office of Ombuds Services, 105 Strathmore Building, (310) 825-7627,
  5. Office of Residential Life, 205 Bradley Hall, (310) 825-3401,
Complaint Resolution

One of the necessary measures in our efforts to assure an atmosphere of civility and mutual respect is the establishment of procedures which provide effective informal and formal mechanisms for those who believe that they have been victims of any of the above misconduct.

Many incidents of harassment and intimidation can be effectively resolved through informal means. For example, an individual may wish to confront the alleged offender immediately and firmly. An individual who chooses not to confront the alleged offender and who wishes help, advice, or information is urged to contact any of the Harassment Information Centers listed immediately above.

In addition to providing support for those who believe they have been victims of harassment, Harassment Information Centers offer persons the opportunity to learn about the phenomena of harassment and intimidation; to understand the formal and informal mechanisms by which misunderstandings may be corrected and, when appropriate, student perpetrators may be disciplined; and to consider which of the available options is the most useful for the particular circumstances.

With regard to the Universitywide Student Conduct Harassment Policy , complainants should be aware that not all conduct which is offensive may be regarded as a violation of this Policy and may, in fact, be protected expression. Thus, the application of formal institutional discipline to such protected expression may not be legally permissible. Nevertheless, the University is committed to reviewing any complaint of harassing or intimidating conduct by a student and intervening on behalf of the complainant to the extent possible.