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Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE)
As a BCOE student, you will gain the innovative training needed to become a leading professional in your field.
Influence the way we communicate as a Computer Science major. Build customized health care devices as a Biomedical Engineering major. Or reduce pollutants in the air, water and soil as a Chemical Engineer major. Other majors include Business Informatics, Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
BCOE graduates go on to become Google software engineers, Boeing spacecraft propulsion engineers, entrepreneurs, chief financial officers, volunteers for the National Geographic Society, and vice presidents for Acorn Technology Corporation.Visit the BCOE Website
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The Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) helps students successfully transition
into a major field of study that is consistent with their aptitudes, values and goals.
The nation's top ranked public engineering school of its size. (US News & World Report)
Accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.
of BCOE graduates find a job within 6 months of graduation.
Earn your Bachelor and Master’s degree in just 5 years!
In the Spotlight
“I feel like I wouldn’t have become the person I am today if it was not for this school,
and the amazing peers that I have met here.”
- Melanie Liu, '14
“UCR is more than a school. It is a family full of people who share a common goal
of love and service to our community. If I had to choose a university to attend all
over again, UCR will always be my number one choice.”
- “Rocky” Peter Ajoku, ’13
“Both the students and faculty are very friendly and always willing to help. UCR offers
incredible resources and programs; all you have to do is look for them and reach out.”
- Jennifer Avila,'16
Smruti Parichha ’12 (Ph.D. in Computer Science) received the 2012 Celebration for Women Students Graduate Student Award for inspiring female students to overcome challenges and pursue a graduate education. Parichha is a Google software engineer.
Jose Lopez, Isaac Saldana and Tim Jenkins founded SendGrid, an email delivery/management service company. Today it moves over 14 billion emails per month, and services over 180,000 companies, including Pinterest, Foursquare, Spotify and Uber.
Steve (Shaohui) Chen ’05 (Computer Science) and ’07 (MBA Management) is the director of International Relations at the School of Business Administation. He is also the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Strategic Planning at Acorn Technology Corporation.
Chotirat "Ann" Ratanamahatana ’05 (Ph.D. in Computer Science) received Thailand’s prestigious 2010 Young Technologist Award from the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology. She is an Assistant Professor at Chulalongkorn University.
Highest Paying Bachelor Degrees
Discover how much you can earn with a bachelor degree from BCOE.
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