Bourns College of Engineering

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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.

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M = Academic minors are also available for these majors.
T = Transfer Selecting major. If applying as a Transfer student, specific pre-requisite courses must be completed.

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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.

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Fun Facts

The top ranked public engineering school of its size in the country.

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.

Accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.

90% of BCOE graduates find a job within 6 months after graduation.

of BCOE graduates find a job within 6 months of graduation.

5 years! Earn your Bachelor and Master’s degree in just 5 years!

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

Notable Alumni

Award-Winning Faculty


Jerome Schultz
Jerome Schultz
Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering

Schultz advances bioengineering to foster medical science breakthroughs.

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Sharon Walker
Sharon Walker
Interim Dean of BCOE
Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Walker analyzes produce production/distribution.

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Marko Princevac
Marko Princevac
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Princevac studies fire behavior in order to control and fight it more effectively.

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Huinan Liu
Huinan Liu
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering

Liu’s absorbable medical implants play a critical role in helping patients recover from serious injuries.

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Vagelis Hristidis
Vagelis Hristidis
Professor of Computer Science & Engineering

Hristidis’ research improves healthcare services through social media.

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Amit K. Roy-Chowdhury
Amit K. Roy-Chowdhury
Professor of Electrical Engineering

Roy-Chowdhury's research creates better video analysis technology.

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Highest Paying Bachelor Degrees

Discover how much you can earn with a bachelor degree from BCOE.

2015-2016 PayScale National College Salary Report


Salary Potential
  Early Career Pay Mid-Career Pay
Chemical Engineering $69,500 $118,000
Computer Engineering $68,400 $109,000
Electrical Engineering $66,500 $108,000
Computer Science $63,100 $105,000
Mechanical Engineering $62,500 $102,000
Biomedical Engineering $60,900 $96,400