Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering
Engineer the Future
Influence the way we communicate as a computer scientist. Build customized health care devices as a bioengineer. Reduce pollutants in the air, water, and soil as a chemical engineer. And so much more. BCOE's 10 majors — taught by world-renowned faculty at the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) — will help you to engineer the future!
UCR offers research opportunities to all undergraduate students! This advantage catapults you to the “top of the list” for jobs and graduate school. Current BCOE research includes:
- Squeezing nearly 100% of the water from salt solutions to prevent water shortages
- Creating a ceramic cranial implant for on-demand ultrasound treatments
- Examining fires and their impact on human health — thanks to two grants nearing $1 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
“There are many opportunities available at UCR. You can participate in an internship as a first-year student, join a variety of clubs and student organizations, volunteer, or participate in work-study and earn money while learning.”
Paramesh Kathiresan (Electrical Engineering)
50% of BCOE students participate in undergraduate research.
A UC Degree Is More Affordable Than You Might Think
of UCR undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid.
of UCR transfer students receive some form of financial aid.
of students’ financial aid need was met with need-based aid.
(Financial Aid Office, 2019–20)
Let us show you how: financialaid.ucr.edu
Freshman and transfer BCOE students could qualify for college-specific scholarships. One application submission covers all eligible scholarships. The application filing period is March 1–31. Notifications are sent by April 30.
Prestigious Scholarships and Awards
Freshman and transfer UCR students can fund their education with prestigious scholarships, such as the Donald A. Strauss Scholarship and the Undergraduate Fulbright Scholars (Research and English Teaching Award). Support is offered throughout the application process. Also available are campus scholarships, and Financial Aid's Outside Agency Scholarship Search for regional and national scholarships.
M = Academic minors are also available for these majors.
T = Transfer Selecting major. If you intend to transfer to an engineering major, you are expected to complete the equivalent of UCR coursework required in the first two years of the programs and apply for transfer starting your junior year. Use ASSIST.org to see the prerequisites you must take for your intended major and to make sure your classes will transfer.
Every program is designed to help you succeed from the moment you first step on campus, to the day you graduate.
FR Freshman Students TR Transfer Students
Engineering First Year Learning Community (EFLC)
Be a part of a ready-made support network! Take classes with other BCOE students and engage in focused study groups. Includes guaranteed seating in courses, peer mentoring, and invitations to BCOE-only social events. EFLC students earn higher grades, finish their programs faster, and get the best jobs!
BCOE Student Organizations
Enhance your college experience with BCOE’s professional student organizations. Enjoy social activities, competitions, industry field trips, and regional/national conferences. Includes a leadership council, honor society, professional fraternity, and more:
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
- Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
- Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
- Engineers Without Borders
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
- Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
- Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
- Women in Computing (WINC)
First-Year Mentor Program
Register and be paired with a trained peer mentor. Get help navigating student life and accessing campus resources.
Academic Resource Center (ARC)
Maximize academic success with peer/staff mentoring, tutoring, and graduate school preparation. Improves leadership, time management, public speaking, and study skills.
Engineering Transfer Center
Come to the BCOE Transfer Student Center to meet with peer mentors and receive guidance on undergraduate research opportunities. Learn about course offerings, take advantage of academic success workshops, and connect with BCOE study groups.
Transfer Transition Program (TTP)
Take part in this exclusive yearlong program, which is housed in the Engineering Transfer Center. Includes academic success workshops, networking, faculty/peer mentoring, academic advising, and connections to BCOE study groups, clubs, and professional organizations.
Best Student Professional Organization
For the second consecutive year, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) earned UCR’s Student Organization of the Year. Winners represent the highest level of achievement, campus and community engagement, and membership retention and development.
First Place Win at Leadership Conference
Bioengineering student Jessica Leon (pictured third from the left) was awarded first place at The National Institute for Leadership Advancement Conference (NILA), held by the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers, for her team’s ideas to empower more Latinas in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
Engineering Student Named Goldwater Scholar
Nicolas Pham, a double major in chemical engineering and physics, earned the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. This scholarship is one of the most prestigious and competitive undergraduate STEM awards.