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Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering

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Engineering Excellence

BCOE has made pivotal scientific breakthroughs that continue to shape the field of engineering — and our world. Students and faculty are asking and researching questions like: how do we stop biological time? And how do we build a world with zero traffic accidents and zero emissions?

Our students come to be a part of a community of researchers leading scientific breakthroughs. They leave having turned textbook knowledge into a lifelong purpose.

Scientific breakthroughs require evolving complex technology. Your support helps us maintain the resources we need to continue tackling tomorrow’s challenges today.


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BCOE in Numbers







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Initiatives You Can Support

BCOE is experiencing higher demand for its programs than ever. Student population has almost doubled over the last 5 years, and we are poised to continue this impressive trajectory.

With your support, we can continue investing in the growth and transformative success of the people who teach, research, work, and learn at BCOE.


Transformative Research

We are home to some of the world’s most advanced materials and nanotechnology.

With your support, we can:

  • Expand our graduate programs, where in-depth research takes place
  • Increase the number of endowed faculty chairs from 14 to 21







Distinctive Scholarship

BCOE provides a rigorous learning environment to prepare our graduates for a complex world.

Our students intern at companies including Facebook, Google, Tesla, Amazon, Boeing, and more.

While our students receive higher than average salaries upon graduation, we have room to grow.

Alongside benefactors like you, BCOE is excited to:

  • Expand resources for student career and internships
  • Build stronger international partnerships



More than half of BCOE undergraduate students conduct research in labs. And our current spaces are at capacity.

With your support, we can add the space needed for our growing students and faculty population to continue to create and innovate ahead of the curve.









From its inception, BCOE has broken barriers and set new precedents for diversity and inclusion.

With your support, we can open even more doors through:

  • Growing the endowed funds for National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Women in Computing
  • Starting an endowed fund for Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Bringing hands-on STEM learning to local middle and high school students



In a competitive landscape, BCOE faculty and staff are among the exceptional, and often highly sought after.

Your support allows us to offer them the resources they need to continue their research at BCOE, elevating the community, and providing exceptional opportunities to students.





Advancement of Public Good

Tomorrow’s leaders are in our classrooms today.

Your support allows us to maintain world-class facilities for them to advance:

  • Clean energy technology and sustainability initiatives
  • Engineering applied to biological and medical systems
  • Information, communication, and digital technology
  • Robotic and cycler-physical systems
  • Transportation and infrastructure

BCOE has experienced incredible success over the past 30 years.

With your support, we can continue the purpose-driven, high-impact research we’re known for. And deliver a safter, more sustainable, and secure future for us all.


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A rigorous research portfolio, a challenging curriculum, a diverse culture, and a supportive community. I couldn't have asked for better career preparation.
BS+MS Computer Science, 2020
I've made friends from all over the world here. The university looks after its students when it comes to transportation and living needs, and the graduate program helps students strike a work-life balance.
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, 2019
With the focus on core computer science fundamentals, dedicated faculty mentorship, and encouragement to grow and develop on my own, my education was on par or above that of my peers.
M.S. in Computer Science, 2010
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