At the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering, we engineer excellence. As a part of the University of California system, one of the world’s greatest education and research institutions, BCOE is home to world renowned research and faculty, first-class facilities, stellar partnerships and a collaborative environment.

Our nationally and internationally recognized ABET-accredited programs offer students an interdisciplinary education and research experience while our small class sizes and personalized scheduling set our students up for success before and after graduation. We encourage you to look into our programs and visit the campus to experience our challenging, yet collaborative culture. We hope to see you on campus soon.

Why Engineering?

Why Engineering? At BCOE the answer is simple - to invent the future. Engineering has a place in nearly every industry, meaning the opportunities for engineering students are endless. 

Advanced Products
Advanced Products
Increased efficiencies
Solve the World’s Challenges

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:


New employment opportunities will be created Just in between the years 2014 and 2024



Median annual wage for architecture and engineering occupations (May 2015)



BCOE has been awarded ABET’s Claire Felbinger Award for Diversity and UC Riverside has been named a Hispanic Serving Institution (HIS), offering students the experience necessary to complete and succeed in today’s globally competitive society.


From educating youth with hands-on engineering projects to hosting high school junior engineers, we give back to our community to encourage young minds to innovate.

Small Class Size

Students are not just numbers to us. We create a personalized learning environment for each student to help them be successful and graduate on time.

Collaborative Culture

BCOE is a home away from home – literally. Our Enginuity Hall dormitory is open to first-year engineering students to help them focus on their studies and meet like-minded friends.

Professional Networks

Students can choose from more than 24 professional engineering societies at the college.

Nationally and Internationally Ranked

CWTS Leiden Rankings placed UC Riverside in the top 10 of physical sciences and engineering college in the world while

All-Star Faculty

Our 118 faculty are dedicated to research, teaching and student success and hold more than 90 fellow distinctions in professional associations in their fields.

Global Impact

From our international partnerships to our hardworking alumni, BCOE is well represented around the globe.

Flexible Class Options

Students are busy, we understand. Our A+ student success system finds the optimal graduation plan for each student. We even launched UC Riverside’s first online master’s program.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

From the world’s largest known atmospheric chamber to our battery-powered buildings, BCOE has more than 300,000 square feet of lab and research space.