The Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) is unlike any other college. What makes us stand apart from the rest? Well, a lot actually. But here are our top 10 REASONS why BCOE is best.


1. Diversity
UC Riverside is one of the most socioeconomically diverse public research universities in the United States. BCOE has also been awarded ABET’s Claire Felbinger Award for Diversity, offering students the experience necessary to compete and succeed in today’s globally competitive society.
2. Contribute to Local Community
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.
3. Smaller Class Sizes
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.
4. Supportive and 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.
5. Professional Networks
Our students can choose from more than 24 professional societies in the college.
6. Nationally and Internationally Ranked
U.S. News and World Report listed BCOE in the top-ranked public engineering colleges of its size in the country while CWTS Leiden rankings placed UC Riverside in the top 10 of physical sciences and engineering colleges in the world.
7. 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.
8. Global Impact
From our international partnerships to our hardworking alumni, BCOE is well represented around the globe.
9. 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.
10. 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!

Criteria Fullfillment

The academic programs at the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) are of the highest quality. All degree programs are ABET-accredited and have achieved ranking in a very short amount of time. We offer a range of majors and have one of the most diverse student bodies in the state of California. Offerings and availability of our classes are wide and varied. Our engineering courses are not impacted and are readily available allowing you to complete a four-year degree plan with ease. Most courses provide a theoretical and practical experience through classroom lecture and hands-on lab sessions.
The BCOE has world-class faculty drawn from the best universities. We are an A-1 research institution conducting cutting-edge research in such areas as Bioengineering, Nanoscience, and Materials Science. Additionally, teaching is an important aspect of faculty evaluations; therefore, our faculty members have a strong emphasis on both research and teaching. Faculty members are accessible and approachable. Students are guaranteed an opportunity to receive faculty mentoring and faculty advisement for more personal attention.
The BCOE Office of Student Academic Affairs is dedicated to providing professional and courteous academic advising, schedule planning, and course articulation assistance. All students are assigned an academic advisor who will stay with the student until graduation. We have brand-new buildings and computer facilities with the latest in advanced technology. Enginuity Hall, a themed floor in one of the residence halls specifically for science and engineering majors, and a 24-hour study room are just a few of the places where our students meet in college-sponsored study groups, tutoring sessions, and study skills workshops.
The BCOE is focused on the complete professional development of each student. Internships and research opportunities are strongly encouraged. Our Professional Development Milestones (PDM) program prepares students for life after graduation by outlining professional goals and the resources to achieve those goals in a web-friendly computer program. PDM is managed by the College’s Professional Development Officer who works with employers (including Fortune 500 companies) to create internship, co-operative, and full-time employment opportunities specifically for BCOE. The Professional Development Officer directs students to resources unique to our college including undergraduate research and engagement with engineering professional organizations. The Professional Development Officer assists students with resume writing, building interviewing skills, and identifying internship opportunities. There is an abundance of undergraduate research opportunities and faculty are always in need of student researchers. Additionally, scholarship opportunities, activities sponsored by engineering clubs/professional organizations, and career enhancing workshops and seminars are readily available.

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