The Bourns Difference


The Bourns College of Engineering provided me with many technical challenges and opportunities that sharpened my interpersonal and communication skills; skills that are invaluable in the workplace.

Albrecht Cruz, Class of 2008

The Bourns Career Difference

Your education at the Bourns College of Engineering prepares you for a fulfilling career, whether you are looking to join a Fortune 500 company or want to start a business of your own.

Did You Know?

A 2005 study by the executive search firm Spencer Stuart showed engineering was the number one major among CEOs of the top 100 companies of the S&P 500.

BacteriaCareer Development

Our career development programs include:

The college also has a Professional Development Program, overseen by Jun Wang, who creates and maintains relationships with premier industrial, academic and government organizations. All of this is designed to give you everything you need to start a great career in the engineering field of your choice.

Companies that Hire Bourns Graduates

Here’s just a partial list of the companies that have hired Bourns College of Engineering graduates:

  • 3M Corporation
  • Alpha Pharmaceutical
  • Aman Environmental Construction
  • Amgen
  • Anteon
  • ARCO
  • Avanti Corporation
  • Boeing
  • Boral Material Technologies
  • Brown & Root
  • Butler Technology Solutions
  • Cadence Design Systems
  • California Department of Water Resources
  • California Regional Water Control Board
  • California State University, Chico
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • Centrum Analytical Labs
  • Chaffey College
  • Claremont Colleges
  • Cryoquip
  • DIP, Inc.
  • DuPont
  • Ensco Environmental Systems
  • ESRI
  • Everfilt
  • Flora Research
  • Fluor Daniels
  • Ford Motor Company
  • GEA Power Cooling
  • General Motors
  • GoDigital Telecommunications
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Hexcel Company
  • Hitachi
  • Honeywell
  • Hughes
  • I/O Software
  • Inland Empire Utility Agency
  • Innovative Consultants
  • Intel
  • Kal Kan Foods
  • Klein Adler
  • Krieger & Stewart
  • Microsoft
  • Microtek
  • Motorola
  • Naval Warfare Assessment Station
  • Naval Weapons Center
  • Nino & Moore
  • Nokia
  • Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Parker Compumotor
  • Parsons Engineering
  • Phillips Medical Systems
  • Press-Enterprise,
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Qualcomm
  • Raychem (EORM)
  • Raytheon
  • Riverside Community College
  • Riverside County Waste Management
  • Rockwell Semiconductor Systems
  • San Bernardino Valley College
  • San Jacinto Community College
  • SCD, Inc.
  • SECOR Environmental
  • Spinway
  • Standard Pacific
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Taos Mountain
  • Techmer
  • Texas Instruments
  • Thermo Mechanical
  • Toro Company
  • Toyota
  • Treasure Chest Advertising
  • Trojan Battery Company
  • TRW
  • UC Riverside
  • Unisys

Internships Open the Door

Internships are great opportunities to “try out” companies. You gain valuable hands-on experience working with an organization and have the chance to discover if it is a good match for you. Even if the answer is no, the experience you receive will look great on your resume. BCOE’s Professional Development Program can help you find an internship that is a great match for you.

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Riverside, CA 92521
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