Tau Beta Pi is the national honor society representing the entire engineering profession, and the California Epsilon chapter has served the UCLA community since 1952. By recognizing professional achievement, as well as service, Tau Beta Pi strives to uphold its creed of “Integrity and Excellence in Engineering.”
Invitations for membership may be extended to undergraduate engineering majors who are in the top:
of Senior Class
of Junior Class
Candidates must also have completed at least 28 units from UCLA to be invited in the Fall or Spring. Junior and senior class designation are based on units completed per the UCLA Registrar's Office. For Fall invitations, grades and units obtained up until the end of Summer Session A - 6 Weeks will be considered.
Once eligible and candidacy is confirmed, initiates must demonstrate their commitment to TBP’s values. This is done through weekly volunteering, service, and several TBP traditions like polishing the Bent outside Boelter Hall.
After officially initiating, members have the option to continue their involvement by either joining the officer board or becoming a distinguished active member. Both receive discounts on TBP graduation regalia. Please follow links below for more details on induction, requirements, and officership.
We offer free drop-in tutoring in all STEM courses at our office (Boelter 6266). Feel free to stop by for homework help or pre-exam practice. Please check the schedule below for course availability.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 10 am - 4 pm, Weeks 3 - 9
With so many accomplished members, TBP is dedicated to assisting the next generation of engineers reach their professional goals. Every year, we host Internship Insider Night featuring a panel of students sharing their summer internship experience and job hunting advice. We also helped plan the 2018 Dean’s Student Showcase, an exclusive networking event for honor society and Dean’s diversity group members.
In addition to TBP’s drop-in tutoring program, we also host larger review sessions for Math and Physics courses in preparation for midterms and finals.
Engineering Minds Cultivating Creativity (EMCC) is a weekly science program catered to students at Nora Sterry Elementary School. The main goal of this program is to cultivate a love of math and science in young schoolchildren, preparing them for careers in STEM fields. We have centered the EMCC curriculum on higher level math and science concepts paired with hands-on projects.
Every year, TBP hosts competitions that exercise on-the-fly thinking and creativity. Our biggest event is our annual Rube Goldberg Competition in the winter, which challenges teams to construct a machine out of seemingly random collection of materials to perform a simple task in the most complicated way possible. We also host other events throughout the year like the Cardboard Boat Race.