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ENGINEERING APPLY FLIGHT AND SPACE SCIENCES TO NEXT GENERATION TECHNOLOGIES. Aerospace engineers explore the engineering of flight and space systems. Focusing on aircraft design, propulsion, rockets, satellites, and spacecraft, students prepare for a broad range of professional careers in the aerospace industry and related sectors. Students receive a strong foundation through introductory and advanced courses in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, aerodynamics, gas dynamics, and control system design in conjunction with hands-on lab courses focusing on instrumentation, strength of materials, and wind tunnel testing. Aerospace students take specialized courses in space systems, orbital mechanics, space mission design, propulsion, and aircraft design to gain the applied knowledge required for a wide variety of careers. In addition to coursework, our students participate in a wide array of student organizations such the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV) club to gain additional skills in team-building and project management. In your final year, you participate in a capstone design project working with industry partners and research faculty to create original aircraft designs and prototypes. Our space mission design courses allow you to create theoretical scientific missions, design equipment for use in outer space, and apply orbital mechanics to program a flight plan.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS The University of Arizona seeks to discover and refine breakthroughs in the science of flight, flight vehicle technology, and space systems. The Aerodynamics laboratory investigates airflow over wings and flaps in an effort to make aircraft more efficient. Along with several water tunnels, the department is home to supersonic and subsonic wind tunnels, including a state-of-the-art subsonic wind tunnel similar to those found in other leading universities and government laboratories. The Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) laboratory designs and builds innovative small aircraft with flapping wings (like insects) and others that are capable of vertical takeoff and landing. It is hoped that these small, remotely controlled vehicles will revolutionize the field of aerial surveillance. The new Space Object Behavioral Sciences (SOBS) lab uses the principles of space orbital mechanics and visualization to help chart hazards to space vehicles and satellites in orbit around the Earth.

STUDENT CLUBS Aerial Robotics Club American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Micro Air Vehicle Club Students for the Exploration and Development of Space

GRADUATE PROGRAMS M.S. in Aerospace Engineering Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering




Biomedical engineers create and develop the next generation of medical devices, technologies, and methods supporting modern healthcare. At the University of Arizona, our students get an in-depth understanding of advancements in medical technology through diverse research opportunities with world renowned faculty at the cutting-edge of their fields. The breadth of courses and research experiences offered through Biomedical Engineering gives you the knowledge to not only pursue a career in health related industries, but to also prepare you for medical school or graduate programs. The four focus areas available in Biomedical Engineering are Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Technology and Devices, and Pre-Health. Biomaterials focuses on understanding how materials interact with the body, and the creation of bio-inspired materials. Biomechanics examines how dynamic and static forces interact with the human body and how mechanical engineering principles govern the mobility and stability of cells and organs. The Technology and Devices focus uses nanotechnologies and biomedical instrumentation such as biosensors and advanced imaging systems to create the next advancements in the practice of medicine. The Pre-Health track prepares students for careers in clinical environments or advanced degrees in medicine or other health professions.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS The Biomedical Engineering Department’s interdisciplinary approach to biomedical research is changing the way we practice medicine. Our faculty are developing custom parts for implantation to restore vision and to repair the cardiovascular system, including the only FDA approved total artificial heart. We are developing new imaging methods to visualize diseases using magnetic fields, light, and ultrasound. We are also examining the mechanical properties of the human body to develop new technologies to augment or repair natural functions. Our researchers are creating new sensors and nanotechnologies to collect information relevant to disease diagnosis and therapeutic outcomes. Emerging areas of research include the developement of novel biomaterials and advanced utilization of bioinformatics to optimize healthcare delivery.

STUDENT CLUBS Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Biomedical Undergraduate Mentor Program (BUMP) Medical Device Club



Technology and Devices


GRADUATE PROGRAMS Accelerated and Traditional M.S. in Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering




Biosystems Engineering fuses engineering, science, and technology to sustain food production and life systems. This collaboration between the Colleges of Engineering and Agriculture & Life Sciences applies engineering principles to plant, animal, microbial, and environmental resources ranging in scale from microorganisms to complex ecosystems. Our students and faculty are dedicated to improving the environment in which we live, whether it is by trying to recreate a contained ecosystem that can be deployed on the moon and provide food on Earth or by optimizing existing natural processes. The areas of study include Controlled Environment Agriculture, Food Security & Safety, Renewable Energy and Bioproducts, Water Resources, Biosystems Informatics, and Pre-Health. You can customize your courses to focus on solving any biological or agricultural engineering problem we face today while looking ahead to tomorrow. The flexibility of our program allows engineering students to pursue programs and research projects specifically suited to their interests. Our students go on to work in a diverse range of fields including bioenergy, water and environmental resources, biomedicine, controlled environments, big-data science, and in organizations dedicated to ensuring reliable access to clean water and high-quality, nutritious food across the globe. Our program also prepares students for advanced degrees in medicine and other health professions.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS The Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering Department is diagnosing and treating world epidemics utilizing smartphone and cloud-based tools, labon-a-chip biosensors, and nanotechnology-based sensing and therapeutics. We are creating innovative and resource-efficient technologies to feed the people on Earth and in outer space using controlled environment agriculture technology. We design cutting-edge technologies and processes to create greener bioproducts and biofuels from algae, green waste, oil, and sugars. Our engineers use sensors and controls to obtain vast amounts of data to understand the potential of big-data science. Our research in environmental genomics is revolutionizing our understanding of microbes in context ranging from the environment to human health. Operating in a desert environment has made our department a world leader in managing, protecting, and sustaining our finite water resources.

STUDENT CLUBS Biosystems Engineering Club (ASABE Student Chapter) Controlled Environment Agriculture Student Association (CEASA)


Water Resources


GRADUATE PROGRAMS Accelerated and Traditional M.S. in Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering Ph.D. in Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering RECRUITING AND ADMISSIONS 520.621.6032 BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING ADVISING 520.621.1753



Chemical engineers design processes that transform raw materials into products used around the globe, such as computer and cell phone chips, gasoline, plastics, paper, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food, and clothing. Our students gain knowledge of mass and energy balances, momentum and heat transfer, thermodynamics, mass transfer, separations, chemical reaction kinetics, reactor design, and process control. Your coursework will include advanced labs where you gain hands-on experience by putting ideas learned in the classroom into practice. You will be mentored by faculty to prepare for a wide variety of industry internships and applied research. Our students often publish their work and present at national research conferences. The five focus areas available in Chemical Engineering are Bioengineering, Biomedicine, Environmental Consulting, Pre-Health, and Semiconductor Manufacturing. The Bioengineering track focuses on bioreactor design and biomaterials processing. Biomedicine applies engineering principles to modernize disease diagnosis and treatment options. The Environmental Consulting track improves the quality of water and air by reducing emissions and contaminants and devises new methods to recycle and reuse materials. Pre-Health prepares you for advanced degrees in medicine and other health professions. The Semiconductor Manufacturing track examines the properties and processing of materials to build electronic devices and sensors.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS Our faculty are working on new ways to create sustainable biodiesels using algae created from wastewater as nutrient sources. In order to ensure a future for our environment, Chemical Engineering faculty are finding new ways to remove, dispose of, and encapsulate hazardous waste. By performing life cycle assessments and sustainability analyses on emerging technologies, we are creating a sustainable plan for manufacturing and the protection of the environment. We are also working to repair the environment by tracking and characterizing aerosols in our atmosphere and particulates in our water. Students and faculty in Chemical Engineering are utilizing nanotechnology to revolutionize semiconductor manufacturing, drug delivery, cancer detection, and solar energy.

STUDENT CLUBS American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE) Omega Chi Epsilon Honor Society (OXE) Arizona Home Brew Club

UNDERGRADUATE FOCUS AREAS Bioengineering Biomedicine Environmental Consulting Pre-Health Semiconductor Manufacturing

GRADUATE PROGRAMS Accelerated and Traditional M.S. in Chemical Engineering Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering Accelerated and Traditional M.S. in Environmental Engineering Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering RECRUITING AND ADMISSIONS 520.621.6032 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ADVISING 520.621.1897



For over 100 years, civil engineers from the University of Arizona have been creating the world in which we live through the design, construction, and management of buildings, roads, dams, bridges, systems for water treatment, and other infrastructures to provide essential services and improve public safety. Our students design cities and infrastructures to be sustainable with minimal impact on the environment. They ensure that the infrastructure are also robust and resilient to the range of stresses from acute events (hurricanes and earthquakes) and chronic long term influences such as climate change. All six focus areas in Civil Engineering give you the opportunity to gain practical skills and professional certifications. The Structural Engineering emphasis focuses on the design and analysis of buildings and bridges while the Geotechnical track is concentrated on the soil and rock upon which a structure is built. The Transportation focus provides you with knowledge on the design and maintenance of roads and highways and on improving traffic flow. Hydraulic Engineering deals with the collection, transport, and management of water resources. The Environmental Engineering focus addresses water quality and the treatment of wastewater generated by human use in urban settings, rural areas, and the natural environment. The Construction Management track will prepare you to be effective in the field and to support project scheduling and cost estimating.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS Our department is changing how we address infrastructure sustainability and resiliency both nationally and internationally. Our faculty are working on new ways to detect and mitigate structural weaknesses through structural health monitoring and non-destructive testing. We led teams to examine the effects of the Haiti and Christchurch earthquakes and create plans to mitigate future disasters. UA civil engineers are addressing international issues related to water resources and water reuse planning and modeling sediment transport. Software we developed, DynusT, is the most widely applied dynamic traffic simulation model in industry and is used for traffic and evacuation planning and traffic routing after failures including the I-35 collapse. Our faculty are also using geopolymers to reduce wind erosion of mine tailings and to reuse fine and aggregate concrete materials to minimize the need for cement.

STUDENT CLUBS American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Instititute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Women in Civil Engineering (WICE)

UNDERGRADUATE FOCUS AREAS Structures Geotechnical Hydraulics Transportation Environmental Construction Management

GRADUATE PROGRAMS Accelerated and Traditional M.S. and M.Eng. in Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. in Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics RECRUITING AND ADMISSIONS 520.621.6032 CIVIL ENGINEERING ADVISING 520.621.6577



For over 100 years, the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at the University of Arizona has been at the forefront of major technological advances in our world. Our students and faculty are leading the charge to improve solar technology, create autonomous and intelligent systems, improve network and cyber security, design optical imaging systems, research new biomedical technologies, and advance integrated circuits. Students in Electrical & Computer Engineering have the unique opportunity to gain experience in both hardware and software design. Combined with state-of-the-art student labs, hands-on coursework, and world-class faculty, our department graduates top tier students that are highly competitive in industry and graduate programs. We combine Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering into one degree program to meet the needs of our industrial partners and to give you the strongest foundation possible. The Electrical Engineering focus centers on creating electronic systems, including circuit design, device electronics, and electromagnetics. The Computer Engineering focus integrates hardware and software to create intuitive digital architecture. This includes software design, computer architecture, and wireless communication. Our students graduate with a solid foundation in analytical thinking, problem solving, and emerging technology that propels them into their career.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS The Electrical & Computer Engineering Department is a leader in creating the next generation of cutting edge technology. Our faculty are developing new tools to predict and prevent cyberattacks on network and data resources. We are making the world safer by creating advanced bomb detection technology. Autonomous vehicles are the future of the automotive industry and we are making these self-driving cars a reality. To improve human health, our department is working with the BIO5 Institute to create mobile health apps, medical implants, cancer-detecting imaging systems, and disposable blood tests. In order to take technology to the next level, we are developing new wireless technologies to enable faster, more reliable communication. Our goal is to revolutionize how we use computers by making them faster and more efficient in every regard.

STUDENT CLUBS Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Arizona Autonomous Vehicles Club Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUVUA) Arizona Solar Racing Team


GRADUATE PROGRAMS Accelerated and Traditional M.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering RECRUITING AND ADMISSIONS 520.621.6032 ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGR. ADVISING 520.621.6171



Engineering Management is an innovative program designed to prepare engineers for leadership roles in high-tech industries. Our students gain an understanding of statistics, project management, finance, technical sales marketing, and other common business tools alongside a foundation in engineering design practices. In order to customize your degree, you will choose a focus in one of the other University of Arizona engineering disciplines that tailors your skillset to a specific industry or career path. Our program focuses on creating leaders who are able to adapt to dynamic business environments. In a global economy, it is vital for companies to hire and develop new talent that can bridge communication gaps in many contexts. Engineering Management trains you to lead interdisciplinary teams and translate customer needs into new engineering technologies. In a global context, our students are adept at finding common ground and fostering international ties to create new ideas and perspectives. Engineering Management graduates have unlimited career options. University of Arizona graduates are making an impact as quality engineers, technical sales marketing professionals, project managers, construction managers, and reliability engineers. You will also have the opportunity to develop and launch successful startup companies and technical consulting firms.

SENIOR DESIGN OPTIONS The Interdisciplinary Senior Design Program is designed to give graduating seniors a taste of industry. Companies from around the country as well as research groups on campus sponsor projects that seniors execute from concept to creation. The year-long design and build process culminates in Senior Design Day where projects are judged by industry professionals. Through the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program students receive a year of intensive experiential education that engages them in the process of moving innovation from an early-stage idea to a sustainable investor-ready venture. The program culminates in students developing and pitching a viable, comprehensive plan for a new business venture, complete with market analysis, detailed financials and a rollout plan. The Internship Senior Capstone allows Engineering Management students the unique opportunity to work in industry on a project they will present to faculty and peers by bringing their job into the classroom.

STUDENT CLUBS American Society of Engineering Management (ASEM)

GRADUATE PROGRAMS Accelerated and Traditional M.S. in Engineering Management Ph.D. in Systems & Industrial Engineering




Environmental Engineering is dedicated to the design, implementation, and control of treatment systems to ensure that contaminated water, soil, solid waste, and air are clean and safe. New challenges in our f ield revolve around the design and implementation of systems to recycle and reuse resources in an environmentally sustainable fashion. Our program focuses on classic areas of environmental engineering like air pollution, waste water treatment, Superfund site remediation, and management of hazardous chemicals. The program also includes new paths in environmental design by working on total water re-use, energy resource recovery, and creating new technologies for pollution prevention. Our students gain a fundamental understanding of the toxicity, transport, fate, and bio-transformation of pollutant behavior in the environment in order to predict consequences of pollutants to the ecosystem and public health. The program has a strong focus on process engineering, taking advantage of the chemical engineering courses also taught in our department. You can work on research topics such as wastewater treatment or take on new challenges such as 100% reuse of wastewater as potable water. Our students have the unique opportunity to work on pilot scale environmental projects through our partnerships with private industry and public utilities.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS Our department is focused on every aspect of sustainability. Our faculty work on projects aimed at detecting emerging environmental contaminants to stop pollution before it becomes widespread as well as pioneering methods of removing contaminants through the use of bioremediation (e.g. utilizing microbes) and advanced physical chemical methods. We are ensuring a future for our water systems by working on desalinization and wastewater treatment. Our faculty even use waste materials to recover nutrients, create new energy sources, and manufacture new products. Finally, we are working with big industries such as the mining industry to revolutionize policy and practice to make environmental sustainability more cost-effective and efficient.

STUDENT CLUBS American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE) American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) AZWater Young Professionals Association Engineers Without Borders (EWB)



Air Pollution

Environmental Policy

GRADUATE PROGRAMS Accelerated and Traditional M.S. in Environmental Engineering Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering Accelerated and Traditional M.S. in Chemical Engineering Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering RECRUITING AND ADMISSIONS 520.621.6032 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING ADVISING 520.621.1897



Engineers make things; industrial engineers make things better. Industrial Engineering is essential to ensuring efficiency in any setting. Whether it is manufacturing smart phones or superior automobiles, streamlining an operating room in a hospital, shortening a rollercoaster line at an amusement park, or distributing products worldwide, these challenges share the common goal of saving a company money and increasing efficiency. Our students combine technical knowledge and skills from engineering, business, and social sciences to design, evaluate, monitor, and improve system performance. They work to eliminate waste of time, money, materials, energy, and other commodities. You will take courses in a variety of subjects such as production and process design, production planning, optimization, modeling and simulation, information management, facility layout, job/workplace design, engineering management, material flow, and distribution. Industrial engineering graduates go on to a wide variety of careers. Our students have taken positions related to manufacturing, entertainment, shipping and logistics, healthcare, project management, transportation, systems modeling, telecommunications, customer service, and government. Many of our industrial engineers use the foundations we provide to pursue management positions in a variety of high-tech industries. The career options for industrial engineers are infinite.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS Faculty in Industrial Engineering are changing the way we manage complex systems arising in manufacturing and service industries. They work with local and national government entities and partners in industry to make better decisions regarding traffic management, allocation of emergency services, and financial investments. Researchers are modeling and simulating the complexities of factory operations, automated manufacturing, and supply chain management to improve efficiency while reducing cost. On the other side of manufacturing, our quality and reliability engineers are investigating ways to make products more durable and safer. Our faculty are also collaborating with the UA Medical School and UA Health Sciences to improve efficiency in patient care in emergency and operating room settings. The industrial engineers at the University of Arizona are committed to making our community more environmentally friendly and sustainable by finding better ways of integrating renewable energy into our daily lives.

STUDENT CLUBS Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

GRADUATE PROGRAMS Accelerated and Traditional M.S. in Industrial Engineering Ph.D. in Systems & Industrial Engineering




Every age of human existence has been characterized by the materials that made its technology possible. From the Stone Age to the Silicon Age, materials have defined the way we live. At the University of Arizona, we are creating and defining the next generation of materials to drive the progress of humanity. Materials Science & Engineering investigates the properties and characteristics of compounds in their solid state. This includes glass, ceramics, plastics, polymers, composites, metals, semiconductors, and more. We are continually developing new materials to meet the demands of cost, availability, stress, and innovation. Our students experience materials design and analysis on several levels. In the classroom, you learn about material properties, failure analysis, manufacturing techniques, and quality assurance. In the labs associated with each class, you learn hands-on methods for producing and analyzing materials. Our students take courses to learn glass blowing, smelting, casting, composite manufacturing, and other methods for creating materials. The faculty in our department have a breadth of knowledge that is unparalleled. They have worked all over the world on projects ranging from reconstructing past materials technologies to developing new heat shields for re-entry vehicles. Because materials are the cornerstone of the advancement of technology, our students move on to careers in every industry.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS The Materials Science & Engineering Department is developing innovative optical materials to control electromagnetic waves including glass that transmits light in the far infrared and nanocomposites that improve photovoltaic systems. We are tackling the grand challenge of making solar energy production more efficient by creating new thermo-electric materials to reduce waste from excess heat. Our faculty are designing revolutionary new ways to process and fabricate ceramics, semiconductors, metals, alloys, polymers, and glasses to be used in high temperature coatings for ramjets, materials for the next generation of computers, and high strength glass for consumer products. We work closely with museums across the world to unravel the techniques used by ancient civilizations to create ceramics, metals, and organic compounds. We are also pioneering the use of advanced imaging methods to understand, characterize, categorize, and catalog the works of art of master painters.

STUDENT CLUBS Material Advantage Keramos Arizona Solar Racing Team

GRADUATE PROGRAMS Accelerated and Traditional M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering M.Eng. in Innovation, Sustainability, & Entrepreneurship (MEISE) Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering




Mechanical Engineering is one of the most versatile disciplines of engineering. Mechanical Engineering students use mathematics, computational tools, and an understanding of physical principles to analyze, design, and build complex mechanical systems. Core courses taught in this program include solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, dynamics and controls, and the fundamental principles of design. Students study advanced topics like machine dynamics, energy and power systems, HVAC systems, and space systems. Our graduates progress to careers in a variety of industries including defense, biomedical, manufacturing, mining, and automotive sectors. During your four years in the program, you may choose to participate in student clubs and organizations focused on mechanical design. Some of these include the Formula and Baja Racing teams (both of which are affiliated with the Society of Automotive Engineers), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Arizona Solar Racing Team. Many of these student clubs and organizations participate in national competitions to provide an excellent opportunity for you to further refine your skills in engineering design and cooperative, team-based project management. Engineering design and the application of analytical methods is also the focus of a year-long capstone design course that involves various interdisciplinary projects.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS Mechanical Engineering faculty at the University of Arizona work at the intersection of physics, biology, electronics, and computational science to create state of the art technologies ranging from micromechanical systems and biomorphic tissues to energy storage and space systems. One example of these technologies would be our department’s current research in fuel cell development. Fuel-cells offer a clean, renewable source of need-based energy, and have the potential to revolutionize the energy production and storage industry. Other research areas in Mechanical Engineering include the analysis of crashworthiness of structures, the study of shockwave propagation in supersonic fluid flow, which will aid in the design of more efficient supersonic aircraft, and the study of fluidic actuators, and the development of MEMS (Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems), small electrical or mechanical systems that are used as micro-actuators and sensors.

STUDENT CLUBS American Society of Mechanical Engineering Society of Automotive Engineers UA Baja Off-Road Racing Team UA Formula Racing Team Arizona Solar Racing Team

GRADUATE PROGRAMS M.S. in Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering RECRUITING AND ADMISSIONS 520.621.6032 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING ADVISING 520.621.2311



As one of the first two majors at the University of Arizona, Mining Engineering has a long history of excellence and innovation. Mining Engineering is the study of how we safely and efficiently remove mineral resources from the ground. The University of Arizona Mining Engineering program gives our students a hands-on experience by exposing them to all aspects of mine operations. These experiences enable our students to become future leaders in the mining industry. Our San Xavier Underground Mining Lab is the only multi-level student run mine in the country. At the mine, you get exposure to common mine practices, blasting, mine safety training, and leadership skills. The Mining Engineering Department offers four focus areas that follow the life cycle of a mining operation. The Geomechanics focus is concerned with the strength of rock and rock failure, ensuring the stability of surface and underground mining excavations, and creating technologies for monitoring and predicting instability. The Mine Operations focus prepares you to design, build, and operate surface and underground mines. Mineral Processing is the chemistry and physical science of the extraction of minerals and purification of metals used in the materials of our daily lives. Finally, the Sustainable Resource Development focus is concerned with health, safety, and the environment; making sure that a mine meets all environmental constraints placed upon it during all stages of the operation and closure.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS Mining Engineering at the University of Arizona is revolutionizing the safety and efficiency of mining by conducting advanced research in the areas of data management and information technology, mine health and safety, geomechanics, rock fragmentation, geophysics, mine design, and mine automation. We are improving the quality and environmental impact of mineral processing by making mineral separation technology more sensitive and finding new ways to refine raw materials. The University of Arizona is dedicated to improving the environmental impacts of mining. We are developing new techniques to restore mining sites to their natural state to ensure a sustainable future for our world.

STUDENT CLUBS Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists

UNDERGRADUATE FOCUS AREAS Geomechanics Mine Operations Mineral Processing Sustainable Resource Development

GRADUATE PROGRAMS Accelerated and Traditional M.S. in Mining, Geological, & Geophysical Engineering M.Eng. in Mining, Geological, & Geophysical Engineering Ph.D. in Mining, Geological, & Geophysical Engineering RECRUITING AND ADMISSIONS 520.621.6032 MINING ENGINEERING ADVISING 520.621.6063



Optics is the study of light. Optical Engineering is how we design and build devices that make light do something useful. The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences & Engineering program is a collaboration between the Colleges of Engineering and Optical Sciences, and is one of only a handful of undergraduate optics programs in the nation. We are trailblazing in every respect. The field of optics is constantly changing; it’s all about innovation and staying at the forefront of technology. Our students work on mirrors for the largest telescopes in the world and create moving holograms straight out of science fiction. Our program produces workforce-ready graduates through courses and labs that teach what our industry partners want to see. We prepare you for dynamic internships, careers, and research opportunities all over the world. The four tracks in Optical Sciences & Engineering are Optics, Optoelectronics, Optical Materials, and Optomechanics. The Optics track focuses on the science and physics of optics and is customizable to your career goals. The Optoelectronics focus integrates the electrical design of circuits and properties of electromagnetism with optical technologies. The Optical Materials track creates new materials that harness the power of light. The Optomechanics focus includes classes in statics, dynamics, and design to build large optical systems. Each track incorporates other engineering fields for a fully interdisciplinary experience.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS Our world-leading Optical Engineering faculty explore next generation data storage techniques and design displays that augment reality and spark revolutions in solar energy collection. At the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab, we are building new ways of looking at the universe with the most advanced telescope technologies in existence. We are furthering the field 3-D optics by creating the technology to both capture and project 3-D images more accurately. The optical physics faculty are creating ways to direct and manipulate lightning using lasers. We are building a stronger, faster backbone for the Internet with leading-edge photonics research. Our image science specialists literally set the standards for medical scanning, making diagnosis and treatment easier, safer, and more accurate.

STUDENT CLUBS Student Optics Chapter (SOCk) Women in Optics (WiO) Optics Ambassadors



Optical Materials


GRADUATE PROGRAMS M.S. and Ph.D. in Optical Sciences M.S. in Optical Sciences and MBA Dual Degree M.S. in Photonic Communications Engineering




As the first Systems Engineering program in the country, the University of Arizona has defined what it is to be a systems engineer. Our students get a global perspective of engineering by modeling, simulating, analyzing, testing, and managing complex systems. These systems can be effected by variables including people and machines, software and hardware, materials, energy, and policy. Systems engineers design how hospitals and health care are managed, enable successful integration of numerous components for everything from a missile to a smart phone, create data processing software for NASA missions, and ensure quality products hit the marketplace. Systems engineers look at the entire lifecycle of a product or service. They start with innovative ideas based on customer needs and required functionality and then simulate how to implement and control them through the concept, production, quality assurance, and release phases of a project. They manage large teams to ensure that the customer gets what they expect without unwanted side effects. You will take courses that emphasize system design methodologies that enable system integration and learn tools for modeling and analysis like probability and statistics, system theory, decision analysis, and simulation. Our students go on to careers in a wide range of industries including hightech manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, defense, finance, and public utilities.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS Faculty in Systems Engineering are creating cyber-physical systems that are used to build smarter, safer, and more efficient infrastructures for traffic control, energy usage, and water systems. Systems Engineering faculty and students are responsible for data processing on the NASA OSIRISRex Asteroid Sample Return Mission, and developing the software tools to support the instrumentation that will be used during close proximity operations around the asteroid Bennu. Our faculty are developing intelligent strategies to manage congestion in the freeway system, where the primary objective is to improve freeway traffic conditions and to recover quickly and smoothly from heavy congestion. In addition, our faculty are working on creating models to utilize economically feasible methods of costing in developing new software. Finally, we are working with Major League Baseball to use analytics to predict future outcomes and events.

STUDENT CLUBS International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)

GRADUATE PROGRAMS Accelerated and Traditional M.S. in Systems Engineering Ph.D. in Systems & Industrial Engineering


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UA Engineering Majors Guide 2016 17  

Your guide to the undergraduate majors at the University of Arizona, College of Engineering.

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