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KU offers unparalleled research opportunites and resources. Students from every engineering department have access to world-class facilities and laboratories the day they step on campus. Groundbreaking research includes unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with ice-penetrating radar that provide a deeper understanding of how changes to polar ice affect the planet; cartilage that seamlessly integrates with the body and allows patients a full recovery with no side effects; and building materials that adapt and utilize the environment for heating and cooling. ➙See more:


A broad range of study abroad options allows KU engineering students the valuable opportunity to gain real world experience, broaden their horizons, and acquire skills that are in high demand in the workforce. KU has ties to more than 160 programs in 70 countries. ➙See more:

The KU Formula car team, Jayhawk Motorsports, designs, builds, and races two cars each year. The team competes internationally and has a sterling record of success, including two first place overall finishes at Formula SAE Lincoln since 2012. The club is open to students from any engineering discipline starting their first year on campus. From participating in computer hacking competitions, to traveling overseas to help developing nations with basic infrastructure needs, KU Engineering has nearly 50 clubs to help students find their passion. ➙See more:


Recent KU Engineering graduates enjoy a 94% career outcome rate. The Engineering Career Center offers workshops, activities, and one-on-one services to assist students with their career planning and development. It hosts career fairs each semester, where students can interact with a wide variety of companies, network, and learn about internship and employment opportunities. ➙See more:

The University of Kansas School of Engineering Office of Undergraduate Recruitment & Retention 1536 W. 15th St., LEEP2 Lawrence, KS 66045

About 30 students are selected each year to the prestigious Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program. It includes a $30,500 comprehensive package over four years. ➙See more:

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KU Engineering’s Office of Diversity and Women’s Programs helps students with academics, networking, leadership skills, and scholarships. The office provides leadership training opportunities; advice, support and motivation; scholarships for outstanding students; outreach opportunities; and connections with prospective employers. ➙See more:

The Engineering Learning Community is centrally located in Self Hall, allowing engineering and computing students the opportunity to live, work, and play with other academically oriented engineering students in one of KU’s newest living facilities. Students are provided academic resources on site and live with upperclassmen resident advisors who have experience in similar areas of study. ➙See more:

ADMISSIONS The KU School of Engineering boasts the best students in Kansas. 2017 freshmen average an ACT composite above 28 and a math ACT above 29, making KU students by far the most highly qualified in the state.

Since 2012, KU Engineering has added seven new buildings and more than 700,000 square feet of classroom, research, lab, and collaboration space. This includes LEEP2, home to six active learning classrooms, which place an emphasis on teamwork, collaboration, and technology.

To be considered for admission to the School of Engineering, students must be admissible to KU, have a 3.0+ GPA and have a Math ACT score of 22+ (or Math SAT score of 540+). Pre-engineering options are also available. ➙See more:


AEROSPACE ENGINEERING KU Aerospace Engineering is one of the top programs in the world in aircraft and engine design education. Knowledge gained in KU’s top-flight labs from world-renowned faculty resulted in KU graduates leading the design and development of the Boeing 777 and Cessna Citation. KU is a pioneer in unmanned aerial vehicle development and deployment. Four NASA astronauts earned degrees at KU, including a member of the 2017 astronaut class. ➙See more:

CIVIL, ENVIRONMENTAL & ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING Creating stronger bridges, more durable steel, better roads, and new ways of utilizing alternative fuel sources are among the ways KU Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineers make the world a safer, more sustainable place. The founders and five of the seven chief executives from leading global engineering firm Black & Veatch are KU Engineering graduates. ➙See more:

KU Aerospace Engineering students have won more international design awards than students from any other school in the world in American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics competitions.

MAJORS OFFERED Architectural Engineering Civil Engineering

KU offers the only Petroleum Engineering program in Kansas. The new Earth, Energy and Environment Center will be home to world-class petroleum engineering laboratories. Engineers will work alongside geologists, astronomers, physicists, and researchers from other disciplines to develop improved methods in energy efficiency and production. ➙See more:

Whether its advanced materials, biomechanics, emerging transportation technologies, or a wide variety of other fields, mechanical engineers have a vast network of career opportunities available to them due to the remarkable versatility of this degree. The former CEOs of Ford Motor Company and Chrysler earned degrees from the KU School of Engineering. ➙See more:

The Student Projects Facility has 3,000 square feet of space that is accessible 24/7. Through mechanical engineering capstone design courses, students work on hands-on industrysponsored projects.

KU is home to one of the largest and most specialized research structures of its kind in the U.S., a 40-foot strong wall, which aids in testing the strength of bridges and buildings.

CHEMICAL & PETROLEUM ENGINEERING This degree offers broad applications in the bioengineering and medical fields. From nanomedicines that detect, cure, or replace damaged and diseased cells and tissues to developing more energyefficient batteries, they create a broad range of products to sustain the planet and power the world.


ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & COMPUTER SCIENCE MAJORS OFFERED Computer Engineering Computer Science Electrical Engineering Information Technology Interdisciplinary Computing

It’s no accident that Lawrence is the center of the Google universe. KU EECS graduates include the creator of Google Earth. The department is a leader in big data, computer networking, radar, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality. KU is also at the forefront of cyber security, thanks in part to the $4.7 million NSF grant-funded CyberCorps Scholarship for Service Program, which offers collaborations with the NSA and U.S. Army. ➙See more:

ENGINEERING PHYSICS Steve Hawley, a veteran of five space shuttle flights, and one of four astronauts to graduate from KU, is chair of the Engineering Physics program. Extensive physics training plus expertise in a variety of engineering disciplines provide career flexibility. ➙See more:

BIOENGINEERING From cancer research and joint replacement to HIV prevention and improved drug delivery, KU’s bioengineering program is helping students to find cures, promote well being, and build healthy communities. KU offers an undergraduate certificate and an accelerated pathway to a graduate degree in this field. ➙See more:

Ku engineering guide(2017 2018)  
Ku engineering guide(2017 2018)