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The College of Engineering is a vital part of the University of Kentucky. We have been training men and women to be engineers for over 150 years and are proud to be the top-ranked engineering school in Kentucky. This book contains information about programs and resources that have been designed with your success in mind. Specifically, you will learn about our brand new First-Year Engineering program and its potential to ensure you find an engineering field you love, receive the academic support you need to succeed and launch a lucrative career. We have also included information about our nine engineering majors, Living Learning Program, financial aid and much more. An engineering education from the UK College of Engineering has always been a wise investment; now, our First-Year Engineering program ensures you will reap benefits from your first day on campus. Good luck to you in your academic pursuits and we hope to see you soon. Sincerely,

Larry Holloway Interim Dean

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On a grand tour you will:

COME FOR A GRAND TOUR! AND WE MEAN GRAND!

Our weekly grand tours are held throughout the school year. They are the best way to see yourself succeeding as a UK engineering student. See what separates us from other engineering schools. Visit engr.uky.edu/visit or text UKCOE to 67076 to select a date now!

See our First-Year Engineering program in action See—and maybe even participate in—live demonstrations in labs used by engineering faculty Hear about the Cooperative Education program and internship possibilities Learn about scholarship and financial aid opportunities Talk to engineering students about their UK experience 3


FIRST-YEAR ENGINEERING PROGRAM MAKING AN INFORMED CHOICE IS THE NAME OF THE GAME The First-Year Engineering program (FYE) is designed to remove as much guesswork from your major selection as possible. Instead of ending up in a major you don’t like—which often results in poorer grades, lost time and increased expense due to changing majors—you can make an informed choice thanks to a hands-on, communal experience that exposes you to all of our engineering majors. In the FYE program you are admitted as an undeclared engineering student. However, instead of taking only engineering prerequisites, you will take brand new, custom-designed courses taught by engineering faculty that cover crucial study habits, fundamentals of engineering computing and complete a design project. You will declare your chosen engineering major during the spring semester of your first year when you register for fall classes. With one solid year of fundamentals—as well as a design project—under your belt, you will be prepared to succeed in your desired major. 4


THE FYE PROGRAM ADVANTAGE How will the new First-Year Engineering program benefit you in your pursuit of an engineering education? You get to take engineering classes from day one No more waiting for a senior design project or graduate studies to do hands-on engineering Get more attention and interaction with faculty through smaller class sizes (EGR 101/112 is limited to 36 students and EGR 102/103 is limited to 72 students with additional teaching assistants in the class) You get to learn about all of our engineering and computer science majors The communal experience of the First-Year Engineering program will help you learn your engineering field from an interdisciplinary point of view For course descriptions & more, visit engr.uky.edu/academics/fyp

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THE FIRST-YEAR ENGINEERING DESIGN LABORATORY Conveniently located in Woodland Glen III, the FYE Design Laboratory provides optimal space for FYE classes, as well as the program’s design project. From the movable furniture to the advanced audiovisual capabilities to the numerous whiteboards, the FYE Design Laboratory is an ideal space for creativity and collaboration.

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ENGINEERING RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE UK’S LARGEST LIVING LEARNING PROGRAM The Engineering Residential College (ERC) is ideal for incoming engineering students who want to balance strenuous academics with community involvement. With over 700 engineering students living in Woodland Glen III’s private bedrooms, you will be surrounded by like-minded peers and mentors who know the rigors of an engineering education. There’s more! The ERC also provides students with opportunities to meet with industry representatives, interact with college faculty and deans, receive free tutoring (with pizza!), enjoy fun educational events and more. Schedule a visit and see a room in the ERC!

WILLIAM REEDY Sophomore MAJOR: Chemical Engineering “Coming to the University of Kentucky was the best decision I could have made.” William Reedy knew that the best way to succeed as a chemical engineering major was to surround himself with hard working students. Knowing that most of the students in the ERC were top graduates in their high schools, William chose to live in the ERC and began reaping immediate benefits: he earned a 4.0 his first semester. “Because of the collaborative aspect of the ERC, engineering students teach each other and help each other with homework. I understood much more of what I heard in the lectures once we began studying together.”

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WOODLAND GLEN III Woodland Glen III was opened in the fall of 2015 and the ERC moved right in, immediately occupying most of the residence hall’s 740 beds. In addition to numerous places to study, hang out or relax, Woodland Glen III has a game room, a community kitchen, a spacious lobby and more. Just outside Woodland Glen III’s doors is the William T. Young Library, UK’s iconic home to over 1.2 million books and 3,000 seats for individual and group study. In 2015, UK opened the largest Starbucks on any university campus on the first floor of the affectionately nicknamed “Willy T.” Next to the library is one of UK’s newest destinations to meet and eat—The 90. In addition to its diverse all-you-care-to-eat dining options, The 90 houses Ovid’s, Taco Bell, Aqua Sushi, la Madeleine and more.

JULIA HARTSEK Junior MAJOR: Civil Engineering “Through the ERC, I have gained a support system of engineering students in my own class as well as upperclassmen.” While still in high school, Julia Hartsek knew she wanted to be a civil engineer. She was attracted to UK’s strong engineering program and opportunities for social interaction through the college’s student organizations—including the ERC. During her first year in the ERC, Julia not only made numerous friends and enjoyed the diverse program offerings, she also gained wisdom from the ERC’s peer mentors. “The peer mentors are great resources because they were in your position not long ago. As a result, they know the do’s and don’ts of being an engineering student.”

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ACADEMIC SUPPORT MAKING AN INFORMED CHOICE IS THE NAME OF THE GAME We want to ensure you have every chance to succeed—academically and in your career. The James and Gay Hardymon Center for Student Success, set to open in the fall of 2017, provides a comprehensive academic support and career development suite in one convenient location. ELBERT C. RAY ESTUDIO DESIGNATED TUTORING SPACE PROFESSIONAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ADVISING COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM INTERNATIONAL STUDY PROGRAM UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH INDUSTRY INTERVIEWING ROOMS COMPUTER LAB

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ELBERT C. RAY ESTUDIO

TUTORING

The Elbert C. Ray eStudio is a truly unique resource among engineering colleges. Services available to students through the eStudio include:

Students can receive special assistance from students in the Tau Beta Pi honor society Sunday through Thursday from 3-9 p.m.

Professional help for any writing project, especially scientiďŹ c & technical writing projects Assistance with PowerPoint & Prezi presentations Instruction in iMovie, Moviemaker & other movie-making software A sound booth with professional recording equipment Video cameras and tripods that are available for check-out Wall-sized whiteboards

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT From resume building to interviewing skills, career services staff members are eager to help students enhance their personal and online presence. The career services department also brings in industry experts to evaluate resumes and speak with 150 -180 students during the biannual Resumania events.

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AND THAT’S JUST YOUR

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT: STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM INTERNATIONAL STUDY PROGRAM UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ALL NINE UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS MINORS AND CERTIFICATES FINANCIAL AID SCHEDULING A TOUR

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STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS The UK College of Engineering houses over 35 student organizations dedicated to nearly every kind of engineering interest. It is a great way to get involved and broaden your undergraduate experience. LINDSEY GILLASPIE Junior MAJOR: Computer Engineering & Computer Science Ambassador, Engineering Student Council member and former president of the Society of Women Engineers “You look around the UK campus and see engineering at the center. To me, that symbolizes how much engineering matters to UK.” Lindsey Gillaspie is one of the college’s Ambassadors - engineering students who meet with prospective engineering students to share their University of Kentucky experience. Lindsey says the question most frequently asked by students and parents is: “Is engineering as hard as it seems?” Her reply? “If you like it, it won’t be.”

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Alpha Epsilon – Biosystems engineering honor society Alpha Sigma Mu – Materials engineering honor society

Formula Kentucky Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Society of Women Engineers

Institute of Transportation Engineers

Solar Car Team

International Society of Explosives Engineers

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering

Tau Beta Pi – Engineering honor society

American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (RailCats)

Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Material Advantage

Ambassadors American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

American Society of Civil Engineers American Society of Mechanical Engineers Association for Computing Machinery Biomedical Engineering Society Chi Epsilon – Civil engineering honor society Energy Club Engineering Student Council

Triangle Fraternity Women in Mining

Mu Nu Gamma – Mining engineering honor society Mucking Team - UK’s International Mining Games team National Society of Black Engineers Omega Chi Epsilon – Chemical engineering honor society Phi Sigma Rho – Sorority for females studying engineering and the sciences

Engineers Without Borders

Pi Tau Sigma – Mechanical engineering honor society

Eta Kappa Nu - Beta Upsilon Chapter Electrical and computer engineering honor society

Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration

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Cooperative Education Program The college’s Cooperative Education program allows students to alternate academic semesters with three semesters of engineering work within their discipline. By the time a co-op student has graduated, he/she will already have one year of engineering experience on their resume. Located in the James and Gay Hardymon Center for Student Success, the Cooperative Education program office connects students with employers and helps facilitate the co-op relationship.

International Study Program In our global economy, exposure to other cultures is vital. The college’s International Study program provides outlets for students to broaden their experience without delaying their engineering studies.

Undergraduate Research Program At most universities, hands-on research experience under the tutelage of expert practitioners is only available to graduate students. At the UK College of Engineering, we encourage students to involve themselves in undergraduate research as soon as possible. It is a competitive advantage for UK, and for you.

STEPHEN PARSONS May 2016 Graduate MAJOR: Computer Science and International Studies “When I started at UK, I knew that I would study abroad if I had the chance.” After spending a summer interning at Google, Stephen Parsons enrolled in a study program in Cusco, Peru. In addition to taking classes, Stephen stayed with a local family and traveled throughout Peru’s diverse geography. “I have always wanted to find ways to use technology and computer science for international development,” says Stephen. “The traveling we were able to do made for an outstanding educational experience.”

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MAJORS BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

CIVIL ENGINEERING

Get equipped to make a contribution to a safer, healthier planet with a degree in biosystems engineering. It is a great way to make a living by making a difference.

Turn your interest in environmental protection, medicine or biotechnology into a prosperous career with a degree in chemical engineering. The versatility will give you an exciting range of career options.

Tomorrow’s infrastructure will be smarter and more sustainable; why not pursue a degree that will put you in the action?

INDUSTRIES LOOKING FOR YOU:

INDUSTRIES LOOKING FOR YOU:

INDUSTRIES LOOKING FOR YOU:

Renewable fuel technologies

Alternative energy

Construction & architecture

Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceuticals

Energy

Biotechnology & bioengineering

Cosmetics

Transportation

Food processing

Consumer products

Utilities

Environmental agencies

Environmental protection

Consulting firms

Average starting salary: $60,000

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Average starting salary: $69,196

Average starting salary: $61,734


COMPUTER ENGINEERING

COMPUTER SCIENCE

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Computers are everywhere. Learn to work on all aspects of computer systems from hardware design to application software.

Begin designing the future with a career in a growing, rewarding industry known for creating some of our world’s best and most revolutionary products.

Learn how to harness and invent new sources of power and energy. It will ensure you have the tools to make our world more sustainable.

INDUSTRIES LOOKING FOR YOU:

INDUSTRIES LOOKING FOR YOU:

INDUSTRIES LOOKING FOR YOU:

Automotive

Software development

Electronics

Aerospace

Cybersecurity

Communications

Optics

Telecommunications

Public utilities

Communications

Gaming

Medical technology

Manufacturing

Digital media

Energy

Average starting salary: $65,606

Average starting salary: $62,675

Average starting salary: $66,269

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MATERIALS ENGINEERING

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

MINING ENGINEERING

Groundbreaking technologies cannot exist apart from the materials used to create them. Work at the structural level and watch your innovations become products.

From aerospace to manufacturing, you will be amazed how many different career options are available to the mechanical engineering graduate.

The mining industry relies on intelligent, responsible engineers who put their knowledge of mine design, ventilation, explosives and safety to work.

INDUSTRIES LOOKING FOR YOU:

INDUSTRIES LOOKING FOR YOU:

INDUSTRIES LOOKING FOR YOU:

Biomaterials, implants & prosthetics

Aerospace & aviation

Construction

Industrial equipment design

Surface & underground mining

Government agencies

Explosives

Geotechnical engineering firms

Energy & environmental solutions

Reclamation engineering companies

Manufacturing

Regulatory agencies

Manufacturing

Metals processing & ceramics

Electronic materials & plastics

Average starting salary: $63,478

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Average starting salary: $65,593

Average starting salary: $65,946


BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING MINOR Undergraduate students can take biomedical engineering courses and earn a minor. This minor is intended for undergraduate engineering students seeking to supplement their education by applying skills learned in their respective disciplines to the field of biomedical engineering, a field that uses engineering to solve challenges in the areas of biology and medicine. The minor in biomedical engineering requires: a) a minimum of 18 hours of coursework; b) a GPA of 2.5 in these courses and c) no grade lower than a C in any BME course. At the discretion of the BME department chair (or designee), a limited number of equivalent course substitutions (6 credit hours) may count toward the requirements for this minor. At least 12 credits must have the BME prefix. COMPUTER SCIENCE MINOR No matter which engineering major you choose, a minor in computer science will strengthen you as an engineer and enhance your marketability. Start with introductory computer programming, work your way into software engineering and algorithm design and explore other areas that interest you.

A computer science minor is a great complement to any engineering program. The minor in computer science requires a minimum of 20 hours of coursework in computer science, with certain required courses.

MINORS & OTHER

BS/MBA DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM

CERTIFICATES

The Engineering/MBA Dual Degree Program was established to enable students to receive a Bachelor of Science in engineering and a Master of Business Administration in five years.

Want to supplement your undergraduate studies? Earn a certificate in the following areas:

The dual degree program includes exclusive enrichment activities during the undergraduate senior year, a one-year accelerated MBA and an international study experience. SEAM HONORS PROGRAM SEAM is a collaborative program between the College of Engineering and the Gatton College of Business and Economics that offers cross functional classes and activities designed to complement a student’s chosen major.

AEROSPACE BIOPHARMACEUTICAL ENGINEERING ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING NANOSCALE ENGINEERING POWER & ENERGY

As well, this honors program produces a pool of entrepreneurial minded individuals and attractive, unique talent for potential employers nationwide.

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FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS SCHOLARSHIPS An engineering education at UK is very affordable when compared with other universities. The College of Engineering awards merit scholarships based on high school grade point average and ACT or SAT scores. There are also financial need scholarships that consider GPA and standardized test scores, but also writing ability and overall leadership potential. Here are some of the scholarships available to students.

THOMAS W. LESTER SCHOLARSHIP Named after the longest-tenured dean in the College of Engineering’s history, the Lester Scholarship allows recipients to receive up to $12,000 for four years of college. Incoming freshmen who apply to the College of Engineering by December 1 and who meet the following criteria will automatically be offered the Lester Scholarship: • Composite score of 30 on the ACT or 1340 on the old SAT (prior to March 2016) or 1390 on the new SAT (after March 2016) • ACT Math score of 33 or old SAT (prior to March 2016) Math score of 760 or new SAT (after March 2016) Math score of 780 • Cumulative unweighted high school grade point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.0 scale

FINANCIAL NEED BASED AWARDS In addition to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the college also awards funding based on financial need. Each year we recognize students who, without the help of college scholarships, would not be able to attend UK. Typically these renewable awards range between $3,000 and $7,500 per year and are available for eight semesters. To apply for these awards, students must fill out a separate financial need based scholarship application from the College of Engineering. For more information, contact scholarship coordinator Mary-Michael McDonald at (859) 257-0569 or marymichael.mcdonald@uky.edu.

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UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY SCHOLARSHIPS While the college offers need based and merit based scholarships, students should not overlook potential scholarships from UK’s Office of Academic Scholarships. For competitive academic scholarship consideration, students must complete that section of the undergraduate admission application by December 1. Early application is strongly encouraged. Visit uky.edu/academicscholarships to learn more. Schedule a visit and discuss your education financing options!


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SIGN UP FOR A TODAY! We look forward to helping you get started on your journey in the University of Kentucky College of Engineering. ENGR.UKY.EDU/VISIT OR TEXT UKCOE TO 67076

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Tony Jackson Director of Recruitment Central Kentucky, Northern Kentucky and Louisville (859) 218-5170 tonyjackson@uky.edu

William Henderson Director of Diversity Programs & Out-of-State Recruitment (859) 257-2451 william.henderson@uky.edu

SEE THE LABS. SEE THE RESEARCH. SEE THE CAMPUS.

Monica Nielsen Director of Women’s Programs & Recruitment Eastern Kentucky, Mid-western Kentucky and St. Louis (859) 257-0553 monica.nielsen@uky.edu

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