The College of Engineering

Advancing human potential

The College of Engineering is a research community that advances human potential. Students and faculty are improving access to drinking water around the world, developing sensor technologies for robots, and discovering biomedical technologies that identify and treat disease. Our students participate in internships in the US and abroad, applying theory to practice and developing intercultural understanding.

Our Campaign Goals

Recruit new faculty through competitive startup offers
Establish ocean engineering research and academic facilities
Expand opportunities in the International Engineering Program
Offer graduate fellowships to attract top candidates for advanced degrees

College of Engineering Points of Distinction

State-of-the-art Facilities

In 2019, the Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering and the renovation and expansion of Bliss Hall were completed. These buildings and the renovated Kirk Center for Advanced Technology provide approximately 280,000 square feet for engineers to learn, design, and innovate.

International Engineering Program

Our five-year International Engineering Program (IEP) is one of URI’s most successful. Students earn two degrees simultaneously: a B.S. in an engineering discipline and a B.A. in German, Spanish, French, Italian, or Chinese. Students spend a year abroad while interning at companies such as BMW, Bayer, and more. Employers often recruit IEP participants before graduation.

Engineering Living Learning Community

One of our most highly acclaimed initiatives is our Engineering Living Learning Community (ELLC) for first-year students. This experience provides strong academic and social support networks, welcoming students to our engineering community of scholars from day one.

Highly Successful Graduates

More than 93% of graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

Giving Opportunities

College of Engineering Future Fund
This immediate-use resource gives us the flexibility to seize emerging opportunities. It will directly help with faculty recruitment and the ocean engineering research and academic facilities.
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John Grandin Executive Director’s Fund
This strategic fund directly benefits the International Engineering Program and other initiatives that distinguish the College among its peers.
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Endowed Fellowships
A permanent fund to support graduate study would attract top students from around the world. These resources open the possibilities for groundbreaking research and influential scholarship.
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Equipment and Technology
Endowed and current-use funds bring cutting-edge equipment to campus, preparing our students for careers and fostering research to advance human potential.
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