It's All Here!
Every prospective college student daydreams about what his or her experience will be like. For engineering students, those visions involve lab coats, design projects, study sessions, coops and internships, professors' office hours, job interviews, research experiments, discovering their passion, learning from experts and, ultimately, graduation and landing an awesome job! If that's what you want, get your engineering education at the University of Kentucky. It's all here!
We place a high emphasis on cultivating a vibrant community in the College of Engineering. Our Engineering Residential College currently houses nearly 600 students and is the largest living learning program on campus. Our student organizations now number over 40, many of which are engaged in outreach programs that promote STEM education to elementary, middle and high school students. In short, the UK College of Engineering provides a place where you not only learn, but also feel at home.
Not only do we provide the academic rigor that will prepare you for a high-paying, deeply-rewarding job, we'll help you find it! Our Engineering Career Development Group will assist you with resume reviews and mock interview. Our Cooperative Education Program can connect you with employers so you can gain real-world experience while you're still in school. Plus, each fall and spring, we host a career fair that brings over 100 employers to campus to interview you for coop and full-time positions. Yes, we want you to succeed academically, but we also want you to graduate with a fantastic job already secured.
Our faculty partners with students to achieve groundbreaking results in their field. Currently, the college has $48 million in active research awards among its investigators. In the next five years, we intend to raise that number to $80 million through faculty growth and strategic research clusters that will advance the college, the Commonwealth of Kentucky and society. We want to be where industry and government turn to when they want to solve big challenges. What does that mean for you? It means our robust undergraduate research programs only stands to get better and you will have more opportunities to experience hands-on research in the hottest fields.