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Degree Programs

At the University of Kentucky College of Engineering, we are educating the next generation of engineers to create technological advances that change the world for the better. We are Kentucky's largest and highest-ranked engineering college. We have small class sizes and wide-ranging opportunities for student involvement and leadership. Our world-class faculty members continually produce groundbreaking research. We help students chart lucrative, satisfying career paths in industry, academia and government. We want to help you build your future.

Aerospace Engineering

The University of Kentucky is proud to offer the only undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering in the state. The aerospace engineering program is housed in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and is led by faculty members with research and expertise in controls, propulsion and hypersonics.

Biomedical Engineering

F. Joseph Halcomb III, M.D. Department of Biomedical Engineering focus is engineering for human health. Biomedical engineers advance human health and solve healthcare challenges.

Biosystems Engineering

The Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering integrates aspects of traditional engineering fields like mechanical, chemical and civil engineering with biological, agricultural and environmental applications. The University of Kentucky offers the only undergraduate degree in biosystems engineering in the state.

Chemical Engineering

The field of chemical engineering involves mathematics, chemistry and physics. Students take courses on thermodynamics, mass transfer, reactor design and chemical process design. The chemical engineering degree program is housed in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering.

Civil Engineering

Focus areas of our civil engineering program include construction engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, materials engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering and water resources engineering.

Computer Engineering

The computer engineering program is housed in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Students can take part in research on power and energy, computer architectures, micro and nano scale devices and materials, machine learning, and computational electromagnetics.

Computer Science

Computer science students are educated on how to identify and solve computational problems in all areas of modern life. Courses focus on using technical skills and creativity to design and build software, formulate solutions to computing problems and invent new and better ways of using computers.

Electrical Engineering

Our electrical engineering program teaches students to find innovative ways to use electricity, electronic materials and electoral phenomena to improve people’s lives. The electrical engineering program is housed in the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering.

Engineering Technology

In the Engineering Technology Department, students can pursue either a Bachelor of Science in Lean Systems Engineering Technology or a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology. Students must first obtain an Associate of Applied Science at Bluegrass Technical Community College.

Materials Science Engineering

Materials engineers are responsible for the preparation, fabrication, selection, use and reuse of existing materials and for the development of new and improved materials. Materials engineering students go on to work in the fields of pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, prosthetics and more.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is the broadest of all the engineering programs. Mechanical engineers use the techniques of mathematics combined with specialized knowledge of the thermal and energy sciences, solid and fluid mechanics, and the properties of materials.

Mining Engineering

The Department of Mining Engineering focuses on the materials used for roads, buildings, computers, cell phones and more. Mining engineering students learn about geotechnical engineering, explosives engineering, ventilation, mine power systems, environmental engineering and extractive metallurgy.