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Degree Programs

Now in its second century, the University of Kentucky College of Engineering is the largest and highest-ranked engineering college in the state. With our small class sizes and wide-ranging opportunities for student involvement and leadership, we want to help you build your future in engineering.

Aerospace Engineering

The University of Kentucky is proud to offer the only undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering in the state of Kentucky. The Aerospace Engineering program is housed in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and is led by numerous faculty members with highly reputable research and expertise in a broad range of aerospace applications including controls, propulsion and hypersonics.

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering (BME) is a multidisciplinary field that applies engineering principles and design methods to improve the interaction and integration of engineering with medicine and biological sciences for advancing human health and solving healthcare challenges.

Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering

Biosystems engineering provides an essential link between the biological sciences and the engineering profession. This linkage is necessary for the development of production and processing systems involving biological materials that preserve our natural resource base.

Chemical Engineering

The study of chemical engineering requires a foundation in mathematics, chemistry and physics. Fundamental principles related to the transformations of matter and energy are developed in areas such as thermodynamics, mass transfer, reactor design and chemical process design.

Civil Engineering

Each civil engineering student will experience a broad field of study, providing a strong foundation for entry into the profession or graduate school. Focus areas include construction engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, materials engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering and water resources engineering.

Computer Science

Computer scientists identify and solve computational problems in all areas of modern life. They use a combination of technical skills and creativity to design and build software, formulate solutions to computing problems and invent new and better ways of using computers. The discipline of computer science has many challenging, interesting and socially important careers that appeal to a diverse range of people.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Creating technological advances that improve everyday life and change the world for the better—that’s what drives us in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Our world-class faculty members continually produce groundbreaking research in the areas of power and energy, computer architectures, embedded systems, micro/nano scale devices and materials, signal processing, machine learning and computational electromagnetics. We help students chart lucrative, satisfying career paths in industry, academia and government.

Engineering Technology

There are two pathways in the Engineering Technology Department. One leads to a Bachelor of Science in Lean Systems Engineering Technology, and the other leads to a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology. Students begin each pathway at BCTC to receive an Associate of Applied Science in two years. Students will work towards their Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Kentucky during the second two years.

Materials Science and Engineering

The materials engineer is responsible for the preparation, fabrication, selection, use and reuse of existing materials and for the development of new and improved materials. A professional in this field is often called upon to consider metals, ceramics and polymers.

Mechanical Engineering

The mechanical engineering student receives the broadest training among the fields of engineering. The mechanical engineer uses 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

Mining engineering requires a broad knowledge of sciences and other fields of engineering in its practice after graduation. Mining engineering students are equipped to enter prominent industries with significant earning potential.