Welcome to the place where you’ll learn to design the next-generation products and systems on which our society depends. Here we teach students to envision and implement the next big ideas in the automotive, defense, medical or energy industries, to name a few.
Our unique program provides hands-on experience with fully equipped laboratories and senior design capstone projects that let students to tackle a real engineering challenge at a local engineering company. We also place a heavy emphasis on internships and our students have gained valuable experience by working for esteemed engineering companies around the world.
Armed with this experience, our graduates go on to rewarding careers in almost every industry. They are inventors, CEOs, managers, consultants, designers and more. But regardless of their career, they are all on the forefront of engineering innovation.
Tim Pheland, who graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a bachelor’s degree in 2012 and a master’s degree in 2016 in Industrial and Systems Engineering, was recently named to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ (SME) “30 Under 30” list. The list celebrates 30 young men and women for their demonstrated achievements, leadership, and high-tech work in […]
Robots are frequently used to perform tasks faster and more efficiently than humans or to help keep humans out of harm’s way. What if robots could also work in teams to accomplish more complicated jobs? Chengzhi Yuan, an assistant professor in URI’s Department of Mechanical, Industrial & Systems Engineering, wishes to develop the technology that […]
The subjects of solar energy, lung cancer prevention and water contamination may seem unrelated, but the research College of Engineering Assistant Professor Yi Zheng is conducting in his Micro and Nanoscale Energy Laboratory could lead to advances in all three areas. “My research focuses on the enhanced thermal and optical properties of nanostructured materials, which can […]