Advancing human potential

The world needs engineers with vision. At URI’s College of Engineering, you’ll find opportunities to work alongside visionary researchers developing technologies that will improve lives, expand knowledge, and traverse new frontiers.

Engineer your success! Engineering students play a central role in the new technologies being developed here. Guided by faculty mentors, they’re improving access to clean drinking water in rural communities around the world, developing new sensor technologies for robots, and discovering biomedical technologies that help identify and treat disease. Our students participate in internships around the world, some working on multinational teams to discover sustainable energy solutions or design fuel-efficient automotive systems. Become part of a research community that advances human potential—and believes in your potential to make your mark on the world.

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The College of Engineering offers more than 25 programs from five departments.

International Engineering Program

A national model for engineering and language education

See the World

The first program of its kind, the International Engineering Program (IEP) trains bilingual, culturally competent, global engineers.


  • COE Alum Tania Silva de Oliveira Gives Graduate Commencement Address May 19 - Tania Silva de Oliveira is a chemical engineer and an analytical research scientist at a Boston-based global pharmaceutical company that develops drugs to treat some of the world’s most serious conditions.
  • Fulbright Award Winner to Make Clean Water Access a Priority - By Hugh Markey Professor Joseph Goodwill of the College of Engineering will soon be bringing his teaching and researching skills to the University of Trento in Italy now that he has become a Fulbright scholar. Goodwill studies and teaches the application of physics and chemical principles to improve water quality, with the objective to improve […]


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