Uniquely URI.

95%Employed or graduate school placement within six months of graduation
$19MIn annual research awards
100%participation in year-long capstone design experience
1st in USTo offer a Ph.D. in ocean engineering
100%Of international Engineering Program students complete a six-month global internship
The University of Rhode Island’s College of Engineering is a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff dedicated to advancing society through learning, research, and innovation. Our college has a proud history of preparing engineers for the global workplace and to meet the many challenges that society does — and will — face.
Anthony Marchese, Dean, URI College of Engineering

A global leader

With five departments and more than 25 programs, including our world-renowned International Engineering Program, the College of Engineering challenges and prepares students for problem-solving on a global scale.


Built around a hands-on, dynamic environment, classroom experiences combine with internship opportunities, student organizations, and an Engineering Living Learning Community to provide the kind of well-rounded education needed in the real world.

Our mission

The College of Engineering is a diverse community of scholars, learners, and professional staff dedicated to the development and application of advanced technologies, working together to enhance the quality of life for all. We are creative problem-solvers, innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs, applying our skills for the advancement of knowledge, service to our community, and the economic development of the state of Rhode Island and beyond. We prepare our graduates to be global leaders in a wide range of engineering disciplines and to create new knowledge, products, and services.