When you connect meaningfully across cultures, you begin to see the world from a perspective that is different from your own. Taking on the world’s challenges requires the type of thinker who can look at a problem from multiple vantage points and find solutions others can’t see.
The International Engineering Program, or IEP, offers an unparalleled experience for students looking to become truly global engineers. You’ll earn two degrees simultaneously: a B.S. in an engineering discipline and a B.A. in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, or Global Language Area Studies with a concentration in Japanese. By combining the power of a world-class engineering program, immersion in a foreign language and culture and a year studying and interning abroad, the five-year program prepares engineers who can work collaboratively and efficiently on international teams.
The University of Rhode Island's groundbreaking International Engineering Program (IEP) serves as a model for engineering and language educators across the entire country.The Institute of International Education
- International Engineering Program a National Model for Global Learning - Long before words like global, interdisciplinary and experiential were common in higher education, URI launched its five-year International Engineering Program. The program has changed the way engineering students prepare to compete in the global marketplace.
- Colloquium on International Engineering Education Connects with Humanities - The theme of this year’s virtual Colloquium on International Engineering Education, hosted by the University of Rhode Island’s International Engineering Program on Nov. 2-3, was “Connecting Engineering with the Humanities.”
- Maryland Native Drawn to RI for Ocean Engineering, Stayed Due to Blue Economy - When Edgewater, Maryland native Maeve Story was deciding where to study ocean engineering, she confidently selected URI. She didn’t realize was how fast Rhode Island’s blue economy was growing and the career opportunities that awaited her.
- Engineering & Technology Career Fair Returns to the Ryan Center - For the first time since 2019, the URI Engineering & Technology Career Fair was held as an in-person event at the Ryan Center. More than 90 employers and 667 URI students attended the event.