International Engineering Program

About the IEP

Since 1987, the International Engineering Program has provided an unmatched global engineering experience for students looking to leave their mark on society. Jointly administered by the College of Engineering and the College of Arts & Sciences, the program marries engineering and foreign language for a seamless five-year experience.


The University of Rhode Island provides research and expertise to institutions across the country on how to build and sustain international engineering programs, integrate their engineering and language programs, create appropriate research venues, and engage industry.

Colloquium on International Engineering Education

Founded by the International Engineering Program (IEP) at the University of Rhode Island, the purpose of the Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education is to provide a forum to discuss and share issues and ideas related to the field. The Colloquium provides engineering and language educators, international program administrators, deans, provosts, presidents, corporate leaders, public sector representatives and students common ground to talk about educating engineers for today’s global workplace. The annual colloquium meets every other year in Rhode Island, alternating with partner schools across the country:           

25th Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education

2022 ACIEE to be hosted by the University of Rhode Island

The 25th Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education (ACIEE), themed “Connecting Engineering with the Humanities”, will be hosted virtually by the University of Rhode Island on Wednesday and Thursday, November 2-3, 2022. To learn more about the 2022 ACIEE, please click here. This site will be updated as more information becomes available, so check back often.

For more information about the ACIEE in general or to join our Colloquium listserv, please contact Sigrid Berka, Executive Director of the International Engineering Program, at or at 401.874.4700.

Colloquium Archive


Browse our most recent annual report and newsletter to learn more about the IEP.