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.
We take particular pride in our academics and research, and I invite you to explore our undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including our five-year accelerated B.S./M.S. degree programs available in all engineering majors.
The college also has the distinctive International Engineering Program (IEP). Our internationally acclaimed IEP experience prepares students with a global perspective in both an engineering discipline and a foreign language/culture through intensive study. IEP students hold paid internships at world-class engineering companies around the globe and earn two undergraduate degrees: a B.S. in engineering and a B.A. in German, Spanish, French, Italian or Chinese. In addition, the IEP also offers a dual graduate degree program (M.S./M.S. and Ph.D./Ph.D.) where students earn one degree from the United States and one from a partner institution abroad, with research and coursework undertaken at both institutions.
I encourage you to visit us to learn more about who we are and the dynamic engineering experiences we offer. You will discover friendly faculty, staff and students all engaged in meeting society’s challenges and those that lie ahead.
I look forward to personally meeting you and to having the opportunity to warmly welcome you to our University community.
Raymond M. Wright, Ph.D., P.E.
Vincent & Estelle Murphy Chair in Engineering
To be a global leader in engineering education and research.
The College of Engineering is a diverse community of scholars, learners, and professional staff dedicated to the development and application of advanced technologies, and 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.
The College of Engineering’s eight undergraduate B.S. degree programs in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, and ocean engineering are all accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, Inc., the recognized leader in international engineering program accreditation.
We encourage you to visit ABET, Inc., to learn more about the importance of engineering program accreditation, and the valuable benefits for graduates of accredited engineering degree programs.
Additional Information about Accreditation
- ABET, Inc., Information for Students and Families
- About the ABET, Inc., organization
- Why accreditation matters
- The importance of accreditation in licensure, registration & certification
- The difference between Engineering and Engineering Technology programs
College Strategic Plan
Read the college’s 2012-2017 Strategic Plan that outlines our vision to keep the college strategically positioned as a leader in engineering learning, teaching and research.