Welcome to the place where you’ll learn to design the next-generation products and systems on which our society depends. Here we teach students to envision and implement the next big ideas in the automotive, defense, medical or energy industries, to name a few.
Our unique program provides hands-on experience with fully equipped laboratories and senior design capstone projects that let students to tackle a real engineering challenge at a local engineering company. We also place a heavy emphasis on internships and our students have gained valuable experience by working for esteemed engineering companies around the world.
Armed with this experience, our graduates go on to rewarding careers in almost every industry. They are inventors, CEOs, managers, consultants, designers and more. But regardless of their career, they are all on the forefront of engineering innovation.
As a sophomore in high school, Andrew DeSousa was mentored by Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) engineer Tom Dolan for a robotics competition. Now, both gentlemen, who are URI mechanical engineering alumni, work as NUWC engineers and mentor the next generation of aspiring engineers.
Sixteen URI industrial & systems engineering students recently presented their senior capstone projects to their peers, faculty and industry representatives.
Senior Tunde Akinkuowo, who is completing his bachelor’s degree in industrial and systems engineering at URI, received the Harvey Robert Turner Award for Outstanding Service to the University of Rhode Island Black Community at URI’s 21st annual Black Scholar Awards ceremony.
Eighty-two URI mechanical engineering seniors recently presented their capstone projects in the form of a poster or a prototype. The 23 projects were on display at URI’s capstone space at Schneider Electric.
Associate Professor Valerie Maier-Speredelozzi recently appeared on the Rhode Show to promote the SWENext DesignLab event, which encourages girls to become engineers.
Engineering students from URI and UConn recently visited the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport. The students, along with a few of their professors and advisors, toured NUWC’s facilities and interacted with a panel of NUWC engineers and scientists.