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.
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.
According to Nasser Zawia, dean of the University of Rhode Island Graduate School, graduate enrollment in engineering programs at URI rose this year by 8.5 percent. International enrollment grew to 13 percent.
A study conducted by three URI graduate engineering students and faculty members found that composite materials may be the long-term solution for Rhode Island’s infrastructure.
While most students at the University of Rhode Island went home during the winter break, nine mechanical engineering students learned what it takes to become entrepreneurs.