UA College of Engineering

Graduate studies in the College of Engineering

WE ARE COMMITTED to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. Composed of the departments of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, the College of Engineering was founded in 1914 and is the second oldest college at the University.

The current research focus of the College includes: gas turbine technology, filtration technology, nanotechnology, lightweight automobile research, aero-propulsion technology, catalysis, industrial controls, computational mechanics, smart materials, composites and civil structures, biochemical/bioprocess engineering, environmental bioengineering, transportation engineering and a variety of modeling and simulation issues of engineering problems. The graduate program is truly interdisciplinary in nature. Learn more.

Academic Programs

Prospective students apply directly to the department of interest.

Master of Science Degrees

The degrees of Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and Master of Science in Engineering are offered. The M.S. in Engineering is intended for the student whose educational objectives cannot be met by the four departmental master of science programs or those who wish to specialize in biomedical engineering, polymer engineering, or engineering management.

Interested in a non-thesis option with evening courses? Learn about our Evening Master's in Engineering program. 

Ph.D. Degrees

  • Engineering Applied Mathematics Doctoral Program

    This is a coordinated program between the College of Engineering and the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics. It is designed to train students in the formulation, analysis, and solution of mathematical models in a variety of application areas. It also emphasizes interdisciplinary research and teamwork. The program addresses the State and Regional needs for students with advanced training in interdisciplinary research, and prepares students for employment in government agencies, industry, and universities.

  • MD/Ph.D. degree in conjunction with NEOMED

    The College of Engineering and NEOMED provide a coordinated program for those desiring both the M.D. and Ph.D. in Engineering degrees. This program integrates the knowledge and skills acquired by the student in each of the programs. Each individual coordinated degree program is tailored to suit the background and research interests of the student. 

    To obtain an M.D. degree from NEOMED and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Engineering, the student must satisfy NEOMED’s degree requirements and the College of Engineering’s Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Degree Requirements. This coordinated program does not change the degree requirements for either program.

    Additional information may be obtained from UA's Department of Biomedical Engineering or NEOMED.


Evaluation Rubric for M.S. Engineering Report, January 2014
Evaluation Rubric for M.S. Thesis Defense Examination, January 2014
Evaluation Rubric for PhD Dissertation Defense Examination, January 2014

Admission and Support

The Graduate School oversees the admission procedure into the college. You can learn more about the admission process, requirements, tuition, and financial aid.

There are also resources available for outstanding prospective students to support their graduate education.

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For more information

Additional information can be found in the Graduate Bulletin, or through the Graduate School.