2024 Engineering Graduates

Elevating Engineering

The KU School of Engineering is a bridge to the future, educating future engineers, pioneering new technologies and developing solutions to the problems facing the world. KU engineering and computing faculty, students and staff are committed to answering the call for transformational education and substantially beneficial interdisciplinary research.

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KU Aerospace Engineering is one of the top programs in the world in aircraft and engine design education. Four NASA astronauts earned degrees at KU, including one in the 2017 astronaut class. With an emphasis on designing, simulating, building, testing, and flying aerospace vehicles and systems, aerospace engineering students at KU receive access to unmatched educational opportunities.

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From cancer treatment and tissue engineering to improved drug delivery and concussion testing, KU’s bioengineering program is helping students to find cures, promote well being, and build healthy communities. KU offers an undergraduate certificate and an accelerated pathway to a graduate degree through the chemical or mechanical engineering programs.

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Creating safer, more environmentally friendly plastics. Enhancing oil recovery techniques. Improving methods for drug delivery. Whatever your passion, a diverse array of options are available to students pursuing a degree in this field, including wide-ranging opportunities in the bioengineering and biomedical fields. KU is the only institution in Kansas that offers a degree in petroleum engineering.

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Roads, bridges, buildings, water resources, air quality, and more – these all play an increasingly important role in our lives. Civil, environmental and architectural engineering boasts a vibrant faculty, who are preparing engineers to assume leadership roles in the profession. KU’s instructional and laboratory facilities in areas such as environmental engineering, concrete materials, asphalt, and illumination are world-class.

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KU EECS is a nationally recognized leader in cyber security, big data, computer networking, radar, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality. Graduates make their mark as engineers and computer scientists, or in the fields of law, medicine, or business. All graduates have a strong foundation in their field along with problem solving skills that prepare them to face new technological challenges.

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Engineering physics graduates combine an extensive background in physics - the science that underlies much of modern technology - with an engineering mindset. Their broad training and technical breadth provide a unique flexibility for careers.

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Whether its advanced materials, biomechanics, emerging transportation technologies, or a wide variety of other fields, mechanical engineers have a vast network of career opportunities available to them due to the remarkable versatility of this degree. From award winning race cars and energy efficient vehicle development to advanced spinal implants and an easier path to recovery from knee surgery, mechanical engineering at KU offers a wide variety of opportunities, including robust offerings in bioengineering and biomechanics.

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Join us on campus!

The School of Engineering is hosting individual appointments for prospective engineering Jayhawks throughout the year. To set up your visit, please email Engineering Camp & Outreach Coordinator, Meredith Morris Whyte
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Student Perspectives

Mary Sevart

Mary Sevart


Chemical Engineering


2022 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. KU Society of Women Engineers Co-President, Engineering Ambassador, Undergraduate Researcher.

What tips do you recommend for academic success?

“Go to office hours! Professors are really helpful with recommending what to study and answering any questions you may have about the material. Don't be afraid to ask for help! I've found that professors love to provide guidance and help students succeed.”
Alex Tucker

Alex Tucker


Mechanical Engineering


Tonganoxie, Kan.
SELF Fellow, Engineering Ambassador, KU Car Club Treasurer, KU Society of Manufacturing Engineering President

What do you like best about KU Engineering?

“Our professors are very receptive to discussions about their research and other experiences. This is an excellent way to learn beyond what is taught in class and it has helped me immensely as I seek internships and other opportunities.”
Beth Lee

Beth Lee


Civil Engineering


Blue Springs, Mo.
SELF Fellow, Engineering Ambassador, German Club, Tau Beta Pi, Undergraduate Researcher

What is the most rewarding part of your KU experience?

“Studying abroad in Ireland and Germany. I made such great friends and had so many amazing experiences while staying on track to graduate in four years!”
Joseph Nordling

Josesph Nordling


Computer Science


Roeland Park, Kan.
SELF Fellow, Engineering Ambassador, KU Machine Learning Club President, Undergraduate Researcher, KU Bowling Team

What advice do you have for a potential KU Engineering student?

"Shadow a current student! KU School of Engineering allows high school students to come sit in on a class and see what that field of study would be like. It’s a great way to find your passion."
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Latest News

A team of KU engineering students successfully launched a small satellite, called a CubeSat, aboard a NASA-sponsored Firefly Aerospace rocket. The university’s first satellite, known as “KUbeSat-1” reached orbit late in the evening July 3 when it was launched through NASA’s ELaNa 43 mission.
A computational scientist with the University of Kansas School of Engineering and Institute for Information Sciences (I2S), is part of a team of researchers that received $283,686 from the National Science Foundation to develop a scientific computing platform for characterization and monitoring o

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