Departments and Programs

Aerospace Engineering

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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Chemical & Petroleum Engineering

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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Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering

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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Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

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

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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Mechanical Engineering

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

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Professional Education

The School of Engineering has had a long and rewarding partnership with Jayhawk Global – from highly regarded short courses to academic conferences. Many of these efforts feature our faculty experts in aerospace engineering, bioengineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering and environmental engineering.

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