Engineering Student Resources


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WELCOME TO THE KU SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

We are excited to have you here, and are committed to providing you with the tools to make your time here successful because, YOUR Success, is OUR Success. We know success is more than getting good grades, so we've put together a list of resources to help you in the classroom and beyond. The Engineering Student Success Team is here to help you.

Engineering Resources

The Engineering Connector is your one-stop platform for all things related to the School of Engineering, including involvement, engagement, events, resources, and more. Engineering students may log-in with their KU online ID information.

The School of Engineering provides free small study groups for foundational courses, such as MATH 104/125/126/127. Other courses are offered depending on tutor availability and experience. This service is available only for students in the School of Engineering. A weekly schedule of study groups/drop-in tutoring hours is available below.

Check the Engineering Connector for all available tutoring, office hours, and help sessions hosted in the School of Engineering.

The School of Engineering partners with departments that are foundational to undergraduate engineering student success. Hosted by the School of Engineering, we hold practice exam sessions to practice test-taking strategies, review content, and answer your questions with engineering tutors, engineering student organizations, and your professors. These are typically Sundays before big exams, in the late afternoon to evening.

 
 

KU's Math, Chemistry, and Physics Departments offer additional support for their courses. These are additional resources apart from Engineering small study groups, Engineering practice exam sessions, and support offered by the Academic Learning Center.

Many foundational math, chemistry, and physics courses offer Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions 

Department of Mathematics

  • Math Help Room offered through Math Tutoring Services
  • Location: 651 Snow Hall
  • Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm; Friday, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Chemistry Department

Department of Physics & Astronomy

EPHX 210 Review Sessions with GTAs

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is hosting review sessions with GTAs for EPHX 210 in spring 2024. This is a great opportunity to review, ask questions, and get help from physics GTAs. Sessions will be Wednesdays and Thursdays in LEEP2, 2415 from 6:00 to 7:30pm, unless otherwise specified.

Check the Engineering Connector for all available tutoring, office hours, and help sessions hosted in the School of Engineering.

 

Review information on undergraduate student academic standing in the School of Engineering here.

Have questions about advising for engineering students? Check out the advising overview for the School of Engineering.

Your dedicated engineering academic advisor is part of Jayhawk Academic Advising (JAA). Undergraduate academic advisors are broken down by major or program advised. For undecided and pre-engineering students, contact your assigned advisor in Jayhawk GPS.

Aerospace Engineering Department (AE)

Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering

Bioengineering Program

Minor in Biomedical Engineering

Undergraduate Certificate in Bioengineering

Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Department (C&PE)

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering

Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering Department (CEAE) 

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department (EECS)

Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

Engineering Physics Program (EPHX)

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics

Mechanical Engineering Department (ME)

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Read the School of Engineering policy on academic misconduct and academic grade appeals here.

Additional Academic Resources

Student Access Center 

The Student Access Center (SAC) coordinates accommodations for students at KU. It is an individual's choice whether to self-identify, submit documentation, and make the decision about using accommodations. Accommodations are authorized after a student submits a complete application with documentation and meets with an Access Specialist in the SAC.

Wingspan: Center for Learning and Writing Support

  • Tutoring Services - This program provides small groups, course-specific tutoring and the groups meet twice per week for one-and-a-half hours each meeting during Fall and Spring semesters.
  • Supplemental Instruction - Peer-facilitated study sessions and office hours to review challenging material, connect students, and address effective study strategies.
  • Peer Academic Coaching - Provides individual and group support to help students set and achieve goals and develop behaviors, habits, and strategies for college success and life.
  • Academic Success Guides - Topics include how to manage your time, develop effective study skills and strategies, become a successful test-taker, and more.

Writing Resources

Writers need feedback, sounding boards, and other people to coach them while they compose. That's where the KU Writing Center comes in. It's a place for productive talk about writing, with trained peer consultants to help you brainstorm, draft, and revise your projects.  In person and online appointments are available.

TRIO SES & STEM provides a supportive community for participants during their time at the University of Kansas. To help students achieve academic success and be prepared for success in a global environment, TRIO provides comprehensive support services by working with eligible students to identify personal areas of strengths and challenges. TRIO's support ranges from academic advising, financial aid, tutoring, career or graduate school preparation, and any needs based on individual circumstances. 

TRIO Eligibility Criteria

  • First-generation college students - Neither parent nor guardian has earned a bachelor's degree
  • Students with high financial need - Family income falls within 150% of low-income guidelines set by the federal government
  • Students with a disability or chronic condition - Students that are receiving accommodations with KU's Student Access Center

Wingspan

Student Access Center

  • The Instructor Center from the Student Access Center serves as a central hub designed to provide faculty and instructors at KU with essential information about the accommodations process. Information on Rights and Responsibilities; Syllabus Statement; Implementing Academic Accommodations; Flexible Attendance; Providing Exam Accommodations; and Recruiting a Note-Taker can be found above.

Health & Well-being

CAPS Personal Counseling Services can help students with issues related to adjusting to college and other psychological, interpersonal, and family problems. Individual and group sessions are available.

Counseling Services

KU Recreation Services provides University of Kansas students, faculty, and staff with a variety of resources for physical fitness, team, and individual sports, classes, and personal training.

Student Support and Case Management uses a holistic and strengths based approach, and in collaboration with campus and community partners, empowers all students to address and overcome barriers to achieve their educational and personal goals while at the University of Kansas. SSCM works together with students, mindful of individual differences and cultural and ethnic diversity, to support and connect them to each other and their communities to promote a safer, healthier, and more caring environment.

The Campus Cupboard is a food pantry for KU students, faculty, staff, and affiliates. It was created to address and reduce food insecurity among our campus community. The Campus Cupboard is located on Level 4 of the Kansas Union and accessible from both the Student Involvement and Leadership Center and the Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center.

The Health Education Resource Office (HERO) is a source for KU community wellness through partnerships that support innovative approaches toward optimal health while maximizing academic and professional success.

Watkins Health Services' focus is providing high-quality affordable student healthcare that supports the Jayhawk learning experience.

Legal Services for Students (LSS) provides legal advice, assistance and education to students at the KU Lawrence Campus. Licensed attorneys and trained legal interns work with students to help prevent legal obstacles from getting in the way of academic success. LSS is free, confidential and conveniently located on the KU Lawrence campus.

The Ombuds Office is a confidential, impartial, informal and independent office on campus where members of the campus community can discuss issues they may be facing as a student, staff or faculty member.

The Report Concerns and Issues site provides contact information for reporting a variety of campus concerns and issues. Search by keyword or use the filter menu to browse by category.

Get Involved

The Engineering Connector is your one-stop platform for all things related to the School of Engineering, including involvement, engagement, events, resources, and more. Engineering students may log-in with their KU online ID information.

The Engineering Career Center sets students up for success when preparing to enter the workforce.  From polishing the resume, to developing a strategy for job interviews and networking with prospective employers.

Upcoming Career Center Events

IHAWKe is a KU Engineering resource led by our Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging and the IHAWKE Coordinator. IHAWKe hosts programs, resources, student organizations, and scholarships with a commitment to increasing the number of diverse engineers to address and create solutions for the complex, multicultural, multidisciplinary challenges that exist in today‚Äôs global society. 

The School of Engineering is home to many amazing student groups. See which one is right for you and get involved!

Upcoming Student Group Events

 

The Study Abroad & Global Engagement Office is an academic support unit that develops and maintains international educational programs for students and faculty.

KU offers a wide variety of Experiential Learning Programs and Certificates that offer fantastic opportunities for undergraduate students. Whether you're looking to build your resume, gain hands-on experience, or take your education beyond the classroom, KU has got you covered. All completed experiential learning certificates will be notated on your academic transcript.

Undergraduate Certificate in Bioengineering

  • The Bioengineering certificate introduces engineering and computer science students to Bioengineering. This undergraduate certificate grounds students in fundamentals of biological sciences, allows the students to take both survey and depth courses in Bioengineering, and has a capstone research or design experience.

Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

  • The Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity is a 12-credit undergraduate-level certificate designed to provide fundamental knowledge of information security concepts, cryptography, information and network security and computer systems security, as well as real-world practice with hand-on experiences in cyber defense. The purpose of this undergraduate certificate is to offer a credential that covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of cybersecurity to students who are currently pursuing baccalaureate work in KU EECS department.

Experiential Learning Certificate Programs

  • Arts Engagement Certificate Program
  • Certificate in Professional Selling
  • Certificate in Service Learning
  • Entrepreneurship Certificate Program
  • Global Awareness Program
  • Leadership Engagement Certificate Program

Participating in undergraduate research is a great way to explore your interests and gain hands-on experience. 

Upcoming Research Events

 

The Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity (SGD) advocates for livability, fosters wellness, critically educates, and creates connections with and for queer and trans students, faculty, and staff alongside the broader KU community.

The Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity (ETCWGE) seeks to engage and empower members of the KU and Lawrence community to act in ways that promote intersectional feminist change through expansive programming around gender and identity.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs provides social justice education for KU students to critically examine the intersections of identity, equity, accessibility, and impact. The OMA offers programming to center community-building, liberation, and joy of students with marginalized identities.

The Student Involvement and Leadership Center (SILC) oversees student organizations; supports student leadership development, provides student engagement opportunities, and offers resources for non-traditional students.

KU's Center For Community Outreach's mission is to empower students through service experiences and collaborative partnerships to meaningfully serve our local and global communities as lifelong active, aware and engaged citizens.

KU's Center for Service Learning offers services and supports to students, faculty, departments, community engagement professionals, and community partners to advance the interests and commitment of the university in promoting public service, community and civic engagement. CSL's efforts include service learning, civic engagement, community-engaged scholarship, and other community-engaged efforts.