Our Mission

Outside view of the KU Leep building

The mission at the University of Kansas School of Engineering is to give the students a high-quality educational experience; to generate and apply knowledge through research, development and scholarly activity; and to serve society, the state of Kansas and the engineering profession.

The primary objective is to produce graduates with the technical competence to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering; to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems; to design and conduct experiments, including the analysis and interpretation of data; to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs; and to use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

The goals of the faculty, staff and administration are to: 

  • Serve KU Engineering students through a balanced undergraduate and graduate education program and strive to help each of them achieve their full potential.
  • Serve the state, region and country through research conducted by individual and groups of faculty researchers. Group efforts are particularly encouraged.
  • Serve the state, region and nation through professional activities, short courses and other contributions.