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Oregon State University - 2016

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Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The College of Engineering (COE) at Oregon State University has over 8,700 students and 218 academic faculty. Our mission is to transform lives and enhance society through impactful education and research. In an inclusive and open environment, we produce graduates who are highly valued and in demand. Students work with faculty on research projects, study abroad, participate in internships or co-op programs, or, for many, write an Honors thesis. Our undergraduate and graduate students and faculty collaborate on interdisciplinary projects that create a better future and drive economic, social, and environmental prosperity.

Students can choose from more than 25 undergraduate and graduate degree programs within six departments or schools:

Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering:
The department has world-class faculty in the areas of biological, ecological and water resources engineering, and is home to the world’s first ABET-accredited Ecological Engineering undergraduate program. Our research, education and outreach programs focus on applying engineering approaches to solving difficult challenges at the interface between human and natural systems â€" developing innovative solutions for renewable energy technologies, environment-friendly food production systems, adapting to climate change, and providing clean water for human and ecological uses We apply engineering and life-science principles and problem-solving techniques to the optimum use and sustainability of biological resources, bringing the insights from biology and the methods of engineering together to provide products and tools of the future.

School of Civil and Construction Engineering:
Dedicated to advancing knowledge in the built environment, faculty research and teaching interests include safe and resilient design and construction as well as the improved performance of aging infrastructure. For undergraduates, the school offers degrees in civil engineering (CE) and construction engineering management (CEM). Job placement for CEM graduates in private industry regularly exceeds 90 percent at the time of graduation, while CE graduates go on to work on public or private engineering projects, and others continue their academic careers in graduate school before entering professional practice. The graduate program, which accepts master's and PhD-degree seeking students, features areas of focus in coastal and ocean engineering, construction engineering, engineering education, geomatics, geotechnical engineering, infrastructure materials, structural engineering, transportation engineering, and water resources engineering.

School of Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering:
The school is a leader in innovative education and research within the process engineering sciences, emphasizing a unique collaborative integration of chemical, biological, and environmental engineering principles. With a commitment to educating work-ready graduates, the school is home to graduate and undergraduate programs in chemical engineering, bioengineering, and environmental engineering. Research focuses on emerging technologies for a sustainable and healthy future, including renewable energy, biomaterials and therapeutics, and environmental remediation.

School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science:
The school provides a comprehensive, experiential-based education that prepares students to be successful in engineering practice, advanced studies, and research. It has ABET accredited programs leading to a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering or a B.S. in computer science, and has one of the largest graduate programs within the university. The school also delivers the only post-baccalaureate computer science online program in the nation and is home to the leading open source lab in the country. Research programs span several areas including data science and engineering, artificial intelligence and robotics, integrated electronics, energy systems, security, human-computer interaction, mobile computing, and precision health. Collaborations across the university, throughout the nation, and worldwide impact diverse areas including agriculture, ecology, alternative energy, health care, and robotics. There are several high profile faculty members in the school including 1 who was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, 12 who are IEEE or ACM Fellows, and 22 who have received the NSF CAREER award.

School of Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering:
School of MIME researchers have achieved global prominence in six signature areas â€" advanced manufacturing; design; production, service & human systems; next-generation materials & devices; renewable energy & energy sustainability; and robotics. The school offers undergraduate programs in mechanical, industrial and manufacturing engineering at the Corvallis campus and in energy systems engineering at OSU-Cascades in Bend, and an undergraduate minor in aerospace engineering and humanitarian engineering. MIME offers graduate programs in mechanical and industrial engineering and administers OSU’s interdisciplinary materials science and robotics graduate program. It also delivers a 100-percent online Master of Engineering in industrial engineering, engineering management option, through the nationally top-ranked OSU Ecampus.

School of Nuclear Science and Engineering:
Boasting several large-scale test facilities unique to Oregon State, the school is also one of only a handful in the country with a research reactor. The school supports research, development, and service programs involving nuclear engineering, health physics, and other nuclear science related disciplines. Specially designed spaces enable the use and handling of radioisotopes and other sources of ionizing radiation. Research areas include advanced reactor design, thermal hydraulics, radiation detector design, radiochemistry, nuclear security and safeguards, computational methods, and environmental health physics.