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William Marsh Rice University - 2016

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Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

Undergraduates may major in a traditional engineering field: chemical, civil, environmental, electrical, materials, or mechanical engineering, or in bioengineering, computational and applied mathematics, computer science, or statistics. These four-year programs lead to either the B.A. or B.S. degree and may qualify students for further study leading to a fifth-year professional master's degree, an M.A. or M.S. degree, or a Ph.D. degree, all of which are offered at Rice. Students are required to balance engineering and science courses with courses in the liberal arts for a well-rounded education. In addition to having an outstanding engineering school, Rice is also an excellent liberal arts university. Although Rice does not offer co-op programs, most engineering undergraduates gain industrial experience through summer internships. More than 65 percent of Rice engineering undergraduates have participated in research projects by the time they graduate.

Through rigorous engineering education, involvement in research, and meaningful internships, Rice produces engineering graduates who are exceptionally well-prepared for careers in industry or entry into advanced degree programs.