Utah State University - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Utah State University
Mailing Address: College of Engineering
4100 Old Main Hill
City: Logan
State: UT
Postal Code: 84322
Country: United States
Phone 435-797-2775
Fax: 435-797-2769
Website: http://www.engineering.usu.edu/

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus SMALL TOWN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: No
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Logan
This city's population (approx.): 50,500
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment:
Total Graduate enrollment:
Total Professional and other enrollment:

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Education, Fine arts, Natural sciences, Agriculture, Hum, & Soc Sciences, Natural Resources

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

All freshmen, including transfer students with less than 25 semester hours of credit, must present results of the ACT/SAT as part of their application for admission. A student is admitted to the University on the basis of an official application (which includes official transcripts of credit from each school previously attended), a $35 nonrefundable application fee, and ACT/SAT scores when applicable.

Recommendations

Students who graduated from high school after 1991 and who desire to attend Utah State University must have completed a preparatory course of study, including the following: English-4 yrs., Math-3 yrs., Physical Science-3 yrs., American History-1 yr., and Foreign Language-2 yrs.

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Scott Hinton
Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Utah State University
UMC 4120
Logan, UT 84322
scott.hinton@usu.edu

Jagath Kaluarachchi
Interim Dean and Professor
College of Engineering
Utah State University
UMC 4100
Logan, UT 84322
Phone: 435-797-8246
Fax: 435-797-2769
jkalu@cc.usu.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.S. without thesis, but with project or report, M.Eng.
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Biological Engineering Both David Britt Other Engineering Disciplines
Civil and Environmental Engineering Both Paul Barr Civil Engineering
Computer Science Both Dan Watson Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Both Jacob Gunther Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering Education Graduate Dean Adams Other Engineering Disciplines
Note: Engineering Education
General Engineering Undergraduate Dean Adams Engineering (General)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Both Robert Spall Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Anderson Wireless Center Electrical Engineering INCOLL Jacob Gunther
Center for Space Engineering Electrical Engineering INCOLL Charles Swenson
The Sustainable Waste-to-Bioproducts Engineering Center Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr. INCOLL Ronald Sims
USTAR Synthetic Biomanufacturing Center Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr. INCOLL Scott Hinton
Utah Local Technical Assistance Program Civil Engineering INCOLL Paul Barr
Utah Transportation Center Civil Engineering INCOLL Paul Barr
Utah Water Research Laboratory Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Mac McKee

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biological Engineering Biological Engineering (B.S.) Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr.
Note: Agricultural has been moved to the CEE Department
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering (B.S.) Environmental Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
General Engineering General Engineering Engineering (General)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biological Engineering Biological and Agricultural Engineering (M.S.) Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr.
Civil and Environmental Engineering Irrigation Engineering (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S.) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (M.S.) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Aerospace (M.S.) Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biological Engineering Biological Engineering (Ph.D.) Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr.
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Irrigation Engineering (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Computer Science Computer Science (Ph.D.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering Education Engineering Education (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D) Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Biological Engineering
  1. Synthetic Biology
  2. Biosensing, Bioprocessing, Biomaterials
Civil and Environmental Engineering
  1. Environmental Engineering
  2. Water Resources
  3. Structural Engineering & Mechanics
  4. Transportation Engineering
  5. Geotechnical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. Signal Processing
  2. Communications
  3. Control & Optimization
  4. Atmospheric & Space Sciences
  5. Infrared & Optical Systems
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  1. Dynamics & Controls
  2. Solid Mechanics
  3. Aerospace Engineering
  4. Thermal/Fluid Sciences
  5. Manufacturing Engineering

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Chi Epsilon
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Tau Beta Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • Am. Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Am. Soc. for Eng. Education
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Am. Water Resources Assoc.
  • Environmental Eng. Soc.
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Soc. of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Soc. of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Soc. of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Engineering Council
  • Engineers Without Borders - Student Chapter
  • IBE (Institute of Biological Engineers)
  • Soc for Eng in Agricultural, Food & Biological Sys

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

Summer and fall orientation for all freshmen and transfers: Freshman orientation course, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Education/Prevention, Career Development, Career Placement, Cooperative Education, Counseling Center, Disabled Student Center, Honors Program, International Student Office, Learning Assistance Center, and Veterans Affairs.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Students must complete a significant design project individually or as part of a team. Students will spend 2 consecutive semesters working on their project.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The BS, ME, MS, and PhD degrees are offered within specific majors. The various departments are nationally recognized for their instructional and research programs. Engineering seniors continually rank very high nationally in the Fundamentals of Engineering exam which is required for professional engineering registration. Graduates from the college hold prominent positions within industry, education, and government.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Biological Engineering 3 3 2 8
Civil and Environmental Engineering 12 8 4 24
Computer Science 2 7 5 14
Electrical and Computer Engineering 6 6 3 15
Engineering Education 2 1 3 6
General Engineering 0 0 0 0
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 4 4 7 15
Totals: 29 29 24 82

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Biological Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Science 2 0 2 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Engineering Education 1 0 1 0.00
General Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 2 0 2 0.00
Totals: 7 0 7 0.00

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Biological Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Civil and Environmental Engineering 6 0 6 0.00
Computer Science 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Engineering Education 0 0 0 0.00
General Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 8 0 8 0.00

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biological Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 1 1 11 1
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 0
Engineering Education 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 20 0 1 1 27 2

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biological Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 7 1
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 6 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 3
Engineering Education 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0
Totals: 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 18 2 0 0 24 5

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biological Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Engineering Education 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 7 0
Totals: 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 11 2 0 0 20 4

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Engineering students are admitted to a specific engineering program at admission to the institution. Students are admitted on pre-professional status as freshmen and are admitted to the professional program after successfully completing the required pre-professional program.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

At the end of the sophomore year, students apply for the Professional Program in their major. Minimum GPA to apply is 2.3 in engineering/math/science courses. However, there is not always room for all applicants in a requested department.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Same as all undergraduate.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same as all undergraduate.

Residency Requirements

To qualify for Utah resident status for tuition purposes, a person is required to:
Be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status.
Document living in Utah for 12 continuous months, as a student or working.
Not be claimed as a dependent on most recent tax returns by anyone who is not a resident of Utah.
Obtain a Utah vehicle registration, voter registration, and driver’s license at least three months prior to the start of the semester for which the student is applying for residency.

Each person who applies for Utah resident status for tuition purposes is considered on the totality of evidence. Based upon review of each application, additional documentation may be required, including evidence of employment in Utah, proof of payment of Utah income taxes for the previous year, birth certificate, parent’s tax returns, etc.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer students with at least 24 semester credits earned at another regionally accredited institution must meet the minimum GPA requirement for their desired major.

Applicants whose GPA does not meet the requirements of their desired major may be offered an “undeclared” major, if they have at least a 2.3 GPA and fewer than 60 transfer credits. Applicants with at least a 2.0 GPA and fewer than 60 transfer credits may be admitted into the Associate Degree Program. Transfer students with less than 24 semester transfer credits will be evaluated based on their high school GPA and ACT or SAT score.

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $5,835
Room & Board: $6,750
Books & Supplies: $1,800
Other Expenses: $3,870
Estimated avg. course load per term: 14
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Institution's Own Application Form, Financial Aid Transcript

Undergraduate

New Applicants

There is no data available for this institution.

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Biological Engineering (B.S.) 38 51 32 100 221 15
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 37 44 42 133 256 30
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 27 11 20 31 89 15
Computer Science (B.S.) 104 83 92 138 417 103
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 23 27 38 58 146 28
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 11 18 9 18 56 4
General Engineering 179 94 57 16 346 56
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 116 151 137 277 681 68
Totals: 535 479 427 771 2212 319

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biological Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 3 1 0 23 3
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 15 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 25 1 2 0 30 1
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 7 1
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 1 0 26 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 3 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 77 7 2 0 87 10
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 1 0 17 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 1 0 19 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 0
General Engineering
Men 0 0 1 0 9 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 140 13 6 0 161 13
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 2 0 18 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 88 8 2 1 98 10
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 18 0
Totals: 5 0 5 0 23 3 0 0 6 2 3 0 2 0 472 33 19 1 535 39

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biological Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 3 0 0 34 3
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1 1 0 17 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 5 1 0 32 5
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 1 0 12 1
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 10 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 67 17 1 0 74 17
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 1 0 0 9 1
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 1 2 0 25 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 11 0
General Engineering
Men 0 0 0 1 6 4 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 76 14 3 0 88 19
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 6 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 119 8 2 2 124 10
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 1 2 0 27 1
Totals: 3 0 1 1 21 4 1 0 4 0 1 0 2 0 433 55 13 2 479 62

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biological Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1 0 0 20 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 10 0 0 0 12 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 7 1 0 37 7
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 8 0 0 19 8
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 64 21 2 0 77 22
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 0 0 15 1
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 36 7 0 0 37 7
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 6 1
Women 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
General Engineering
Men 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 7 1 0 48 9
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 1 0 9 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 115 12 1 0 122 13
Women 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 15 1
Totals: 9 0 2 1 21 4 3 1 4 0 1 0 1 0 379 66 7 0 427 72

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biological Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 68 5 1 0 74 5
Women 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 1 0 0 26 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 1 97 10 1 0 111 13
Women 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 22 2
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 6 0 0 31 6
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 1 0 1 1 5 3 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 113 40 2 3 125 48
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 4 0 0 13 4
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 19 0 0 50 19
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 8 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 0 0 13 1
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 5 1
General Engineering
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 11 0 0 13 11
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 3 2
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 1 5 2 8 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 231 27 3 0 253 31
Women 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 1 0 0 24 2
Totals: 13 1 15 4 23 8 1 0 19 1 1 0 0 1 692 128 7 3 771 146

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Biological Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 28 0 29 24 5
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 49 0 53 51 2
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 8 8 0
Computer Science (B.S.) 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 56 3 68 66 2
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 39 1 42 37 5
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 7 0 9 7 2
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 4 1 2 0 0 113 0 122 114 8
Totals: 7 3 11 1 3 2 0 300 5 332 308 24

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biological Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 4 0 0 29
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 47 2 0 0 53
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 8
Computer Science (B.S.) 3 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 2 3 0 68
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 5 1 0 42
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 9
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 106 7 0 0 122
Totals: 7 0 3 0 10 1 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 278 22 5 0 332

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

The concurrent BS/Master’s program allows engineering students to begin taking graduate-level classes during their senior year. This permits them to complete requirements for both the BS degree and the master’s degree concurrently during two years. Students in this program have a greater selection of graduate courses, since many graduate courses are taught during alternate years. In addition, the student’s senior design project could be a start for a graduate design project or thesis. After completing their BS degree, students in the program can earn a master’s degree in only one additional year. Both the BS and the master’s degree can generally be earned with 150-156 total credits, although students should note that a Plan C MS requires 3 extra credits.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Biological Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Computer Science (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
General Engineering no Both None
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college, with a minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 semester credits earned is required. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) general test is required -- minimum of 40th percentile on the verbal test and on the quantitative test. The TOEFL may be required.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Same as information to the College of Engineering.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

http://catalog.usu.edu

Graduate Admission Information is found in the USU General Catalog.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

http://catalog.usu.edu

Graduate Admission Information is found in the USU General Catalog.

Residency Requirements

For Master's Degree Programs, students must have at least 24 credits in residence at Utah State University. For PhD Degree Programs, students must have a minimum of 33 USU credits. At least three semesters, two of which must be consecutive, of full-time registration in residency at USU are required.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer students are required to meet the same admission requirements as other students. A transfer student in a master's degree program may transfer credit as long as the student meets the residency requirements and the transfer credit is approved by the student's supervisory committee and the graduate dean. A doctoral student may transfer credit as long as the student meets the residency requirement and the transfer credit is approved by the student's supervisory committee and the graduate dean.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Graduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $6,860
Room & Board: $6,750
Books & Supplies: $1,800
Other Expenses: $3,870
Estimated avg. course load per term: 9
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Institution's Own Application Form, Supplemental Student Loan Form

Additional Financial Aid Information

Available aid includes Teaching Assistantships, Research Assistantships, and Graduate Fellowships.

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 531
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 217
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 91

Graduate

Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace (M.S.)
Men 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 4 0 0 11 6
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Biological and Agricultural Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 2
Women 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1
Civil Engineering (M.S.)
Men 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 6 0 0 31 12
Women 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 6 6
Computer Engineering (M.S.)
Men 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 5 5
Women 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Computer Science (M.S.)
Men 18 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 7 0 1 25 16
Women 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 3
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2 0 0 13 5
Women 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Irrigation Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 2 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 26 18 0 0 29 25
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 1
Totals: 46 31 1 3 4 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 88 46 0 1 140 85

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biological Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 12
Women 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 4 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 10 14
Women 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 6
Computer Science (Ph.D.)
Men 4 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 7 19
Women 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 10 18 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 12 23
Women 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Engineering Education (Ph.D.)
Men 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 4
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 2
Irrigation Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D)
Men 5 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 6 0 0 18 11
Women 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Totals: 35 63 0 7 1 1 0 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 23 29 0 0 66 101

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Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Aerospace (M.S.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 7 5 2
Biological and Agricultural Engineering (M.S.) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 6 5 1
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 31 0 37 31 6
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 11 11 0
Computer Science (M.S.) 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 16 15 1
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 20 19 1
Irrigation Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 21 19 2
Totals: 25 4 0 0 1 0 0 88 0 118 105 13

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace (M.S.) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 7
Biological and Agricultural Engineering (M.S.) 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 28 3 0 0 37
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 11
Computer Science (M.S.) 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 16
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 20
Irrigation Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 1 0 0 21
Totals: 21 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 83 5 0 0 118

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Aerospace (M.S.) 0 0 0
Biological and Agricultural Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Computer Science (M.S.) 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Irrigation Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Biological Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 6 4 2
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 5 1
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 3 1
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 4 4 0
Engineering Education (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 1
Irrigation Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 2
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 5 5 0
Totals: 15 2 0 0 6 0 0 8 0 31 24 7

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biological Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Engineering Education (Ph.D.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Irrigation Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5
Totals: 10 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 31

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Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Biological Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $606,397 Industry: Priv/Non: $7,156
State: $751,328 Local: Total Expn.: $1,364,881
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $5,692,088 Industry: Priv/Non: $15,091
State: $5,753,976 Local: Total Expn.: $11,461,155
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $369,981 Industry: Priv/Non: $50,087
State: $36,730 Local: Total Expn.: $456,798
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $3,236,316 Industry: Priv/Non:
State: $1,542,023 Local: Total Expn.: $4,778,339
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Engineering Education
Total#: Foreign: $0 Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $546,375 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $28,115
State: $45,519 Local: Total Expn.: $620,009
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $2,126,502 Industry: Priv/Non: $64,822
State: $330,075 Local: Total Expn.: $2,521,399
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $12,577,659 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $165,271
State: $8,459,651 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $21,202,581

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
Anderson Wireless Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Space Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
The Sustainable Waste-to-Bioproducts Engineering Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
USTAR Synthetic Biomanufacturing Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Utah Local Technical Assistance Program
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Utah Transportation Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Utah Water Research Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0


Grand Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $12,577,659 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $165,271
State: $8,459,651 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $21,202,581

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

Include all expenditures associated with grants and contracts specifically budgeted for externally sponsored research and associated programs and expenditures associated with all gifts auditably used for research. Include expended funds provided by the following external sources:

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Government
  3. Foreign Governments
  4. Industry
  5. Non-Profit Organizations (e.g. foundations)
  6. Individuals
  7. Local Government

The expenditures reported should be only those funds provided by organizations, agencies, and individuals external to the institution. Cost sharing/matching funds should be included only if provided from sources external to the institution.

Only State government funds that were obtained competitively or as matching funds associated with other externally funded programs should be included. State funds that are part of the normal operating budget should not be included regardless of purpose.

For all joint or contracted projects or sub-projects, only the portion of the center research performed by faculty, staff, and students of the affiliated engineering school should be credited to that school. Expenditures for capital costs of research laboratory building construction should not be included.

Expenditures for research laboratory renovations should not be included unless the renovation funds expended came from grants and contracts expressly intended for the direct support of engineering research.

Any portion of academic year and/or summer salary for any researcher that is not derived from external research grants or contracts should not be counted.

Total #: Report total number of individual grants, not the total dollar amount of the expenditures.

Expenditures: Report actual expenditures (as opposed to authorization amounts) in U.S. dollars.

Time frame for expenditures: Report expenditures for your current fiscal year.

Research centers listed as "WITHIN an engineering department" on the Research Centers page (screen 7) of the College of Engineering Profile, will not have their expenditures added to the school's total research expenditures. Such expenditures can be included in the department total, while still being listed for the appropriate center. This allows users to list the expenditures in two areas without double-counting.

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Biological Engineering

Our department research areas focus in: Cellular sensing and tissue engineering, Systems biology, Thermochemical and Biochemical conversion of biomass, Bionanoelectronics research, Synthetic biological engineering, Metabolic engineering.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering is concerned with planning, designing, constructing, and operating various physical works; developing and utilizing natural resources in an environmentally sound manner; providing the infrastructure which supports the highest quality of life in the history of the word; and protecting public health and renovating impacted terrestrial and aquatic systems from the mismanagement of toxic and hazardous waste.

Computer Science

In the ever-changing world that we live in, much of the future lies in the hands of today’s and tomorrow’s computer scientists. USU's Computer Science Department offers students the opportunity to help shape the future.

Our graduate program is constantly expanding and many research opportunities are available for all Computer Science students in:

- Multi Agent Systems
- Automated Code Generation
- Program Optimization
- Analysis of Algorithms
- Programming Languages
- Artificial Intelligence
- Software-engineering principles
- Models, and Methods
- Object Orientation
- Distributed Systems
- Development Tools
- Multimedia Applications
- Software Systems
- Computational Biology
- Intelligent Systems
- Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
- Human-Centered Computing (HCC)
- Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) - Crisis Informatics
- Mobile Technologies
- Discrete and Computational Geometry
- Combinatorial Optimization
- Bioinformatics Algorithms
- Assistive Technology
- Social Computing
- Web-scale Information Management
- Distributed Data-Intensive Systems
- Large-scale Networked Information Systems
- Security in Cyber-physical Systems
- Wireless and Mobile Network security
- Security and Privacy Issues in Cloud Computing
- Content-Based Image/Video
- Participatory Design
- Social Media

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The department continues to move ahead, with new faculty joining our ranks in the last year. We are proud to continue the tradition of offering a solid, rigorous undergraduate foundation, with opportunities for specialization and research at the graduate level in areas such as antennas, control systems, signal processing, networking and communication, computer architecture, real-time embedded systems, internet security, and spacecraft instrumentation and systems.

Engineering Education

An increasing number of engineers, prepared to meet the challenges of ever-fluctuating changes in technology, are required worldwide. This program is rising to meet the challenge by training the future leaders responsible for designing engineering course pedagogy, curriculum, and leveraged research to improve learning outcomes. Our research-active faculty members are adept at teaching and developing in our graduate students the skills and expertise identified in our mission statement.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is conducting a variety of research topics. USU is a research land grant institution, and the department supports this mission by regularly submitting proposals and receiving grants for funded research. These projects not only benefit the department and faculty research interests, but they also support undergraduate and graduate students. Current projects change regularly, but something consistent at USU is the focus on research, which provides students additional benefits to their education in both knowledge and employment.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Anderson Wireless Center

This center provides state-of-the art wireless communication teaching and research with emphasis on industry-relevant design projects.

Center for Space Engineering

The Center for Space Engineering is a multi-disciplinary group of faculty who are principal investigators of programs with strong ties to the Space Dynamics Laboratory.

The Sustainable Waste-to-Bioproducts Engineering Center

The Sustainable Waste-to-Bioproducts Engineering Center is a collaboration between the Biological Engineering Department, College of Engineering at Utah State University and the Environmental Department, City of Logan, Utah. The Center will develop new bio-based sustainable engineering technologies that convert wastes into bioproducts for municipalities and industries in Utah, the intermountain west and the nation.

USTAR Synthetic Biomanufacturing Center

The SBC is distributed across two colleges, Engineering and Science, four laboratories and uses the inherent chemical machinery present in single-cell organisms, both prokaryotic and eukaryotic, to transform raw materials into usable low cost bio-products. The goal of the center are to adapt single-cell organisms through synthetic biology approaches and tools to become small solar or chemically powered factories, which may use CO2 as their primary carbon source, and that will secrete useful and natural biomaterials and energy. The center will also develop the downstream bioprocessing techniques necessary to collect, separate, purify, concentrate, and prepare the new biomaterials for commercial products.

Utah Local Technical Assistance Program

Provides technology transfer, training and technical assistance to local, state and federal transportation agencies. They specialize in projects such as road surface management, asset management, traffic operations, highway safety, innovative contracting, infrastructure management and other transportation challenges.

Utah Transportation Center

The Utah Transportation Center is one of 22 federally funded Tier II University Transportation Centers. The Center's theme is "Innovative Engineering Against Hazards". The goal of the Center is to advance the understanding of transportation systems and infrastructure through research and teaching activities using state of the art design tools and best practices in planning, design, operations and management.

Utah Water Research Laboratory

The UWRL provides 80,000 square feet of highly flexible space for a wide range of experimental work in fluid mechanics and hydraulics, water quality analysis, and instrumentation. Digital, analog, and hybrid computer equipment is available for experimental applications.

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Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Buried structures
  • Communications Technology
  • Composite Materials
  • Computer Graphics and Visualization
  • Computer Networks, Concrete
  • Control Systems Optimization
  • Crop Yield Analysis
  • Cryogenic Instrumentation
  • Cryogenic Transfer in Zero Gravity
  • Digital Systems
  • Drainage, Earthquake Engineering
  • Environmental Impacts and Engineering
  • Evapotranspiration, Fluid Mechanics
  • Gas Dynamics
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Global Warming
  • Ground Water Modeling/Management
  • Heat Transfer
  • Highway Construction/Maintenance
  • Hydraulic Modeling/Testing
  • Hydrologic Modeling and Analysis
  • Image Compression
  • Information and Data Management
  • Infrared Instrumentation
  • Irrigation Farm Water Management
  • Irrigation Planning, Design, and Operation
  • Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Liquefaction Analysis of Soil
  • Lunar and Planetary Exploration
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Materials Joining
  • Microelectronic/VLSI Design
  • Microwaves, Molecular Engineering
  • Molecular Function
  • Natural Systems Engineering
  • Neural Networks
  • Optics, Parallel Computing
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Real-Time Data Acquisition
  • Remote Sensing, Resource Management
  • Risk Analysis, Robotics and Controls
  • Satellite Data Transmission
  • Sediment Transport
  • Signal Processing, Slope Stability
  • Soil Structural Systems
  • Solid Waste Compression
  • Space Shuttle Payloads
  • Space and Structures Engineering
  • Spacecraft Attitude Control
  • Spacecraft Design/Fabrication
  • Spacecraft Thermal Management
  • Spectroscopy
  • Structural Adhesives/Bonding
  • Structural Engineering and Mechanics
  • Systems Economics/Optimization
  • Thermal and Cryogenic Systems
  • Toxic Waste Treatment/Management
  • Transportation
  • Upper Atmospheric Measurements
  • Vibration and Damping
  • Virtual Reality
  • Waste Recycling
  • Water Resources

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Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

None

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Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Biological Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Computer Science
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Engineering Education
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 0 0 0 0 0