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Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The University traces its origin to 1819, when Cincinnati College was founded. The appointment of a professor of civil engineering in 1874 and the organization of a department of engineering, culminated in the establishment of the College of Engineering in 1900. UC’s College of Engineering is heralded as the founding institution of cooperative education (co-op). In 1906, under the direction of then Dean Herman Schneider, the college began requiring its students to work and attend classes in alternating periods. This combination proved so successful in preparing graduates for their later careers that more than 1,000 schools offer forms of the program today.The co-op educational program helps students to practice engineering as undergraduates. Students also earn $6,000 to $9,500 per co-op work assignment. Many students graduate debt-free and with valuable engineering experience.

In 2009, the College of Engineering and the College of Applied Science united to form the the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS). This restructuring strengthens the focus on engineering and engineering technology and the enhancement of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related programs. Each entity brings a rich history with exceptional and often complementary strengths.