University of Arkansas - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: University of Arkansas
Mailing Address: 3189 Bell, 1 University of Arkansas
800 West Dickson
City: Fayetteville
State: AR
Postal Code: 72701
Country: United States
Phone 479-575-6012
Fax: 479-575-7744
Website: engineering.uark.edu

Head of Institution

Joseph Steinmetz
Chancellor
Office of the Chancellor
University of Arkansas
425 Administration Building
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479-575-4140
Fax: 479-575-2361
jes@uark.edu

Engineering College Inquiries

Heather Nachtmann
Professor & Associate Dean-Research
Industrial Engineering & Engineering Dean's Office
University of Arkansas
4207 Bell Engineering Center
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479-575-5857
Fax: 479-575-8431
hln@uark.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Norman Dennis
Professor and Senior Associate Dean of Engineering
Engineering Dean's Office
University of Arkansas
4188 Bell Engineering Center
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479-575-6011
Fax: 475-575-7744
ndennis@uark.edu

Suzanne McCray
Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, Dean of Admissions
Undergraduate Admissions
University of Arkansas
232 Silas H. Hunt Hall
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479-575-5346
Fax: 479-575-7515
alroth@uark.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Mosesso Lynn
Director Graduate and International Records and Admissions
Graduate School
University of Arkansas
OZAR 213
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479-575-6247
Fax: 479-575-5908
mosesso@uark.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?: Fayetteville
This city's population (approx.): 82,830
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 22,548
Total Graduate enrollment: 4,275
Total Professional and other enrollment: 371

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Communications, Education, Fine arts, Law, Liberal arts, Natural sciences, Nursing, Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences, Architecture

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

ADMISSION of entering Freshmen, ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-2017

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis with consideration given to the applicant’s overall grade-point average (GPA) and standardized test scores. New freshmen and those transfer students with fewer than 24 transferable credit hours should have completed or be in the process of completing the following college preparatory curriculum in high school:

16 Units Total
• English 4 units
• Mathematics 4 units (Units must be equivalent to or higher level than Algebra I)
• Social Studies 3 units
• Natural Sciences 3 units
o 1 unit general sciences " 2 units lab sciences (Choose two courses from biology, chemistry, and physics laboratory. Two years of principles of technology will meet one unit of natural sciences [physics]. Two years of applied biology/chemistry will meet one unit of natural sciences [biology].)
• Electives 2 units (To be chosen from English, foreign languages, oral communication, mathematics, computer science, natural sciences, and social studies)

Arkansas residents who have taken these course requirements and who have an overall high school GPA of 3.00 or better and an ACT score of 20 or an equivalent 930 SAT (Pre-March 2016) combined critical reading and math score or an equivalent 1020 Redesigned SAT score or better meet the minimum admission requirements. Out of state applicants must meet minimum admission requirements and may be required to meet higher standards, depending on demand. Students not meeting minimum admission requirements are still encouraged to apply and will be reviewed for possible admission by the Admissions and Appellate Board.

Superior high school students who have completed a rigorous college preparatory curriculum may seek admission to the freshman class at the end of their junior year of high school. Applicants for accelerated admission must complete certain required subjects during three years of high school study, submit letters of recommendation, and submit an ACT or SAT score equivalent to at least the 90th percentile of the university’s previous entering class. Additional information and application materials may be obtained at the Office of Admissions, by calling 1-800-377-8632, or visiting admissions.uark.edu.

ADMISSION OF TRANSFER STUDENTS
Transfer Admission Requirements

Applicants who have attended other colleges or universities after high school graduation are considered transfer students. Applicants must submit official transcripts of all previous college courses attempted, whether or not credit was earned and regardless of whether the applicant wishes to transfer any credit to the University of Arkansas. Transcripts from each institution attended should be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar. All transfer students must meet the following requirements:

1. Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 on all course work attempted;
2. Be eligible to return to the last institution attended. Grade-point average is calculated on all coursework attempted.

Students who have completed fewer than 24 transferable semester hours must, in addition to the above requirements, meet all requirements for freshman admission (see Admission of Entering Freshmen). Test scores and transcripts are also evaluated to determine whether State of Arkansas requirements for developmental course placement have been met. (See Registration.) For policies regarding transfer of credit from other institutions, see Academic Regulations.

ADMISSION OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

All international students must present officially certified academic credentials, evidence of adequate financial support, and, for non-native English speakers only, a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based), 79 (Internet based), or a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS, taken within the preceding two years. Students who have completed grades 10-12 at a U.S. accredited high school and have a satisfactory ACT English subscore may request a review for waiver of this requirement. Students transferring from an accredited U.S. institution (or institution in a county where English is the native language) with at least 24 transferable credit hours and completion of English Composition I and II with a grade of “C” or above will not be required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS for admission consideration.

Applicants who meet the academic and financial requirements but who do not meet the English proficiency requirement of the University of Arkansas will be offered conditional admission to attend an intensive English program through the Spring International Language Center. Students will be eligible to enroll in University of Arkansas academic courses upon successful completion of the highest level of the intensive English program with a 3.00 grade average and recommendation of the director of Spring International.
An entering freshman who has completed secondary school at either U.S. or foreign institutions must have a) the equivalent of a final cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or its equivalent) and b) competency equivalent to that developed by taking four years of English and three years each of mathematics, natural sciences, and social studies, and an additional three units of electives chosen from English, speech, foreign languages, mathematics, natural sciences, or social studies in U.S. high schools.
A student transferring with fewer than 24 semester hours of post-secondary coursework at either U.S. or foreign institutions must a) have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.50 (or its equivalent) on all post-secondary coursework attempted, and b) meet the requirements specified for entering freshmen. A student transferring from either a U.S. or foreign post-secondary institution with at least 24 semester hours must have the equivalent of a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 on all post-secondary course work attempted.
A non-refundable application fee of $50 is required for all international applicants. All applications and supporting documents must be submitted by May 31 for the fall semester; October 31 for the spring semester; and March 1 for the summer sessions.
Any international student returning to the university after an absence of a full semester (fall or spring) or more must submit an application for admission. For these students, the application deadlines are August 15 for the fall term and January 1 for the spring term. It should be noted that a student previously enrolled at the University of Arkansas who takes a full term of courses elsewhere and then seeks readmission to the university returns as a transfer student and must meet university admission requirements for international transfer students, submit a photocopy of the I-20 issued by the transferring institution, and submit a new financial statement. An application fee is not required for returning students.
For specific admission requirements and application materials pertaining to students on F-1, J-1, or any non-immigrant visas, applicants should write directly to the International Admission Office, 340 N. Campus Drive, 213 Gearhart Hall, 1 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701, or call 1-479-575-6246 or e-mail iao@uark.edu.

Please see the section Placement and Proficiency Tests for university policy regarding English language use by non-native speakers.

GRADUATE SCHOOL ADMISSIONS

Applications for admission to the University of Arkansas Graduate School and an official copy of transcripts of the applicant’s academic record at each college and university attended since high school graduation, and official test score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or other national standard test, must be submitted to the graduate school admissions office and approved in advance of registration. The transcripts will become a part of the student’s permanent file at the University. Applications may be obtained by writing to the Graduate and International Admissions Office, 213 Gearhart Hall, 1 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701; by calling 479-575-6246; by e-mailing gradinfo@uark.edu; or by applying at apply.uark.edu.

Additional information and procedures for making application to the Graduate School are included in the Graduate School Catalog.
To be admitted to graduate standing, a student must have 1) earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or from an institution with substantially equivalent requirements for a baccalaureate degree and must have a GPA of 3.0 or better on the last 60.0 credit hours of attempted coursework prior to receiving the baccalaureate degree and 2) present satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or other national standard test.
Admission to graduate standing does not admit a student to a specific program of study leading to a graduate degree. Therefore, in addition to satisfying the general requirements of the Graduate School, the applicant must also comply with the specific requirements and have the approval of the department in which graduate study is desired.
For more details, go to the Graduate School Catalog.

Recommendations

none provided

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

John English
Engineering Dean
Engineering Dean's Office
University of Arkansas
4188 Bell Engineering Center
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479-575-3054
Fax: 479-575-7744
jre@uark.edu

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Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

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

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

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Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Biological and Agricultural Engineering Both Lalit Verma Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr.
Biomedical Engineering Both Raj Rao Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Both David Ford Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering Both Micah Hale Civil Engineering
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CE Both Frank Liu Computer Engineering
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CS Both Frank Liu Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CSBA Undergraduate Frank Liu Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering Both Juan Balda Electrical Engineering
General Engineering Both Norman Dennis Engineering (General)
Industrial Engineering Both Edward Pohl Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Both Darin Nutter Mechanical Engineering

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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
Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Larry Roe
Arkansas High Performance Computing Center Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV David Chaffin
Arkansas Security Research and Education Institute Computer Engineering INDEPT Jia Di
Arkansas Water Resource Center Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr. INDEPT Brian Haggard
Center for Advanced Surface Engineering Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Min Zou
Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution (CELDI) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering INDEPT Manual Rossetti
Center for Information Security and Reliability Computer Science (inside engineering) INCOLL Brajendra Panda
Center for Innovation in Healthcare Logistics (CIHL) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering INDEPT Edward Pohl
Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems Electrical Engineering INDEPT Alan Mantooth
Chemical Hazards Research Center Chemical Engineering INDEPT Tom Spicer
Cybersecurity Center on Secure, Evolvable Energy Delivery System Electrical Engineering INDEPT Alan Mantooth
Genesis Technology Incubator Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Phil Stafford
Grid-Connected Advance Power Electronics System Electrical Engineering INDEPT Alan Mantooth
High Density Electronics Center (HiDEC) Electrical/Computer Engineering INDEPT Simon Ang
Institute for Advanced Data Analytics Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering INUNIV Art Chaovalitwongse
Institute for Nanoscience and Engineering Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Greg Salamo
Mack-Blackwell Transportation Center Civil Engineering INDEPT Heather Nachtmann
Membrane Research Center Chemical Engineering INDEPT Ranil Wickramasinghe
National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission Electrical Engineering INDEPT Alan Mantooth

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Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biological and Agricultural Engineering Biological Engineering (B.S.) Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr.
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (B.S) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CE Computer Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CS Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CSBA Computer Science (B.A.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
General Engineering College/School of Engineering (B.S.) Engineering (General)
General Engineering Freshman Engineering Engineering (General)
Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering (B.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biological and Agricultural Engineering Biological Engineering (M.S.) Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr.
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering Environmental Engineering (M.S.) Environmental Engineering
Civil Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CE Computer Engineering (M.S.) Computer Engineering
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CS Computer Science (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
General Engineering Engineering (M.S.E) Engineering (General)
General Engineering Cell and Molecular Biology (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
General Engineering Micro Electronics-Photonics (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
General Engineering Space and Planetary Sciences (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering (M.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biological and Agricultural Engineering Biological Engineering (Ph.D.) Biological Engr. and Agricultural Engr.
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CE Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) Computer Engineering
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CS Computer Science (Ph.D.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical Engineering
General Engineering Cell and Molecular Biology (Ph.D) Other Engineering Disciplines
General Engineering Engineering Engineering (General)
General Engineering Environmental Dynamics Other Engineering Disciplines
General Engineering Micro Electronics-Photonics (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
General Engineering Space and Planetary Sciences (Ph.D) Other Engineering Disciplines
Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  1. Sustainability and Green Engineering
  2. Biofuels and bio-energy
  3. Bioprocess engineering
  4. Biosensors for food safety and detection of biological agents
  5. Ecological Engineering
  6. Food Safety and Risk Management
  7. Micro/Bio Nanotechnology
  8. Nonpoint Source Pollution Monitoring, Management, Modeling and Water Quality
  9. Water Management for Agricultural Production
  10. Grain Drying and Storage
  11. Wetland ecohydrology
  12. Surface Water Nutrient Fluxes and Source Partitioning
  13. Land-Atmosphere exchange of carbon dioxide, methane, and water vapor
  14. Animal Waste Management
  15. Air Emissions and Mitigation
Biomedical Engineering
  1. Biomaterials
  2. Stem Cells
  3. Tissue Engineering
  4. Immunotherapy
  5. Biomechanics
  6. Bioinstrumentation
  7. Wound Healing
  8. Cardiovascular Mechanics
Chemical Engineering
  1. Biochemical and Bioprocess Engineering
  2. Biomedical Engineering
  3. Chemical Hazards Assessment
  4. Energy and Environmental Engineering
  5. Engineering Education
  6. Materials
  7. Membranes and Advanced Separations
  8. Naotechnology
  9. Process Design and Systems Engineering
  10. Sustainability
Civil Engineering
  1. Construction Materials
  2. Transportation Facility Design, Evaluation and Rehabilitation
  3. Soil Mechanics and Foundation Design
  4. Water/Wastewater Treatment
  5. Structural Analysis and Design
  6. Water Resources
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CE
  1. RFID Security
  2. Low-Power Systems Design
  3. Multicore Systems
  4. Embedded Systems
  5. Reconfigurable Computing
  6. Hardware Security
  7. Software Engineering
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CS
  1. Database Security
  2. Machine Learning
  3. Cybersecurity
  4. Big Data
  5. Computer Vision
  6. Mobile and Pervasive Computing
  7. Software Engineering
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CSBA
  1. Database Security
  2. Machine Learning
  3. Cybersecurity
  4. Big Data
  5. Computer Vision
  6. Mobile and Pervasive Computing
  7. Software Engineering
Electrical Engineering
  1. Electrical Energy, Power Engineering, and Power Electronics
  2. Electronic Packaging
  3. Semiconductors, Microelectronics, Optoelectronics, Nanotechnology, Photovoltaic and Photonics
  4. Communications, Digital Signal Processing, and Sensor Networks
  5. Analog and Mixed-Signal Circuit Design and Test
  6. RF and Microwave Devices and Circuits
  7. Biomedical Engineering
  8. Computer Hardware and Digital Circuit Design
  9. Embedded Systems Design
  10. Control Systems
  11. Renewable Energy
  12. Electromagnetics, Antennas, and Terahertz
Industrial Engineering
  1. Transportation, Logistics and Distribution
  2. Operations Research & Simulation
  3. Reliability Maintainability and Quality Engineering
  4. Healthcare Systems Engineering
  5. Engineering Management & Economic Analysis
  6. Manufacturing & Automation
  7. Data Science
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Biomaterials
  2. Nanomaterials and Manufacturing
  3. Micro and Nano Systems Packaging/MEMS
  4. Energy Systems
  5. Aerospace Systems
  6. Computational Materials Science
  7. Sustainability
  8. Additive Manufacturing
  9. Microelectromechanical Systems

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Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Epsilon
  • Alpha Pi Mu
  • Chi Epsilon
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Tau Beta Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • Alpha Chi Sigma (professional society in Chemistry
  • Am. Indian Science and Eng. Soc.
  • Am. Inst. of Chemical Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Agricultural Eng.
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Heating, Refrig. and Air Condit. Eng.
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Assoc. for Computing Machinery
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • Inst. of Industrial Engineers
  • Inst. of Transportation Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Int'l Microelectronics & Packaging Society
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Natl Society of Professional Eng
  • Soc. of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Soc. of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Soc. of Women Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Theta Tau

Local Groups

  • Association of Cooperative Education, Engineering - ACE
  • IEEE/Components, Packaging, & Manufacturing Technology
  • Institute of Biological Engineers
  • Order of the Engineer

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Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • African Students Association
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Phi Sigma Rho
  • Women in Engineering

Other Student Support Programs

Orientation sessions are held for all entering students. Each student is assigned a faculty advisor. ROCK Camp, a 4-day summer team-building program, is available. All students participate in the New Student and Family program. Academic support is available through the Enhanced Learning Center's tutoring and supplemental instruction, departmental tutoring, and the Quality Writing Center. Peer mentoring is available. Counseling and psychological services are provided. The Engineering Honors Program supports high ability students academically and through undergraduate research (grants from largest undergraduate research endowment in the country) and study abroad grants. The Engineering Common First Year Experience which includes extensive peer mentoring.
Co-op/internship program is available. Scholarships are available. There are over 20 engineering student professional societies. For support of underrepresented groups we have: the Engineering Career Awareness Program, the National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, the Society of Women Engineers, membership in GEM, the Women in Engineering program, and the Women Engineering Graduate Student Luncheon series. We have a comprehensive Study Abroad Office (largest study abroad endowment in the nation). The Office of Pre-College Programs has programs for strengthening student backgrounds, including: the College Project (includes a six-week summer residential program); the Academy for Mathematics and Sciences (includes a six-week summer residential component); REAL (Reaching Educational Aspirations of Latinos); Veterans Upward Bound; Gifted and Talented Scholars Summer Institute (a 3-week residential experience); and the Kauffman Scholars Program. The Career Development Center holds the Professional Development Institute.

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Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING: Design concepts are integrated throughout the curriculum including an introduction in the sophomore course, BENG Design Studio. Other open-ended design opportunities are presented in junior courses followed by a two-semester senior design sequence. In the capstone senior design, students select a client-centered real world problem. They explore various alternatives and finalize detailed designs based upon application of their previous coursework building models and seeking optimal solutions for the client. With two semesters to complete the work, detailed analyses and prototyping can be performed as needed with interaction with clients and external resource people. Students gain experience with the design process, open-ended problem solving, communicating with clients, understanding the complex nature of problems, and learning to develop new expertise outside the classroom.

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING: Senior (capstone) biomedical engineering design is a two-semester course. Students design, fabricate, and test a medical device following Food and Drug Administration (FDA) design control guidelines. The Biomedical Design course is intended to be a partnership between end users (clinicians and patients) and student engineering teams. The end users supply the ideas, clinical relevancy and mentoring while the student teams develop requirements, build prototypes, and conduct testing. Throughout the course student teams are required to prepare design documentation and conduct oral design reviews. The course is designed to mirror the product design approach that is taken by industry, thereby exposing our students to current best practices. At the completion of this course biomedical engineering students will have hands on experience with the intricate FDA regulated process of designing medical devices.

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING: Capstone design projects that place the responsibility for decision making on the students in the design of a comprehensive, open-ended industrially important process. Computer simulations, flow diagrams and both oral and written reports are required that address process economics, operation, and safety as well as societal and environmental impacts and regulatory compliance. Selected student projects are coordinated with a national design competition which students attend to present their work including a working prototype of their technology. The project is sponsored by the Martin Enrichment Fund.

CIVIL ENGINEERING: Students complete two of four available culminating design experiences. Each culminating design has a major civil engineering sub-discipline focus but also incorporates other sub disciplines of civil engineering. Each culminating design experience consists of a comprehensive, open ended design problem which must include multiple sub-disciplines of Civil Engineering as well as realistic code, economic and societal constraints. The design projects come from a variety of sources, including consulting firms and governmental agencies. Students work on these design projects in teams of 4 to 5. The teams are required to prepare preliminary and final design documents and to make oral presentations of the design.

COMPUTER SCIENCE & COMPUTER ENGINEERING: Students complete a comprehensive design project during their final year of undergraduate studies. The Capstone project is done over two consecutive semesters in phases: design, formal proposal, implementation, and presentation. The project includes the integration of hardware, software, and human factor elements and is developed to standard engineering specifications. Project ideas are developed by the students as well as solicited from external sources such as industry partners and other Engineering departments and research groups, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary work for selected projects. The teams consist of 4 or 5 students, and are required to prepare preliminary and final design documents and to make oral presentations of their project proposals and final products.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING: 1) Senior students are given a list of projects to choose from. These projects are either industry supplied projects or projects that involve other departments across campus. The first semester the students are required to develop the project with in the guidelines given, design all circuits and circuit boards. The second semester the students are required to build the project. This course enhances the students' problem solving, communication, and critical thinking skills. The work is conducted in teams of 2 or more depending on the project. 2) Students may participate in the Arkansas Robotics Club, which competes in the NASA Lunabotics Competion, the IEEE Region 5 Competition, and the National Robotics Challenge. Students also are involved in a series of outreach projects mentoring students in local robotics projects. The local schools will compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge and the FIRST Robotics Competion. The organization represents a practical educational experience for students and increases students' awareness and knowledge of the field of robotics. 3) The students may also participate in the Summer Undergraduate Educational Design Experience (SUEDE). This program is for students on campus in the summer. The students will take a simple design enter the schematic, simulate the design, and design the physical prototype. The physical prototype includes the circuit board as well as the box that will contain the design. The student then builds all the parts and assemblies them into a finished unit.

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING: The Industrial Engineering curriculum culminates with an open-ended design course, INEG 4904 Industrial Design. The course draws on all prior courses by exposing the student to an integrated, capstone design experience. The course represents a major design experience and allows students to demonstrate that they have the ability to design, develop, implement and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy. The primary objectives of this course are:
• An ability to identify the industrial engineering problems faced by a real organization
• An ability to apply a broad range of industrial engineering skills to solve these problems
• An ability to communicate the scope of and solution to these problems through both written reports and oral presentations
The class is based on projects developed in conjunction with industrial sponsors. Teams of 3-5 (typically 4) students work on the projects throughout the semester. Within IE Design students must 1) use the mathematical, science, methodologies, computational skills, and analysis techniques of industrial engineering, 2) present their team’s work in both written and oral form, 3) design, improve, and manage an integrated system, 4) formulate and solve unstructured problems, and 5) be faced with just-in-time learning and interact with professional engineers.


MECHANICAL ENGINEERING: The senior capstone project is a two-semester sequence of classes where students work in a group to solve an open ended design problem and it is the culmination of the Conceive Design Implement and Operate initiative being implemented throughout the MEEG curriculum. Projects are typically national design competitions, industry projects or cooperative projects with other departments. Through the application of fundamentals learned in undergraduate courses, students develop skills in: project planning, budgeting, working as a team, and making formal technical presentations. Students also learn the importance of problem definition, customer requirements, simulation, testing, and documentation.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in biological engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science and computer engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering and mechanical engineering.

The college also offers graduate programs in biomedical engineering, environmental engineering, operations management, transportation engineering. In addition, graduate programs are offered in interdisciplinary areas of cell and molecular biology, microelectronics, nanoscience, nanotechnology, and space and planetary sciences.

The university is located in one of the fastest growing regions of the country, Northwest Arkansas, which is also home to the headquarters of Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods and J.B. Hunt.

More than 100 years after our founding, the College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas is building upon the strong foundation of our past to accomplish our vision for the future:

To become and be perceived as one of the top tier graduate and undergraduate engineering programs in the United States.

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Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Biological and Agricultural Engineering 7 2 1 10
Biomedical Engineering 2 1 5 8
Chemical Engineering 7 5 1 13
Civil Engineering 6 5 5 16
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CE 9 3 3 15
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CS 0 0 0 0
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CSBA 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 10 2 3 15
General Engineering 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering 10 2 5 17
Mechanical Engineering 7 4 6 17
Totals: 58 24 29 111

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 and Agricultural Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Biomedical Engineering 2 1 3 0.65
Chemical Engineering 1 1 2 0.25
Civil Engineering 3 2 5 1.00
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CE 1 2 3 0.50
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CS 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CSBA 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical Engineering 3 0 3 0.00
General Engineering 4 1 5 0.50
Industrial Engineering 3 0 3 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 4 1 5 0.25
Totals: 22 8 30 3.15

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 and Agricultural Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Biomedical Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Civil Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CE 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CS 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CSBA 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical Engineering 1 1 2 0.49
General Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Industrial Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 4 1 5 0.49

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 and Agricultural Engineering 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
Biomedical Engineering 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Chemical Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 7 0
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 0
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CE 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 8 1
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CSBA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 9 1
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 8 2
Mechanical Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 1
Totals: 12 1 1 0 1 0 12 1 1 0 0 0 25 4 0 0 52 6

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 and Agricultural Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Biomedical Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 3 2
Civil Engineering 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CE 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CSBA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
Industrial Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Totals: 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 13 2 0 0 22 2

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 and Agricultural Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Biomedical Engineering 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Chemical Engineering 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Civil Engineering 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 3
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CE 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CSBA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 3
Mechanical Engineering 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Totals: 17 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 22 7

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Freshmen admitted to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, are eligible to enroll in the College of Engineering. The freshman curriculum stresses a basic foundation in mathematics, physics, and chemistry, which will be required in later years. The sophomore, junior, and senior years are spent in a strong concentration on the student’s chosen field, with emphasis on industrial applications of classroom and laboratory work. By the selection of electives, a student can concentrate in depth in a particular subject, have the flexibility to study several subjects, and minor in an area of interest. Provisions are made for electives in the humanities and social sciences as a means of providing a well-rounded education.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Before being admitted all computer engineering applicants must submit a Test of Spoken English (TSE) score of at least 5.0, or a 7.0 on the spoken section of the IELTS, and an ACT score of 25 (or SAT score of 1140(R)) or above, to be eligible for admission. University admission requirements are used by all other engineering departments.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

See Institution Admission Information.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

See Institution Admission Information.

Residency Requirements

A candidate must earn a minimum of 20 credit hours at the 3000 level and above in the College of Engineering from the University of Arkansas

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer Admission Requirements
Applicants who have attended other colleges or universities after high school graduation are considered transfer students. Applicants must submit official transcripts of all previous college courses attempted, whether or not credit was earned and regardless of whether the applicant wishes to transfer any credit to the University of Arkansas. Transcripts from each institution attended should be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar. All transfer students must meet the following requirements:
1. Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 on all course work attempted;
2. Be eligible to return to the last institution attended. Grade-point average is calculated on all coursework attempted.
Students who have completed fewer than 24 transferable semester hours must, in addition to the above requirements, meet all requirements for freshman admission (see Admission of Entering Freshmen). Test scores and transcripts are also evaluated to determine whether State of Arkansas requirements for developmental course placement have been met. (See Registration.) For policies regarding transfer of credit from other institutions, see Academic Regulations.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 230
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 140

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $9,761 $24,109
Room & Board: $10,332 $10,332
Books & Supplies: $1,000 $1,000
Other Expenses: $1,708 $1,708
Estimated avg. course load per term: 15 15
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 2,596
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 2,011
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 759
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 53%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 680 590
Reading Range: 648 530
Writing Range: 620 480
Combined Range: 1310 1110
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 31 26
Composite Range: 32 26

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.) 1 29 32 44 106 5
Biomedical Engineering (B.S) 4 52 43 74 173 11
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 4 57 89 129 279 27
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 7 87 74 116 284 18
College/School of Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 4 21 31 47 103 23
Computer Science (B.A.) 1 6 10 16 33 13
Computer Science (B.S.) 9 77 73 83 242 38
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 5 52 52 77 186 30
Freshman Engineering 727 147 16 7 897 28
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 4 69 59 98 230 8
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 16 114 127 196 453 124
Totals: 782 711 606 887 2986 325

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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 5 2
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
College/School of Engineering (B.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
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Computer Science (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 6 2
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 1
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Freshman Engineering
Men 16 0 5 0 59 1 3 0 23 0 14 1 1 0 414 7 23 0 558 9
Women 18 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 9 0 5 0 0 0 114 1 6 0 169 1
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1 1 0 15 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 49 0 5 0 80 2 3 0 33 0 20 1 1 0 560 15 31 1 782 19

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 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 1 0 0 15 1
Women 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 14 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S)
Men 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 20 1
Women 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 19 1 0 0 32 1
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 25 1 1 0 32 1
Women 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 11 0 1 0 25 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 44 0 1 0 61 0
Women 10 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 2 2 0 26 3
College/School of Engineering (B.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
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 13 2 1 0 19 3
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Computer Science (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 4 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 6 0 0 0 1 0 48 2 4 0 66 4
Women 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 11 1
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 25 1 2 0 44 2
Women 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 8 1
Freshman Engineering
Men 6 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 5 1 4 1 0 0 81 7 3 0 111 9
Women 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 27 0 3 0 36 1
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 36 2 2 0 52 2
Women 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 17 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 10 1 0 0 9 0 0 0 2 0 3 2 0 0 78 7 4 0 106 10
Women 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 8 0
Totals: 83 1 1 0 64 4 4 1 33 2 27 4 1 0 471 29 27 0 711 41

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 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 16 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 2 0 16 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S)
Men 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 15 2 1 0 24 4
Women 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 12 1 0 0 19 2
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 45 4 0 0 59 4
Women 1 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 19 2 0 0 30 2
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 9 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 30 3 1 0 48 4
Women 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 26 0
College/School of Engineering (B.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
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 19 1 1 1 29 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Computer Science (B.A.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 7 2
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 9 0 1 0 4 0 3 1 0 0 45 7 2 0 66 8
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 7 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 8 0 2 0 4 0 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 19 4 2 0 41 4
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 11 0
Freshman Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 11 1
Women 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 5 4
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 26 1 0 0 38 1
Women 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 0 2 0 21 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 9 0 2 0 4 1 1 2 1 0 6 0 0 0 86 12 7 0 116 15
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 0 0 0 11 1
Totals: 60 2 10 0 39 4 6 2 25 3 35 2 0 0 412 43 19 1 606 57

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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 20 1 0 0 22 2
Women 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 18 0 0 0 22 1
Biomedical Engineering (B.S)
Men 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 1 2 0 0 25 0 1 0 40 2
Women 10 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 19 0 1 0 34 1
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 14 1 1 0 7 2 0 0 2 0 5 1 0 0 55 7 2 0 86 11
Women 4 0 2 0 3 2 1 0 1 1 7 0 0 0 21 5 4 0 43 8
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 66 8 2 0 91 8
Women 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 13 1 2 0 25 1
College/School of Engineering (B.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
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 8 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 26 12 1 0 42 14
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 5 1
Computer Science (B.A.)
Men 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 11 4 1 0 13 9
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 1
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 5 1 0 0 2 3 1 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 57 15 2 2 73 22
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 10 1
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 12 1 0 0 5 2 3 1 4 2 6 1 0 0 37 11 0 1 67 19
Women 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 1 1 0 10 3
Freshman Engineering
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 6 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 1 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 38 2 2 0 59 3
Women 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 1 0 22 1 1 0 39 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 17 0 1 1 10 7 1 2 4 5 8 6 0 0 130 67 4 1 175 89
Women 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 15 4 1 1 21 8
Totals: 98 7 5 1 68 24 8 3 33 13 53 13 1 0 593 142 28 5 887 208

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 0 0 1 1 0 18 0 20 17 3
Biomedical Engineering (B.S) 0 0 3 0 6 1 0 45 1 56 32 24
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 4 0 8 1 6 1 0 38 5 63 33 30
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 8 0 4 0 1 2 0 47 0 62 55 7
College/School of Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 15 4 25 25 0
Computer Science (B.A.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 12 0 13 11 2
Computer Science (B.S.) 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 47 3 56 52 4
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 7 1 2 0 2 2 0 35 0 49 45 4
Freshman Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 14 0 2 0 2 1 0 61 0 80 53 27
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 6 0 8 2 10 4 0 105 4 139 132 7
Totals: 43 1 32 4 29 14 0 423 17 563 455 108

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 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 15 3 0 0 20
Biomedical Engineering (B.S) 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 27 18 0 1 56
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 2 2 0 0 3 5 0 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 23 15 2 3 63
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 7 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 43 4 0 0 62
College/School of Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 15 0 4 0 25
Computer Science (B.A.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2 0 0 13
Computer Science (B.S.) 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 43 4 3 0 56
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 6 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 33 2 0 0 49
Freshman Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 10 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 42 19 0 0 80
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 6 0 0 0 7 1 2 0 10 0 4 0 0 0 101 4 2 2 139
Totals: 35 8 1 0 19 13 3 1 23 6 11 3 0 0 352 71 11 6 563

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

None exist

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

2

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 4.00 Day Optional
Biomedical Engineering (B.S) no 4.00 4.02 Day Optional
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.21 Day Optional
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.43 Day Optional
College/School of Engineering (B.S.) no Both None
Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.29 Day Optional
Computer Science (B.A.) no 4.00 4.75 Day Optional
Computer Science (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.08 Day Optional
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.41 Day Optional
Freshman Engineering no 0.00 0.00 Day Optional
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.17 Day Optional
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.31 Day Optional

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Full Graduate Standing, Regular Admission. To be considered for full graduate standing, regular status, applicants must have earned a baccalaureate or a master’s degree from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, or from a regionally accredited institution in the United States with requirements for the degrees substantially equivalent to those of this University, or from a foreign institution with similar requirements for the degrees. Admission to graduate standing does not automatically constitute acceptance to a program of study leading to a graduate degree. To pursue a graduate degree, a person must also be accepted in a program of study after gaining regular admission to graduate standing. International applicants cannot be admitted to graduate standing unless they are also accepted by a degree program at the same time.

Persons who achieve regular admission but are not initially seeking a graduate degree (non-degree) and who subsequently decide to pursue a degree must apply for and be accepted in a degree program by the Graduate School. A student with regular graduate standing who has not been accepted in a program of study leading to a specific graduate degree may take no more than 12 semester hours of graduate-level courses that can be counted toward the requirements for a graduate degree (six for graduate certificate programs). At the time of acceptance in a degree program, the chair of the appropriate department or program director will recommend to the Graduate School which courses previously taken, if any, are to be accepted in the degree program.

Requirements for admission to graduate standing and acceptance in a program of study leading to a graduate degree are:

For admission to graduate standing:
A grade-point average of 3.0 or better (A=4.00) on the last 60 hours of course work taken prior to receipt of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; or
Conferral of a post-baccalaureate graduate degree (excluding professional degrees) from a regionally accredited institution; and
A score on a standardized examination (e.g. Graduate Record Examination, Miller Analogies Test, Praxis, Graduate Management Admission Test) that is acceptable to the degree program, unless exempted by the degree program or the Graduate School.
For acceptance to a graduate degree program the requirements are as follows:
Fulfillment of either 1.a or 1.b, and and 1.c, if required, and recommendation of the chair of the department or program offering instruction for the degree program; or
Fulfillment of 1.b, recommendation of the chair of the department or program offering instruction for the degree program and approval of the Graduate Dean. The student must also meet any other conditions that may be specified by the faculty of the department.
Any other consideration for admission must be by individual petition to the Graduate Dean and, where pertinent, a recommendation from the appropriate program chair. Each petition will be considered on its own merits, case by case. Program requirements should be considered the minimum for admission to a degree program but do not guarantee admission. That is, fully qualified applicants who are accepted by the Graduate School will not necessarily be accepted into the degree program of their choice. It is the responsibility of the program faculty to allocate program resources in the most effective manner. To accomplish this, the program may not be able to accept every qualified applicant.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Contact department for specific requirements.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

See Institution Admission Information.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

See Institution Admission Information.

Residency Requirements

See Institution Admission Information.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

See Institution Admission Information.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Graduate Group 1 Graduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $8,825 $20,287
Room & Board: $10,332 $10,332
Books & Supplies: $1,000 $1,000
Other Expenses: $1,708 $1,708
Estimated avg. course load per term: 12 12
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 824
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 260
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 100

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
Biological Engineering (M.S.)
Men 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 1
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 5 1
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 1
Cell and Molecular Biology (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 5 1
Civil Engineering (M.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 2 0 0 19 2
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Computer Engineering (M.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 6 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (M.S.)
Men 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 8 3
Women 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 12 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 5 13 0 0 17 20
Women 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 3
Engineering (M.S.E)
Men 1 1 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 3 0 0 1 46 0 1 2 65
Women 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 9
Environmental Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering (M.S.)
Men 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 11 1
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 2 0 0 11 2
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2
Micro Electronics-Photonics (M.S.)
Men 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 4 4
Women 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3
Space and Planetary Sciences (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
Totals: 58 10 1 7 7 5 1 0 2 9 2 6 0 1 55 80 0 4 126 122

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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 3
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 1
Women 4 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 1
Cell and Molecular Biology (Ph.D)
Men 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2
Women 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 8 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 13 4
Women 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 13 2
Women 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 10 0
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 14 5
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Computer Science (Ph.D.)
Men 12 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 19 0
Women 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 4
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 41 5
Women 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
Engineering
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
Environmental Dynamics
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 13 9
Women 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 12 2
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 1 0 15 1
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1
Micro Electronics-Photonics (Ph.D.)
Men 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 15 4
Women 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 1
Space and Planetary Sciences (Ph.D)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 152 27 2 0 4 0 4 1 4 3 2 0 0 0 43 21 3 0 214 52

Graduate

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
Biological Engineering (M.S.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 5 0
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 6 3 3
Cell and Molecular Biology (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 6 3 3
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 3 0 1 0 3 1 0 7 0 15 11 4
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 8 8 0
Computer Science (M.S.) 5 0 0 1 2 1 0 2 0 11 9 2
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 24 23 1
Engineering (M.S.E) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 11 2 15 13 2
Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering (M.S.) 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 13 8 5
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 5 5 0
Micro Electronics-Photonics (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1
Space and Planetary Sciences (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 46 1 1 2 9 4 0 45 3 111 90 21

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
Biological Engineering (M.S.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 6
Cell and Molecular Biology (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 6
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 15
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 8
Computer Science (M.S.) 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 11
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 24
Engineering (M.S.E) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 11 0 1 1 15
Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering (M.S.) 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 13
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5
Micro Electronics-Photonics (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Space and Planetary Sciences (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 37 9 1 0 1 0 2 0 4 5 3 1 0 0 40 5 2 1 111

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
Biological Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Cell and Molecular Biology (M.S.) 0 0 0
Chemical 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
Engineering (M.S.E) 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Micro Electronics-Photonics (M.S.) 0 0 0
Space and Planetary Sciences (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.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cell and Molecular Biology (Ph.D) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 4 1
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 5 5 0
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 4 0
Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Dynamics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
Micro Electronics-Photonics (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0
Space and Planetary Sciences (Ph.D) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 16 0 0 0 0 2 0 8 0 26 23 3

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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cell and Molecular Biology (Ph.D) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 5
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Dynamics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Micro Electronics-Photonics (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Space and Planetary Sciences (Ph.D) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 26

Graduate

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 and Agricultural Engineering
Total#: 62 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $740,007 Industry: $119,152 Priv/Non: $151,286
State: $362,504 Local: Total Expn.: $1,372,949
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Biomedical Engineering
Total#: 34 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,094,274 Industry: $139,566 Priv/Non: $12,789
State: $226,799 Local: Total Expn.: $1,473,428
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical Engineering
Total#: 56 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,574,419 Industry: $708,728 Priv/Non: $1,667
State: $292,582 Local: Total Expn.: $2,577,396
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil Engineering
Total#: 61 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,093,905 Industry: $549,177 Priv/Non: $36,411
State: $1,027,942 Local: Total Expn.: $2,707,435
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CE
Total#: 25 Foreign: $0 Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $1,072,799 Industry: $56,588 Priv/Non: $0
State: $78,845 Local: Total Expn.: $1,208,232
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CS
Total#: 0 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical Engineering
Total#: 102 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $2,676,936 Industry: $1,301,845 Priv/Non: $43,673
State: $874,981 Local: Total Expn.: $4,897,435
Engineering Department External Funding Source
General Engineering
Total#: 5 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $533,509 Priv/Non: $107,191
State: $286,218 Local: Total Expn.: $926,918
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Industrial Engineering
Total#: 43 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $823,397 Industry: $205,859 Priv/Non: $23,013
State: $0 Local: Total Expn.: $1,052,269
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: 43 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $615,361 Industry: $188,656 Priv/Non: $8,976
State: $1,259,581 Local: Total Expn.: $2,072,574
Totals:
Total#: 431 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $9,691,098 Industry: $3,803,080 Priv/Non: $385,006
State: $4,409,452 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $18,288,636

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
Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Arkansas High Performance Computing Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Arkansas Security Research and Education Institute
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Arkansas Water Resource Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Advanced Surface Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution (CELDI)
Total#: 12 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $57,198 Industry: $103,932 Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $161,130
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Information Security and Reliability
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Innovation in Healthcare Logistics (CIHL)
Total#: 1 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non: $9,365
State: Local: Total Expn.: $9,365
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Chemical Hazards Research Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Cybersecurity Center on Secure, Evolvable Energy Delivery System
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Genesis Technology Incubator
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Grid-Connected Advance Power Electronics System
Total#: 10 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $163,841 Industry: $546,143 Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $709,984
Center/Lab External Funding Source
High Density Electronics Center (HiDEC)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Institute for Advanced Data Analytics
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Institute for Nanoscience and Engineering
Total#: 2 Foreign: $0 Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $29,353 Industry: $54,467 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: Total Expn.: $83,820
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Mack-Blackwell Transportation Center
Total#: 15 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $981,584 Industry: $191,800 Priv/Non:
State: $503,763 Local: Total Expn.: $1,677,147
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Membrane Research Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission
Total#: 2 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: $-822 Priv/Non: $30,447
State: Local: Total Expn.: $29,625
Totals:
Total#: 2 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $29,353 Industry: $54,467 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $83,820


Grand Totals:
Total#: 433 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $9,720,451 Industry: $3,857,547 Priv/Non: $385,006
State: $4,409,452 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $18,372,456

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.

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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.

Graduate

Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Non-point source pollution engineering; ecological engineering; water quality; watershed modeling; air emissions and mitigation; sustainable food production: water management and carbon footprint reduction; bioenergy and bio-based products; geospatial technologies; Bioprocess engineering to extract phytonutrients and other high value compounds; biotechnology engineering; food processing, quality, and safety; biosensors for food safety and health; biocatalyic potential of microbes; bio-nanotechnology.;

Biomedical Engineering

Nanomedicine, tissue engineering, organ regeneration and its clinical application, bioinstrumentation, biosensing/medical imaging, medical electronics, physiological modeling, biomechanics, wound healing, cardiovascular mechanics and rehabilitation engineering.

Chemical Engineering

Biochemical and bioprocess engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical hazard assessment, environmental fate of chemicals, energy and environmental engineering, engineering education, membranes and advanced separations, bioprocess and biochemical engineering, materials, mathematical modeling and life cycle analysis, petro-chemical processes, sustainability, nanotechnology, process design and systems engineering.

Civil Engineering

Transportation planning, facility design, operation and management, and transportation materials; Water/wastewater, water chemistry, biofilms, and wetlands research; Computational mechanics, structural modeling, structural materials, seismic design, and structural concrete and steel design; Environmental site remediation; geotechnical slope stability and monitoring; seismic-related subsurface profiling; discrete-element method (DEM) modeling; non-destructive testing techniques.

Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CE

Computer System Design, Networking and Distributed Systems, Trusted Logic Circuit Design, Heterogeneous Manycore Run Time Systems, RFID information security, Smart Embedded Systems

Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CS

Algorithmic Self-Assembly and Natural Computing, Database and Information Systems, Interactive and Visual Computation, Security and Privacy, Socially Aware Big Data Mining, Ubiquitous Mobile Computing

Electrical Engineering

Advanced materials technologies for multichip module and packaging of microelectronics; battery chargers for electric vehicles based on silicon carbide devices; low-power asynchronous ICs; better detection tools for breast cancer; terahertz antennas; development of amorphous silicon solar cells on flexible substrates for space application; development of polymer-based solar cells on flexible substrates for power grid applications; energy storage systems for the power grid; fault current limiters for distribution systems; nanotechnology-based sensors for medical applications; power electronics packaging; nanoparticle detection scheme for immuno and DNA assay in microfluidic devices; immuno impedance biosensor for rapid detection of pathogens in poultry samples; sensor networks; organic electronics; silicone microprobe system development; wireless sensor and network control; highway collision warning technology; development of a new automotive chassis control actuator; through-wafer Interconnects for future electronic devices; three-dimensional packaging technology; modeling silicon carbide devices; algorithms and tools for automatic behavioral model generation; rad-hard, high-voltage-bias circuitry for a MEMS microgyroscope; model building tools for VTB; mixed-signal and linear design and test research; IGERT: a new era in electronics education; Center for Ferroelectric Electronic-Photonic Nano Devices; undergraduate research on nanodevices REU Site; mixed-signal and linear microelectronics; innovative microwave imaging system for breast cancer detection; optical properties of III-V semiconductor quantum wells and superlattices; infrared applications of III-nitride quantum dots; undergraduate research on wireless sensor networks.

Industrial Engineering

Intelligent systems, logistic systems analysis and design, material flow design and improvement, transportation systems modeling, supply chain modeling, sustainability engineering, operations research, quality, risk and reliability engineering, ergonomics, healthcare engineering and logistics, engineering management, descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics.

Mechanical Engineering

Materials processing, nano surface engineering of materials, micro/nano tribological studies of hard coatings, atomistic simulations of interface structure-property relationships, mesoscale simulation of material microstructure and behavior, thermodynamic modeling of metastable phases, synthesis of carbon nanotubes, atomic layer deposition of conformal nano-scale coatings and laser processing, additive manufacturing, design of complex engineered systems, HVAC systems, microfluidic systems, biosensors, MEMS devices, inkjet printing, printed electronics, design of smart structures and hybrid materials, molecular motors and packaging, energy systems, high performance buildings, building energy simulation, industrial energy conservation, spacecraft systems and simulations, and sustainability.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences

Conduct research on astronomy and planetary science, the geology and biology of the planets, and asteroid and comet surfaces. We design instruments and plan missions for the exploration of our solar system and other planetary systems. It houses the only university-based, large-scale planetary simulation chamber in the country along with major facilities for the analysis of extraterrestrial samples. Major research interests include the analysis of returned samples from space, the nature of Mars, and instrumentation for use in space.

Arkansas High Performance Computing Center

The Arkansas High Performance Computing Center is a campuswide provider of supercomputing resources for research by students and faculty. The Star of Arkansas became operational in June 2008 with partial funding from the National Science Foundation. At that time, Star ranked 339 on the list of the world’s 500 fastest supercomputers
with a sustained performance of 10.75 teraflops (trillions of floating point
operations per second). The Center supports a full breadth of research applications including computational condensed matter physics, computational chemistry, and nanoscale material behavior. The Center also provided educational experiences for
students seeking experience in a parallel computing environment.

Arkansas Security Research and Education Institute

Arkansas Security Research and Education Institute (ASCENT)
ASCENT’s mission is to:
• Identify and solve modern security challenges in the areas of cyber, transportation, critical infrastructure, and food/water;
• Establish and grow partnerships with industry professionals to ensure that the security research retains significant and practical impacts;
• Develop and support educational initiatives that continuously evolve with state-of-the-art security issues and technologies in all thrust areas;
• Serve as the Arkansas’ source for communication and awareness of security threats, solutions, and needs.
The role of the institute is to bring important practical security problems to the most talented University of Arkansas’ researchers, to recruit industry members to sustain the institute and provide research and educational vision, to assist Institute researchers in pursuing competitive research funding, and to facilitate improving the security education at the University of Arkansas

Arkansas Water Resource Center

The AWRC is one of a national network of 54 institutions that make up the National Institutes for Water Resources. It was founded in 1964 when US Congress passed the Water Resources Research Act. The Center utilizes scientific personnel and facilities of all campuses of the University of Arkansas System (and other Arkansas colleges and universities) in maintaining a water resources research program. The center supports specific research projects throughout Arkansas, which often provide research training opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, and it disseminates information on water resources via publications and conferences. The center works closely with federal, state, municipal, educational, and other public groups concerned with water resources in development of its research, training, and dissemination programs.

Center for Advanced Surface Engineering

The Center for Advanced Surface Engineering is a new federally funded research center led by the University of Arkansas that partners with Arkansas industries to create new products for use in manufacturing, aerospace and defense, agriculture, forestry, oil and gas, food packaging and health care.

The center is comprised of four interdisciplinary research teams made up of about 40 faculty members from 10 Arkansas institutions.

Long term plans include establishing start-up companies to commercialize technologies developed by the center, creating new products and new jobs to bolster the knowledge-based economy in Arkansas while also creating a workforce with the specialized skill-sets necessary to sustain industries that can utilize the center’s research.

Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution (CELDI)

Provide integrated solutions to logistics problems, through research related to modeling, analysis, and intelligent-systems technologies. Research endeavors are driven and sponsored by representatives from a broad range of member organizations, including manufacturing, maintenance, distribution, transportation, information technology, and consulting.

Center for Information Security and Reliability

The activities of this center includes, but not limited to the following: fostering multidisciplinary research, securing large-scale funding from federal, state, and other funding agencies, providing education and training to future work-force, increasing awareness in the field of information security and reliability by offering appropriate seminars and workshops.

Center for Innovation in Healthcare Logistics (CIHL)

Sponsored research to identify and foster systemic adoption of ground-breaking healthcare supply chain and logistic innovations through better information and improved logistics systems and processes.

Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems

Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems (POETS ) long term goal at the University of Arkansas is to increase the power density of current mobile electrified systems by 10-100 times over current state of the art systems. While ambitious, this would have profound impact on a mobile electrified infrastructure of the U.S. and beyond. On-highway vehicles could save between 100-300 million liters of fuel per year and could nearly double the range of all-electric vehicles. Off-highway vehicles could save on the order of 100 billion liters of fuel since their electrification is starting from a less mature point than current on-highway vehicles. Similarly, aircraft could see 10-30 billion liters of fuel saved as well as up to 10 million tons of CO2 saved from going into the high altitude atmosphere. These economic and environmental impacts are just the beginning of the art of the possible with the achievement of the POETS vision.

Chemical Hazards Research Center

Experimentally tested math modeling of dense gas releases through low velocity wind tunnel.

Genesis Technology Incubator

GENESIS is a technology-oriented business incubator located at the Arkansas Research and Technology Park in Fayetteville, Arkansas. GENESIS offers a variety of services to qualifying technology-intensive entrepreneurs who desire to base their operations here during the critical early stages of company development. There is an established track record of helping to launch successful firms that have a lasting positive impact on the economy of Northwest Arkansas, and we have an important role to fulfill in advancing the state into the new, knowledge-based economy of the 21 st Century.

Since its inception, GENESIS has assisted a number of technology-based entrepreneurs in growing their firms to the point of economic viability. The incubator has an important role as the entry point to the ARTP for start-up companies that are working to develop emerging technologies in a variety of fields. Providing support to these young firms enables GENESIS to serve as a catalyst for increasing the number of knowledge-based jobs in Northwest Arkansas and for improving the economic base of the region and the state.

Grid-Connected Advance Power Electronics System

The I/UCRC program within the NSF has been in existence for several decades. It is a vibrant program with over 50 centers around the country at any given time. GRAPES was founded in 2009 under this NSF program. The mission of this center is to accelerate the adoption and insertion of power electronics into the electric grid in order to improve system stability, flexibility, robustness, and economy. We expect to accomplish that mission by focusing on the following main objectives

To develop new technologies for advanced power electronic systems in the areas supporting grid connected distributed energy resources, power steering and routing devices, and intelligent load-side devices
To develop the software and tools for controlling embedded- and grid-connected power electronics to benefit the grid as well as controlled loads
To educate engineers who understand the power electronic technologies important to the member companies

High Density Electronics Center (HiDEC)

Electrical Engineering - Advanced materials technologies for multichip module and flex film packaging of electronics; Embedded passives in laminates and low temperature cofired ceramics; MEMS devices and packaging; Bio sensors and brain sensors; Nanostructures materials and applications; Three dimensional integration approaches; RF and microwaves characterization.

Institute for Advanced Data Analytics

The Institute for Advanced Data Analytics serves as a bridge between the University of Arkansas and healthcare-related industry for developing practical, implementable solutions to industry issues and problems.
The Institute also serve as a source of continuing education for healthcare"related enterprises that are engaged in Big Data initiatives and which seek to maximize the capabilities of their in-house talent to grow their analytic expertise.

Institute for Nanoscience and Engineering

The faculty of the Institute for Nanoscience and Engineering work together, across disciplines, to support innovative research at the frontline of science and engineering. The traditional labs of our faculty are still operating across campus, in Physics, Chemistry, Biological Science. The Institute also brings together Engineering minds from electrical, biological, mechanical, and civil fields. The common thread of all disciplines working at the Institute for Nanoscience and Engineering is to conduct research at the nanoscale level. The institute houses state of the art equipment with multi-user labs and cleanrooms designed for nano fabrication and characterization. By combining research goals, efforts, and resources, our inter-disciplinary team can create a collaborative science that exceeds what our labs can attain individually.

The Institute for Nanoscience and Engineering has a group of facilities that is unique among universities, including scanning tunneling microscopy, atomic force microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectric spectroscopy, a focus ion beam, scanning electron microscopy, electrical and magnetic characterization, single molecule/particle spectroscopy, auger spectroscopy, X-ray, Fourrier transform infrared spectroscopy, and Raman spectroscopy. In addition, the institute benefits from the use of the High Performance Supercomputing Facility on campus.

Mack-Blackwell Transportation Center

Funds transportation-related studies targeted to improving the quality of life in rural areas. Investigates transportation-related issues pertaining to homeland security.

Membrane Research Center

The Membrane Research Center partners in MAST, one of NSF's longest running industry/university cooperative research centers (I/UCRC). The Center is a multi-university research cooperative between the University of Colorado, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and the University of Arkansas and collaborates with researchers from several other universities within the US and internationally.
The Membrane Research Center specializes in basic research for development applications, understands resource allocation and has designed our program to complement our sponsors' strengths in product development. Our main focus is sponsor-relevant research, and our results have received global recognition.

National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission

Power electronic design and modeling; Control algorithms for power electronics; Power electronics packaging Power electronics test; Mixed-signal integrated circuit design for the drive and control of power electronic interfaces; Silicon Carbide modeling, packaging, and applications.

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Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Advanced Electronic Packaging
  • Aerospace Systems
  • Agricultural Waste Management
  • Air Emissions and Air Quality
  • Alternative Energy Sources
  • Analog and Mixed-Signal Circuit Design and Test
  • Assessment of Hazardous Chemical Releases
  • Asynchronous Logic Design
  • Bio, Chemical and Environmental Sensors and Smart Materials
  • Bio-nanotechnology
  • Bioenergy and Bio-based Products
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomolecular Nanophotonics
  • Bioprocess Engineering and Production
  • Biosensors for Food Safety and Health
  • Building Energy Simulations
  • Carbon Nanotubes
  • Chemical Hazard Assessment
  • Chemical and Biochemical Separations
  • Communications
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Forensics
  • Control Systems
  • Database Management Systems
  • Digital Circuit Design
  • Distribution & Logistics
  • Electric Power Systems
  • Embedded Systems Design
  • Engineering Management & Economic Analysis
  • Environmental Life Cycle Assessments
  • Environmental Risk Management
  • Ergonomics
  • Food Processing, Quality and Safety
  • Geospatial Technologies
  • Geotechnical, Geosynthetics, and Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Hardware/Software Co-Design
  • Healthcare Engineering
  • Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Systems
  • Hot Mix Asphalt Design and Construction
  • Industrial Energy Conservation
  • Instrumentation and Modeling of Planetary Surfaces
  • Integrated Circuit Design
  • Intelligent Web Search
  • K-12 Utility Assessment
  • MEMS Devices & Packaging
  • Manufacturing Systems & Control
  • Mechanical Deformation of Ingaas Quantum Dots
  • Membrane Based Separations
  • Micro Propulsion
  • Microchannel Electrophoresis
  • Microelectronics
  • Microwave Circuits and Systems
  • Mobile and Pervasive Systems
  • Multicore Systems Design
  • Multiscale Computations of Super-Lubricant
  • Multiscale Modeling of Nanoparticle-Cell Interactions
  • Nanoparticle based Lubrication-Composite
  • Nanotechnology Fabrication
  • Non-point Source Pollution Engineering
  • Ontology Development
  • Operations Research
  • Optoelectronics
  • Pavement Design, Rehabilitation, and Management Systems
  • Photonics
  • Planetary Simulations
  • Plasma Processes and Diagnostics
  • Power Electronics
  • Power Engineering
  • Quality and Reliability Engineering
  • RF Devices and Circuits
  • RFID Security
  • Reconfigurable Computing
  • Reliability, Maintainability & Risk Modeling
  • Remote Sensing and Site-specific Agriculture
  • Robotics
  • Semiconductor Materials for Optoelectronic Applications
  • Sensor Techniques for Anti-Tamper
  • Silicon Carbide Modeling, Packaging, and Applications
  • Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Computational Mechanics
  • Supercritical Fluid Technologies
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable Building Design
  • Traffic Operations and Geometrics
  • Transportation Planning, Safety, and System Modeling
  • Transportation Systems
  • Tribology of Nano-Patterned Surfaces
  • Trustable Systems Design
  • Video Processing Systems
  • Virtual Worlds
  • Wafer-Level and Chip-Scale Packaging of MEMS
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Water Quality, Quantity Management, and Treatment
  • Wireless Sensor Networks

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Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

There is no dual degree program at the graduate level.

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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 and Agricultural Engineering
Appointments: 4 2 10 0 16
Stipends: $2,104 $1,292 $1,208 $0
Biomedical Engineering
Appointments: 8 6 16 0 30
Stipends: $2,458 $1,603 $1,591 $0
Chemical Engineering
Appointments: 4 4 27 0 35
Stipends: $3,000 $1,449 $1,403 $0
Civil Engineering
Appointments: 6 6 24 0 36
Stipends: $2,383 $1,450 $1,342 $0
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CE
Appointments: 3 9 10 0 22
Stipends: $3,150 $1,572 $1,650 $0
Computer Science & Computer Engineering-CS
Appointments: 5 10 15 0 30
Stipends: $3,283 $1,515 $1,533 $0
Electrical Engineering
Appointments: 4 10 50 0 64
Stipends: $2,547 $1,530 $1,443 $0
General Engineering
Appointments: 0 10 0 0 10
Stipends: $0 $1,200 $0 $0
Industrial Engineering
Appointments: 1 13 20 0 34
Stipends: $3,533 $1,458 $1,620 $0
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 5 7 29 0 41
Stipends: $2,593 $1,289 $1,636 $0
All Total Appointments 40 77 201 0 318