The University of Iowa - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: The University of Iowa
Mailing Address: College of Engineering
3100 Seamans Center
City: Iowa City
State: IA
Postal Code: 522421527
Country: United States
Phone 319-335-5764
Fax: 319-335-6086
Website: http://www.engineering.uiowa.edu/

Head of Institution

Bruce Harreld
President
Office of the President
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
101 JESSUP HALL
IOWA CITY, IA 52242-1316
Phone: 319-335-3549
Fax: 319-335-0807
president@uiowa.edu

Engineering College Inquiries

Fred Streicher
Director, Marketing and Communications
Engineering Administration
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
3100 SEAMANS CENTER
IOWA CITY, IA 52242-1527
Phone: 319-384-0550
Fax: 319-335-6086
fred-streicher@uiowa.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Janelle Miranda
Director, Scholarships and Recruitment
Outreach, Admissions, Scholarships, and Inclusion Services (OASIS)
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
3324 SEAMANS CENTER
IOWA CITY, IA 52242-1527
Phone: 319-335-5774
Fax: 319-335-6086
janelle-miranda@uiowa.edu

Jane Dorman
Director of Admissions and First Year Experience
Outreach, Admissions, Scholarships, and Inclusion Services (OASIS)
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
3307 SEAMANS CENTER
IOWA CITY, IA 52242-1527
Phone: 319-335-5769
Fax: 319-335-6086
engineering@uiowa.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Sara Hartman
Academic Program Specialist
Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
4133 SEAMANS CENTER
IOWA CITY, IA 52242-1527
Phone: 319-335-1215
Fax: 319-335-1415
chemeng@engineering.uiowa.edu

Kimberly Lebeck
Academic Program Specialist
Civil & Environmental Engineering
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
4105 SEAMANS CENTER
IOWA CITY, IA 52242-1527
Phone: 319-335-5647
Fax: 319-335-5660
cee@engineering.uiowa.edu

Cathy Kern
Administrative Secretary
Electrical & Computer Engineering
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
4016 SEAMANS CENTER
IOWA CITY, IA 52242-1527
Phone: 319-335-5197
Fax: 319-335-6028
ece@engineering.uiowa.edu

Tara Hoadley
Academic Program Specialist
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
2133 SEAMANS CENTER
IOWA CITY, IA 52242-1527
Phone: 319-335-5668
Fax: 319-335-5669
mech_eng@engineering.uiowa.edu -OR- indeng@engineering.uiowa.edu

Joshua Lobb
Academic Program Specialist
Biomedical Engineering
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
1402 SEAMANS CENTER
Iowa City , IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5632
bme@engineering.uiowa.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?: Cedar Rapids
This city's population (approx.): 130,000
Distance from Main Campus: 25

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 24,476
Total Graduate enrollment: 5,698
Total Professional and other enrollment: 3,160

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Dentistry, Education, Law, Liberal arts, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Graduate, Public Health, University

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

The College of Liberal Arts and College of Engineering High School Unit Requirements:
4 years of English/language arts;

2 years of a single foreign language;

3 years of natural science (including 1 year from each of two of these: biological sciences, chemistry, physics) College of Engineering applicants must include 1 year each of chemistry and physics;

3 years of social studies (American history, anthropology, economics, geography, government, world history, psychology, and sociology) College of Engineering applicants must complete 2 years;

3 years of mathematics (2 years of algebra, 1 year of geometry are required) College of Engineering applicants must have a fourth year (trigonometry, calculus, analysis).

http://www.uiowa.edu/admissions/undergrad/requirements/fy-clas.html
http://www.uiowa.edu/admissions/undergrad/requirements/fy-eng.html

Recommendations

In addition to meeting the high school unit requirements, the College of Liberal Arts requires that Iowa residents must present a Regent Admission Index* score of 245 or above. Non-residents must present a Regent Admission Index* score of 255 or above.

The College of Engineering requires demonstrated success (As or Bs) in math and science. Iowa residents must present a Regent Admission Index score* of 245 or above. Non-residents must present a Regent Admission Index score* of 255 or above. Both must present an ACT math score of 25 or higher (or an SAT math score of 620 or higher). International applicants must also have a composite ACT minimum of 25 (or SAT critical reading + math score minimum of 1130).

A rank in the top 30 percent of student's high school class is also required. If a school does not rank, admission decision is based on GPA, ACT and/or SAT test scores, and high school courses.

Home schooled applicant admission decision is based on GPA, ACT and/or SAT scores, and courses taken.

Students who do not meet the published admission standards may apply through the The Individual Review Process.

*Regent Admission Index Formula score =
2 x ACT Composite Score (or the SAT Equivalent)
+
1 x High School Percentile Rank
+
20 x High School GPA
+
5 x Number of Core Courses Completed by High School Graduation

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Milan Sonka
Assoc Dean; Prof., Elect. & Comp. Eng.; App. Math. & Comp. Sci., Ophth. & Vis. Sci., Radiat Oncol; Director, IA Inst. Biomed. Img
Electrical & Computer Engineering
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
4016 SEAMANS CENTER
IOWA CITY, IA 52242-1595
Phone: 319-335-6052
Fax: 319-335-6028
milan-sonka@uiowa.edu

Jon Kuhl
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs, College of Engineering
Engineering Administration
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
3100 SEAMANS CENTER
IOWA CITY, IA 52242-1504
Phone: 319-335-5148
Fax: 319-335-6086
jon-kuhl@uiowa.edu

Alec Scranton
Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering; Dean, College of Engineering
Engineering Administration
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
3100 SEAMANS CTR
IOWA CITY, IA 52242-1504
Phone: 319-335-5766
Fax: 319-335-6086
alec-scranton@uiowa.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

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

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Both Nicole Grosland Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Both C. Allan Guymon Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Both Michelle Scherer Civil Engineering
Computer Science1 Both Alberto Segre Computer Science (outside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Both Er-Wei Bai Electrical/Computer Engineering
Industrial Engineering Both Ching Long Lin Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Both Ching Long Lin Mechanical Engineering
Undeclared Undergraduate Other Engineering Disciplines

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing Chemical Engineering INUNIV
Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Biomedical Engineering INCOLL Thomas Casavant
Center for Computer Aided Design Biomedical Engineering INCOLL Karim Abdel-Malek
Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research Chemical Engineering INUNIV Gregory Carmichael
Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research Chemical Engineering INUNIV Jerald Schnoor
Center for Health Effects of Environ. Contamination Civil Engineering INUNIV
Center for Intn'l Rural and Environ. Health Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Laurence Fuortes
Center for Photopolymerization Chemical Engineering INCOLL C. Allan Guymon
Environmental Health Sciences Research Center Civil Engineering INUNIV Peter Thorne
Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety Civil/Environmental Engineering INUNIV Patrick O'Shaughnessy
IIHR - Hydroscience & Engineering Civil Engineering INCOLL Larry Weber
Iowa Flood Center Civil/Environmental Engineering INCOLL Witold Krajewski
Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging Biomedical Engineering INUNIV Milan Sonka
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute Chemical Engineering INUNIV Vicki Grassian
Optical Science and Technology Center Electrical/Computer Engineering INUNIV Michael Flatte
Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory Biomedical Engineering INUNIV Donald Anderson
Public Policy Center Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Peter Damiano
University of Iowa Informatics Initiative Chemical Engineering INUNIV Gregory Carmichael

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (B.S.E.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.S.E.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.E.) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (B.A.)1 Computer Science (outside engineering)
Computer Science Computer Science (B.S.)1 Computer Science (outside engineering)
Computer Science Computer Science and Engineering Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering (B.S.E.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.E.) Mechanical Engineering
Undeclared Undeclared BSE students Other Engineering Disciplines

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (M.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (M.C.S.)1 Computer Science (outside engineering)
Computer Science Computer Science (M.S.)1 Computer Science (outside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
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
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (Ph.D.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (Ph.D.)1 Computer Science (outside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering

1The degree program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Biomedical Engineering
  1. Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Cellular Mechanics
  2. Cell Motion Analysis and Modeling
  3. Spinal and Joint Biomechanics and Digital Human Modeling
  4. Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  5. Fluid and Cardiovascular Biomechanics
  6. Medical Imaging and Image Analysis
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
  1. Polymeric Materials
  2. Photopolymerization
  3. Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution
  4. Biochemical Engineering
  5. Bioprocessing and Biomedical Engineering
  6. Engineering Education
  7. Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage
Civil and Environmental Engineering
  1. Environmental Engineering and Science
  2. Hydraulics and Water Resources
  3. Structures, Mechanics, and Materials
  4. Transportation Engineering
Computer Science
  1. Algorithms
  2. Distributed Systems, Sensor Networks, Embedded Computing, and Security
  3. Informatics
  4. Programming Languages, Formal Methods, Verification and Automated Reasoning
  5. Virtual Environments, and Human-Computer Interaction
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. Applied Optics
  2. Communications
  3. Computational Genomics
  4. Control Systems
  5. Large-Scale Intelligent Systems
  6. Medical Image Analysis
  7. Medical Image Processing
  8. Signal Processing
  9. VLSI, Testing and Design
  10. Wireless Communications and Networks
  11. Big Data
Industrial Engineering
  1. Operations Research
  2. Informatics
  3. Human Factors Engineering
  4. Manufacturing Systems
  5. Human-Machine Interaction
  6. Reliability Engineering
  7. Wind Energy
  8. Big Data
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Computer Simulation Methodology
  2. Biomechanics
  3. Dynamics and Multi-Body Dynamics
  4. Solid Mechanics
  5. Thermal/Fluid Systems
  6. Heat Transfer, Solidification and Combustion
  7. Reliability-Based Design Optimization
  8. Human System Modeling
  9. Manufacturing
  10. Wind Energy
  11. Fluid Dynamics

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

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

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • Am. Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Am. Inst. of Chemical Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Assoc. for Computing Machinery
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Engineering Student Council
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • Inst. of Industrial Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Natl. Society of Professional Eng.
  • Soc. of American Military Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Theta Tau

Local Groups

  • American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
  • Continental Crossings
  • Engineering World Health
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • FIRST Alumni Organization
  • Iowa Marine Autonomous Racing Club (IMARC)
  • NEXUS Art Club
  • Sales Engineering Club
  • Students of IIHR
  • UI Robotics Club

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • African Students Association
  • African Students Association
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Multi-Ethnic Engineering Student Association
  • National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE)
  • Out in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (oSTEM)
  • Society of Asian Scientist & Engineers (SASE)
  • Women in Informatics and Computer Science
  • Women in Science & Engineering

Other Student Support Programs

The College offers first year and transfer student orientation; free tutoring for first and second year core courses; a student ambassador program using upper class students to assist with advising new engineering students; a merit-based scholarship program; a co-op/internship program; a Grand Challenges Scholars program; and a professional development program which assists students in career exploration, co-op and internship opportunities, development of job search skills, and accessing on and off-campus interview opportunities in government and industry settings; The Hanson Center for Technical Communications provides support to engineering courses and to individual engineering students.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Senior students are required to participate in a capstone design course in their discipline. Students work individually or in teams to design a product or process. Students present their designs in an oral presentation and a written report. Local professionals assist in evaluating the design projects. Partnerships with industrial firms provide real-world design experiences.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The College of Engineering is one of 12 colleges that comprise The University of Iowa. With educational courses dating back over 100 years, the College today has an enrollment of over 2,500 students, 2,278 of whom are undergraduates. About 49 percent of undergraduate students come from the state of Iowa, with another 51 percent attending from contiguous states. Women make up 23 percent of undergraduates, higher than the national average of 17%.

The College offers undergraduate programs in biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, and mechanical engineering. The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) has accredited all University of Iowa undergraduate engineering programs. The College recently added an undergraduate program in Computer Science and Engineering beginning Fall 2016 session. The College offers graduate programs in biomedical, chemical and biochemical, civil and environmental, electrical and computer, industrial, and mechanical engineering.

The college stands out among many other engineering schools, in part, because all five Departments have major teaching and research linkages to the University's Health Sciences colleges (Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing and Public Health) including shared courses, collaborative research, and joint faculty appointments.

Engineering at Iowa is especially recognized for its small, personalized size and focused mission, coupled with the resources of a large research university. By design, it is the smallest engineering college in the Big 10.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Biomedical Engineering 6 4 4 14
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 7 4 1 12
Civil and Environmental Engineering 14 5 5 24
Computer Science1 12 2 5 19
Electrical and Computer Engineering 11 6 4 21
Industrial Engineering 4 2 3 9
Mechanical Engineering 8 4 2 14
Undeclared 0 0 0 0
Totals: 50 25 19 94

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering 3 1 4 0.67
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 0 4 4 1.85
Civil and Environmental Engineering 1 1 2 0.38
Computer Science1 2 1 3 0.50
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 1 1 0.50
Industrial Engineering 2 1 3 0.67
Mechanical Engineering 2 0 2 0.00
Undeclared 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 8 8 16 4.07

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Science1 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Industrial Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Undeclared 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 0 0 0 0.00

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 5 1
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 2 0 0 12 2
Computer Science1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 10 2
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 11 0
Industrial Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 1 0 0 0 17 0 0 1 0 0 28 3 0 0 46 4

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 3 1
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Science1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 5 1
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 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 16 4 1 0 21 4

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Science1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Industrial Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 1 0 1 1 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 15 4

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

English/Language Arts: 4 Units,
Single Foreign Language: 2 Units,
Science: 3 Units (including chemistry and physics),
Social Studies: 2 Units,
Mathematics: Algebra-2 Units, Geometry-1 Unit, Trig, Analysis, and/or Calculus-1 Unit

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Students admitted into the College of Engineering are also admissible to the engineering major of their choice. There are no additional admission requirements by major. Applicants are guaranteed admission to the College of Engineering if they have no high school unit deficiencies, an ACT composite score of 25 or higher, an ACT math score of 25 or higher (or an SAT math score of 620 or higher). International applicants must also have a composite ACT minimum of 25 (or SAT critical reading + math score minimum of 1130). Iowa residents must present an RAI score of 245 or higher and residents of other states must present an RAI score of 255 or higher (see http://www.regents.iowa.gov/RAI/). Admission decisions for students who attend a high school that does not rank its students will be based on the GPA, ACT and/or SAT test scores, and high school courses. Home schooled applicant admission decisions will be based on GPA, ACT and/or SAT scores and courses taken.

Residency Requirements

Each person enrolling at The University of Iowa is classified as a resident or nonresident for admission, tuition, and fee purposes. The classification is made by the University registrar, according to criteria established by the State Board of Regents and on the basis of information provided by the student and all other relevant information.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

To transfer to the College of Engineering, students must have demonstrated success in math, science, and engineering courses, ideally earning all As and Bs with no grade lower than a C in these foundation subjects. Transfer students must have completed: Calculus & Chemistry/Physics with a grade of an A or B; Calculus I; equivalent Principles of Chemistry I or Introductory Physics I courses and all high school requirements. Overall grade-point average also is considered in transfer applications.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 88
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 38

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

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

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $8,973 $29,755
Room & Board: $10,450 $10,450
Books & Supplies: $950 $950
Other Expenses: $2,242 $2,242
Estimated avg. course load per term: 16 16
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), Institution's Own Application Form, Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Iowa Verification Form

Additional Financial Aid Information

To be considered for financial aid awarded through the University of Iowa Office of Student Financial Aid, students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

Meet the eligibility requirements of each aid program.

Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States (for federal and state financial aid programs).

Be enrolled at least half-time in a program leading to a degree or certificate. Enrollment in a University of Iowa Study Abroad Program is considered being enrolled for financial aid purposes. Federal Pell Grants may be available to students registered less than half-time. Students enrolled as visiting students, extension, or other non-degree-granting programs are not eligible. If you are a graduate student registered for less than five hours and you are working on your dissertation or thesis or doing research toward fulfillment of a degree requirement, you may be considered a half-time or full-time student. Additional information is available on our graduate student web page.

Not be in default on an educational loan nor owe a refund on a grant received at any institution.

Be in good academic standing and maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the UI Reasonable Academic Progress Standards.

Be registered with the Selective Service, if you’re a male (you must register between the ages of 18 and 25);

Not be convicted of possession or selling of drugs.

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 3,624
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 2,892
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 772
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 37%
Note: Application, admission and enrollment numbers do not include Computer Science.

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 712 610
Reading Range: 652 517
Writing Range: 640 490
Combined Range: 1345 1147
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 31 26
Composite Range: 30 25

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.E.) 217 150 125 82 574 13
Chemical Engineering (B.S.E.) 77 56 48 41 222 29
Civil Engineering (B.S.E.) 61 65 59 37 222 9
Computer Science (B.A.)1 77 52 49 52 230 30
Computer Science (B.S.)1 94 64 48 52 258 35
Computer Science and Engineering 6 8 2 1 17 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.) 80 94 82 63 319 20
Industrial Engineering (B.S.E.) 24 48 52 36 160 8
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.E.) 124 121 110 97 452 26
Undeclared BSE students 173 18 0 0 191 10
Totals: 762 560 478 357 2157 115

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 5 0 3 0 7 0 0 0 14 0 3 0 0 0 89 2 6 0 127 2
Women 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 1 3 0 0 0 65 1 4 0 90 2
Chemical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 8 0 2 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 39 2 1 0 57 3
Women 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 20 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 5 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 24 1 1 0 41 1
Women 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 20 0
Computer Science (B.A.)1
Men 15 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 35 0 2 0 61 3
Women 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 16 0
Computer Science (B.S.)1
Men 33 3 1 1 4 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 35 1 3 0 84 5
Women 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 10 1
Computer Science and Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 10 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 46 2 2 0 70 2
Women 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 10 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 2 0 1 16 3
Women 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 8 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 9 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 5 1 2 0 0 0 82 8 5 0 113 9
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 11 0
Undeclared BSE students
Men 9 1 2 0 9 1 0 0 4 0 7 0 0 0 105 6 8 0 144 8
Women 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 22 1 2 0 29 1
Totals: 61 1 9 0 55 2 2 0 43 3 28 0 0 0 535 26 29 1 762 33

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 4 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 10 0 1 1 0 0 56 0 1 0 78 1
Women 6 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 48 1 3 0 72 1
Chemical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 6 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 26 2 3 0 41 3
Women 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 15 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 3 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 42 1 2 0 52 2
Women 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 13 1
Computer Science (B.A.)1
Men 8 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 7 0 3 0 0 0 22 1 2 0 47 1
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Science (B.S.)1
Men 18 0 1 0 5 0 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 28 3 1 0 59 3
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5 0
Computer Science and Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 10 0 1 1 9 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 51 2 3 0 76 5
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 18 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 24 1 0 0 31 1
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 17 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 9 0 3 0 5 1 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 79 2 3 0 106 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 15 0
Undeclared BSE students
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 1 0 17 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Totals: 47 0 7 1 41 3 2 0 32 2 17 2 0 0 397 10 17 0 560 18

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 3 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 11 0 2 0 1 0 44 1 3 0 69 1
Women 5 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 38 0 0 0 56 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 18 5 0 0 24 5
Women 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 20 1 0 0 24 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 0 1 0 44 0
Women 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 15 0
Computer Science (B.A.)1
Men 7 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 4 0 2 1 0 0 26 2 1 0 42 6
Women 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 7 1
Computer Science (B.S.)1
Men 9 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 31 6 0 0 43 7
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Science and Engineering
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 9 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 2 1 0 0 45 1 2 0 68 2
Women 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 14 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 29 0 1 0 36 2
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 16 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 7 0 3 0 9 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 1 0 69 5 1 0 97 5
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 1 0 13 0
Undeclared BSE students
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: 40 0 18 1 24 0 0 0 29 1 8 1 2 0 347 13 10 0 478 16

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 0 1 4 1 3 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 1 0 36 0 2 0 54 2
Women 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 22 3 1 0 28 4
Chemical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 9 0 0 26 11
Women 4 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 3 0 0 15 5
Civil Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 25 4 0 0 33 5
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Computer Science (B.A.)1
Men 7 0 4 3 2 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 25 8 2 0 43 15
Women 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 9 4
Computer Science (B.S.)1
Men 8 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 31 11 1 1 45 17
Women 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 2
Computer Science and 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 1 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 38 7 1 0 52 11
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 11 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 24 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 0 0 12 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 5 2 8 1 5 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 60 5 2 0 83 9
Women 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 14 0
Undeclared BSE students
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: 19 7 23 5 20 3 0 0 17 1 9 0 2 0 259 32 8 0 357 48

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.E.) 3 4 6 0 3 3 0 72 1 92 48 44
Chemical Engineering (B.S.E.) 3 2 0 0 4 0 0 34 1 44 32 12
Civil Engineering (B.S.E.) 3 1 4 0 0 1 0 41 0 50 41 9
Computer Science (B.A.)1 9 10 4 1 3 2 0 32 0 61 53 8
Computer Science (B.S.)1 12 3 1 0 1 1 0 19 1 38 32 6
Computer Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.) 10 2 1 0 2 0 0 60 2 77 61 16
Industrial Engineering (B.S.E.) 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 31 0 37 24 13
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.E.) 6 1 1 0 1 1 0 77 3 90 78 12
Undeclared BSE students 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 28 10 14 0 11 5 0 315 7 390 284 106

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.E.) 2 1 2 2 5 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 34 38 1 0 92
Chemical Engineering (B.S.E.) 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 26 8 0 1 44
Civil Engineering (B.S.E.) 1 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 35 6 0 0 50
Computer Science (B.A.)1 6 3 9 1 1 3 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 31 1 0 0 61
Computer Science (B.S.)1 11 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 18 1 1 0 38
Computer Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.) 8 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 47 13 2 0 77
Industrial Engineering (B.S.E.) 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 21 10 0 0 37
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.E.) 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 66 11 3 0 90
Undeclared BSE students 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 19 9 7 3 13 1 0 0 7 4 3 2 0 0 229 86 6 1 390

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Engineering students have the opportunity to earn two University of Iowa baccalaureate degrees in a joint program with liberal arts or the Tippie College of Business. They may also choose to earn two engineering degrees.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

17

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.
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.E.) yes 4.00 4.50 Day Optional
Chemical Engineering (B.S.E.) yes 4.00 4.50 Day Optional
Civil Engineering (B.S.E.) yes 4.00 4.50 Day Optional
Computer Science (B.A.)1 yes 0.00 0.00 Both None
Computer Science (B.S.)1 yes 0.00 0.00 Both None
Computer Science and Engineering no 0.00 4.50 Both None
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.) yes 4.00 4.50 Day Optional
Industrial Engineering (B.S.E.) yes 4.00 4.50 Day Optional
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.E.) yes 4.00 4.50 Day Optional
Undeclared BSE students no 0.00 0.00 Both None

1The degree program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

The Graduate College is the point of entry for students pursuing the majority of post-baccalaureate degrees offered at Iowa, with the exception of the DDS, MD, PharmD, JD, LLM, and the MBA. You may apply to only one program unless you are applying to a Combined Degree Program.

These are general minimum requirements of the Graduate College; those of individual departments may be higher:

A U.S. bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions.

A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00, or foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions.

GRE General Test Scores are used in admission and financial aid decisions.

An undergraduate engineering degree is not required.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Admission requirements differ in each department; students should contact the department in which they are interested for additional requirements. Reference letters, previous graduate study grade-point average, and other factors may be considered by departments in making admissions decisions.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

These are general minimum requirements for international admission to the Graduate College. Requirements of the academic department offering your degree may be higher; students should contact the department in which they are interested for additional requirements.

A U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions.

A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00, or the foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions.

International students must also submit a Financial Statement upon acceptance to the University.

English Proficiency Requirements.
Prior to consideration for admission, international student applicants whose native language is other than English must take and pass TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), unless they have received a degree from an accredited college or university in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada (excluding French Quebec), Africa (English-speaking), Australia, or New Zealand.

The Graduate College administers most of the advanced degree programs available at Iowa. Admission to the college requires a score of 550 or higher on the paper-based (PBT) version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a score of 81 on the Internet-based test (IBT). Some departments may require TOEFL scores that are higher than those required by the Graduate College. Please see your department's specific TOEFL requirement.

Alternative to the TOEFL
An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) total score of 7.0, with no subscore less than 6.0, may be used to satisfy the English-language requirement. All IELTS test takers will be required to take the on-campus English Proficiency Evaluation.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Non-Resident students must meet the same requirements as residents.

Residency Requirements

No residency requirements. Non-resident students are expected to meet the same entrance requirements as all other graduate students.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer students are expected to meet the same entrance requirements as all other graduate students.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

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

Graduate Group 1 Graduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $10,357 $27,961
Room & Board: $10,602 $10,602
Books & Supplies: $650 $650
Other Expenses: $5,358 $5,358
Estimated avg. course load per term: 9 9
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

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

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 817
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 180
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 99

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
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 3 1 0 13 3
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.)
Men 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 17 0
Women 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 5 3
Computer Science (M.C.S.)1
Men 41 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 7 4 0 0 49 8
Women 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Science (M.S.)1
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
Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S.)
Men 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 12 2
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 5 0
Industrial Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 3 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 0 0 9 4
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 15 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 49 12 3 0 71 15

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 8 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 12 4 2 0 29 5
Women 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 10 4
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 9 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 17 4
Women 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 2
Civil and Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 15 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 1 0 0 21 7
Women 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 1 0 12 2
Computer Science (Ph.D.)1
Men 21 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 24 7
Women 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 23 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 26 9
Women 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 2
Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 10 4
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 19 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 24 8
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 104 21 3 3 4 1 0 0 4 2 3 1 0 0 46 18 3 1 167 47

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 12 0 16 11 5
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (M.S.) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 9 6 3
Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 20 12 8
Computer Science (M.C.S.)1 14 3 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 21 13 8
Computer Science (M.S.)1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S.) 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 8 0 13 8 5
Industrial Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 3 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 6 6 0
Totals: 14 2 1 0 2 2 0 46 0 67 46 21

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 10 2 0 0 16
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (M.S.) 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 9
Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 6 0 0 20
Computer Science (M.C.S.)1 11 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 21
Computer Science (M.S.)1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S.) 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 13
Industrial Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6
Totals: 8 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 32 14 0 0 67

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 13 3 16
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (M.S.) 1 8 9
Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 9 11 20
Computer Science (M.C.S.)1 0 21 21
Computer Science (M.S.)1 0 1 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S.) 5 8 13
Industrial Engineering (M.S.) 1 2 3
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 4 2 6
Totals: 33 34 67

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
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 3 1 11 6 5
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 3 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 7 6 1
Computer Science (Ph.D.)1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 2 2
Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 0
Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 4 1
Totals: 19 4 2 0 3 1 0 6 2 37 28 9

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 11
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Civil and Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 7
Computer Science (Ph.D.)1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
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.) 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Totals: 15 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 4 2 2 0 37

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $736,086
Fed/Nat: $2,391,091 Industry: $698,230 Priv/Non: $28,770
State: $56,575 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $3,910,752
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Total#: Foreign: $0 Indiv: $5,719
Fed/Nat: $963,734 Industry: $608,648 Priv/Non: $49,753
State: $295,882 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,923,736
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Total#: Foreign: $0 Indiv: $3,413,954
Fed/Nat: $7,598,570 Industry: $3,022,872 Priv/Non: $212,268
State: $2,582,813 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $16,830,477
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science1
Total#: Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,184,132 Industry: $79,440 Priv/Non: $6,897
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,270,469
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Total#: Foreign: $0 Indiv: $558,822
Fed/Nat: $4,960,533 Industry: $591,863 Priv/Non: $186,498
State: $50,608 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $6,348,324
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Industrial Engineering
Total#: Foreign: $0 Indiv: $1,525,509
Fed/Nat: $3,440,425 Industry: $1,140,463 Priv/Non: $65,916
State: $82,494 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $6,254,807
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: Foreign: $0 Indiv: $1,730,619
Fed/Nat: $6,093,177 Industry: $645,411 Priv/Non: $69,298
State: $548,595 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $9,087,100
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $7,970,709
Fed/Nat: $25,447,530 Industry: $6,707,487 Priv/Non: $612,503
State: $3,616,967 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $44,355,196

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
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Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
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Center for Computer Aided Design
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Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research
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Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research
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Center for Health Effects of Environ. Contamination
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Center for Intn'l Rural and Environ. Health
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Center for Photopolymerization
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Environmental Health Sciences Research Center
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Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety
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IIHR - Hydroscience & Engineering
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Iowa Flood Center
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Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging
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Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute
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Optical Science and Technology Center
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Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory
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Public Policy Center
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University of Iowa Informatics Initiative
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Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
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Grand Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $7,970,709
Fed/Nat: $25,447,530 Industry: $6,707,487 Priv/Non: $612,503
State: $3,616,967 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $44,355,196

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
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  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

Biomedical Engineering

Current research strengths of the Department of Biomedical Engineering are in the areas of cardiovascular and
spinal biomechanics, biomaterials and biomedical imaging, tissue engineering, cellular biomechanics, cell motion analysis, physiological modeling, biological signal processing, bioinformatics and computational biology, virtual
reality, human modeling and simulation.

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Current research strengths of the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering are in the areas of global and regional environmental research, energy conversion and storage, biochemical/biomedical engineering (e.g., drug delivery, biocatalysis, extremophiles, cell culture, applied microbiology, biomaterials, and medical implants), polymer science and engineering, (e.g., photopolymerization) and engineering education.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Current research strengths of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are in the areas of water sustainability, air pollution, atmospheric chemistry, bioremediation, contaminant fate and transport, water quality modeling, environmental chemistry, water and waste water treatment, rainfall and flood forecasting, remote sensing rainfall, hydraulic engineering, performance and reliability of water intakes, radionuclide tracers, reservoir sedimentation, thermal regime of rivers, remote sensing of atmospheric constituents, solid mechanics, structural health monitoring, design simulation, optimal control of nonlinear systems, optimization algorithms, optimization of nonlinear structures, reinforced concrete structures, winter highway maintenance, transportation systems, transportation safety.

Computer Science

Current research strengths of the Department of Computer Science are in the areas of algorithms, automated reasoning, computational biology, databases and informatics, computational epidemiology, computer graphics, human computer interaction, and virtual environments, parallel and scientific computing, security, programming languages and software verification, and computational geometry.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Current research strengths of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are in the areas of big data, CAD tools for VLSI circuit design and test, wireless communications and networks, medical imaging and image analysis, robust control, photonics, non-linear waves, laser arrays, parallel and distributed computing systems, high performance computing with applications to genome research and bioinformatics, nanotechnology and nano-devices, large-scale intelligent systems, high-performance database architecture, geophysical engineering, embedded engineering and signal processing.

Industrial Engineering

Current research strengths of the Industrial Engineering Program of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering are in the areas of engineering and design, manufacturing, haptics, informatics, operational research, reliability, human-machine interfaces, cognitive human factors engineering, healthcare systems, applied optimization, big data analytics, and wind power management.

Mechanical Engineering

Current research strengths of the Mechanical Engineering Program of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering are in the areas of multi-scale and multi-physics modeling and simulation, multi-body dynamics, reliability based design and optimization, composite materials, manufacturing, tissue mechanics, fatigue and fracture mechanics, durability and reliability, fluid dynamics, vehicle dynamics and simulation, turbulence, ship hydrodynamics, bio-fluid mechanics, pulmonary flow, fluid-structure interaction, biomimetic fluid mechanics, propellant combustion, heat transfer, solidification and casting, thermal systems, fuel cells, combustion and gasification of biomass and alternative fuels, and wind energy.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing

The center's primary aims are to foster biocatalysis and bioprocessing research and encourage intellectual interactions and communication between University of Iowa scientists and biotechnical industries. Faculty scientists from six departments of four University colleges particpate in the following general research areas: fundamental properties of biocatalysts; bioprocessing technology to isolate and purify materials prepared by biocatalysis; discovery of new biocatalysts; applications of biocatalysts (synthesis of chemicals, biosensing technology, development of bioactive agents); and bioremediation.

Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

The center's mission is to educate and conduct research in the broad fields of bioinformatics and computational biology. Bioinformatics and computational biology support and advance the biosciences by developing and testing high performance computing and networking tools capable of mining and analyzing the large amounts of diverse data and information inherent in the process of knowledge discovery in the biosciences. Examples include: algorithms and methods for analysis of genetic and genomic information; large inter-networked database design, knowledge discovery and data mining; novel approaches to information modeling or visualization; simulation of biosystems; techniques for management of computationally intensive problems; and development of web-enabled methods for connecting scientists with these data and resulting algorithms and techniques.

Center for Computer Aided Design

The Center for Computer-Aided Design (CCAD) is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary, solutions-driven research environment. CCAD's research program entails investigation, development, and implementation of advanced software and hardware simulation technologies supporting a wide range of applications, including design, engineering, human factors, biomedical, biomechanics, manufacturing, structural analysis and optimization, sensor systems, highway safety, automotive operations, avionics systems, agricultural machinery, and nanotechnology. CCAD researchers have been responsible for numerous significant technical advancements in simulation and optimization methodologies and capabilities, including advanced software tools for Noise Vibration and Harshness Analysis, Design Sensitivity Analysis, Reliability-Based Design Optimization, the DADS dynamics software, the National Advanced Driving Simulator, the SANTOSTM digital human modeling and simulation environment, and the PORTAL, an advanced immersive virtual reality environment supporting human-in-the-loop interactive simulation.
The Center's current research program is focused in seven areas: Reliability and Sensor Prognostic Systems (RSPS), Operator Performance Labs (OPL), Cognitive Systems Lab (CSL), Virtual Soldier Research (VSR), Musculo-Skeletal Imaging, Modeling, and Experimentation (MIMX), Biomedical Modeling of Soft Tissues (BioMOST) and the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS).
CCAD is located in the Engineering Research Facility on the main campus at The University of Iowa and boasts numerous laboratory facilities for specialized simulation, robotics, experimentation, and virtual environment projects. The NADS is located at the University of Iowa's Oakdale Research Campus.

Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research

The center fosters interdisciplinary study of the physical, chemical, and biological processes that influence the earth's changes and trends by bringing together the University's special strengths in the health sciences, biogeochemical cycles, hydrologic and climate systems, and ecological systems and dynamics. The center's primary goal is to evaluate the effects and interactions of global change on earth surface processes and people on both the global and regional scale, including Iowa's midwestern agricultural setting. The causes of global change and the feedback of effects on the regional and global scale are considered.

Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research

The center fosters interdisciplinary study of the physical, chemical, and biological processes that influence the earth's changes and trends by bringing together the University's special strengths in the health sciences, biogeochemical cycles, hydrologic and climate systems, and ecological systems and dynamics. The center's primary goal is to evaluate the effects and interactions of global change on earth surface processes and people on both the global and regional scale, including Iowa's midwestern agricultural setting. The causes of global change and the feedback of effects on the regional and global scale are considered.

Center for Health Effects of Environ. Contamination

The center supports and conducts research to determine levels of environmental contamination that can be associated specifically with human health effects. The center assembles pertinent environmental data; uses health outcome data from the existing statewide cancer and birth defect recording systems; develops registries of persons known to be exposed to environmental hazards; performs epidemicologic studies; fosters relationships and ensures the exchange of information with other teaching institutions or laboratiores in the state; and conducts public education prgrams. The center includes faculty from the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pediatrics, and Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health.

Center for Intn'l Rural and Environ. Health

The center fosters interdisciplinary research into the causes, consequences, and prevention of communicable, chronic, environmental, and occupational diseases in all regions of the globe, focusing on nations with substantial agrarian economies. Faculty and staff come from the social sciences, health sciences, and engineering; reflecting the philosophy that health is the outcome of social economic, political and environmental facotrs as they relate to fundamental biological processes.

Center for Photopolymerization

The Research Center represents a collaboration of scientists from the University of Iowa, the University of Colorado, and industrial representatives. Photopolymerizations offer tremendous advantages over traditional thermal processing methods, including low energy requirements, spatial and temporal control of initiation, and high polymerization rates. These advantages have led to tremendous growth in applications of photopolymerizations; however, much of this growth is occurring without a fundamental understanding of the underlying photochemical processes. Hence, there is a critical need to establish an active dialog between academic and industrial researchers. The objectives of the center are (1) to advance the fundamental understanding of the kinetics and mechanisms of photopolymerizations; (2) to establish a venue for industrial/academic interactions with industrial scientists providing guidance for academic research; (3) to explore high-risk, cutting-edge research on photopolymerization processes that could lead to technological innovations; and (4) to promote and/or develop novel applications which exploit the unique set of advantages offered by photopolymerizations.

Environmental Health Sciences Research Center

The focus of the Environmental Health Sciences Research Center (EHSRC) is research and outreach on the adverse health effects of environmental contaminants among rural and agricultural populations. The EHSRC is uniquely positioned to investigate environmental health problems affecting rural residents. The EHSRC is the only NIEHS environmental health center located within the agricultural heartland and rural ranching areas that include the 15 states of Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Idaho. Ours is also one of three centers that address environmental exposures affecting rural residents and one of the few centers with a major emphasis on population-based research.

Our Center is at the forefront of research on rural environmental health problems such as pesticide-induced cancers and birth defects, community and occupational exposures to airborne hazards from concentrated livestock operations, asthma among rural children, and remediation of rural hazardous waste sites. Our research and educational focus on rural environmental health problems also provides an excellent environment to train promising scientists to characterize mechanisms underlying environmental disease and approaches to their prevention.

Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety

The Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety provides graduate training, continuing education and outreach in the area of occupational health and safety. Located in the University of Iowa's College of Public Health, it is a NIOSH-funded Education and Research Center serving Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.

The Heartland Center offers graduate training programs in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Medicine, Occupational Health Nursing, Ergonomics, Occupational Epidemiology, Occupational Injury Prevention, and Agricultural Safety and Health.

IIHR - Hydroscience & Engineering

IIHR is one of the nation's premier and oldest fluids research and engineering laboratories, whose mission is to provide education and conduct programs of basic and applied research in fluid dynamics (turbulent flows, ship hydrodynamics, biological fluid flow, and computational fluid dynamics), environmental hydraulics (hydraulic structures, river and dam hydraulics, fish management at dams, sediment management, computational hydraulics, bioremediation of groundwater, water quality and river ecology, ice mechanics, and winter highway maintenance), and environmental remote sensing (pollutant transport, air and water-pollution monitoring, remote sensing of the planetary boundary layer and hydrologic variables, hydrometeorology and hydrology, hydro-climatology, integrated watershed modeling, and floods). IIHR has state-of-the-art laboratories, an environmental research station on the Mississippi River, and specialized instruments and apparatus for laboratory and field study in these areas as well as facilities for developing computational models of fluid flow. A hallmark of most IIHR projects is the high-level involvement of graduate students.

Iowa Flood Center

The Iowa Flood Center (IFC) was established and funded by the State of Iowa in 2009 after the devastating floods in the Midwest in 2008. As the only university-based center devoted solely to flood-related research and education, the IFC’s overarching objective is to improve flood monitoring and prediction capabilities in Iowa. IFC researchers and students develop new capabilities and tools in flood-related monitoring, modeling, and visualization. The IFC is also engaged in watershed-scale projects to better understand the impact of built structures and land management practices on downstream flooding.

Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging

The mission of the Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging is to foster efficient and cooperative multidisciplinary and cross-college research and discovery in biomedical imaging, and to improve training and education. The research interest comprise all granularity levels from molecules to cells to small and large animals to humans. The main focus is on translational medical image acquisition, processing and analysis in a bi-directional manner, from bench to bedside. The main areas of strength include collaborative multidisciplinary research involving departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics.

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute

The Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute at the University of Iowa (NNI@UI) focuses on both the fundamental properties of nanomaterials and the issues related to applications and implications of nanoscience and nanotechnology in environmental processes and human health. NNI@UI provides a venue where researchers from all disciplines of science and engineering can gather to share ideas and discuss their views and prospects of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanomedicine and nanotechnology.

Optical Science and Technology Center

The center offers scientists and engineers from a wide range of disciplines the opportunity to collaborate on important and complex research problems in broad areas of optical and laser science. Current research areas include ultrafast laser development, photonics and optoelectronics, nonlinear optics, condensed matter physics, materials growth techniques, device physics/engineering, surface chemistry, chemical sensors, laser spectoscopy and photochemistry, environmental chemistry, polymer science, and plasma physics.

Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory

The University of Iowa Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory (UIOBL) was established in 1969, but related research dates back to pioneering collaborations in the 1930’s between Dr. Arthur Steindler and College of Engineering faculty. Steindler’s quote from his presidential address delivered to the American Orthopaedic Association on May 9, 1933 represents a motivating vision for the UIOBL.

UIOBL investigators conduct basic and applied musculoskeletal research for which mechanical analysis and/or measurements are appropriate. Research projects of varying scope are undertaken in the laboratory to address problems of interest to orthopaedic faculty members, and they serve to train students, residents, and fellows in the principles of scientific investigation. Well-established collaborations with other UI orthopaedic research laboratories, with other departments in the Carver College of Medicine and the College of Engineering, and with other institutions complement UIOBL work. Financial support is from a variety of external sources (federal agencies, foundations and other non-profit organizations, industrial/corporate grants and contracts), supplemented by internal funds.

Rather than a specific disease focus, the common thread of the laboratory’s project portfolio is the application of innovative computational formulations, quantitative imaging breakthroughs, and novel experimental approaches to address clinically-oriented research problems across the diverse spectrum of musculoskeletal biomechanics. Current major areas of investigation are joint injuries and post-traumatic osteoarthritis, high-energy limb trauma, articular contact stresses as they relate to joint degeneration, imaging biomarkers of joint health, quantitative histology, joint arthroplasty, carpal tunnel syndrome, compromised bone mechanics in cancer treatment, and surgical skills training and simulation.

Public Policy Center

The University of Iowa's Public Policy Center was formed in 1987 to facilitate interdisciplinary academic research on public policy issues. Working with public and private sector decision makers, faculty, staff, and student researchers explore solutions to complex problems related to the public interest. The Center thus serves as a point of access for those outside the University interested in collaborating with faculty and staff capable of addressing specific policy issues.

Research teams at the Center address a number of important policy areas including transportation, health care, economic development, social equity, and environmental quality. Research is sponsored with external funding obtained through competitive proposals to government agencies, private foundations, and special consortia. Projects often involve collaboration among faculty and staff from different departments, centers, colleges, and universities; many also involve close interaction with advisory committees comprised of public and private sector leaders from around the Midwest and, increasingly, across the nation.

University of Iowa Informatics Initiative

The Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI3) is a campus-wide multidisciplinary initiative designed to establish the university as a national center of excellence in the rapidly evolving field of informatics. UI3 provides overarching coordination of informatics across the institution, and will help expand the research capabilities, strengthen educational and training opportunities in informatics-related areas, and provide a single point of contact for external constituents with interests in informatics. The scope of the initiative spans from health care to digital arts and humanities. The increased informatics research and training activities will enhance career opportunities and will help provide the workforce needed to keep pace with the rapidly evolving field of informatics.

The major informatics scholarship and teaching components at Iowa include the foundation areas of data science and analytics; algorithms and machine learning; statistics; networking (including network science, embedded software, and security); visualization and human computer interface; and systems, including the cloud. The application domains of importance to the University of Iowa include: bioinformatics; biomedical and health informatics; geoinformatics; physical sciences informatics; social and cultural informatics; and the digital arts and humanities. There are existing centers and institutes that have informatics components that focus on specific application areas. Examples include the Iowa Institute for Human Genetics and IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering. Furthermore, several of the recent faculty cluster hires rely heavily on informatics (i.e., Aging Mind and Brain, Digital Public Humanities and Digital Arts, Genetics, and Water Sustainability). UI3 is designed to strengthen the research and training capacities of these centers and clusters by adding new faculty with foundational and domain expertise, and to enhance the professional staff infrastructure to better support informatics activities and maximize the effective use of campus wide informatics resources. The number of degrees awarded in informatics programs at UI has grown by 38% over the last five years. Informatics related courses and programs are offered in a wide variety of departments and colleges across campus. Over 500 degrees are being awarded each year across five colleges.

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Air Pollution Engineering
  • Algorithms
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Artificial Organs
  • Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
  • Automated Reasoning
  • Big Data
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Biocatalysis
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological Fluid Flow
  • Biomanufacturing
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Bioremediation
  • Cardiovascular Systems, Control and Coordination
  • Catalysis and Kinetics
  • Cell Culture
  • Cell Motion Analysis
  • Chemical Fate and Transport Modeling (Pollutant)
  • Combustion and Chemically Reactive Flows
  • Communication Systems and Computer Networks
  • Computational Biology
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computational Geometry
  • Computational Hydraulics
  • Computational Solid Mechanics
  • Computer Aided Design & Simulation
  • Computer Graphics and Virtual Environments
  • Computer Simulation Methodology
  • Computing Systems, Parallel and Distributed
  • Computing Systems, Reliable
  • Concrete Structures
  • Concurrent Engineering
  • Cryogenics
  • Data Mining
  • Database Systems
  • Distributed Systems and Networks
  • Distributed and Parallel Algorithms
  • Drinking Water Chemistry
  • Dynamics
  • Embedded Engineering
  • Energy Conversion and Storage Systems
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Economics
  • Environmental Fluid Dynamics
  • Ergonomics
  • Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics
  • Flexible Multibody Dynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Formal Methods
  • Fuel Cell
  • Geophysical Engineering
  • Healthcare IT
  • Heat Transfer, Solidification, and Combustion
  • High Speed Computing
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Human System Modeling
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Human-Machine Interaction
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Hydropower
  • Ice Mechanics
  • Image Processing
  • Informatics
  • Information Technology
  • Integrated Circuits, Very Large Scale
  • Internet Security
  • Internet-based Design
  • Large-scale Intelligent Systems
  • Laser Material Processes
  • Live Virtual Constructive Training
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials Processing and Behavior
  • Mechanical Systems Analysis
  • Mechanics of Multifunctional Composites and Nanocomposites
  • Mechanobiology
  • Medical Image Processing
  • Multibody Dynamics
  • Multiscale Modeling and Simulation
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Nanotechnology and Nano-devices
  • Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
  • Operations Research
  • Optimal Control of Nonlinear Systems
  • Optimization Algorithms
  • Optimization of Nonlinear Structures
  • Photopolymerization
  • Photovoltaics
  • Physiological Modeling
  • Phytoremediation
  • Polymer Science
  • Product Liability
  • Programming Languages
  • Quality Control and Reliability
  • Rainfall and Flood Forecasting
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Reliability-Based Design Optimization
  • River Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Sediment Transport
  • Ship Hydrodynamics
  • Signal Processing
  • Simulation and Modeling
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Verification
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Solidification of Metal Alloys and Composites
  • Spinal Biomechanics
  • Stochastic Modeling
  • Structural Mechanics
  • System Simulation
  • Thermal Systems
  • Thermal/Fluid Systems
  • Turbulence
  • Vehicle Dynamics and Simulation
  • Virtual Environments
  • Virtual Prototyping
  • Virtual Reality
  • Vortex Dynamics
  • Wastewater Treatment Design
  • Water Intakes, Performance and Reliability
  • Water Quality Modeling
  • Wind Energy
  • Wind Turbine Aerodynamics
  • Winter Highway Maintenance

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Engineering students have the opportunity to earn dual master's level degrees in engineering and other disciplines in liberal arts, medicine, or business. Requirements vary with the degree programs and students are able to develop a course of study tailored to their needs.

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Biomedical Engineering
Appointments: 6 5 51 0 62
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Appointments: 6 7 25 0 38
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Appointments: 8 6 50 0 64
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Computer Science1
Appointments: 0 36 24 2 62
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appointments: 2 13 39 0 54
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Industrial Engineering
Appointments: 1 5 15 0 21
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 0 19 37 0 56
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 23 55 217 0 295

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.