Roger Williams University - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Roger Williams University
Mailing Address: One Old Ferry Road
City: Bristol
State: RI
Postal Code: 02809
Country: United States
Phone 401-254-3314
Fax: 401-254-3562
Website: http://www.rwu.edu

Engineering College Inquiries

Janet Baldwin
Chair/Professor
SECCM
Roger Williams University
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809
Phone: 401-254-3064
Fax: 401-254-3562
jbaldwin@rwu.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Janet Baldwin
Chair/Professor
SECCM
Roger Williams University
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809
Phone: 401-254-3064
Fax: 401-254-3562
jbaldwin@rwu.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Gilbert Brunnhoeffer
Associate Professor
Engineering, Computing and Construction Management
Roger Williams University
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809
Phone: 401-254-3314
gbrunnhoeffer@rwu.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PRIVATE
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus SUBURBAN

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?: Providence, RI
This city's population (approx.): 178,000
Distance from Main Campus: 19

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 4,440
Total Graduate enrollment: 296
Total Professional and other enrollment: 886

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Communications, Education, Fine arts, Law, Liberal arts, Natural sciences, Architecture, Justice Studies

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

RWU Application or common application.

Architecture and selected majors in Arts and Science are required to submit portfolios.

Recommendations

Student high school transcript is heavily weighted. This is especially so for AP classes in mathematics and sciences. RWU does not require SAT or ACT scores.

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Robert Potter
Dean
Engineering, Computing and Construction Management
Roger Williams University
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809
Phone: 401-254-3314
bobpotter@rwu.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Computer Science Undergraduate Anthony Ruocco Computer Science (inside engineering)
Construction Management Undergraduate B. Gökhan Çelik Other Engineering Disciplines
Engineering Undergraduate Janet Baldwin Engineering (General)

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
Acoustics Laboratory Mechanical Engineering INCOLL Charles Thomas
Computer Security Laboratory Computer Science (inside engineering) INCOLL Chunyan Bai
Construction Laboratory Civil Engineering INCOLL B. Gökhan Çelik
Construction Management Project Center Civil Engineering INCOLL Frederick Gould
Electronic Circuits Laboratory Electrical Engineering INCOLL Benjamin McPheron
Electronic Circuits Laboratory Electrical Engineering INCOLL Charles Thangaraj
Environmental Laboratory 1 Environmental Engineering INCOLL Janet Baldwin
Environmental Laboratory 2 Environmental Engineering INCOLL Lillian Jeznach
Fluid Mechanics Laboratory Mechanical Engineering INCOLL Charles Thomas
Geotechnical Laboratory Civil Engineering INCOLL Ram Gupta
LINUX Laboratory Computer Science (inside engineering) INCOLL Anthony Ruocco
Mechanics Laboratory Engineering (General) INCOLL Janet Baldwin
Robotics Laboratory Mechanical Engineering INCOLL Matthew Stein

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Computer Science Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Construction Management Construction Management (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Engineering Engineering (B.S.) Engineering (General)

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Construction Management M.S. Construction Management Other Engineering Disciplines

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Computer Science
  1. Network Security
  2. Undergraduate Instruction
  3. Robotics
  4. Distributed Simulation Techniques
  5. Information Assurance
Construction Management
  1. Methods and Materials
  2. Sustainable Construction
  3. Undergraduate Instruction
  4. Project Management
  5. Estimating
  6. Scheduling
Engineering
  1. Simulation
  2. Environmental
  3. Undergraduate Instruction
  4. Robotics
  5. Hydraulics
  6. Sustainable Energy
  7. Control Systems

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Chi
  • Who's Who of American College Students

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • Am Society of Engineering Education
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Assn. for Computing Machinery
  • Assoc Gen Contractors of America
  • Engineers without Borders
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Alpha Chi honor Society
  • Construction Management Association of America
  • Construction Management Student Club
  • Mechanical Contractors of America
  • Sigma Lambda Chi Construction Honor Society

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • Society of Women Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

The student clubs ( in Construction Management, Computer Science, and Engineering) offer our students the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities to include national competitions (Concrete Canoe; AGC Construction Management Student Design/Build, Heavy Highway and Commercial Construction competitions, Steel Bridge, etc.) as well as sponsored field trips, conference attendance and social functions.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Students are prepared for engineering practice through a well-planned curriculum that culminates in a major design experience during their senior year of study. The two-semester class provides experience in the integration of math, science, engineering and computer science principles into a comprehensive engineering client-based or competition design project. An open-ended design problem that emphasizes a multi-disciplinary approach to total system design provides the focus for the two semester course. Multidisciplinary design teams of students with different engineering and computer science concentration areas are required to generate alternatives, make practical approximations, perform appropriate analysis to support the technical feasibility of the design and make decisions leading to an optimized system design.

All design projects are client based with the exception of competition projects such as: ASCE Steel Bridge; AGC Student Competion (Heavy Highway; Design/Build; Commercial Construction); ASME Human Powered Vehicle; WERC (Environmental Engineering); MicroMouse (Computer Science); and Disney (Mechanical)

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The School of Engineering, Computing, and Construction Management (SECCM) offers three majors. Students studying Engineering have the opportunity to specialize in Civil, Mechanical, Computer, Electrical and a Customized program. The primary mission of the School is to provide our students with the highest quality undergraduate professional education so they are prepared to excel in the practice of their professional discipline or in the pursuit of an advanced degree. Small classes, daily interaction with professors and classmates, and extensive laboratory and group experiences are hallmarks of an RWU education. All Engineering seniors are encouraged to sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam. Review classes and assistance in preparing the exam application are provided.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Computer Science 1 1 1 3
Construction Management 2 3 1 6
Engineering 2 1 5 8
Totals: 5 5 7 17

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
Computer Science 0 0 0 0.00
Construction Management 0 0 0 0.00
Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 0 0 0 0.00

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Computer Science 0 0 0 0.00
Construction Management 1 0 1 0.00
Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Totals: 2 0 2 0.00

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

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

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Construction Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 4 1

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
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Construction Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 1

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
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Construction Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 2
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 4 3

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

The SECCM admissions' process is managed by the Office of Admissions with applicant review by the School of Engineering. Applicants submit a RWU Application or Common Application. Admission is made directly to a program. All accepted students are tested for math proficiency and placed accordingly. Submission of SAT and ACT scores is optional.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

All engineering students follow the identical program for their first two years of study. In the second semester of their sophomore year, students formally declare a specialization in either Mechanical, Civil, Computer, Electrical or a Custom Program.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Foreign students seeking admission must take the TOEFL exam in addition to the normal application requirements.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

N/A

Residency Requirements

Complete 45 of the last 60 credits at Roger Williams University or at a RWU semester abroad program.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer students must submit official high school and college transcripts.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 6
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 7

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $29,976
Room & Board: $15,412
Books & Supplies: $1,500
Other Expenses: $1,874
Estimated avg. course load per term: 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), College Scholarship Service Financial Aid PROFILE (CCS/PROFILE)

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 1,117
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 880
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 146
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 44%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 760 430
Reading Range: 690 360
Writing Range: 680 360
Combined Range: 2130 1220
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 35 18
Composite Range: 32 16

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
Computer Science (B.S.) 11 6 2 5 24 0
Construction Management (B.S.) 51 37 26 34 148 0
Engineering (B.S.) 110 82 69 58 319 0
Totals: 172 125 97 97 491 0

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
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 10 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Construction Management (B.S.)
Men 3 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 0 1 0 47 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 4 0
Engineering (B.S.)
Men 12 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 70 0 1 0 92 0
Women 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 18 0
Totals: 17 0 9 0 11 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 129 0 4 0 172 0

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
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Construction Management (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 0 0 0 36 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Engineering (B.S.)
Men 19 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 47 0 0 0 71 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 11 0
Totals: 22 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 96 0 0 0 125 0

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
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
Construction Management (B.S.)
Men 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 21 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 40 0 0 0 54 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 15 0
Totals: 9 0 6 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 75 0 0 0 97 0

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
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Construction Management (B.S.)
Men 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 0 0 0 33 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 0 0 0 43 0
Women 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 15 0
Totals: 6 0 7 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 80 0 0 0 97 0

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
Computer Science (B.S.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 6 5 1
Construction Management (B.S.) 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 27 0 32 32 0
Engineering (B.S.) 4 4 1 0 0 1 0 42 0 52 40 12
Totals: 6 9 1 0 0 1 0 73 0 90 77 13

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
Computer Science (B.S.) 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6
Construction Management (B.S.) 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 32
Engineering (B.S.) 4 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 31 11 0 0 52
Totals: 5 1 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 62 11 0 0 90

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

No dual degrees awarded.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

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