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Mississippi State University - 2016

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Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The Bagley College of Engineering (BCoE) provides both undergraduate and graduate education, and conducts basic and applied research to engage in extension and public service activities. The college offers 11, four-year engineering undergraduate degrees. The undergraduate aerospace, biological, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, mechanical, petroleum, and software engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET and the computer science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, The college offers the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in all of the undergraduate majors, except Software Engineering, as well as graduate degrees in Computational Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computational Engineering and Applied Physics. The college also offers Master of Engineering (interdisciplinary).

The college has a very strong and active distance education program. Currently, the college offers 12 distance graduate programs: MS and PhD degrees in Aerospace, Civil and Environmental, Electrical and Computer, Industrial and Systems, Computational and Mechanical Engineering, and an MS in Engineering. These programs can be completed fully by distance. Students have the option to complete MS theses in all programs except Civil and the Master of Engineering, which have non-thesis MS distance programs only.

In an effort to increase graduate student enrollments, 6 of the programs now offer Accelerator Programs (Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and the Master of Engineering). These programs allow students to dual count 9 hours of course credit between the BS and MS degrees. This reduces the amount of time students spend in the MS program by 1 semester.

Our excellence extends beyond the classroom through several state-of-the-art research centers and laboratories that provide hands-on experience for undergraduate and graduate students. Students are involved in various research outlets throughout the college, including the Institute for Clean Energy Technology (ICET); the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS); the Raspet Flight Research Laboratory; the Sustainable Energy Research Center (SERC); the Center for Computer Security Research (CCSR), and the High Voltage Laboratory. Other research centers on campus in which engineering students and faculty are active participants include, but are not limited to, Geosystems Research Institute (GRI), Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing and Biotechnology (IGBB), Northern Gulf Institute (NGI), and the Distributed Analytics and Security Institute (DASI).

The High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC2), is a focal point for much of the College's research activities. The HPC2, an evolution of the MSU NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Computational Field Simulation, is a coalition of member centers and groups that share a common core objective of advancing the state-of-the-art in computational science and engineering using high performance computing; a common approach to research that embraces a multidisciplinary, team-oriented concept; and a commitment to a full partnership among education, research, and service. The mission is to serve the University, State, and Nation through excellence in computational science and engineering using high performance computing. The HPC2 is comprised of seven independent centers:
Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS),
Center for Battlefield Innovation (CBI),
Center for Computational Sciences (CCS),
Distributed Analytics and Security Institute (DASI),
Geosystems Research Institute (GRI),
Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing and Biotechnology (IGBB), and
Northern Gulf Institute (NGI).

Additionally, most of our undergraduate programs have very active co-op and internship programs with 60% of all undergraduate students participating in these programs. Some specific departments have participation in the 80% range. The Agricultural and Biological Engineering programs are also 51% female, with 6 female faculty, and are our most diverse programs.

MSU is only 1 of 6 schools that are credentialed as Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations, Information Assurance/Cyber Defense, and by the NSA and DHS.

Nearly one-third of our entire graduate student population participate via distance with graduation rates in line with on-campus students.