University of Pittsburgh - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: University of Pittsburgh
Mailing Address: 4200 Fifth Avenue
City: Pittsburgh
State: PA
Postal Code: 15260
Country: United States
Phone 412-624-4200
Fax: 412-624-7539
Website: http://www.pitt.edu/

Head of Institution

Patrick Gallagher
Chancellor
University of Pittsburgh
107 Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-624-4200
Fax: 412-624-1150

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Cheryl Paul
Director
Swanson School of Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
130 Benedum Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-624-9825
Fax: 412-624-2827
cpaul@engr.pitt.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Rama Bazaz
Director
Swanson School of Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
Office of Administration
151 Benedum Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-624-9800
Fax: 412-624-9808
paurb4@pitt.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: TRIMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus URBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: Yes
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Pittsburgh
This city's population (approx.): 304,391
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 25,209
Total Graduate enrollment: 7,357
Total Professional and other enrollment: 2,184

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Communications, Dentistry, Education, Fine arts, Law, Liberal arts, Medicine, Natural sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public & Int, Social Work, Information Sciences, Public Health

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

SAT, High School courses--English, mathematics through trigonometry (4 years), chemistry, physics, history (1 year)

Recommendations

High School courses--computers (1 year)

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Gerald Holder
U.S. Steel Dean of Engineering
Swanson School of Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
109 Benedum Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-624-9809
Fax: 412-624-9808
holder@engr.pitt.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
Bioengineering Both Sanjeev Shroff Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Both Steven Little Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Both Radisav Vidic Civil Engineering
Computational Modeling and Simulation Graduate Peyman Givi Other Engineering Disciplines
Computer Engineering Both Alan George Computer Engineering
Computer Science1 Both Taieb Znati Computer Science (outside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Both Alan George Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering Science Undergraduate Brian Gleeson Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Freshman Program Undergraduate Daniel Budny Other Engineering Disciplines
Industrial Engineering Both Bopaya Bidanda Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Both Brian Gleeson Mechanical Engineering

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

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Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Basic Metals Processing Research Institute (BAMPRI) Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Anthony DeArdo
Center for Bioengineering Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Sanjeev Shroff
Center for Complex Engineered Multifunctional Materials (CCEMM) Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Prashant Kumta
Center for Energy Mechanical Engineering INCOLL Gregory Reed
Center for Medical Innovation Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL David Vorp
Center for Simulation and Modeling Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL J. Karl Johnson
Center for Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure Civil/Environmental Engineering INCOLL Radisav Vidic
Engineering Education Research Center Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Mary Besterfield-Sacre
Manufacturing Assistance Center (MAC) Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Bopaya Bidanda
Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Eric Beckman
Materials Micro-Characterization Center (MMCC) Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL C. Isaac Garcia
Musculoskeletal Research Center Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Savio L.-Y. Woo
Petersen Institute of Nanoscience and Engineering Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL David Waldeck
Radio Frequency Identification Center of Excellence Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Ervin Sejdic
Swanson Institute for Technical Excellence Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL David Vorp

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Bioengineering Bioengineering (B.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering (B.S.) Environmental Engineering
Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (B.S.)1 Computer Science (outside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Engineering Science Engineering Science (B.S.) Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Freshman Program Freshman Program Other Engineering Disciplines
Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering (B.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Bioengineering Bioengineering (M.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.S.) Chemical Engineering
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Petroleum Engineering (M.S.) Petroleum Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S.) Civil Engineering
Computational Modeling and Simulation Computational Modeling and Simulation (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Computer Science Computer Sciences (M.S.)1 Computer Science (outside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (M.S.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering (M.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Nuclear Engineering (M.S.) Nuclear Engineering
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Bioengineering Bioengineering (Ph.D.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil Engineering
Computational Modeling and Simulation Computational Modeling and Simulation (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Computer Science Computer Science (Ph.D.)1 Computer Science (outside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Materials Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science 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
Bioengineering
  1. Tissue Engineering and Artificial Organs
  2. Biomechanics
  3. Molecular and Cellular Engineering
  4. Neural Engineering
  5. Mechanobiology
  6. Biophysics and Physiology
  7. Physiological Signals, Systems, Modeling and Control
  8. Medical Product Engineering and Innovation
  9. Rehabilitation
  10. Energy and Sustainability
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
  1. Biological and Biomedical Systems
  2. Energy and Sustainability
  3. Materials Modeling and Design
  4. Bioengineering
  5. Multi-Scale Modeling
  6. Catalysis
  7. Biotechnology
Civil and Environmental Engineering
  1. Structural Engineering and Mechanics
  2. Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
  3. Construction Management and Sustainability
  4. Geotechnical and Pavement Engineering
  5. Sustainability and Green Design
  6. Bioengineering
  7. Energy and Sustainability
Computational Modeling and Simulation
  1. Bioengineering
  2. Chemical Engineering
  3. Civil Engineering
  4. Mechanical Engineering
  5. Biology
  6. Business and Finance
  7. Chemistry
  8. Economics
  9. Physics
  10. Psychology
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. Control, Knowledge-Based Techniques
  2. Wireless Communication, RFID
  3. Signal Processing, Speech Processing, Biomedical Signals and Systems
  4. Photonic and Electronic Devices including Nanoscience
  5. Computer Engineering, EDA, and Sensor Interfacing
  6. Power Systems
  7. Bioengineering
  8. Energy and Sustainability
Industrial Engineering
  1. Modeling & Operations Research (Optimization, Healthcare Delivery, Logistics)
  2. Engineering Management (Cost & Quality, Engrng. Assessment)
  3. Manufacturing Systems and Science (nano-materials, nano- and bio-manufacturing, product realization, manufacturing management)
  4. Bioengineering
  5. Energy and Sustainability Modeling
  6. Operations Research
  7. Safety Engineering
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  1. Advanced Manufacturing and Design
  2. Materials for Extreme Conditions
  3. Biomechanics and Medical Technologies
  4. Modeling and Simulation
  5. Energy System Technologies
  6. Quantitative and In Situ Materials Characterization
  7. Bioengineering
  8. Energy and Sustainability

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Pi Mu
  • Chi Epsilon
  • Omega Chi Epsilon
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Tau Beta Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • Am. Inst. of Chemical Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Engineers for a Sustainable World
  • Engineers without Borders
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Soc. of Petroleum Engineers
  • Soc. of Women Engineers
  • Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, Inc.
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Theta Tau
  • Triangle

Local Groups

  • Engineering Student Council
  • Engineers for Sustainable Medical Development
  • Panther Amateur Radio Club
  • Phi Sigma Rho
  • Pitt Engineering Exponents
  • Robotics and Automation Society
  • Scientists, Engineers and Mathematicians for Service

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

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

Local Groups

  • Black Action Society
  • Black Alumni Association
  • Black Dance Workshop
  • EXCEL Program/Summer Engineering Academy
  • Engineering Diversity Graduate Students Association
  • Facilitating Opportunities for Underrepresented Students (FOCUS)
  • Graduate Women in Engineering Network
  • Investing Now
  • Kuntu Repertory Theatre
  • Mentoring Program for Engineering Excellence
  • Pre-Medical Organization for Minority Students (POMS)
  • Pre-PhD Engineering Summer Research Program
  • Quest Undergraduate Research Program
  • Scientists, Engineers, Mathematicians for Service (SEMFS)
  • Student Support Services (Pitt/CAS Program)
  • Summer Research Internship
  • Univ. Challenge for Excellence Programs (UCEP)
  • Upward Bound Project

Other Student Support Programs

Summer orientation program for all freshmen; Learning Skills Center; career counseling services; tutoring; mentoring; international services office; disability resources and services; veterans' services; placement services; student health services; summer engineering academy; internship program (on-site, off-site); co-op program; study abroad.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Each department offers a student design projects course. Projects can be sponsored by a variety of sources, both corporate or academic, and are executed by an individual student or team of students. Projects in the recent past include: Bioengineering--A two-semester design course provides an opportunity for students to synthesize and extend the skills and knowledge acquired during undergraduate education in design (or redesign) of a medical product or equivalent. Students are exposed to key facets of medical product design and develop an understanding of the unique regulatory and reimbursement requirements. Educational objectives include (1) an introduction to state-of-the-art design tools such as computer aided engineering (SolidWorks 2014), finite element analysis and computational fluid mechanics (SolidWorks Simulation and Flow Simulation), and data interfacing and control (LabVIEW); (2) Developing ability to synthesize and apply engineering and scientific principles to solution of real-world problems; (3) an introduction to unique requirements medical product design process; (4) assessment/prediction component and product reliability; (5) construction of experimental plans using statistical design of experiments (DOX) methodologies (DesignEase); (6) Developing your ability to effectively communicate in the product design process - both orally and in writing; (7) developing an appreciation of relevant business model discovery and accounting, finance (e.g., the time value of money), and marketing principles. Use of the Osterwalder business model canvas to evaluate product-market fit; and (8) An introduction to the fabrication and mass-production techniques used in the medical product industry. BIOENG 1160 (Senior Design 1): Student teams are formed and design projects chosen to align with the strengths and interests of the team. Client-mentors serve as advisors to the student teams. The first semester culminates with student presentation of a initial product prototype at the Swanson Design Expo and a preliminary risk-based design history file for their candidate product containing all essential documents. Verification and validation documents and accompanying test protocols guide student teams during testing and iterative refinement in the second semester. The design history file establishes the criteria by which success of the team's project efforts will be evaluated in the second semester. BIOENG 1161 (Senior Design 2): Student teams continue execution of their design projects under client-mentor supervision with a focus on verification and validation activities during the second semester. The second semester culminates with each student team giving an oral or poster presentation at one or more design competitions and conferences with special emphasis on whether their project work achieves the goals established in in each team's design history file. Final team evaluation is based on the thoroughness of the completed project and final design history file submission (evaluated, within reason, consisting with FDA’s Quality System Inspection Technique). Chemical--We offer two types of design projects: a senior level chemical engineering plant design project and a junior level chemical engineering product design project. Plant Design: The design, simulation, pinch analysis and economic analysis of a styrene plant. Using the AspenPlus process simulator, heat exchanger design software, process evaluator, and the Aveva 3-D plant design software, a complete chemical plant is designed. Health and safety issues are also examined. Fundamental aspects of product design are also incorporated. Product Design: Customer problems are identified through the use of ethnography and customer survey techniques. Students then brainstorm ideas and narrow down to a potential solution. Students are then required to create specifications for the chemical product prototype, describing how they verified it meets customer needs and prepare a business plan that documents how this proposed solution could be translated into practice. At the end of the course, student groups must prepare a business pitch on their intended project. Civil and Environmental--An infrastructure design project for a native village in Panama associated with its water supply systems; design of a master plan for the infrastructure development of a summer camp on thirty wooded acres in Collier Township, design of a quarter mile long underpass for Bigelow Boulevard between O’Hara Street and Forbes Avenue to provide a seamless campus between the Student Union and the Cathedral of Learning, and development of a comprehensive integrated construction management plan for construction of a resort hotel at Conneaut Lake. Computer/Electrical--Writing Kinematics in Healthy Young Adults; CliqueDoc; Correlating Cognition, Cerebrovascular Velocity and Gait; OCR File Management; Wireless Image Transmission; Maximum Power Point Tracking in Solar Cells; Balance-Testing Unit; Smartphone-Based Biopotential Measurement Circuit Design and Evaluation; GPGPU Computing on Android; Computer Vision Navigation; Texas Hold 'em Manager; Optimizing Efficiency of Solid State Heating for Pathogen Incubation; GULA Cookbook iPad Application; Hallway Navigation Helmet; Wireless Seatbelt; Device to Assist the Blind in Indoor Environments; Emulsion Polymer Makedown System; A Real-Time Wearable Physiological Monitor.Wireless Monitoring of Eaton PXR High Voltage Circuit Breaker Trip Unit; Functional Control of Electrical Muscle Stimulation Array; Modeling Long Time Constant Polymer Dipole Return Voltage for Duquesne Light; Evolutionary Algorithm for Boolean Logic Minimization; Optical Interface for Eaton Consumer Circuit Breaker; Hidden Data Channel for MP3 Files; Safety Discharge Circuit for Eaton High Voltage Capacitor; Mobile App for Caloric Estimation from Pictures; Distributed Power Line Phase Angle Comparison; Company - University " Student Advising APP; Wireless Remote Building Entry Control System for Eaton; GPU Optimized 3D Geometric Modeling Kernels; Scoring Controller for Competitive Fencing. Industrial--L&S Machine Shop Data (L&S Machine Company); Capacity Planning and Production Scheduling Tool (Acuity Finishing); Da Vinci's Clock (Freshman Engineering Program); ProMinent: Pumped for Improvement (ProMinent Fluid Control, Inc.); Forecasting Vaccine Administration #FillTheFridge (Children's Community Pediatrics); Maximizing Operational Efficiency: MEPPI Gas Circuit Breaker Production Department (Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.); Gringos in Tingo (Engineers Without Borders); Electrifying Standardization (Universal Electric Corporation); CUE Scheduling System Development & Implementation (Casting Urethane Enterprises); Optimization of Heavy Press Department (IGS Industries) Pitt PANthers take on All Clad (no pan intended) (All-Clad Manufacturers, LLC.); Maximizing Production Through PLC Technology and Innovation (Rolf Glass); Goodwill SWPA Responsible Recycling (Goodwill SWPA); Order Processing (Kennametal); GPCFB Repack Center Improvement (Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank); Is Capacity More Important than Innovation? (FedEx Ground); Distribution Modeling and Strategic Planning (Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank); Data Analysis and Database Utilization (L&S Machine Company); Call Center Improvement (United Way Pennsylvania); Improving MRI Patient Flow and Scheduling (Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh); Analytical Solutions to Support Joy Global's Kanban Initiative (Joy Global); Analyzing the Front End Copay Collection Process (Children's Community Pediatrics); Evaluation and Improvement of Returns Process (Levin Furniture). Mechanical--Automated Mechanical Operator for Testing Operations; Design of a Fixture and Mobile Platform for Tibial Loading; Nuclear Safeguards By Design " Spent Fuel Dry Storage Casks; A Third Generation Bio-Mechanical Culture System for Tissue Engineered Corneas; Development of a Nozzle Design in Support of a High-Pressure Gas Propulsion System; The Panama Project " Design of a Chlorination System; Development of an Ultrasonic Non-Destructive Testing System; An Actuated Test Apparatus for Testing of Nerves in the Human Hand for Load and Laxity; Development of a Defensive Striking Force Meter; Foldie " The Laundry Folding Robot; Designing a Front Operation Mechanism for an Eaton Switch Box; Development of a Nozzle Design in Support of a High-Pressure Gas Propulsion System; CUBEFuse Adapter for Eaton Safety Switches; Nonproliferation: Combating Nuclear Material Trafficking; Switch Base Assembly Automation; Magneto-Mechanical Test Device; Telemetric Measurements of Acceleration in a Rotating Bioreactor; Fatigue Analysis and Design Improvement of Spring Hanger for Medium Voltage Circuit Breaker; Sheared Edge Ductility Testing of Advance High Strength Steels for the Automotive Industry; Brake Rotor Test Rig in Support FSAE Car; Prototype Development of a Leonardo da Vinci Clock.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The School offers four-year undergraduate programs in engineering, emphasizing engineering and science fundamentals in the first year, followed by three years of specialized education in bioengineering, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, engineering-science, environmental, industrial, mechanical, materials science, or metallurgical engineering, with some required and elective liberal arts courses. The School also offers a five-year, dual-degree program leading to a B.A. or B.S. in liberal arts and a B.S. in engineering, a B.S. in engineering and a Pennsylvania Instructional 1 Certificate in Mathematics or Science with the School of Education. A number of international exchange programs are available at both the undergraduate and graduate level to expose engineering students to the science and practice of engineering in societies and cultures different from those of the United States, so that they may be effective in the international marketplace. Several 3/2 Programs with Pennsylvania institutions are in place. Areas of concentration and/or minors are available in each of the engineering disciplines. Co-op is an option in all programs. Nominal number of years required to actually complete the bachelor's degree: 4.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Bioengineering 12 10 5 27
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering 12 3 7 22
Civil and Environmental Engineering 3 8 6 17
Computational Modeling and Simulation 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0
Computer Science1 10 5 3 18
Electrical and Computer Engineering 5 13 3 21
Engineering Science 0 0 0 0
Freshman Program 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering 6 5 5 16
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science 13 10 6 29
Totals: 51 49 32 132

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
Bioengineering 24 0 24 0.00
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering 14 0 14 0.00
Civil and Environmental Engineering 19 5 24 2.00
Computational Modeling and Simulation 0 0 0 0.00
Note: Included in Department and/or Program.
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Note: Included in Department and/or Program.
Computer Science1 7 28 35 9.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 10 0 10 0.00
Engineering Science 0 0 0 0.00
Note: Included in Department and/or Program.
Freshman Program 0 0 0 0.00
Note: Included in Department and/or Program.
Industrial Engineering 11 5 16 2.00
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science 19 7 26 2.80
Totals: 97 17 114 6.80

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
Bioengineering 14 2 16 0.80
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering 16 3 19 1.20
Civil and Environmental Engineering 5 1 6 0.40
Computational Modeling and Simulation 0 0 0 0.00
Note: Included in Department and/or Program.
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Note: Included in Department and/or Program.
Computer Science1 2 0 2 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 5 1 6 0.40
Engineering Science 0 0 0 0.00
Note: Included in Department and/or Program.
Freshman Program 0 0 0 0.00
Note: Included in Department and/or Program.
Industrial Engineering 7 2 9 0.80
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science 25 4 29 1.60
Totals: 72 13 85 5.20

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
Bioengineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 11 1
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 10 2
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
Computational Modeling and Simulation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Note: Included in Department and/or Program.
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Note: Included in Department and/or Program.
Computer Science1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 8 2
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Engineering Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Note: Included in Department and/or Program.
Freshman Program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Note: Included in Department and/or Program.
Industrial Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 5 1
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 12 1
Totals: 0 0 1 0 0 0 14 3 0 0 0 0 30 3 0 0 45 6

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
Bioengineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 9 1
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 6 2
Computational Modeling and Simulation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Note: Included in Department and/or Program.
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Note: Included in Department and/or Program.
Computer Science1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 11 2
Engineering Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Note: Included in Department and/or Program.
Freshman Program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Note: Included in Department and/or Program.
Industrial Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 1
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 10 0
Totals: 0 0 1 0 0 0 18 3 1 0 0 0 22 4 0 0 42 7

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
Bioengineering 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 1
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 6 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 2
Computational Modeling and Simulation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Note: Included in Department and/or Program.
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Note: Included in Department and/or Program.
Computer Science1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
Engineering Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Note: Included in Department and/or Program.
Freshman Program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Note: Included in Department and/or Program.
Industrial Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 1
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 0
Totals: 0 0 0 1 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 15 5 0 0 26 6

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

Application may be obtained by writing or calling: Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, 4227 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, Phone: (412) 624-7488. Students may also apply on-line at https://oafa.pitt.edu/

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Requirements: SAT, High School courses-English, mathematics through trigonometry (4 years), chemistry, physics, history (1 year) Recommendations: High School courses-computers (1 year)

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

TOEFL Score of 550 (213 computer-based, 80 internet-based); financial statement

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Entrance requirements do not differ for non-resident students.

Residency Requirements

The work of the senior year (a minimum of 24 credits) must be completed while in residence at the Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Minimum 3.0 (varies depending on department) on a 4.0 scale at the institution previously attended.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 16
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 242

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

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

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $19,800 $32,432
Room & Board: $17,388 $17,388
Books & Supplies: $2,000 $2,000
Other Expenses: $2,263 $2,263
Estimated avg. course load per term: 12 12
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Student Data Form (SDF), Family Financial Statement (FFS), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Supplemental Student Loan Form, Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Institution's Own Application Form

Additional Financial Aid Information

Out-of-state students check with their state agencies. Freshmen must submit the FAFSA. Student and parent tax returns are also required. Students are reviewed for both grants, need-based scholarships, and self-help aid (workstudy and loans) following submission of aid forms. Merit-based scholarships are part of the admission process and do not require a separate application.

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 4,936
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 2,643
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 605
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 98%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 770 670
Reading Range: 750 630
Writing Range: 690 590
Combined Range: 1490 1320
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 34 29
Composite Range: 33 29

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
Bioengineering (B.S.) 0 45 75 148 268 5
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 0 90 101 260 451 8
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 0 46 75 143 264 3
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 0 53 70 124 247 8
Computer Science (B.S.)1 0 22 94 197 313 30
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 0 38 62 92 192 9
Engineering Science (B.S.) 0 2 7 7 16 3
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 0 9 3 0 12 0
Freshman Program 671 0 0 0 671 3
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 0 36 49 125 210 5
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) 0 14 17 21 52 2
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 0 129 148 291 568 18
Totals: 671 462 607 1211 2951 64

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
Bioengineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (B.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 Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Freshman Program
Men 15 1 1 0 12 0 0 0 33 0 17 0 0 0 359 1 16 0 453 2
Women 6 0 2 0 6 0 0 0 20 0 9 0 0 0 159 0 16 1 218 1
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 21 1 3 0 18 0 0 0 53 0 26 0 0 0 518 1 32 1 671 3

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
Bioengineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 11 1 3 0 20 1
Women 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 16 1 0 0 25 1
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 47 0 3 0 57 0
Women 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 23 1 1 0 33 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 29 0 1 0 34 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 2 0 12 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 37 0 1 0 49 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Computer Science (B.S.)1
Men 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 17 3 1 0 22 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 29 2 2 0 36 2
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Engineering Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 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
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Freshman Program
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
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 15 0 1 0 19 0
Women 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 17 0
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 10 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 90 0 2 0 108 0
Women 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 21 0
Totals: 26 0 8 0 11 0 1 0 31 0 21 0 0 0 348 5 16 0 462 5

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
Bioengineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 0 2 0 0 0 24 0 1 0 42 0
Women 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 24 0 3 0 33 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 56 0 0 0 64 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 34 0 0 0 37 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 45 0 1 0 54 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 13 0 3 0 21 1
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 50 1 3 0 60 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 10 1
Computer Science (B.S.)1
Men 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 12 0 2 0 0 0 56 2 4 0 82 2
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 12 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 40 2 1 0 49 2
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 13 0
Engineering Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 6 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Freshman Program
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
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 26 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 21 0 1 0 23 1
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 10 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 7 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 4 0 5 0 0 0 5 0 4 0 0 0 98 1 4 0 122 1
Women 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 26 0
Totals: 19 0 13 0 18 0 1 0 41 1 19 1 0 0 479 6 17 0 607 8

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
Bioengineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 27 1 2 0 0 0 44 0 3 0 83 1
Women 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 17 0 3 1 0 0 34 1 5 0 65 2
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 8 2 7 0 1 0 135 1 6 1 166 5
Women 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 6 0 0 0 72 1 3 1 94 2
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 83 2 2 0 95 2
Women 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 40 0 1 0 48 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 13 0 1 0 0 0 73 5 4 0 100 5
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 18 1 1 0 24 1
Computer Science (B.S.)1
Men 8 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 23 1 6 0 0 0 116 21 5 0 163 23
Women 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 22 0 3 0 34 1
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 0 0 53 3 3 0 73 3
Women 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 14 2 0 0 19 2
Engineering Science (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 6 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Freshman Program
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
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 61 2 3 0 70 3
Women 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 8 0 0 0 39 1 1 0 55 1
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 14 2
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 7 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 5 0 5 1 0 0 11 1 6 0 0 0 200 12 7 0 240 14
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 40 3 5 0 51 3
Totals: 43 1 12 0 27 3 1 0 113 4 42 1 1 0 928 37 44 2 1211 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
Bioengineering (B.S.) 1 1 0 0 6 2 0 50 5 65 41 24
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 3 1 0 0 3 5 0 93 3 108 69 39
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 4 1 2 0 2 3 0 54 7 73 50 23
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 0 0 4 2 0 43 4 54 49 5
Computer Science (B.S.)1 8 2 1 1 11 1 0 85 1 110 95 15
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 3 1 1 0 3 2 0 44 3 57 48 9
Engineering Science (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 6 5 1
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Freshman Program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 62 3 70 49 21
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 19 13 6
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 1 0 4 7 0 119 6 139 119 20
Totals: 24 4 4 0 22 25 0 481 31 591 443 148

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
Bioengineering (B.S.) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 2 0 0 0 29 21 3 2 65
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 2 0 0 60 33 3 0 108
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 38 16 2 5 73
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 39 4 4 0 54
Computer Science (B.S.)1 4 4 2 0 1 0 1 0 8 3 1 0 0 0 77 8 1 0 110
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 40 4 2 1 57
Engineering Science (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 6
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Freshman Program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 46 16 0 3 70
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 4 0 0 19
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 3 4 0 0 105 14 5 1 139
Totals: 15 9 3 1 3 1 0 0 19 3 16 9 0 0 368 113 19 12 591

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

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

The School offers a five-year, dual-degree program leading to a B.A. or B.S. in liberal arts and a B.S. in engineering. Also a B.S. in engineering and a Pa. Instructional 1 Certificate in Mathematics or Science with the School of Education.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

9

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.
Bioengineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.40 Day Optional 12
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.30 Day Optional 31
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.40 Day Optional 25
Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Day Optional 27
Computer Science (B.S.)1 no 4.00 4.00 Day Optional 22
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.10 Day Optional 24
Engineering Science (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.40 Day Optional 2
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) no 4.00 Day Optional
Freshman Program no 0.00 0.00 Day None
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.40 Day Optional 32
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional 5
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.10 Day Optional 61

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

Applications for admission are encouraged from all persons with a genuine interest in advanced engineering study. Each application is judged on its own merits.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

For the applicant who is a recent graduate with a degree from an institution accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), admission is granted on the basis of the undergraduate scholastic record, and usually an applicant with cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0/4.0 or better will be granted admission. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required by most departments. Applicants should check each program's specific requirements.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

International student applications are processed for academic qualifications by the Swanson School of Engineering and for non-academic qualifications by the Office of International Services. For authorization of a student visa for a non-citizen an applicant is required to have adequate financial resources, be proficient in English and satisfy the legal requirements for an F1 or J1 visa. Minimum TOEFL score of 550 (213 computer-based, 80 internet-based) is required.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Entrance requirements do not differ for non-resident students.

Residency Requirements

Students seeking the Ph.D. degree are required to engage in a minimum of one term of full-time doctoral study, which excludes any other employment except as approved by their departments.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

The application is treated in the same way as a new application, and the same procedure for application is followed. This includes the transfer into an engineering graduate program from another school in the University of Pittsburgh.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

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

Graduate Group 1 Graduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $25,792 $42,052
Room & Board: $17,388 $17,388
Books & Supplies: $2,000 $2,000
Other Expenses: $2,263 $2,263
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

Additional Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid forms are not required for graduate students.

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 2,867
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 1,054
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 287

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
Bioengineering (M.S.)
Men 5 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 7 3 1 0 17 8
Women 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 11 5
Chemical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 1 21 6
Women 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 11 3
Civil Engineering (M.S.)
Men 27 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 6 27 0 0 33 34
Women 18 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 22 9
Computational Modeling and Simulation (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Sciences (M.S.)1
Men 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 0 8 6
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 39 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 11 21 1 1 56 26
Women 14 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 16 5
Industrial Engineering (M.S.)
Men 22 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 24 10
Women 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 11 5
Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.)
Men 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 0 0 10 8
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 0 4 9
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 32 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 7 48 0 0 40 60
Women 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 5 9
Nuclear Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Petroleum Engineering (M.S.)
Men 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 1
Women 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Totals: 228 27 1 1 4 8 0 0 4 9 6 5 1 0 49 150 3 2 296 202

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
Bioengineering (Ph.D.)
Men 26 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 11 1 2 0 0 0 45 2 6 0 94 3
Women 10 0 1 0 4 0 0 1 8 1 4 0 0 0 21 0 3 0 51 2
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 20 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 11 1 1 0 38 1
Women 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 21 0
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 34 1
Women 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 14 0
Computational Modeling and Simulation (Ph.D.)
Men 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 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
Computer Science (Ph.D.)1
Men 43 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 52 1
Women 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 14 0
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 45 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 6 3 0 0 53 5
Women 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 15 2
Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 25 0
Women 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
Materials Science and Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 17 2
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 1
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 25 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 12 3 1 0 40 4
Women 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Totals: 235 0 7 0 10 1 0 1 22 4 14 1 0 0 127 14 11 0 426 21

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
Bioengineering (M.S.) 2 4 1 0 2 0 0 11 2 22 10 12
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 6 3 3
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 17 2 0 0 1 0 0 17 0 37 27 10
Computational Modeling and Simulation (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Sciences (M.S.)1 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 23 17 6
Note: Data not available.
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 21 1 0 0 1 0 0 12 0 35 29 6
Industrial Engineering (M.S.) 27 1 0 0 1 1 0 7 3 40 32 8
Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.) 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 16 13 3
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 39 2 65 56 9
Nuclear Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 4 3 1
Petroleum Engineering (M.S.) 16 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 19 13 6
Totals: 120 12 1 0 7 2 0 95 7 244 186 58

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
Bioengineering (M.S.) 0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 5 1 1 22
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 13 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 5 0 0 37
Computational Modeling and Simulation (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Sciences (M.S.)1 13 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 23
Note: Data not available.
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 15 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 35
Industrial Engineering (M.S.) 21 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 7 0 2 1 40
Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.) 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 16
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 19 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 3 0 2 65
Nuclear Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
Petroleum Engineering (M.S.) 10 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 19
Totals: 87 33 8 4 0 1 0 0 5 2 2 0 0 0 81 14 3 4 244

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
Bioengineering (M.S.) 1 21 22
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 3 3 6
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 7 30 37
Computational Modeling and Simulation (M.S.) 0 0 0
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0
Computer Sciences (M.S.)1 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 11 24 35
Industrial Engineering (M.S.) 1 39 40
Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.) 8 8 16
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 10 55 65
Nuclear Engineering (M.S.) 0 4 4
Petroleum Engineering (M.S.) 2 17 19
Totals: 43 201 244

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
Bioengineering (Ph.D.) 6 1 0 0 4 1 0 12 0 24 18 6
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 10 7 3
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 7 0
Computational Modeling and Simulation (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Computer Science (Ph.D.)1 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 10 8 2
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 13 10 3
Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 2
Materials Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 14 12 2
Totals: 45 2 0 0 5 1 0 25 0 78 61 17

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
Bioengineering (Ph.D.) 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 7 5 0 0 24
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 10
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Computational Modeling and Simulation (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Computer Science (Ph.D.)1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 10
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 13
Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Materials Science and 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.) 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 14
Totals: 35 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 19 6 0 0 78

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
Bioengineering
Total#: 149 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $48,039,000 Industry: $1,435,000 Priv/Non: $1,480,000
State: $0 Local: $172,000 Total Expn.: $51,126,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Total#: 85 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $7,154,000 Industry: $1,766,000 Priv/Non: $1,124,000
State: $24,000 Local: $267,000 Total Expn.: $10,335,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Total#: 50 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,192,000 Industry: $1,534,000 Priv/Non: $969,000
State: $614,000 Local: $171,000 Total Expn.: $4,480,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computational Modeling and Simulation
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Note: Research expenditures are included in the Department and/or Program.
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Note: Research expenditures are included in the Department and/or Program.
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science1
Total#: 0 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $2,871,000 Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $2,871,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Total#: 66 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $3,226,000 Industry: $1,806,000 Priv/Non: $997,000
State: $76,000 Local: $172,000 Total Expn.: $6,277,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Industrial Engineering
Total#: 53 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $2,431,000 Industry: $1,045,000 Priv/Non: $934,000
State: $0 Local: $482,000 Total Expn.: $4,892,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Total#: 74 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $4,687,000 Industry: $2,278,000 Priv/Non: $1,017,000
State: $0 Local: $241,000 Total Expn.: $8,223,000
Totals:
Total#: 477 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $66,729,000 Industry: $9,864,000 Priv/Non: $6,521,000
State: $714,000 Local: $1,505,000 Total Expn.: $85,333,000

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
Basic Metals Processing Research Institute (BAMPRI)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Note: Research expenditures are included in the Department and/or Program.
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Bioengineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Note: Research expenditures are included in the Department and/or Program.
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Complex Engineered Multifunctional Materials (CCEMM)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Note: Research expenditures are included in the Department and/or Program.
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Energy
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Note: Research expenditures are included in the Department and/or Program.
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Medical Innovation
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Note: Research expenditures are included in the Department and/or Program.
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Simulation and Modeling
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Note: Research expenditures are included in the Department and/or Program.
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Note: Research expenditures are included in the Department and/or Program.
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Engineering Education Research Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Note: Research expenditures are included in the Department and/or Program.
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Manufacturing Assistance Center (MAC)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Note: Research expenditures are included in the Department and/or Program.
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Note: Research expenditures are included in the Department and/or Program.
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Materials Micro-Characterization Center (MMCC)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Note: Research expenditures are included in the Department and/or Program.
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Musculoskeletal Research Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Note: Research expenditures are included in the Department and/or Program.
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Petersen Institute of Nanoscience and Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Note: Research expenditures are included in the Department and/or Program.
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Radio Frequency Identification Center of Excellence
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Note: Research expenditures are included in the Department and/or Program.
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Swanson Institute for Technical Excellence
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Note: Research expenditures are included in the Department and/or Program.
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0


Grand Totals:
Total#: 477 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $66,729,000 Industry: $9,864,000 Priv/Non: $6,521,000
State: $714,000 Local: $1,505,000 Total Expn.: $85,333,000

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

Include all expenditures associated with grants and contracts specifically budgeted for externally sponsored research and associated programs and expenditures associated with all gifts auditably used for research. Include expended funds provided by the following external sources:

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Government
  3. Foreign Governments
  4. Industry
  5. Non-Profit Organizations (e.g. foundations)
  6. Individuals
  7. Local Government

The expenditures reported should be only those funds provided by organizations, agencies, and individuals external to the institution. Cost sharing/matching funds should be included only if provided from sources external to the institution.

Only State government funds that were obtained competitively or as matching funds associated with other externally funded programs should be included. State funds that are part of the normal operating budget should not be included regardless of purpose.

For all joint or contracted projects or sub-projects, only the portion of the center research performed by faculty, staff, and students of the affiliated engineering school should be credited to that school. Expenditures for capital costs of research laboratory building construction should not be included.

Expenditures for research laboratory renovations should not be included unless the renovation funds expended came from grants and contracts expressly intended for the direct support of engineering research.

Any portion of academic year and/or summer salary for any researcher that is not derived from external research grants or contracts should not be counted.

Total #: Report total number of individual grants, not the total dollar amount of the expenditures.

Expenditures: Report actual expenditures (as opposed to authorization amounts) in U.S. dollars.

Time frame for expenditures: Report expenditures for your current fiscal year.

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

Bioengineering

Engineering principles, technology and analysis are being applied to a broad variety of medical and life science problems. Major research areas include image analysis, heart assist pumps, blood oxygenators, rehabilitation engineering including prostheses, tissue-biomaterial interactions, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular biomechanics, ergonomics and occupational biomechanics, biomechanics of morphogenesis, cardiac dynamics, modeling and simulation of cardiovascular function, Doppler ultrasound, NMR imaging and spectroscopy, gene therapy, biosensors including implantable neural stimulation/recording electrodes, cell migration and angiogenesis, ion channels, organ/tissue engineering, microfluidics, neural prostheses for the restoration of motor function.

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

The department maintains strong research programs in five core areas: Biotechnology, Catalysis, Energy and Environment, Materials, and Multi-scale Modeling. Additional research areas exist in programs that have exploited opportunities at the interface between disciplines. The Department's recognized research activities impact the following boundaries between established disciplines: Biotechnology/Environment; Biology/Engineering; Energy/Environment; Polymer Chemistry/Physics; and Catalysis/Chemistry Materials; Catalysis/Energy; Catalysis/Environment.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

The department has particular strengths in the areas of structural engineering, environmental engineering and sustainability, water resources, geotechnical engineering, and pavement engineering. The thrust areas of the department are enhanced through a close association with the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovations and the Center for Energy within the Swanson School of Engineering.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Areas of research include computer engineering-algorithm development, low power computing, parallel computer and VLSI architectures, microprocessor systems and communication networks; control-nonlinear control theory; electronics-microelectronics, semiconductor device modeling, photonics; nanoscience; ; RF systems; power systems; image processing/computer vision; signals and systems-signal processing, wireless communications and coding, speech processing and recognition, biomedical signals and systems.

Industrial Engineering

The Department has three major thrust areas: (1) modern materials and manufacturing, (2) modeling and operations research, and (3) engineering management and assessment. The first area focuses on the science behind modern manufacturing. The second area focuses on modeling and mathematical programming along with applications to real-world problems. The last area focuses on the management of engineering systems, with an emphasis on engineering education assessment and models.

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

The faculty have a wide range of expertise and an excellent research program with major strengths in performing both fundamental and applied research in solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, system dynamics, vibration, control, manufacturing and materials. Major thrust areas include: smart materials and sensors, gas turbines, fuel cells, thermoelectrics, micro- and nanosystem technology, biomechanics, bioflows, materials processing, materials characterization and structure-property relationships including: phase transformations, materials degradation, gas-metal reactions, corrosion and oxidation, thermomechanical processing and physical metallurgy, ceramics. intermetallics, functional films, nanostructures, and energy materials.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Basic Metals Processing Research Institute (BAMPRI)

The Basic Metals Processing Research Institute (BAMPRI) focuses on metallurgical research of interest to the basic metals industry, especially steels. The objectives of BAMPRI are to compensate for the reduction of in-house research and development by industry that has occurred in the past two decades. BAMPRI develops and implements the latest product and processing technology for producers, fabricators, and end-users. It also helps educate the future leaders in the metals industry by offering undergraduate and graduate level courses in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.

Center for Bioengineering

The Center for Bioengineering is a state-of-the-art research facility. An interdisciplinary research group of scientists are investigating research topics such as tendon/ligament and shoulder biomechanics, experimental and finite element modeling of musculoskeletal injury and repair, functional tissue engineering, cardiovascular structure-function relationships, metabolic assist devices, "smart" biomaterials and cell migration/angiogenesis.

Center for Complex Engineered Multifunctional Materials (CCEMM)

Engineered materials form the pillar of many of the revolutionary technologies to date. There remains still an ever increasing demand for engineering novel materials for a number of burgeoning energy storage and bio-functional technologies that bode to improve the quality of life in the 21st century. Developing materials to meet these challenges will require the fusion of the extensive knowledge base of polymers, metals, ceramics, and semiconductors to form complex hybrid structures capitalizing on the synergistic functional attribute of each system resulting in the generation of a multifunctional device or technology. The Center for Complex Engineered Multifunctional Materials (CCEMM) was established in the Swanson School of Engineering to bring together creative and dynamic faculty, researchers, scientists and engineers from various disciplines and schools to generate such complex materials. Electrochemical systems and Biotechnology form the two focal areas of interest for CCEMM. The overall mission is to incubate a vibrant group of dynamic faculty while engaging industrial affiliates to establish a premier Center of Excellence targeted towards educating students and researchers for advancing the science and technology of these novel complex materials for electrochemical and biotechnology applications.

Center for Energy

The Center for Energy, housed in the Swanson School of Engineering, comprises more than 40 world-class faculty members and their research teams who will apply deep and diverse expertise across a broad spectrum of energy-related projects as well as education and outreach activities. The center's five areas of research are energy diversification, renewable energy, clean coal technologies, hydrogen, and environmental solutions.

Center for Medical Innovation

The Center for Medical Innovation is a new interdisciplinary program within the University of Pittsburgh, whose purpose is to stimulate, guide, and promote the development and commercialization of technological innovations to improve health care. CMI provides an organizational structure that links faculty, students, and clinicians across the University of Pittsburgh through collaboration with the Swanson School of Engineering, School of the Health Sciences, the Katz Business School, the School of Law, and the Office of Technology Management.

Center for Simulation and Modeling

The Center for Simulation and Modeling (SaM) at the University of Pittsburgh is dedicated to supporting and facilitating computational-based research across campus. SAM serves as a catalyst for multidisciplinary collaborations among professors, sponsors modeling-focused seminars, teaches graduate-level modeling courses, and provides individual consultation in modeling to all researchers at the University. Our areas of research include: energy and sustainability, nanoscience and materials engineering, medicine and biology, and economics and the social sciences.

Center for Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure

The Center for Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure (CSTI) is dedicated to the advancement of transportation infrastructure sustainability through collaborative, multi-disciplinary development and dissemination of new technologies and knowledge and through education of the workforce needed to sustain this critical industrial sector. The CSTI is housed in the Swanson School of Engineering and is administered through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Engineering Education Research Center

The Engineering Education Research Center (EERC) offers opportunities for enhancement of engineering teaching and learning within the Swanson School of Engineering as well as opportunities to expand engineering education research efforts at the University. The Center is equipped to assist in the development of grant proposals to study teaching and learning or to implement new instructional practices or models. EERC supports grants through serving in an evaluation capacity, developing assessments, or in managing project logistics. The Center provides assistance for distance enabled learning in the School of Engineering through professional development for faculty, course design and pedagogical strategies.

Manufacturing Assistance Center (MAC)

The MAC is a working factory opened in November of 1994 at the University of Pittsburgh Applied Research Center (U-PARC) as an initiative of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Engineering�s Industrial Engineering Department. It is comprised of a synergistic network of laboratories encompassing machine tooling, computer aided design and manufacturing, metrology, materials tracking, and human issues. The MAC�s mission is twofold: 1.) provide research and educational support to the University of Pittsburgh and 2.) provide Southwestern Pennsylvania small and mid-sized manufacturers with the tools necessary to compete in the global marketplace. With the resources available in the MAC labs, area manufacturers can receive demonstrations on new equipment and manufacturing processes, perform pilot manufacturing, and conduct limited production. In addition to these services, the MAC also provides training on computer numerical control (CNC) machining, computer aided design (CAD), computer aided manufacturing (CAM), and computer integrated manufacturing (CIM), plus a variety of other concepts (e.g. materials requirements planning, total quality management, team development, etc.) utilized in today�s highly successful manufacturing organizations.

Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation

The Mascaro Sustainability Initiative (MSI) will build on the School of Engineering�s educational program in green construction by helping to define the next generation of research in sustainability. MSI awards seed grants in the research areas of green construction and sustainable water use. These awards will nurture collaborative projects based on strong, innovative research. The MSI will conduct educational and outreach programs and sponsor a biannual scientific conference, bringing together academic and research professionals from various disciplines to share their expertise.

Materials Micro-Characterization Center (MMCC)

The MMCL is located on the 5th floor of Benedum Engineering Hall. The MMCL is part of the Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Department. The laboratory houses instrumentation for X-ray diffraction (XRD) and texture characterization. Scanning electron microscopy (JEOL 6610V and Philips XL-30 FEG SEM) both systems with OIM for EBSD analysis. Transmission electron microscopy TEM 200CX and FEI Tecnai G2 F20 S-Twin TMP microscope and scanning probe/stylus microscopy (STM, AFM, Nanohardness), together with a range of sample preparation equipment. This facility and its staff offer access to instrumentation and expertise for the structural, compositional, and chemical characterization of materials down to near-atomic scale. The XRD Laboratory has two XRD Diffraction systems located in this laboratory. A state- of- the- art Empyrean XRD tube system the successor to PANalytical’s well-proven X’Pert Tube is available. The Empyrean tube has been designed and optimized for PANalytical's Empyrean diffractometers. In addition, the new diffraction tube is fully compatible with all PANalytical’s existing X'Pert PRO, X’Pert Powder, CubiX PRO, CubiX FAST, CubiX3 and X'Pert diffractometer systems. The Empyrean PANalytical offers non-destructive, cutting-edge characterization solutions for solids, fluids, thin films or nanomaterials. The system provides detailed information on elemental and/or phase composition, crystallographic texture, crystalline quality, and/or nanoparticle size distributions and shape. The second unit is fully dedicated to teaching undergraduate students to study powder diffraction and includes a platinum hot stage capable of temperatures up to 1100°C as well as a vacuum furnace capable of temperatures above 1000°C. This diffractometer has a thin film attachment and Eulerian cradle useful for the study of crystallographic textures and the determination of pole-figures. Computers for on-line and off-line processing and analysis of diffraction data are also available in this laboratory. The TEM Laboratory has tTwo 200kV transmission electron microscopes available. The JEOL 200CX has line resolution of 0.14 nm. The JEOL 200CX is equipped with a tungsten filament, capable of conventional diffraction contrast imaging, selected area diffraction, and magnetic domain imaging by Lorentz TEM. The TEM laboratory has a newly acquired FEI Tecnai G2 F20 S-Twin TMP microscope. This system is a true multi-purpose, multi-user 200 kV instrument. This microscope is a field emission gun transmission electron microscope. It combines high performance in all TEM, energy-filtered TEM (EFTEM) & scanning TEM (STEM) modes with ease of operation in a multi-user materials research environment. The FEI Tecnai G2 F20 S-Twin analytical transmission electron microscope permits analysis and characterization of the detailed microstructural and microchemical changes in materials that control their properties and performance. The FEI Tecnai G2 F20 S-Twin microscope will facilitate the study of material interfaces, observing microstructures, precipitates, and quantifying elemental composition and distribution, investigating the limits of material structure and properties whether working at sub-micron or sub-Angstrom scales. The Scanning Probe Microscopy Laboratory has a Digital Instruments Dimension 3100 scanning probe microscope permits atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), and magnetic force microscopy (MFM) investigations in a single platform. Samples up to eight inches in diameter can be scanned in air or fluids and automated stepping can be used to scan multiple areas of the sample without operator intervention.

Musculoskeletal Research Center

The Musculoskeletal Research Center offers diverse multidisciplinary research and educational opportunities. Graduate and undergraduate students conduct research toward their degrees in the bioengineering program or any of the traditional engineering disciplines. The Center encourages collaboration between clinical and basic scientists in the study of the musculoskeletal system.

Petersen Institute of Nanoscience and Engineering

The institute of NanoScience and Engineering is an integrated, multidisciplinary organization that brings coherence to the University�s research efforts and resources in the fields of nanoscale science and engineering. The institute�s vision is to solve large, complex scientific and engineering challenges in this burgeoning field by facilitating interdisciplinary teams drawn from the faculty in the School of Engineering, Arts and Sciences, and the schools of health sciences, and to educate the next generation of scientists through a world-class integrated program of innovative knowledge generation.

Radio Frequency Identification Center of Excellence

The mission of the Radio Frequency Identification Center is to conduct research, establish standards and testing procedures, verify compliance and performance, and promote research in RFID and related science and technological areas.

Swanson Institute for Technical Excellence

The John A. Swanson Center for Product Innovation, established in April 2001, is a state-of-the-art complex comprising three laboratories that serve as a focal point for product development education within the school and the University, while working as a one-stop shop for manufacturing and bioengineering companies. The center ties together three otherwise distinct laboratories that parallel a new product's developmental life cycle of design, prototyping, and manufacturing: (1) the Design and Multimedia Laboratory, (2) the W.M. Keck Rapid Prototyping and Reverse Engineering Laboratory, and (3) the Kresge Rapid Manufacturing Laboratory. These laboratories contain design workstations, reverse engineering equipment, and rapid prototyping equipment (for the manufacture of polymer-based prototypes), and rapid manufacturing equipment (to produce fully functional prototypes and soft tooling). These facilities allow users to move from concept to real parts in a matter of days. A collaborative effort with the Katz Graduate School of Business allows the center to offer a comprehensive, integrated package of engineering research, business, and applied project capabilities in new product development.

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Accoustic Wave Resonators
  • Alumina-forming alloys and coatings
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Artificial organs
  • Automatic control
  • Belt filter sludge processing system
  • Biodegradable Constructs
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomechanics
  • Biotechnology
  • Bridge vibration control
  • Catalysis
  • Ceramic processing and electronic ceramics
  • Chemical Synthesis
  • Coal liquefaction
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Combustion
  • Compact frequency control devices
  • Computational fluid dynamics & multiphase bio-fluid dynamics
  • Computational intelligence
  • Computational modeling
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer aided design
  • Computer engineering
  • Construction management
  • Controls/power
  • Dense phase conveying
  • Electronic devices
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Energy and environment
  • Energy, Power, and Adaptive Systems
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Education
  • Engineering Sustainability
  • Engineering management
  • Environmental Chemical Sciences
  • Environmental and water resources
  • Erbium glass waveguides
  • Erosion-corrosion
  • Ethics Education in Science and Engineering
  • FRP Stabilized Steel
  • Ferroelectrets
  • Fiber Optical Sensor Networks
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Fluid/particle processing and separation
  • Force and velocity interactions
  • Fuel Cells
  • Gait Constructs
  • Gas-metal reactions
  • Gas-solid transport
  • Geometric Analysis
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Heart Assist Devices
  • Heat transfer
  • Hot corrosion and oxidation
  • Human factors
  • Hydraulics
  • Hydrology
  • Image processing
  • Immunoisolative barriers on pancreatic islets
  • Implantable Devices
  • Information systems
  • Intelligent control
  • Ionic Polymers
  • Lasers
  • Magnetic properties; magnetic materials
  • Manufacturing
  • Mass transfer
  • Mechanical vibration analysis
  • Metals and Metallic Nanostructures
  • Metals and alloys
  • Methanol synthesis
  • Micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)
  • Microdialysis microsensors
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Nanocrystalline Materials
  • Nanostructures
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neural Stem Cells
  • Neural networks
  • Novel semiconductor devices
  • Operations research
  • Optoelectronics
  • Particle Technology
  • Perception, Action and Cognition
  • Phase transformations and magnetic materials
  • Photonic Circuits
  • Physical metallurgy & thermomechanical processing of steels
  • Pneumatic conveying
  • Pollution abatement and remediation
  • Polymers
  • Postoral Control of Older Adults
  • Power systems
  • Precipitation kinetics
  • Product Innovation
  • Quantitative Diagnostics
  • RFID
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Reservoir-sediment
  • Scalable Nanowire Fabrication
  • Sensors and Sensing Systems
  • Signal processing and control
  • Simulation and Modeling
  • Smart Polymers
  • Smart materials and structure
  • Solid mechanics/biomechanics
  • Speech Recognition
  • Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Strip handling and metal processing
  • Structures and infrastructure
  • Synthesis processing of high temperature super conductors
  • TE Heart Valves
  • Thermal Transport Processes
  • Thermal analysis
  • Thermodynamics
  • Theroplastics
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Turbulent Combustion
  • Vascular Permeability
  • Water Sustainability and Climate
  • Wavelet technology
  • Wireless Networks

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

A master's level dual degree program is offered with the Department of Mathematics in the School of Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and a joint MBA/MS program with the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. Students must be admitted into both academic programs and must be graduated from both programs at the same time.

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Bioengineering
Appointments: 39 18 55 16 128
Stipends: $2,560 $2,194 $2,283 $2,238
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Appointments: 10 29 33 4 76
Stipends: $2,560 $2,194 $2,283 $2,238
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Appointments: 5 19 28 0 52
Stipends: $2,560 $2,194 $2,283 $0
Computational Modeling and Simulation
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Note: Included in Department and/or Program.
Computer Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Note: Included in Department and/or Program.
Computer Science1
Appointments: 5 29 29 0 63
Stipends: $2,755 $2,194 $2,239 $0
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appointments: 16 25 61 0 102
Stipends: $2,560 $2,194 $2,283 $0
Industrial Engineering
Appointments: 5 13 22 1 41
Stipends: $2,560 $2,194 $2,283 $2,238
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Appointments: 7 33 30 3 73
Stipends: $2,560 $2,194 $2,283 $2,238
All Total Appointments 82 137 229 24 472

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