University of Rhode Island - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: University of Rhode Island
Mailing Address: President's Office
Green Hall
City: Kingston
State: RI
Postal Code: 02881
Country: United States
Phone 401-874-2444
Fax: 401-874-7149
Website: http://www.uri.edu

Head of Institution

David Dooley
President
Office of the President
University of Rhode Island
Green Hall
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-2444
Fax: 401-874-7149
davedooley@uri.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Cynthia Bonn
Dean of Admissions
Admission Office
University of Rhode Island
Admission Office
14 Upper College Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-7109
Fax: 401-874-5523
cbonn@uri.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Shandra Pelagio
Graduate Admissions
Graduate School
University of Rhode Island
55 Lower College Road, Suite 2
Quinn Hall, Rm. 204
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-2873
Fax: 401-874-5491
shandra@uri.edu

Engineering Technology College Inquiries

Jared Abdirkin
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
College of Engineering, Dean's Office
University of Rhode Island
College of Engineering
102 Bliss Hall
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-5985
Fax: 401-782-1066
jabdirkin@uri.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus RURAL

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: No
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Kingston
This city's population (approx.): 7,000
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 14,801
Total Graduate enrollment: 3,033
Total Professional and other enrollment: 238

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Fine arts, Liberal arts, Natural sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy, Environment and Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Graduate School of Oceanography, Education and Professional Studies

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

(http://www.uri.edu/admission/freshmanrequirements.html)

Admission to the University of Rhode Island is competitive, and applications are reviewed as soon as complete credentials are submitted. Each admission candidate is given individual consideration. However, a minimum of 18 units of college (secondary school) preparatory work are expected:

4 in English
3 in algebra and plane geometry
2 in a physical or natural science
2 in history or social science
2 in the same foreign language*
5 Additional units to total 18

Engineering applicants must complete 4 units of mathematics (including precalculus or calculus), 3 units of physical science classes with hands-on laboratories (including 1 unit of physics, 2 other physical sciences, chemistry is recommended)

Recommendations

none provided

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Raymond Wright
Dean of Engineering
College of Engineering, Dean's Office
University of Rhode Island
College of Engineering
102 Bliss Hall
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-2186
Fax: 401-782-1066
dean@egr.uri.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
Chemical Engineering Both Richard Brown Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Both Mayrai Gindy Civil Engineering
Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering Both Godi Fischer Electrical/Computer Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial and Systems Engineering Both Carl-Ernst Rousseau Mechanical Engineering
Ocean Engineering Both Christopher Baxter Other Engineering Disciplines
Undeclared Engineering Undergraduate Other Engineering Disciplines

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Bionanotechnology Laboratory Chemical Engineering INCOLL Geoffrey Bothun
Computational Intelligence and Self-Adaptive Systems Laboratory Computer Engineering INCOLL Haibo He
Dynamics Photomechanics Laboratory Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INCOLL Arun Shukla
High Performance Computing Laboratory Computer Engineering INCOLL Qing Yang
Mechanics of Materials Research Laboratory Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INCOLL Hamouda Ghonem
Mechatronics Laboratory Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Musa Jouaneh
Microfluidics Laboratory Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Mohammad Faghri
Network Security and Trust Laboratory Computer Engineering INCOLL Yan Sun
Rhode Island Consortium for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Chemical Engineering INCOLL Arijit Bose
Rhode Island NSF EPSCoR Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Geoffrey Bothun
Rhode Island Transportation Research Laboratory Civil Engineering INCOLL K. Wayne Lee
Rhode Island Water Resources Center Civil/Environmental Engineering INCOLL Leon Thiem
Sustainable & Environmental Technologies Laboratory Civil/Environmental Engineering INCOLL Vinka Oyanedel-Craver
The Sensors and Surface Technology Partnership Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Otto Gregory
Thermomechanics and Tribology Laboratory Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Donna Meyer
Waterjet Laboratory Chemical Engineering INCOLL David Taggart

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering Computer Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial and Systems Engineering Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial and Systems Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Ocean Engineering Ocean Engineering (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Undeclared Engineering Undeclared Engineering (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.) Civil Engineering
Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial and Systems Engineering Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial and Systems Engineering Manufacturing Engineering (M.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Ocean Engineering Ocean Engineering (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil Engineering
Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial and Systems Engineering Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial and Systems Engineering Industrial & Systems Engineering (Ph.D.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Ocean Engineering Ocean Engineering (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Chemical Engineering
  1. Energy engineering
  2. Polymer engineering
  3. Biochemical engineering
  4. Environmental engineering
  5. Materials engineering
  6. Process Simulation
  7. Bionanotechnology
  8. Surface, Interfacial and Colloidal Phenomena
  9. Pharmaceutical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
  1. Geotechnical engineering
  2. Water resources engineering
  3. Transportation engineering
  4. Infrastructure engineering
  5. Environmental engineering
  6. Geomechanics
  7. Structural engineering
  8. Sustainable engineering
  9. Earthquake engineering
Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering
  1. Digital signal processing
  2. Biomedical Engineering
  3. Fiber optics communication
  4. Integrated circuit design
  5. Control systems research
  6. Power engineering
  7. Cyber security
  8. Neural engineering
  9. Adaptive systems
  10. Smart grid
  11. Wearable sensors
  12. Acoustics and Underwater Acoustics
  13. Embedded Systems and computer applications
  14. Fault-Tolerant computing
  15. Systems Theory
Mechanical & Industrial and Systems Engineering
  1. Waterjet research
  2. Thermal fluids engineering
  3. Macro/micro structural material response
  4. Dynamic photomechanics
  5. Composite materials
  6. Computational mechanics
  7. Damage tracking and prediction
  8. Explosive loading of engineering materials
  9. Nuclear engineering
  10. Microfluidics
  11. Vehicle ergonomics
  12. Manufacturing systems design
  13. Manufacturing and metrology
  14. Design for manufacture and assembly
  15. Product design for environment
  16. Mechatronics
  17. Nonlinear Dynamics
Ocean Engineering
  1. Underwater acoustics
  2. Marine environmental modeling
  3. Marine geomechanics
  4. Ocean instrumentation and seafloor mapping
  5. Wave dynamics and coastal engineering
  6. Offshore power
  7. Ocean renewable energy
  8. Biomimetics
  9. Hydrodynamics
  10. Sensors
  11. Autonomous underwater vehicles
  12. Coastal and Offshore Structures

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

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

Local Groups

  • Omega Epsilon (Ocean Engineering

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • ACM
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Society for Mechanical Engineers
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Chi Epsilon
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Inst. of Industrial Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Omega Chi Epsilon
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Soc. for Experimental Mechanics
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity

Local Groups

  • HyrdoRobotics (Ocean Engineering/Interdisciplinary

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

(http://www.uri.edu/home/services/)

(partial listing)

*Academic Enhancement Center (AEC) (tutoring and support)
*Career Services
*College of Engineering Engineering Living Learning Community (ELLC) (housing for Freshmen)
*College of Engineering Engineering Minority Student Recruitment and Retention Office (MSRRO)
*Counseling Center
*Disability Services for Students
*Engineering Computer Center (ECC)
*Feinsten Center for Service Learning
*Gender and Sexuality Center
*International Students and Scholars Office
*LSAMP (http://egr.uri.edu/diversity)
*Multicultural Center
*Summer and fall orientation programs for all freshmen and transfer students
*Talent Development
*University College (freshmen, sophomore and transfer student advising)
*University of Rhode Island Diversity Committees
*Veterans Information (enrollment and support)
*Writing Center

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

2016-2017 Academic Year Department of
Chemical Engineering

Coordinator: Professor Angelo Lucia

Design all individual unit operations in the vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) shown below as separate exercises. That is, perform independent designs for each of the following units:
1. The 2 ethylene chlorination reactors.
2. Thermal cracker.
3. Dichloroethane-water separator.
4. HCl-VCM separator.

1. Perform Aspen Plus simulations for the vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) process shown below using the appropriate operating conditions discussed in class for the production of 1400 metric tons/day of 99.9 mol% VCM. You must include the HCl recycle stream as well as any other material recycle streams associated with any reaction and/or separation tasks.
2. Next revamp your process from part 1) by considering heat integration to reduce utility requirements (steam and cooling water).
3. Finally perform equipment sizing computations for all major pieces of equipment a) Reactors.
b) Separators.
c) Heat exchangers (e.g., reboilers, condensers).

1. Create a final heat integrated design for the vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) process using the Aspen Plus simulator for the production of 1400 metric tons/day of 99.9 mol% VCM.
2. Provide a summary table with equipment sizes for all major pieces of equipment (reactors, separators, heat exchangers including reboilers and condensers)..
3. Provide a summary table of all utilities and include the amount (and percentage of utilities) saved by heat integration.
4. Finally determine direct and purchased equipment costs for all major pieces of equipment.


2016-2017 Academic Year Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Indoor Recreational Center (Tiverton, RI)
DiPrete Engineering has completed the engineering design and the project is currently under construction. This will help facilitate access to the architect plans, civil site, AutoCAD plans, etc. Students will also be able to observe site construction, soil test holes, etc.

The project involves:
• 123,000 sf footprint recreation building. Indoor recreation fields, 3 story mezzanine for activities and restaurant.
• Solar photovoltaic array on adjacent property within the industrial park
• Fish Road/Industrial Way Intersection redesign.

Engineering disciplines to address:
• Civil site: site design, building location, grading, cut and fill review, road horizontal vertical alignment, drainage , parking, utilities
• Civil: permitting- RIDEM freshwater wetlands, Tiverton sewer authority, Tiverton Planning board
• Civil structural: building structure
• Civil: sewer flow, sewer pump station design, sewer force main sizing
• Civil: water domestic and fire service: analysis, design
• Geotech: geotech report, structural fill, foundation design building, solar panels, retaining wall
• Transportation: parking lot design, truck and emergency vehicle turning radius, Industrial park trip generation estimate, intersection analysis, round about design
• Mechanical engineering (collaborate with Mechanical Capstone) power generation solar, heating requirements building
• Civil : site construction estimates
• Sustainability, leed

We have 3 full-time individuals who work on CVE 497/498, Prof. Leon Thiem, P.E., Mr. Christopher Duhamel, P.E., P.LS., Vice President of DiPrete Engineering, and Mr. John Steere, P.E. as well as invited speakers from state regulatory agencies and consulting firms. The mentoring firms involved:
• GZA: geotech Russ Morgan, PE , Dianne Baxter, PE
• DiPrete Engineering: Len Bradley, PE
• Crossman Engineering: Steve Cabral, PE
• BETA Engineering: Paul Bannon, Kevin Aguiar, PE
• CDR Maguire- Joseph Cardello III, PE
• Pare Engineering: tim Thies, PE
• Gordon R. Archibald- Todd Ravenelle, PE


2016-2017 Academic Year Department of Electrical, Biomedical and Computer Engineering

Biomedical

Instructors: Ying Sun, Ph.D., Eugene Chabot, Ph.D., Jiang Wu, Ph.D.; BME Technician: Tanya Wang

Glaucoma Evaluation on Retinal Images with Embedded System

IMAGE-BASED EYE BLINK DETECTION USING EMBEDDED SYSTEM
Height Measurements using Ultrasonic Waves
DiabeTECH- an Android application designed to monitor weight and the progression of foot ulcers in diabetic patients who have peripheral neuropathy
Efficiently Differentiating Intentional from Unintentional Blinking using Electrooculography
Testing Motion Detection With Tactile Sensors
Characterizing Ankle Proprioception with Embedded Sensor Balance Board
Optimal Facial Placement of Customized Wearable PPG Sensor for Pulse-rate Monitoring
HRAge: Determined through HRV by Valsalva Maneuver
Lil’ Rhody Riders
Tracking HealthCare Professional’s Hand Washing to Ensure Patient Safety
Tracking Patient Movement in a Hospital Environment by use of RFID
Magnetpeutics- to create a lightweight and comfortable Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation helmet that can be worn for extended periods of time in order to make therapy home based and more convenient for patients

Computer and Electrical

The following projects have Dr. Harish Sunak as the lead supervisor:

A Proximity Detection System - IGT Global Solutions Corporation
Bluetooth Controller Board - IGT Global Solutions Corporation
Hayward Smart Water Feature Valve - Hayward Pool Products
Acumentrics Easy Simple Network Management Protocol Application - Acumentrics Inc.
Dual Knife Rotary Sheeter Redesign - Maxson Automatic Machinery Company
Workflow Optimization for Industrial Software Applications - Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
ARM Based SD Card to FPGA Data Transfer Optimization - Bold Circuits LLC
Distributed Generation Direct Transfer Trip (DTT) - National Grid
Wireless Relay Module - Thermal Solution Resources, LLC
Fiber Optics Interface Control of High Voltage Equipment - Phoenix Electric Corporation
Design of an Accessory Low Cost Human Machine Interface (HMI) - Siemens Healthineers
Three Phase Motor Controller - Bay Computer Associates

The following individuals serve as the Technical Directors from the Industry sponsors:

Bruce Parkes: IGT
Raymond Leland: IGT
James Murdock: Hayward Industries
Peter Upczak: Acumentrics
Joe Matthews: Maxson Automatic
Jonathan Ohare: Hexagon Manufacturing
Mike Smith: Bold Circuits
Erica Salk: National Grid
Mikhail Sagal: Thermal Solution Resources
Sandro Silva: Phoenix Electric Corp.
Dave Durfee: Bay Computer
Thomas Lennon: Siemens


2016-2017 Academic Year Department of Mechanical, Industrial & Systems Engineering

Mechanical
(Sponsor-Project Title, Faculty Advisor(s))

1) Toray Plastics-America-Design of End Board Loading Station, B. Nassersharif
2) MagSeal Corporation- Design of magnetic seal gauging device, B. Nassersharif
3) MagSeal Corporation-Magnetic Seal Design Assessment & Improvements, B. Nassersharif
4) ChemArt-Design of Packaging Automation System, B. Nassersharif
5) HeroX Competition-Design of supplemental residential hot water system utilizing compost, B. Nassersharif and Z. Zhang
6) Amgen, Inc.-Design of Clean Room Material Handling Automation, B. Nassersharif
7) INSCO-Seal Stamping Process Design Improvements, B. Nassersharif
8) Los Alamos National Laboratory-Design of Safeguard Systems for Pu Assessment, B. Nassersharif
9) Los Alamos National Laboratory/International Atomic Energy Agency-Safeguards design for undersea nuclear reactor, B. Nassersharif
10) Los Alamos National Laboratory/International Atomic Energy Agency-Safeguards design for floating nuclear reactor, B. Nassersharif
11) Professor Faghri-Design of manufacturing process for lab on paper, B. Nassersharif and M. Faghri
12) HeroX Competition-Design of HVAC system flow measurement device, B. Nassersharif
13) Amtrol, Inc.-Design of plastic modular pump stand, B. Nassersharif
14) Neptune-Benson, Inc.-Design of filter media loader system, B. Nassersharif
15) Groov-Pin, Inc.-Design of digital experiments for engineered fasteners, B. Nassersharif and D. Taggart
16) Vibco, Inc.-Design of devices for measurement and control of structural concrete vibrator, B. Nassersharif
17) SIMULIA-Design of 3-D printed Scoliosis Braces, B. Nassersharif and D. Taggart
18) Hasbro, Inc.-Design of toy drones, B. Nassersharif
19) Hexagon, Inc.-Design of automated mechanized ball bar fixture, B. Nassersharif
20) Eaton Corporation-Design of predictive models for carbon characterization in seals, B. Nassersharif, D. Meyer
21) Ken Howes-Design of an electric trike, B. Nassersharif
22) Raytheon, Inc.-Design of cable management devices for dense electronic cabinets, B. Nassersharif
23) Raytheon, Inc.-Design of EMI/thermally conductive component shields using special rapid prototype composite materials, B. Nassersharif
24) Maxson Automatic Machinery, Inc.- Design of dual knife rotary paper cutter system, B. Nassersharif
25) Professor Nassersharif-Design of a new and innovative amphibious drone II, B. Nassersharif

Industrial & Systems

The Following Projects have Dr. Manbir Sodhi as the lead supervisor. Mr. Robert Wilson (graduate, URI 1962), previously a design engineer at Pratt and Whitney Jet Engine Division is a co-advisor for all projects

1. Tiffanys Robotics: Design of a robotics assisted parts placement process for manufacturing improvement.
2. Tiffanys Layout: Facilities layout for a future design facility in the Dominician Republic for product design and extension to manufacturing.
3. Glencore Recycling Design: Design of and selection of equipment for electronics end of life goods recycling and metals recovery.
4. Dartex Coatings: A New Product Application Selection process to explore manufacturing and market opportunities for coated fabrics.
5. Taco Comfort Systems: An interface system between design and sales to document component and system capabilities for advanced heating and cooling systems developed by Taco.
6. Custom Molding Products: Development of 3D printing based manufacturing processes for casting polyurethanes and for continuous casting of tubing.
7. Frito Lay Layout Design: Development of work and layout procedures for special product shipping for Frito Lay at their Killingly Facility in Connecticut.


2016-2017 Academic Year Department of Ocean Engineering

Understanding and predicting beach erosion along the southern coast of Rhode Island
Faculty advisors: S. Grilli, A. Grilli, and R. Hashemi

Problem Statement: Nearly 40% of the US population lives in the coastal zone, and can be affected by storm-induced coastal flooding and erosion. Studies suggest that the long-term rate of sandy beach erosion are orders of magnitude larger than that of sea level rise (SLR). Some shorelines of the southern coast of RI are retreating at a rate of 1 meter per year (Fig. 1). Despite the importance of this issue, there is no tool to predict the erosion rates or response of the beaches in this area to storms based on the environmental forcing (wave climate, sediment budget).

Design and Testing of an Acoustic Surveying - Autonomous Surface Vehicle (AS-ASV)
OCE-495/6 Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Dr. Harold “Bud” Vincent

This project will focus on the design and testing of an ASV for the specific mission of Acoustic Surveying. The project will utilize the existing Propane-Electric Hybrid Catamaran ASV initiated under the URI Research Development Grant in 2014-2015 (see photo below).
The project focus will be on an open, flexible and extensible design of the system to support both active and passive sonar surveys as well as acoustic positioning and navigation. Such a design will facilitate use of the ASV as a surveying platform as well as a development and testing platform for new acoustic system concepts. Examples of these new concepts include Synthetic Aperture Sub-Bottom Profiling and Mobile Underwater Acoustic Control of AUV’s. Key design constraints will be provided to the students.

Title: Using laser vibrometers to measure vibration of marine sediments, soils and ice
Faculty advisors: Prof. Gopu R. Potty and Prof. James H. Miller

Description:
Laser vibrometers remotely sense surface vibrations and are useful in a variety of engineering problems in ocean, land and space environments. Profs. Potty and Miller have been using a commercial off the shelf (COTS) laser for measuring interface waves on land, at sea and the laboratory.

Spaulding, Baxter, Swanson
ABSTRACT
Storm surge and sea level rise are significant challenges facing coastal communities, and the Misquamicut Beach community is one of the most vulnerable communities in the State to flooding and storm damage (Figure 1). The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has recently conducted an economic risk assessment of Misquamicut involving different mitigation strategies such as barriers (e.g. revetments, artificial dunes) and incentivizing elevation of homes.

TITLE: Design of an Underwater Acoustic Positioning System

Vincent, Hu

ABSTRACT:
This project will focus on the design of an underwater acoustic positioning system. The system will consist of two parts. Surface buoys integrated with GPS receivers that will transmit wide bandwidth acoustic signals. Subsurface receivers on underwater vehicles that will process the surface transmitted signals to precisely determine the submerged location. A key component of the project will be the transducer design, which must be optimized for high efficiency over a wide band coupled with an ability to form and steer a desired beam.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

(http://www.egr.uri.edu)

The Chester H. Kirk Center for Advanced Technology houses the College of Engineering's Engineering Computer Center (ECC), 24,000 sq. ft. of research laboratory space, and a 150-seat auditorium with full multimedia and internet capabilities.

The Kirk Building also houses "The Discovery Center", a state-of-the-art computer facility with extensive multimedia and internet capabilities, used for classroom instruction and research activities. (http://www.egr.uri.edu/ecc/)

The International Engineering Program (IEP) offers dual-degree programs at the Bachelors (B.S.), Masters (M.S.), and Doctoral (Ph.D.) levels. (http://www.uri.edu/iep/)

At the Bachelors level, the IEP dual degrees are a B.S. in chosen field of engineering, and a BA in chosen language. The undergraduate dual-degree program includes a six-month paid internship or research opportunity in countries including Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Spain, and Switzerland.

Associated BA degrees include the following:

1. IEP-German = B.S. in Engineering and B.A. in German
2. IEP-French = B.S. in Engineering and B.A. in French
3. IEP-Spanish = B.S. in Engineering and B.A. in Spanish
4. IEP-Chinese = B.S. in Engineering and B.A. in Chinese
5. IEP-Italian= B.S. in Engineering and B.A. in Italian

At the graduate level, the dual degrees offered are:

1) M.S. (USA) and Engineering Diplom (Technische Universitat Braunschweig (TUB), Germany)
2) Ph.D. (USA) and Doctor of Engineering (D. Eng.) (Technische Universitat Braunschweig (TUB), Germany)

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Chemical Engineering 5 2 2 9
Civil and Environmental Engineering 2 5 3 10
Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering 13 4 5 22
Mechanical & Industrial and Systems Engineering 13 2 4 19
Ocean Engineering 5 0 4 9
Undeclared Engineering 0 0 0 0
Totals: 38 13 18 69

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
Chemical Engineering 0 1 1 0.00
Civil and Environmental Engineering 1 3 4 0.00
Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering 0 5 5 0.00
Mechanical & Industrial and Systems Engineering 1 7 8 0.00
Ocean Engineering 0 2 2 0.00
Undeclared Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 2 18 20 0.00

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical & Industrial and Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Ocean Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Undeclared Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 0 0 0 0.00

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

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

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 12 1
Mechanical & Industrial and Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 13 0
Ocean Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Undeclared Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 1 0 12 0 1 0 0 0 23 1 0 0 37 1

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 3
Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 1
Mechanical & Industrial and Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Ocean Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Undeclared Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 4 3 0 0 6 7

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
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 1
Mechanical & Industrial and Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1
Ocean Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 1
Undeclared Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 14 4

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

University Undergraduate Admission Requirements:

(http://www.uri.edu/admission/freshmanrequirements.html)

A minimum of 18 units of college (secondary school) preparatory work are expected:
4 in English
3 in algebra and plane geometry
2 in a physical or natural science
2 in history or social science
2 in the same foreign language
5 Additional units to total 18

Engineering applicants must complete 4 units of mathematics (including precalculus or calculus), 3 units of physical science classes with hands-on laboratories (including 1 unit of physics, 2 other physical sciences, chemistry is recommended)

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Admission to the College of Engineering. To be admitted to the COE, students must complete at least 24 credits (including transfer credits) with a grade point average of 2.00 or better, and must also complete the following required courses with a grade point average of 2.00 or better and a grade of “C-“ or better in each course: CHM 101/102; EGR 105, 106; MTH 141, 142; PHY 203/273; and either PHY 204/274 or CHM 112/114.

http://web.uri.edu/catalog/engineering/

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Completed common application, including the $65 application fee
Copy of passport
Official secondary school transcripts in native language (or certified true copies) and official English translation. If the documents are not in English, you must submit both an official copy and a certified English translation. If applicable, you must provide official results and certificates of completion from national secondary examinations
If English is not your first language, you are required to demonstrate English proficiency. You must submit the official results of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or the Pearson Test of English. The minimum requirements for the TOEFL are paper-based 550 or iBt score of 79. Minimum requirement for the IELTS is a 6.5, and the minimum requirement for the Pearson Test of English is 53
Personal Essay (Pharmacy applicants must include an additional paragraph explaining your choice of major)
SAT or ACT scores are optional, but recommended for scholarship consideration. Scores must be submitted electronically (SAT code: 3919/ACT code: 3818)
One letter of recommendation; two are required for students applying to the pharmacy program
Final transcripts of all work in progress must be submitted immediately upon completion. It is expected that such study will be concluded satisfactorily

http://www.uri.edu/admission/InternationalHome.html

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Completed common application, including the $65 application fee
Copy of passport
Official secondary school transcripts in native language (or certified true copies) and official English translation. If the documents are not in English, you must submit both an official copy and a certified English translation. If applicable, you must provide official results and certificates of completion from national secondary examinations
If English is not your first language, you are required to demonstrate English proficiency. You must submit the official results of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or the Pearson Test of English. The minimum requirements for the TOEFL are paper-based 550 or iBt score of 79. Minimum requirement for the IELTS is a 6.5, and the minimum requirement for the Pearson Test of English is 53
Personal Essay (Pharmacy applicants must include an additional paragraph explaining your choice of major)
SAT or ACT scores are optional, but recommended for scholarship consideration. Scores must be submitted electronically (SAT code: 3919/ACT code: 3818)
One letter of recommendation; two are required for students applying to the pharmacy program
Final transcripts of all work in progress must be submitted immediately upon completion. It is expected that such study will be concluded satisfactorily

http://www.uri.edu/admission/InternationalHome.html

Residency Requirements

Residency Requirements:

http://www.uri.edu/admission/Residency.html

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

College of Engineering Admission Requirements for Transfer Students:

To be admitted to the COE, students must complete at least 24 credits (including transfer credits) with a grade point average of 2.00 or better, and must also complete the following required courses with a grade point average of 2.00 or better and a grade of “C-“ or better in each course: CHM 101/102; EGR 105, 106; MTH 141, 142; PHY 203/273; and either PHY 204/274 or CHM 112/114. http://web.uri.edu/catalog/engineering/


University Transfer Admission Requirements

Transfer students are those who have completed 24 or more hours of transferable college coursework. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 is required, but most successful applicants have much higher grade point averages. Certain programs may require a higher GPA or specific prerequisite courses. Candidates accepted with transfer credit are classified as freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors according to the number of credits accepted for transfer. The transfer of general education credits is described on page 35 [URI catalog]. Students may apply to URI teacher education programs only after acceptance by an academic department. Some programs restrict enrollment of new transfer students to the fall semester only.

Transfer students must submit transcripts directly to URI from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not they expect or desire credit for such work. High school records must also be submitted. Transfer candidates must be in good standing and eligible to return to the institutions they attended previously. Credit is not awarded for course work taken prior to admission to URI and disclosed after acceptance. Credit will only be given for courses in which the student earned a final grade of C or better.

Credit transferred from other schools is limited by the following restrictions: 1) no more than half of the credits URI requires for graduation can be transferred from two year institutions; 2) students must earn at URI at least one-half of the credits required for a major, at least one-half of the credits required for a minor, and at least one-fourth of the credits required for graduation; 3) only grades earned for course work at URI are included in the calculation of a student’s grade point average.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 13
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 8

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

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

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $12,884 $28,874
Room & Board: $12,300 $12,300
Books & Supplies: $1,200 $1,200
Other Expenses: $1,800 $1,800
Estimated avg. course load per term: 15 15
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: Yes

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Additional Financial Aid Information

FINANCIAL AID:

http://web.uri.edu/enrollment/financial-aid/

TUITION AND FEES:

http://web.uri.edu/enrollment/tuition-and-fees/

NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL TUITION PROGRAM:

http://web.uri.edu/admission/regional-tuition-majors/

If you are a resident of a New England state other then Rhode Island, The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) provides discounted tuition for a select group of majors (NEBHE website: http://www.nebhe.org/programs-overview/rsp-tuition-break/overview/). Tuition and fees are estimated and subject to change.

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 2,373
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 1,669
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 380
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 62%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 650 580
Reading Range: 610 520
Writing Range: 590 500
Combined Range: 1260 1100
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 28 25
Composite Range: 29 24

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 58 45 54 49 206 9
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 30 43 38 51 162 14
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 49 41 41 62 193 9
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 28 27 25 30 110 7
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 24 24 28 38 114 8
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.S.) 17 10 14 23 64 3
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 92 110 86 121 409 16
Ocean Engineering (B.S.) 32 31 31 41 135 5
Undeclared Engineering (B.S.) 72 7 0 0 79 2
Totals: 402 338 317 415 1472 73

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 1 0 33 0
Women 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 1 0 25 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 15 0 0 0 19 1
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 11 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 32 1 0 0 38 2
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 2 0 11 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 25 1
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 21 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 0
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 12 0
Women 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 6 1 5 0 0 0 5 1 1 1 0 0 60 0 5 0 82 3
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 10 0
Ocean Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 18 0
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 14 0
Undeclared Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 49 1 0 0 59 1
Women 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 13 1
Totals: 14 2 21 2 25 1 0 0 21 1 5 2 0 0 303 2 13 0 402 10

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 22 2 0 0 27 2
Women 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 18 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 1 0 0 28 1
Women 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 15 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 1 0 31 0
Women 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 10 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 15 1 2 0 21 1
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 15 0 1 0 22 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 7 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 9 0 6 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 77 1 2 0 103 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0
Ocean Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 24 2 1 0 27 2
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Undeclared Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 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
Totals: 13 0 17 0 17 0 0 0 18 0 11 1 0 0 252 7 10 0 338 8

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 30 1 0 0 35 2
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 19 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 2 0 0 26 4
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 12 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 29 0 1 0 31 1
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 10 1
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 24 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 15 3 1 0 26 4
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 9 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 5 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 1 2 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 67 1 0 0 82 3
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
Ocean Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 1 0 0 21 1
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 10 0
Undeclared 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: 6 1 7 2 22 2 0 0 8 0 13 3 0 0 257 11 4 0 317 19

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 2 3 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 26 1 0 0 35 4
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 1 0 0 14 1
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 1 2 0 0 28 4 1 0 41 6
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 10 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 5 1 2 0 0 0 38 2 1 0 54 3
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 0 0 8 2
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 2 0 4 1 0 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 13 1 1 0 29 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 21 2 2 0 34 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 1 1 0 12 2
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 11 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 8 2 8 0 0 0 3 1 3 0 0 0 83 6 4 0 109 9
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 12 0
Ocean Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 2 0 0 28 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 13 0
Undeclared 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: 9 0 24 6 31 2 0 0 25 3 15 2 0 0 300 23 11 0 415 36

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 0 5 2 0 3 2 0 24 2 38 22 16
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 26 1 32 22 10
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 2 9 5 0 0 2 0 40 3 61 50 11
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 0 1 6 0 1 0 0 8 2 18 16 2
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 0 4 4 0 3 6 0 16 0 33 32 1
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.S.) 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 15 0 18 10 8
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 2 11 7 0 2 2 0 61 0 85 78 7
Ocean Engineering (B.S.) 0 6 1 0 1 1 0 13 1 23 15 8
Undeclared Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 4 39 28 0 11 14 0 203 9 308 245 63

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 4 1 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 15 9 2 0 38
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 18 8 1 0 32
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 6 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 34 6 2 1 61
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 1 0 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 2 0 18
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 6 0 0 0 15 1 0 0 33
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 6 0 0 18
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 10 1 7 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 55 6 0 0 85
Ocean Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 10 3 0 1 23
Undeclared Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 4 0 31 8 21 7 0 0 8 3 10 4 0 0 164 39 7 2 308

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

(http://www.uri.edu/iep/)

The International Engineering Program (IEP) offers dual-degree programs at the Bachelor's level. The IEP dual degrees are a B.S. in chosen field of engineering, and a B.A. in chosen language. The undergraduate dual-degree program includes a six-month paid internship in Brazil, Canada (Quebec), China, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Spain, or Switzerland.

Associated B.A. degrees include the following:

1. IEP-German = B.S. in Engineering and B.A. in German
2. IEP-French = B.S. in Engineering and B.A. in French
3. IEP-Spanish = B.S. in Engineering and B.A. in Spanish
4. IEP-Chinese = B.S. in Engineering and B.A. in Chinese
5. IEP-Italian = B.S. in Engineering and B.A. in Italian

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

29

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Day Optional
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Day Optional
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Day Optional
Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Day Optional
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Day Optional
Industrial and Systems Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Day Optional
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Day Optional
Ocean Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Day Optional
Undeclared Engineering (B.S.) no Both None

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

B.S. degree in engineering, applied mathematics, or other technical disciplines.

Students with a non-engineering background may be required to make up deficiencies by taking appropriate undergraduate courses. Individual applicants are evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the specific department program they are applying for.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Same as for College of Engineering.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students:

http://web.uri.edu/graduate-school/apply/international-applicants/

To be considered for admission to master's or doctoral level graduate programs, the Graduate School requires that you have completed a baccalaureate degree at an accredited institution in the United States OR the equivalent of a four-year degree at an international university. Please note that three-year bachelor's degrees from India and some Asian countries are not considered equivalent; applicants with these degrees must undertake additional coursework before becoming eligible for graduate study at URI.

Language Requirement:

Applicants whose native language is not English must submit an official test report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) taken with the past two years. You must arrange for ETS to report your scores directly to URI. The ETS institution code for URI is 3919 and you do not need to specify a department. Required scores on the Internet-based (iBT) and Computer-based TOEFL are: An overall score of 80 or more AND meet the minimum in each individual area Reading 20, Writing 22, Listening 17, Speaking 17; the suggested minimum speaking score for international teaching assistants is 23. If a prospective student is below the minimum in one area by two points, or in two areas by one point, but has an overall score of 80 or above, it is at the discretion of the department if they wish to consider the student for admission. Please note that the overall score is not determined by adding the minima of individual areas, it is an overall score that gives prospective students the best chance of success in our graduate programs.The minimum score on the Paper-based TOEFL is 550. Individual programs may require a higher score; please check the graduate catalog for details on specific programs. Some departments may accept scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the Pearson Test of English, or the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) in place of TOEFL scores; please check with the department. The required minimum score on the IELTS is 6.5. The required minimum ranking on the CEFR is B2. The required minimum scores on the Pearson Test of English are: Reading 53, Writing 59, Listening 47, and Speaking 47; the suggested minimum speaking score for international teaching assistants is 62.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same as for resident students.

Residency Requirements

http://www.uri.edu/admission/Residency.html

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

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

Graduate Group 1 Graduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $13,362 $25,772
Room & Board: $13,900 $13,900
Books & Supplies: $2,150 $2,150
Other Expenses: $2,000 $2,000
Estimated avg. course load per term: 9 9
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: Yes

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Additional Financial Aid Information

FINANCIAL AID:

http://web.uri.edu/enrollment/financial-aid/

TUITION AND FEES:

http://web.uri.edu/enrollment/tuition-and-fees/

NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL TUITION PROGRAM:

http://www.uri.edu/gsadmis/NERresidency.html

Some graduate programs at each of the public universities in New England participate in the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) Tuition Break program (http://www.nebhe.org/content/view/18/54/), which provides discounted tuition for New England residents who enroll in approved programs at public universities outside of their home state.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF REGIONAL RESIDENCY?

Permanent, legal residents of New England states (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI and VT) may be eligible for a reduced tuition rate at a New England public institution outside of their home state IF the program they are enrolled in participates in the Tuition Break program.

To be approved for the Tuition Break program, the degree program offered by a specific public college or university in another New England state(s) must not be offered by a state college or university in your home state.

The approved degree programs do not necessarily include every program for which residents might expect to be eligible. Participating colleges and universities may decide against offering certain programs, such as those which are highly competitive. Also, some specialized degree programs are not offered by any of New England's public colleges and universities.

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 214
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 135
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 59

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
Chemical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 6 5
Women 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.)
Men 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 1 0 12 3
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 2
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 1 0 7 13
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
Manufacturing Engineering (M.S.)
Men 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 1
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (M.S.)
Men 1 1 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 10 0 0 6 20
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Ocean Engineering (M.S.)
Men 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 10 0 0 12 10
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 21 3 3 7 3 5 0 1 2 5 0 2 0 0 27 39 2 0 58 62

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
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 1
Women 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 1
Women 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 2
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 15 1
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Industrial & Systems Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (Ph.D.)
Men 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 9 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ocean Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 7 4
Women 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Totals: 51 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 10 0 0 67 14

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
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 2 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 6 0 11 10 1
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 8 5 3
Manufacturing Engineering (M.S.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 1
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (M.S.) 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 13 0 18 17 1
Ocean Engineering (M.S.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 7 6 1
Totals: 11 3 2 0 0 1 0 33 0 50 42 8

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
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3
Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 11
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 8
Manufacturing Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (M.S.) 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 18
Ocean Engineering (M.S.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 7
Totals: 8 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 29 4 0 0 50

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
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 3 0 3
Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 11 0 11
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 8 0 8
Manufacturing Engineering (M.S.) 3 0 3
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (M.S.) 18 0 18
Ocean Engineering (M.S.) 7 0 7
Totals: 50 0 50

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
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 2
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 7 5 2
Industrial & Systems Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 1
Ocean Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0
Totals: 4 3 0 0 1 0 0 10 0 18 11 7

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
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Civil and Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7
Industrial & Systems Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Ocean Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Totals: 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 0 0 18

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
Chemical Engineering
Total#: 23 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $339,005 Industry: $146,703 Priv/Non: $417,244
State: $41,031 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $943,983
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Total#: 28 Foreign: $16,820 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $273,375 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $19,703
State: $222,357 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $532,255
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering
Total#: 34 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,399,806 Industry: $32,460 Priv/Non: $18,742
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,451,008
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical & Industrial and Systems Engineering
Total#: 26 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $765,835 Industry: $371,274 Priv/Non: $5,209
State: $9,509 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,151,827
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Ocean Engineering
Total#: 39 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $943,246 Industry: $226,405 Priv/Non: $0
State: $187,208 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,356,859
Totals:
Total#: 150 Foreign: $16,820 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $3,721,267 Industry: $776,842 Priv/Non: $460,898
State: $460,105 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $5,435,932

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
Bionanotechnology Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Computational Intelligence and Self-Adaptive Systems Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Dynamics Photomechanics Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
High Performance Computing Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Mechanics of Materials Research Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Mechatronics Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Microfluidics Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Network Security and Trust Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Rhode Island Consortium for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Rhode Island NSF EPSCoR
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Rhode Island Transportation Research Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Rhode Island Water Resources Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Sustainable & Environmental Technologies Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
The Sensors and Surface Technology Partnership
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Thermomechanics and Tribology Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Waterjet Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
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#: 150 Foreign: $16,820 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $3,721,267 Industry: $776,842 Priv/Non: $460,898
State: $460,105 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $5,435,932

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

Chemical Engineering

*Biochemical Engineering
*Environmental Engineering
*Materials Engineering
*Sensors and Surface Technology
*Transport Phenomena
*Energy Engineering
*Unit Operations
*Process Simulations
*Polymer Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

*Infrastructure Engineering
*Blast-Induced Liquefaction
*Geotechnical Engineering
*Geomechanics
*Geosynthetics
*Environmental Engineering
*Sustainable Engineering
*Water Resources Engineering
*Liquefaction of Saturated Soils
*Dynamic Loading of Soils
*Transportation Engineering
*Sensors and Sensor Networks
*Structural Health Monitoring

Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering

*Fiber Optics Communication
*Control Systems
*High Speed Computer Research
*Biomedical Instrumentation
*Integrated Circuits
*Power Engineering
*Smart Grid
*Cyber Security
*Digital Signal Processing
*Cyber Security
*Adaptive Systems

Mechanical & Industrial and Systems Engineering

*Air Pollution
*Automation and Robotics
*Biological Fluid Dynamics
*Composite Materials
*Computational Solid and Fluid Mechanics
*Damage Tracking and Failure Prediction
*Dynamic Material Behavior
*Explosive Loading of Engineering Materials
*Fracture and Fatigue
*High-Speed Experimental Mechanics
*Micro-Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics
*Micromechanical Material Behavior
*Precision Engineering
*Vibration
*Abrasive Water Jet Cutting
*Nuclear Power Engineering
*Wear of Materials
*Nuclear Systems
*Safety ENgineering

Ocean Engineering

*Marine Environmental Modeling
*Ocean Mapping Development
*Wave Dynamics
*Coastal Engineering
*Underwater Acoustics
*Offshore Power
*Environmental Monitoring
*Marine Geomechanics
*Ocean Renewable Energy
*Biomimetics

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Bionanotechnology Laboratory

The lab’s research emphasizes colloidal and interfacial science, self-assembly, and lipid biophysics.

Computational Intelligence and Self-Adaptive Systems Laboratory

Though innovative research, this lab designs intelligent computing systems that can think and act like a human brain.

Dynamics Photomechanics Laboratory

Established in 1981, the Dynamic Photomechanics Laboratory (DPML) at the University of Rhode Island brings together those professionals and students who share an interest in the general area of Solid Mechanics. The main objective of the DPML is to conduct collaborative research and develop excellence in these fields.

High Performance Computing Laboratory

This lab develops approaches to increasing the speeds of computers whether though faster data retrieval or smarter memory hierarchy.

Mechanics of Materials Research Laboratory

Established in 1981 by Professor Hamouda Ghonem with the mission of developing a better understanding of the role of microstructure in time-dependent deformation and damage mechanisms of advanced engineering materials subjected to complex loading under extreme temperature and environmental conditions.

Mechatronics Laboratory

The lab was established by Professor Musa Jouaneh for conducting teaching and research in the field of mechatronics. The lab’s mission is to provide state-of-the-art facilities and experimental setups to learn and enjoy the field of mechatronics.

Microfluidics Laboratory

The Microfluids Laboratory leverages the latest innovations in mechanical and chemical engineering to produce cutting-edge biological detection systems.

Network Security and Trust Laboratory

With security an essential requirement in most network applications, this lab aims to develop trust establishment mechanisms that can stimulate collaboration among distributed computing and communication entities, facilitate the detection of untrustworthy entities, and assist decision-making in various protocols.

Rhode Island Consortium for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Established by Congress, the consortium is a joint initiative between the University of Rhode Island and Brown University focuses on enhancing Rhode Island’s competitiveness in nanoscience and nanotechnology by fostering research collaboration, building infrastructure and promoting corporate investment

Rhode Island NSF EPSCoR

Rhode Island’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) conducts groundbreaking research and develops academic talent in the science and technology fields to increase competitiveness in research and development, build a more capable workforce and fuel economic growth in the Ocean State.

Funded by the National Science Foundation, RI NSF EPSCoR brings together nine of the state’s public and private institutions of higher education in pursuit of a strong and sustainable marine ecosystem that serves as a foundation for Rhode Island’s economy and quality of life. This collaborative approach creates more productive partnerships across multiple disciplines, from science to art, and draws on the strength of the state’s collective diversity.

Rhode Island Transportation Research Laboratory

Through interdisciplinary research in the areas of intelligent transportation infrastructure and systems for all modes of transportation, the lab seeks to better our transportation infrastructure.

Rhode Island Water Resources Center

Chartered by Congress, the center is part of a network of institutes that promotes communication, multi-disciplinary research and policy analyses among members of the academic, government and private sector communities with water research expertise.

Sustainable & Environmental Technologies Laboratory

The lab’s mission is to develop, implement and evaluate efficient, safe and clean technologies to provide safe water for society.

The Sensors and Surface Technology Partnership

In 1995, the Faculty Senate at the University of Rhode Island approved a plan to support multidisciplinary research-educational partnerships. The goal of these partnerships was to encourage multidisciplinary research that emphasized student research and outreach to the non-academic community. In support of this program, Robert Carothers, President of the University, wrote, �It will be into these partnerships that we will put our precious resources, including institutional funding for research and services, matching money for federal and private grants, graduate assistantships, and undergraduate [support].� Five criteria were used to select the Partnerships: 1) relationship of the Partnership�s goal to the mission and reputation of the University; 2) criteria capacity of the participating personnel to succeed; 3) likelihood of the Partnership achieving external funding and reaching self-sustaining status; 4) opportunities for student collaboration; and 5) curricular and service opportunities that the Partnership could provide. Out of ten proposals, the Provost�s Office selected four Partnerships that best met these criteria. Thus in 1996, the Sensors and Surface Technology Partnership (SST) was created. The Partnership currently consists of faculty members from the Departments of Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Food Science, and several different Universities. The primary focus areas established by the SST include microsensors, nanofabrication and microstructural engineering, coatings for corrosion resistance, and integrated circuits.

Thermomechanics and Tribology Laboratory

he laboratory makes use of experiments and analytical models in the areas of continuum mechanics to solve real-world engineering problems by implementing rational design. Tribological problems related to contact and fluid mechanics are of special interest.

Waterjet Laboratory

Established in 1984, the Waterjet Research Laboratory is a first-class research center in the field of abrasive waterjet machining.

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • *Acoustics and Underwater Acoustics
  • *Adaptive Systems
  • *Air Pollution Research
  • *Bioelectricity
  • *Biomedical Engineering
  • *Biomedical Instrumentation
  • *Biomimetics
  • *Blast-Induced Liquefaction of Saturated Soils
  • *Cardiac Physiology and Computational Modeling
  • *Coastal Groundwater Stormwater Management
  • *Composite Materials
  • *Computational Intelligence
  • *Computational Mechanics
  • *Control Systems
  • *Corrosion and Surfaces
  • *Cyber Securiity
  • *Damage Tracking and Failure Prediction
  • *Design for Manufacturing and Assembly
  • *Digital Signal Processing
  • *Dynamic Loading of Soils
  • *Explosive Loading of Engineering Materials
  • *Fiber Optics Communication
  • *Fluid Mechanics and Filtration
  • *Geomechanics
  • *Geosynthetics
  • *Geotechnical Engineering
  • *High Speed Computers
  • *Information Assurance
  • *Infrastructure Research
  • *Integrated Circuit Design
  • *Lean Manufacturing
  • *Lightweight Structures
  • *Liquefaction of Saturated Soils
  • *Machine Learning and Data Mining
  • *Manufacturing Vision Applications
  • *Marine Environmental Modeling
  • *Marine Geomechanics
  • *Marine Hydrodynamics and Geomechanics
  • *Micro-Heat Transfer Fluid Mechanics
  • *Microfluidics
  • *Modeling and Analysis of Neuromuscular Control
  • *Nanotechnology
  • *Network Security
  • *Neural Engineering
  • *Neural-Machine Interface
  • *Nuclear Engineering
  • *Nuclear Systems
  • *Ocean Energy Systems, Remote Sensing
  • *Ocean Mapping
  • *Offshore Power
  • *Offshore Renewable Energy
  • *Physiological Control
  • *Pollution Prevention
  • *Power Engineering
  • *Precision Engineering
  • *Process Engineering
  • *Rehabilitation Engineering
  • *Robotics and Design, Expert System
  • *Safety Engineering
  • *Sensors and Sensor Networks
  • *Sensors and Surface Technology
  • *Smart Grid
  • *Solid, Continuum, and Fracture Mechanics
  • *Structural Engineering
  • *Structural Health Monitoring
  • *Transportation Engineering
  • *VLSI/FPGA Design
  • *Vehicle Driver Distraction
  • *Vibration
  • *Virtual Reality
  • *Waterjet Machining
  • *Wave Dynamics and Coastal Engineering
  • *Wireless Communication and Networks
  • *Wireless Network Security

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Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

(http://web.uri.edu/iep/braunschweig-dual-degree-program/)

***Dual Degree M.S and Ph.D. Programs Offered***

***German Dual Degree Masters (M.S./M.S.) Program

The Dual Degree Master's Program was founded in collaboration with our partner university in Germany, the Technische Universität Braunschweig (TUB), and enables students to complete simultaneous master's degrees (M.S.) from both institutions over a two-year period. This project is generously supported by the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany with funds of the European Recovery Program of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi).

Initiatives at the graduate level are being sponsored by a $2.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through its new program in support of Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE). NSF is underwriting collaborative research at URI in the areas of Microfluidics and Lab-on-Chip Technology and is providing tuition and stipends for several graduate students over the next several years.

***German Dual Degree Doctoral Program Ph.D./Doktor

As part of its research and education activities sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the University of Rhode Island has developed a new optional doctoral program known as the Dual Degree Doctoral Program. Students in this curriculum are required to complete all traditional requirements of a Ph.D. in the engineering disciplines as well as those of the German Doktor der Ingenieurwissenschaften. Dual Degree Doctoral candidates spend one and one-half years at the partner university and submit a thesis for defense which is deemed acceptable by the faculty of both institutions.

Because students in these two programs are carrying out a portion of their study programs at the Technische Universität Braunschweig in Germany, these opportunities will be particularly attractive to students with strong engineering undergraduate backgrounds and capability in the German language.

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Chemical Engineering
Appointments: 0 4 6 0 10
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Appointments: 0 4 8 0 12
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering
Appointments: 0 8 16 0 24
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Mechanical & Industrial and Systems Engineering
Appointments: 0 8 6 0 14
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Ocean Engineering
Appointments: 0 3 7 0 10
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 0 28 43 0 71

Appointments by Research Center

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Graduate Research Center Fellowships RA Other Total Appts.
Bionanotechnology Laboratory
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Computational Intelligence and Self-Adaptive Systems Laboratory
Appointments: 0 4 0 4
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Dynamics Photomechanics Laboratory
Appointments: 0 6 0 6
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
High Performance Computing Laboratory
Appointments: 0 5 0 5
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Mechanics of Materials Research Laboratory
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Mechatronics Laboratory
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Microfluidics Laboratory
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Network Security and Trust Laboratory
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Rhode Island Consortium for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Appointments: 0 1 0 1
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Rhode Island NSF EPSCoR
Appointments: 0 1 0 1
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Rhode Island Transportation Research Laboratory
Appointments: 0 1 0 1
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Rhode Island Water Resources Center
Appointments: 0 1 0 1
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Sustainable & Environmental Technologies Laboratory
Appointments: 0 1 0 1
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
The Sensors and Surface Technology Partnership
Appointments: 0 2 0 2
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Thermomechanics and Tribology Laboratory
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Waterjet Laboratory
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 0 22 0 22