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University of Rhode Island - 2016

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Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics


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. (

The International Engineering Program (IEP) offers dual-degree programs at the Bachelors (B.S.), Masters (M.S.), and Doctoral (Ph.D.) levels. (

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)