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Week of Welcome


David Hahn Takes the Helm As 14th Dean of College

David Hahn Takes the Helm
As 14th Dean of College

Low-Cost Smartphone Device Detects Norovirus Instantly at Its Source

Low-Cost Smartphone Device Detects
Norovirus Instantly at Its Source

Students Driving Autonomous Vehicles Toward Safer Future

Students Driving Autonomous
Vehicles Toward Safer Future

Alumnus Helps Asteroid-Orbiting OSIRIS-REx Break World Records

Alumnus Helps Asteroid-Orbiting
OSIRIS-REx Break World Records

Coming Events

AUG 23-SEPT 14

Week of Welcome
WOW – barbecue with the dean, ice cream social, club showcase, pancake brunch, mentoring and more – several events over the first three weeks of the semester get Wildcat Engineers off on the right paws.


Make It Happen:
Graduate Student Entrepreneurship

Learn how research makes its way from concept to marketplace success. Join Tech Launch Arizona for lunch, as guest speakers show how your work can grow into an exciting career path through invention and entrepreneurship. To attend, please register.

OCT 27-NOV 2

Homecoming 2019
Mark your calendars and start off the action-packed weekend right. Remember to register for the annual Engineers Breakfast.

More Events >



At the UA College of Engineering, voices are diverse, teaching is tied to the real world, and students graduate ready to join a global workforce. Come get your undergraduate or graduate engineering degree at one of the top-ranked research universities in the nation, at a cost well below most other engineering schools. Roll up your sleeves and get down to work with renowned faculty and industry experts tackling some of the world’s most pressing engineering problems. Discover your passion in one of 15 UA Engineering majors. And remember, we will be there for you every step of the way.

Infinite Possibilities

Student Perspectives

Gordon Downs

Gordon Downs

Mars Science Laboratory team

“It’s a testament to my education at the University of Arizona that an undergrad can have the opportunity to contribute to such significant science. I feel really lucky!”

Gordon Downs, Mars Science Laboratory team
Roslyn Norman

Roslyn Norman

U.S. Marine Corps veteran

“A lot of people don’t see the creative side of engineering, but that’s really what it is: You have to creatively problem solve to make something better than what you started with.”

Roslyn Norman, U.S. Marine Corps veteran
Edson Guebe

Edson Guebe

Mining Lab intern

“They’re doing a better job preparing us for careers after college than many universities do. They teach you the skills you really need in the industry.”

Edson Guebe, San Xavier Underground Mining Lab intern
Leah Kaplan

Leah Kaplan

Class of 2018

“This is an avenue where I can be the voice of science and technology, and bring in the voice of developing nations to make sure we’re helping everyone, not just a select group of people.”

Leah Kaplan, Class of 2018

Scientists dream of doing great things. Engineers do them.

Fast Facts
The UA College of Engineering has eight departments and offers 15 undergraduate degrees, including joint programs with other colleges. UA Wildcats enjoy 350 days of sunshine surrounded by sky islands rising 9,000 feet in the Arizona Sonoran Desert. Our work-ready graduates are the entrepreneurs developing high-tech companies, advancing engineering research and creating products that improve quality of life.

Research Focus Areas

Research and education go hand in hand at the UA College of Engineering, which has a 15-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio. We support more than 200 graduate research assistants and have hundreds of engineering undergraduates in our laboratories. Joining with researchers across campus, at other universities and throughout the world, faculty and students are working on more than 100 highly complex projects that require a wide array of skills and talent.

sustainability and infrastructures

sustainability and infrastructures

Sustainability and Infrastructures

water reuse, solar power, biofuels and intelligent traffic systems
biomedical systems and devices

biomedical systems and devices

Biomedical Systems and Devices

disease diagnostics, implants and wearable medical devices
Aerospace and Homeland Security

Defense and
Homeland Security

Defense and Homeland Security

hypersonic flight, secure quantum communication and space surveillance
Quantum Information and Materials

advanced materials and manufacturing

Advanced Materials and Manufacturing

quantum photonic sensing and sustainable semiconductor manufacturing