Undergraduate Programs

The College of Engineering is one of 11 Colleges that comprise The University of Iowa. With educational courses dating back over 100 years, the College today has an enrollment of approximately 2,300 students -- 2,000 of whom are undergraduates. About 50% of undergraduate enrollment comes from the state of Iowa. Women make up about 20% of undergraduates in Engineering @ Iowa -- higher than the national average of 17%.

The College offers undergraduate (BSE) engineering degrees in the following:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

2058 undergraduates were enrolled in the College of Engineering in fall 2013 (10 day enrollment data).  Of these, 139 were undeclared engineering majors or non-degree seeking students; 445 were Biomedical Engineering majors; 205 were Chemical Engineering majors; 264 were Civil Engineering majors; 367 were Electrical Engineering majors; 162 were Industrial Engineering majors; and 476 were Mechanical Engineering majors.  

236 students graduated in May 2013 with the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE).  Of these 46 were Biomedical Engineering majors; 23 were Chemical Engineering majors; 58 were Civil Engineering majors; 38 were Electrical Engineering majors; 21 were Industrial Engineering majors; and 50 were Mechanical Engineering majors.
 
The University of Iowa six year graduation rate for all engineering first-year college students in 2007 was 80%. Most of the attrition occurs between the first and second years.  Approximately 90% of engineering first-year students return for their second year.

All six undergraduate engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org).