Undergraduate Programs

The College of Engineering is one of 13 Colleges that comprise The University of Iowa. With educational courses dating back over 100 years, the College today has an enrollment of approximately 2,500 students -- 2,147 of whom are undergraduates. About 45% of the engineering undergraduates are residents of Iowa. Women make up more than 29% of the engineering freshman class in Engineering@Iowa -- higher than the national average of 20%.

The College offers undergraduate (BSE) engineering degrees in the following departments.  The Fall 2015 number of undergrads by major is listed, too:

  • Biomedical Engineering with 532 students (24.8% of the fall 2015 undergrad student enrollment)
  • Chemical & Biochemical Engineering with 234 students (10.9%)
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering with 229 students (10.7%)
  • Electrical Engineering with 355 students (16.5%)
  • Industrial Engineering with 161 students (7.5%)
  • Mechanical Engineering with 479 students (22.3%)
  • Undeclared Engineering (possible for first three semesters) with 146 students (6.8%)
  • And 20 students were non-degree-seeking (0.9%)

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).

 ABET Accredited