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Graduate Student Researching More Affordable Wastewater Treatment Options

Rebecca Mattson, a first-year Master's student in Environmental Engineering, is expecting to graduate in 2018 ... but she's already thinking about the future. As a Minneapolis native, Mattson completed her undergraduate degree in Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering from the University of...

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Where students become engineers...and something more.

Engineering students at Iowa are smart, interesting people. They are also international travelers, Big Ten athletes, Hawkeye Marching Band members, leaders of student organizations, fraternity and sorority members, entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, hospital volunteers, student senators, dance marathoners, intramural competitors, researchers, and more. Explore our academic programs.

About the College of Engineering


Students are admitted directly from high school or another institution and can change majors at any time. There are no GPA cutoffs, quotas by department, and no "weeding out." Students study what they are interested in and passionate about.
Graduate Programs


The College has twenty research locations in six academic programs, four research centers, and interdisciplinary research efforts. Faculty, staff and students benefit from a variety of research experiences and backgrounds.
Research Highlights


The College is actively engaged in interdisciplinary research, much of which takes place in our research centers and institutes. Students and faculty know each other well and feel part of a unique engineering community.


We strive to ensure that students from groups traditionally underrepresented in engineering have the opportunity to realize their potential while also contributing their unique ideas, skills, talents, and strengths to the community.

Upcoming Events

Environmental Engineering & Science Graduate Seminar

Friday, January, 20 - 3:30 pm

Professor Jun Wang,  from the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, will present, "An introduction of ARROMA group in atmospheric and big data research." Individuals...

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STEM Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, January, 20 - 4:00 pm

Dr. Douglas Mupasiri, professor and head of mathematics at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), will be the featured speaker. The title of Mupasiri’s talk will be “Commemorating Dr....

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A few facts about our college

Median salary of our 2015-2016 graduates
Engineering specific student organizations
Engineering scholarships were awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year
Undergraduate placement rate
2015 first-year engineering students were women
(20% national average)
Engineering students complete internships, co-ops, undergrad research or study abroad
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