Engineering Student Services

The College of Engineering offers a wide variety of academic services to support students through their academic journey.  If you are not sure where to find the help you need, start at the Student Development Center! We are located in 3612 SC, on the 3rd floor of the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences. In the SDC, you will find first year and undeclared Academic Advising, Global Engineering (study abroad & international) advising, Professional Development, and the free Tutoring Center! On the second floor of the Seamans Center you will find the Hanson Center for Technical Communication and the Lichtenberger Engineering Library. 

All currently enrolled engineering students are required to meet with an academic advisor once a semester, prior to registering for the next semester courses. Advising for undeclared/first year engineering students takes place in the Student Development Center. Students are required to sign up for a time to meet with an professional advisor, Josh Atcher, Anat Levtov, or  Nancy Schneider before registration begins. Chemical Engineering first year students and students in their second year who have declared a major will met with a faculty advisor.

By meeting with academic advisors, students are able to discuss current courses, major options, plan course selection and be authorized to register, as well as discuss any other issues.

Learn more about Academic Advising.

Engineering Professional Development is committed to:

  • helping students develop lifelong professional skills to launch successful careers after graduation
  • connect students with employers who are seeking top engineering talent
  • facilitate connections between students, employers, and faculty/staff to better serve our engineering community and foster student success

Engineering Professional Development partners with the Pomerantz Career Center to offer a wide range of services and programs to assist students, employers, and faculty/staff.

Learning abroad experiences can help engineering students develop some or all of these characteristics of global competence. In fact, global opportunities for students is becoming increasingly important, as it is very likely that, regardless of discipline, engineering graduates will interact with customers and colleagues across the globe. Because engineering graduates are very likely to work on international teams performing research and development, design, manufacturing, etc., they need exposure to other cultures and languages during their undergraduate career to help them better understand cultural differences.

The College of Engineering and the University of Iowa offer a wide range of academic resources to support student academic achievement. Within the walls of the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences, students will find the Hanson Center for Technical Communication, the Lichtenberger Engineering Library, and the Engineering Tutorial Center, all of which offer free support resources to Engineering students. Students will find many additional academic resources across campus including private tutoring, supplemental instruction, and subject based help labs.

Students may also utilize College of Engineering Academic Peer Advisors to answer questions or concerns. They offer advice on their respective majors, course combinations, course loads, and share their personal experiences through their journey to a career in engineering.  Peer Advisors are available in the Student Development Center, 3612 SC for assistance.

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Civil and Environmental Engineering

CEE students spent three weeks in India learning about water proverty in rural areas

The India Winterim course on Water Poverty in Rural India spent three weeks in India over the winter break.

In this course, students learned about the freshwater crisis in the poor rural agricultural Mewat District, located only 50 miles south of Delhi. The class partners with the...

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

UI grads invent first autonomous training device for football receivers

Nate Pierotti was a third-year engineering student at the University of Iowa when he told friends Connor Early and Sawyer Theisen about an idea to revolutionize the sport of football around the country. At that time, Pierotti said, the Seeker was born.

The Seeker is a robot that throws...

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Fluids Lab Open House 1-18

You are cordially invited to the new Engineering Fluids Laboratories Open House on Friday, January 18, from 11am to 3pm. The labs are located at 1070 and 1074 SC in the SC annex.

Highlights include:

interactive stations including high-speed imaging, electronic test...
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Events

Peace Corps Information Session

Monday, January, 28 - 1:00 pm

Come learn about current volunteer opportunities with the Peace Corps as well as the application process. This event is open to the public. The Peace Corps sends Americans with a passion for...

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Company Information - Learn & Create Class

Tuesday, February, 5 - 2:30 pm

The Career Fair is coming up on Feb. 7th. Want to learn more about the companies you’ll be talking with? This class will teach you to use several different databases to find company information and...

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Spring 2019 Engineering Career Fair

Thursday, February, 7 - 12:00 pm

The Spring 2019 Engineering Career Fair will be geared towards engineering and computer science students graduating in May 2019 as well as students seeking summer and fall 2019...

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Frequently Asked Questions

As of Fall 2016, there were 2,276 undergraduates and 300 grad students.

Ratio of women to men (this is based on the Registrar's office official count): 25% women, 75% men (overall)

We employ 108 tenured and tenure-track professors. The break down is as follows: 50 professors, 25 associate professors, 19 assistant professors, and 14 lecturers. We also have 180 dedicated professional and scientific, and merit staff members.

A substantial amount! There are more than 14,800 known living alumni world-wide!

As an undergraduate student, you can study Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or be Undeclared Engineering for the first three semesters.

The College of Engineering offers a wide variety of services to support students through their academic journey.  If you are not sure where to find the help you need, start at the Student Development Center! We are located in 3612 SC, on the 3rd floor of the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences. In the SDC, you will find first year and undeclared Academic Advising, Global Engineering (study abroad & international) advising, Professional Development, and the free Tutoring Center! On the second floor of the Seamans Center you will find the  Hanson Center for Technical Communication and the Lichtenberger Engineering Library. 

  • Some of the services offered by these offices include:
  • Peer Academic Advisors - help with scheduling, EFAs, and questions about your major
  • Professional Development Peer Advisors - walk-in resume reviews and other career-related advice
  • Free tutoring - offered five nights a week for a variety of courses 
  • Ask HCTC - an on-line writing help desk
  • Tool Library - check out a variety of tools from the Lichtenberger Engineering Library
  • And more!