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The mission of the College of Engineering at the University of Delaware is to cultivate both learning and the advancement of knowledge in the engineering sciences, energy and environmental policy, and computer and information sciences. To this end, we provide all of our students with outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs so that they will know how to reason critically and independently yet cooperate productively. Our graduates should understand our culture, communicate clearly in writing and speech, and develop into informed citizens and leaders. The College encourages a strong tradition of applying its distinguished scholarship, research, and educational resources to serve the local, state, and national communities through collaborative efforts with individuals, industry, and government. The College of Engineering at the University of Delaware recognizes the increasing diversity of its students and faculty and, therefore, strives to create an atmosphere in which all people feel welcome to learn and participate in the free exchange of ideas.


The College of Engineering offers baccalaureate degrees in biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, electrical, computer, and mechanical engineering. We also offer baccalaureate degees in energy and environmental policy, computer science, and information systems.

The College offers minors in biochemical engineering; bioelectrical engineering; biomechanical engineering; civil engineering; electrical and computer engineering; computer science; energy and environmental policy; environmental engineering; environmental sustainability; materials science and engineering; nanoscale materials; sustainable energy technology; sustainable infrastructure; and bioinformatics.

The College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences also offer a joint five-year program which leads to a bachelor's degree in one of the engineering majors as well as a bachelor's degree from the College of Arts and Sciences (see Arts and Sciences-Engineering Double Degree).

4+1 Degrees

The College of Engineering offers several Bachelors/Masters Degree programs that allow well-qualified students to earn a Bachelors and Masters degree in an Engineering field. Current 4+1 Degree Programs exist in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The Materials Science and Engineering (MSEG) department offers a special 4+1 BS/MMSE program for highly-qualified undergraduate students from the University of Delaware. This program allows the student to earn a bachelor's degree from one of several partnering departments (including Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, and Biology, Chemistry, and Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences) and the Master's of Materials Science and Engineering (MMSE) degree in 5 years of full-time study at the University of Delaware.

Additionally, the College of Engineering and the Lerner College of Business and Economics offer a joint 5-year program that leads to a baccalaureate degree in an engineering major and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Lerner College of Business and Economics. Inquiry should be made to the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Advisement at (302) 831-8659 by March 1 of the sophomore year of engineering study.

Air Force ROTC

The University's Air Force ROTC program is also administered through the College of Engineering.

Common Fall Semester

Incoming Freshmen students majoring in an engineering field have the choice of being admitted directly into one of our seven Engineering majors or of entering the first fall semester as Engineering Undecided (EGU). Students who choose the EGU option begin their studies in the fall by taking a special set of courses called the Common Fall Semester. This set of courses has been designed to prepare EGU freshmen to choose any of the non-restricted Engineering majors in their spring semester (several majors have limited access due to space and GPA requirements). The Introduction to Engineering course taught in the fall semester lays out the nature of each engineering discipline so that students may make an informed choice of major during the latter part of the semester as they begin registration for the spring. Successful completion of the Common Fall Semester permits students to finish any engineering major in the normal four years, provided that they are on track with the calculus sequence for the chosen major.

Resources to Insure Successful Engineers

In addition to academic programs, the College of Engineering also maintains the Resources to Insure Successful Engineers (RISE) Program. RISE provides financial assistance, counseling, and social support to students from groups who are underrepresented in engineering, as well as others. The program begins with a pre-freshman Summer Enrichment Program and continues to graduation. Individuals should contact the Student Support Manager of the RISE Program at (302) 831-6315.


Curriculum Organization

University/College Breadth Requirements

Dean's Scholar Program

Academic Standards

Changing Major or Transferring into the College of Engineering

Air Force ROTC

Biomedical Engineering

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Computer and Information Sciences

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Energy and Environmental Policy

Materials Science and Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Sustainable Energy Technology

Arts and Sciences - Engineering Double Degree

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