College of Engineering | University of Arizona
University of Arizona


Researchers Get $2.1M
to Develop 15-Minute MRI

Researchers Get $2.1M
to Develop 15-Minute MRI

Undergrad Works to ID
OSIRIS-REx Touchdown Site

Undergrad Works to ID
OSIRIS-REx Touchdown Site

$1.5M Gift to Help Shape
Biomedical Engineers

$1.5M Gift to Help Shape
Biomedical Engineers

Student-Run Rooftop Greenhouse Helps Stock Campus Pantry Year-Round

Student-Run Rooftop Greenhouse
Helps Stock Campus Pantry Year-Round

Coming Events


Bring your resumes to the largest student-run engineering career fair in Arizona! From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Union Memorial Center Grand Ballroom.


Lessons in Engineering Leadership
Register now for a Q&A with alumna Marla Smith-Nilson. Her organization, Water1st International, has bettered the lives of hundreds of thousands of people across the globe. Check out all the spring 2019 talks for students and alumni. They are free, and refreshments will be served.


Save the Date: Design Day 2019
Don’t miss one of the most exciting days of the year! Engineering Design Day 2019 features projects ranging from an agricultural grasshopper harvester to a CatSat for testing space communication.

More Events >



At the UA College of Engineering, voices are diverse, teaching is tied to the real world, and students graduate ready to join a global workforce. Come get your undergraduate or graduate engineering degree at one of the top-ranked research universities in the nation, at a cost well below most other engineering schools. Roll up your sleeves and get down to work with renowned faculty and industry experts tackling some of the world’s most pressing engineering problems. Discover your passion in one of 15 UA Engineering majors. And remember, we will be there for you every step of the way.

Infinite Possibilities

Student Perspectives

Gordon Downs

Leah Kaplan

honors student

“It’s a testament to my education at the University of Arizona that an undergrad can have the opportunity to contribute to such significant science. I feel really lucky!”

Gordon Downs, Mars Science Laboratory team
Roslyn Norman

Peter Mather


“A lot of people don’t see the creative side of engineering, but that’s really what it is: You have to creatively problem solve to make something better than what you started with.”

Roslyn Norman, U.S. Marine Corps veteran
Edson Guebe

Victoria Lantzy


“They’re doing a better job preparing us for careers after college than many universities do. They teach you the skills you really need in the industry.”

Edson Guebe, San Xavier Underground Mining Lab intern
Leah Kaplan

Justin Ofett

ECE graduate

“This is an avenue where I can be the voice of science and technology, and bring in the voice of developing nations to make sure we’re helping everyone, not just a select group of people.”

Leah Kaplan, Class of 2018

Scientists dream of doing great things. Engineers do them.

Fast Facts
The UA College of Engineering has eight departments and offers 15 undergraduate degrees, including joint programs with other colleges. UA Wildcats enjoy 350 days of sunshine surrounded by sky islands rising 9,000 feet in the Arizona Sonoran Desert. Our work-ready graduates are the entrepreneurs developing high-tech companies, advancing engineering research and creating products that improve quality of life.

Research Focus Areas

Research and education go hand in hand at the UA College of Engineering, which has a 15-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio. We support more than 200 graduate research assistants and have hundreds of engineering undergraduates in our laboratories. Joining with researchers across campus, at other universities and throughout the world, faculty and students are working on more than 100 highly complex projects that require a wide array of skills and talent.

sustainability and infrastructures

sustainability and infrastructures

Sustainability and Infrastructures

water reuse, solar power, biofuels and intelligent traffic systems
biomedical systems and devices

biomedical systems and devices

Biomedical Systems and Devices

disease diagnostics, implants and wearable medical devices
Defense and Homeland Security

Defense and
Homeland Security

Defense and Homeland Security

bomb detection, cybersecurity, wireless communication and space surveillance
Advanced Manufacturing and Materials

advanced manufacturing and materials

Advanced Manufacturing and Materials

mining logistics, materials failure prediction and sustainable semiconductor manufacturing