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Our Mission

The mission statement for the College of Engineering is also known as its aims and objectives statement.

Aims and Objectives

The College of Engineering is committed to excellence in education and research while maintaining national accreditation for all of its programs. These programs include Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering, which are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, , and the allied field of Engineering Technology, which is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Our accreditation page describes each program.

With a view toward integrating its role with the educational mission and the statement of purpose of the University, the College directs its activities towards research and associated economic development. At the same time, it acts as a technical resource for the industrial and business communities by providing technology transfer and technical assistance. Engineering graduates of the College consistently score well on the Fundamentals in Engineering (F.E.) Exam, and graduates of the College of Engineering find employment locally, nationally, or internationally.

The engineering curricula emphasize strong fundamental theory, intensive problem solving, hands-on laboratory experience, and enhanced management and business knowledge. The basic natural sciences and mathematics component of the curricula, together with the required courses in humanities and social sciences, provide students an excellent educational basis for entry into the engineering or industrial professions or for further educational studies leading to advanced degrees.

The College also sets a high priority in terms of recruiting and hiring of students, faculty and other related personnel from under-represented minority groups.