For over 100 years the College of Engineering at the University of Idaho has been providing exceptional learning and research opportunities for students from Idaho and around the world. The college is composed of six departments that offer eight accredited undergraduate degree programs, and twelve graduate degrees at the master’s and Ph.D. levels. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Materials Science Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Additional graduate degrees are offered in Nuclear Engineering, Geological Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Engineering Management. The college has over 100 dedicated faculty and staff that are located state-wide on campuses in Idaho Falls, Post Falls, Boise, and on the main campus in Moscow.
Our mission is to prepare students for global professional practice, for admission to advanced degree programs, for leadership in their public and private lives, and for life-long learning in their chosen professions. We promote discovery, development, and dissemination of knowledge through excellence in research, and provide quality academic courses and continuing education to enhance the capability of practicing professionals. Through our scholarly activity, we have the responsibility to be a major contributor to our state, region, and nation’s economic and technology base, while contributing to the body of knowledge for an array of research topics.
Vision: Create, Integrate, Advance
Be an engine of innovation that integrates student-centered academics, relevant research, and meaningful outreach that advances Idaho and beyond.
Create an Engine of Innovation
Our students are capable of applying engineering science and the most current engineering tools in creating sustainable solutions for the economic benefit of the state, nation, and world. As a college we, "walk the talk” by being a model for leveraging state resources to economically and sustainably support our activities. We are committed to transferring our knowledge developed in the course of education and research to society.
Integrate academics, research, and outreach
We are committed to having our academic, research, and outreach programs function seamlessly. Our academic programs are student-centered, and we encourage undergraduates to work with graduate students who are mentored by top-tier faculty and staff members in the design and development of real-world products. We also engage in basic and applied research that is relevant to the needs of society and the dissemination of results. We serve the profession as the “go to partner” for life-long learning, providing quality graduate courses, continuing professional education, and other assistance in person or through distance technologies.
Advance Idaho and beyond
Because of our commitment to excellence, our graduates are aggressively recruited by industry, graduate programs, national labs, and by employers who operate locally, around the nation, and throughout the world. Why? Faculty believe it is because our students are strong in the fundamentals, our alumni tell us it is because our graduates learn to think for themselves, and repeat employers say our graduates have a strong work ethic and work effectively in teams. The College of Engineering is an “Engine of Innovation.”