Assuring a Quality Education

UA College of Engineering undergraduate degree programs, except Software Engineering, are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Software Engineering is the newest undergraduate degree program, effective Fall Semester 2021. The Software Engineering degree program may request an evaluation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, once the degree program yields a cohort of graduates.

ABET accreditation provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards of the profession for which that program prepares graduates.

ABET accredits programs, not institutions. It provides specialized accreditation for postsecondary programs within degree-granting institutions already recognized by national or regional institutional accreditation agencies or national education authorities worldwide. 

ABET

Undergraduate Enrollment Trends

Degree Program Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 Fall 2021
Aerospace Engineering 140 155 140 145 188 215
Architectural Engineering   6 21 28 35 34
Biomedical Engineering 182 183 186 160 169 167
Biosystems Engineering 59 64 53 47 51 49
Chemical Engineering 247 245 275 255 240 201
Civil Engineering 132 132 122 123 131 126
Electrical & Computer Engineering 412 446 412 393 377 397
Engineering Management 73 72 49 48 51 51
Environmental Engineering 14 24 28 19 33 40
Industrial Engineering 64 92 159 220 226 180
Materials Science & Engineering 61 46 54 54 52 40
Mechanical Engineering 428 441 442 443 407 368
Mining Engineering 64 63 65 55 45 47
No Major Selected, Engineering * 804 663 712 803 751 837
Optical Sciences & Engineering 100 123 102 115 111 97
Software Engineering           5
Systems Engineering 111 118 150 138 129 107

* New first-year students are admitted into “no major selected, engineering.” Students typically select a major by the end of their first year at the University, though they may delay selection until well into their second year of studies.

BS Degrees Awarded

Degree Program 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22*
Aerospace Engineering 33 43 37 30 27 40
Architectural Engineering       4 10 7
Biomedical Engineering 54 38 51 52 43 42
Biosystems Engineering 12 17 25 17 11 18
Chemical Engineering 74 65 83 75 83 53
Civil Engineering 36 43 41 31 36 34
Electrical & Computer Engineering 91 130 121 131 87 98
Engineering Management 24 31 15 18 7 13
Environmental Engineering 2 3 11 6 4 7
Industrial Engineering 22 24 32 86 101 36
Materials Science & Engineering 27 8 13 17 21 14
Mechanical Engineering 112 154 144 146 128 119
Mining Engineering 24 22 15 23 11 11
Optical Sciences & Engineering 19 40 19 36 32 22
Systems Engineering 40 29 61 60 43 33
Grand Total 570 647 668 732 644 547

* Last updated 7/18/2022. Spring 2022 degrees have not all posted.

Objectives and Outcomes by Department

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

BS Aerospace Engineering
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BS Mechanical Engineering
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Biomedical Engineering

BS Biomedical Engineering
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Biosystems Engineering

BS Biosystems Engineering
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Civil and Architectural Engineering and Mechanics

BS Architectural Engineering
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BS Civil Engineering
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Chemical and Environmental Engineering

BS Chemical Engineering
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BS Environmental Engineering
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Electrical and Computer Engineering

BS Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Mining and Geological Engineering

BS Mining Engineering
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Materials Science and Engineering

BS Materials Science and Engineering
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Optical Sciences and Engineering

BS Optical Sciences and Engineering
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Systems and Industrial Engineering

BS Industrial Engineering
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BS Systems Engineering
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BS Engineering Management
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