Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

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For the engineering school at BYU, see Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology.
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
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Established 1954 (as ASU College of Applied Arts and Sciences)
Dean Paul Johnson
Students 13,000+
Location Tempe, Arizona, USA
Campus Arizona State University - Tempe
Website engineering.asu.edu

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering (often abbreviated to Fulton Schools) is one of the 24 independent school units of Arizona State University. It provides undergraduate and graduate programs for engineering, computer science, and construction students. Fulton Schools comprises six engineering schools on both ASU's Tempe and Polytechnic campuses: the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering; the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering; the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering; the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy; the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment; and Polytechnic campus degree programs.[1]

History[edit]

Goldwater Engineering Research Building; one of several buildings used by Fulton Schools

The Fulton School was started in 1954 as the College of Applied Arts and Sciences. In 1956, the first bachelor's degree program in engineering was approved. The School of Engineering was created in 1958. In 1970, the Division of Construction was added.

In 1992, through a gift of the Del E. Webb Foundation, an endowment was set up to create the Del E. Webb School of Construction. A separate school was created for technology and, in 1996, the Schools of Technology and Agribusiness moved to ASU Main Campus.

In 2002, the Department of Bioengineering was renamed the Harrington Department of Bioengineering.

In 2003, Ira A. Fulton, founder and CEO of Fulton Homes, established an endowment of $50 million. The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences was renamed in his honor.

In the fiscal year ending in 2013, research expenditures for the Fulton Schools rose to $84.8M.[2]

In March 2014, the Arizona Board of Regents approved a measure for the College of Technology and Innovation to become the sixth school of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Location[edit]

The Fulton School is located within The Brickyard on Mill Avenue complex in downtown Tempe, Arizona, as well as on the main campus of Arizona State University (the two sites are connected by a bus route called ORBIT). The Brickyard also contains the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, the Institute for Computing and Information Science and Engineering, the Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing, the Center for Research in Arts, Media and Engineering, the Consortium for Embedded and InterNetworking Technologies, the Partnership for Research in Spatial Modeling (PRISM), and the Software Factory.

Programs[edit]

Undergraduate[edit]

Bachelor of Science in Engineering[edit]

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science[edit]

  • Computer Science

Graduate[edit]

Master of Science in Engineering[edit]

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Material Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Master of Science[edit]

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Construction
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

Other[edit]

  • Master of Computer Science
  • Master of Engineering

Doctoral[edit]

Doctor of Philosophy[edit]

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Science of Materials
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Polytechnic campus degree programs[edit]

Undergraduate[edit]

  • Air Traffic Management
  • Air Transportation Management
  • Applied Science
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Resource Management
  • Graphic Information Technology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Professional Flight
  • Software Engineering
  • Technological Entrepreneurship and Management

Graduate[edit]

  • Applied Psychology
  • Aviation Management & Human Factors
  • Engineering
  • Global Technology and Entrepreneurship
  • Graphic Information Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Management of Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Simulation, Modeling, and Applied Cognitive Science, Ph.D.
  • Software Engineering

Notable Faculty[edit]

Schools[edit]

School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering[edit]

The School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering (CIDSE) houses three main academic disciplines: Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering, and Industrial Engineering.

CIDSE's active research groups include algorithm design, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, cloud computing, cognitive computing, database systems, data mining, distributed systems, embedded systems, information assurance, multimedia arts and spatial modeling, networking, optimization, production logistics, and statistical modeling. Specialty programs are offered in gaming, informatics, and systems engineering.

School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering[edit]

The School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering (SBHSE) at Arizona State University offers the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy in the field of Biomedical Engineering.

Mechanical Engineering[3] emphasizes on Advanced Engineering Materials, Dynamics & Robotics,Engineering Education, Fluid Motion and Propulsion, Product Development and Design and Sustainable Energy. Aerospace department[4] focuses on Aerodynamics, Engineering Education, Propulsion, Structures and Materials, Vehicle and System Design and Control.

Rankings[edit]

The school is ranked 41st in the nation for undergraduate programs, 44th for graduate programs and five graduate majors are in the top 30, according to U.S. News & World Report. Its computer science program is ranked 51-75 in the world, according to Academic Ranking of World Universities in Computer Science 2012.[5] Materials Science and Engineering program has been ranked 22 by U.S. News & World Report and 51-100 by QS World University Rankings. Both Industrial Engineering as well as Aerospace Engineering has been ranked 21 and Electrical / Electronic / Communications Engineering has been ranked 30 nationally. Environmental / Environmental Health Engineering is the other major in top 30 with a rank of 27.[6] The United States National Research Council 2010 report granted the schools' Materials Science and Engineering S ranking and R ranking of 8-36 and 12-35 respectively. In the same report Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering were ranked respectively 7-21, 17-49 and 13-43.[7] Several majors have been ranked in the top 200 in the world by QS World University Rankings.[8]

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