Kansas State University College of Engineering

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KSU College of Engineering
Established 1897
Dean John R. English
Location Manhattan, Kansas
Colors          Purple and silver
Affiliations Kansas State University
Website www.engg.ksu.edu

The Kansas State University College of Engineering offers over 12 undergraduate majors and one undecided program, as well as multiple minors, and graduate programs of study. The undergraduate engineering program is ranked 75th best in the United States.[1]

Program overview[edit]

The College of Engineering has 11 Bachelor of Science degree programs; there are multiple options and minors that can be chosen from as well. Many majors offer students specialty options that allow them to further specify and study their interests.

Mission statement[edit]

  • Provide an educational environment where students can reach their full potential in their chosen discipline and as persons.
  • Provide a world-class research and scholarly environment where the talents of faculty members and students are developed and used to generate new knowledge and technology for the benefit of society.
  • Provide an effective outreach program that accelerates the adoption of technology and extends educational opportunities for practicing professionals in Kansas, the nation, and the world.[2]

Programs[edit]

  • Multicutural Engineering Program
  • Women in Engineering and Science Program (WESP)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (Dual-Degrees)
  • Professional Experience
  • Leadership Certificate
  • Honors Program

Academic majors by department[edit]

Architectural Engineering (ARE) and Construction Science and Management (CNS)[edit]

Students are educated in development, function, and mechanics of various building systems. The basic areas studied are structures, HVAC, plumbing, lighting, and electrical designs.[3]

Architectural Engineering Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
  • Master of Science in Architectural Engineering

Construction Science Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management
    • Building Construction (Option)
    • Heavy or Highway Construction (Option)
    • Utilities Construction (Option)
    • Specialty Construction (Option)

Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE)[edit]

Students are educated in techniques to work with living systems on micro and macro level.[4]

Biological and Agricultural Engineering:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biological & Agricultural Engineering
  • Master of Science in Biological & Agricultural Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering

Agricultural Management Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Technology Management

Chemical Engineering (CHE)[edit]

Students are educated in creating, designing, and manufacturing processes that lead to new products to be used by humanity.[5]

Chemical Engineering Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering (CE)[edit]

Students are educated in facilities and structures related to the environment, transportation, and water resources used every day such as bridges and roads.[6]

Civil Engineering Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
    • Construction (Option)
    • Environmental (Option)
    • Structural (Option)
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering

Computer and Information Sciences (CIS)[edit]

Students are educated in software design and programming for a variety of areas.[7]

Computer Science Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
    • Software Engineering (Option)
    • Computer Science (Option)
  • Master of Science in Computer Sciences
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science

Information Sciences Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

Software Engineering Degrees:

  • Master of Software Engineering

Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering (EECE)[edit]

Students are educated in creating electrical and possibly computer based technology.[8]

Electrical Engineering Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering

Computer Engineering Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE)[edit]

Students are educated in design, and improve the current production systems.[9]

Industrial Engineering Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
    • Engineering Management (Specialization)
    • Ergonomics (Specialization)
    • Manufacturing Engineering (Specialization)
    • Operations Research (Specialization)
  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering

Other Master Degrees:

  • Master of Engineering Management
  • Master of Science in Operations Research

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering (MNE)[edit]

Students are educated in a variety of fields giving them the ability to perform a wide range of activities.[10]

Mechanical Engineering Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
    • Nuclear Engineering (Option)
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering

Nuclear Engineering Degrees:

  • Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nuclear Engineering

Facilities[edit]

The various departments in College of Engineering are all recognized as nationally outstanding programs and the facilities are a reflection of that fact. The K-State Engineering Complex, which consist of six Halls, is situated on the West side of the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan, Kan. The facility includes the following structures:

In addition to these facilities, there are several off campus facilities that house experimentation labs and support facilities.

Student involvement[edit]

The College of Engineering emphasizes developing students. Academics are important, but learning also takes place outside of the classroom and several group organizations are present for that reason.

Several student clubs and organizations are available to College of Engineering students seeking to meet other students and apply skills learned in the classroom. Each of the 9 college departments sponsor at least one club or organization. Some such clubs are KSU Solar Car Racing Team, Concrete Canoe, Steel Bridge, KSU Aero Team, 1/4 Scale Tractor, Formula Car Team, SAE Baja team, and Robotic Combat Team. There is also many larger organizations such as Engineering Ambassadors, Powercat Masters Toastmasters Club, Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and Steel Ring represent college-wide organizations.

The K-State competition teams have earned several championships throughout the years, including the international champion Scale Tractor Team in 2003 and KSU Aero regularly placing in the top three, if not first. Also the Solar Car Apollo placed first in 2002 and 2004 at Formula Sun Grand Prix and another car, CATalyst, finishing regularly in the top ten.

Research[edit]

K-State College of Engineering has several research facilities. One of the most recognized is The National Gas Machinery Laboratory, performing turbocharger research and various engine test. In Civil Engineering there is CISL, Civil Infrastructure Systems Laboratory, a facility that performs weather and variable load tests on developing road structures.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jacques, Stephanie (2012-09-12). "Moving on up: U.S. News and World Report lists Kansas State University on 2013 Best Colleges ranking". K-State.edu. Kansas State University. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  2. ^ "Mission Statement" (English). Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  3. ^ "ARE Study Guide" (English). Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  4. ^ "BAE Study Guide" (English). Retrieved 2008-01-12. [dead link]
  5. ^ "CHE Study Guide" (English). Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  6. ^ "CE Study Guide" (English). Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  7. ^ "CIS Study Guide" (English). Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  8. ^ "EECE Study Guide" (English). Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  9. ^ "IMSE Study Guide" (English). Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  10. ^ "MNE Study Guide" (English). Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  11. ^ "College of Engineering Information Page" (English). Retrieved 2008-01-12. 

Coordinates: 39°11′26″N 96°35′03″W / 39.19056°N 96.58417°W / 39.19056; -96.58417