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
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU.png
Established 1954 (as ASU College of Applied Arts and Sciences)
Dean Kyle Squires (Interim)
Students 19,076
Location Tempe, Arizona, U.S.
Campus Arizona State University - Tempe and The Polytechnic School
Website www.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 The Polytechnic School.[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.[2]

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 the Polytechnic Campus.

In 2002, the Department of Bioengineering was renamed the Harrington Department of Bioengineering in honor of a $5 million gift from the Harrington Arthritis Research Center.

Also in 2002, the office of Global Outreach and Executive Education (GOEE) was established to provide industry partners seeking a global and flexible anytime/anyplace learning environment for their engineers to complete advanced degrees. In 2003, the program began offering engineering graduate degrees completely online. Currently, ten master's degree programs, three graduate-level academic certificate programs, and undergraduate degree programs in engineering management and electrical engineering are offered through the GOEE office.

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. The new Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering was reconstructed to include five separate and interdisciplinary schools: 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; and the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment.

Also in 2003, the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering added many specialties for undergraduate biomedical engineering students. Those specialties include: Imaging, Biomechanics, Neural, and Molecular, Cellular, Materials engineering. [3]

In 2007-2008, the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering commemorated 50 years of excellence in education and research. In the fiscal year ending in 2015, the estimated research expenditures for the Fulton Schools rose to $89.06M.

In 2013, ASU Online launched its Online Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Electrical Engineering, which is currently one of three ABET-accredited online programs in the field in the United States.[4]

In 2014, the College of Technology and Innovation on ASU’s Polytechnic campus was renamed The Polytechnic School and became the sixth school in the Fulton Schools.

Location[edit]

The Fulton Schools 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) and the The Polytechnic School, located in Mesa, Arizona. 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. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and the Institute for Computing and Information Science and Engineering (CIDSE) also have a Tutoring Center located at Centerpoint in downtown Tempe, located on the northwest corner of Mill Avenue and University Drive.

Notable faculty[edit]

Regents' professors[edit]

The title “Regents’ Professor” is the highest faculty honor awarded at Arizona State University. It is conferred on ASU faculty who have made pioneering contributions in their areas of expertise, who have achieved a sustained level of distinction, and who enjoy national and international recognition for these accomplishments.[5]

Schools[edit]

Source
[6]
  • School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering
  • School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering
  • School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
  • School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
  • School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
  • The Polytechnic School

Rankings[edit]

U.S. News Rankings[7]

  • Undergraduate Program: 41st [23rd among public institutions]
    Updated in September 2014
  • Graduate Program: 42nd [23rd among public institutions]
    Updated in March 2015
  • Online Engineering Graduate Programs: 12th
    Updated in January 2016

U.S. News Graduate School Specialty Rankings
Updated in March 2015

  • AEROSPACE: 23rd
  • BIOMEDICAL/BIOENGINEERING: 41st
  • CHEMICAL: 45th
  • CIVIL: 31st
  • COMPUTER ENGINEERING: 31st
  • COMPUTER SCIENCE: 48th
  • ELECTRICAL: 27th
  • ENVIRONMENTAL: 20th
  • INDUSTRIAL: 19th
  • MATERIALS: 33rd
  • MECHANICAL: 39th

Current Rankings

  • 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities in Computer Science ranking: 32nd internationally and 22nd in the United States[8]
  • ASEE Engineering Technology bachelor's degrees Awarded by School: 4 (102 schools reported)
  • ASEE Engineering Technology Degrees Awarded to Women by School: 3 (100 schools reported)
  • ASEE Engineering Technology Enrollment by School: 26
    (102 schools reported. Enrollment is for full-time and part-time bachelor's degree candidates in engineering technology.)
  • ASEE Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded by school: 17
    (347 schools reported)
  • ASEE Bachelor's Degrees Awarded to Women by school: 23
    (347 schools reported)
  • ASEE Bachelor's Degrees Awarded to Hispanics by school: 10
    (347 schools reported)
  • ASEE Master's Degrees Awarded by school: 10
    (261 schools reported)
  • ASEE Doctoral Degrees Awarded by school: 27
    (201 schools reported)
  • ASEE Graduate Enrollment by school: 3 (265 schools reported - includes both full-time and part-time)
  • ASEE Undergraduate Enrollment by school: 1 (352 schools reported - some schools do not permit formal enrollment in engineering until second or third year, includes full and part-time)
  • ASEE Women as Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty by school: 7 (286 schools reported)
  • ASEE Percentage of Women as Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty by school: 19.2% or 46th (minimum of 25 faculty members, 230 schools fit criterion)

[9]The ASEE rankings are from the ASEE 2014 Edition of Profiles of Engineering & Engineering Technology Colleges. (Updated in July) *The ARWU metrics include staff and alumni winning Turing Awards in Computer Science, highly cited researchers in Computer Science, papers indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded in Computer Science fields, and percentage of papers published in top 20 percent journals of computer science fields to that in all computer science journals.

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Coordinates: 33°25′25″N 111°56′23″W / 33.4235°N 111.9396°W / 33.4235; -111.9396