Engineering is one of the most progressive, challenging, and rewarding careers on Earth. The car you drive, the computer on your desk and the cell phone in your pocket — all these things that make up your daily life come in part from engineers. From building bridges to discovering new medications to writing the software that powers the Internet, engineers do things that make our 21st-century world work.
Engineering is one of the few four-year undergraduate degree programs that can turn you into a fully qualified, high-earning professional. As an engineer, you can take part in the most exciting research and exploration happening on the planet — and sometimes off it, too! Engineers are the creators, thinkers and innovators whose ideas and inspirations drive our global marketplace.
As a group, engineers earn some of the highest average starting salaries among those holding bachelor’s degrees, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Why Engineering at UK Paducah?
A degree at UK Paducah offers a great value to students looking to save money and stay close to home while still earning a degree from a nationally-recognized state university. UK Paducah offers an ABET-accredited 4-year Bachelor’s degree in either chemical or mechanical engineering without ever leaving home.
You’ll take your classes in Paducah while still being a full student at the University of Kentucky, a top-100 engineering institution and the highest-ranked engineering program in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. UK Paducah offers identical curriculum requirements, academic standards and admission criteria as the main UK campus in Lexington, but you don’t have to transfer or travel to get it!
The small student-to-faculty ratio gives you unparalleled opportunities to interact with faculty and participate in research. Our programs lets you dive in and start lab work immediately, rather than making you wait for your junior or senior year, working with award-winning faculty members. The College of Engineering’s professors have received more Career Awards from the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies than engineering and science faculty in all other academic colleges in the State of Kentucky, combined.
Schedule a campus tour today. This is a great opportunity for you to hear an overview about UK Engineering and parents are encouraged to attend. There will be an informational presentation and a tour of the campus given by a student ambassador where you will get to see labs and the new research wing.
An education at the University of Kentucky College of Engineering Extended Campus Program in Paducah could be the ticket to the next part of your life. We’re here to help you on your way. With our small classes, faculty involvement, state-ofthe- art facilities, co-op program and career placement services, we are ready to go the extra mile to ensure your future takes you to great places.
If you would like more information about any aspect of the College of Engineering, don’t hesitate to contact us!