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.
UK – College of Engineering in Paducah offers two Bachelor of Science degrees in either chemical or mechanical engineering. All four years of classes can be taken in Paducah. To find out more information on the program curriculum and course descriptions, please click on the links below.
For more information on the graduate student options, contact Dr. William Murphy.
A Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering is available at the Engineering Extended Campus in Paducah through a non-thesis option. Total graduate coursework of 30 hours is required, which include two upper level math courses and 15 hours of 600 or 700 level courses. While some 500 level engineering courses can be taken live at the Paducah campus, the 600 level courses will have to be taken via the interactive television (ITV) connection with Lexington. No traveling is necessary, however graduate level courses are usually available only when a cohort of 5 or more are available at a remote site. To enter this program, a Bachelor of Science in engineering or a closely related field is required. For those with non-engineering undergraduate degrees, up to four undergraduate ME courses are required during a probationary period before graduate ME courses may be taken. Refer to the ME graduate program website for more details. All pre-requisite requirements are available at Paducah.
A new Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering (MFS) from the ME Department has become available 100% online, beginning in 2015. This online program may be particularly beneficial to those employed full-time in western Kentucky. More information about the degree program and online delivery can be found at www.engr.uky.edu/mfs/.
While the extended campus in Paducah does not directly offer the thesis option for graduate degrees, students can still earn their degree in corporation with the Lexington and Paducah campuses. If the research is performed under faculty at Paducah, a student may have the option to split time between the two campuses. Course work will primarily take place in Lexington, while the majority of research will take place in Paducah.