How will the new First-Year Engineering Program benefit you in your pursuit of an engineering education?

Engineering students working on their problem solution projects during a design lab meeting in Woodglen III during the Spring 2017 semester on the campus of the University of Kentucky
Engineering students working on their problem solution projects during a design lab in Woodland Glen III on the campus of the University of Kentucky.
  • You get to take engineering classes from day one. Previously, students spent their First-Year taking calculus, physics, chemistry, etc., and didn’t get into classes in engineering until their sophomore year.
  • No more waiting for a senior design project or graduate studies to do hands-on engineering! You will complete a design project your First-Year as an engineering student!
  • Don’t be fooled by the 100-level course numbers; we have real engineering faculty teaching the EGR courses.
  • Get more attention and interaction with faculty through smaller class sizes. EGR 101/112 is limited to 36 students and EGR 102/103 is limited to 72 with additional teaching assistants in the class.
  • You get to learn about all of our engineering and computer science majors. Sure, you might want to be a civil engineer because a family member was a civil engineer, but you may discover another field of engineering that opens up a whole new world.
  • Even if you “know” you want to be a chemical engineer, you will still need to learn how to collaborate with engineers in other fields. The exploratory experience of the First-Year Engineering Program will help you learn about your engineering field from an interdisciplinary point of view.
  • Students transferring from another institution can instantly find a community within the larger engineering community. Any transfer student will tell you how rare that is.