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Graduate Degree Programs and Certificates

Now in its second century, the University of Kentucky College of Engineering is the largest and highest-ranked engineering college in the state. With our small class sizes and wide-ranging opportunities for student involvement and leadership, we want to help you build your future in engineering.

Aerospace Engineering

The University of Kentucky is proud to offer the only undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering in the state of Kentucky. The Aerospace Engineering program is housed in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and is led by numerous faculty members with highly reputable research and expertise in a broad range of aerospace applications including controls, propulsion and hypersonics.

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering (BME) is a multidisciplinary field that applies engineering principles and design methods to improve the interaction and integration of engineering with medicine and biological sciences for advancing human health and solving healthcare challenges.

Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering

Biosystems engineering provides an essential link between the biological sciences and the engineering profession. This linkage is necessary for the development of production and processing systems involving biological materials that preserve our natural resource base.

Chemical Engineering

The study of chemical engineering requires a foundation in mathematics, chemistry and physics. Fundamental principles related to the transformations of matter and energy are developed in areas such as thermodynamics, mass transfer, reactor design and chemical process design.

Civil Engineering

Each civil engineering student will experience a broad field of study, providing a strong foundation for entry into the profession or graduate school. Focus areas include construction engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, materials engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering and water resources engineering.

Computer Science

The study of chemical engineering requires a foundation in mathematics, chemistry and physics. Fundamental principles related to the transformations of matter and energy are developed in areas such as thermodynamics, mass transfer, reactor design and chemical process design.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Creating technological advances that improve everyday life and change the world for the better—that’s what drives us in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Our world-class faculty members continually produce groundbreaking research in the areas of power and energy, computer architectures, embedded systems, micro/nano scale devices and materials, signal processing, machine learning and computational electromagnetics. We help students chart lucrative, satisfying career paths in industry, academia and government.

Materials Science and Engineering

The materials engineer is responsible for the preparation, fabrication, selection, use and reuse of existing materials and for the development of new and improved materials. A professional in this field is often called upon to consider metals, ceramics and polymers.

Mechanical Engineering

The mechanical engineering student receives the broadest training among the fields of engineering. The mechanical engineer uses the techniques of mathematics combined with specialized knowledge of the thermal and energy sciences, solid and fluid mechanics and the properties of materials.

Mining Engineering

Mining engineering requires a broad knowledge of sciences and other fields of engineering in its practice after graduation. Mining engineering students are equipped to enter prominent industries with significant earning potential.

Online Programs

Online Master's Degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering
The master’s program is multi-disciplinary, involving faculty from the Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Chemical and Materials, as well as the College of Business and Economics. Students are introduced to a broad spectrum of topics – concepts from engineering to relevant business processes in manufacturing.

Online Graduate Certificate in Manufacturing Systems
This online graduate certificate is ideal for engineers and professionals in manufacturing and operations interested in continuing education to advance technical knowledge and capabilities without committing to a master’s degree.

Online Graduate Certificate in Power Systems
The online Graduate Certificate in Power Systems is designed to provide students with the core knowledge and latest advancements in power systems analysis, modeling, operation, control, optimization and integration of renewable energies, as well as produce well-trained graduates in this specialty. Students will learn the theory in various aspects of power systems and master the tools and techniques for planning and operating power systems and solving real-world problems.

Online Graduate Certificate in Structural Engineering
The online Graduate Certificate in Structural Engineering is designed to provide students with core knowledge in prestressed concrete, steel structures and matrix structural analysis. The courses will be beneficial to civil engineering students and practicing structural engineers.

Online Graduate Certificate in Explosives & Blasting
Discover more and gain the advantage in the world of mining and civil engineering. Learn about the most advanced tools and analysis techniques for design and control of bench blasting, cast blasting, and underground blasting, along with the monitoring, prevention, and assessment of the secondary effects of blasting.

Graduate Certificates