Live at the core of innovation

Engineers are the creators, thinkers, and innovators whose ideas and inspirations drive our global marketplace. The car you drive, the computer on your desk and the cell phone in your pocket — all these objects 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. As an engineer, you can take part in the most exciting research and exploration happening on the planet — and sometimes off it, too!

Even during economic ups and downs, engineers are still needed to get things done. Engineering is one of the few four-year, undergraduate degree programs that can turn you into a licensed, high-earning professional. Of course, grad school is an option — but if you want to be out of school and earning the big bucks quickly, think engineering. It’s all up to you.

See yourself in blue

Now in its second century of existence, the UK College of Engineering is the only ranked engineering program in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. With our small class size and wide-ranging opportunities for student involvement and leadership, we are ready to let you make your future in engineering. As a student in the University of Kentucky you will have all the advantages that come with being a student in a flagship state institution, but within the intimate, personal environment of the College of Engineering.

Small classes

Our faculty-to-student ratio is 1:14, giving you unparalleled opportunities to interact with faculty and participate in research, even as an undergraduate student. You’re be more than just a number – you’ll be a valuable part of the student body.

Outstanding faculty

The college’s nationally- and internationally-recognized faculty bring their expertise into your classrooms and labs. They are genuinely interested in helping you succeed, and are ready to help you at UK and beyond.

Hands-on experience

Don’t be just a number! Our program lets you dive in and start lab work immediate, rather than making you wait for your junior or senior year. You’ll be able to jump right in with opportunities like the Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments, KySat satellite project, Solar Car Team, 3-D scanning research and numerous summer programs. Start doing research right away, even as an undergraduate, at the College of Engineering.

Backed by the University of Kentucky

Experience life in the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass region at one of the nation’s top public universities, with storied sports teams and a diverse student body.