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Science & Engineering Profile

The University of Evansville is a liberal arts and sciences institution located in Evansville, Indiana. UE provides a challenging atmosphere with hands-on projects, high-quality teaching, and an academically rigorous curriculum.

University of Evansville: destination anywhere
While the University is contained in only two city blocks, its reach is worldwide. More than half of UE students study abroad at countries around the globe—many of them at Harlaxton College, UE’s living learning center in Grantham, England. 

UE’s curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, thereby affording students a broad education that prepares them to enter the workforce with more experiences and knowledge than many of their peers.


UE Guarantee
UE’s core purpose is to provide students with life-transforming educational experiences that prepare them to engage the world as informed, ethical, and productive citizens. They are committed to supporting students so they can afford a quality education that will lead to a quality life. To back this commitment, they guarantee the following:

1. Four-year graduation, or the fifth year is paid for by UE

2. Mentorship by faculty fully committed to student success

3. Scholarships to 100% of all full-time freshmen

4. Access for every student to at least one internship and the opportunity for more

5. The opportunity for every student to study abroad

 More information about the UE Guarantee can be found online at evansville.edu/guarantee.


Pursue your passion
While students at the University of Evansville can choose from among more than 80 majors and 100+ areas of study, students will find some of the most progressive departments in the nation, especially when paired with a relatively small campus.

One of the best examples of this is UE’s College of Engineering and Computer Science. In this college, students gain real-world engineering experience by working one-on-one with professors and through hands-on projects.

Areas of study include:

• Civil Engineering

• Computer Engineering

• Computer Science

• Electrical Engineering

• Mechanical Engineering


Beginning their freshman year, students work on teams with juniors and seniors to build cars, moonbuggies, robots, and rockets. Teams raise money, devise the plans, and finally lead and execute the construction of large-scale projects. With close advising from professors, student teams take the helm on projects like these:

• Steel Bridge

• Firefighting Robot

• 3-D Driving Simulator

• Autonomous Quadcopter

• Mini Baja Vehicle

• ASME Moonbuggy

• SAE Formula Car

• And many more!

ASCE Concrete Canoe National Competition
UE is one of the only private schools to compete regularly in the ASCE Concrete Canoe National Competition. The competition requires Civil Engineering students to design and fabricate a concrete canoe big enough to accommodate four people. Students compete against other universities in a two-day competition, which includes men’s, women’s, and co-ed races, a student presentation, evaluation of the students’ design reports, and final product judging. The event challenges the students’ knowledge, creativity, and stamina while showcasing the versatility and durability of concrete as a building material.

The University of Evansville advanced to the national competition seven times: in 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015. In 2009 and 2013, UE placed first in the Great Lakes Region. In 2015, for the first time in UE history, the paddling team placed in the top 10 in the Women’s Endurance and Slalom and in the co-ed race.

In 2011 UE students not only competed at the ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition, they also hosted the event—the smallest school ever invited to serve as the national competition host. In 2013 UE students won the Innovation Award at Nationals for their research into the strategic use of dimples on their canoe.


Study abroad and make a difference in the real world
Students in the College of Engineering and Computer Science have the opportunity to travel with other students and faculty to use what they have learned to help people in other countries. In the past students have traveled to countries like Mongolia and the Dominican Republic to help plan and build facilities, including a church, a sports complex, and a solar water heater.

Other options for study abroad include Harlaxton College, UE’s living learning center in Grantham, England. Harlaxton is the hallmark of a robust study abroad program that was recently ranked #1 in the country by BestCollegeReviews.org. Since Harlaxton is owned by UE, students’ financial aid and academic credits are transferrable, making it an affordable option as well as a practical one. Students can still stay on track to graduate in four years while also having a life-transforming experience abroad.
At Harlaxton students take advantage of four-day school weeks to travel on the long weekends. They can travel independently or join school-organized trips to London, Paris, and Ireland.

Many Engineering students can find it difficult to study abroad and still earn credits toward their degree, which can mean delaying graduation. The University of Evansville has made sure to develop curriculum and courses in the engineering field of study that students can take at Harlaxton, helping ensure on-time graduation.


Students graduate into success
The hands-on, real-world education that students at UE obtain is highly desirable to businesses all over the world. Graduates are consistently sought by top engineering firms like Bowen Engineering, MasterBrand, Toyota, and SABIC.





Our history: Founded in 1854; affiliated with the United Methodist Church


Our home: Evansville is the third-largest city in Indiana, with a metro area population of approximately 300,000.


Our students:

• 2,495 total enrollment

• 43 states, 51 countries represented on campus

• Average class size: 18 students


Our strength: Academically challenging liberal arts and sciences-based curriculum; consistently rated as a top midwestern university by U.S. News & World Report


Our outcomes: 94% of the Class of 2015 were employed or in graduate school within months of graduation. The median income for those employed was $47,500.


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