About the College of Engineering
The University of Delaware (UD) has a tradition of excellence, from tracing its origins to the founding of Alison's academy in 1743, to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. UD offers a broad range of degree programs in its seven colleges.
The College of Engineering is home to six academic departments and three degree programs devoted to building a community of problem-solvers focused on challenges associated with sustainability, energy, health care and the environment.
Our internationally recognized faculty includes 32 named professors, four National Academy of Engineers members, 38 NSF career award winners and 12 University teaching award recipients. World-renowned initiatives led by college faculty include 14 college-based research centers and six university-based research centers, all of which provide a fertile training ground for future engineers.
College funding levels have soared with annual research expenditures exceeding $55M this past year, representing over 40 percent of total University research dollars. The Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (ISE Lab) will bring 200,000 sq. ft. of new research and teaching space to our campus. Additionally, the University's planned Science and Technology Campus will expand university-based research and shared research undertaken with corporate partners.
Strategic partnerships with industry, government and academic institutions complement these initiatives, expanding the college's reputation and reach, and cultivating a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration, leadership and entrepreneurship among future engineers.