Rice University is known as an academically rigorous school, and the School of Engineering curriculum is probably the most challenging of all. To help, study groups and team projects ease the challenge of an engineering course load. Additionally, our faculty advisors are ready to help you navigate through the four years of classes, labs and projects.
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Materials Science and Nanoengineering
Each of our nine departments offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees with these exceptions: Bioengineering offers only the Bachelor of Science degree and Computational and Applied Mathematics and Statistics offer the Bachelor of Arts degree only. Bachelor of Science programs in the traditional engineering fields: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Graduate programs in the School of Engineering at Rice University are designed to meet the needs of students wishing to advance their careers as well as those wishing to prepare for a career in academia, research or development. RIce also offers programs in which students can jointly pursue a master's degree in engineering and an MBA or a Ph.D. and an M.D., simultaneously.
The Three Ships
In addition to undergraduate students getting a solid grounding in the fundamentals of engineering and graduate students increasing the depth of understanding in their fields, Rice engineers are encouraged to develop leadership skills, pursue real-world experience through internships, and when the conditions are right, to pursue entrepreneurial inclinations.¬†