Rice is known as an academically rigorous school, and the engineering curriculum is probably the most challenging of all. But study groups and team projects help ease the challenge of an engineering course load and faculty advisors are ready to help students 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, www.abet.org.
There are graduate programs in Engineering at Rice to meet the needs of students wishing to advance their careers and those wishing to prepare for a career in academia or research and development. And there are programs in which students can jointly pursue a Master's degree in engineering and an MBA or a PhD and an MD, simultaneously.
The Three Ships
In addition to undergraduates 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.