Oregon State University

About the College of Engineering

As one of the largest undergraduate engineering programs in the United States, the OSU College of Engineering has a national reputation for graduating work-ready engineers who can hit the ground running and excel as team players. As undergraduates, these women and men experience learning innovations that enable them to apply human and global perspectives to solve real-world problems. Using interactive learning platforms, OSU’s students apply classroom theory to real-world devices. Students also engage in highly collaborative, cutting-edge research projects that span academic disciplines, an opportunity many schools reserve for graduate students only. Many students also participate in two, 6-month, paid internships where they gain on-the-job engineering experience, and earn 70% of an average engineer’s starting salary. In fact, over 80% of OSU engineering students participate in internship opportunities while at OSU.

Offering more engineering majors than any other engineering college in the Pacific Northwest, OSU graduates engineers with a wide range of skills who go on to innovate new technologies, products, and processes. Our graduates include: Tim Leatherman, inventor of the original Leatherman Tool; Linus Pauling, the only person to win two unshared Nobel Prizes; Douglas Engelbart, inventor of the computer mouse and the concept of email; Patrick Connolly, executive vice president and general manager of Williams Sonoma; and the four founders of CH2M HILL.

Degree Programs

There are multiple schools and departments and associated programs within the College of Engineering for undergraduates and graduates.

Number of Students

Read the current fact sheet to learn the number of students within the college and their make-up.

Faculty & Staff Contacts

Directory of Engineering faculty and staff with detailed contact information.

Updates, News, Announcements & Connecting with Students

Read featured stories about faculty, students, alumni and achievements within the engineering community. To connect with students check out Momentum, Ingenium, Facebook and LinkedIn.

New Degrees

Ecological Engineering is a new undergraduate degree, which should finalize accreditation summer 2012.

Clubs & Organizations

There are an incredible number of clubs and organizations for engineering students, covering any sort of focus imaginable.

Accomplishments & Innovations

Once you have learned about the College of Engineering and their culture of excellence it is not a shock that they are able to turn science fiction into reality through their research and focus.

Mentoring Programs

Mentors are not an uncommon facet within the COE, especially the Women and Minorities in Engineering where the focus is networking and reaching your highest career potential.


The Ecological Engineering program within the college is ranked first and eighth in nuclear engineering and radiation health physics.

Additional Prep for the Future

The COE works closely with their students, the industry and partners, providing councils and internships to help for connections.

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