Ira A Fulton School of Engineering

The Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering prepares more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 11 programs: Chemical Engineering; Civil and Environmental Engineering; Computer Engineering; Construction & Facilities Management; Cybersecurity; Electrical Engineering; Industrial Design; Information Technology; Manufacturing Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; and Technology and Engineering Studies.

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Technical excellence

  • BYU Engineering students learn in a class 10 cleanroom and more than 100 state-of-the-art laboratories, including extensive facilities for designing, prototyping, manufacturing, and computing
  • Six dedicated engineering buildings on BYU campus including a 20,000 square foot Engineering Research Laboratory with wind tunnels, a water tunnel, engine test cells and a high-bay for several combustion reactors
  • Of the 180,000 square feet in the newly-constructed, $85 million-dollar Engineering Building, 38% of the space is devoted to laboratories, 27% to classrooms, projects, and hands-on learning, 13% to shared student spaces

Innovation

  • 100% of students engaged in experiential learning through BYU Capstone, study abroads and mentored research
  • The annual SIOY (Student Innovator of the Year) competition has kickstarted extremely successful businesses such as Owlet and PhoneSoap while several teams have gone on to participate in the hit ABC TV show Shark Tank.

Leadership

  • The college offers 60 women’s research mentorships each year, providing female students an opportunity to work in a lab, gain valuable experience and connect with professors and current students
  • In 2018, 20% of female undergraduate freshman declared intentions to major in engineering, compared to the 11% national average (Source: SWE.org, National Science Board Science and Engineering Indicators 2018)

Global Competence

  • Almost 70% of BYU students speak a second language with 128 languages spoken across campus
  • 105 countries are represented on campus
  • Nearly 50% of students have lived outside the United States
  • 85% of graduates move out of state to start career

Employability

  • 89% students accepted job offers before graduation (2017)
  • Students highly recruited by the following companies: Raytheon, Exxon Mobil, Ford Motor Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and Walmart (2018)