Why General Engineering at Ole Miss?
Small Class Size
Engineering students at Ole Miss benefit from a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1, comparable to that of an elite private college.
A Great College Town
Oxford, Miss., home of Ole Miss, has been recognized by USA Today as one of America's premier college towns. The downtown Square is home to numerous independently owned restaurants, art galleries and a bookstore The New Yorker said was as good as any in New York City. Live music can be heard throughout the week in numerous venues. Add in Southeastern Conference sports and nearby recreation areas including Sardis Lake and you've got the ultimate college experience.
Engineering students at Ole Miss gain strengths in more than just engineering. The university's strong foundation in liberal arts touches all students, and those in engineering are no exception. The engineering curriculum includes courses in the humanities, social sciences, fine arts and ethics.
The Ole Miss engineering faculty members are leaders in research, but teaching is also a high priority. Department faculty has won numerous national and university teaching awards.
Bright, ambitious students make for a stimulating learning environment, and the School of Engineering at UM is home to many high-achievers. Students in the school regularly receive top academic awards and scholarships during their undergraduate studies at UM.
Opportunities for Independent Study
The Ole Miss engineering faculty offers many opportunities for independent study. Students frequently are invited to participate in ongoing research projects that include field work.
State-of-the-art personal computers, mainframe computers and a supercomputer are readily available and routinely used as engineering tools throughout the curriculum. The program has quality teaching laboratories in structural mechanics, vibrations, multifunctional materials, transportation visualization, soil mechanics, fluid flow and environmental engineering.
- Top-notch liberal arts education
- Rigorous technical curriculum
- With a faculty-to-student ratio of 12:1, professors have the time to give students the one-on-one attention they need to be successful.
- Students can design a customized curriculum that fits their individual personalities and career goals
- Peer mentors are available to help new students navigate through the unfamiliar territory of new classes, schedules, professors, expectations, books, campus life and more.
- All Ole Miss Engineering students in good standing academically are eligible to participate in the Ole Miss Engineering Co-op Program.
- Active student societies/organizations
- Accomplished and highly supportive alumni
The School of Engineering is housed in several buildings on the Oxford campus. The Ole Miss Engineering complex consists of the newly renovated Old Chemistry, Carrier Hall (soon to be renovated), Carrier Hall Extension (under construction), Anderson Hall, Weir Hall, Charles Smith Engineering Science Building and the Center of Manufacturing Excellence (under construction).
Location maps and building photographs of Old Chemistry and Carrier Hall on the University Circle, Anderson Hall overlooking the football stadium, and Weir Hall by the university’s main library show the central location of the engineering building on campus. A virtual tour of the entire campus can also be taken to see a 360 degree view of several central campus sites.
The Bachelor of Engineering was established in 1972. The School of Engineering was founded in 1900, is the third oldest school of the university and is the oldest engineering school in the state.
Ole Miss School of Engineering bachelor degree programs in chemical, civil, electrical, geological and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202. Telephone: 410-347-7700. The computer science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. The Bachelor of Engineering program is not accredited by a commission of ABET; it is designed to provide students with maximum flexibility in selection of a curriculum to suit individual interests.
The School of Engineering at The University of Mississippi strives continuously to improve the quality of teaching, research and service. In so doing, the school
1. Prepares students with a broad-based education for entering the engineering profession, for advanced studies and for careers in research;
2. Develops in students leadership skills, communication and creative thinking skills, global perspective and commitment to lifelong learning; and
3. Provides practicing professionals with continuing education opportunities.
The school capitalizes on its engineering science tradition, its low student-to-faculty ratio and the liberal arts environment of The University of Mississippi to give our graduates the abilities to adapt to the rapid changes in engineering and to give our graduates the interdisciplinary background and capacity for innovation that sets them apart from the graduates of larger engineering schools.
1. To provide an environment conducive to learning, teaching and research. This includes diverse and multicultural first-rate faculty, staff and students, and state-of-the-art facilities.
2. To provide a top-quality ABET-accredited undergraduate program suitable for the 21st century.
3. To foster a vibrant graduate program and to perform quality research in line with national trends and achieve national recognition in selected areas.
4. To establish strong partnerships and lasting relationships with industry, government, professional societies, alumni and academia.
5. To make significant contribution to the technological and economic development of the state of Mississippi and the region through education, research and service.
6. To increase the visibility of the School of Engineering locally and nationally.
Admission of Freshmen • There are no special admission requirements for the School of Engineering beyond the university’s general admission requirements. However, it is highly recommended that students entering the School of Engineering as freshmen have the four high-school units required by the university in mathematics to include the following: Algebra I, geometry, Algebra II and trigonometry and that the student have four units in natural science selected from biology, chemistry and physics, with at least one unit laboratory-based.
Admission of Transfer Students • An overall “C” average in course work taken at other approved colleges is required for transfer into the School of Engineering. In unusual cases, the rule may be waived with the approval of the appropriate department chair and the dean.
Admission of International Students • International undergraduate applicants must have received a high-school diploma with a “C” average or better and have completed a minimum of 12 years of primary and secondary education. Those prospective students whose native language is other than English must submit evidence of ability in English by a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper) or 80 (Internet-based). Those students transferring from other colleges and universities must have an overall B average or better on all courses taken.