Undergraduate Degree Programs

AerospaceAgriculturalBiological SystemsChemicalCivil & EnvironmentalComputerConstructionElectricalIndustrialMaterialsMechanicalSoftware

Aerospace Engineering

Aircraft, asteriods, autonomous vehicles and more. The sky isn’t our limit—learn engineering fundamentals and discover your potential in designing and building machines of the future.

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Agricultural Engineering

Work with the latest in technology to protect and conserve our natural resources while at the same time improving the productivity and profitability of the agricultural industry.

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Biological Systems Engineering

Do you want to make a big difference in the everyday lives of people locally and globally—helping to use bioresources for safe food, a clean environment and energy?

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Chemical Engineering

Chemical reactions are happening all around you—your body converting food to energy, the degradation of biodegradable products in the environment, and ingredients mixing and bonding together to make your favorite recipe. Chemical engineers are experts in chemical reactions—from very large (industrial size) to very small (nanoscale).

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Civil and Environmental Engineering

Civil and environmental engineers leave their legacy by designing systems and structures that save and protect lives.

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Computer Engineering

Computers aren’t just on your desktop or laptop anymore. They’re embedded everywhere—in cars, smartphones, televisions, refrigerators, laundry machines, pacemakers, airplanes—the list goes on.

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Construction Engineering

Higher, larger, safer, better—the construction engineer builds dreams, whether they are buildings, bridges, roadways or any other component of physical infrastructure.

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Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers are at the foundation of all electronic devices—such as your mobile phone, laptop, tablet, LED lights and your car. They create technologies that connect the world and work in various industries from power and communications to health care and avionics.

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Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

You order a laptop online and expect it to be delivered to your door within 48 hours. That simple transaction sets in motion a complex web of activities involving information, manufacturing and delivery systems. Industrial engineers design, build and analyze and continuously improve these systems.

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Materials Science and Engineering

From high-tech environmentally-friendly materials designed for use in magnetic refrigeration to appropriate materials technology in developing countries, materials matter at Iowa State.

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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers research, design and manufacture products that, simply put, improve people’s lives. By applying the properties of forces, materials, energy and motion, mechanical engineers are involved in nearly every product you can imagine.

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Software Engineering

With one of the few software engineering programs in the country, we open your future to a fast growing career option. Software engineering goes beyond your personal computer.

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Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural Engineering
Biological Systems Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Computer Engineering
Construction Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Software Engineering

Not Sure Which Engineering Degree? It’s OK!

If you’re not sure what type of engineer you’d like to be, you’re not alone. About one-third of our first-year students enter as engineering undeclared.

Accelerated Degree Programs

Undergraduate engineering degrees that can be completed on an accelerated schedule, including in three years. These accelerated degree pathways should be considered as one of the many options students have for completing their studies.

Concurrent Degree Programs

Departments offering a dual degree Bachelor’s and Master’s programs.

Engineering Minors

Interdisciplinary Minors

Other Minors

Certificate Programs

Graduate Degree Programs

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