University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics (College of Science and Engineering) that began with aircraft design is today leading the research efforts in entire aerospace systems. By offering comprehensive training that includes extensive hands-on experience, the students are made a part of the most challenging aspects of aerospace science. The department has the reputation of carrying out cutting-edge research, both on-campus and with leading government and private collaborators and involving students on live projects. About 16 specialized research centers and laboratories propel research at the department.

Programs Available:

  • list items Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics (AEM)
  • list items MS and Ph.D. in AEM.
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Control of Aerospace Vehicles and Systems
  • list items Experimental and Theoretical Fluid Dynamics
  • list items Mechanics of Crystalline Material
  • list items Computational Fluid Mechanics
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    The Department of Biomedical Engineering has made its mark by continuously delivering the best engineering talent in biomedical sciences to industry and government. By laying stress on interdisciplinary sciences and inculcating in the students a spirit of innovation through original thinking and creative experimentation, the department has been able to maintain its ranking and better its research collaborations. Letting the students explore the different aspects of the field by offering them state-of-the-art facilities and ample course options has brought out the best in the department’s talents.

    Programs Available:

  • list items Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering (BBmE)
  • list items BBmE + MS (5 years integrated)
  • list items MS (thesis, project and coursework options)
  • list items PhD in Biomedical Engineering.
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Biomaterials and Biointerfacial Science
  • list items Soft tissue mechanics & Cellular therapeutics
  • list items Biomechanics & blood/fluid dynamics
  • list items Biomedical imaging
  • list items Biomedical MEMS & tissue Engineering
  • List of Labs:

  • list items Medical Devices Center
  • list items Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM)
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    The Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the U of M lays emphasis on designing courses and providing training that can lead to smarter solutions to the problems faced by humanity. Be the challenge of sustainable futures or safety or the quality of life, the students and faculty of the department have been at the forefront of offering solutions through their interdisciplinary approach which involves combining insights from various engineering disciplines.

    Strong research collaborations and industry partnerships for placements ensure high employment rates for the students from the department.  The department boasts of 9 dedicated on-campus research centers and laboratories.

    Programs Available:

  • list items Bachelor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • list items MS (part-time professional)
  • list items Ph.D. in Materials Science
  • list items Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
  • list items MS (part-time professional)
  • list items Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Biotechnology and Bioeng
  • list items Electronic and magnetic materials
  • list items Coating processes and interfacial eng
  • list items Polymers
  • list items Ceramics and metals
  • list items Reaction Eng & Chemical process Synthesis
  • List of Labs:

  • list items Industrial Partnership for Research in Interfacial and Materials Engineering
  • list items Center for Sustainable Polymers CSP
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    Civil, Environmental and Geoengineering

    The Department of Civil, Environmental and Geoengineering cherishes the challenge of contributing technology, products, and designs that lead to resilient, efficient and sustainable infrastructure. Its world-class faculty pays special attention to upgrading the courses according to the emerging problems and industry demands of the civil engineering domain.

    Ambition, imagination, and curiosity have driven the many research projects and collaborations which have contributed to enriching the experience of students as they train to become leaders.

    Programs Available:

  • list items Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • list items MS (thesis, project or coursework based) and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering
  • list items MEng in Civil Engineering (thesis or only coursework based).
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Solid and Fluid Mechanics
  • list items Environmental Monitoring and Restoration
  • list items Urban Networks
  • list items Hazard Prevention and Mitigation
  • list items Protecting Earth's Natural Systems
  • list items Protection of Critical Infrastructure
  • list items Sustainable Resources
  • list items Engineered Fracturing of Rock
  • List of Labs:

  • list items St.Anthony Falls Laboratory
  • list items Center for Transportation Studies
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    Computer Science

    The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the UofM believes in bringing the best out of its students by laying for them strong theoretical foundations. Strong industry linkages that have only been growing in quality and quantity over the years prove that the department has been able to enrich the theoretical knowledge of the students with practical insights and has allowed them to come up with out-of-the-box solutions to the various challenges of the domain. The hard and smart work of a world-class faculty reflects in their state-of-the-art course structures and higher employability rates for the students.

    Programs Available:

  • list items BS, BA, Integrated 5 year Bachelor’s and Master’s, MS and Ph.D. in Computer Science
  • list items Master of Computer Science
  • list items MS in Data Science
  • list items MS in Software Engineering
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items AI and Robotics, Vision
  • list items Data Mining & Gis
  • list items Computer Architecture & Networks, Compilers
  • list items Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • list items Software, DB, HCI
  • list items High-Performance Computing
  • List of Labs: Charles Babbage Institute (CBI)


    Electrical and Computer

    The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the UofM is one of the oldest in the US. With a faculty that is expert in some of the in-demand areas of electrical engineering, the department boasts of a system of continuous upgradation of the syllabi and courses. The department has industry linkages with the giants of IT and prominent government institutions.

    Programs Available:

  • list items Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (BEE)
  • list items BEE/MS (combined 5 years) MS
  • list items Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Power Electronics and Systems
  • list items Telecom, Signal Processing, and Controls
  • list items Microelectronics, Mems, Nanoelectronics, Physical Electronics
  • list items Photonics, Magnetics, and Microwaves
  • list items Biomedical Devices and Systems
  • list items VLSI Design, Cad, Comp Architecture and Systems
  • List of labs:

  • list items Minnesota Nano Center (MNC)
  • list items Center for Spintronic Materials, Interfaces, and Novel Architectures (C-SPIN)
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    Industrial Engineering

    The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering has stood at the forefront of the latest developments in the discipline. By focusing on some of the toughest industries in terms of management and operations as the basis of its course-designs and research projects, it ensures that its students have an edge over their competitors. The department is considered amongst the best in the US in Operations Research.

    Programs Available:

  • list items MS and Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • list items dual MS with Civil Engineering (Transportation Engineering track).
  • Specialization Tracks (MS):

  • list items Analytics
  • list items Industrial Engineering
  • list items Systems Engineering.
  • Research Facilities:

  • list items Enterprise Logistics Laboratory
  • list items Stochastic Modeling Laboratory
  • list items Center for Supply Chain Research.
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Operations research, planning, logistics, human factors
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    The Department of Mechanical Engineering of the UofM is known for offering the most versatile engineering degree. The department has consistently extended the interdisciplinary frontiers of the mechanical engineering discipline by bringing in new courses. Its faculty has a knack for taking challenges head-on, and it is the same spirit that is instilled in the students as they gain valuable practical experience by working on live projects. It is a leader in thermal science and plasma technology research. 

    Programs Available:

  • list items Bachelor’s of Mechanical Engineering
  • list items MS and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Specialization Tracks (MS):

  • list items Biotransport, Biopreservation, & Biotechnology
  • list items Control Systems, Robotics, and Mechatronics
  • list items Combustion & Engines
  • list items Computational Physics
  • list items Fluid Mechanics
  • list items Fluid Power
  • list items Heat Transfer & Thermal Energy
  • list items Materials Science & Solid Mechanics
  • list items Medical Technologies & Devices
  • list items Multiphase Systems: Plasmas & Particulate Flows
  • list items Nanotechnology, Micro- Electromechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Aerosol Science & Technology
  • list items Engine emissions
  • list items Nanotechnology
  • list items Manufacturing Engineering
  • list items Heat & Mass Transfer, Solar Processing & Thermochemistry
  • list items Plasma heat transfer & chemistry
  • List of Labs:

  • list items Engineering Research Center for Compact & Efficient Fluid Power