Through a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary curriculum, our engineers are taught to embrace creative problem-solving techniques, hone leadership skills and use their engineering abilities to tackle real-world issues. While immersed in classroom instruction and myriad hands-on research opportunities, our students leave Rice University ready to succeed in industry and academia.
Our ABET-accredited BS degree program allows students declare one of four areas of specialization — preparing them for a professional practice of engineering. The BA degree is more flexible, involves less technical content than the BSME degree, and allows students greater freedom to pursue areas of interest outside of engineering.
Our graduate programs include research degrees with specializations in our focus areas, as well as a non-thesis professional degree for those looking to advance their careers. As part these programs, in their comprehensive educational and research activities, students collaborate with other departments at Rice and other institutions in Houston, including those in the Texas Medical Center.