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College of Engineering

Keya Sadeghipour, Dean
Engineering and Architecture Building

Third Floor
1947 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Honors Programs
Cooperative Education & Internship
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Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Engineering Technology programs are accredited by Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC) of ABET.

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.
111 Market Pl., Suite 1050
Baltimore, MD 21202

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The mission of the College of Engineering (COE) is to provide students with a high-quality, innovative, and globally-competitive learning experience in engineering, engineering technology, and the applied sciences. Engineering graduates are to be educated professionals with the technical, problem-solving, and communication skills required to succeed in the workplace and society. 

The College is mindful of its obligation as an environment for the creation of knowledge and encourages basic and cross-disciplinary applied research by its faculty and students.  Great importance is attached to scholarship, practice, and service aimed at improving the quality of life and the economic viability of our society.  This value system is reflected in current assessments of faculty for promotion and tenure and in grading practices for student work.

We strive to pursue these objectives in a learning environment that celebrates ethnic and gender diversity, respects experience, and encourages problem solving through teamwork.

The College offers undergraduate curricula in engineering and engineering technology, and a variety of continuing education courses for non-degree students. The programs in engineering, leading to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree, prepare students for positions in engineering which require a broad preparation in mathematics and the engineering sciences at the entry level; they are recommended for those who expect to become registered professional engineers, pursue an advanced degree, or become involved in conceptual design, planning, research, and development in industry. The programs in engineering technology, which lead to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degree, educate students for careers as engineering technologists. They participate as members of the engineering team, translating concepts into functioning systems and supervising subsequent implementation by technicians and craftsmen.

Graduates of the COE find employment in manufacturing, construction management, sales engineering, inspection and quality control, production engineering and management, research and development, purchasing, technical field services, application engineering, engineering design, computer systems and software manufacturing, and organizations applying computers for research or production. Following on-the-job experience, they can qualify for positions of a supervisory and managerial nature; others may qualify as registered professional engineers.

Day and evening courses are offered at the Main Campus and at Ambler Campus. All programs can be completed at the Main Campus.

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Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to particular programs in the College of Engineering. Because programs in the college have varying admissions requirements, students should contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies, Room 326, for further information (215-204-8825).

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Honors Program

For current information on the College Honors Program, contact Steven Ridenour, Acting Coordinator, by phone (215-204-8825) or e-mail (steven.ridenour@temple.edu).

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Cooperative Education & Internship

Full-time matriculated Engineering and Engineering Technology students who have a GPA greater than 2.0 and who have completed at least 30 semester hours (at least 12 at Temple) towards the baccalaureate degree may apply for paid cooperative work experience (full-time) during spring, fall or summer semesters. It normally takes five years to complete the degree when participating in this program; however, at least one year of relevant work experience is gained. Students work 40 hours per week and are considered full-time students at Temple University.   Students may also document relevant work experience through internships, which are normally during the summer semester.  The internships allow the student to finish in the traditional four years and still gain some experience. Engineering and Engineering Technology students may register and receive technical elective credits for their work experience with the Co-op courses (Engineering 2181, 3181, 4181, 4281) or the Internship courses (Engineering 1185, 2185, 3185, 4185). These programs are managed by the Director for Career Services in the College of Engineering.

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Honor Societies, Awards, and Student Associations

Professional Societies and Organizations

The following professional societies and organizations are located within the College of Engineering:

  • American Concrete Institute (ACI)
  • American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE)
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • Environmental Engineering Students Association (EESA)
  • General Building Contractors Association (GBCA)
  • Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Minority Engineering Students Association (MESA)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • National Society of Hispanic Engineers (SHPE)
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Temple University Amateur Radio Club (TUARC)
  • ETA KAPPA NU (Electrical Engineering Honor Society)

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