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College of Engineering

Keya Sadeghipour, Ph.D., Dean
Engineering and Architecture Building, Room 331

1947 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122


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The Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), http://www.abet.org. The Construction Management Technology and Engineering Technology programs are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

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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 (215-204-2998).

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Honors Program

For current information on the College Honors Program, contact Dr. Vallorie Peridier, Coordinator, by phone (215-204-7143) or e-mail (vallorie.peridier@temple.edu).

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Cooperative Education & Internship

Full-time matriculated College of Engineering students who have a GPA of 2.5 or greater 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 or fall 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 at least 35 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. College of Engineering students may register and receive technical elective credits for their work experience with the Co-op courses (Engineering 2181, 3181). These programs are managed by the Director of Recruiting and Co-op Programs in the College of Engineering.

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Honor Societies, Awards, & Student Associations

Professional Societies & 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)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Construction Management Student Organization (CMSO)
  • Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
  • 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)
  • PI TAU SIGMA (Mechanical Engineering Honor Society)

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Program Information


The programs in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

These programs lead to a Bachelor of Science degree in the following fields of study:


Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.)
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.)
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)

These degree programs also offer concentrations in the following areas:

Environmental Engineering in B.S.C.E.

Computer Engineering in B.S.E.E.

Bioelectrical in B.S.E.E.

Bioengineering in B.S.M.E.

Energy Systems in B.S.M.E.

Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology programs are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. These programs lead to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (B.S.E.T.) degree.

Two Engineering Technology programs are offered in the following areas:

Construction Management Technology

Engineering Technology


College Requirements for all Majors:

Engineering Programs:

32 minimum credits in Math and Science

15 minimum credits in Humanities and Social Science

60-70 credits in major (varies with major), minimum 2.0 GPA in the major

124 minimum credits total.

Engineering Technology (CMT & ET) programs:

24 minimum credits in Math and Science

15 minimum credits in Humanities and Social Science

50-60 credits in major (varies with major), minimum 2.0 GPA in the major

124 minimum credits total.

1. The total number of credit hours at graduation may be greater for some students based on initial placement exams, transfer evaluations, individual curricular choices, and academic progress.
2. Students must fulfill the necessary prerequisites for any given course or course sequence. See the Prerequisite and Co-requisite Policy in the university-wide Academic Policies section in this Bulletin.

3. The engineering programs are structured to prepare the graduate for the professional practice of engineering and/or graduate study. The curricula emphasize a rigorous treatment of the mathematical and scientific approaches to the solution of engineering problems.

4. The final two years of study stress the synthesis of unique solutions rooted in the fundamental principles mastered during the first two years and culminate in a design project.

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