s te University f Utagears up fr anterseasn f PAC-12 atetics,te Cege f Engineeringis preparing t cmpeteacademicay as a PAC-12
contender. As Utah’s ag
-sip engineering prgram,te Cege embraces
the opportunity to redene excellence among a new set of
peers. We are asking ur facuty eaders, advisry bard
members and corporate partners what it means to be ahigh-performing school when the competition now includes
severa f te tp engineering prgrams in te natin.Fr mre tan a decade, Uta’s investments frm te Engi-neering Initiative and te Uta Science Tecngy and Re-
search Initiative have helped accelerate our rate of growth instudent and faculty size, research expenditures and degree
utput. Te University f Uta is te pipeine fr engineeringand cmputer science graduates in a state tat as earnedte mst tp 10 ecnmic rankings f any state in te U.S. T ep sustain Uta’s tec-driven ecnmy, te Cege
must continue to grow in size, quality and reputation. Incritical metrics, the College compares well among PAC-12engineering programs, including: average quantitative GRE’s
fr entering graduate students; percentage f facuty mem-bers in te Natina Academy f Engineering; tta researc
expenditures; and the average amount of research expendi
-tures per facuty.In ter categries, te cmpetitin gets tuger. Te
University of Utah’s tuition is lowest among PAC-12 schools,and we are comparatively small in undergraduate and
graduate engineering enrments, despite years f acceer-
ated growth. While competing academically with Stanford,Berkeley and USC sets a high bar, this comparison will help
te Cege f Engineering rise t te caenge.
Buiding n an 84% increase in graduates in
the last decade, we envision a College of Engineering
substantiay arger in bt undergraduate and gradu-
ate enrollments. We are on a trajectory for growth en
-anced by strategic recruiting and utreac prgrams,and sustained by cntinuing state investments.
The College of Engineering will be raisingadmission standards to ensure the students we acceptare better prepared to succeed. We will continue torecruit exceptional faculty who will advance the Col
lege’s strategic objectives, and award tenure to facultywho meet our high standards for research, service and
We will aggressively promote programs
and attributes tat differentiate te Cege f Engi-neering, suc as tecngy innvatin, entrepre-neurism, and arge-scae, interdiscipinary researc
successes. Best known for its pioneering efforts incomputer graphics, scientic visualization, fossil ener
-gy, rbtics, neura interfaces and MEMS, te Cegeas emerging strengts in data science, nantecn-gy and nucear engineering.
I hope you will enjoy reading this year’s report. I think you will nd our new association with the nation’s topengineering schools is generating excitement about
ur visin fr te future.
Rrd B. Brw
DEAN, COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING