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Being a Buckeye Engineer

first-year engineering studentEngineers are creative problem-solvers who invent and improve almost anything related to our health, happiness and safety. In short, engineers help shape the future.

Ohio State's College of Engineering will help you make a world of difference by providing excellent opportunities to take part in research experiences; interact with outstanding faculty; participate in project teams and organizations related to your respective engineering disciplines; and practice your profession before you even graduate.

We create an unsurpassed learning environment for students by:

  • delivering outstanding education programs, emphasizing experiential learning;
  • recruiting and retaining a diverse student body, including the use of strategic pipelines and programs that address individual needs; and 
  • graduating practitioners with the skills to negotiate real-world situations, the conceptual breadth to offer alternatives to conventional solutions, and the ethical foundation to be role models to all groups.

Most engineering students participate in some version of experiential experience, including cooperative education or internship programs, facilitated by Engineering Career Services. The college’s reputation for producing top-notch engineering talent, as well as providing superior services to employers, has attracted national and international employers including Fortune 500 companies, small and medium-sized manufacturers, start-ups, engineering and technical services firms, and state and federal agencies.

Ohio State is one of the world’s best comprehensive, public research universities, attracting world-class faculty and graduate students with our state-of-the-art facilities and abundant research opportunities. Our engineering graduate program is ranked first among all Ohio universities and 14th nationally among public universities by U.S. News & World Report.


Breaking down education barriers

Biomedical engineering senior Jen Schlegel is surprised by President Michael V. Drake when he tells her she is one of two recipients of the President's Prize, the highest university recognition bestowed on exceptional students committed to social change. Read more.

Capstone projects offer glimpse into future

Much more than a display of senior engineering projects, the Engineering Design Showcase is a culmination of the undergraduate engineering academic experience at Ohio State. As part of college’s focus on experiential learning, all undergraduate engineering students spend one to two semesters tackling a real-world problem before graduation. Read more.

Buckeyes earn 4th consecutive EcoCAR 3 win

Ohio State won first place in the final year of EcoCAR 3, an Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors Co. EcoCAR 3 is a four-year collegiate automotive engineering competition that challenged teams to redesign a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro to further reduce its environmental impact while maintaining performance and safety. Read more.