Like Temple University, The College of Engineering also had humble beginnings. Temple’s Evening Technical School was established in 1936 to accommodate Temple’s expanded technical course offering. In 1969 the College of Engineering and Technology was created, eventually leading to the establishment of the College of Engineering of today in 1983. Today's College is a rising institution — consistently improving in the rankings, with rapid expansion of research and more than tripling its student body size. Through all of this one thing has been constant; the commitment to provide affordable and high quality education to a diverse and vibrant student population.
These modest beginnings have grown to mean much more than basic academics. The College of Engineering at Temple University is evolving, with the top students at the University, and its growth in research faculty and expenditures. Teaching and student involvement remains the top priority and commitment even while the College is making breakthroughs in engineering. Collaborative and interdisciplinary research within the engineering disciplines and with Temple’s medical, dental, podiatry and pharmacy schools are an advantage for the College. Meanwhile Temple University has attained prominent research designations, which also opens new research opportunities for the institution and its colleges.
The College’s programs are accredited by the national accreditation board, ABET. Upgrades to the curriculum are always ongoing, so that students receive cutting edge and relevant knowledge. This is evident in the excellent job placement rates — among the highest at the University — with our graduates hired by companies like Verizon, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Pennoni Construction, NASA, PennDot, PGW, Turner Construction, Metrologic and many more.
The College of Engineering is located at Temple University’s main campus, in the thriving city of Philadelphia – a city at the forefront of science and technology. Philadelphia is also the second largest city on the east coast and home to historic events, such as the signing of the Declaration of Independence, music and sporting venues, restaurants, theaters, and clubs. We strive to pursue these objectives in a learning environment that celebrates ethnic and gender diversity, respects experience, and encourages problem solving through teamwork. This makes Temple University’s College of Engineering a great place to start your career.
To speak to someone about the undergraduate and graduate opportunities at the College of Engineering, or to arrange a visit, please explore the admissions or academics sections and reach out to the college, or call (215) 204-7800.