SSES is part of The University of Arizona, College of Engineering.
About UA College of Engineering:
The College of Engineering was founded when the University of Arizona opened its doors in 1885. Mining was the bedrock of Arizona’s economy at that time, and educating mining engineers was a top priority – indeed, it still is.
As the state’s economy grew and diversified, the College continued to play a pivotal role in providing the research and engineering expertise necessary for that growth.
In today’s competitive environment, graduates of the College are the entrepreneurs developing high-tech companies that are creating jobs and improving our quality of life.
An engineering education will provide the research to build new industries and the knowledge for those who run them.
University of Arizona College of Engineering Progress Report 2011
Arizona Engineer Spring 2012 Edition
More information on UA College of Engineering Graduate Programs can be found here
The University of Arizona is committed to sustainability. To learn more about UA Sustainability, click on the links below:
Institute of the Environment
Environment and Sustainability Portal
The College of Engineering has eight departments and offers 13 undergraduate degree programs, including joint programs with other colleges. The College received more than $28 million in research funding in 2012.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) ranks UA 21st among all universities nationwide in research funding, and 14th among public universities. The overall ranking for the UA is up from 22nd in the last NSF report. UA ranked 3rd in the country in physical sciences research spending, at more than $124 million, and 14th in the country in industry-financed research expenditures, at nearly $28 million.
US News & World Report ranks UA’s:
- Graduate program in industrial engineering 27th in the country
- Graduate program in environmental engineering 31st
- Graduate program in civil engineering 38th
About The School of Sustainable Engineered Systems (SSES):
SSES is a new initiative by the UA College of Engineering to emerge as a leader in research, scholarship, and education in the pursuit of sustainably providing material resources, water, energy, infrastructure, and manufactured products through innovative systems.