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Engineering at University of Delaware

Every engineering school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the engineering program at University of Delaware stacks up to those at other schools.

UD is located in Newark, Delaware and has a total student population of 23,613. Of the 4,743 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of Delaware in 2021, 412 of them were engineering majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Engineering section at the bottom of this page.

UD Engineering Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering
  • Doctorate Degree in Engineering

Online Classes Are Available at UD

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? UD offers distance education options for engineering at the following degree levels:

  • Master’s Degree

UD Engineering Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the engineering progam at UD compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The engineering major at UD is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Engineering. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value Engineering Master’s Degree Schools 35
Best Engineering Schools 75

In 2021, 87 students received their master’s degree in engineering from UD. This makes it the #129 most popular school for engineering master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 49 students who received their doctoral degrees in engineering, making the school the #71 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Engineering Student Demographics at UD

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the engineering majors at University of Delaware.

UD Engineering Bachelor’s Program

28% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The engineering program at UD awarded 412 bachelor's degrees in 2020-2021. About 72% of these degrees went to men with the other 28% going to women. The typical engineering bachelor's degree program is made up of only 25% women. So female students are more repesented at UD since its program graduates 3% more women than average.


About 65% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in engineering at UD are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Delaware with a bachelor's in engineering.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 34
Black or African American 17
Hispanic or Latino 44
White 266
International Students 29
Other Races/Ethnicities 22

UD Engineering Master’s Program

29% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 87 engineering students who graduated with a master's degree in 2020-2021 from UD, about 71% were men and 29% were women.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Delaware with a master's in engineering.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 7
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 36
International Students 40
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

UD also has a doctoral program available in engineering. In 2021, 49 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Concentrations Within Engineering

The following engineering concentations are available at University of Delaware. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from University of Delaware. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Mechanical Engineering 135
Chemical Engineering 108
Civil Engineering 89
Computer Engineering 79
Biomedical Engineering 60
Electrical Engineering 31
Environmental Engineering 23
Construction Engineering 19
Robotics Engineering 3
Ocean Engineering 1

Careers That Engineering Grads May Go Into

A degree in engineering can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DE, the home state for University of Delaware.

Occupation Jobs in DE Average Salary in DE
Software Applications Developers 4,790 $106,730
Cost Estimators 970 $68,690
Operations Research Analysts 960 $86,690
Civil Engineers 840 $91,410
Mechanical Engineers 670 $106,220


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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