Engineering & Applied Science
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"There is no substitute for the co-op program at UC in terms of experience and return on investment. I feel twice as prepared to enter the workforce.”

— Ryan Muir Chemical Engineering, '19 —

The UC College of Engineering and Applied Science unleashes education by immersing students in a rigorous and innovative curriculum and culture of real-world, experience-based learning. The value of a CEAS degree is unparalleled, providing elevated placement, greater earning potential and unlimited post-graduate options.


Visiting Campus In Person & Virtually

We've resumed in-person events and we can’t wait to meet you! We also have virtual options including close-ups and a virtual tour—choose visit options based on what you want and need.


Meet with one of our admissions counselors: Alex and Maddie, to learn more about the college and ask questions. Register to meet with us in-person.

We're now hosting in person events including our college closeups. Register for a closer look at what it's like to be an engineering and applied science student. We'll discuss programs, co-op, affordability, student experience/support, and more. You'll also get an opportunity to connect with current CEAS students. 

  • If you are a high school teacher or counselor and you’re interested in scheduling a classroom visit – please email us:

Virtual Tours | Explore Campus

Virtual Tour of CEAS

You'll hear us often referred to as CEAS on campus! We've created an immersive digital experience that will help you fall in love with UC. CEAS students take you on a tour through engineering buildings, facilities, classrooms, and more. Also, hear from professors by viewing the faculty talks. When you're ready to visit us, we would love to show you around campus in person! 

Majors & Programs

CEAS Students meet with an advisor

Cooperative Education

UC students shown here during their co-op at Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. UC/ Joseph Fuqua II

What is co-op?

At the University of Cincinnati, we believe that learning is doing and doing is learning. Our curriculum is built around co-op - it’s part of our DNA. Which only makes sense, since we invented cooperative education back in 1906. Ranked No. 1 in the nation among public universities by U.S. News & World Report. UC’s co-op program promotes paid on-the-job experience that fosters professional maturity and increases career options following graduation. Gain real-world experience while collecting a real-world paycheck.

  • Where will you co-op?: From Tesla and Toyota to Apple and Microsoft, UC has partnerships with more than 600 businesses, industries, research organizations, and governmental agencies located around the world.
  • Student co-op stories: Discover what co-op has to offer you, directly from our students.
  • Co-op Frequently Asked Questions: Answers to questions we often hear from students.
  • International Co-op: Learn while discovering the world through the international co-op program.

Co-op schedule

This is one example of what your co-op schedule will look like.

Sample co-op schedule.
  First Year Second Year Third Year Fourth Year Fifth Year
Fall Classes Classes Co-op Classes Classes
Spring Classes Co-op Classes Co-op Graduation!
Summer Free Classes Co-op Co-op N/A

Student Life

a group of students convene in the Engineering quad

CEAS Student Organizations 

Getting good grades is important, but making the most of the opportunities outside of the classroom is the key to a well-rounded and rewarding college experience. Learn more about the CEAS community and college life outside of the classroom.

Apply / Admissions Process

How to get into CEAS, admissions process, etc.

We're excited that you're interested in being a CEAS Bearcat! You're at the start of an incredible journey and we can't wait for you to see the opportunities available at CEAS to enhance your experience. It’s important to understand UC’s Application Process and Requirements. If you have questions, please contact the CEAS Recruitment Team at to speak with an admissions counselor—we're here to support you! It's time to turn your plans into action! 

Incoming Fall 2024 Class Admissions Updates

We will be test optional for students applying to CEAS for the incoming Fall 2024. Please visit UC Admissions Test Optional page for more information.

Important dates

Senior year can get hectic for many high school students, but it’s important to complete all of the necessary steps in the college application process by their respective deadlines. We are here to help if you have any questions!

  • Apply: August 1-November 30, 2023
  • Deadline: December 1, 2023
  • Decision: TBD
  • Confirmation: TBD

Frequently asked questions

  • CEAS reviews applications holistically. We consider academic success (grades and classes), extra-curricular activities, letter of recommendation(s), and essay(s). 
  • We require students who are applying to CEAS to have 3 credits of Science (with Chemistry and Physics included) and 4 credits of Math (with Pre-Calculus included at a minimum). Engineering Technology programs may have flexibility with admissions requirements. 
  • The University of Cincinnati is test optional for students applying to CEAS for the incoming Fall 2024 class. Please visit UC Admissions Test Optional page for more information.

Yes, CEAS is a direct admit college! You’re admitted to our College of Engineering & Applied Science rather than a pre-major program. This means that you can apply directly to a program of choice, and if you’re admitted, you’ll begin your college career in that specific program.


Please take a look at these websites which will help you to determine which credit will transfer and compare it to your CEAS program’s curriculum:


  • Apply directly to one of our undergraduate degree programs 
  • Visit our Choose Your Major page
  • Start planning now to accelerate your degree via ACCEND to earn a bachelor's and a master's degree. You will have the opportunity to apply for ACCEND at the end of your first year.

Our engineering technology programs are the reason we have “Applied Science” in our college name! Engineering at UC is focused on theory and design, whereas engineering technology specializes in application and implementation. Our engineering programs curricula include higher-level math and theoretical science and our engineering technology program puts greater emphasis on hands-on lab skills. Both programs are 5-year bachelor programs which include 5 semesters of co-op.

If you have additional questions, visit our list of expanded frequently asked questions page. 

Contact us

If you have additional questions, we are here to help! Contact undergraduate admissions: or live chat with us in the bottom, right corner of your desktop screen or mobile device.

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