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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [OFFICIAL CATALOG]

Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology

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EIT, Room 621 | (501) 569-3333 | (501) 569-8002 (fax) | ualr.edu/eit

Dean: Lawrence Whitman, Professor
Associate Dean: Jeffrey Connelly, Professor
Assistant Dean: Vernard Henley
Executive Director of Finance & Administration: Shawna Diaz-Davis
Director of Student Services: Amy Frets
Senior Recruitment/Outreach Coordinator: Ashley Henry-Saorrono
Education Counselor: Erin Flowers

The vision of the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) is to prepare career-ready graduates who can address the evolving needs of employers and to address complex challenges through the integration of innovative education, research, and service.

The mission of the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology is to:

  • provide innovative and diversified programs to enable our students to become qualified employees, to develop professionally, and to engage in lifelong learning;
  • engage in the pursuit of groundbreaking research, novel applications, and entrepreneurial innovations;
  • offer service programs that address the needs of our community and region; and
  • foster and grow mutually beneficial partnerships with alumni, industry, educators, government agencies, and other stakeholders through collaborative endeavors.

In meeting this mission, the College offers professional undergraduate degrees in Architectural & Construction Engineering, Civil and Construction Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Management, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology, Environmental Engineering, Geology, Information Science, Systems Engineering, Mechanical Systems Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering.

General Information

EIT is committed to providing the engineering, construction, earth science, and IT workforce that will build Arkansas’ future, and to developing a quality faculty that can contribute both to our overall educational needs and to the intellectual base of the state. To accomplish these goals, EIT will work with all interested students to provide the necessary intellectual basis for them to be successful and will provide its faculty with facilities and resources to make major contributions to our state. We work closely with UAMS and other educational institutions in the state and enhance our resources through the acquisition of external funds from federal agencies, private foundations, and other private enterprises.

Outreach to the community includes partnering with high schools across the state for in-school activities and summer programs held on the UA Little Rock campus. Specific emphasis is on partnerships with local and regional industries, including an extensive internship program, company-sponsored senior design projects, and advisory council participation that provide direct industry input into EIT curricula.

EIT strives to be the college of choice for students from the state who are interested in an engineering-, construction-earth science-, environmental-, or technology-based education; to have a faculty that is admired and respected regionally, nationally, and internationally; and to be the institution that area industries turn to for new employees and intellectual support for their growth strategies.

Academic Advising

Students majoring in, or interested in majoring in, programs within the College of Engineering and Information Technology (see “University Advising ” for the list of majors) are advised in the Trojan Academic Advising and Support Center until they earn approximately 45 credit hours.

After reaching approximately 45 hours, EIT majors will be advised by the appropriate advisor in the college. All students must meet with an advisor, each semester, prior to registration. Refer to ualr.edu/advising/who-is-my-advisor to determine the appropriate advisor and to learn how to schedule an appointment. For more information, please contact the office of EIT Student Services at (501) 569-3226.

EIT Core Requirements

University Core (29 hours)

See “General Education Requirements .”

EIT College Core (6 hours)

In addition to the 29-hour University Standard Core, EIT majors must complete the EIT core.

Math (3 hours)

All Courses approved by the Core Council. See “General Education Requirements  .”

Humanities or Social Sciences or Communication– Spoken or Interdisciplinary (3 hours)

All Courses approved by the Core Council. See “General Education Requirements.”

(Engineering programs replace these 3 flex credit hours with 3 hours of mathematics and/or science per the State Minimum Core.)

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