Jun 17, 2024  
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Clarence M. Mitchell School of Engineering

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Dean:  Dr. Oscar Barton, Jr.

Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies:  Dr. Arlene Cole-Rhodes

Assosciate Dean for Undergraduate Studies:  Dr. Celeste Chavis

Assistant Dean for Academic Student Success:  Dr. Monica Poindexter


The School of Engineering offers educational programs which ensure that students acquire the ability to master fundamental principles of engineering which may be applied effectively to benefit society. All efforts of the faculty and administration are directed at developing the students’ potential and preparing them to assume leadership roles in their chosen profession.

Goals and Objectives

The primary objectives of the School of Engineering are as follows:

  • Establish a School of Engineering of the first rank.
  • Instill in its students the confidence and competence required to meet the challenges associated with careers in engineering.
  • Produce competitive engineers who have negotiated a well-balanced curriculum based on regional and national accreditation guidelines.
  • Exhibit educational leadership in accomplishing the task of increasing the representation of African Americans and others who are underrepresented among engineering professionals.

These objectives are centered on three core academic “drivers” relating to:

  • Preeminence in education through teaching and learning 
  • Excellence in Engineering practice and research
  • Commitment to service to society-at-large


The School of Engineering awards the Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering,  Mechatronics Engineering,Transportation Systems Engineering, and Transportation Systems.

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