From the Dean


From the Dean, Dr. Timothy Wei


Welcome to the website of the UNL College of Engineering (or as we say, "Nebraska Engineering"). This is a college that has the people, the resources and the commitment to make transformational changes to benefit our students and the state, as well as beyond these borders.

As the only college of engineering in the state of Nebraska, we’re driven to build vibrant and vital programs with our imaginations and innovations already focused on the next century. Our faculty, staff and students are developing plans based on three guiding principles and five fundamental themes. As a cohesive unit, Nebraska Engineering is priming for this challenge.

In joining the Big Ten (and the Big Ten Plus Engineering Consortium), we are in the company of most of the Top 20 engineering colleges in the country. With significant hiring, intentional focus on state-of-the-art student education, training, retention and development, and a concomitant focus on excellence in graduate education through world-class research, we are going to be a fundamentally different College of Engineering over the next 5-10 years.

On behalf of the college, then, I invite you to join us on our journey to becoming one of the top colleges of engineering in teaching and research. This is an amazing time in the life of the college and I want all of our constituent groups, both within and beyond the college, to play critical roles in this transition. It is the only way we will succeed.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to bringing the UNL College of Engineering to where it is today. And thanks in advance to all of you who will help make Nebraska Engineering as great as it will become.
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