Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology

EIT, Room 621, (501) 569-3333, (501) 569-8002 (fax), Website

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

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, Engineering Technology, Environmental Engineering, Geology, Information Science, and Systems Engineering with options in Mechanical, Electrical, and Computer Engineering.

At the graduate level, EIT offers graduate certificates in Information Quality, Data Science, Technology Innovation, and Systems Engineering.  M.S. degrees are offered in Computer Science, Construction Management, Information Quality, Information Science, and Systems Engineering.  Ph.D. degrees are offered in Integrated Computing and Engineering Science and Systems. An M.S.–Ph.D. program in Bioinformatics is offered jointly with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

General Information

Outreach to the community includes partnering with high schools across the state for in-school activities and summer programs held on the UALR 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 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 potential 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 the 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.

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.


EIT Core Requirements

EIT has a core curriculum adapted to the needs of its engineering-, construction-, geology-, and IT-oriented degrees. Each bachelor’s degree program requires the 21-hour university standard core that includes courses in communication, fine arts, humanities, social sciences, history of civilization, and U.S. history or government as well as a 14-hour EIT college core that includes courses in science and mathematics as well as additional communication, humanities, or social science. Engineering programs have a further modified college core included in their sections of this catalog.Note that some programs require specific courses within the choices listed; please check the curriculum lists for individual programs.

College Core (6 hours)

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

Math (3 hours)

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

Flex (3 hours)

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

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


Department Catalog Links

Department of Computer Science
  • Associate of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies in Information Assurance
Department of Construction Management & Civil and Construction Engineering
  • Associate of Science in Construction Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Architectural & Construction Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil and Construction Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Construction Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering
Department of Earth Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Geology
  • Bachelor of Science Concentration in Geology: Environmental Geology
Department of Engineering Technology
  • Associate of Engineering Technology in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology
  • Associate of Engineering Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology
Department of Information Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Science
  • Bachelor of Science in E-Commerce
  • Bachelor of Arts in Web Design and Development
  • Certificate in Mobile Web Design and Development
  • Certificate in Information Technology
Department of Systems Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering – Computer
  • Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering – Electrical
  • Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering – Mechanical