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Nucci Scholarship

New scholarship honors engineering alumnus

Joe Nucci left an impactful legacy, both in engineering and among family, friends and colleagues, that will continue through the recipients of a new scholarship.

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Engineering For Us All

Revealing the world of engineering to young minds

Fulton Schools educators are developing learning experiences as part of Engineering For Us All to help high school students explore the profession’s possibilities.

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Dan Aukes soft robotics

Behaving like animals

Research from ASU’s IDEAlab draws inspiration from biology, and specifically the operation of animal motor neurons and muscle fibers, to advance soft robotics.

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The Backus commitment

The Backus commitment

Chuck and Judy Backus were integral to the opening of ASU’s Polytechnic campus 25 years ago and now they have established an endowment for student success.

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Latest news

Meet the exceptional graduates of Fall 2020

Meet the exceptional graduates of Fall 2020

At the close of the fall and spring semesters, the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering recognizes select members of the graduating class for demonstrating academic excellence, extraordinary leadership and community service.

Our programs


The Aviation Programs offer degrees that combine academic studies with professional flight and aviation training.

Degree options: BS in air transportation management, BS in air traffic management, BS in professional flight, BS in unmanned aerial systems, BAS in aviation, MS Tech in aviation management and human factors


​Engineering students work in interdisciplinary teams to solve real-world challenges in dedicated creative spaces that foster innovation.

Degree options: BSE and MS in engineering, BS and MS in manufacturing engineering, MS in robotics and autonomous systems, PhD in engineering education systems and design, PhD in systems engineering

Engineering Education Systems and Design

The Engineering Education Systems and Design program aims to increase the understanding and design of engineering education ecosystems.

Degree options: PhD in Engineering Education Systems and Design

Environmental and Resource Management

This program is for students seeking to understand the scientific and technological aspects of byproducts, environmental health, sustainability and natural resource conservation.

Degree options: BS and MS in environmental and resource management

Graphic Information Technology

This program lives at the intersections of creativity, visual design and technology, preparing students to create visual content for multi-channel distribution in print, web, photo, video and animation.

Degree options: BS, BAS and MS in graphic information technology, BAS in internet and web development, BS and MS in user experience

Human Systems Engineering

Human Systems Engineering combines engineering and psychology to design systems consistent with human capabilities and limitations.

Degree options: BS, MS and PhD in human systems engineering


Information Technology

​Students acquire skills in data acquisition and retrieval, managing networks and adapting computer systems and applications.

Degree options: BS and MS in information technology

Manufacturing Engineering

This program involves hands-on projects to provide students with a venue to design cost-effective and environmentally-friendly products and processes with required functionality and quality standards.

Degree options: BS and MS in manufacturing

Upcoming Events and Seminars

Missy Cummings

Center for Human, Artificial Intelligence, and Robot Teaming (CHART) Speaker Series

Joint Human-Autonomy Modeling, Design and Testing
Missy Cummings, PhD
Professor, electrical and computer engineering, Duke University
Director, Humans and Autonomy Lab

Thursday, March 4, 2021
12–1:30 p.m.

Register today

Innovation Showcase

Innovation Showcase

You’re invited to join us for the virtual Innovation Showcase all day on Friday, April 23, an event celebrating the transformative activities taking place within capstone courses at The Polytechnic School and the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering.

Friday, April 23, 2021
8–5 p.m.

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Featured story

Desert WAVE

Desert WAVE places second in the world at robotics competition

Desert WAVE floated to the top of the competition in nearly all categories as they faced off against 33 teams from nine countries.

At the Polytechnic School, you can make innovation the norm.

The Polytechnic School offers 9 undergraduate and 13 graduate degree programs. With unique opportunities for hands-on projects, partnerships with industry, and participation in cutting-edge research, you can pursue your passion for technology and engineering at The Polytechnic School.

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