Welcome to Alfred University’s renowned Inamori School of Engineering, where our maker-culture breeds the talented engineers needed to solve many of society’s biggest challenges. Here you’ll imagine the future and invent what’s next – you’ll be a part of a creative-thinking university that is alive with ideas that become the inventions, solutions and breakthroughs to solve tomorrow’s programs. Our school is one of only two institutions in the nation that offers a BS in Ceramic Engineering and the only institution in the US offering degrees in glass science. Right from your first year, you’ll be immersed in real engineering courses in small classes with opportunities for hands-on laboratory experiences and research in state-of-the-art facilities alongside dedicated professors who care about you and your success. Let’s change the world. Alfred University.

Inamori School of Engineering

Alfred University's engineers imagine the future and make it happen. You will be a part of a university that is alive with ideas that become the inventions, solutions, and breakthroughs to solve tomorrow's problems.



Small class sizes and a 13-to-one student/faculty ratio means you're able to build long-lasting relationships with faculty who know you by name and become life-long mentors.


For Research

With our Alfred Research Grants for Undergraduate Students (ARGUS) program, you benefit from ample research opportunities in your field of engineering with plenty of funding to go around.



With six undergraduate and six graduate majors to choose from, Alfred University's Inamori School of Engineering prepares students to enter the workforce with their BS, MS, or even their PhD.

Program Major Minor Degree Additional Info
Biomaterials Engineering Available Available BS
Ceramic Engineering Available Unavailable BS
Glass Engineering Science Available Available BS
Materials Science and Engineering Available Available BS
Mechanical Engineering Available Available BS
Renewable Energy Engineering Available Available BS
Undecided Engineering Unavailable Unavailable

BA - Bachelor of Arts BS - Bachelor of Science BFA - Bachelor of Fine Arts

* Corning Community College degree completion program

Program Masters Doctorate Certificate Additional Info
Biomaterials Engineering MS Unavailable Unavailable
Ceramic Engineering MS PhD Unavailable
Electrical Engineering MS Unavailable Unavailable
Glass Science MS PhD Unavailable
Materials Science and Engineering MS PhD Unavailable
Mechanical Engineering MS Unavailable Unavailable

MA - Master of Arts MS - Master of Science MS Ed - Master of Science in Education MBA - Master of Business Administration MFA - Master of Fine Arts MPA - Master of Public Administration

PhD- Doctorate of Philosophy PsyD- Doctorate of Psychology

CAS- Certificate of Advanced Study

* Corning Community College degree completion program

** CITE / New York City Low Residency Program

Students working with equipment


The world-class research programs at AU will enhance your educational experience. Students and faculty work together to discover new phenomena, design new products and develop advanced methods to manufacture them.

Students working with equipment


You will be hands-on in our labs and with our equipment right from the start - you do not need to wait until you're a grad student.

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Research Centers

Our teaching and research institutions, are dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Research Centers

Contact Engineering

Get to know our Inamori School of Engineering faculty and staff.

Meet our Faculty

Engineering Short Courses

For those interested in increasing their expertise in the field of ceramics and glasses, or for those just being introduced, our engineering short courses are a great option.

Mission Statement

The Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering aims to provide academically challenging, inquiry-based programs to prepare technically proficient and broadly educated engineers and scientists at the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels.


The Inamori School of Engineering hosts two annual lectures for fall and spring semesters. In addition, the School of Engineering hosts and co-sponsors many important confe...

Annual Award Lectures

Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology

Alfred University's CACT is one of 15 Centers for Advanced Technology located across New York State created to speed technology transfer from universities to the marketplace.

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