College of Engineering
The College of Engineering is an academic community of students, faculty, and staff involved in educating the engineers of tomorrow and advancing the frontiers of science and technology through research and discovery. By viewing the engineering profession as a service to humanity, the College helps students become responsible, effective members of society.
The Mission of the College of Engineering is:
- to provide a rigorous education to prepare students to become highly qualified engineers and the technology leaders of tomorrow,
- to prepare graduates to lead fulfilling professional lives, participate in lifelong learning, and assume roles as contributing members of society, and
- to expand and advance the frontiers of science and technology through research, discovery, and innovation.
The engineering curriculum evolves from a common core of social sciences, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and basic engineering courses. This core curriculum provides students with the rigorous foundation needed for the specific engineering disciplines. All of the programs of study provide students with the engineering science, design, and laboratory methods required to enter industry as fully productive engineers in their chosen fields. The engineering programs also provide a foundation for graduate study in engineering and other fields.
Organization of the College
The College of Engineering includes the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering and Divisions of Material Science & Engineering and Systems Engineering. The College offers a variety of programs leading to the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The College also offers optional concentrations in Energy Technologies & Environmental Engineering, Nanotechnology, Aerospace Engineering, and Manufacturing Engineering. (The latter two are only available to Mechanical Engineering majors.) The College of Engineering offers minors in biomedical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, and systems engineering.
The College of Engineering also offers Master of Science (MS) degrees in Biomedical, Computer, Electrical, Global Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Photonics, and Systems Engineering; Master of Engineering (MEng) degrees in Biomedical, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Photonics, and Systems Engineering; and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Biomedical, Computer, Electrical, Materials Science, Mechanical, and Systems Engineering.
A Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Engineering is also available. In addition, through the ENGMEDIC program students can earn a BS degree from the College of Engineering and an MD degree from Boston University School of Medicine. A combined Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering and Master of Business Administration (MS/MBA) is offered jointly with the School of Management; and a combined Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering and Doctor of Medicine (MD/PhD) is offered jointly with the School of Medicine.
The BS programs in aerospace, biomedical, computer, electrical, manufacturing, and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. The Boston University program in manufacturing engineering was the first manufacturing program to be accredited in the United States.