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About Us

The Societal Engineer

Engineers shape the quality of our lives and the College of Engineering educates the technology leaders of tomorrow while pushing the boundaries of innovation that improve society. The College offers a slate of bachelor's degrees in several engineering disciplines, as well as master's and doctoral degrees for those pursuing careers in industry or research.

As the College's acclaimed faculty pursue innovation aimed at meeting the engineering challenges of the coming decades, they engage students with an interdisciplinary approach to engineering education that looks outward to engage other professions and bring innovations to society's use. The BU engineering graduate is a "societal engineer," well prepared to make significant contributions to the betterment of society whether pursuing a career in engineering or any other profession where quantitative skills can be used to improve people's lives.

Undergraduates can choose to add a concentration or minor to their major degree, pursue internship and research opportunities, or study abroad in programs designed specifically for engineering students. In addition to being part of a close-knit engineering community, BU students have all of the opportunities for intellectual and personal growth available at one of the nation's largest private research universities located in one of America's most vibrant cities.

Graduate Programs and Research

At the graduate level, the College offers research-based Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degree programs, as well as Master of Engineering degrees for those pursuing careers in industry. In addition to programs in the departments of Biomedical, Electrical & Computer, and Mechanical Engineering, the College offers graduate degrees in the interdisciplinary divisions of Materials Science & Engineering and Systems Engineering. Dual degree programs are also offered.

A testament to their impact on the engineering challenges of today and tomorrow, College of Engineering faculty researchers draw high levels of support from some of the nation's leading funding agencies and organizations, like the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, among many others.

Lessons for Life

Whether educating the technology leaders of the future or creating the innovations that enhance society today, the College of Engineering is committed to producing graduates who share a life-long commitment to improving the lives of people around the world.

Mission of the College

  • 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;
  • to expand and advance the frontiers of science and technology through research, discovery and innovation.