Dean’s Welcome

Boston University College of Engineering prepares students for rewarding careers in the global marketplace.

On a March day in 1876, Boston University Professor Alexander Graham Bell called for his assistant using his newly patented “telegraphy” device. History knows Bell as the inventor of the telephone, but on that day he was an educator of the deaf searching for a tool to aid his work, and in the process became an engineer.

Bell’s dual focus on innovation and education continues to characterize engineering at Boston University today. The work that more than 125 faculty researchers are conducting in bioengineering, materials science, micro- and nanotechnology, networks and systems, and sensors and imaging informs and enriches the educational experience.

Whether it’s bringing new ideas into the classroom, or involving students directly in the research experience, our faculty takes as much pride in teaching as in research.

The College of Engineering is a community where students get to know each other and their professors, where faculty personally teach all undergraduates and guide graduate students to the leading edge of innovation. This close-knit atmosphere, access to study-abroad programs designed specifically for our engineering students, and all of the opportunities that only a large university can offer make Boston University a great place to study engineering and prepare for a career in the global marketplace.

This website has details of our various academic programs, research initiatives and other exciting information about the College. Thank you for visiting and I invite you to contact us with any questions or comments you may have.


Kenneth R. Lutchen