Programs

When people say they want to be an engineer, we say, “Great, which kind?” Do you want to launch satellites, create new health care technologies, design graphics for 3-D gaming, build components for wind turbines or invent nanoscale devices for detecting biological hazards? Engineering encompasses almost every aspect of our lives, so your choices, as you’ll see from the list below, are vast and varied. We encourage you to explore them all.

  • tmp_100x100Aerospace Engineering Students interested in creating the next generation of aircraft and spacecraft can opt for a concentration in aerospace engineering within the mechanical engineering bachelor's degree program. As a graduate of this program you will have a foundational degree in one of engineering's core disciplines with specialized training in aerospace engineering, giving you marketability and balance. More Info
  • tmp_100x100Biomedical Engineering Boston University is home to one of the nation's elite biomedical engineering departments, with professors devoted to your education and the development of technologies that improve the human condition. Your courses and research will cover diverse areas of engineering, including DNA investigation, biology and physiology, and microscopic-level tissue and organ analysis. A degree in biomedical engineering prepares you for a career in numerous areas of biotechnology, medicine and engineering. More Info
  • tmp_100x100Computer Engineering The computer engineering degree program encourages you to pursue your own hands-on research, while preparing you for a career in an evolving field that controls the future of communication. Today's computers link people, places and resources from around the world and manage communications systems, manufacturing systems, automobiles, and medical instrumentation. A multidisciplinary faculty addresses the design of state-of-the-art devices that directly impact future computational systems. More Info
  • tmp_100x100Electrical Engineering Electrical engineering technologies will drive the 21st century. Electrical engineers harness electronic and electromagnetic energy to create new and better televisions, cellular phones and other consumer devices, as well as medical imaging, radar and fiber-optic technologies. Boston University encourages you to pursue your own hands-on research, where your experience and problem-solving skills can prepare you to be a technology innovator. More Info
  • tmp_100x100Energy Technologies & Environmental Engineering New engineering breakthroughs in energy and the environment will shape our society for the future. Undergraduates interested in being a part of these breakthroughs — and pursuing careers in green technology — will be able to add a concentration in energy technologies and environmental engineering within any of our degree programs. Adding this concentration gives you a specialized focus on critical issues such as clean energy and energy conversion and a strong background to advance yourself for the future. More Info
  • tmp_100x100Manufacturing Engineering Boston University pioneered manufacturing engineering and offers undergraduates the opportunity to add a concentration in this discipline to a mechanical engineering degree. Graduates of this program earn a bachelor's degree in one of engineering's foundational disciplines, while gaining specialized focus in manufacturing engineering, which includes micro-electronics, original product design and green manufacturing. Graduate students can pursue a research-based master of science degree or an industry-focused master of engineering degree in manufacturing engineering. More Info
  • tmp_100x100Materials Science & Engineering Materials science and engineering spans all fields of study in the College of Engineering. The program offers master of science and master of engineering degrees, and undergraduates can choose it as a minor. Materials science faculty members often employ undergraduates in their laboratories, where advanced materials with biomedical, mechanical, electrical and computer applications are being developed. More Info
  • tmp_100x100Mechanical Engineering Mechanical engineering combines physics, manufacturing, and electrical and biomedical engineering. Specializing in areas like robotics and clean energy, mechanical engineers design and create medical devices, heating and cooling systems, and the engines of cars, boats and jets. In addition to offering a full suite of graduate degrees, the program allows mechanical engineering undergraduates to specify a career track by adding a concentration in aerospace engineering or manufacturing engineering. More Info
  • tmp_100x100Nanotechnology Nanotechnology is a rapidly expanding field that operates on a tiny scale. Engineers are designing processes and devices as small as millionths of a millimeter that will tell us how DNA works, deliver highly targeted medicines to treat illnesses, increase the power and decrease the size of electronic devices, and provide a host of other services, many of which have not even been imagined yet. As an engineering undergraduate at Boston University, you will have the opportunity to add nanotechnology as a concentration to your degree and further enhance your preparation for technology leadership. More Info
  • tmp_100x100Photonics The increasing use of light in communications, industry, health care and other applications requires engineers with a thorough understanding of the propagation of light and its interaction with matter. Boston University is one of the few that offers master's degree programs in photonics. Whether students choose a research- or industry-based degree program, they have access to the University's Photonics Center, which houses state-of-the-art facilities and a business incubator. More Info
  • tmp_100x100Systems Engineering Systems engineering spans all areas of the College. The Systems Engineering Division awards graduate degrees, but its faculty teaches undergraduates, who can minor in the discipline. Through multidisciplinary research, you'll examine and develop all types of systems, from robotics and manufacturing to networks and biological models, adding another dimension to your chosen field of study. More Info
  • tmp_100x100Technology Innovation The Technology Innovation concentration encourages an entrepreneurial mindset by exploring the innovation and product design process from concept to deployment. Technology Innovation leverages the College’s Societal Engineer initiatives, encouraging students to use creative problem-solving skills and global awareness to solve society’s grand challenges. More Info

All of the above Bachelor of Science programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MA 21202-4012.