Why Choose BU-ENG as an Undergrad?
While there are hundreds of reasons to study engineering at Boston University, here are some
of the best ones...
the Wonder of Engineering
The College of Engineering has two hands-on maker-spaces where you can design and build things of your own design. In the Engineering Product Innovation Center you can take your idea for a product and guide it through the design, prototyping and manufacturing process. The Singh Imagineering Lab is a tinker space where you can design and build your own ideas and even enter a competition for cash prizes.
Undergrad Research Opportunities
Undergraduates have the opportunity to participate in research projects in faculty labs; most of these positions are paid. You can be part of the discovery process and may even co-author a paper presented at a national engineering conference. Positions are available during the academic year and free summer housing is available for some student researchers.
BU has study abroad programs just for engineering students in Germany, France, and Spain, where you can spend a semester learning engineering while experiencing another culture, all without added cost.
Your Degree Program
The College has concentrations in Energy Technologies, Manufacturing, Nanotechnology and Technology Innovation, which allow you to add expertise in a cutting-edge field to your engineering degree without additional coursework. In addition, Mechanical Engineering majors may choose a concentration in Aerospace Engineering. Minors are also available throughout the College of Engineering and throughout BU. You can even be certified to teach science, technology, engineering and math in middle schools and high schools across the country through a unique STEM Educator-Engineer Program.
Go Sox, Go History
As a BU student, you can explore American history, take in a ball game at nearby Fenway Park and enjoy the many other activities the country’s largest college town has to offer. The vibrant city of Boston is easily accessible by foot or by a public transit system that runs right through the BU campus.
A Small Community
in a Large University
At BU, you get the best of both worlds: membership in a close-knit community of engineering scholars where you get to know your classmates and professors and access to the resources and opportunities only a large research university can offer. And, virtually all classroom instruction is provided by faculty, not graduate students.
An Edge in Employment
We offer a comprehensive career development program just for engineering students that spans everything from résumé writing, to internship and co-op placements, to sophisticated job search capabilities. Nearly all students who use these services find a job or are in graduate school within six months of graduation.
Opportunities abound to put your engineering knowledge to use through service and professional organizations, such as the BU Energy Club and Engineers Without Borders.
The Business Side
You can add a Technology Innovation Concentration to your degree and blend engineering with fundamental business concepts as you learn how innovative products are brought to the marketplace.
Ultimately, our commitment is to ensure that the engineering experience at Boston University provides the extraordinary problem-solving, people and community skills that translate to lifelong leadership, impact and success. Our alumni include leaders in many fields of engineering, as well as doctors, lawyers, businesspeople, financial professionals, educators and others.
Inspiring and Preparing Future Engineers
You can join the ranks of Inspiration Ambassadors in the Technology Innovation Scholars Program, where you will introduce K-12 students to engineering's power to improve our society. You'll bring fun and educational activities to thousands of young people and inspire them to become engineers.