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Ingalls Engineering Resource Center


The W. Bradford Ingalls Engineering Resource Center provides College of Engineering students with a state-of-the-art place to meet, do research and work on common projects together. Established through a gift from the college’s first alumnus, the center combines high technology with innovative design to create a welcoming environment for students to build on the knowledge gained in the classroom and laboratory. It’s a place for students to study individually, to work on class projects in small groups, to research on-line journals and periodicals, or just relax between classes.

The Ingalls Engineering Resource Center has a range of features and capabilities aimed at enhancing the educational experience for BU engineering students.

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Location & Access to the Center

The main entrance is located on the first floor of 44/48 Cummington St.. You need card access, using your Boston University Terrier ID Card, to enter and use the facilities.

To get card access, go to:

Click on Apply for Access (upper left-hand corner) and search for "Ingalls" (without quotes) to find: ERA/MEB/ERB W. Bradford Ingalls Engineering Resource Center.

All College of Engineering faculty, staff and students will be approved automatically and your card will be activated in less than 1 hour and will work in the card readers at the front and back of the Ingalls Center and the front and back door of 44 Cummington St.

Hours (updated 3/30/13)

Both Ingalls front and back doors are locked at all times. The front and side door of 44 Cummington Mall are locked nights and weekends. Your Boston University Terrier ID Card will work in all 4 doors during these times: 7AM to 11PM, 7 days, including semester breaks, holidays and emergency closings. Hours may change and will be posted at this site and in Ingalls. After-hours access is available: On the day you need after-hours access, click the link above to get into Zaius. After you type “Ingalls” (without quotes) in the search box, look for “ONE DAY ACCESS ONLY (Overnight Pass)”. Your card should work in less than an hour.