ENG Undergraduate Advising

Faculty Advisor

The faculty advisor plays a central role in guiding the student’s academic program, assisting in course selection, and providing guidance and counseling in all academic matters. Upon entering the College of Engineering each student is assigned a faculty advisor. In order to register each semester, students are required to meet with their faculty advisor, discuss their academic progress and course selection, and obtain the faculty advisor’s signature on their registration form. Faculty advisors and students may find the program planning sheets useful in academic planning.

Academic Advising Reference for Fall 2018

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Contact Stefan Scott: (617) 353-6447

Second-Semester Sophomore Year

  • Designed to replicate second-semester sophomore year at Boston University
  • 50+ participate each year
  • Applications: Deadline October 2018
  • ENG Programs: Dresden, Germany; Grenoble, France; Madrid, Spain and Sydney, Australia. Students take MA226, EK307 and either BE209 or PY313; all taught in English. In Europe, students are also required to enroll in the language of host country (gen ed elective), and sociology course about host country. In Australia, students are also required to enroll in sociology course (social science) and internship required (internship does not count towards degree requirements).
    *All programs subject to sufficient enrollment numbers.

Junior Year

  • Semester varies by program
  • Direct enroll in courses at host site
  • Applications: Deadlines March 2019
  • ENG Programs: Auckland, New Zealand; Dublin, Ireland; Istanbul, Turkey; Singapore, Singapore; Sydney, Asutralia; student must create program & identify courses (advanced approval required); more difficult to arrange than sophomore programs; requires significant student initiative.

The Career Development Office assists students in finding co-op/internships and permanent employment. Offers resume critiques, cover letter help, mock interviews, and career fairs and workshops.

  • Freshman – get familiar with services; draft resumes; attend career fairs;
  • Sophomore – revise resumes, plan for a summer research or internship. Attend career fairs.
  • Junior – Continue to refine resume; explore graduate school and/or full-time employment options. Identify faculty to provide recommendations, prepare for GREs. Attend career fairs and search for industry-related summer internships. Work on writing cover letters.
  • Senior – Apply to graduate school and/or begin full-time employment job search. Visit the CDO for mock interviews. Practice technically-based interview questions with professor/mentors.

(requires a minimum of 3 additional courses):

Contact: Engineering Undergraduate Programs, ERB 107, engrec@bu.edu, 617-353-6447

Minors require 5 courses; only 2 can be double counted toward major. A minor will AUTOMATICALLY ADD at least 12 CREDITS to degree requirements.

  • ENG Minors: Biomedical, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, Materials Science & Engineering, Systems Engineering
  • Non-ENG Minors: available in CAS, CFA, COM, Questrom (Questrom minor Bus. Admin. = 7 courses) Details of these minors available through ENG Records Office, ERB 107

(usually do not require additional courses):

Concentrations require 4 courses which can usually be used to satisfy elective requirements for the major; additionally require an experiential component (lab research, directed study, senior design project OR Co-Op/Internship):

  • Aerospace (Mechanical majors & minors)
  • Energy Technologies (all majors)
  • Manufacturing (all majors)
  • Nanotechnology (all majors)
  • Technology Innovation (all majors)

Contact Carole Dutchka, caroled@bu.edu, 617-353-6647

Boston University Dual Degree Program (ENG and non-ENG Degrees)

  • 3.00 GPA required; sophomore standing or first semester junior; minimum 144 credits required; student must work out details with both degree programs prior to acceptance
  • Must complete course requirements for both degrees before either degree will be awarded

Double Major within the College of Engineering (2 ENG degrees, different departments)

  • 3.00 GPA required; sophomore standing (32 credits); minimum 168 credits required
  • Must complete course requirements for both degrees before either degree will be awarded

Early Consideration for the Master of Engineering (MEng) and Master of Science (MS)Degree Programs (contact: Kirstie Miller, kimiller@bu.edu, ERB 114)

  • Opportunity for qualified students to apply for early admission to these graduate programs. End of junior year GPA of 3.4 or higher qualifies for “automatic admission”.
  • Master’s degree can be completed in one year or less.
  • Apply by September 21 of their senior year and will receive a decision by October 5th.

Modular/Medical Integrated Curriculum (MMEDIC)

  • Second semester sophomore standing, BME only; 8 year program: 4yrs B.S., 4 yrs. MD BUSM
  • Continuation into BUSM contingent upon successful completion of all program requirements
  • Introduces some pre-clinical subjects into the undergraduate program
  • Competitive; non-admitted students can still pursue traditional Medical School application

Pre-Med / Pre-Law (CAS Pre-Professional Advising, 100 Bay State Road, 4th Floor, 3-4866,preprof@bu.edu)

  • Usually requires additional coursework

STEM Educator-Engineer Program (STEEP) (BS in ENG and Master’s in Education)
(contact: Stacey Freeman svfree@bu.edu)

  • Two SED courses (2 cr) fulfill general education electives. Plan as early as possible.
  • Blend ENG and SED courses and graduate with two degrees in 5 years.
  • Recommend participating in TISP and applying for summer internships teaching engineering.
  • Receive licensure to teach middle and high school math or physics in 44 states


Undergraduate requirements are outlined here, and may be visualized on the program planning sheets.

To learn more about degree programs, visit the department websites:
Biomedical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering