Mechanical Engineering is a dynamically evolving discipline, especially here at Boston University. The fundamental aspects of a Mechanical Engineering education, including hands-on experience designing and building solutions to challenging problems, remain unchanged. But the areas of application — and hence career opportunities — are diverse and ever-expanding. Whether you’re preparing for professional careers or advanced studies, you’ll gain academic depth, interdisciplinary insight, applied experience, and access to our diverse local, regional, and national network. We offer a range of outstanding degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

    Our top-ranked biomedical engineering curriculum integrates a thorough training in engineering with a wide-ranging curriculum of life sciences, research theory and systems physiology.
    Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

    As a computer engineering student, you will build a strong foundation in the physical sciences, mathematics, and computer science necessary for engineering computer hardware, software, and networks.
    Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

    With a degree in electrical engineering, you’ll learn the skills needed to begin a career in a wide range of fields, from robotics to medical imaging.
    Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

    Hands-on, active learning in hot engineering subdisciplines, including aerospace engineering, robotics, manufacturing engineering, and materials science.
    Mechanical Engineering
  • BME Modular Medical/Dental Integrated Curriculum (MMEDIC)

    The Modular Medical Integrated Curriculum (MMEDIC) is a competitive early selection program designed for biomedical engineering students who are interested in becoming physicians.
    Biomedical Engineering
  • Concentration in Aerospace Engineering

    Available to Mechanical Engineering undergraduate students, this concentration covers the design, construction and science of aircraft and spacecraft, and prepares students for leadership in the aerospace industry.
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Concentration in Energy Technologies and Sustainability

    The Energy Technologies concentration for undergraduates allows students the opportunity to acquire, fundamental understanding of the environmental impacts of various energy technologies, leading to careers in green technology. 
    Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Concentration in Machine Learning

    Machine Learning is an important area of research and practice influencing many diverse application domains and industries. Students may add this concentration to any undergraduate degree within the College of Engineering.
    Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Concentration in Manufacturing Engineering

    In one of the nation’s oldest manufacturing engineering programs, engineering undergraduate students who add this concentration will learn topics ranging from manufacturing basics to real-world professional practice.
    Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Concentration in Nanotechnology

    Undergraduate students can explore the emergence of nanotechnology and its effects on biomedical, photonic, electronic and atomic systems.
    Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Concentration in Technology Innovation

    This concentration is a vehicle for introducing undergraduate engineers to an entrepreneurial mindset by understanding how technical innovations are translated into marketable products and businesses.
    Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Late Entry Accelerated Program: A Master’s Program for Non-Engineers (LEAP)

    A unique program that enables students without an undergraduate engineering degree to earn a master's degree in engineering.
    Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design & Manufacturing, Robotics & Autonomous Systems, Systems Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering

      A Practical, Professional Degree Customized Curriculum The Master of Engineering (MEng) degree in Biomedical Engineering is an individually designed professional master’s degree program for students who are focused on a career in the medical device and technology field. This flexible program can be completed in as little as two semesters of full-time study, but […]
    Biomedical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Materials Science & Engineering

    The flexible Master of Engineering (MEng) degree in Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) is a professional master’s program that can be completed in one year of full-time study, or up to two years if an internship or project-based experience is desired. Part-time options are also available.
    Materials Science & Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering

    The Master of Engineering (MEng) in Systems Engineering is a professional degree program designed for students focusing on engineering, consulting, or management careers in industry, business, or government. The program provides flexibility in course selection to allow students to gain sufficient depth and breadth in their area of concentration while complementing these with courses outside their concentration area.
    Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

    Providing the necessary foundation in molecular- or systems-level biology/physiology and mathematics for students to pursue advanced biomedical engineering careers.
    Biomedical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering

    Our integrated Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering Degree provides training, skills, and expertise across these traditionally separated domains. It gives you great flexibility in how you shape your Master of Science program and how you present yourself to potential employers.
    Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Master of Science in Materials Science & Engineering

    The Master of Science (MS) degree in Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) is aimed at graduating senior students who want to engage in graduate studies in materials science and engineering.
    Materials Science & Engineering
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

    The Master of Science (MS) in Mechanical Engineering (ME) is a flexible program for students who desire advanced training in specific areas of mechanical engineering as a prelude to a career in either research or industry.
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Product Design & Manufacture

    The Master of Science (MS) degree in Product Design and Manufacture is designed to train modern engineers to generate compelling new ideas—as well as the passion and leadership skills to translate those ideas into the practical design and mass production of innovative and cost-effective new products.
    Mechanical Engineering, Product Design & Manufacturing
  • Master of Science in Robotics & Autonomous Systems

    This degree has been designed to combine instruction in the underlying theoretical basis for modern robotics and autonomous systems with machine learning and hands-on experience in industry or research.
    Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics & Autonomous Systems, Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science in Systems Engineering

    Non-Thesis Program Option All SE MS students enter as non-thesis students. MS non-thesis students must satisfy a practicum requirement by completing an approved course that meets the practicum requirement, or an approved project. The non-thesis MS program can be completed in two semesters, although most students take longer. Part-time enrollment in the program is also […]
    Systems Engineering
  • Master’s Degree Specializations

    Interdisciplinary specialization in Robotics, Data Analytics, or Cybersecurity add value to your Masters' Degree, giving students an edge in rapidly growing economic sectors that are in need of Engineers.
    Electrical & Computer Engineering, Robotics & Autonomous Systems, Systems Engineering
  • MD/PhD in Biomedical Engineering (BME)

    This dual-degree program allows qualified students to obtain their MD and PhD degrees simultaneously through training and research conducted with the Biomedical Engineering Department and School of Medicine. Please see the home page of the MD/PhD program for more information.
    Biomedical Engineering
  • Minor in Biomedical Engineering

    Undergraduates can supplement their degree with an in-depth minor in biomedical engineering.
    Biomedical Engineering
  • Minor in Computer Engineering

    Undergraduates may opt to complement their degree with an in-depth minor in computer engineering.
    Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Minor in Electrical Engineering

    Undergraduates of all majors may opt to complement their degree with an in-depth minor in electrical engineering.
    Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Minor in Engineering Science (for non-ENG majors)

    This minor is designed for non-ENG students interested in gaining a general introduction to the concepts and applications of the field of engineering.
    Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Minor in Materials Science & Engineering

    Engineering Undergraduates can complement their degree with an in-depth minor in Materials Science & Engineering, gaining an understanding of the properties of various materials—from metals and semiconductors to biopolymers—and learning how to manipulate those materials to make useful products.
    Materials Science & Engineering
  • Minor in Mechanical Engineering

    Robotics, clean energy, design of automobiles, airplanes medical devices, & heating and cooling systems.
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Minor in Systems Engineering

    Undergraduates can earn a minor in Systems Engineering, where they learn about building, analyzing and managing electrical, mechanical, chemical, biological or logistical systems, among others.
    Systems Engineering
  • MS/MBA in Product Design and Manufacture

    This dual degree program with Questrom School of Business prepares recent graduates or practicing professionals who are committed to careers in industry to assume leadership positions in manufacturing management.
    Mechanical Engineering, Product Design & Manufacturing
  • Non-Engineering Minors

    Engineering undergraduate students may pursue a minor at another School or College within Boston University
    Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering

    As a PhD student, you will pursue theoretical and empirical studies in a topic area determined by your interests, while working with our world-renowned faculty. Students can enter the program directly after completing a bachelors degree, and earn a masters degree along the way. Students can also enter the program after completing a masters degree.
    Biomedical Engineering
  • PhD in Computer Engineering

    As a computer engineering PhD student, you will pursue theoretical and empirical studies alongside our world-renowned faculty. Students can enter the program directly after completing a bachelors degree, and earn a masters degree along the way. Students can also enter the program after completing a masters degree.
    Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • PhD in Electrical Engineering

    As a PhD student, you will pursue theoretical and empirical studies in a topic area determined by your interests, while working with our world-renowned faculty. Students have the option to pursue post-bachelor's or post-master's degree.
    Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • PhD in Materials Science & Engineering (MSE)

    The Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) post-bachelor's PhD and post-master's PhD programs offer specialized study in the science, engineering, and technology of modern materials, integrating courses in engineering, chemistry, and physics.
    Materials Science & Engineering
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering

    Our Mechanical Engineering PhD candidates are leaders in research and education in academia and industry—they carry with them a strong network of peers that they built during their graduate studies here. Students can enter the program directly after completing a bachelors degree, and earn a masters degree along the way. Students can also enter the program after completing a masters degree.
    Mechanical Engineering
  • PhD in Systems Engineering (SE)

    Systems Engineering (SE) offers the Post-Bachelor’s PhD (MS/PhD) and the Post-Master’s PhD which both provide opportunities for research in automation, control and robotics, communication and networking, computational and systems biology, information sciences, and production, service systems and supply chain management.
    Systems Engineering