Prospective Undergraduate

Are you ready to be a part of something big?

Here’s just 10 of the many reasons to come to Boston University’s College of Engineering.

  1. ENG is hands-on.

    We have three hands-on maker-spaces where you can design and build your own ideas. 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 (and even compete for cash prizes). The Bioengineering Technology & Entrepreneurship Center offers cutting-edge technology that was identified in partnership with industry and ranges from gene editing to biosensors to digital medicine.

  2. You are part of the discovery process.

    Undergrads can apply to participate in research projects in faculty labs, often for pay. Undergraduates have co-authored papers presented at national engineering conferences. Positions are available during the academic year and free summer housing is available for some student researchers.

  3. It’s all about location.

    Boston is not just the country’s largest college town. It’s a bustling tech hub, and home to some of the most exciting research and development in all engineering fields. BONUS: There’s always something exciting to do, and it’s only a train ride away.

  4. Expand your world.

    BU has unique study abroad programs designed just for engineering students in Germany, France, and Spain, where you can study engineering while experiencing another culture—all without added cost.

  5. Customizable degree programs

    You can add a cutting-edge concentration (Energy Technologies, Machine LearningManufacturing, Nanotechnology, or Technology Innovation) to your degree without extra coursework. Mechanical Engineering majors can choose a concentration in Aerospace Engineering. Minors are also available from the College of Engineering and throughout BU.

  6. The best of both worlds.

    As part of ENG, you’re a member of a close-knit community of engineering scholars where you get to know your classmates and professors. As a Boston University student, you get 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.

  7. Inspiring the next generation.

    You can join the Inspiration Ambassadors in the Technology Innovation Scholars Program, where K–12 students are introduced 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.

  8. Giving back and making an impact.

    You’ll have plenty of chances to use your engineering knowledge in service and professional organizations; we have everything from the BU Energy Club to Engineers Without Borders.

  9. Career focused.

    Our comprehensive career development program exclusively for engineering students covers it all: résumé writing, internship and co-op placements, sophisticated job search capabilities. As part of the Engineers in the Real World speaker series, highly accomplished engineering-educated professionals from a variety of fields show students how their careers have addressed societal challenges.
    Nearly all students who use these services find a job (or are in graduate school) within six months of graduation.

  10. A lifetime of success.

    The BU engineering experience gives you analytical, collaborative, and community-focused skills that translate to lifelong leadership, impact, and success. Graduates have gone on to be leaders in many fields of engineering, as well as doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, financial professionals, and educators.