University of Massachusetts Amherst

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College Facts

The College of Engineering at UMass Amherst is ranked as the best public engineering school in New England. We have a physical plant of eight buildings, including our 10-year-old ELab II with its sophisticated laboratory spaces, research facilities, computer labs, and graduate offices. The College of Engineering’s network of living alumni numbers more than 16,000 around the globe.


Enrollment for Academic Year 2014-2015

Undergraduate 1,871
Graduate 539

Freshmen enrollment in the College of Engineering has doubled in the last five years. In 2014, the entering freshman class was 385 students.

Career Planning

An Engineering Career Planning & Student Development Center prepares students for career and professional opportunities and provides a place where engineering students, faculty, and employers can meet and develop mutually beneficial relationships.

Costs for Academic Year 2014-2015

Tuition & mandatory fees  
MA Residents
Engineering Fee $320
Housing & meals $10,957


Each year the college awards approximately 280 scholarships to sophomore, junior, and senior engineering undergraduates. The average scholarship is about $1,500.

60% of UMass Amherst College of Engineering undergraduate students qualify for need-based aid. 52% of students enrolled in the UMass Amherst College of Engineering have unmet need. The average unmet need (gap between college expenses and amount of financial aid) is $6,592. The average loan debt upon graduation (class of 2012) is $27,815.


In academic year 2014-15, there are 108 tenured and tenure-track faculty in the College of Engineering. This includes six endowed professorships in the areas of electrical and computer engineering, entrepreneurship & innovation, measurement science, professional development, renewable energy, and materials science. Extramural research has reached $25.2 million in expenditures in a total budget of $47.5 million.

We operate a number of national research centers, including the $40-million-plus Engineering Research Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere. Thirty-seven faculty members have won the NSF's most prestigious honors for young academics, the CAREER or Presidential Young Investigator awards.

College Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2014

Gift/Grant Expenditures $26,723,745
State Expenditures $19,468,389
Other Expenditures $1,371,930
Total: $47,564,064


Private Gifts for Fiscal Year 2014

Cash & Gifts In-kind $5,424,831


Dr. Timothy Anderson, Dean
UMass Amherst College of Engineering
Marston Hall Room 125 Amherst, MA 01003
Phone: 413-545-6388


Degrees Granted: Academic Year 2013-2014

Bachelor of Science 386
Master of Science 132
Doctoral 32
Total: 550

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees:
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Computer Systems Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science (M.S.) degrees:
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Electrical & Computer Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
  • Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees:
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Electrical & Computer Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering

The college participates in the following courses and degree programs:

The college also hosts 15 professional and honor societies along with an active chapter of the Society of Women Engineers and one of the oldest Multicultural Engineering Programs in the country.