The UMass Amherst College of Engineering is ranked the best public engineering school in New England. We can offer you world-class professors, excellent academic programs, hands-on experiential learning opportunities, personalized career planning advice, a highly employable profession, a great place to live, and a terrific value!
US News and World Report Engineering School Rankings - 2020
- Undergraduate (September 2019): #61 overall; #34 among public universities
- Graduate Programs (March 2020): #56 overall; #30 among public universities
Enrollment for Academic Year 2019-2020
Entering First-Year Undergraduate Students, Fall 2020:
Career Placement, Undergraduate Class of 2019 – 6 months out
- Total # of 2019 graduates: 482
- Knowledge rate/reported: 88%
- Placement of those who reported: 97%
- 87% participated in experiential learning opportunities (Internships, co-ops, research, study-abroad, competitions & service learning)
Each year the College awards approximately 300 scholarships to sophomore, junior, and senior engineering undergraduates. The average award is $2,000.
- 50% of UMass Amherst College of Engineering undergraduate students qualify for need-based aid
- 44.6% of students enrolled in the UMass Amherst College of Engineering have unmet need*
- The average unmet need [gap between college expenses and financial aid] is $9,519
- Average loan debt upon graduation is $32,900
* unsubsidized Federal Direct and alternative educational loans excluded from unmet need figures
2020-2021 Tuition and Fees for Full-Time Undergraduate Engineering Students
|Description||In-State Residents||Out-of-State Residents||International*||New England Regional Residents**|
|Tuition & Mandatory Fees||$16,439||$36,427||$38,512||$36,427 (-$6,937)|
|Room & Board||$13,938||$13,938||$13,938||$13,938|
|College of Engineering Fee||$830||$830||$830||$830|
- *International costs include supplemental health fees. Visit the International Programs Office for a more detailed look at the international student expense estimates.
- **New England Regional Students Program (NERSP) gives a tuition break to New England residents enrolled in certain programs not offered by the public colleges and universities of their home state. Learn more about the Tuition Break program.
- Costs for the academic year are based on estimated information. Visit the Bursar's website for more detailed tuition and fee information.
- To see room choices visit Residential Life. For a full breakdown of meal plan options visit Dining Services.
Degrees Granted: Academic Year 2019-2020
- Biomedical Engineering (BS, MS, PhD)
- Chemical Engineering (BS, MS, PhD)
- Civil Engineering (BS, MS, PhD)
- Computer Engineering (BS)
- Electrical Engineering (BS)
- Electrical and Computer Engineering (MS, PhD)
- Engineering Management (MS)
- Environmental & Water Resources Engineering (MS)
- Industrial Engineering (BS, MS, PhD)
- Mechanical Engineering (BS, MS, PhD)
Visit our undergraduate majors page to learn more about the different fields within engineering.
Continuing and Professional Education Degrees:
- Computer Networking
- Computer Systems Security
- Embedded Systems
- Internet of Things
- Wind Power Engineering
Faculty and Research
- There are 135 instructional faculty in the College of Engineering. 18% are female.
- Teaching and research focus areas include biomedicine, sustainable energy, cybersecurity, mechatronics, and biomechanics - which all have strong, positive societal benefits that appeal to a new generation of engineers.
- R&D Expenditures = $49.9 million (FY19 reported to NSF HERD)
2020 Technology Transfer By The Numbers – Engineering
25 Invention disclosures
7 New patent applications filed
7 Patents issued
2 License and option agreements executed
1 Start-ups formed
Centers and Institutes
- Center for Biological Physics
- Center for e-Design
- Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (link is external)
- Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing
- Cybersecurity Institute
- Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere
- Institute for Applied Life Sciences
- MassNanoTech Institute
- Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
- Northeast Climate Adaption Science Center
- The Institute for Massachusetts Biofuels Research (TIMBR)
- UMass Transportation Center
- Water Resources Research Center
- Wind Energy Center
- WINSSS: National Center for Innovative Small Drinking Water Systems
UMass Amherst College of Engineering
130 Natural Resources Road
Amherst, MA 01003