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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!

 

Students

Enrollment for Academic Year 2015-2016

Undergraduate 2,507
Graduate 539

Freshman enrollment in the College of Engineering has doubled in the last five years. For 2015, we welcomed 386 first-year students. Our mean SAT score and GPA are the highest on campus, with the academic quality the best in college history.

 

Career Development

Our engineering focused 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. Students are encouraged to explore the world beyond the university and are offered career planning assistance, access to co-ops and internships, resume reviews, interview preparation and invitations to on-campus recruiting events hosted by companies that employ engineers.

 

Scholarships

Each year the College awards approximately 285 scholarships to sophomore, junior, and senior engineering undergraduates. The average award is $1,500.

  • 57.1% of UMass Amherst College of Engineering undergraduate students qualify for need-based aid. 
  • 49.3% 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 $6,977. 
  • The average loan debt upon graduation (class of 2015) is $30,017

Cost for Academic Year 2015-2016

Tuition & Mandatory fees  
Engineering Undergraduate Full-time
 
MA Residents
$14,771
Out-of-state
$31,079
Room and Board $11,503

 

 

Faculty

There are 109 faculty members in the College of Engineering, and many are top instructors and world-renowned in their field of research. Teaching and research focus areas include biomedicine, sustainable energy, cyber security, mechatronics, and biomechanics - which all have strong, positive societal benefits that appeal to a new generation of engineers. Extramural research has reached $25.2 million in expenditures in a total budget of $47.5 million.

Thirty-seven faculty members have won the NSF's most prestigious honors for young academics, the CAREER or Presidential Young Investigator awards.

 

Leadership

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

 

Academics

Degrees Granted: Academic Year 2014-2015

Bachelor of Science 400
Master of Science 152
Doctoral 28

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 hosts 20 student organizations, including an active chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, and is home to one of the oldest Multicultural Engineering Programs in the country.