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 five-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.

Students

Enrollment for Academic Year 2013-2014

Undergraduate 1,833
Male
1,542
Female
291
Minorities
118
Graduate 532

Freshmen enrollment in the College of Engineering has doubled in the last five years. In 2013, the entering freshman class was 365 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 2013-2014

Tuition & mandatory fees
Undergraduate
 
MA Residents
$13,258
Out-of-state
$27,974
Engineering Fee $320
Housing & meals $9,940

Scholarships

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.

Faculty

In academic year 2013-14, there are 101 tenured and tenure-track faculty in the College of Engineering. This includes three endowed professorships in the areas of electrical and computer engineering, entrepreneurship & innovation, and professional development. Extramural research has reached $26.4 million with total college expenditures of $46.6 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 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 2013

Gift/Grant Expenditures $27,912,417
State Expenditures $17,574,191
Other Expenditures $1,165,562
Total: $46,652,170

 

Private Gifts for Fiscal Year 2013

Cash & Gifts In-kind $5,633,272

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 2012-2013

Bachelor of Science 356
Master of Science 126
Doctoral 36
Total: 518

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.