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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!

US News and World Report Engineering School Rankings

  • Undergraduate (September 2016) #63 overall; #35 among public universities
  • Graduate Programs (March 2017): #56 overall; #29 among public universities

 

Students

Enrollment for Academic Year 2016-2017

Undergraduate 2,108
Masters Candidates 296
Doctoral Candidates 276

Entering First-Year Undergraduate Students, Fall 2016:

  • 395 enrolled
  • 4.0 mean GPA
  • 1320 mean SAT score

 

Career Placement, Undergraduate Class of 2016 – 6 months out

  • Total # of 2016 graduates:  462
  • Reported: 87%
  • Placement: 93% of those who reported
  • Average starting salary:  $65,500
  • Starting salary range of $43,700 - $105,600
  • 83% participated in experiential learning opportunities (internships, co-ops, research, study-abroad, competitions & service learning)

 

Scholarships

Each year the College awards approximately 300 scholarships to sophomore, junior, and senior engineering undergraduates. The average award is $1,500.

  • 56% of UMass Amherst College of Engineering undergraduate students qualify for need-based aid. 
  • 49% 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 $7,793. 
  • The average loan debt upon graduation (class of 2016) is $29,034

 

Undergraduate College of Engineering Students - 2017-18 

Description In-State Residents Out-of-State Residents New England Regional Residents
Tuition & Mandatory Fees $15,411 $33,477 $26,540
Rent, TelCom & Board $12,258 $12,258 $12,258
College of Engineering Fee $830 $830 $830

 

Faculty

There are 111 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

More info on College Leadership »

 

Academics

Degrees Granted: Academic Year 2015-2016

Bachelor of Science 462
Master of Science 106
Doctoral  40

Degrees Offered:

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

Mailing Address

130 Natural Resources Road
Amherst, MA 01003
USA