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About the College of Engineering

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The College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth consists of six departments:

All departments offer Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in their corresponding disciplines. The College also offers a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering with options in Electrical Engineering and in Computer Engineering and partners in the intercampus Ph.D. program in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology. In addition, the College offers several graduate certificate programs.

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The College has approximately 1,200 undergraduate and 300 graduate students. The faculty consists of 65 full time professors with degrees from some of the most prestigious universities in the US and abroad. Departments operate modern teaching and research laboratories and state of the art computer facilities.

Faculty of the College of Engineering are involved in state-of-the-art research sponsored by national agencies and industry. Annual research expenditures in the College of Engineering is about $3 million. World-class research is conducted in areas such as biomaterials, sustainability engineering, intelligent systems, marine technologies, wireless networks and communication, biomedical/healthcare engineering, biomimetic and composite materials, and computational physics.

The College of Engineering has developed an innovative program referred to as IMPULSE (Integrated Math, Physics, Undergraduate Laboratory, Science and Engineering). In this program freshman students work in groups in special studio type classrooms with state-of-the-art software and computers. Engineering, math, and physics professors teach these classes as a team. The students learn to recognize the connections among different disciplines, and to evaluate situations from differing perspectives.

The College of Engineering Cooperative Education and Internship program allows engineering students to gain valuable experience while earning money. Participants in this program work at highly-regarded companies, such as Titleist, EMC, and Lockheed Martin Sippican. Additional experiential learning opportunities are provided to our undergraduate students through internships at our ATMC (Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center) facility. Student interns are employed part time while attending their classes and usually work in teams on projects for client companies. Through this experience they not only help the industry with implementation of advanced technologies but also gain professional experience as a skilled engineer before they graduate.

Ranking

U.S News and World Report ranks UMass Dartmouth's College of Engineering:

  • Within the top 50 undergraduate programs in the country
  • As a top-tier regional university in the Northeast

Accreditation

  • The engineering programs at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; Telephone: 410-347-7700. The computer science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; Telephone: 410-347-7700. ABET is recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation and accredits degree programs, not institutions.
  • UMass Dartmouth has full accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

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