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U.S. News & World Report ranks the College of Engineering in the top 150 engineering schools among doctorate granting universities, and UMass Dartmouth as a national research university.

With a focus on our students and a commitment to providing an enriched educational environment, the College of Engineering creates and disseminates knowledge through research and teaching. We strive to meet the needs of the region and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by preparing students to excel in their fields and to contribute to our changing world as thoughtful and responsible citizens.

Key facts

A diverse community of exceptional faculty, students, and staff, the College has 6 academic departments, 16 undergraduate academic program areas, approximately 1,000 undergraduate students, and more than 350 graduate students.

Faculty at the leading edge of research

The College of Engineering faculty consists of 62 full-time professors with degrees from some of the most prestigious universities in the U.S. and abroad.

Our faculty members are involved in world-class research sponsored by national agencies and industry, with current research funding of $16 million, in areas such as:

  • biomedical/healthcare engineering
  • biomimetic and composite materials
  • computational/data science
  • energy/environmental engineering
  • intelligent systems
  • marine technologies
  • wireless networks and communication

Commitment to student success

Our commitment to student success begins with our first-year programs, is sustained through excellent teaching and lab facilities, and culminates in opportunities to learn on the job, through research, and in capstone programs.

  • Innovative first-year programs: Success begins with an integrated curriculum focused on the skills essential in all engineering disciplines
  • ES3 Engineering Student Support & Services: Provides advising, peer mentoring, enrichment, referrals, and more
  • Internships & cooperative education: Students explore career choices and gain meaningful on-the-job experience
  • Exciting, real-world research: Opportunities for students to engage in research at both the graduate and undergraduate levels
  • Capstone programs: Real-world, industry-specific challenges that demand analysis, proposals, prototypes, and solutions
UMass Dartmouth: ASEE Diversity Recognition Program

ASEE Diversity Recognition

The College of Engineering at UMass Dartmouth is one of 74 award recipients and one of 28 recognized as "exemplar" in the inaugural year of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Diversity Recognition Program. The award recognizes the college’s commitment to:

  • establish baseline support for groups underrepresented in engineering,
  • assess unit composition, policies, culture, and climate related to all groups underrepresented in engineering,
  • implement programs and initiatives that strengthen the K-12 or community college pipeline thereby reducing significant barriers related to long-term growth, and
  • develop an action plan focused on continuous improvement.
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