From Interim Dean Ramprasad Balasubramanian

Welcome to the College of Engineering at UMass Dartmouth. We are glad that you decided to visit us.

Located in the SouthCoast of Massachusetts, the university is an integral part of the region. UMass Dartmouth traces its roots to 1895, when the state legislature chartered the New Bedford Textile School and the Bradford Durfee Textile School in Fall River.  Since its establishment as a comprehensive university, initially as Southern Massachusetts University and subsequently joining the University of Massachusetts system, we have been growing within the region. 

The College’s faculty and staff are unified in our common vision of producing graduates that can tackle the global technical challenges of the 21st century. We see our mission as contributing to three key areas:

  • produce graduates to meet tomorrow’s technological challenges
  • create new knowledge in engineering, technology, and computer science
  • engage students through service and scholarship

The college has six departments: Bioengineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer and Information Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Physics. We offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 11 graduate programs and 6 accelerated BS-MS programs, and serve more than 1,250 undergraduates and 300 graduate students.

The success of our educational programs is guided by our distinguished faculty, who continue to set the standard for excellence at UMass Dartmouth in their fields of expertise. Our pedagogical approach reflects our ongoing commitment to life-long learning, the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams of diverse people, integration of research and teaching, and an appreciation for innovation and entrepreneurship in all we do.

The value of an engineering degree from UMass Dartmouth is evident in our high job placement rates and entrance into graduate studies.

Whether you are a prospective or current undergraduate or graduate student, a parent, or faculty colleague, I hope you find the information you are looking for on our website. Please feel free to contact Ms. Jennifer Murphy, the College of Engineering Academic Advisor, for undergraduate advising questions or Dr. Raymond Laoulache for graduate or general-engineering questions. You can also reach out to our departments for specific questions about our programs.