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Corporate & Community Relations

Corporate relationships are an essential link for the College of Engineering, bringing industry perspectives to strengthen our academic and research programs and to provide meaningful experiences for student learning.

Corporations benefit from enhanced access to talented individuals and innovative approaches that can drive the region's economic development.

Partnership opportunities

Join the College of Engineering in encouraging and challenging the next generation of engineers.


  • Recruit students for employment or internships
  • Set up interview sessions through the university's Career Center


  • Participate in an Engineering Career Fair
  • Participate in an employer panel
  • Interact with student organizations

Contact the Engineering Student Support Center for more details.


  • Fund scholarships for engineering students
  • Support student organizations such as ASCE, ASME, IEEE, SWE and more
  • Sponsor Engineers Week
  • Support student teams, projects, and research
  • Sponsor laboratories, facilities, and programs

Corporate-sponsored research

The College of Engineering provides a project- and design-centered environment that supports applied research in a wide range of multidisciplinary or discipline-focused areas. Often, we work in conjunction with the university's Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) in Fall River, or with the School for Marine Science & Technology (SMAST), in New Bedford.

Our researchers have worked with both small businesses and large corporations and can utilize college facilities for specific types of research and product development. 

Corporate sponsorship of faculty and student applied research projects offers unique opportunities for industry-university collaboration and problem solving with cost-effective, innovative results.

Capstone Program: All senior engineering majors work in small teams to complete capstone projects, which include design, analysis, fabrication, and testing of well-defined industry-sponsored projects. Learn more about sponsoring a capstone project

Contact the Dean's Office for more details.


The College of Engineering places strong emphasis on applied research and a hands-on educational experience. This approach requires the active engagement of alumni and industry partners who bring skills and experience to the learning environment and help the college meet accreditation requirements. 

Contributions of time and leadership are invaluable. We welcome active participation by industrial partners to advisory board service to the college, departments, and academic programs.

Advisory council and board members serve by invitation from the College of Engineering Dean and department chairs.

Contact the Dean's Office for more details.

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