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UMassD Engineering

Engineering Undeclared

If you want to be engineer, but haven’t yet chosen a discipline, you can enter UMassD as "Engineering Undeclared."

The first-year curriculum for most engineering majors is very similar, which allows you some time before declaring. However, to be able to complete an engineering degree within 4 years, you should plan to declare your major as soon as possible (and no later than the third semester).

Engineers use their knowledge of math and science to solve problems. You encounter examples of engineering every day: buildings and highways, airplanes and appliances, computers and advanced medical technologies. Engineers strive to improve the earth’s environment and to determine the age of the universe.

Engineering at UMass Dartmouth combines knowledge with practical, real-world experience. You’ll work with expert faculty members who love to teach and are accomplished researchers.

College of Engineering majors

Bioengineering* - Bioengineering is a rapidly growing engineering discipline. Our program provides rigorous, multi-disciplinary training that integrates engineering, life sciences, bio-research, and material design. Our graduates are innovators and leaders in the bioengineering and biomedical professions.

Civil Engineering* - Civil and environmental engineering is the engineering of constructed facilities: buildings, bridges, tunnels, and dams; harbors and airports; waterways and highways; water power, irrigation, and water supply; waste disposal and environmental health systems. 

Computer Engineering* - Computer Engineering encompasses the research, design, and development of hardware and software for computer systems and their electronic and software components. You’ll be prepared to meet the changing needs of the computer engineering industry, with opportunities for specialization in microprocessors and microcomputer systems, networks, and database systems.

Computer Science* - Computer scientists design and implement innovative algorithms with various programming languages to solve society’s computing challenges. You can select the software engineering option, which offers a systematic, disciplined approach to the development, operation, and maintenance of software.

Data Science* - Data science is an interdisciplinary major that integrates mathematics and computer science with disciplines such as business, engineering, healthcare, planning, science, and sociology. As a data science major at UMass Dartmouth, you’ll build a strong foundation in information theory and in the methods and tools of mathematics and computer science.

Electrical Engineering* - Electrical Engineering involves communications, signal processing, instrumentation, control and automation, power conversion and distribution, radio frequency and microwave systems, and digital and analog techniques. Electrical engineers work with devices and systems in research and development, systems analysis, management, production, testing, and quality control.

Mechanical Engineering* - Mechanical engineers design and develop machines and are concerned with the production, transmission, and use of power. Mechanical engineers design the tools and processes necessary to make all man-made products: from robots that assemble cars to methods for melting and shaping metals and plastics.

Physics - Physics encompasses theoretical studies, experimental research, and the development of computer models to probe the mysteries of nature. Physicists work on space projects, solve environmental problems, conduct research on the nature of matter, and design advanced computers, lasers, solar cells, solid-state electronics, and medical devices.

* Accelerated BS/MS degree available

International (F-1) students who receive science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees may be eligible to apply for a 24-month extension of their post-completion optional practical training (OPT). To learn about the eligibility criteria and detailed steps to apply, please review the International Student & Scholar Center (ISSC) OPT page and USCIS resources. F-1 students must consult with the ISSC to apply for STEM OPT.

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