Degree Type
A.B., Sc.B.
Department Website

The concentration offers one standard Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) program and nine Bachelor of Science (Sc.B.) degree program tracks. Of these, Sc.B. programs in biomedical, chemical and biochemical, computer, electrical, materials, and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Sc.B. degree programs in environmental engineering and engineering physics are also offered, but they are not accredited by ABET. (Note: Students interested in structural engineering entering in the class of 2017 and beyond may pursue a Structures track within the Mechanical Engineering program).

Other programs leading to the Sc.B. or A.B. degrees in Engineering may be designed in consultation with a faculty advisor. These programs must meet the general requirements for concentration programs in the School of Engineering. Students interested in an individualized program should consult with an Engineering faculty member willing to serve as an advisor and obtain the approval of the Engineering Concentration Committee.

Engineering students with a particular interest in using their technical skills for the public benefit might also consider the Engaged Scholars Program.

Student Goals

Students in this concentration will:

  • Develop a foundation in math, computing, chemistry, and a variety of engineering fields
  • Specialize in one subfield
  • Understand and assess the economic, environmental, political, and ethical implications of their technical work
  • Work collaboratively and in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Complete a capstone project


  • Chemical and Biochemical - Professional (ENGN)
  • Chemical and Biochemical - Sc.B. only
  • Computer - Sc.B. only
  • Computer Engin - Professional (ENGN)
  • Electrical - Professional (ENGN)
  • Electrical - Sc.B. only
  • Environmental - Professional (ENGN)
  • Environmental - Sc.B. only
  • Materials - Professional (ENGN)
  • Materials - Sc.B. only
  • Mechanical - Professional (ENGN)
  • Mechanical - Sc.B. only

Department Undergraduate Group (DUG)

Student Leaders: Kit Sum Wu, Hannah Blakely, Reed Brown, Eli Silvert

Graduating Class

Class Year Total Students Capstone Graduates Honors Graduates
2014 61  61  12 
2015 72  72  20 
2016 81  81  22 
2017 100  100  27 
2018 90  90  17 

Alumni Pathways

Most engineering concentrators pursue careers as practicing design or research engineers, starting with an entry-level position in industry or a program of graduate study, and eventually reaching leadership positions in industry, academia, or national laboratories. Engineering problem-solving skills are also valued in many non-technical professions, however, and many engineering graduates have become entrepreneurs, attorneys, marketing executives, management consultants, or have pursued careers in the financial sector.

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Director of Undergraduate Studies: Allan Bower