University of Maryland, Baltimore County - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Mailing Address: ITE, Room 217
1000 Hilltop Circle
City: Baltimore
State: MD
Postal Code: 21250
Country: United States
Phone 410-455-3270
Fax: 410-455-3559
Website: http://coeit.umbc.edu/

Head of Institution

Freeman Hrabowski
UMBC President
President's Office
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
Phone: 410-455-2274
hrabowsk@umbc.edu

Engineering College Inquiries

Catherine Bielawski
Director, Undergraduate Student Services (COEIT Engineering and Computer Science Programs)
COEIT/Undergraduate Student Services
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
ITE 206
Baltimore, MD 21250
Phone: 410-455-3096
Fax: 410-455-3559
bielawsk@umbc.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Dale Bittinger
Assistant Vice Provost. Admissions and Orientation (Undergraduate)
Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Library 010E
Baltimore, MD 21250
Phone: 410-455-2278
admissions@umbc.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

K. Jill Barr
Senior Assistant Dean, Graduate Enrollment
UMBC Graduate School
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
AD 214
Baltimore, MD 21250
Phone: 410-455-1337
umbcgrad@umbc.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus SUBURBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: Yes
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Baltimore
This city's population (approx.): 621,849
Distance from Main Campus: 15

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 13,142
Total Graduate enrollment: 2,498
Total Professional and other enrollment:

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Erickson School for Aging Studies

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

**REQUIREMENTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS**
The UMBC Admissions Committee weighs a number of factors in making its decision. In addition to grade point average and standardized test scores, the strength of the curriculum, class rank and other achievements as well as essay are considered. UMBC expects applicants to have completed a strong college preparatory program of study from an accredited high school. The minimum program of study should include:
* English: four years
* Social Science/History: three years
* Mathematics: three years
* Science: three years
* Language other than English: two years

Candidates for freshman admission must submit the following:
* A completed UMBC Undergraduate Admissions Application
* An essay (Instructions and topics may be found on the undergraduate admissions application.)
* An official copy of your current high school transcript
* A list of courses in progress (if not included on the high school transcript)
* Official SAT scores forwarded to UMBC by the Educational Testing Service or official ACT scores sent by ACT. (In reviewing students' SAT scores, UMBC uses all three parts of this standardized exam. )
* A letter of recommendation from a teacher (optional, but highly encouraged).
* A $50 nonrefundable application fee
* A final high school transcript upon completion of your senior year

UMBC welcomes home-schooled applicants. In addition to the above admissions materials, home-schooled applicants should submit curriculum vitae describing course content, instructional materials and an evaluation of the student’s work.

For specific admission requirements and deadlines, visit Undergraduate Admissions website: http://undergraduate.umbc.edu/apply/

**REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATE ADMISSIONS**
Graduate School " Applicants to all graduate programs must meet the following admission requirements.
1. Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. university or an equivalent degree from a comparable foreign institution
2. Bachelor's degree with a ≥3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
3. Undergraduate program must reflect successful completion of the prerequisites for graduate study in the chosen field
4. Acceptable score on the TOEFL for applicants whose native language is not English or who do not have a degree from a U.S. post-secondary institution; acceptable scores: ≥550 on paper-based test; ≥213 on computer-based test; ≥80 on internet-based test
5. Official copy of transcripts (and English translations if not in English) from each post-secondary institution attended
6. 3 letters of recommendation
7. GRE General Test recommended unless stated as required by the specific graduate program

For specific admission requirements and deadlines, visit Graduate School website:
http://gradschool.umbc.edu/admissions/requirements/

Recommendations

**RECOMMENDATIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS**
Students planning to major in mathematics, engineering, or science areas are strongly recommended to have completed four years of mathematics, including trigonometry, pre-calculus and/or calculus.

**RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GRADUATE ADMISSIONS**
For recommended admission requirements and deadlines, visit Graduate School website:
http://gradschool.umbc.edu/admissions/requirements/

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Julia Ross
Professor and Dean
COEIT/Office of the Dean
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
ITE 217D
Baltimore, MD 21250
Phone: 410-455-3270
Fax: 410-455-3559
jross@umbc.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.A, B.S.
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.S. without thesis, but with project or report, M.P.S. (Master of Professional Studies )
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Undergraduate Other Engineering Disciplines
Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering Both Mark Marten Chemical Engineering
Note: includes Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Both Anupam Joshi Electrical/Computer Engineering
Information Systems Both Aryya Gangopadhyay Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical Engineering Both Charles Eggleton Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
CAST Center for Advanced Sensor Technology (Campus-wide Center) Chemical Engineering INUNIV Govind Rao
CHMPR Center for Hybrid Multicore Productivity (COEIT) Computer Science (inside engineering) INCOLL Yelena Yesha
CUERE Center for Urban Environmental Research & Education (Campus-wide Center) Civil/Environmental Engineering INUNIV Claire Welty
CWIT Center for Women In Technology (COEIT) Computer Science (inside engineering) INCOLL Penny Rheingans
UMBC Center for Cybersecurity (CSEE) Computer Science (inside engineering) INCOLL Anupam Joshi

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Undeclared Engineering Other Engineering Disciplines
Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.S.) Chemical Engineering
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Computer Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Information Systems Information Systems (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Information Systems Business Technology Administration (B.A.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering Chemical & Biochemical Engineering (M.S.) Chemical Engineering
Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering (M.S.) Environmental Engineering
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Computer Science (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Cybersecurity (M.P.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Engineering Management (M.S.) Engineering Management
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Computer Engineering (M.S.) Computer Engineering
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Systems Engineering (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
Information Systems Human-Centered Computing (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Information Systems Information Systems (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Information Systems Health Information Technology (M.P.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering Chemical & Biochemical Engineering (Ph.D.) Chemical Engineering
Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) Environmental Engineering
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Computer Science (Ph.D.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical Engineering
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) Computer Engineering
Information Systems Information Systems (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Information Systems Human-Centered Computing (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering
  1. Biomedical Engineering
  2. Biochemical Engineering
  3. Environmental Engineering
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
  1. Artificial Intelligence
  2. Communication and Signal Processing/Signal Processing Architectures
  3. Graphics and Visualization
  4. High Performance Computing/VLSI Design and Test
  5. Information and Knowledge Management
  6. Networking and Systems
  7. Photonics and Micro Electronics
  8. Security
  9. Sensor Systems
  10. Theory and Algorithms
Information Systems
  1. Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Management
  2. Database and Datamining
  3. Health Information Technology
  4. Human-Centered Computing
  5. Software Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Solid Mechanics and Materials Science
  2. Thermal/Fluids Sciences
  3. Dynamic Systems and Design
  4. Biomechanical Engineering
  5. Engineering Education (STEM)

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Beta Kappa
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Triangle Fraternity

Local Groups

  • Alpha Sigma Kappa

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • Am. Inst. of Chemical Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Assn. for Computing Machinery
  • Engineers without Borders
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Soc. of Women Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Women in Science and Engineering

Local Groups

  • Center for Women in Technology
  • Cyber Defense Group
  • Entrepreneurial Society
  • Game Developers Club
  • Retriever Robotics
  • SAE International (previously called Society of Automotive Engineers) (National Group)
  • Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) (National Group)

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program

Other Student Support Programs

Center for Women In Technology; Orientation Program for new undergraduates, undergraduate affairs office for academic advising; student chapters of professional organizations and societies. Student support services available at UMBC: Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery; Alumni Services (interacts with current students and offers scholarships and provides other opportunities); Athletic/Recreation Facilities; Bookstore; Career Development Center; the Commons (post office, bank, commuter student services, Greek Life, Student Government Association offices, student involvement organizations, etc.); Emergency and Security Services, English Language Center; Food Services; Housing/Residential Life; Division of Information Technology; Office of Undergraduate Education, International Student Services; Learning Resources Center; Parking Services; Self Development Center; The Shriver Center (internships, co-ops, service learning); Student Support Services; University Counseling Services; University Health Services; Women's Center.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Student Capstone Design Projects
Students participate in industry-sponsored capstone design projects with industry mentors and faculty. The capstone design project helps students to integrate the technical concepts learned in the courses they have taken. The experience aims to impart a foundation in team leadership and project management ability that will allow graduate to move with purpose, positively impacting the concerns they will soon face. Students have the option of participating in an integrated capstone project with Computer Engineering students covering two semesters, simulating an authentic professional engineering experience.

FIRST LEGO LEAGUE (FLL)
The College of Engineering and Information Technology is the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) partner for the state of Maryland and also the host of the FLL Maryland State Tournament. In partnership with Northrop Grumman, a major sponsor of the tournament, UMBC connects undergraduate/graduate engineering students with Northrop Grumman engineers to mentor FLL teams in challenged schools throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area.

Entrepreneurship Opportunities
UMBC students can elect to take a minor in entrepreneurship and innovation through the Alex.Brown Center. Students may participate in an "idea competition" to pitch ideas for new businesses or campus programs. Graduate and undergraduate students may develop and enter their business plans in an on campus competition and then to a regional and national business plan and Entrepreneurial events. UMBC is a recipient of a Kauffman Foundation grant for Entrepreneurship, and the College encourages student participation in these programs.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

UMBC is located in the largest concentration of research institutions, national labs, and facilities on the East Coast, and is committed to providing hands-on, cutting-edge research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students. UMBC is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as RU/H: Research Universities (high research activity). Students are offered exciting possibilities for research in collaboration with corporations and government agencies, and they work with outstanding research and teaching faculty on projects that engage in real-world challenges. In addition to engineering programs, the College of Engineering and Information Technology also includes undergraduate and graduate programs in Computer Science and Information Systems, and is one of the largest producers of undergraduate information technology graduates in the nation.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
0 0 0 0
Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering 8 1 4 13
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering 18 9 7 34
Information Systems 3 13 7 23
Mechanical Engineering 7 3 4 14
Totals: 36 26 22 84

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
0 0 0 0.00
Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering 3 3 6 4.00
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering 13 58 71 32.33
Information Systems 8 41 49 21.67
Mechanical Engineering 3 9 12 6.00
Totals: 27 111 138 64.00

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
0 0 0 0.00
Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering 7 3 10 8.00
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering 3 18 21 9.00
Information Systems 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 0 7 7 2.33
Totals: 10 28 38 19.33

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 5 3
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 9 4 0 0 14 4
Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 1
Totals: 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 1 1 0 0 0 16 7 0 0 28 8

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 8 1
Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 7 6
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 0 1 0 0 11 4 0 0 17 9

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 3
Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 4
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Totals: 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 5 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 14 8

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Admission to the College is competitive. Students are admitted to the College once they have completed the gateway requirements of their respective program.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Admission to Departmental programs in the College is contingent upon meeting GPA and gateway requirements of their respective program.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

International students should contact UMBC undergraduate admissions for entrance requirements.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Non-resident students must satisfy the same UMBC entrance requirements as resident students.

Residency Requirements

For information about residency requirements, contact the UMBC Admissions Office.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer students in Engineering and Information Technology programs must satisfy UMBC admissions requirements as well as the gateway requirements for their respective program. Students will be admitted into respective programs based on the gateway GPA, where applicable and additional coursework that is included for transfer credit.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 169
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 50

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $15,686 $28,914
Room & Board: $7,152 $7,152
Books & Supplies: $2,000 $2,000
Other Expenses: $1,500 $1,500
Estimated avg. course load per term: 12 12
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Additional Financial Aid Information

Tax forms and additional supporting information may be required for verification of the SAR following the processing of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 3,488
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 2,205
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 822
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 51%
Note: : Data for Applicants and Newly Enrolled Students are for all Engineering, Computer Science, and Information Systems Programs. Computer Science and Information Systems programs are included in the College of Engineering and Information Technology.

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 690 600
Reading Range: 650 560
Writing Range:
Combined Range: 1320 1170
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Composite Range:

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Business Technology Administration (B.A.) 32 37 72 71 212 56
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 34 62 66 126 288 38
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 67 67 77 81 292 40
Computer Science (B.S.) 219 247 219 247 932 135
Information Systems (B.S.) 46 145 206 232 629 128
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 99 111 124 162 496 57
Totals: 497 669 764 919 2849 454

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Business Technology Administration (B.A.)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 4 0 0 0 7 2 2 0 25 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 7 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 6 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 21 1
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 13 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 11 0 6 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 58 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 9 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 10 1 8 0 13 1 0 0 48 0 16 1 1 0 78 1 7 0 181 4
Women 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 13 0 4 0 0 0 13 0 3 0 38 0
Information Systems (B.S.)
Men 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 4 0 0 0 14 2 0 0 33 2
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 15 1 14 0 0 0 43 1 1 0 84 3
Women 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 15 0
Totals: 35 2 12 0 30 1 1 0 129 2 66 1 1 0 209 7 14 0 497 13

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Business Technology Administration (B.A.)
Men 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 7 0 0 0 15 3 0 0 31 6
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 2
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 8 0 9 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 37 0
Women 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 1 8 1 0 0 7 0 1 0 25 2
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 10 1 8 0 0 0 23 1 3 2 55 5
Women 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 12 1
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 10 0 4 1 8 1 1 0 46 0 29 1 0 0 102 7 10 1 210 11
Women 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 9 0 0 0 17 0 1 0 37 0
Information Systems (B.S.)
Men 4 1 7 0 4 3 0 0 42 5 22 1 0 0 30 6 9 0 118 16
Women 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 13 2 3 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 27 4
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 3 4 0 8 0 0 0 8 1 10 1 0 0 51 1 3 0 87 6
Women 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 10 0 3 0 24 0
Totals: 35 4 25 3 33 5 2 0 152 14 111 4 0 0 281 20 30 3 669 53

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Business Technology Administration (B.A.)
Men 2 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 16 4 12 2 0 0 13 1 5 0 51 9
Women 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 9 2 4 1 0 0 7 2 0 0 21 9
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 8 2 12 1 0 0 21 4 1 0 44 9
Women 1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 0 11 0 0 0 22 2
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 12 2 12 2 0 0 31 2 2 3 64 9
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 7 1 1 0 13 1
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 3 1 11 5 7 0 0 0 33 7 27 4 0 1 89 25 6 1 176 44
Women 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 13 1 6 0 1 0 16 0 1 0 43 1
Information Systems (B.S.)
Men 3 0 5 3 7 0 2 0 55 14 26 7 0 0 55 18 5 1 158 43
Women 3 1 5 0 3 0 0 0 18 2 10 3 0 0 8 3 1 0 48 9
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 17 3 9 0 0 0 57 6 2 0 105 9
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 4 0 0 0 9 1 1 0 19 2
Totals: 27 4 34 13 33 3 2 0 189 38 128 20 2 1 324 63 25 5 764 147

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Business Technology Administration (B.A.)
Men 0 2 0 3 3 1 0 0 14 7 12 0 0 0 17 9 1 1 47 23
Women 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 11 1 6 0 0 0 5 1 0 1 24 5
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 0 2 4 3 0 0 1 10 3 14 3 0 0 40 5 2 0 78 16
Women 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 11 0 11 3 0 0 20 5 0 0 48 8
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 1 6 1 4 0 0 0 14 2 8 5 0 0 33 13 4 2 70 24
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 11 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 9 1 14 4 7 1 1 0 43 14 13 3 0 0 115 39 4 1 206 63
Women 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 9 5 2 0 0 0 23 5 3 1 41 12
Information Systems (B.S.)
Men 6 0 8 1 7 5 0 0 60 12 28 7 1 0 74 19 4 0 188 44
Women 1 1 2 0 3 1 0 0 17 0 4 3 0 0 15 4 2 0 44 9
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 1 6 2 8 0 0 0 12 3 13 4 0 0 87 23 3 1 131 34
Women 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 21 3 1 0 31 3
Totals: 35 6 41 18 38 8 2 1 206 47 116 28 1 0 456 126 24 7 919 241

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Business Technology Administration (B.A.) 6 2 6 0 28 8 1 31 0 82 57 25
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 2 2 0 0 21 4 0 23 1 53 39 14
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 1 1 0 0 9 9 1 31 1 53 47 6
Computer Science (B.S.) 7 8 6 0 31 5 0 85 6 148 134 14
Information Systems (B.S.) 6 11 7 1 67 21 2 62 9 186 148 38
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 3 1 4 0 14 8 0 79 4 113 92 21
Undeclared Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 25 25 23 1 170 55 4 311 21 635 517 118

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Business Technology Administration (B.A.) 3 3 2 0 4 2 0 0 17 11 6 2 1 0 24 7 0 0 82
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 13 8 3 1 0 0 19 4 1 0 53
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 7 2 1 0 29 2 0 1 53
Computer Science (B.S.) 7 0 8 0 6 0 0 0 25 6 4 1 0 0 79 6 5 1 148
Information Systems (B.S.) 5 1 9 2 6 1 1 0 47 20 18 3 1 1 54 8 7 2 186
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 2 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 11 3 7 1 0 0 63 16 4 0 113
Undeclared Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 20 5 22 3 20 3 1 0 121 49 45 10 3 1 268 43 17 4 635

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

A student who elects to complete programs concurrently, which results in different bachelor's degrees, must complete all program requirements, all general education requirements applicable to all degrees, and a minimum of 30 credits above the 120-credit minimum for each additional degree.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

4

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Business Technology Administration (B.A.) no 4.00 4.50 Both Optional
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Day Optional
Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Day Optional
Computer Science (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Both Optional
Information Systems (B.S.) no 4.00 4.50 Both Optional
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Day Optional
Undeclared Engineering no Both None

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Graduate admission to College of Engineering and Information Technology is determined by Department. Please contact the appropriate Engineering and Information Technology Department for detailed information about specific programs.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Graduate admission to College of Engineering and Information Technology is determined by Department. Please contact the appropriate Engineering and Information Technology Department for detailed information about specific programs.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

All applicants are expected to read, speak, write, and understand the English language fluently upon entering a graduate program. Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). International applicants with a post-secondary degree from a U.S. institution will not be required to take the TOEFL. Applicants are encouraged to review the program descriptions in Graduate Catalog and from specific departments for more detailed information. Contact UMBC Graduate School for more detailed information.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Additionally, non-resident student applicants are encouraged to contact the UMBC Graduate School and the specific departments for more detailed information about entrance requirements for non-resident students.

Residency Requirements

Contact the UMBC Graduate School for Residency Information.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Contact the UMBC Graduate School for Transfer Admissions Requirements.

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Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Graduate Group 1 Graduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $13,554 $20,914
Room & Board: $7,152 $7,152
Books & Supplies: $2,000 $2,000
Other Expenses: $1,500 $1,500
Estimated avg. course load per term: 9 9
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Additional Financial Aid Information

Contact the Financial Aid Office at (410) 455-2387 for the most current financial aid information.

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New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 1,384
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 693
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 290

Graduate

Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical & Biochemical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2
Computer Engineering (M.S.)
Men 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 11 4
Women 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Computer Science (M.S.)
Men 44 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 0 1 0 0 7 10 0 0 54 20
Women 24 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 2
Cybersecurity (M.P.S.)
Men 2 1 0 6 2 11 0 0 0 10 1 16 0 0 8 50 1 0 14 94
Women 2 2 0 0 1 2 2 0 6 1 1 7 0 0 5 9 0 2 17 23
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 9 3
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
Engineering Management (M.S.)
Men 11 1 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 17 0 1 11 31
Women 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 4 10
Environmental Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Health Information Technology (M.P.S.)
Men 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 3 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 5 15
Women 1 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 3 3 8 0 0 1 5 0 0 8 21
Human-Centered Computing (M.S.)
Men 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 1 0 10 9
Women 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 8 7
Information Systems (M.S.)
Men 75 17 0 9 0 3 0 0 5 18 3 24 0 0 2 62 1 4 86 137
Women 55 17 1 2 0 2 0 1 2 11 1 7 0 0 2 25 0 2 61 67
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 10 8 1 0 15 13
Women 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 5 4
Systems Engineering (M.S.)
Men 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 5 0 0 0 13 0 0 3 23
Women 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 4
Totals: 247 55 3 30 6 26 2 1 26 63 18 82 0 0 50 229 4 9 356 495

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical & Biochemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 0
Women 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 10 5
Women 4 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Computer Science (Ph.D.)
Men 22 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 13 6 0 1 40 12
Women 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 12 3
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 19 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 4 5 0 0 23 12
Women 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 3
Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Women 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Human-Centered Computing (Ph.D.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 5 3
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 4
Information Systems (Ph.D.)
Men 18 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 3 4 0 1 24 9
Women 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 23 2
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 17 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 30 2
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 1
Totals: 143 3 8 2 4 3 1 1 9 8 11 6 0 0 40 31 0 2 216 56

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Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Chemical & Biochemical Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 0 8 5 3
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 4 1
Computer Science (M.S.) 28 1 1 0 2 1 0 8 1 42 32 10
Cybersecurity (M.P.S.) 2 3 2 0 5 13 0 29 3 57 44 13
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 2 2
Engineering Management (M.S.) 11 3 2 0 5 6 0 16 0 43 30 13
Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Health Information Technology (M.P.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Human-Centered Computing (M.S.) 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 8 0 16 7 9
Information Systems (M.S.) 69 3 0 0 10 16 1 37 2 138 90 48
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 6 0 9 8 1
Systems Engineering (M.S.) 1 2 2 0 3 3 0 10 0 21 17 4
Totals: 124 13 8 0 28 42 1 122 6 344 240 104

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical & Biochemical Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 8
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5
Computer Science (M.S.) 19 9 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 7 1 1 0 42
Cybersecurity (M.P.S.) 1 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 4 1 9 4 0 0 24 5 1 2 57
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
Engineering Management (M.S.) 4 7 3 0 1 1 0 0 5 0 4 2 0 0 13 3 0 0 43
Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Health Information Technology (M.P.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Human-Centered Computing (M.S.) 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 16
Information Systems (M.S.) 43 26 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 11 5 1 0 24 13 2 0 138
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 9
Systems Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 21
Totals: 75 49 11 2 6 2 0 0 22 6 30 12 1 0 91 31 4 2 344

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Chemical & Biochemical Engineering (M.S.) 2 6 8
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 1 4 5
Computer Science (M.S.) 31 11 42
Cybersecurity (M.P.S.) 0 57 57
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 1 3 4
Engineering Management (M.S.) 0 43 43
Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 1
Health Information Technology (M.P.S.) 0 0 0
Human-Centered Computing (M.S.) 0 16 16
Information Systems (M.S.) 6 132 138
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 4 5 9
Systems Engineering (M.S.) 0 21 21
Totals: 46 298 344

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Chemical & Biochemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 4 1
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 4 2
Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1
Human-Centered Computing (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 3
Information Systems (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 7 6 1
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0
Totals: 16 0 1 0 1 3 0 6 0 27 18 9

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical & Biochemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6
Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Human-Centered Computing (Ph.D.) 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Information Systems (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 7
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Totals: 11 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 5 1 0 0 27

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Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering
Total#: 49 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $5,680,582 Industry: $210,520 Priv/Non: $212,198
State: $81,619 Local: Total Expn.: $6,184,919
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Total#: 99 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $4,631,269 Industry: $915,507 Priv/Non: $702,876
State: $103,514 Local: Total Expn.: $6,353,166
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Information Systems
Total#: 31 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $371,038 Industry: $366,667 Priv/Non: $155,233
State: $6,658 Local: Total Expn.: $899,596
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: 27 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $828,960 Industry: $80,383 Priv/Non: $147,467
State: $168,570 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,225,380
Totals:
Total#: 206 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $11,511,849 Industry: $1,573,077 Priv/Non: $1,217,774
State: $360,361 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $14,663,061

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
CAST Center for Advanced Sensor Technology (Campus-wide Center)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
CHMPR Center for Hybrid Multicore Productivity (COEIT)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
CUERE Center for Urban Environmental Research & Education (Campus-wide Center)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
CWIT Center for Women In Technology (COEIT)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
UMBC Center for Cybersecurity (CSEE)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0


Grand Totals:
Total#: 206 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $11,511,849 Industry: $1,573,077 Priv/Non: $1,217,774
State: $360,361 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $14,663,061

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

Include all expenditures associated with grants and contracts specifically budgeted for externally sponsored research and associated programs and expenditures associated with all gifts auditably used for research. Include expended funds provided by the following external sources:

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Government
  3. Foreign Governments
  4. Industry
  5. Non-Profit Organizations (e.g. foundations)
  6. Individuals
  7. Local Government

The expenditures reported should be only those funds provided by organizations, agencies, and individuals external to the institution. Cost sharing/matching funds should be included only if provided from sources external to the institution.

Only State government funds that were obtained competitively or as matching funds associated with other externally funded programs should be included. State funds that are part of the normal operating budget should not be included regardless of purpose.

For all joint or contracted projects or sub-projects, only the portion of the center research performed by faculty, staff, and students of the affiliated engineering school should be credited to that school. Expenditures for capital costs of research laboratory building construction should not be included.

Expenditures for research laboratory renovations should not be included unless the renovation funds expended came from grants and contracts expressly intended for the direct support of engineering research.

Any portion of academic year and/or summer salary for any researcher that is not derived from external research grants or contracts should not be counted.

Total #: Report total number of individual grants, not the total dollar amount of the expenditures.

Expenditures: Report actual expenditures (as opposed to authorization amounts) in U.S. dollars.

Time frame for expenditures: Report expenditures for your current fiscal year.

Research centers listed as "WITHIN an engineering department" on the Research Centers page (screen 7) of the College of Engineering Profile, will not have their expenditures added to the school's total research expenditures. Such expenditures can be included in the department total, while still being listed for the appropriate center. This allows users to list the expenditures in two areas without double-counting.

Graduate

Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering

Students pursuing graduate degrees in the Department of Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering are offered a broad range of research opportunities that apply chemical and environmental engineering principles to problems that are important in today’s society. Examples of these research opportunities include the development of novel strategies to remove pharmaceuticals from treated wastewater, understanding the fate and transport of toxic organic compounds in the Chesapeake Bay, developing new bioprocess strategies for the rapid production and purification of biopharmaceuticals, and producing new materials and sensors to enable the development of engineered tissues.

Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

COEIT's Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering conducts ongoing research in a wide-range of areas, including: adaptive equalization, biomedical imaging and signal processing, coding theory, computer engineering, cryptology and network security, distributed databases, graphics and animation, image and data compression, information storage and retrieval, intelligent agents, joint time frequency/time-scale analysis, networks and systems, neural networks, nonlinear optics, optical communications and networks, parallel and distributed computing, photonic switches, quantum cryptography and quantum computation, quantum electronics, semiconductor optoelectronics, signal and image processing, solitons on optical fiber, ultrashort pulse lasers, visualization, information assurance, data mining, and robotics. Currently developed is a track in Games Development within the computer science undergraduate program. National and international funding of faculty and being located in Baltimore-Washington, DC corridor offers CSEE students many unique opportunities to pursue research and to work in local industry.

Information Systems

COEIT's Department of Information Systems conducts research in the following core areas: Artificial Intelligence/Knowledge, Database/Data Mining, Human-Centered Computing (HCC), Software Engineering, and Health Information Technology. In addition, faculty members are engaged in research in cross-cutting areas Cybersecurity. The research in the department is funded by various federal agencies including the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Institutes of Health and Department of Education. In addition, several faculty members have current research funding from industries such as Microsoft, Samsung, Google, and Northrop Grumman.

Mechanical Engineering

COEIT Department of Mechanical Engineering conducts research focused in biomechanics that includes soft and hard tissue mechanics, dynamic systems and design of advanced control systems, robotics, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); mechanical behaviors of engineering and advanced materials; and thermal fluids, micro-fluidics, MEMS and nano-technologies. Collaborative efforts by mechanical engineering department faculty-student research teams have led to number of notable discoveries, including a new kind of percussion drill bit, an automated machine for assembling fireworks, controller for a pump with no moving parts, innovative animal lameness detection technologies, non-destructive damage detection systems, micro-fluidic pumps and other discoveries. The department plays a vital role in the design and development of systems that harness energy and motion-with important applications in industries from manufacturing to medicine. With funding from nationally recognized sources such as the National Science Foundation, Lockheed Martin Corporation, The National Institutes of Health, Arthritis Foundation, The National Institute of Standards and Technology, The American Heart Association, The American Dental Society, and the U.S. Army, the program offers students the opportunity to play an active part in important research projects.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

CAST Center for Advanced Sensor Technology (Campus-wide Center)

Center for Advanced Sensor Technology (CAST) is a focal point for the development of novel measurement and instrumentation technologies. It is a multidisciplinary effort that involves faculty from several departments. The core mission is to translate cutting edge research into practical solutions for everyday problems. CAST faculty are engaged in basic and applied research in various aspects of sensors and instrumentation. Bioprocess sensors for optical monitoring of oxygen, pH and pCO2 have been developed at CAST that have been successfully commercialized (www.fluorometrix.com). These optical sensors have led to a new class of miniature bioreactors useful for rapid bioprocess optimization. In other research, sensors based on various bacterial binding proteins are being developed. Next generation sensors that are being developed are based on surface plasmon coupled emission and these promise unprecedented increase in sensitivity at low cost.

CHMPR Center for Hybrid Multicore Productivity (COEIT)

Center for Hybrid Multicore Productivity Research (CHMPR) optimizes productivity, performance and scalability of applications of hybrid multicore processors and to investigate and prototype new applications and cloud computing services made possible by hybrid multicore computing capabilities that meet the needs of industry and government partners.

CUERE Center for Urban Environmental Research & Education (Campus-wide Center)

Center for Urban Environment Research & Education (CUERE) advances the understanding of the environmental, social, and economic consequences of the transformation of the urban landscape through research, conferences and symposia, support of university teaching programs. CUERE fosters interdisciplinary approaches to environmental science, engineering, and public policy. CUERE manages the NSF-sponsored Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) at UMBC on Water in the Urban Environment.

CWIT Center for Women In Technology (COEIT)

Center for Women In Technology (CWIT) is dedicated to increasing the representation of women in the creation of technology in the engineering and information technology fields. CWIT efforts begin with nurturing a strong group of Scholars, grow to building community resources for other women in these majors, extend to fostering a healthy gender climate and ITE pedagogy in College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT) departments, and finally expand into outreach efforts to increase interest in technical careers. A successful program for female-friendly engineering and information technology education at UMBC will help make UMBC a destination for women (and men) interested in technical careers and serve as a national model for other universities.

UMBC Center for Cybersecurity (CSEE)

The UMBC Center for Cybersecurity is an interdisciplinary university center that unifies UMBC’s many cybersecurity capabilities. The Center aims to provide both Maryland and the nation with academic and research leadership, collaboration, innovation, and outreach in this critical discipline by streamlining our academic, research, workforce development, and technology incubation activities to advance UMBC’s position as a leading research university in cybersecurity-related disciplines.

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Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • 3-D Tissue Engineering (CBEE)
  • Advanced Control Systems (ME)
  • Advanced Engineering and Biological Materials (ME)
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ME)
  • Algorithms and Theory (CSEE)
  • Animal Lameness (biovine, ovine, equine) (ME)
  • Artificial Intelligence (CSEE)
  • Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Management (IS)
  • Assistive Technologies (IS)
  • Biochemical Engineering (CBEE)
  • Biocompatibility (CBEE)
  • Biocomplexity (CBEE)
  • Bioheat Transfer (ME)
  • Biomaterials (ME)
  • Biomechanics (ME)
  • Biomedical Engineering (CBEE) (ME)
  • Biotechnology (CBEE)
  • Boiling Heat Transfer (ME)
  • Cell Adhesion (ME)
  • Cellular Engineering (CBEE)
  • Cellular Response to Dynamic Environments (CBEE)
  • Choroidal Blood Flow (ME)
  • Chromatographic Separations (CBEE)
  • Coding Theory (CSEE)
  • Communications Theory (CSEE)
  • Computational Biofluid Mechanics (ME)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (ME)
  • Computational Fracture Mechanics & Composites (ME)
  • Computational Linguistics (CSEE)
  • Computational Mechanics (ME)
  • Computational Solid Mechanics (ME)
  • Computer Architectures (CSEE)
  • Computer Graphics (CSEE)
  • Computer Networks (CSEE)
  • Computer Visualization, Image Analysis (ME)
  • Computer-Mediated Collaboration/ Communication (IS)
  • Contaminant Bioavailability (CBEE)
  • Context-Aware Mobile Computing (IS)
  • Cryptology (CSEE)
  • Cybersecurity (CSEE) (IS)
  • Data Mining (CSEE)
  • Database Systems (CSEE)
  • Database and Data Mining (IS)
  • Design Optimization, Automation, Digital Controllers (ME)
  • Development of in Vitro Models of Neurodegenerative Diseases (CBEE)
  • Distributed Computing, Service-Oriented Computing (IS)
  • Distributed, Networked and Mobile Computing (CSEE)
  • Dusty Plasmas (ME)
  • Dynamic Plasticity (ME)
  • Electronic / Mobile Commerce (IS)
  • End-User Programming (IS)
  • Energy Harvesting (ME)
  • Engineering Education (ME)
  • Environmental Risk Assessment (CBEE)
  • Ethnographic/Ethnomethodological Studies of Work (IS)
  • Experimental Solid Mechanics (ME)
  • Fermentation (CBEE)
  • Fiber Optics (CSEE)
  • Flapping Wing Aerodynamics (ME)
  • Fluid Mechanics (ME)
  • Fluorescence-based Sensors and Instrumentation (CBEE)
  • Fracture and Computational Mechanics (ME)
  • Game Development (CSEE)
  • Groundwater Transport (CBEE)
  • Haptic / Multimodal Interfaces (IS)
  • Hard and Soft Tissue Biomechanics (ME)
  • Health Informatics (IS)
  • Heat Transfer (ME)
  • High-Frequency Vibration Modes of Flexible Structures (ME)
  • High-Performance Computing and Communications (CSEE)
  • High-Speed Translating Machine Elements (ME)
  • History of Technology (IS)
  • Human-Centered Computing (IS)
  • Hyper- and Hypothermia Treatment in Disease Research (ME)
  • Image Processing (CSEE)
  • Implantable Biomaterials (ME)
  • Information Retrieval and Neuro-linguistic Programming (CSEE)
  • Information Retrieval/Information Behavior (IS)
  • Information Storage and Retrieval (CSEE)
  • Information Theory (CSEE)
  • Integrated Optics (CSEE)
  • Intelligent Technologies/ Interfaces (IS)
  • Machine Translation (CSEE)
  • Materials and Manufacturing (ME)
  • Mechanical Analysis of Living Structures (ME)
  • Mechanics of Composite Materials (ME)
  • Mechanisms and New Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease (CBEE)
  • Microbial Cell Wall Synthesis (CBEE)
  • Microbial Responses to Real-Life Environments (CBEE)
  • Microelectronic Device Testing (CSEE)
  • Mobile and Pervasive Systems, Mobile Computing (IS)
  • Modeling Biological Systems (CBEE)
  • Net Shape Machining of Composite Materials (ME)
  • Online Learning Communities (IS)
  • Optical and Electronic Properties of Materials (CSEE)
  • Optoelectronics (CSEE)
  • Orthopedics and Restorative Dentistry (ME)
  • Oxygen Toxicity (CBEE)
  • Parallel and Distributed Systems (CSEE)
  • Photonics (CSEE)
  • Plasticity (ME)
  • Protein Purification (CBEE)
  • Protein and Substrate Interactions (CBEE)
  • Protemics and Genomics (CBEE)
  • Quantum Computation (CSEE)
  • Regulatory/GMP Issues (CBEE)
  • Robotics (CSEE)
  • Robotics (ME)
  • Robust Design, Design Optimization (ME)
  • Semantic Information Integration/Workflow (IS)
  • Semiconductor Lasers (CSEE)
  • Signal Processing (CSEE)
  • Site Risk Assessment (CBEE)
  • Smart Materials and Structures (ME)
  • Soil and Sediment Remediation (CBEE)
  • Solid Mechanics, Materials, and Manufacturing (ME)
  • Solute and Microbial transport (CBEE)
  • Subsurface Hydrology (CBEE)
  • Systems and Software (IS)
  • Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ME)
  • Thermal Regulation in Tissue (ME)
  • Tool Design (ME)
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) (ME)
  • Upstream Bioprocessing (CBEE)
  • Vibrations (ME)
  • Visualization and Procedural Modeling (CSEE)
  • Water Quality (CBEE)
  • Water Resources Systems Analysis (CBEE)
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment (CBEE)
  • Watershed Hydrology (CBEE)

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

A student who elects to complete programs concurrently, which results in different graduate degrees, must complete all program requirements, all general education requirements applicable to all degrees.

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 27 0 27
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Appointments: 2 48 62 0 112
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Information Systems
Appointments: 1 11 22 0 34
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 0 20 20 0 40
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 3 79 131 0 213