Northwestern University - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Northwestern University
Mailing Address: McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science
2145 Sheridan Road
City: Evanston
State: IL
Postal Code: 60208
Country: United States
Phone 847-491-7379
Fax: 847-491-5341
Website: http://www.northwestern.edu

Head of Institution

Morton Schapiro
President
Office of the President
Northwestern University
Rebecca Crown
633 Clark Street, Rm. 2-130
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: 847-491-7456
Fax: 847-467-3104
nu-president@northwestern.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Wesley Burghardt
Associate Dean
School of Engineering
Northwestern University
McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 602083103
Phone: 847-467-1401
Fax: 847-491-5341
w-burghardt@northwestern.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PRIVATE
Academic Year: QUARTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus SUBURBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: No
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Evanston
This city's population (approx.): 75,658
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 8,314
Total Graduate enrollment: 10,895
Total Professional and other enrollment: 1,746

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Communications, Education, Law, Liberal arts, Medicine, Natural sciences, Journalism, Music

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

The Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, the Medill School of Journalism, the School of Education and Social Policy, the Bienen School of Music and the School of Communication require that entering students complete a minimum of 16 courses (most applicants present more) in the following academic areas:
English: 4 full-year courses
Foreign language: a minimum of 2 full-year courses of one foreign language
History and social science: a minimum of 2 full-year courses
Laboratory science: a minimum of 2 full-year courses
Mathematics: a minimum of 3 full-year courses
Additional subjects: 1-3 full-year courses in the academic areas listed above


The McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science encourages strong preparation in mathematics and science. Recommended coursework includes:
English: 4 full-year courses
Laboratory science: a minimum of 3 full-year courses; chemistry and physics preferred
Mathematics: 3.5-4 full-year courses; calculus preferred, if available; the minimum requirement includes 2 full-year courses of algebra, 1 full-year course of plane geometry and 1 semester of trigonometry
Additional subjects: 5-6 full-year courses; these should include courses in foreign language, history and social sciences

Recommendations

High School courses English (4 years), Foreign Language (3 years), History/Social Studies (3 years), Electives (2 years), CEEB Achievement Tests in English Composition, Math level I or II, and either Physics or Chemistry

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Julio Ottino
Dean
Administration
Northwestern University
McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3100
Phone: 847-491-5220
Fax: 847-491-8539
jm-ottino@northwestern.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.S. without thesis, but with project or report, Masters of Engineering Management
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Bachelor's

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Both Eric Perreault Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Biological Engineering Both Linda Broadbelt Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Both Kimberly Gray Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Both Alan Sahakian Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics Both David Chopp Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences Both Jorge Nocedal Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Integrated Engineering Studies Undergraduate Other Engineering Disciplines
Materials Science and Engineering Both Erik Luijten Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
McCormick Administration Both Julio Ottino Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical Engineering Both Kevin Lynch Mechanical Engineering
Segal Design Institute Both Greg Holderfield Other Engineering Disciplines

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
Motorola Center for Seamless Communications Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL Aggelos Katsaggelos
Bioengineering Educational Technologies (VaNTH) Biomedical Engineering OUTUNIV
Center for Advanced Cement-Based Materials (ACBM) Civil/Environmental Engineering INCOLL
Center for Catalysis and Surface Science Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INUNIV Peter Stair
Center for Energy Efficient Transportation Engineering (General) INCOLL Harold Kung
Center for Innovation in Global Health Technology (CIGHT) Biomedical Engineering INCOLL Matthew Glucksberg
Center for Intelligent Processing of Composites Civil/Environmental Engineering INCOLL
Center for Nanofabrication & Molecular Self-Assembly Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INUNIV Chad Mirkin
Center for Photonic Communication and Computing Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL Prem Kumar
Center for Quantum Devices (CQD) Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL Manijeh Razeghi
Center for Surface Engineering & Tribology Civil/Environmental Engineering INCOLL
Center for Technology and Social Behavior Electrical/Computer Engineering INUNIV
Center for Ultra-scale Computing and Information Security (CUCIS) Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL
DND Collaborative Access Team Synchrotron Research Center (DND-CAT) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering OUTUNIV Denis Keane
Falk Center for Molecular Therapeutics Biomedical Engineering INCOLL Joseph Moskal
Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Engineering (General) INCOLL Michael Marasco
Infrastructure Technology Institute Civil/Environmental Engineering INCOLL Joseph Schofer
Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INUNIV David Dunand
Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine (IBNAM) Biomedical Engineering INUNIV Samuel Stupp
Institute for Environmental Catalysis Engineering (General) INCOLL Peter Stair
International Institute for Nanotechnology Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INUNIV Chad Mirkin
Materials Research Center Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INUNIV Mark Hersam
Materials Research Institute Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INCOLL
Materials Technology Laboratory Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INCOLL Gregory Olson
Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INUNIV Chad Mirkin
Northwestern Center for Engineering Education Research Engineering (General) INCOLL Robert Linsenmeier
Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems Engineering (General) INUNIV Luis Amaral
Northwestern University Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center (NUANCE) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INUNIV Vinayak Dravid
Optimization Center Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL Ming-Yang Kao
Quality Engineering & Failure Prevention Mechanical Engineering INCOLL Sridhar Krishnaswamy
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center Biomedical Engineering INUNIV Steve Gard
Segal Design Institute Engineering (General) INCOLL Bruce Ankenman
Steel Research Group Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INCOLL Gregory Olson
The Murphy Institute Engineering (General) INCOLL
Transportation Center Civil/Environmental Engineering INCOLL Hani Mahmassani

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Medical Engineering (B.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Biological Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering (B.S.) Environmental Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Computer Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics Applied Mathematics (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences Industrial Engineering (B.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Integrated Engineering Studies Integrated Engg. Studies (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Materials Science and Engineering Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
McCormick Administration Undeclared Engineering (General)
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Segal Design Institute Manufacturing and Design Engineering (B.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Biological Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.S.) Chemical Engineering
Chemical and Biological Engineering Biotechnology (M.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.) Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Project Management (M.S.) Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Exec Mgmt Design and Const (MS) Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Computer Engineering (M.S.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Computer Science (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Information Technology (M.S.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics (M.S.) Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences Industrial Engineering (M.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences Analytics (M.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences Engineering Management (M.E.M.) Engineering Management
Materials Science and Engineering Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
McCormick Administration Applied Physics (M.S.) Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Mechanical Engineering Robotics (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical Engineering Product Design and Development (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Segal Design Institute Design Innovation (MS) Other Engineering Disciplines
Segal Design Institute Engineering Design and Innovation (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Biological Engineering Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Technology and Social Behavior (Ph.D.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Computer Science (Ph.D.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics (Ph.D.) Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences Industrial Engineering and Management Sci.(Ph.D.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Materials Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
McCormick Administration Applied Physics (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Biomedical Engineering
  1. Imaging and Biophotonics
  2. Bioengineering Educational Technologies
  3. Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation
  4. Cardiovascular Engineering
  5. Materials, Cells, and Tissues
  6. Vision Research
Chemical and Biological Engineering
  1. Polymer Science and Engineering
  2. Transport Processes
  3. Complex Systems Engineering
  4. Environmental Catalysis, Kinetics and Reaction Engineering
  5. Modeling, Theory, and Simulation
Civil and Environmental Engineering
  1. Transportation Systems Analysis and Planning
  2. Environmental Engineering and Science
  3. Mechanics of Materials and Solids
  4. Geotechnics
  5. Structural Engineering and Infrastructure Materials
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  1. Signals and Systems
  2. Solid State and Photonics
  3. Cognitive Systems
  4. Computer Engineering and Systems
  5. Computing, Algorithms and Applications
  6. Graphics and Interactive Media
Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics
  1. Materials Science
  2. Mathematical Biology
  3. Complex Systems
  4. Combustion
  5. Diffusive Processes
  6. Earth Sciences
  7. Scientific Computing
  8. Asymptotic Analysis
  9. Fluid Dynamics
  10. Social Systems
Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
  1. Financial Engineering
  2. Organization Behavior and Technology Management
  3. Optimization
  4. Healthcare Engineering
  5. Humanitarian Logistics
  6. Production and Logistics
  7. Social and Organizational Networks
  8. Statistics for Enterprise Engineering
  9. Stochastic Modeling and Simulation
Materials Science and Engineering
  1. Biomaterials
  2. Ceramics
  3. Composites
  4. Energy
  5. Magnetic Materials
  6. Materials for Electronics and Photonics
  7. Materials Synthesis and Processing
  8. Materials Theory, Computation, and Design
  9. Nanomaterials
  10. Polymers
Mechanical Engineering
  1. MEMS/Nanotechnology
  2. Robotics
  3. Virtual Design and Manufacturing
  4. Tribology
  5. Microfluidics
  6. Computational Solid and Fluid Mechanics
  7. Composite Materials
  8. Nondestructive Materials Characterization and Structural Reliability
  9. Neuromechanics
  10. Biomimetics
Segal Design Institute
  1. Manufacturing
  2. Engineering Design and Innovation

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society
  • Omega Chi Epsilon Chemical Engineering Honor Socie
  • Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society
  • Sigma Xi
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

Local Groups

  • Kappa Theta Epsilon Cooperative Engineering Educ.

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ASM-TMS
  • Am. Chemical Society
  • Am. Inst. of Chemical Engineers
  • Am. Physical Society
  • Am. Soc. for Eng. Education
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Assoc. for Computing Machinery
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Environmental Eng. Soc.
  • Inst. of Industrial Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Materials Research Society
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Soc. for Automotive Engineering
  • Soc. of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Soc. of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Alpha Chi Sigma (professional society in chemistry)
  • Black Graduate Student Association
  • Engineers for a Sustainable World
  • Graduate Student Association for Latino and Spanish Activities
  • InNUvation
  • International Engineering Student Exchange
  • Materials Science Club
  • McCormick Graduate Leadership Council
  • McCormick Student Advisory Board
  • Northwestern Engineering Student Council
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

COUNSELING SERVICES.
Professional counselors are available to engineering students for both personal and academic matters. The University offers complementary services to these.

FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE PROGRAM.
A center providing continuous support for academic matters common to these students.

TUTORING PROGRAM. A panel of graduate/undergraduate experts in lower division courses is available five days per week on a drop-in basis.

EXCEL. A month-long summer program of math, chemistry, computers, and writing, leading to academic credit. During the academic year there are extra discussion sections which, if attended regularly, will provide academic credit.

ACADEMIC SERVICES OFFICE. Students can access their records, get advice on fulfilling their requirements, make changes in their major, receive other information related to their status as an engineering student, and preregister for their courses.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Involvement in design projects occurs throughout a McCormick student's experience. All students take introductory-level courses that are structured around design activities; all students at the senior-level do design activities, either as part of capstone courses or as part of faculty research teams. Students may participate in national design contests, such as a solar-powered vehicle or mini-Baha vehicles competitions, as well as in the annual McCormick Undergraduate Design Competition. Students frequently enter national research competitions sponsored by other professional societies.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The undergraduate curriculum is intended to provide the maximum flexibility consistent with the development of a sound professional preparation. The basic structure presented in all fields of engineering prescribes a distribution of studies: 38% in basic math, science and eng. science; 33% in major field courses; and 29% in social sciences, humanities and unrestricted electives. Flexibility enables honors programs in which students with outstanding credentials can be admitted directly from high school to undergraduate/graduate studies, including the Honors Medical Program - U.G. Eng/Medicine. Other combined programs of study lead to the award of dual degrees: BS/BA (Eng/Arts and Science), BS/BM (Eng/Music), and BS/MS (Eng/Graduate School masters). Co-op is a popular option in all fields of engineering study.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Biomedical Engineering 17 4 1 22
Chemical and Biological Engineering 8 6 2 16
Civil and Environmental Engineering 13 4 5 22
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 28 14 13 55
Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics 9 1 1 11
Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences 12 3 2 17
Integrated Engineering Studies 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering 20 2 2 24
McCormick Administration 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 15 8 0 23
Segal Design Institute 0 0 0 0
Totals: 122 42 26 190

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
Biomedical Engineering 7 0 7 0.00
Chemical and Biological Engineering 7 0 7 0.00
Civil and Environmental Engineering 3 0 3 0.00
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 9 0 9 0.00
Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0.00
Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences 4 0 4 0.00
Integrated Engineering Studies 0 0 0 0.00
Materials Science and Engineering 10 0 10 0.00
McCormick Administration 4 0 4 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 9 0 9 0.00
Segal Design Institute 5 0 5 0.00
Totals: 58 0 58 0.00

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
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Chemical and Biological Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 0 0 0 0.00
Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0.00
Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences 0 0 0 0.00
Integrated Engineering Studies 0 0 0 0.00
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
McCormick Administration 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Segal Design Institute 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 0 0 0 0.00

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
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 12 1 0 0 16 1
Chemical and Biological Engineering 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 7 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 0 0 12 1
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 15 2 0 0 26 2
Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 9 0
Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 11 1
Integrated Engineering Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 18 0 0 0 18 2
McCormick Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 11 4
Segal Design Institute 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 1 0 4 1 0 0 22 3 1 1 0 0 82 7 0 0 110 12

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
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 1
Chemical and Biological Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 5 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 14 0
Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Integrated Engineering Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
McCormick Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 7 1
Segal Design Institute 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 4 0 0 0 27 3 0 0 39 3

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
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Chemical and Biological Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 3 2
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 10 3
Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Integrated Engineering Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
McCormick Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Segal Design Institute 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 2 0 0 0 11 5 0 0 18 8

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Candidates for admission should demonstrate a level of performance in curricular and extracurricular areas that indicates they will be able to compete successfully in a competitive academic environment.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

At the time of admission to the institution.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

TOEFL or IELTS.

Residency Requirements

For a bachelor’s degree, Northwestern requires that students enrolling as a transfer student complete a minimum of 6 quarters and 23 units earned at Northwestern University, in addition to the degree requirements established by each school and regardless of the amount of college course work completed elsewhere.

Northwestern uses a course definition in which each course equals one unit of credit. The full-time course load consists of four units per quarter or 12 units per academic year. Between 45 and 48 units are required for graduation, depending on the Northwestern undergraduate school

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Students may be considered for admission as a transfer from another college or university provided they have completed one full year of university studies by the application deadline, are in good standing at their postsecondary institution, and have maintained at least a B average in rigorous academic courses.

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $50,424
Room & Board: $14,936
Books & Supplies: $1,620
Other Expenses: $2,915
Estimated avg. course load per term: 4
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Institution's Own Application Form, College Scholarship Service Financial Aid PROFILE (CCS/PROFILE)

Additional Financial Aid Information

If no tax returns, then both parent and student must submit the non-filing statements.

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 9,008
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 967
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 479
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 99%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 800 740
Reading Range: 750 680
Writing Range:
Combined Range:
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Composite Range: 35 33

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
Applied Mathematics (B.S.) 15 10 13 19 57 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 73 67 49 57 246 1
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 41 40 32 71 184 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 16 4 9 22 51 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 9 14 17 23 63 0
Computer Science (B.S.) 53 61 78 111 303 2
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 10 19 19 24 72 1
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 12 7 6 9 34 1
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 43 68 82 140 333 2
Integrated Engg. Studies (B.S.) 0 0 1 2 3 0
Manufacturing and Design Engineering (B.S.) 6 24 14 29 73 1
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) 17 14 11 35 77 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 50 65 61 0 176 1
Medical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 138 138 0
Undeclared 59 20 2 0 81 0
Totals: 404 413 394 680 1891 9

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
Applied Mathematics (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 11 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 8 0 2 0 0 0 13 0 2 0 37 0
Women 2 0 1 0 10 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 36 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 3 0 16 0
Women 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 5 0 25 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 0
Women 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 9 0 2 0 6 0 1 0 8 0 3 0 0 0 10 0 3 0 42 0
Women 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 11 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 6 0
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 2 0 8 1
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 9 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 26 0
Women 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 17 0
Integrated Engg. Studies (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manufacturing and Design Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 9 0
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 8 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 11 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 8 0 3 1 0 0 13 0 1 0 41 1
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 9 0
Medical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Undeclared
Men 4 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 19 0 4 0 39 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 14 0 1 0 20 0
Totals: 72 0 7 0 61 0 1 0 68 0 15 1 0 0 153 1 27 0 404 2

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
Applied Mathematics (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 6 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 6 0 4 0 0 0 15 0 2 0 35 0
Women 3 0 1 0 4 0 1 0 6 0 3 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 32 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 2 0 0 0 15 0 2 0 30 0
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 10 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 12 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 8 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 9 0 2 0 0 0 15 0 3 0 43 0
Women 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 18 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 16 0
Women 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 14 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 1 0 46 0
Women 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 22 0
Integrated Engg. Studies (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manufacturing and Design Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 12 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 12 0
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 13 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 2 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 47 0
Women 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 18 0
Medical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Undeclared
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 19 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 61 0 13 0 42 0 1 0 66 0 23 0 0 0 191 0 16 0 413 0

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
Applied Mathematics (B.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 2 0 23 0
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 11 0 4 0 26 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 20 0
Women 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 12 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 4 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 17 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 11 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 13 0 3 0 0 0 29 1 1 0 60 1
Women 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 18 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 15 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 14 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 27 0 1 0 55 0
Women 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 2 0 27 0
Integrated Engg. Studies (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manufacturing and Design Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 0
Women 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 8 0
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 9 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 32 0 1 0 48 0
Women 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 13 0
Medical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Undeclared
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 52 0 11 0 39 0 0 0 86 0 14 0 0 0 177 1 15 0 394 1

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
Applied Mathematics (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 17 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 13 0 0 1 22 1
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 0 3 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 35 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 9 0 2 0 0 0 30 0 0 0 51 0
Women 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 20 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 12 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 10 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 17 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 12 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 30 0 6 0 0 0 38 1 4 0 94 1
Women 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 17 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 24 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Women 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 8 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 22 0 1 0 9 0 0 0 18 1 4 0 0 0 35 1 2 0 91 2
Women 11 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 16 0 1 0 0 0 17 0 1 0 49 0
Integrated Engg. Studies (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Manufacturing and Design Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 14 0 2 0 21 1
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 8 0
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 26 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 9 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 0 0 62 0 2 0 91 0
Women 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 27 0 2 0 47 0
Undeclared
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 87 0 2 0 55 1 0 0 160 2 31 0 0 0 327 2 18 1 680 6

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
Applied Mathematics (B.S.) 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 8 0 15 11 4
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 3 1 9 0 0 21 2 36 23 13
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 3 0 4 0 12 3 0 15 2 39 22 17
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 6 5 1
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 4 0 4 0 3 2 0 16 0 29 23 6
Computer Science (B.S.) 10 0 8 0 17 1 0 27 2 65 52 13
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 6 2 13 6 7
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 7 1 13 3 10
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 6 2 3 0 25 1 0 36 6 79 55 24
Integrated Engg. Studies (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manufacturing and Design Engineering (B.S.) 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 9 1 17 9 8
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) 6 0 1 0 8 1 0 12 0 28 19 9
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 5 1 14 0 0 44 1 66 51 15
Medical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 39 2 34 2 98 10 0 203 18 406 279 127

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
Applied Mathematics (B.S.) 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 15
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 8 1 0 0 0 0 13 8 1 1 36
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 2 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 5 7 1 2 0 0 11 4 0 2 39
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 6
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 11 5 0 0 29
Computer Science (B.S.) 8 2 0 0 6 2 0 0 15 2 1 0 0 0 20 7 2 0 65
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 1 1 13
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 6 1 0 13
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 5 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 16 9 1 0 0 0 24 12 5 1 79
Integrated Engg. Studies (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manufacturing and Design Engineering (B.S.) 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 1 0 17
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 1 0 0 6 6 0 0 28
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 8 6 0 0 0 0 37 7 0 1 66
Medical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 28 11 1 1 26 8 1 1 69 29 5 5 0 0 137 66 12 6 406

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

The full requirement for each degree must be satisfied. At least 54 courses or equivalents must be presented before the award of a second degree.

Students may choose from the following dual bachelor's degree programs:
BA/BS in liberal arts and engineering
BA/BMus in liberal arts and music
BA/BS or BS/BS in communication and engineering
BA/BMus, BS/BMus, BA/BAMus, or BS/BAMus in communication and music
BSED/BMus or BSED/BAMus in education and music
BA/BMus or BS/BAMus in engineering and music
BSJ/BMus or BSJ/BAMus in journalism and music

Typically, five years of faculty-approved full-time study are required to complete any of these programs and meet the Undergraduate Registration Requirement (URR). Students must earn at least 42 credits in 12 quarters at Northwestern to fulfill the URR.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

12

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.
Applied Mathematics (B.S.) no 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Computer Science (B.S.) no 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Integrated Engg. Studies (B.S.) no 4.00 4.00 Both None
Manufacturing and Design Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Medical Engineering (B.S.) no 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Undeclared no Both None

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Bachelor's degree in any engineering discipline or with strong mathematics or science backgrounds in other subjects are considered for graduate study provided that they have satisfactory overall records (at least a B average is required for admission). GRE test is required. Application for admission and financial assistance for the forthcoming year is best completed by December 31 if a request for support for the fall quarter is contemplated.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Graduate admission is determined by the academic department of PhD and MS programs.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

TOEFL Minimum Scores: 577 on paper-based, 233 on computer-based, or 90 on Internet-based. Some MS programs accept 80. An IELTS score of 7.0 is also accepted for graduate programs.

Residency Requirements

Calculated in terms of quarters of full-time study or its equivalent. Master's degree: minimum of 3 quarters. Doctoral degree: Minimum of 8 quarters (3 of the last 6 must be consecutive and full time).

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer credit is not granted at the graduate level. Up to three graduate level courses could be waived.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Graduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $50,424
Room & Board: $1,500
Books & Supplies: $1,500
Other Expenses: $2,500
Estimated avg. course load per term: 4
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

Generally masters degree students are not funded, but student loans are available. PhD students are generally funded with paid tuition, paid health insurance, and a monthly stipend to cover living expenses.

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 7,857
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 1,831
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 772

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
Analytics (M.S.)
Men 29 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 48 0
Women 22 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 30 0
Applied Physics (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 13 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 13 2 0 0 33 2
Women 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 31 0
Biotechnology (M.S.)
Men 5 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 29 0
Women 14 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 37 0
Chemical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 14 2
Women 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.)
Men 30 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 39 9
Women 13 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 18 5
Computer Engineering (M.S.)
Men 31 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 32 9
Women 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
Computer Science (M.S.)
Men 29 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 37 37
Women 7 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 9 9
Design Innovation (MS)
Men 17 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 9 0 6 0 0 0 37 0 0 0 75 0
Women 12 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 0 3 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 43 0
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 41 15 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 15
Women 11 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 14
Engineering Design and Innovation (M.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 15 0
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 17 0
Engineering Management (M.E.M.)
Men 8 16 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 3 0 0 0 16 0 1 8 47
Women 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 2 14
Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics (M.S.)
Men 6 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 4
Women 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 4
Exec Mgmt Design and Const (MS)
Men 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8
Women 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Industrial Engineering (M.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Information Technology (M.S.)
Men 10 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 12 0 0 10 27
Women 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 7
Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.)
Men 18 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 27 5
Women 4 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 6
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 32 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 48 7
Women 8 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 17 2
Product Design and Development (M.S.)
Men 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 3 28 0 0 3 37
Women 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 17 0 0 4 26
Project Management (M.S.)
Men 48 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 50 20
Women 34 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 34 20
Robotics (M.S.)
Men 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 17 0
Women 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (M.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 512 189 36 4 18 13 1 1 63 27 17 8 0 0 184 97 2 2 833 341

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
Applied Physics (Ph.D.)
Men 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 27 0
Women 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 13 0
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 10 0 5 0 2 1 0 0 8 0 2 0 0 0 22 3 2 1 51 5
Women 7 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 16 0 2 0 32 3
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 18 0 4 0 8 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 26 0 2 0 64 0
Women 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 17 0 2 0 36 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 25 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 32 0
Women 15 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 23 1
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 25 0
Women 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Science (Ph.D.)
Men 34 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 22 0 1 0 64 0
Women 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 15 0
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 30 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 44 0
Women 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 9 1
Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics (Ph.D.)
Men 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 18 1 0 0 34 2
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 10 0
Industrial Engineering and Management Sci.(Ph.D.)
Men 35 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 42 0
Women 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 18 0
Materials Science and Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 57 1 3 0 13 0 0 0 11 0 2 0 0 0 56 1 5 0 147 2
Women 27 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 2 0 63 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 43 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 75 0
Women 11 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 23 1
Technology and Social Behavior (Ph.D.)
Men 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 13 0
Women 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 15 0
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (Ph.D.)
Men 15 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 18 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 444 2 25 0 41 1 1 0 78 1 19 2 0 0 273 8 18 1 899 15

Graduate

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
Analytics (M.S.) 14 3 4 0 1 0 0 9 0 31 22 9
Applied Physics (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 7 0 1 1 9 1 0 10 2 31 19 12
Biotechnology (M.S.) 5 23 1 0 6 0 0 2 0 37 18 19
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 4 0 3 0 4 1 0 10 2 24 20 4
Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 34 0 1 0 1 1 0 5 0 42 23 19
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 8 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 14 12 2
Computer Science (M.S.) 68 1 1 0 4 1 0 11 1 87 62 25
Design Innovation (MS) 2 0 2 0 15 0 0 10 3 32 25 7
Note: First graduates will be in June 2016.
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 26 19 7
Engineering Design and Innovation (M.S.) 3 1 3 0 2 0 0 8 1 18 9 9
Engineering Management (M.E.M.) 11 0 1 0 5 1 0 15 0 33 25 8
Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics (M.S.) 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 1 16 10 6
Exec Mgmt Design and Const (MS) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Industrial Engineering (M.S.) 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 6 2
Information Technology (M.S.) 14 0 1 0 5 1 0 6 0 27 21 6
Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.) 18 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 23 11 12
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 16 1 1 1 4 0 0 11 0 34 26 8
Product Design and Development (M.S.) 1 1 0 0 7 1 0 23 0 33 22 11
Project Management (M.S.) 31 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 37 20 17
Robotics (M.S.) 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 14 11 3
Note: First graduates will be next year.
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Totals: 284 30 23 2 71 8 0 140 12 570 384 186

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
Analytics (M.S.) 9 5 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 2 0 0 31
Applied Physics (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 4 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 3 0 1 0 0 7 3 1 1 31
Biotechnology (M.S.) 2 3 11 12 0 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 37
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 9 1 2 0 24
Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 21 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 42
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 14
Computer Science (M.S.) 47 21 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 9 2 1 0 87
Design Innovation (MS) 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 10 5 0 0 0 0 9 1 3 0 32
Note: First graduates will be in June 2016.
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 17 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 26
Engineering Design and Innovation (M.S.) 0 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 1 18
Engineering Management (M.E.M.) 8 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 11 4 0 0 33
Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics (M.S.) 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 16
Exec Mgmt Design and Const (MS) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Industrial Engineering (M.S.) 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8
Information Technology (M.S.) 10 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 27
Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.) 8 10 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 23
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 13 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 8 3 0 0 34
Product Design and Development (M.S.) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 1 0 0 0 17 6 0 0 33
Project Management (M.S.) 16 15 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 37
Robotics (M.S.) 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 14
Note: First graduates will be next year.
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Totals: 184 100 17 13 16 7 1 1 46 25 5 3 0 0 105 35 10 2 570

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
Analytics (M.S.) 0 31 31
Applied Physics (M.S.) 0 1 1
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 15 16 31
Biotechnology (M.S.) 0 37 37
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 12 12 24
Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 10 32 42
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 1 12 13
Computer Science (M.S.) 20 67 87
Design Innovation (MS) 0 32 32
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 8 18 26
Engineering Design and Innovation (M.S.) 0 18 18
Engineering Management (M.E.M.) 0 33 33
Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics (M.S.) 0 16 16
Exec Mgmt Design and Const (MS) 0 1 1
Industrial Engineering (M.S.) 0 8 8
Information Technology (M.S.) 0 27 27
Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.) 0 23 23
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 12 22 34
Product Design and Development (M.S.) 0 33 33
Project Management (M.S.) 0 37 37
Robotics (M.S.) 0 14 14
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (M.S.) 0 1 1
Totals: 78 491 569

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
Applied Physics (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 13 5 8
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 3 0 3 1 0 5 0 13 7 6
Civil and Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) 8 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 14 9 5
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 3 1
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 8 7 1
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 13 12 1
Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 3 0
Industrial Engineering and Management Sci.(Ph.D.) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 4 2
Materials Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) 10 1 2 0 3 0 0 11 0 27 18 9
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 1 16 14 2
Technology and Social Behavior (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 3 1
Totals: 61 4 6 0 9 2 0 40 1 123 86 37

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
Applied Physics (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 13
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 13
Civil and Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.) 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 14
Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13
Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Industrial Engineering and Management Sci.(Ph.D.) 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6
Materials Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) 7 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 7 4 0 0 27
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 16
Technology and Social Behavior (Ph.D.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (Ph.D.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
Totals: 47 14 0 4 5 1 0 0 7 2 1 1 0 0 25 15 1 0 123

Graduate

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
Biomedical Engineering
Total#: Foreign: $350,529 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $26,090,341 Industry: $2,696,992 Priv/Non: $3,659,721
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $32,797,583
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Total#: Foreign: $3,018 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $6,420,142 Industry: $1,599,903 Priv/Non: $1,151,387
State: $40,255 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $9,214,705
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Total#: Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $3,858,308 Industry: $430,950 Priv/Non: $61,444
State: $510,418 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $4,861,120
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Total#: 0 Foreign: $105,327 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $14,270,797 Industry: $283,992 Priv/Non: $899,296
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $15,559,412
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,898,847 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $73,917
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,972,764
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
Total#: Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $4,486,591 Industry: $447,118 Priv/Non: $345,340
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $5,279,049
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Materials Science and Engineering
Total#: Foreign: $374,788 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $30,476,609 Industry: $1,994,179 Priv/Non: $2,398,584
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $35,244,160
Engineering Department External Funding Source
McCormick Administration
Total#: Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: Foreign: $7,268 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $7,879,692 Industry: $1,057,357 Priv/Non: $216,752
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $9,161,069
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Segal Design Institute
Total#: Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $840,930 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $95,381,327 Industry: $8,510,491 Priv/Non: $8,806,441
State: $550,673 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $114,089,862

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
Motorola Center for Seamless Communications
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Bioengineering Educational Technologies (VaNTH)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Advanced Cement-Based Materials (ACBM)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Catalysis and Surface Science
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Energy Efficient Transportation
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Innovation in Global Health Technology (CIGHT)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Intelligent Processing of Composites
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Nanofabrication & Molecular Self-Assembly
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Photonic Communication and Computing
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Quantum Devices (CQD)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Surface Engineering & Tribology
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Technology and Social Behavior
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Ultra-scale Computing and Information Security (CUCIS)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
DND Collaborative Access Team Synchrotron Research Center (DND-CAT)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Falk Center for Molecular Therapeutics
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Infrastructure Technology Institute
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine (IBNAM)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Institute for Environmental Catalysis
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
International Institute for Nanotechnology
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Materials Research Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Materials Research Institute
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Materials Technology Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Northwestern Center for Engineering Education Research
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Northwestern University Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center (NUANCE)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Optimization Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Quality Engineering & Failure Prevention
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Segal Design Institute
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Steel Research Group
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
The Murphy Institute
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Transportation Center
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#: 0 Foreign: $840,930 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $95,381,327 Industry: $8,510,491 Priv/Non: $8,806,441
State: $550,673 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $114,089,862

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.

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Graduate

Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Biomedical Engineering

Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation; Cardiovascular Engineering; Materials, Cells, and Tissues; Imaging and Biophotonics; and Vision Research

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Biotechnology and Bioengineering; Complex Systems; Environmental Catalysis, Kinetics and Reaction Engineering; Modeling, Theory, and Simulation; Polymer Science and Engineering; Transport Processes; Nanotechnology; Molecular Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering and Science, Geotechnics and Environmental Geotechnics, Mechanics of Materials and Solids, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Transportation Systems Analysis and Planning, Structural Engineering and Infrastructure Materials

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Electrical and Computer Engineering Solid State Engineering, Photonics, and Nanotechnology; Networks, Communications & Control, Signal, Image, and Video Processing; Parallel and Distributed Computing, Architecture, VLSI Design and CAD, Distributed databases and Data Mining, Algorithms and Applications, Bioinformatics, Computational Finance, Arts and Technologies, Computer Games, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Simulation, Design of Learning Environments, Intelligent Information Systems, Multi-Agent Modeling, Graphics and Visualization, Human Computer Interaction, Visual Perception, Computer Security, Distributed Interactive Systems, Networking, Multimedia Systems, Multimodal Interfaces, Peer-to-Peer Systems, Pervasive Computing, Content-Distribution Networks.

Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

Asymptotic Analysis; Combustion; Complex Systems; Diffusive Processes; Earth Sciences; Fluid Dynamics;
Materials Science; Mathematical Biology; Scientific Computing; Social Systems; and Waves

Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences

Financial Engineering; Healthcare Engineering; Humanitarian Logistics; Optimization; Organization Behavior and Technology Management; Production and Logistics; Social and Organizational Networks; Statistics for Enterprise Engineering; Stochastic Modeling and Simulation

Materials Science and Engineering

Art Conversation Science; Biomaterials; Ceramics; Composites; Energy; Magnetic Materials; Materials for Electronics and Photonics; Materials Synthesis and Processing; Materials Theory, Computation, and Design; Metals; Nanomaterials; Polymers; Self-Assembly; Surfaces and Interfaces

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanics; Manufacturing; Systems; Design; Biosystems and Health; Nano/Microscience and Technology; Energy and Sustainability; and Multiscaled Simulation

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Algorithmic Processing
  • Applied mechanics and stress analysis
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Biochemical engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical electronics
  • Biosensors
  • Ceramics
  • Chaos and Mixing
  • Chemical reaction engineering and catalysis
  • Combustion
  • Communication systems and networks
  • Composite Materials
  • Computational electromagnetics
  • Computational fluid and solid mechanics and heat transfer
  • Computer architecture
  • Computer graphics
  • Computer vision
  • Computer-aided design and control of process systems
  • Computer-based education
  • Control systems
  • Control theory
  • Database management
  • Design
  • Differential and integral equations
  • Digital circuits
  • Digital signal and image processing
  • Distributed Computing
  • Dynamic Systems
  • Economics and production
  • Electronic devices and materials
  • Electronic materials
  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Environmental geotechnology
  • Environmental health engineering
  • Finite elements
  • Fluid mechanics and fluid physics
  • Fracture/fracture mechanics
  • Geotechnics
  • Hardware-software interaction
  • Human-Computer interaction
  • Interfacial and chaotic phenomena
  • Large-scale computation
  • Lasers
  • Lubrication
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Mechanics of materials and solids
  • Metal cutting and formaing
  • Metals
  • Micro-Electrical-Mechanical-Systems
  • Multimedia
  • Multiphase flow
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neural information processing
  • Neural networks
  • Nondestructive testing
  • Numerical analysis
  • Operating systems
  • Optical
  • Optical and medical instrumentation
  • Optical materials
  • Optimization
  • Optimization theory
  • Organization theory
  • Pollution control engineering
  • Polymer science and engineering
  • Polymers
  • Porous media
  • Probability
  • Prosthetics
  • Reliability analysis
  • Robotics and man-machine systems
  • Statistics and decision analysis
  • Structural engineering and materials
  • Surfaces and interfaces
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Transport properties in biomedical systems
  • Transportation systems analysis and planning
  • Tribology and surface engineering
  • Turbulent and surface tension-dominated flows
  • Vibrations
  • Wave motion

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

The dual program of the Doctor of Physical Therapy and the PhD in Biomedical Engineering began in Fall 2010.

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Biomedical Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Materials Science and Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
McCormick Administration
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Segal Design Institute
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 0 0 0 0 0