University of Massachusetts Lowell - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: University of Massachusetts Lowell
Mailing Address: 1 University Avenue
250 Southwick Hall
City: Lowell
State: MA
Postal Code: 01854
Country: United States
Phone 978-934-2570
Fax: 978-934-3007
Website: http://www.uml.edu/engineering/

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Oliver Ibe
Professor & Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Francis College of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Massachusetts Lowell
1 University Avenue
Southwick 250
Lowell, MA 01854
Phone: 978-934-3118
Fax: 978-934-3045
oliver_ibeQ@uml.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

James Sherwood
Professor & Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
Francis College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
University of Massachusetts Lowell
1 University Avenue
Southwick 250
Lowell, MA 01854
Phone: 978-934-3313
Fax: 978-934-3048
James_Sherwood@uml.edu

Institution Information

General Information


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

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?: Lowell
This city's population (approx.): 109,000
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 13,643
Total Graduate enrollment: 4,215
Total Professional and other enrollment: 0

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Education, Fine arts, Liberal arts, Nursing, Pharmacy, Sciences, Health Sciences

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

All freshman applicants are evaluated using standards determined by both the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education and the University.

The entering freshmen class for the University for Fall 2015 had an average GPA of 3.59 and an average combined Critical Reading and Math SAT score of 1179. Freshmen students enrolled in the College of Engineering had an average GPA of 3.69 and an average combined Critical Reading and Math SAT score of 1221.

In order to fulfill minimum admissions requirements, freshmen applicants should have completed the following coursework at the college preparatory level or higher during high school:

Four years of English; Two years of social studies (including one year of U.S. history) ; Three years of mathematics-four years is recommend for Engineering applicants and students should have taken Algebra I and II, Geometry, and either Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus or Calculus; Two years of foreign language (in a single language); Three years of science (two with a lab)- four years is recommended for Engineering applicants with Chemistry and Physics being required courses;Two years of electives.

Recommendations

For the most up to date course information please visit the UMass Lowell on-line academic catalog.

For more information go to UMass Lowell Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Joseph Hartman
Professor & Dean
Francis College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
University of Massachusetts Lowell
1 University Ave.
Lowell, MA 01854
Phone: 978-934-2576
Fax: 978-934-3007
Joseph_Hartman@uml.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, M.S. coursework only
Doctoral:Ph.D., D.Eng.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Both Stephen McCarthy Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Both Alfred Donatelli Chemical Engineering
Note: Department also offers Nuclear Engineering undergraduate and graduate programs.
Civil & Environmental Engineering Both Pradeep Kurup Civil/Environmental Engineering
Computer Science1 Both Haim Levkowitz Computer Science (outside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Both Martin Margala Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering Both Engineering (General)
Note: College oversees graduate and undergraduate programs in Biomedical Engineering and Engineering Management.
Mechanical Engineering Both Christopher Niezrecki Mechanical Engineering
Note: Department also offers graduate degree in Energy Engineering.
Plastics Engineering Both Robert Malloy Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Advanced Computation and Telecommunications Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL Charles Thompson
Baseball Research Center Mechanical Engineering INCOLL Patrick Drane
Biodegradable Polymer Research Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INUNIV Stephen McCarthy
Center for Advanced Materials Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INUNIV
Center for High Rate Nanomanufacturing Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INCOLL Joey Mead
Center for Internet Security and Forensics Education Computer Science (outside engineering) INUNIV
Center for Network and Information Security Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL Vinod Vokkarane
Center for Photonics, Electromagnetics and Nanoelectronics Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL Craig Armiento
Innovation Hub Engineering (General) INUNIV
Institute for Visualization and Perception Computer Science (outside engineering) INUNIV
Mass Medical Device Center Biomedical Engineering INUNIV Stephen McCarthy
Massachusetts Biomanufacturing Center Chemical Engineering INCOLL Carl Lawton
Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INCOLL Joey Mead
NERVE Center Computer Science (outside engineering) INUNIV
Radiation Laboratory Nuclear Engineering INUNIV
Raytheon UMass Lowell Research Institute Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL Craig Armiento
Wind Energy Research Center Mechanical Engineering INCOLL Christopher Niezrecki

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.S.) Chemical Engineering
Note: Nuclear Engineering option separately accredited by ABET
Civil & Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (B.S.)1 Computer Science (outside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Engineering Undeclared Engineering Engineering (General)
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Plastics Engineering Plastics Engineering (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology (M.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Note: Intercampus degree program within UMass system
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.S.) Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Energy Engineering Nuclear Option (M.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S.) Civil Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering Environmental Studies (M.S.) Environmental Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (M.S.)1 Computer Science (outside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (M.S.) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
Engineering Engineering Management (M.S.) Engineering Management
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Energy Engineering Solar Option (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Energy Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Plastics Engineering Plastics Engineering (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical Engineering Energy Engineering (Nuclear Option) - D.Eng/Ph.D. Other Engineering Disciplines
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering - D.Eng./Ph.D. Chemical Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering Civil & Environmental Engineering - D.Eng./Ph.D. Civil/Environmental Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science - Ph.D.1 Computer Science (outside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering - D.Eng./Ph.D. Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering - D.Eng./Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
Engineering Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology - Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering
Note: Intercampus degree program within UMass system
Mechanical Engineering Energy Engineering - D.Eng./Ph.D. Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering - D.Eng./Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
Plastics Engineering Plastics Engineering - D.Eng./Ph.D. Other Engineering Disciplines

1The degree program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Engineering Information

Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Requirements for each degree conform to ABET Accreditation. Credit requirements vary from 120 to 138 credits depending on major.

Master's Degree Requirements

A B.S. degree in the field of proposed study. A minimum of 30 graduate credits including six thesis credits is required or 30-33 credits for non-thesis depending on the daprtment.

Doctoral Degree Requirements

A B.S. or M.S. degree in the field of proposed study. Graduate Record Examinations for verbal quantitative, and analytical examinations are required. A total of 63 graduate credits is required including 21 credit thesis.

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Biomedical Engineering
  1. Medical Device Design
  2. Medical Imaging
  3. Biomanufacturing
Chemical Engineering
  1. Nanotechnology
  2. Nuclear engineering
  3. Biotechnology and bioprocessing
  4. Computer modeling, simulation and control
  5. Green and sustainable technology
Civil & Environmental Engineering
  1. Transportation
  2. Environmental
  3. Geoenvironmental
  4. Geotechnical
  5. Structural
Computer Science
  1. Bioinformatics Option
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. Digital signal processing
  2. Computer engineering
  3. Optoelectronic materials and devices
  4. (Renewable Energy) Wind, solar, electric energy conversion
  5. Telecommunications and networking
  6. Micro-electronics
  7. Printable and flexible electronics
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Manufacturing
  2. Mechanics and materials
  3. Thermo/fluids/energy and vibrations/dynamics
  4. Nanotechnology
  5. Renewable Energy
Plastics Engineering
  1. Materials properties, and biodegradable polymers
  2. Nanomanufacturing
  3. Extrusion and injection molding of plastics
  4. Plastic product and mold design
  5. Plastics recycling
  6. Bonded interfaces

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Nu Sigma (Nuclear)
  • Chi Epsilon
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Omega Chi Epsilon
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Sigma Xi
  • Tau Beta Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • AIAA
  • Am. Inst. of Chemical Engineers
  • Am. Nuclear Society
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Engineering Student Council
  • Engineers for a Sustainable World
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Soc. of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society for Women Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Society of Plastics Engineers

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • African Students Association
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

Centers for Learning and Academic Support Services (CLASS)
Career Services & Cooperative Education Center
Service Learning integrated into the College of Engineering (SLICE)

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Intro to Engineering course requires a design project centered around a theme.

Capstone Design Projects vary from year to year and by Department, such as:

Interdisciplinary Projects sponsored by industrial partners over the course of a year involving design, prototype and test.

Electrical & Computer Engineering - projects often involve Assistive Technology - designing a device to help improve the quality of life of a disadvantaged client.

Chemical Engineering - project entails large-scale chemical plant design.

Civil Engineering - design of a large-scale building project, including siting, environmental impact, hydrology, transportation, foundation, structural design.

Plastics Engineering - spcific research & design projects such as:
- Recycling of Plastic Polypropylene Bottle Wrappers
- The Effect of Recycling History on the Performance of Injection Molded Virgin, Talc Filled, Short Glass Fiber Reinforced and Long Glass Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Resins
- The Study of Forming Dissimilar Sheet Materials Using the Twin-Sheet Thermoforming Process
- A Study of Blown-Film Nanocomposites Consisting of Polcaprolactone and Montmorillonite Clay
- Evaluatios of Different Melt Blending Techniques for Commingled Electronic Plastic Waste
- Heat Sealibility of Recycled HDPE and Recycled PET Blends

Mechanical Engineering - various projects, including those sponsored by industry, related to mechanical engineering topics.

In addition to Capstone Design projects, there are many Service-Learning projects integrated throughout the curriculum in Engineering including designing & delivering infrastructure to developing nations.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The Francis College of Engineering has a distinguished reputation for experiential learning - hands-on, practice-oriented education, cutting edge research, and integrating service and research into education at all levels.

The College has strong ties to local industry, with many companies and government agencies in the region offering co-op positions and internships. An integrated co-op program is currently in place in all programs.

With a Center of Excellence for Nanomanufacturing funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and an NSF-funded Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-Rate Manufacturing, UMass Lowell’s Francis College of Engineering is a leader in nanotechnology and nanomanufacturing activity. Research opportunities for undergraduates exist in these Centers as well as many others, and these research opportunities are systematically made available to top undergraduate students through paid research co-ops.

The College also operates the Raytheon-UMass Lowell Research Institute (RURI) in which Raytheon engineers and scientists work shoulder to shoulder with UMass Lowell students, faculty and staff. A similar arrangement occurs with HEROES and the Natick Army Research Labs.

With a unique National Science Foundation-funded College-wide initiative for integrating Service-Learning throughout the curriculum in engineering, students are exposed to projects that “make a difference” throughout their undergraduate experience.

The College is also affiliated with three NSF I/UCRCs in the areas of Wind Energy, Biomanufacturing, and 3D Printing, bring academia and industry together in these critical research areas. UMass Lowell is also affiliated with the National Manufacturing Innovation Network, in flexible electronics, additive manufacturing, and biomanufacturing.

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 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering 4 7 4 15
Civil & Environmental Engineering 8 3 2 13
Computer Science1 4 9 2 15
Electrical and Computer Engineering 15 6 4 25
Engineering 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 9 5 10 24
Plastics Engineering 10 3 2 15
Totals: 46 24 22 92

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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 1 0 1 0.00
Chemical Engineering 3 3 6 1.00
Civil & Environmental Engineering 3 6 9 2.00
Computer Science1 3 39 42 13.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 5 10 15 3.30
Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 8 4 12 1.30
Plastics Engineering 0 8 8 2.70
Totals: 20 31 51 10.30

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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 Engineering 5 1 6 0.30
Civil & Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Science1 2 0 2 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 6 0 6 0.00
Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 3 0 3 0.00
Plastics Engineering 4 0 4 0.00
Totals: 19 1 20 0.30

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Civil & Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 6 2
Computer Science1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 2 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 11 4
Engineering 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 1 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8 1
Plastics Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 8 2
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 5 2 0 0 0 23 4 0 0 37 9

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 1
Civil & Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Computer Science1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 8 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 2
Engineering 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 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 1
Plastics Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 0 0 0 0 8 4 0 0 19 5

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 1
Civil & Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Computer Science1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Electrical and Computer Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
Engineering 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 9 1
Plastics Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Totals: 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 9 3 0 0 16 6

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

All freshman applicants are evaluated using standards determined by both the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education and the University.

Freshmen students enrolled in the College of Engineering had an average GPA of 3.69 and an average combined Critical Reading and Math SAT score of 1221.

In order to fulfill minimum admissions requirements, freshmen applicants should have completed the following coursework at the college preparatory level or higher during high school:

Four years of English; Two years of social studies (including one year of U.S. history); Three years of mathematics, four years is recommend for Engineering applicants, and students should have taken Algebra I & II, Geometry, and either Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus or Calculus; Two years of foreign language (in a single language); Three years of science (two with a lab)- four years is recommended for Engineering applicants with Chemistry and Physics being required courses; Two years of electives.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Students who have completed their freshman programs with a minimum grade point average of 2.50 may transfer to an engineering department.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Applicants are required to supply the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with SAT scores, secondary school and/or college records, as well as all other application materials, submitted in English. All international students must file the financial resource form, Certification of Finances, which evidences sufficient financial resources for their years of study at the University. Applicants must have considerable facility in speaking and writing English, and prospective students whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A score of 500 or above is required by the University.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

There is no difference for non-resident students.

Residency Requirements

Thirty credits of full-time study in University day courses are required for all transfer students transferring from bacculaureate programs. Those transferring with a completed associate's degree must complete 60 credits at the university.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer student applicants must have a 2.5 GPA with a strong background in Math and Science.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 201
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 132

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

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

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $14,307 $30,875
Room & Board: $12,073 $12,073
Books & Supplies: $1,000 $1,000
Other Expenses: $375 $375
Estimated avg. course load per term: 15 15
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)

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 3,424
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 2,375
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 687
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 32%
Note: Combined SAT M+V(reading) only

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 670 590
Reading Range: 640 530
Writing Range: 600 500
Combined Range: 1300 1130
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 30 26
Composite Range: 29 25

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 39 0 0 0 39 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 91 91 98 117 397 56
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 67 78 88 80 313 20
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 108 70 42 49 269 25
Computer Science (B.S.)1 172 119 106 104 501 104
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 95 85 97 139 416 60
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 165 180 197 197 739 97
Plastics Engineering (B.S.) 42 68 34 68 212 47
Undeclared Engineering 75 5 0 0 80 3
Totals: 682 577 556 650 2465 308

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 19 0
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 20 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 5 1 2 0 0 0 54 0 6 0 75 1
Women 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 1 1 0 16 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 2 0 12 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 32 0 3 0 54 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 13 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 2 0 11 0 0 0 14 0 4 1 0 0 60 2 3 0 97 3
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 11 0
Computer Science (B.S.)1
Men 9 0 3 0 11 1 0 0 27 2 3 0 0 0 92 3 8 1 153 7
Women 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 2 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 19 1
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 5 0 7 0 0 0 9 2 6 0 0 0 55 2 1 0 85 4
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 10 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 8 0 5 1 5 0 0 0 11 0 5 0 0 0 97 5 6 0 137 6
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 21 1 2 0 28 1
Plastics Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 0 0 33 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 9 0
Undeclared Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 48 1 2 0 58 1
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 17 0
Totals: 19 0 19 1 51 1 0 0 75 3 30 1 0 0 461 12 27 0 682 18

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical 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
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 53 2 0 1 67 5
Women 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 11 0 2 0 24 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 14 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 38 2 1 0 62 3
Women 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 16 2
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 13 3 0 1 0 0 40 2 0 1 61 7
Women 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 9 0
Computer Science (B.S.)1
Men 9 0 5 1 12 0 0 0 15 2 6 1 0 0 56 8 1 0 104 12
Women 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 15 1
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 6 0 4 2 0 0 6 0 6 0 0 0 47 4 2 1 75 7
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 10 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 11 1 7 2 13 1 1 0 17 2 6 2 0 0 109 8 3 1 167 17
Women 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 13 1
Plastics Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 38 2 1 0 53 3
Women 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 15 0
Undeclared Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Totals: 50 1 19 4 41 6 1 0 55 7 26 4 0 0 375 21 10 4 577 47

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical 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
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 1 2 0 6 0 0 0 6 0 3 2 0 0 46 9 0 0 66 12
Women 8 0 2 0 7 0 0 0 3 5 0 1 0 0 12 1 0 0 32 7
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 8 0 0 0 10 2 0 0 6 1 7 0 0 0 38 0 1 0 70 3
Women 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 11 2 0 0 18 4
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 9 0 3 0 0 0 21 2 2 0 39 4
Women 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 1
Computer Science (B.S.)1
Men 5 0 2 3 6 2 0 0 13 9 5 1 0 0 65 14 1 2 97 31
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 6 0 1 0 9 2
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 1 0 0 8 4 0 0 11 1 17 2 0 0 48 4 0 0 91 12
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 6 3
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 14 2 7 0 12 4 0 0 22 2 13 1 0 0 111 17 6 0 185 26
Women 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 12 1
Plastics Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 4 2 1 1 0 0 16 15 2 0 26 21
Women 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 1 8 4
Undeclared Engineering
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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Totals: 47 4 17 4 49 13 0 0 68 14 44 10 0 0 320 53 11 1 556 99

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical 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
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 9 0 7 3 0 0 13 2 2 1 0 0 42 15 5 1 82 22
Women 7 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 5 0 4 1 0 0 12 4 1 1 35 8
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 1 5 0 7 2 0 0 10 0 3 1 0 0 27 3 2 0 61 7
Women 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 6 1 1 0 19 1
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 2 2 3 1 0 0 5 1 1 1 0 0 25 5 0 0 41 10
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 8 0
Computer Science (B.S.)1
Men 7 1 3 0 9 4 0 0 13 8 1 3 0 0 58 27 2 3 93 46
Women 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 11 4
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 1 6 2 14 1 0 0 18 2 14 5 0 0 72 15 2 3 130 29
Women 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 9 4
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 12 1 8 0 14 1 0 0 14 7 6 2 0 0 116 29 6 2 176 42
Women 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 21 3
Plastics Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 7 1 1 0 0 0 38 10 3 0 55 14
Women 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 6 3 1 0 13 4
Undeclared Engineering
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: 51 3 39 7 54 13 0 0 80 17 38 11 0 0 367 86 21 7 650 144

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 5 3 4 0 10 1 0 32 0 55 46 9
Note: Most courses offered during the day, except some senior/grad electives offered in the evening
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 11 2 10 0 4 6 0 43 0 76 62 14
Note: Most courses offered during the day, except some senior/grad electives offered in the evening
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 5 2 3 0 2 0 0 9 0 21 18 3
Note: Most courses offered during the day, except some senior/grad electives offered in the evening
Computer Science (B.S.)1 6 3 5 0 15 2 0 36 2 69 62 7
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 1 7 7 0 24 10 0 49 3 101 88 13
Note: Most courses offered during the day, except some senior/grad electives offered in the evening
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 4 5 11 1 11 3 0 85 4 124 110 14
Note: Most courses offered during the day, except some senior/grad electives offered in the evening
Plastics Engineering (B.S.) 1 4 1 0 8 2 0 16 1 33 24 9
Note: Most courses offered during the day, except some senior/grad electives offered in the evening
Undeclared Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 27 23 36 1 59 22 0 234 8 410 348 62

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 3 2 1 2 3 1 0 0 9 1 1 0 0 0 29 3 0 0 55
Note: Most courses offered during the day, except some senior/grad electives offered in the evening
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 9 2 2 0 9 1 0 0 3 1 6 0 0 0 33 10 0 0 76
Note: Most courses offered during the day, except some senior/grad electives offered in the evening
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 3 2 1 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 21
Note: Most courses offered during the day, except some senior/grad electives offered in the evening
Computer Science (B.S.)1 4 2 3 0 5 0 0 0 11 4 2 0 0 0 36 0 1 1 69
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 7 0 6 1 0 0 22 2 8 2 0 0 41 8 3 0 101
Note: Most courses offered during the day, except some senior/grad electives offered in the evening
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 4 0 4 1 11 0 1 0 9 2 2 1 0 0 76 9 3 1 124
Note: Most courses offered during the day, except some senior/grad electives offered in the evening
Plastics Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 5 3 2 0 0 0 12 4 1 0 33
Note: Most courses offered during the day, except some senior/grad electives offered in the evening
Undeclared Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 21 6 18 5 32 4 1 0 50 9 19 3 0 0 200 34 7 1 410

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

The College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Science offer a five-year dual degree program which permits the student to earn a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree in a designated field while simultaneously earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in American studies, art, English, foreign languages, history, political science, philosophy, psychology or sociology. Students entering the Engineering/Liberal Arts program must meet the entrance requirements of both colleges and must complete the University core requirement. There is a dual degree offered for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a dual degree for Electrical Engineering and Physics.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

0

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.
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) no 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional 45
Note: Most courses offered during the day, except some senior/grad electives offered in the evening
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Note: Most courses offered during the day, except some senior/grad electives offered in the evening
Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional 18
Note: Most courses offered during the day, except some senior/grad electives offered in the evening
Computer Science (B.S.)1 yes 4.00 4.00 Both Optional 24
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional 70
Note: Most courses offered during the day, except some senior/grad electives offered in the evening
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional 112
Note: Most courses offered during the day, except some senior/grad electives offered in the evening
Plastics Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional 61
Note: Most courses offered during the day, except some senior/grad electives offered in the evening
Undeclared Engineering no Day None

1The degree program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

The applicant must show official evidence of having earned a baccalaureate degree or its U.S. equivalent from an accredited college or university. The degree must have been earned with a satisfactory scholastic average. The applicant must have obtained a satisfactory score on the appropriate entrance examination required for admission by the program or department to which admission is sought.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Applicants should contact the appropriate graduate coordinator to get additional information about the program of studies, financial aid possibilities and any additional requirements, standards or deadlines.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

International students apply through the regular Admissions process. In addition to the application for Graduate Admission, the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam must be completed.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

There are no differences for non-resident students.

Residency Requirements

These vary by department. Generally, the equivalent of at least one academic year of full-time graduate work must be spent at the University when in pursuit of a doctoral degree.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Admissions requirements are no different for transfer students.

A maximum total of 12 graduate credits earned with a grade of B or better taken at another accredited institution may be transferred to a master's degree program (see individual programs for further restrictions, if any). A maximum of 24 credits with a grade of B or better may be transferred to a doctoral program. The limits of 12 credits toward a master’s and 24 toward a doctoral degree do not apply to any credits earned at UMass Lowell by students while in a non-degree or undergraduate BA/MA or BS/MS status, provided the courses were taken within the department offering the master’s or doctoral degree.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

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

Graduate Group 1 Graduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $14,679 $26,228
Room & Board: $12,073 $12,073
Books & Supplies: $1,000 $1,000
Other Expenses: $0 $0
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

Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 1,006
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 645
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 303

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
Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology (M.S.)
Men 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 1 4 0 0 5 10
Women 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 4 3 0 0 11 7
Chemical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 6 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 2 7 0 0 10 15
Women 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Civil Engineering (M.S.)
Men 7 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 2 3 0 0 7 22 0 1 17 32
Women 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 9 0 0 7 12
Computer Engineering (M.S.)
Men 35 5 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 3 13 0 1 40 27
Women 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 3
Computer Science (M.S.)1
Men 52 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 5 22 0 0 59 33
Women 16 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 16 7
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 25 3 1 1 0 5 0 0 2 6 0 5 0 0 2 31 0 2 30 53
Women 8 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 10 6
Energy Engineering (M.S.)
Men 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
Energy Engineering Nuclear Option (M.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Energy Engineering Solar Option (M.S.)
Men 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 12 3
Women 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2
Engineering Management (M.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 4 6
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Environmental Studies (M.S.)
Men 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 14 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 13 36 1 1 28 46
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 4 3
Plastics Engineering (M.S.)
Men 16 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 8 9 1 1 26 15
Women 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 6 0 0 11 9
Totals: 174 26 6 9 1 14 0 0 10 28 3 19 0 0 52 157 3 6 249 259

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology - Ph.D.
Men 18 3 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 11 14 0 0 33 24
Women 13 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 9 6 0 0 23 12
Chemical Engineering - D.Eng./Ph.D.
Men 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 8 2
Women 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 4
Civil & Environmental Engineering - D.Eng./Ph.D.
Men 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 7 4
Women 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Computer Engineering - D.Eng./Ph.D.
Men 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 10 6
Women 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Computer Science - Ph.D.1
Men 27 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 7 12 0 0 34 20
Women 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 11 3
Electrical Engineering - D.Eng./Ph.D.
Men 19 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 3 9 0 0 24 19
Women 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 7 3
Energy Engineering (Nuclear Option) - D.Eng/Ph.D.
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
Energy Engineering - D.Eng./Ph.D.
Men 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 3
Women 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Mechanical Engineering - D.Eng./Ph.D.
Men 12 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 17 9
Women 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 11 3
Plastics Engineering - D.Eng./Ph.D.
Men 9 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 9 0 0 13 16
Women 5 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 4
Totals: 121 31 2 3 4 7 0 0 2 11 2 5 0 0 47 56 0 0 178 113

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology (M.S.) 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 7 0 22 11 11
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 3 2
Note: combined number - with or without thesis
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 5 1 4 0 2 0 0 15 0 27 21 6
Note: combined number - with or without thesis
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 34 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 0 44 34 10
Note: combined number - with or without thesis
Computer Science (M.S.)1 36 0 0 0 3 0 0 15 0 54 46 8
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 24 5 4 0 8 2 0 15 0 58 51 7
Note: combined number - with or without thesis
Energy Engineering (M.S.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Note: Solar and general option combined; with or without thesis combined
Energy Engineering Nuclear Option (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 3 0
Note: combined number - with or without thesis
Energy Engineering Solar Option (M.S.) 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 9 2
Engineering Management (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Studies (M.S.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 4 1
Note: combined number - with or without thesis
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 8 1 0 0 4 2 0 20 0 35 32 3
Note: combined number - with or without thesis
Plastics Engineering (M.S.) 17 0 1 0 3 0 0 14 0 35 30 5
Note: combined number - with or without thesis
Totals: 115 9 11 0 18 5 0 88 0 246 199 47

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology (M.S.) 6 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 22
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 5
Note: combined number - with or without thesis
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 3 2 1 0 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 13 2 0 0 27
Note: combined number - with or without thesis
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 24 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 44
Note: combined number - with or without thesis
Computer Science (M.S.)1 29 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 54
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 20 4 3 2 4 0 0 0 7 1 2 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 58
Note: combined number - with or without thesis
Energy Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Note: Solar and general option combined; with or without thesis combined
Energy Engineering Nuclear Option (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
Note: combined number - with or without thesis
Energy Engineering Solar Option (M.S.) 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
Engineering Management (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Studies (M.S.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5
Note: combined number - with or without thesis
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 19 1 0 0 35
Note: combined number - with or without thesis
Plastics Engineering (M.S.) 15 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 11 3 0 0 35
Note: combined number - with or without thesis
Totals: 86 29 7 2 8 3 0 0 15 3 5 0 0 0 78 10 0 0 246

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology (M.S.) 0 22 22
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 3 2 5
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 2 25 27
Computer Engineering (M.S.) 7 37 44
Computer Science (M.S.)1 4 50 54
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 10 48 58
Energy Engineering (M.S.) 0 1 1
Energy Engineering Nuclear Option (M.S.) 1 2 3
Energy Engineering Solar Option (M.S.) 1 10 11
Engineering Management (M.S.) 0 0 0
Environmental Studies (M.S.) 0 5 5
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 2 33 35
Plastics Engineering (M.S.) 5 30 35
Totals: 31 215 246

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
Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology - Ph.D. 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 8 3 5
Chemical Engineering - D.Eng./Ph.D. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil & Environmental Engineering - D.Eng./Ph.D. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 2 2
Computer Engineering - D.Eng./Ph.D. 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 6 5 1
Computer Science - Ph.D.1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 9 7 2
Electrical Engineering - D.Eng./Ph.D. 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 8 5 3
Energy Engineering (Nuclear Option) - D.Eng/Ph.D. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Energy Engineering - D.Eng./Ph.D. 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Mechanical Engineering - D.Eng./Ph.D. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 2 2
Plastics Engineering - D.Eng./Ph.D. 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 10 8 2
Totals: 25 0 1 0 5 1 0 9 0 41 26 15

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology - Ph.D. 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 8
Chemical Engineering - D.Eng./Ph.D. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil & Environmental Engineering - D.Eng./Ph.D. 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Computer Engineering - D.Eng./Ph.D. 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6
Computer Science - Ph.D.1 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9
Electrical Engineering - D.Eng./Ph.D. 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8
Energy Engineering (Nuclear Option) - D.Eng/Ph.D. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Energy Engineering - D.Eng./Ph.D. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mechanical Engineering - D.Eng./Ph.D. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4
Plastics Engineering - D.Eng./Ph.D. 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Totals: 18 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 7 0 0 41

1The program is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $101,410 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $827,708 Industry: $29,109 Priv/Non: $37,528
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $995,755
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $413,593 Industry: $4,849 Priv/Non: $0
State: $43,342 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $461,784
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science1
Total#: 0 Foreign: $1,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,091,014 Industry: $8,583 Priv/Non: $45,780
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,146,377
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $20,536 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,393,652 Industry: $194,695 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,608,883
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $58,128 Industry: $1,207,700 Priv/Non: $67,933
State: $122,582 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,456,343
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $76,395 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $950,686 Industry: $127,417 Priv/Non: $18,149
State: $-77 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,172,570
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Plastics Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $231,761 Industry: $403,549 Priv/Non: $0
State: $38,752 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $674,062
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $198,341 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $3,875,528 Industry: $1,967,319 Priv/Non: $123,610
State: $204,599 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $6,369,397

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

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
Advanced Computation and Telecommunications
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $317,459 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $317,459
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Baseball Research Center
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $5,543 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $5,543
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Biodegradable Polymer Research
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $29,818 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $29,818
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Advanced Materials
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $794,670 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $8,326 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $802,996
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for High Rate Nanomanufacturing
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $110,184 Industry: $302,738 Priv/Non: $-18
State: $18,500 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $431,404
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Internet Security and Forensics Education1
Total#: 0 Foreign: $114,661 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $71,599 Industry: $34,323 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $220,583
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Network and Information Security
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $189,769 Industry: $85,081 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $274,850
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Photonics, Electromagnetics and Nanoelectronics
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $349,416 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $349,416
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Innovation Hub
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $438,796 Priv/Non: $0
State: $62,763 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $501,559
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Institute for Visualization and Perception1
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $75,291 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $202
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $75,493
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Mass Medical Device Center
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $502,670 Priv/Non: $0
State: $686,871 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,189,541
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Massachusetts Biomanufacturing Center
Total#: 0 Foreign: $-24,478 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $668,965 Industry: $194,690 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $839,177
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $572 Industry: $16,296 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $16,868
Center/Lab External Funding Source
NERVE Center1
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $905,973 Industry: $24,858 Priv/Non: $1,395
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $932,226
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Radiation Laboratory
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $70,235 Industry: $117,745 Priv/Non: $666
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $188,646
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Raytheon UMass Lowell Research Institute
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $20,129 Industry: $1,378,527 Priv/Non: $0
State: $1,079,105 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $2,477,761
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Wind Energy Research Center
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $539,972 Industry: $150,542 Priv/Non: $0
State: $61,697 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $752,211
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $-24,478 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $3,061,371 Industry: $3,222,446 Priv/Non: $648
State: $1,917,262 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $8,177,249

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.



Grand Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $173,863 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $6,936,899 Industry: $5,189,765 Priv/Non: $124,258
State: $2,121,861 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $14,546,646

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

Biomedical Engineering

Medical device design for diagnostics, delivery and treatment.

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering Department faculty members participate in interdisciplinary activities through University centers and research facilities such as the Massachusetts Biomanufacturing Center, the Center for Advanced Materials, the Radiation Laboratory, the Toxics Use Reduction Institute, Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence, and the Center for Green Chemistry. For many courses, students are required to assimilate classroom theories with laboratory experiments by working in one of several research and teaching laboratories specializing in biotechnology and bioprocessing, ceramics, advanced materials characterization, pulp and paper testing and computers. The faculty is involved with applied research projects sponsored by industry and government agencies, and some of the current active research areas are in biotechnology and bioprocessing, advanced engineering materials and nuclear engineering.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

UMass Lowell's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department has an active, diverse and expanding research program in the areas listed below.

Environmental Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Geotechnical Research Laboratory
Structural Engineering
Transportation Engineering

Computer Science

The Computer Science Department has an active research program. Our research labs support undergraduate and graduate students. We have close ties with regional and national high-tech companies, who employ our current students and alumni.

Our research encompasses algorithms, assistive technology, bioinformatics, computational complexity theory, computational geometry, computer architecture, computer graphics, computer science and engineering education, cyber security and privacy, data communications and networking, data mining, database systems, embedded systems, information visualization, machine learning, medical informatics, program analysis, programming language implementation, robotics, sensor networks, software engineering, software forensics, web technology, and wireless networks.

Our research is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and other government and industry sources.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is both nationally and internationally recognized for its work in atmospheric research, electromagnetic scattering, properties of materials, acoustics, signal processing and imaging.

The ECE Department also has developed a program of project-based research and development that is specifically designed to provide support to the disabled. Many different electronic and microprocessor based systems have been delivered that have made a major impact on the freedom and quality of life for the disabled.

The ECE Department continues to make extensive use of the excellent computing facilities offered by the Center for Computer Man/Machine Intelligence, Networking and Distributed Systems and the Center for Advanced Computation and Telecommunications in addition to the computer centers maintained by the ECE Department, the College of Engineering, and the University. New directions in the Department include an increased emphasis on teaching and research in Computer Engineering.

Engineering

The College supports a wide array of research through its departments, centers and labs.

Mechanical Engineering

The mechanical engineering faculty is very active in research. The principal research areas, with associated faculty, are as follows:

Composite materials (Chen, Hansen, Reynaud, Sherwood)
Smart materials/acoustics/controls (Niezrecki)
Nanomanufacturing (Chen, Reynaud)
MEMS & microsystems (Sun)
Modal analysis (Avitabile)
Aero/wind tunnel (Niemi, Willis)
Microgravity (Charmchi)
Baseball (Sherwood)
Robotics (Parkin, Raptis)
Manufacturing (Parkin, Shina)
Solar/sustainable energy (Parkin, Trelles)
Thermal plasmas and coating (McKelliget, Charmchi)
Wind Energy (Avitabile, Chen, Niemi, Niezrecki, Reynaud, Sherwood, Willis)

Plastics Engineering

Faculty in the Department of Plastics Engineering are active researchers. The department maintains an extensive lab facility allowing the faculty to direct research in areas including

Plastics Product Design
Plastics Process Development
Plastics Materials and Additives
Plastics Mold and Die Design
Elastomers and Rubber
Testing and Characterization
Computer Aided Engineering
Plastics Recycling
Polymeric Biomaterials

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Advanced Computation and Telecommunications

The Center has been active in the areas of computer-intensive modeling of physical and information systems. Members of the Center, (from EE, Comp. Sci., Math, CE) have undertaken research in medical imaging, communication networks, acoustics, probabilistic modeling, information processing, fluid dynamics, control systems and heat transfer.

Baseball Research Center

The UMass-Lowell Baseball Research Center is a Center of Excellence for the Science and Engineering of Baseball and uses both experimental and analytical methods to study the equipment used in America’s Pastime.

The Center is concentrating on dynamic baseball bat performance and durability using high-speed air cannons, modal techniques, and finite element modeling and a wide variety of other tools. The Center has served as an independent research center since 1999 and performs research and other services of many of the baseball leagues and sporting goods manufacturers. Much of the research is performed for leagues that include Major League Baseball, the NCAA, USA Baseball, Little League Baseball and the NFHS.

Biodegradable Polymer Research

Optimazation of mechanical performance, degradation characteristics, and cost can be accomplished by blending two or more degradable polymers. The end goal is to understand and develop the technology necessary to be able to "tailor make" a blend composition for each specific application which would be optimized for the performance, degradation, and cost requirements of that application. The miscibility of the blend components and its effect on degradation rates are of fundamental importance though relatively little is currently understood. Blends of a biodegradable component, PHBV, with non-degradable components varying in interaction from miscible to immiscible have been investigated to better understand the blend morphology and miscibility effects on the degradability of the degradable component of the blend. This study has been extended to blend systems where both components are completely degradable. The components which have been studied thus far include PBBV, polycaprolactone, poly (lactic acid), poly (ethylene oxide), cellulose acetate, and poly (vinyl alcohol) as degradable components and poly vinyl acetate, poly ethylene, ethylene-co-vinyl acetate, and ethylene vinyl alcohol, as non degradable components. AB block copolymers have been synthesized for some of the blends as compatibilizing agents. This research studies the efects of processing by twin screw compounding, injection molding, sheet extrusion, and blown film extrusion. These processing effects are correlated with changes in phase morphology, crystalline content, crystalline structure, orientation, and residual stresses which are ultimately related to the rates of biodegradation.

Center for Advanced Materials

The Center has been established as a multi-disciplinary research and resource center, bringing together state-of-the-art instrumentation, facilities and expert personnel. Its goal is the development of a knowledge base in the design, synthesis, characterization and intelligent processing of advanced materials, driven by the needs of potential technological applications. CAM adds in a significant and fundamental manner to the University’s mission in the creation of a sustainable industrial economy.

Center for High Rate Nanomanufacturing

Advancing roll-to-roll technology at the nano level.

Center for Network and Information Security

Concerned with computer network security.

Center for Photonics, Electromagnetics and Nanoelectronics

The Center is a resource center for optics and electromagnetics, offering both systems and materials support for local industry. The Center performs research into scientific and engineering concepts in photonic technologies. This includes the development and characterization of new materials; evaluation of optoelectronic devices, systems, and networks; and the advanced modeling and simulation of electromagnetics and electro-optic processes. Research and development focuses on the interaction of electromagnetic fields with materials and devices of importance in optical information processing and optical communications. Work in the center is both theoretically and experimentally based and is multidisciplinary, spanning physics, as well as electrical, mechanical, optical, and chemical engineeri

Innovation Hub

New product design and development.

Mass Medical Device Center

The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) is a lifeline for the state’s smaller medical device companies, offering inventors and executives easy, affordable, and coordinated access to world-class researchers and resources at the Lowell and Worcester campuses of the University of Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Biomanufacturing Center

The Center is an interdisciplinary research and development and education center that assists start-up biotechnology companies in the development of procedures that can become validated, cGMP compliant, manufacturing processes.

Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence

Nanoproducts are likely to fuel the next economic boom. Existing products can be made more useful, cost-effective and durable through incorporation of nanoelements. Entirely new nanoproducts, as yet undreamed of, will revolutionize many aspects of our lives. As innovation moves toward biocompatible, flexible materials that are low-cost and environmentally benign, the strengths of UMass Lowell become evident -- UMass Lowell is a world leader in the technologies that make a difference.

NERVE Center

Develops, tests and validates robotics.

Radiation Laboratory

The UMass Lowell Radiation Laboratory provides controlled radiation environments and analytical measurement services to government organizations and to industry. The laboratory provides facilities for proton, neutron and gamma environments.

Although the main focus of the laboratory is to support the research and education missions of the university, use of its facilities by those outside the university is fully welcomed. Industry partnerships are also highly encouraged.

Raytheon UMass Lowell Research Institute

Developing new advances in the fields of flexible and printed electronics.

Wind Energy Research Center

The Wind Energy Research Group (WERG) at UMass Lowell has unique expertise and capabilities to conduct research in the advancement of wind turbine science and systems. The group consists of thirteen interdisciplinary faculty members whose research focuses on wind turbine manufacturing, reliability, energy storage, and design.

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Acoustics
  • Advanced engineering materials
  • Atmospheric research
  • Big Data
  • Biodegradable polymers
  • Biofuels
  • Bioprocess development
  • Ceramic materials
  • Chemical engineering processes
  • Communications
  • Computational engineering
  • Computer assisted process control and engineering
  • Computer engineering
  • Electric Vehicle Technology Batteries
  • Electromagnetics and plasma
  • Electronic technology
  • Electronics materials
  • Energy (solar fuel cells, solar distillation)
  • Energy engineering
  • Energy storage
  • Environmental engineering
  • Fabrication of composite structure
  • Finite element analysis
  • Fire and energetic materials
  • Flexible and printed electronics
  • Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Ionosperic research
  • Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing systems and controls
  • Materials characterization
  • Mechanics and materials
  • Microwave circuits
  • Nanomaterials
  • Optical computing
  • Optical imagery processing
  • Opto-electronics
  • Photovoltaic
  • Plastic materials
  • Plastics computer modeling and applictions
  • Plastics processing
  • Plastics recycling
  • Plastics testing and characterization
  • Power engineering
  • Power-solid state electronics
  • Robotics
  • Semiconductor materials and devices
  • Signal processing and simulation
  • Structural engineering
  • Sustainable energy
  • System research
  • Telecommunication
  • Thermofluids
  • Transportation engineering
  • VLSI design and fabrication
  • Vibrations and dynamics

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

There is no dual degree program at the graduate level.

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 Engineering
Appointments: 0 10 11 0 21
Stipends: $0 $1,780 $1,780 $0
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Appointments: 0 4 4 0 8
Stipends: $0 $1,780 $1,780 $0
Computer Science1
Appointments: 0 6 6 0 12
Stipends: $0 $1,780 $1,780 $0
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appointments: 0 18 23 0 41
Stipends: $0 $1,780 $1,780 $0
Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 3 16 26 0 45
Stipends: $2,000 $1,780 $1,780 $0
Plastics Engineering
Appointments: 0 10 17 0 27
Stipends: $0 $1,780 $1,780 $0
All Total Appointments 3 58 81 0 142

1The department is outside the engineering school/college and is not included in the totals.

Engineering Technology Information

Head of Engineering Technology

Head of Institution

Joseph Hartman
Professor & Dean
Francis College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
University of Massachusetts Lowell
1 University Ave.
Lowell, MA 01854
Phone: 978-934-2576
Fax: 978-934-3007
Joseph_Hartman@uml.edu

Engineering Technology Information

Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

2-Year Degree 4-Year Degree Other
Associate B.S. None

Engineering Technology Information

Engineering Departments


Engineering Department(s) Department Chair Discipline
Engineering Technology Glenn Sundberg Engineering Technology (General)

Engineering Technology Information

Degree Programs


Technology Degree Program(s) Engineering Department Discipline(s)
Electronic Engineering Technology (A.S.) Engineering Technology Electrical/Electronics Eng. Tech.
Electronic Engineering Technology (B.S.) Engineering Technology Electrical/Electronics Eng. Tech.
Mechanical Engineering Technology (A.S.) Engineering Technology Mechanical Engineering Technology
Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.) Engineering Technology Mechanical Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology Information

Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Must meet UMass Lowell general requirements to graduate.

Master's Degree Requirements

N/A.

Engineering Technology Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Engineering Technology
  1. Manufacturing
  2. Plastics
  3. Electronics

Engineering Technology Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Sigma Lambda
  • Chi Epsilon
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Tau Beta Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • Soc. of Manufacturing Eng.

Engineering Technology 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

Centers for Learning and Academic Support Services (CLASS)
Career Services & Cooperative Education Center
Service Learning integrated into the College of Engineering (SLICE)

Engineering Technology Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Projects involve designing and integrating electronic and mechanical components into a working system.

Engineering Technology Information

College Description

Engineering Technology College Description and Special Characteristics

The Engineering Technology programs are an evening program administered by the Division of Continuing Education. They are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Advising and course selection is provided by the program coordinators.

Engineering Technology Information

Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0

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
Engineering Technology 0 18 18 7.30
Totals: 0 18 18 7.30

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
Engineering Technology 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
Engineering Technology 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
Engineering Technology 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Engineering Technology

Admissions/Transfers

Admission to Engineering Technology College

To be considered for acceptance into either an associate's or bachelor's degree program, students must hold a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate. After the application information is filed, a Program Coordinator will evaluate the student's academic records. Qualified students will receive an official letter of acceptance and a transfer credit evaluation sometime after submitting all necessary academic materials. A student who has not yet completed 18 credit hours in his or her degree program will be admitted on a provisional basis.Students must be admitted to a degree or certificate program in order to be eligible for most financial aid.

Admission to an Engineering Technology Department

Continuing Education operates on a rolling admissions basis and each application is reviewed when the student's file is complete.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Student must fulfill UML enrollment requirements for international students. Additionally, an official transcript or GED certification must be received directly from your high school(s), college(s) and post-secondary school(s).

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Student must fulfill UML enrollment requirements, e.g., an official transcript or GED certification must be received directly from your high school(s), college(s) and post-secondary school(s).

Residency Requirements

Minimum of 30 credits.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Continuing Education operates on a rolling admissions basis and each application is reviewed when the student's file is complete.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 8
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 6

Engineering Technology

Expenses & Financial Aid

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

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $14,307 $30,875
Room & Board: $12,073 $12,073
Books & Supplies: $1,000 $1,000
Other Expenses: $375 $375
Estimated avg. course load per term: 15 15
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)

Engineering Technology

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 5
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 5
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 1
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 0%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Reading Range:
Writing Range:
Combined Range:
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Composite Range:

Engineering Technology

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
Electronic Engineering Technology (A.S.) 1 0 0 0 1 12
Electronic Engineering Technology (B.S.) 1 1 0 2 4 33
Mechanical Engineering Technology (A.S.) 0 2 0 0 2 25
Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.) 2 0 3 2 7 73
Totals: 4 3 3 4 14 143

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
Electronic Engineering Technology (A.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Electronic Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mechanical Engineering Technology (A.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 9
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 4
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 2 14 0 1 4 22

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
Electronic Engineering Technology (A.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Electronic Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 7
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology (A.S.)
Men 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 13 0 0 2 15
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 2 0 18
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Totals: 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 2 35 0 2 3 49

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
Electronic Engineering Technology (A.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
Electronic Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 11
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Mechanical Engineering Technology (A.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
Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 9 1 0 3 13
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 17 1 1 3 26

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
Electronic Engineering Technology (A.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
Electronic Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 1 2 9
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology (A.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
Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 27 0 2 2 35
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Totals: 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 0 4 31 0 3 4 46

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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
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Electronic Engineering Technology (A.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0
Electronic Engineering Technology (B.S.) 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 4 4 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology (A.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 3 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 8 0 10 9 1
Totals: 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 14 0 19 18 1

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
Electronic Engineering Technology (A.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Electronic Engineering Technology (B.S.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
Mechanical Engineering Technology (A.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 10
Totals: 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 13 1 0 0 19

Engineering Technology

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.
Electronic Engineering Technology (A.S.) no 2.00 3.00 Both None
Electronic Engineering Technology (B.S.) yes 4.00 6.00 Both None
Mechanical Engineering Technology (A.S.) no 2.00 3.00 Both None
Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.) yes 4.00 6.00 Both None