Tufts University - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Tufts University
Mailing Address: 200 College Avenue
Anderson Hall, Room 105
City: Medford
State: MA
Postal Code: 02155
Country: United States
Phone 617-627-3237
Fax: 617-627-3819
Website: http://engineering.tufts.edu/

Head of Institution

Anthony Monaco
President
President's Office
Tufts University
Ballou Hall
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: 617-627-5000

Engineering College Inquiries

Clare McCallum
Administrative Assistant
Office of the Dean of Engineering
Tufts University
105 Anderson Hall
200 College Ave.
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: 617-627-3237
Fax: 617-627-3819
engineeringsurveys@tufts.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Karen Richardson
Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Tufts University
Bendetson Hall
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: 617-627-3170
karen.richardson@tufts.edu

Susan Garrity Ardizzoni
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Tufts University
Bendetson Hall
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: 617-627-4859
susan.ardizzoni@tufts.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Roxana Woudstra
Director of Graduate Admissions
Office of Graduate Admission
Tufts University
Bendetson Hall
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: 617-627-3395
Roxana.Woudstra@tufts.edu

Institution Information

General Information


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

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: No
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Boston
This city's population (approx.): 667,137
Distance from Main Campus: 7

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 5,508
Total Graduate enrollment: 3,924
Total Professional and other enrollment: 2,057

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Dentistry, Fine arts, Liberal arts, Medicine, The Fletcher School, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences

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General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

1. Completed Common Application
2. Completed Tufts Writing Supplement
3. High School Transcript(s)
4. Senior Grades - All applicants will be required to send their senior grades as part of their application. Students applying Early Decision I should send first quarter or trimester grades no later than the last week in November. Students applying Early Decision II should plan for their first semester or trimester grades to arrive no later than the third week in January. Finally, Regular Decision applicants should submit their first semester or trimester grades by the middle of February. Students studying abroad (where predicted grades are common) should send those if senior grades are not available.
5. SAT with two subject tests or ACT - See the standardized test requirements for information on which subject tests to take.
6. TOEFL scores (only for students for whom English is not the first language or who attend a school where English is not the language of instruction)
7. Letters of Recommendation - Tufts requires one letter from a teacher in a junior or senior year major academic course (math, natural science, social science, English, or a foreign language) and one letter from a guidance counselor for all applicants. Candidates for the SMFA at Tufts' BFA or Combined Degree programs are required to submit a letter from their art teacher as well. An additional letter from all other applicants, though not encouraged, may be submitted if the student feels it can add new perspective to his or her application.
8. Extracurricular Activities - In addition to evaluating an academic fit, the admissions committee looks for ways a student may contribute to the community as a whole. They will assess the level and type of involvement in each activity and may ask questions such as: Has the student been a significant contributor or leader? How has the involvement contributed to the school or larger community? Does the student have a special talent in a particular area? We do not expect all students to be team captains, class presidents, or editors-in-chief; rather, we look for meaningful involvement in their school and/or community. The Common Application allows students to list up to ten different activities, but you don't need to fill every space. Some of the most successful applicants are heavily engaged in just a few activities. Keep in mind that the Common Application is your one chance to show your extracurricular engagements: we are not able to accept a supplemental resume of activities.
9. $75 Application Fee or Fee Waiver - You may have the application fee waived by submitting either i) a written request from your college counselor or school official who can attest that the fee would represent a financial hardship, or ii) a College Board Request for Waiver of the Application Fee form. You may consider the waiver approved unless a member of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions notifies you otherwise. Without an application fee, or an approved fee waiver, we cannot continue to process your application to Tufts University.

Recommendations

Coursework Recommendations: Concentrate on planning your high school curriculum. Build a schedule of solid academic subjects - math, science, English, foreign language, history/social sciences - for all four years.

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Jianmin Qu
Dean of Engineering
School of Engineering
Tufts University
200 College Avenue
Anderson, Room 105
Medford , MA 02155
Phone: 617-627-3237
Fax: 617-627-3819
jianmin.qu@tufts.edu

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Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.
Master's:M.S. with thesis, MSEM, MSIM
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Bachelor's

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Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Both David Kaplan Biomedical Engineering
Chemical & Biological Engineering Both Kyongbum Lee Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Both Kurt Pennell Civil/Environmental Engineering
Computer Science Both Kathleen Fisher Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical & Computer Engineering Both Eric Miller Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering Undergraduate Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical Engineering Both Chris Rogers Mechanical Engineering
Office of the Dean Both Jianmin Qu Other Engineering Disciplines
The Gordon Institute Graduate Mark Rannalli Engineering Management

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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
Center for Applied Brain & Cognitive Sciences Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Holly Taylor
Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) Other Engineering Disciplines INDEPT Merredith Portsmore
Environmental Sustainability Lab (ESL) Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Kurt Pennell
Human-Robot Interaction Laboratory Other Engineering Disciplines INDEPT Matthias Scheutz
Integrated Multiphase Environmental Systems Laboratory (IMPES) Other Engineering Disciplines INDEPT Andrew Ramsburg
Renewable Energy & Applied Photonics Lab (REAP) Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Thomas Vandervelde
Tissue Engineering Resource Center (TERC) Other Engineering Disciplines INDEPT David Kaplan

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Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (BSBME) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical & Biological Engineering Chemical Engineering (BSCHE) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (BSCE) Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering (BSEVE) Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Engineering - Environmental Health (BSE) Other Engineering Disciplines
Civil and Environmental Engineering Engineering - Architectural Studies (BSE) Other Engineering Disciplines
Computer Science Computer Science (BSCS) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical & Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (BSEE) Electrical Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (BSCPE) Computer Engineering
Engineering Engineering Physics ( BSEP) Other Engineering Disciplines
Engineering Engineering( BS) Engineering (General)
Engineering Engineering Sciences (BSES) Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical Engineering Engineering Psychology (BS) Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (BSME) Mechanical Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (M.E.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical & Biological Engineering Bioengineering (M.E) Other Engineering Disciplines
Chemical & Biological Engineering Bioengineering (M.S) Other Engineering Disciplines
Chemical & Biological Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.E.) Chemical Engineering
Chemical & Biological Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (M.E.) Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical & Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Human Factors (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.E.) Mechanical Engineering
The Gordon Institute Innovation & Management (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
The Gordon Institute Engineering Management (M.S.) Engineering Management

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical & Biological Engineering Biotechnology (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Chemical & Biological Engineering Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Soft Material Robotics, IGERT (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Civil and Environmental Engineering Water Diplomacy, IGERT (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Computer Science Computer Science (Ph.D.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science Cognitive Science (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Note: This is a joint Ph.D. program in Computer Science & Cognitive Science
Electrical & Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Biomedical Engineering
  1. Bionanophotonics
  2. Bioreactor designs
  3. Diffuse optical imaging & spectroscopy
  4. Biomaterials
  5. Developmental biology
  6. Informatics
  7. Optical diagnostics for diseased & engineered tissues
  8. Tissue Engineering
  9. Regenerative Medicine
  10. Energy harvesting/storage
Chemical & Biological Engineering
  1. Transport Phenomena
  2. Metabolic Engineering, Biotechnology
  3. Materials, Biomaterials, Colloids
  4. Process Control
  5. Reaction Kinectics, Catalysis
  6. Smart Biopolymers
  7. Sustainable Energy
  8. Tissue Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
  1. Environmental and Water Resource Engineering
  2. Environmental Health
  3. Geosystems Engineering
  4. Structural Engineering and Mechanics
Computer Science
  1. Networks & System Administration
  2. Algorithms & Computational Geometry
  3. Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
  4. Design Automation
  5. Machine Learning & Data Mining
  6. Programming Languages
  7. Cognitive Science
  8. Robotics and Human-Robot Interaction
  9. HCI, Visualization & Graphics
  10. Security
Electrical & Computer Engineering
  1. IntegratedCircuits and VLSI
  2. Human Factors and Ergonomics
  3. Engineering Education and the Learning Sciences
  4. Micro- and Nano-Scale Fabrication and Materials Developmentring
  5. Blood Flow and Cell Motion
  6. GPS, Navigation, and Automation
  7. Robotics and the Internet of Things
  8. Acoustics and Musical Instrument Engineering
  9. Material Solidification and Fracture Mechanics
  10. Hydrophobicity and Electronics Cooling
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Energy Storage, Conversion and Transport
  2. Material Mechanics & Processing
  3. Robotic, Autonomous and Aerospace Systems
  4. Product Design and Human Factors
The Gordon Institute
  1. Quantitative Methods for Data-Driven Decision Making
  2. Developing Winning Products
  3. Project & Operations Management
  4. Global Strategic Management
  5. Humanistic Perspectives on Leadership
  6. Leading Teams and Organizations
  7. Industry Consulting

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Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Tau Beta Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • Am. Chemical Society
  • Am. Inst. of Chemical Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Engineers without Borders
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Optical Society of America
  • Soc. of Plastics Eng.
  • Soc. of Women Engineers
  • Tau Beta Pi

Local Groups

  • Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO)
  • Computer Science Exchange
  • Engineering Mentors
  • Mechanical Engineering Graduate Students
  • NERD Girls
  • Order of the Engineer
  • Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • STEM Ambassadors
  • Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists
  • Student Teacher Outreach Mentorship Program (STOMP)
  • The Entrepreneurs Society
  • Tufts Robotics Club
  • Women in Computer Science

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Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

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

Local Groups

  • Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists

Other Student Support Programs

Orientation program for freshmen and transfer students; career counseling and summer internships; international student office; disabilities services; individual faculty advisors, preprofessional advising; academic resource center.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Biomedical Engineering
Senior Design/Research I - BME 07: Critical thinking approaches in design/research. Planning, initiation, and evaluation of design/research projects, goals, and process. Students will be required to report on the status and progress of their design/research, and to formally and critically evaluate their projects.

Senior Design/Research II - BME 08: Continuation of the design and research activities planned, initiated, and evaluated in BME 07. Students will be required to submit regular progress reports and a final written report, and make a course-end presentation. All BME first majors participate in design and research activities from the sophomore year culminating in a senior capstone project. Design and research projects are incorporated in the learning process and student advancement is fostered by research mentorship teams.

Special Topics BME 93, 94, 193, 194: A comprehensive design or research project undertaken individually or as a team under the guidance of a faculty supervisor.

Design of Medical Instrumentation - BME 100: Design principles of micro- processor based medical instrumentation and signal analysis. Topics include bioelectrical potentials, characteristics of biological signals, transducers, A/D converters, analog and digital filters, patient isolation, microprocessor design. Paper design of a biomedical instrument required.


Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Design - CEE 81: Involves integrated design and project management methods used in conceiving, developing, and managing one-of-a-kind civil and environmental engineering projects. This capstone design experience includes pre-site investigation and site planning, detail drawings, bid documents, planning, and scheduling as well as contract and procurement activities. The final group design project consists of a comprehensive written report and visual presentation using computer applications such as computer-aided design and electronic spreadsheets.


Chemical and Biological Engineering
Product & Process Design - CHBE 60: This is a capstone design course covering the principles of design and economic evaluation through the preliminary design of a commercial project related to a product or a process. Working in groups on assigned or selected portions of the overall project, students are required to make integrated use of a wide variety of fundamentals and principles gained from previous courses. Computational laboratories are supplemented by lectures. Use of design software, systems engineering and synthetic biology, stem cell engineering and bioprocessing.


Computer Science
This one year experience (via COMP 97: Senior Capstone Project I in the fall and COMP98: Senior Capstone Project II in the spring) covers the modern practices, methods, and theory of building large-scale, complex, quality, and secure software in teams. Students practice and apply the methods in their senior capstone project. Students choose their own software product to build in the fall semester. The constraints of the project include: (1) it must be possible to complete in two terms, (2) it must be completed in a team of no more than 4 people, (3) it must solve a problem that others have, (4) it must have a specific client or target user base in mind, and (5) it must involve querying the user base or client about requirements and success of the product. Possible project ideas include (1) creating a product for a new business, (2) creating an open-source product for non-profit use, and (3) solving a known research problem for a professor with software. Requirements analysis including determination of stakeholder and customers, and design of the senior capstone project is completed by the end of the fall semester. Implementation and testing of the project is done in the spring semester.
Recent example projects include: a set of applications for autonomous drone flight with GPS capability and onboard camera; a geographic determinism application to model population changes based on historical data; an iPhone application that uses machine learning and computer vision to solve jigsaw puzzles using the phone’s camera; an electronic device and iPhone application to alert a bar patron that their drink has been tampered with; and a program to automatically analyze speaking technique to help high-functioning autistic people improve their interviewing skills


Electrical and Computer Engineering
Senior Design Projects - EE 97 and EE 98: Includes UAV Navigation System, Visually Programmable Audio Effect Processor, Wireless EXG for Sensing and Actuation, Environment Process Sensing, 3D SAR on a UAV, Solar Insolation Calibration Device, Smart Objects/Table, Smartphone RFID Reader and Writer: Improving Healthcare in UN Refugee Camps, 3D Measurement in iOS Environments, Interfacing with Vocaloid for Live Performance, Networked Soil Monitoring Sensors, Wireless Encryption for Remote Access System, Object Detection Device for the visually impaired, Drink Tampering Detection Device, UAV SAR, Automated Cough Counting System Predictive Modeling for Resource and Volunteer Management, Real-Time Acoustic Piano to MIDI, Autonomous Bridge Inspection UAV, and Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring. Students will be producing a proof-of-concept to validate and verify feasibility of their approach. A designed and tested working prototype is required by mid-April to demonstrate their accomplishment and learning. The Senior ECE students are following a formal design process: idea â€" define a problem, identify the requirements and understand the compelling reasons to solve it; concept â€" investigate approaches to determine which is the best to achieve the desired functionality and final result; planning â€" formulate a plan by understanding the risks and durations of the tasks involved to complete the project; design â€" identify the technical specifications; development â€" build, test, debug and rework to produce a proof-of-concept and working prototype; acceptance â€" demonstrate to the project sponsor the design solves the problem and produces the desired result with the critical functionality. Learning and traversing the design process teaches the students problem definition, integrates their technical knowledge, and give them confidence in their skills and abilities. Additionally, the ECE seniors write a technical report during the first semester, then adapt it for a tech note the second semester. The tech note is published in the web-based ECE Senior Project Handbook aimed at a general audience. These assignments, along with technical presentations, develop articulation and expression skills, a vital part of engineering.

Junior Design Project - EE31: Junior level team project with ECE faculty direction and guidance. Introduction of the engineering method: concept, design, test, planning, and analysis. Integration of theoretical concepts from circuit theory, digital and analog electronics, signal processing, and engineering design practices to deliver a working prototype. Use of microcontroller and peripherals, analog to digital converters, digital signal-processors, memory, and computer aided design tools. Students are expected to provide schedules, schematics, and specifications; build prototypes; present their projects orally; and deliver a working system.


Mechanical Engineering
A central feature of professional engineering education is the ability to synthesize analytical, technical, and non-technical concepts for the solution of practical design problems. Engineering design education and experiences are included in the BSME curriculum in three ways. First, core courses included applications, open-ended problem solving and small group projects. Second, all BSME candidates are required to take ME 01-Mechanical Engineering Design and Fabrication and ME 42-Machine Design which covers design methodology as applied to mechanical engineering systems as well as manual and computer-aided design and manufacturing concepts. The course contains project work in which students must define problems, develop alternative solutions, and consider design issues such as safety, manufacturability, and economics as the projects are developed. Third, all seniors are required to participate in a capstone design experience in ME 43-Senior Design Project.

ME43 is a project course focused on the design of a component, device, or system that will solve a problem. The design project is executed in teams and is client-based, with sponsorship from industry, ME Department faculty, or faculty researchers from other Tufts Schools and campuses. The goal of ME43 is to apply engineering science principles and to utilize design theory and practice including open-ended projects, manufacturing and fabrication, specification and selection, testing, and evaluation and imposition of constraints. The primary focus of these experiences is the execution of a project. Group projects include clearly identifiable individual contributions.

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College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

Tufts School of Engineering develops the technological and global leaders of tomorrow by emphasizing interdisciplinary research, engineering education innovation, and technological leadership in its undergraduate and graduate programs. The extraordinary academic diversity provided by the seven Tufts professional Schools and the presence of the Gordon Institute for Engineering Management results in a rich environment for an innovative engineering educational experience that fosters excellence in our students. In particular, the School of Engineering enjoys a close connection with the School of Arts and Sciences which facilitates educational and research opportunities across campuses and abroad combining the best features of a liberal arts college with the state-of-the-art technical and technological resources of a Research 1 institution. The Tufts School of Engineering houses six academic departments and the Gordon Institute that administer undergraduate and graduate programs (Master's and PhD) in biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental and mechanical engineering, in computer science, and in engineering management. Our emphasis on teamwork approaches, globalization, societal impact of technology, communication skills, interdisciplinary research, entrepreneurship and leadership skills, makes Tufts School of Engineering a prominent educator of global engineering leaders. The many women among our engineering student body and faculty attest to the welcoming climate for traditionally underrepresented groups and are indicative of our broader support for cultural and ethnic diversity within the Engineering School.

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Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Biomedical Engineering 4 3 2 9
Chemical & Biological Engineering 3 5 4 12
Civil and Environmental Engineering 10 6 2 18
Computer Science 9 5 2 16
Electrical & Computer Engineering 7 5 2 14
Engineering 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 6 6 4 16
Office of the Dean 0 0 0 0
The Gordon Institute 0 0 0 0
Totals: 39 30 16 85

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 0 5 5 1.95
Chemical & Biological Engineering 0 2 2 1.05
Civil and Environmental Engineering 1 8 9 3.00
Computer Science 3 8 11 2.70
Electrical & Computer Engineering 1 2 3 1.05
Engineering 0 1 1 0.30
Mechanical Engineering 2 12 14 4.02
Office of the Dean 0 0 0 0.00
The Gordon Institute 6 17 23 7.80
Totals: 13 55 68 21.87

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 1 5 6 2.05
Chemical & Biological Engineering 0 1 1 0.10
Civil and Environmental Engineering 2 3 5 1.55
Computer Science 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical & Computer Engineering 0 1 1 0.75
Engineering 1 1 2 0.85
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Office of the Dean 0 0 0 0.00
The Gordon Institute 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 4 11 15 5.30

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
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0
Chemical & Biological Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 7 3
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 0 4 5
Electrical & Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 6 1
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 4 0 0 0 6 0
Office of the Dean 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
The Gordon 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 6 1 0 0 0 0 23 9 0 0 29 10

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 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
Chemical & Biological Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Electrical & Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 5 1
Office of the Dean 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
The Gordon 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 4 1 1 1 0 0 21 2 0 0 26 4

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 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Chemical & Biological Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical & Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
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 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 3
Office of the Dean 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
The Gordon Institute 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 0 11 5

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Tufts requires either the SAT (without the optional essay) plus two SAT Subject Tests, or the ACT (the writing section will no longer be required.)

OPTION 1: SAT Reasoning Test (essay not required) and two SAT Subject Tests: one Math exam (Math Level I or II) and one science exam (either Physics or Chemistry). When taken multiple times, we will use your highest sub-score for each section.
OPTION 2: ACT. The writing section is not required. When taken multiple times, we will use your highest sub-score for each section.

If English is not your first language or the language of instruction in your school, you should also submit results of the TOEFL in addition to the tests recommended.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

There are no additional departmental requirements.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Foreign students must demonstrate a proficiency in English by a score of at least 100 on the TOEFL iBT, 600 on the paper-based TOEFL, or 7.0 on the IELTS. The Tufts code for TOEFL submission is 3901. All other requirements are the same as domestic students.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Entrance requirements are the same for all students.

Residency Requirements

The university requires eight semesters of full-time study for the baccalaureate degree, four of which must be completed at the Tufts University home campus or in Tufts University-sponsored programs abroad, with the further stipulation that no more than two semesters of full-time study after matriculation at Tufts may be spent at other approved institutions or on approved non-Tufts foreign study programs. Up to two semesters may be spent at other approved institutions or approved foreign study programs. Students must be in full-time residence at Tufts for the final two semesters.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Specific residence requirements for graduation of all transfer students: Transfer students must have a minimum of two years residence. The last two semesters must be in residence at Tufts. Transfer admissions is very competitive and students applying for transfer must submit additional credentials including the college transcript, a professor's reference, statement of reason for transfer, and evidence that the student is in good standing at their present institution. Transfer may only apply for the fall term, there is no midyear admission.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 0
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 2

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $51,304
Room & Board: $13,566
Books & Supplies: $800
Other Expenses: $2,530
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), Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), College Scholarship Service Financial Aid PROFILE (CCS/PROFILE), Institution's Own Application Form

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 3,918
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 458
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 214
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 0%
Note: Tufts no longer tracks high school class rankings for applicants.

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 800 740
Reading Range: 760 670
Writing Range: 750 670
Combined Range: 2267 2130
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 35 32
Composite Range: 34 32

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 (BSBME) 0 52 37 15 104 0
Chemical Engineering (BSCHE) 0 19 29 31 79 0
Civil Engineering (BSCE) 0 13 15 14 42 0
Computer Engineering (BSCPE) 0 12 6 8 26 0
Computer Science (BSCS) 1 41 41 39 122 1
Electrical Engineering (BSEE) 0 31 19 21 71 0
Engineering - Environmental Health (BSE) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering - Architectural Studies (BSE) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Physics ( BSEP) 0 4 0 2 6 0
Engineering Psychology (BS) 0 7 9 9 25 0
Engineering Sciences (BSES) 0 0 1 6 7 0
Engineering( BS) 228 0 1 2 231 0
Environmental Engineering (BSEVE) 0 12 10 13 35 1
Mechanical Engineering (BSME) 0 50 58 49 157 1
Totals: 229 241 226 209 905 3

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 (BSBME)
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 (BSCHE)
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
Civil Engineering (BSCE)
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
Computer Engineering (BSCPE)
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
Computer Science (BSCS)
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
Electrical Engineering (BSEE)
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
Engineering - Environmental Health (BSE)
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
Engineering - Architectural Studies (BSE)
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
Engineering Physics ( BSEP)
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
Engineering Psychology (BS)
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
Engineering Sciences (BSES)
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
Engineering( BS)
Men 26 0 3 0 12 0 0 0 9 0 5 0 0 0 75 0 4 0 134 0
Women 10 0 5 0 4 0 0 0 9 0 20 0 0 0 39 0 7 0 94 0
Environmental Engineering (BSEVE)
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 (BSME)
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: 36 0 8 0 16 0 0 0 18 0 25 0 0 0 115 0 11 0 229 0

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 (BSBME)
Men 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 26 0
Women 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 1 0 26 0
Chemical Engineering (BSCHE)
Men 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 9 0
Women 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 10 0
Civil Engineering (BSCE)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 8 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Engineering (BSCPE)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 10 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Computer Science (BSCS)
Men 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 33 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 8 0
Electrical Engineering (BSEE)
Men 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 25 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 0
Engineering - Environmental Health (BSE)
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
Engineering - Architectural Studies (BSE)
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
Engineering Physics ( BSEP)
Men 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Psychology (BS)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Engineering Sciences (BSES)
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
Engineering( BS)
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
Environmental Engineering (BSEVE)
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 7 0 0 0 8 0
Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
Men 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 39 0
Women 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 11 0
Totals: 33 0 10 0 8 0 0 0 38 0 0 0 0 0 150 0 2 0 241 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
Biomedical Engineering (BSBME)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 15 0 1 0 23 0
Women 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 14 0
Chemical Engineering (BSCHE)
Men 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 17 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 12 0
Civil Engineering (BSCE)
Men 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 12 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Computer Engineering (BSCPE)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Computer Science (BSCS)
Men 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 1 0 33 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 8 0
Electrical Engineering (BSEE)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 16 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Engineering - Environmental Health (BSE)
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
Engineering - Architectural Studies (BSE)
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
Engineering Physics ( BSEP)
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
Engineering Psychology (BS)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 7 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
Engineering Sciences (BSES)
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
Engineering( BS)
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
Environmental Engineering (BSEVE)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 7 0
Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
Men 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 25 1 2 0 37 1
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 1 0 21 0
Totals: 21 0 7 0 9 0 0 0 30 0 5 0 0 0 142 1 12 0 226 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
Biomedical Engineering (BSBME)
Men 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 11 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Chemical Engineering (BSCHE)
Men 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 22 0
Women 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 9 0
Civil Engineering (BSCE)
Men 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 7 0
Computer Engineering (BSCPE)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Women 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Computer Science (BSCS)
Men 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 16 0 1 0 30 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 9 1
Electrical Engineering (BSEE)
Men 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 19 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Engineering - Environmental Health (BSE)
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
Engineering - Architectural Studies (BSE)
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
Engineering Physics ( BSEP)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
Engineering Psychology (BS)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Engineering Sciences (BSES)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Engineering( BS)
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 1 0 0 0 1 0
Environmental Engineering (BSEVE)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Women 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 8 1
Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
Men 5 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 2 0 36 0
Women 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 13 0
Totals: 25 0 14 0 13 0 0 0 21 0 7 0 0 0 122 2 7 0 209 2

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 (BSBME) 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 17 1 21 13 8
Chemical Engineering (BSCHE) 5 1 1 0 2 1 0 20 4 34 18 16
Civil Engineering (BSCE) 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 12 1 16 8 8
Computer Engineering (BSCPE) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 11 10 1
Computer Science (BSCS) 3 3 1 0 7 0 0 21 1 36 31 5
Electrical Engineering (BSEE) 2 2 1 0 6 1 0 12 1 25 19 6
Engineering - Environmental Health (BSE) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering - Architectural Studies (BSE) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Physics ( BSEP) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Psychology (BS) 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 6 0 12 7 5
Engineering Sciences (BSES) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1
Engineering( BS) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering (BSEVE) 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Mechanical Engineering (BSME) 5 5 4 0 3 2 0 33 2 54 40 14
Totals: 17 14 12 0 25 4 0 131 10 213 146 67

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 (BSBME) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 10 7 1 0 21
Chemical Engineering (BSCHE) 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 12 8 1 3 34
Civil Engineering (BSCE) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 6 0 1 16
Computer Engineering (BSCPE) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 11
Computer Science (BSCS) 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 18 3 1 0 36
Electrical Engineering (BSEE) 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 8 4 1 0 25
Engineering - Environmental Health (BSE) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering - Architectural Studies (BSE) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Physics ( BSEP) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Psychology (BS) 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 12
Engineering Sciences (BSES) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Engineering( BS) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering (BSEVE) 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Mechanical Engineering (BSME) 5 0 4 1 1 3 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 23 10 2 0 54
Totals: 13 4 11 3 7 5 0 0 18 7 3 1 0 0 88 43 6 4 213

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

The School of engineering maintains formal dual degree programs with the School of Arts and Sciences, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and the Tufts Gordon Institute.

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 (BSBME) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None
Chemical Engineering (BSCHE) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None
Civil Engineering (BSCE) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None
Computer Engineering (BSCPE) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None
Computer Science (BSCS) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None
Electrical Engineering (BSEE) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None
Engineering - Environmental Health (BSE) no 4.00 4.00 Day None
Engineering - Architectural Studies (BSE) no 4.00 4.00 Day None
Engineering Physics ( BSEP) no 4.00 4.00 Day None
Engineering Psychology (BS) no 4.00 4.00 Day None
Engineering Sciences (BSES) no 4.00 4.00 Day None
Engineering( BS) no 4.00 4.00 Day None
Environmental Engineering (BSEVE) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None
Mechanical Engineering (BSME) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Application Fee

The application fee of $85 is payable through the online application by credit card or e-check (drawn on a US bank). The application fee is not refundable. Your credit card or e-check statement is your receipt. No action can be taken on your application until this fee has been received.

Fee Waivers

The application fee is waived for: current Tufts undergraduate and graduate students; students in Tufts certificate programs applying to a degree program; Project 1000 applicants; AmeriCorps and Peace Corps volunteers and alumni; City Year and Teach For America Corp members and alumni; GEM fellows; IRT, Leadership Alliance, and McNair Scholars. Gordon Institute M.S.E.M. and M.S.I.M. applicants who attend an information session will be granted a fee waiver. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers an application fee waiver for current seniors at NESCAC schools: Amherst College, Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, Connecticut College, Hamilton College, Middlebury College, Trinity College, Wesleyan University, and Williams College.

If the application fee will present a financial hardship, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Academic Records

Applicants will be required to upload a copy of transcripts received from each college or university attended where credit was earned toward an undergraduate, graduate or professional degree. Transcripts for study abroad or transfer programs are not required if the course titles, grades, and credit hours are included on the transcript of the degree-granting institution. If the transcript is in a language other than English, please provide an official translation. If you are offered admission, you will be required to request that official hard copy transcripts from all of your degree granting institutions be sent directly to Tufts.

Letters of Recommendation

Most programs will require three letters of recommendation. Current Tufts students, Tufts certificate students applying for a degree program and applicants to the engineering management program are only required to submit two letters. One letter of recommendation is required for certificate programs. Letters of recommendation should be submitted through the online system. If that is not possible, you may have your recommenders submit their letters to the Office of Graduate Admissions, Tufts University, Bendetson Hall, Medford, MA 02155.

Personal Statement

You are required to upload a personal statement describing your reasons for wanting to pursue graduate study at Tufts. Please limit your personal statement to a maximum of five pages.

Résumé/Curriculum Vitae

Your current résumé or CV including dates of your educational history, employment, academic honors, scholarships, publications and other activities should be uploaded as part of your completed application.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

The majority of our degree programs will require the GRE. You can register online at www.gre.org, and the Tufts University code number is 3901. Student copies or photocopies of GRE scores are not accepted, so please remember to designate Tufts as one of your score recipients. To ensure timely score reporting, we suggest that you take the GRE at least one month prior to the application deadline for your program.

Additional Requirements

Some degree programs require additional documents such as a writing sample, supplemental essay, or portfolio. Please be sure to refer to the instructions to ensure you are submitting all requirements for the program to which you are applying.

Late Applications

Since graduate admissions are both limited and competitive, it is to your advantage to apply early and to ensure that all required materials are received before the deadline. Late applications will be reviewed only when openings remain after all on-time applications have been considered. Financial aid for late applicants is very limited.

Accuracy of Material

It is important that all material submitted in support of your application be accurate. Any information that is determined to be erroneous or incomplete may cause a student's association with Tufts to be immediately terminated.

Retention and Property of Material

Application materials will be kept for one year. You can reactivate your application within that time by submitting a new application form and fee online. Deferring admission is not an option at Tufts. Reapplication must occur by the deadline dates provided for new applicants. We encourage students to update their application with new materials when appropriate.

All materials submitted in support of an application become the property of Tufts University and neither originals nor copies of this material will be returned or sent to a third party. Credentials received without an application form and fee are retained for only three months from date of receipt.

Admissions Decisions

Tufts University places strong emphasis on academic achievement and personal character. An offer of admission to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences or the School of Engineering is dependent on a student maintaining his or her standard of academic achievement before enrolling at the university. Admitted applicants will be required to submit final official transcripts and academic records to Student Services, in order to enroll. An offer of admission is also dependent on a student's continued demonstration of character and high standards for personal conduct. Lapses in either category may be grounds for rescinding an offer of admission.

If you are accepted for admission, you will be required to pay a deposit that will be applied to the first semester's tuition and/or fees. The deposit is $300 for degree programs and $100 for certificate programs. This deposit will not be refunded if you do not enroll.


Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Most degree programs require other supplemental materials. For more information, please refer to the admissions requirements for the program to which you are applying. Supplemental materials may include:

-Graduate Record Examination (GRE, Tufts code 3901)
-Writing Sample
-Evidence of English Proficiency for Non-Native Speakers of English (TOEFL/IELTS)

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Applicants who are not native speakers of English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). You can register for the TOEFL online, and the Tufts University code is 3901. Please note: student copies or photocopies of TOEFL/IELTS scores are not accepted.

If an applicant satisfies one of more of the following conditions, s/he is not required to provide a TOEFL or IELTS score, unless stated otherwise by the department:
•Citizenship of Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, Guyana, an Anglophone country of Africa, or an English-speaking country of the Caribbean
•A college or university degree earned in the United States or in one of the countries listed above prior to submission of this application
•Current enrollment as a full-time student in a degree-granting program in the United States or at an English-speaking school in one of the countries listed above. The student must have successfully completed two consecutive full time academic years of college or university work prior to the date of anticipated enrollment at Tufts University.
If applicants satisfy one or more of the following conditions, they are
not required to provide a TOEFL or IELTS score:
> Citizenship of Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Great Britain,
Ireland, New Zealand, Guyana, an Anglophone country of Africa, or
an English-speaking country of the Caribbean;
> A college or university degree earned in the United States or in
one of the countries listed above prior to submission of this
application;
> Current enrollment as a full-time student in a degree-granting
program in the United States or at an English-speaking school in
one of the countries listed above. The student must have
successfully completed two consecutive full-time academic
years of college or university work prior to the date
of anticipated enrollment.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Entrance requirements are the same for all students.

Residency Requirements

Master's Degree - The minimum residence requirement for master's degree is three terms of graduate study. The degree requires a program of advanced study of at least eight courses or the equivalent. The specific requirements of the various departments are given in the bulletin. Additional courses beyond the first eight are required in many programs. Courses counted for credit for one degree may not be used for another. A student seeking two separate master's degrees must meet the stated requirements for each degree. Tuition will be charged for both degrees.
Doctor of Philosophy Degree: Full tuition is charged for nine semesters unless the student enters the program with an appropriate master's degree, in which case tuition is charged for six semesters

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer students follow the same admissions guidelines as non-transfer students. Once a student has matriculated into our program, they can request to have outside coursework transferred in. Complete admissions guidelines are on line at: http://asegrad.tufts.edu/admissions and the transfer credit policy is in the Graduate Student Handbook: http://asegrad.tufts.edu/sites/default/files/GraduateStudentHandbook.pdf

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Graduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $50,520
Room & Board: $18,000
Books & Supplies: $800
Other Expenses: $2,530
Estimated avg. course load per term: 3
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Family Financial Statement (FFS), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Financial Aid Form (FAF), Institution's Own Application Form, IRS, GAPSFAS

Additional Financial Aid Information

Tufts provides a full range of financial assistance in the forms of scholarships, loans, and employment to as many graduate students as its own and federal funds allow.

Scholarships/Assistantships
For students who show scholarly promise, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering offer scholarships, fellowships, and research or teaching assistantships to full-time students in master's and doctoral programs. Certificate students are not eligible for these awards.

Federal Direct Stafford Loans, GradPLUS Loans, and Federal Work Study programs are administered by Tufts Student Financial Services, which maintains information on all federal programs as well as alternative forms of financing such as non-need-based loans.

Federal aid is available for U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.

How to Apply
To apply for Federal loans or Federal Work Study, complete the free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The Tufts University FAFSA code is 002219. We recommend you submit the FAFSA as early as possible.

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 1,364
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 578
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 240

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
Bioengineering (M.E)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 5
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 3 6
Bioengineering (M.S)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 3 3
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 1
Biomedical Engineering (M.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 0
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 1
Chemical Engineering (M.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Chemical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Civil Engineering (M.E.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 1
Civil Engineering (M.S.)
Men 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 15 0
Women 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 12 0
Computer Science (M.S.)
Men 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 5 9 0 0 13 14
Women 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 1 11 6
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 18 8
Women 9 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 11 5
Engineering Management (M.S.)
Men 11 2 3 2 6 2 0 0 10 3 4 1 0 0 73 32 1 1 108 43
Women 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 12 2 3 0 0 0 37 5 1 0 62 7
Human Factors (M.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 3
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Innovation & Management (M.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Women 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 8 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.E.)
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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 15 5
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Totals: 94 8 6 3 13 3 0 0 36 9 10 3 0 0 159 88 4 2 322 116

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 (Ph.D.)
Men 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 13 1
Women 10 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 23 0
Biotechnology (Ph.D.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 15 1
Women 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 8 4
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 10 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 5 0 0 19 6
Women 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2 0 0 17 2
Cognitive Science (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 1
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Computer Science (Ph.D.)
Men 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 2 2 0 27 2
Women 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 10 2
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 26 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 34 2
Women 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 12 1
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 5 4 1 0 22 5
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 8 0
Soft Material Robotics, IGERT (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
Water Diplomacy, IGERT (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
Totals: 114 1 3 2 4 0 0 0 12 7 3 0 0 0 78 17 8 1 222 28

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
Bioengineering (M.E) 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 8 6 2
Bioengineering (M.S) 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 3
Biomedical Engineering (M.E.) 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 8 6 2
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 3 1 0 0 2 1 0 5 1 13 8 5
Chemical Engineering (M.E.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Civil Engineering (M.E.) 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 9 4 5
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 7 0 15 7 8
Computer Science (M.S.) 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 20 15 5
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 12 0 0 0 4 0 0 7 1 24 16 8
Engineering Management (M.S.) 3 4 1 0 7 1 0 32 1 49 37 12
Human Factors (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 3 0
Innovation & Management (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.E.) 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 2 1
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 7 0 12 9 3
Totals: 42 8 2 0 21 4 0 87 5 169 114 55

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
Bioengineering (M.E) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 8
Bioengineering (M.S) 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Biomedical Engineering (M.E.) 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 8
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 4 1 1 0 13
Chemical Engineering (M.E.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Civil Engineering (M.E.) 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 9
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 15
Computer Science (M.S.) 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 2 1 0 20
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 5 2 1 0 24
Engineering Management (M.S.) 3 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 23 9 1 0 49
Human Factors (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3
Innovation & Management (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 12
Totals: 24 18 5 3 1 1 0 0 15 6 1 3 0 0 63 24 5 0 169

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
Bioengineering (M.E) 0 8 8
Bioengineering (M.S) 3 0 3
Biomedical Engineering (M.E.) 0 8 8
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 13 0 13
Chemical Engineering (M.E.) 0 1 1
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 1
Civil Engineering (M.E.) 0 9 9
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 15 0 15
Computer Science (M.S.) 20 0 20
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 5 19 24
Engineering Management (M.S.) 49 0 49
Human Factors (M.S.) 3 0 3
Innovation & Management (M.S.) 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.E.) 0 3 3
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 11 0 11
Totals: 120 48 168

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 (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 9 5 4
Biotechnology (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 3 3
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2
Cognitive Science (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 5 4 1
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8 5 3
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Soft Material Robotics, IGERT (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Water Diplomacy, IGERT (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 14 2 0 0 2 1 0 11 1 31 18 13

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 (Ph.D.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 9
Biotechnology (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Cognitive Science (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 5
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Soft Material Robotics, IGERT (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Water Diplomacy, IGERT (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 8 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 7 4 1 0 31

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#: 84 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $7,986,042 Industry: $508,037 Priv/Non: $340,012
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $8,834,091
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical & Biological Engineering
Total#: 22 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,157,618 Industry: $132,288 Priv/Non: $27,872
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,317,778
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Total#: 49 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $2,624,303 Industry: $103,188 Priv/Non: $640,964
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $3,368,455
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science
Total#: 38 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $3,518,057 Industry: $34,921 Priv/Non: $94,526
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $3,647,504
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Total#: 49 Foreign: $90,960 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $3,095,632 Industry: $126,429 Priv/Non: $108,685
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $3,421,706
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: 27 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,141,797 Industry: $196,462 Priv/Non: $97,750
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,436,009
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Office of the Dean
Total#: 2 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $67,995 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $67,995
Engineering Department External Funding Source
The Gordon Institute
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 271 Foreign: $90,960 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $19,591,444 Industry: $1,101,325 Priv/Non: $1,309,809
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $22,093,538

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
Center for Applied Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Total#: 1 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,705,693 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,705,693
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO)
Total#: 14 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,095,557 Industry: $9,766 Priv/Non: $255,892
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,361,215
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Environmental Sustainability Lab (ESL)
Total#: 18 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $796,044 Industry: $103,188 Priv/Non: $341,049
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,240,281
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Human-Robot Interaction Laboratory
Total#: 9 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $2,178,286 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $2,178,286
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Integrated Multiphase Environmental Systems Laboratory (IMPES)
Total#: 3 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $419,883 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $419,883
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Renewable Energy & Applied Photonics Lab (REAP)
Total#: 9 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,333,953 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,333,953
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Tissue Engineering Resource Center (TERC)
Total#: 1 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,207,612 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,207,612
Totals:
Total#: 28 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $3,835,690 Industry: $103,188 Priv/Non: $341,049
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $4,279,927


Grand Totals:
Total#: 299 Foreign: $90,960 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $23,427,134 Industry: $1,204,513 Priv/Non: $1,650,858
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $26,373,465

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

The Department research themes focus on sensing systems, including diffuse optical imaging and spectroscopy, medical informatics, optical diagnostics for diseased and engineered tissues, and ultrafast nonlinear optics; and regenerative medicine. Research in the area of medical optics covers aspects such as the study of light propagation in optically turbid media (biological tissue), the design of optical instrumentation for medical imaging, and the development of novel near-infrared techniques for medical diagnostics. Specific applications are aimed at functional imaging of the brain, optical mammography, and monitoring the hemodynamics and oxygenation of skeletal muscle. The development of novel instrumentation for engineering biomedically relevant structures, and for investigating cellular interactions on the microscopic scale is also researched. The use of photonic bandgap engineering and nonlinear optics to make continuous wave terahertz optical sources for biomedical imaging is also researched, as in the design of non-invasive, in-vivo and outpatient-centered devices and the applications of electronic, mechanical and micro-engineering. These new devices are developed for commercial viability and/or utlized as novel tools for physiological and clinical investigations to understand mechanisms of certain diseases. Ultrafast lasers and nonlinear optics research has the overarching goal of building a bridge between the physical, engineering and biological sciences. The research focuses heavily on the interdisciplinary approach to bring the power of ultrafast nonlinear optics to biomedical problems, while at the same time focusing on the underlying challenges that lie in the specific physical, engineering and biological aspects of the project at hand. Regenerative medicine is at the interface between biology and materials science and engineering - aimed at understanding and controlling the biological synthesis and processing of polymers and polymer interfaces. This understanding is used to control the functional attributes of the polymers related to cell responses, solution properties,architectural control of assembly, self-assembly. This problem is addressed using genetic, physiological and enzymatic approaches. These concepts are also integrated into ongoing efforts in tissue engineering. Studies are focused on the manipulation of various sources of human stem cells on biopolymer-based matrices in bioreactors to generate desired tissue outcomes, from orthopedic tissues to myocardial, vasculature and nerve tissues.
In addition, studies are focused on the unique physics and chemistry at the interface between living and artificial systems, including platforms that can integrate cells/tissues for probing, interrogating and directing biologically significant processes, and bio-derived materials and bio-inspired approaches for a wide range of engineering applications such as energy harvesting/storage and chemical sensing. Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine efforts are focused on integrating cells, biomaterial matrices and suitable environments towards sustainable tissue systems that provide physiologically relevant analogs for in vitro studies or in vivo repairs. In vitro, these systems are utilized to study tissue development, drug impacts, diseases including infectious diseases, nutrition and many related themes. Scaffold design based on bioengineering suitable biopolymer-based materials are pursued, cell types and cocultures for use in the tissue systems are studied, and bioreactor designs to match the environmental needs of specific tissues are implemented. Current tissues of interest include myocardium, brain, vasculature, intestine, skin, lung and kidney.

Chemical & Biological Engineering

Research in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department currently includes the following projects: nanobiofabrication with genetically modified viral nanotemplates, biophotonic device fabrication with smart biopolymers, metal clusters in oxide matrices, hot gas desulfurization with regenerable sorbents, lean-NOX reduction catalysts, systems biology, metabolic engineering, and tissue engineering, membrane science and technolg - especially transport in polymeric and (of hydrogen in) palladium alloy membranes, catalytic membrane reactors, mass transfer with chemical reaction, mathematical modeling of transport phenomena - especially coupled to reaction, chemical processing of ceramics, process control applictions, artificial neural network aplications, theoretical models of transport in the renal medullary microcirculation, fibrous proteins - new paradigms for materials and science, biosynthesis of emulsan bioemulsifiers for structure/function and biological activation, functional tissue engineering, bioengineered biomaterials, mathematical modeling of the transport and fate of organic chemical contaminants in porous media, modeling, optimization, and control of batch processes, model predictive and nonlinear control, identification and model reduction, statistical process and controller monitoring, integration of process design and plant-wide control, applied mathematics, polymer structure and properties, processing and properties of composite materials, surface, interface and adhesion, difusion and sorption in polymers, self-assembly of polymers for surface engineering.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Civil and Environmental Engineering department currently pursues research in three focus areas: Environmental Health and Management, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, and Infrastructure Engineering. Interdisciplinary efforts, involving researchers within the department and multi-disciplinary efforts with researchers from within and outside the department exist. For example, the Water: Systems, Science and Society (WSSS) program currently provides cross campus leadership in interdisciplinary water-related research, education, and outreach. The department also has major collaborative and multi-disciplinary research efforts in earthquake engineering, infrastructure evaluation and retrofit, contaminant transport and remediation in groundwater systems, environmental health and outreach, water quality assessment and modeling, sustainable infrastructure development, and assessment of the effects of natural hazards.

Computer Science

Research in the Department of Computer Science follows several disciplinary and inter-disciplinary themes that span theoretical foundations and application areas. Core research investigates how one should design, build, and maintain computing systems for better services and increased reliability, how computers can be made more accessible to humans, how to expand computer capabilities by designing algorithmic solutions to abstract as well as application- specific problems, and what are fundamental limitations to computation. Core topics include: algorithms and computational geometry; cognitive science; computational and systems biology; electronic design automation; human-computer interaction, visualization, and analytics; machine learning and data mining; networks and system administration; programming languages; robotics and human-robot interaction; and security. Each of these topics cuts across several of the core questions mentioned above, developing foundations and algorithms, constructing systems, analyzing performance, and deploying in applications. Interdisciplinary applications include: astronomy, automotive research, aviation systems, biology, chemistry and biochemistry, civil engineering, computational metabolomics, geography, health, human and animal genome analysis, hydrologic science, medical diagnosis, metabolic engineering, and synthetic biology.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Research in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department currently includes the following: Integrated Biosensors and Automated Instrumentation For Early Stomach Cancer Detection Using Flexible Capsule Endoscope, Creating Future Female Engineering Leaders, Fast-Trac to Graduate Degrees in Engineering, Nanoelectrochemical Systems on Silicon, Advancing Multidimensional Data Science via New Algebraic Models and Scalable Algorithms, Probabilistic Analysis of Dynamic X-ray Diffraction Data: Toward Validated Computational Models for Polycrystalline Plasticity, Metamaterial-Enhanced Thermal Energy Harvesters, Optimal Sampling and recovery for multilinear signals and systems, Combating Dark Silicon through Specialization, Lab-on-a-pill for in-vivo spatial sampling of gut microbiome, Link-State and Priority Based Relay Coding for Wireless Networks, Epitaxial Growth of Semiconductor-Semimetal Towards Rectifying Diodes for Energy Harvesting, Advanced Nanomanufacturing of Smart Sensors and Materials, Scalable and Flat Controls for Reliable Power Grid Operation with High Renewable Penetration, Cyber-Physical Models in Naval Energy Systems, Transmission Topology Control for Infrastructure Resilience to the Integration of Renewable Generation, A novel informatics approach to understanding complex muscle fiber phenotypes, Dynamic Phasor-based Controller Design for Solid State Transformer, 3D Reconstruction methods for novel sparse-view energy-discriminating computed scatter tomography system, Microplasmas for Reconfigurablable Metamaterials, Plug & Play Solar PV for American Homes, Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks, Diode Pumped Rare gas Lasers, Tissue engineered sensors actuators and electronics for chronic wound management, RF Microplasma for Energetic Species Generation, Group IV Photonic Material by Molecular Beam Epitaxy.

Mechanical Engineering

The ME Department has four main research areas: (1) Thermo-Fluid Systems, (2) Material Mechanics & Processing, (3) Robotic, Autonomous and Aerospace Systems, and (4) Product Design and Human Factors.

In the Thermo-Fluid Systems area, our research examines the world of liquids and gasses. In one lab, we seek to understand how bacteria propel themselves through microscopic channels filled with water. In another, we are improving the ability to move heat away from computer chips by mimicking how water rolls off a lotus leaf. In a third lab, we are modeling how blood flows through our body, and in another lab, we use fluids as a novel way of converting energy into different forms for more effective energy storage. Topic areas include:
Electrokinetics, Sustainable Energy, Superconducting Materials, Cryogenics, Micro-Scale Fluid Mechanics And Transport, Cell Locomotion, Microfluidics, Thermal Sciences, Heat Transfer, Apparent Slip, Mass Transfer In Supercritical Fluids, Thermal Management Of Electronics, Fluid Mechanics And Heat Transfer In The Human Body, Power Generation Systems, Solidification Processes, Thermal Manufacturing, Turbulence, Acoustics, Engineering Education, Sustainable Energy, Heat Transfer At The Nanoscale, Composite Materials For Advanced Lubrication, Electrochemistry, Renewable Energy, Fuel Cells

In the Material Mechanics & Processing area, we look at materials from different viewpoints; from the atomic scale, and mapping how that affects macroscopic behavior, to the macroscopic viewpoint in modeling how materials fracture. We also examine how materials physically interact with each other at different scales. We look at how liquid metals behave in the absence of gravity, how different materials can be combined to allow energy to be transported without resistance (superconductors), how to store energy more efficiently, and how nanomaterials self-assemble in complex shapes. With a number of unique instruments developed by our faculty, we are studying properties of soft materials (polymers and cells) to the level previously inaccessible, and we can build mechanical sensors with a width less than that of human hair. Topic areas include:
Sustainable Energy, Electromechanical Properties Of Superconducting Materials, Cell Mechanics, Soft Matter, Micromechanics Of Heterogeneous Materials, Microstructure- Property Relations, Fracture- Micro Cracking And Damage, Machine Design, Non-Destructive Testing, Solidification Processes, Thermal Manufacturing, Machine Design, Micromechanics Of Composites, Interfacial Fracture And Adhesion, Fatigue And Creep Damage In Solder Alloys, Thermomechanical Reliability Of Microelectronic Packaging, Defects And Transport In Solids With Applications To Solid Oxide Fuel Cells And Batteries, Ultrasonic Nondestructive Evaluation Of Advanced Engineering Materials, Material Choices In Musical Instrument Design, Engineering Education, Materials Engineering, Manufacturing Processes, Quality Control, Finite Elements, Self-Assembly Of Porous And Functional Materials, Mechanical And Photonic Properties, Biosensors, Physics Of Nanostructures (Semiconductor Photonics And Electronics) And Interfaces, Energy Materials, Semiconductor Material, Materials Processing For Microsystems, Mechanics Of MEMS, Electrochemical Devices, Materials For Energy-Storage And Conversion Technologies, Polymer Materials And Processing, Batteries, Energy Storage And Polymer Materials, And Polymer Processing

In the Robotic, Autonomous and Aerospace Systems area, research concentrates on developing intelligent systems. Robots that can help the elderly pick up their glasses or grab a tissue require a combination of automated control, actuators, and sensors. Our professors work with cognitive scientists to better understand how to get robots to think and assist people. In another lab, faculty work on using automation to increase safety, developing algorithms to help quad-copters accurately know where they are and to ensure planes can land safely. We research large systems, with robots such as the Nao or the Baxter, and can make very small systems in our nano-manufacturing facility, where we can fabricate arrays of very small microphones to better understand and control the acoustics in an airplane. Topic areas include:
Data storage systems, robotics, microfluidics, and biological systems and instrumentation, GPS, Emerging Satellite Navigation Systems, Navigation, Robotics, Controls, Assistive robotics, Educational technology development, Engineering Education, Atomic Force Microscopy, Acoustics, Vibrations, MEMS, Sensors

In the Human Factors and Product Design area, the research here is split primarily into two areas: medical devices and educational technologies. Our research in medical devices has led to a full usability testing facility. On the educational technologies side, our research has focused on understanding how the brain learns to engineer (collaborating with the School of Arts and Sciences Department of Education) and leveraging that understanding to develop new educational tools, in both hardware and software. We then collaborate with companies like LEGO Education, National Instruments, Texas Instruments, and others to put these technologies into classrooms for testing. Topic areas include:
Airspace Systems, Medical device design, Machine Design, Non-Destructive Testing, Solidification Processes, Thermal Manufacturing, Machine Design, Musical Instrument Design, Educational Product Design, Engineering Education, Human Factors, spatial cognition and comprehension, Educational Technology Design and Engineering Education, Micro- and Nano- electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS) design and fabrication, MEMS sensors, Human Factors, Electrochemical devices design

The Gordon Institute

Tufts Gordon Institute’s engineering management programs prepare engineers and technical professionals to succeed as leaders in an increasingly competitive global environment. Powered by a leadership focused curriculum, exceptional faculty and an emphasis on real-world projects, our students develop the blend of business knowledge and technical skills they need to advance their careers, inspire teams, and bring innovative products to market. We offer both graduate and undergraduate engineering management programs.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Applied Brain & Cognitive Sciences

The Center for Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences is a cooperative research initiative between Tufts University and the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center (NSRDEC). Its mission is to bring together a unique interdisciplinary community of scientists and engineers to advance the state of the art in applied brain and cognitive sciences. The Center provides an innovative environment for conducting collaborative applied research focusing on measuring, predicting, and enhancing cognitive capabilities and human system interactions for individuals and teams working in naturalistic high-stakes environments. To accomplish this mission, they support cutting-edge interdisciplinary projects that push the boundaries between basic and applied research, making fundamental contributions to our understandings of human performance within real-world contexts.

Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO)

The Center for Engineering Educational Outreach is dedicated to increasing the engineering literacy of the average high school graduate. We do this through four major divisions within the Center: (1) outreach to schools, (2) development of new tools for teaching engineering, (3) engineering education research, and (4) special programs for local children. Our STOMP program (www.stompnetwork.org) teams teachers with engineering students to help bring engineering into the pre-college classroom. This program has spread to 6 universities (from Princeton to Univ of Hawaii) and two industries (National Instruments and Raytheon). We couple this outreach work with our website LEGOEngineering.com and the LEGO Engineering conferences worldwide to develop a community of teacher-leaders to help bring engineering into every classroom. Most of these outreach efforts are based around the tools we have developed. The most popular tool is the ROBOLAB software environment for programming LEGO robots. This is a joint development with LEGO education, and is used by around 3 million students (in 15 different languages) a year. We have also done extensive work with teaching science through making a movie (www.samanimation.com), giving students multiple ways of "telling the story". This tool development is tightly coupled with (and augmented by) a doctoral program in engineering education. This program now has 9 doctoral students and 4 masters students and examines elementary, middle, high school and college engineering education. Finally, we run a number of programs for local children, from summer camps to weekend explorations. Through the efforts of students in these four divisions, we hope that the next generation will have the engineering background to understand the consequences of engineering design, from global warming to the Internet.

Environmental Sustainability Lab (ESL)

Over the past 40 years, the field of environmental engineering has evolved from a discipline focused primarily on "sanitary engineering" to one that brings a multidisciplinary approach to solve environmental problems in natural and engineered systems. This multidisciplinary approach is essential for addressing the growing need for sustainable approaches to using, managing and conserving natural resources. Water is a critical resource requiring sustainable management of both quantity and quality. One of the most critical threats to current and future clean water supplies, and the underlying research theme of this proposed project, is emerging contaminants, specifically engineered nanomaterials, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, and pathogens.
Goals:
1. Acquire fundamental knowledge for enhanced mathematical modeling of engineered nanomaterial transport, distribution and persistence in multi-media environmental systems
2. Understand the influence of wastewater treatment operations and reactive transport processes on the environmental fate of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in water reuse systems
3. Develop real-time monitoring devices and modeling tools to assess the prevalence and fate of waterborne pathogens in urban areas
4. Create and implement multi-disciplinary undergraduate and graduate student research training in environmental sustainability

Human-Robot Interaction Laboratory

The Human-Robot Interaction Laboratory (HRIlab), directed by Professor Matthias Scheutz, performs both theoretical and applied research, connecting to and fostering research collaborations with other groups and departments on campus (e.g., the AI/ML cluster in the CS department, and faculty in the Departments of Psychology and Occupational Therapy).

Funded by grants from the NSF and ONR, the 10 Ph.D. students in the HRIlab are working on a variety of cutting-edge aspects of future social robotic systems, including algorithms for coping with open-ended tasks in unknown environments, for learning new activities from a mixture of dialogue and human demonstration and for developing moral competence in computational architectures. Applications developed in the lab include: a robotic wheelchair that can be instructed through spoken natural language dialogues, autonomous robots for Parkinson's intervention to improve patient- caregiver interactions and reduce stigma, and search and rescue helper robots that can be tasked in natural language. In addition, thorough empirical evaluations are conducted in human-robot interaction experiments to determine both robot performance and to evaluate the effects of autonomous robots on humans.

Integrated Multiphase Environmental Systems Laboratory (IMPES)

The Integrated Multiphase Environmental Systems (IMPES) laboratory is comprised of computational and wet-lab facilities which house the research programs of Dean Linda Abriola and Professor Andrew Ramsburt at Tufts University. Here, laboratory experiments and mathematical models are combined in highly collaborative explorations of processes which influence the persistence of contaminants and control the effectiveness of remediation. Dr. Abriola's primary research area is in the mathematical modeling of the transport and fate of organic chemical contaminants in porous media. She developed the first mathematical model to apear in the hydrology literature that describes the interphase mass partitioning and migration of organic liquid contaminants in the subsurface. This work and her subsequent multiphase flow modeling investigations have been widely referenced in the literature. Current research is investigating abiotic and biotic transformations and their interaction with physical transport mechanisms. Dr. Ramsburg's research combines fundamental and applied projects which focus on understanding and/or engineering the chemical, biological, and physical processes occurring on multiple scales within the contaminated subsurface. His experimental investigations are designed to elucidate solid-liquid and liquid-liquid equilibria, interphase mass transfer, non-aqueous phase liquid entrapment and mobilization, and the rates and extent of biotic and abiotic degradation. Representative application areas for IMPES laboratory research include: development of innovative remediation technologies, quantification of the benefits of partial mass removal in heterogeneous source-zone environments, reduction in the uncertainty of mass discharge estimates, investigation or organic vapor transport mechanisms, quantification of organic liquid residual dissolution, exploration of the influence of soil wettability on organic liquid transport properties, and evaluation of the/in situ/biotransformation of organic contaminants in low substrate environments.

Renewable Energy & Applied Photonics Lab (REAP)

The primary focus for REAP Labs is studying the interaction of light and matter. Of particular interest are the wavelengths from the infrared through the ultraviolet. REAP Labs has active research in the areas of optoelectronic materials, optical metamaterials, photonic devices, and renewable energy technologies. Accordingly, REAP Labs has extensive electro-optical characterization facilities. Research at REAP Labs starts from the modeling of materials and goes all the way to failure testing of completed devices, with iterative steps of innovation occurring all along the way. Materials are modeled/simulated, grown, and characterized in-house through lab facilities or those of the collocated Tufts Epitaxial Core (TEC) Facility. Devices are modeled, processed, and characterized using in-house or associated facilities. Reap Labs is available for researchers at every level, from the occasional high school student through visiting faculty.

Tissue Engineering Resource Center (TERC)

The Center is focused on advancing the fundamental basis and clinical aspects of functional tissue engineering, to providing training for investigators and to disseminate scientific findings and new techniques. The expertise and facilities are focused on research, problem solving and training for the biomedical community through an integrated systems approach to the challenges in tissue engineering. A Service Core implements solutions that would be impossible to attain from a single laboratory due to the diverse and complex skill sets. The areas of focused effort of the Center include quantitative studies of biophysical regulation of cell differentiation, establishment of cell sources for tissue engineering, optimization of biomaterial matrix design to control cellular outcomes, physiologically relevant tissue models for studies of normal and pathological cell and tissue function, and noninvasive methods capable of monitoring tissue development and remodeling at various hierarchical scales. The Center is available to help researchers at any stage in the process, from the selection of scaffolds, cells and bioreactors, to specialized designs of reactors or scaffolds, and evaluation of the tissue cultivation in vitro and tissue repair in vivo. The Center core members are Tufts, MIT and Columbia University.

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Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • ALERT - Awareness & Localization
  • Acoustics
  • Acquifer remediation
  • Active Flow Control
  • Active and Passive Control of Vibration and Noise
  • Air Vehicle Efficiency
  • Airspace Systems
  • Algorithms & Computational Geometry
  • Analytics
  • Antibacterial & Anticancer Agents
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Audio Engineering
  • Autonomic Network Management
  • Aviation Systems
  • Batch Processing
  • Biological Transport
  • Biologically-derived materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Devices
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Biomedical Optics
  • Biomolecular materials - spider silk as a model system
  • Biophotonics
  • Biopolymer Engineering
  • Bioreactor for Intervertebral Disk Generation
  • Bioremediation
  • Bioremediation, Biodegradation
  • Biotechnology
  • Catalysis
  • Catalytic Fuel Processing
  • Cell Locomotion & Biomechanics
  • Cellular Engineering
  • Centrifugal Casting Balancing System
  • Chemical Processing of Ceramics
  • Chemical Sensing
  • Chemical-Mechanical Planarization
  • Clean Energy Technologies
  • Cochlear mechanics
  • Cognitive Science
  • Communication Systems
  • Computational & Systems Biology
  • Computational Geometry
  • Computational Metabolomics
  • Computational Systems Biology
  • Computational Thermal-fluid
  • Computer Graphics & Modeling
  • Control Systems
  • Control Theory
  • Crack Propagation
  • Creating Future Female Engineers
  • Crystallization
  • Cyber- Physical Models
  • Data Depth
  • Data Mining
  • Data Visulaization
  • Design and Measurements
  • Developing Engineering Processes for Natural Product Production
  • Differential Geometry
  • Digital Humanities
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Diode Pumped Rare Gas Lasers
  • Dynamics
  • Dynamics and Controls
  • Educational Technology
  • Electokinetics
  • Electromechanical Systems
  • Electronic Design Automation
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Energy-efficient Cooling Technology
  • Engineering Education
  • Engineering Psychology
  • Explosive- Related Threats
  • Fiber-Reinforced Composites
  • Finite Elements
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Fluid Turbulence Measurement
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Gas Purification
  • Ground Water Monitoring
  • Health
  • Heat Transfer
  • High Dynamic Range CMOS lasers
  • High Temperature Hydrogen selective membrane platform
  • Human Factors
  • Human- Computer Interaction
  • Hydrogen production
  • Hydrologic Science
  • Image Processing
  • In Vivo Flow Cytometry
  • Integrated Bio-Sensors & AUT
  • Integrated Circuit Fabrication
  • Interface Design
  • Inverse Methods
  • Jet Mixing and Vorticity
  • Kidney
  • Larvae Handling System
  • Laser Tweezers
  • Link-State & Priority Based Relay coding for wireless networks
  • MEMS
  • MRI: Acquisitions of a Photonic
  • Machine Design
  • Machine learning and Data Mining
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Mass transfer processes
  • Materials Processing
  • Measurements of mixing efficie
  • Mechanics of Anisotropic Materials
  • Mechanics of Biocompatible Materials
  • Mechanics of Biological Tissues
  • Mechanics of Solid Materials with Defects
  • Mechatronics
  • Medical Devices & Systems
  • Medical Optics
  • Medical Systems
  • Metabolic Engineering
  • Metal Droplet Solidification
  • Metal Forging and Processing
  • Micro-Scale Fluid Mechanics
  • Microgravity Tissue Engineering
  • Micromechanics of Materials
  • Modeling Simulation & Visualization
  • Motor Skills Training
  • Multilingual Automatic Document Classification Analysis and Translation
  • Musical Instrument Design
  • Nano-Self Assembly
  • Nanobiofabrication
  • Nanoelectrochemical Systems
  • Nanotechnology
  • Near-infrared Brain Imaging
  • Network and System Administration
  • New Techniques for registration & restoration of higher-res image data
  • Non-destructive Testing
  • Nondestructive Testing for Parameter Estimation and Model Updating
  • Nonlinear Magneto-and Electroelastic Deformations
  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Numerical Linear Algebra
  • Optical Instrumentation
  • Optical Wireless Communications
  • Optoelectronic Material and Devices
  • Particle-Laden Turbulent Flow Measurements
  • Plasma Science and Engineering
  • Plug & Play Solar PV for America
  • Pollution Prevention, Air Pollution Control
  • Polymer Materials Processing
  • Polymer and Fiber Science
  • Power Generation Systems
  • Process Control Applications
  • Processing and Properties of Composite Materials
  • Product Design
  • Programming Languages Systems
  • Quality Control
  • Radiation heat Transfer
  • Radiative Heat Transfer
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Reaction Engineering
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Rheometer
  • Robotics and Human-Robot Interaction
  • Security
  • Sensors
  • Signal Processing
  • Smart Biopolymers
  • Solidification Processes
  • Spectroscopic Imaging
  • Stem Cell Engineering
  • Sub-millimeter Waves
  • Superconducting Materials
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Terahertz Integrated Circuits
  • Theory of Computation
  • Thermal Manufacturing
  • Thermal Rapid Prototyping
  • Thermal Sciences
  • Thermal-fluid Systems
  • Thin Film MEMS Devices
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Transmission Topology Control
  • Transport in Biological Systems
  • VLSI Design and CAD
  • Vibrations
  • Visualization
  • Wind Engineering

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Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

UEP students may pursue either a joint - or a dual-degree program with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the School of Engineering. Both programs respond to the need for environmental professionals who are skilled in both a technical and policy perspective in the analysis, planning, and implementation of environmental management and health activities.

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Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Biomedical Engineering
Appointments: 2 0 5 0 7
Stipends: $4,017 $0 $3,333 $0
Chemical & Biological Engineering
Appointments: 1 5 30 0 36
Stipends: $4,017 $2,454 $2,454 $0
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Appointments: 2 10 24 0 36
Stipends: $4,017 $2,300 $2,300 $0
Computer Science
Appointments: 2 25 23 0 50
Stipends: $3,878 $2,758 $2,758 $0
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Appointments: 0 12 32 0 44
Stipends: $0 $2,300 $2,430 $0
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 4 8 30 0 42
Stipends: $2,879 $2,300 $2,300 $0
Office of the Dean
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
The Gordon Institute
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 11 60 144 0 215

Appointments by Research Center

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Graduate Research Center Fellowships RA Other Total Appts.
Center for Applied Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO)
Appointments: 0 11 0 11
Stipends: $0 $2,300 $0
Environmental Sustainability Lab (ESL)
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Human-Robot Interaction Laboratory
Appointments: 0 8 0 8
Stipends: $0 $2,758 $0
Integrated Multiphase Environmental Systems Laboratory (IMPES)
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Renewable Energy & Applied Photonics Lab (REAP)
Appointments: 1 4 0 5
Stipends: $3,333 $2,430 $0
Tissue Engineering Resource Center (TERC)
Appointments: 1 0 0 1
Stipends: $2,750 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 2 23 0 25