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Tufts University - 2016

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Engineering Information

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.