Tulane University - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Tulane University
Mailing Address: 6823 St. Charles Avenue
City: New Orleans
State: LA
Postal Code: 70118
Country: United States
Phone 504-865-5000
Fax:
Website: http://www.tulane.edu

Head of Institution

Michael Fitts
President
Office of the President
Tulane University
6823 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-865-5201
Fax: 504-865-5202
mfitts@tulane.edu

Engineering College Inquiries

Sandra Parker
Assistant Dean for Finance and Personnel
School of Science and Engineering
Tulane University
Office of the Dean
201 Lindy Boggs Center
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-865-5764
Fax: 504-862-8747
sparker3@tulane.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Satyajit Dattagupta
Asst. VP for Enrollment Management
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Tulane University
6823 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-865-5731
Fax: 504-862-8715
satyajit@tulane.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Janet Morgan
Senior Program Coordinator
School of Science and Engineering
Tulane University
201 Lindy Boggs Center
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-865-5764
Fax: 504-862-8747
morgan@tulane.edu

Institution Information

General Information


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

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: Yes
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: New Orleans
This city's population (approx.): 1,300,000
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 8,452
Total Graduate enrollment: 3,231
Total Professional and other enrollment: 1,898

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Fine arts, Law, Liberal arts, Medicine, Natural sciences, Architecture, Public Health, Social Work

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

none provided

Recommendations

none provided

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Nicholas Altiero
Dean
School of Science and Engineering
Tulane University
Office of the Dean
201 Lindy Boggs Center
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-865-5764
Fax: 504-862-8747
altiero@tulane.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

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

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Both Donald Gaver Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Both Anne Robinson Chemical Engineering
Computer Science Both Michael Mislove Computer Science (inside engineering)
Note: Computer Science is a coordinate undergraduate major. The doctoral program is under the Interdisciplinary designation.
Physics and Engineering Physics Both Lev Kaplan Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Note: Engineering Physics graduate program is interdisciplinary.

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Center for Bioenvironmental Research (CBR) Engineering (General) INUNIV Michael Blum
Center for Computational Science (CCS) Engineering (General) INCOLL Ricardo Cortez
Center for Polymer Reaction Monitoring and Characterization (PolyRMC) Engineering (General) INCOLL Wayne Reed

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (B.S.E.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.S.E.) Chemical Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science/coordinate major Computer Science (inside engineering)
Physics and Engineering Physics Engineering Physics (B.S.E.) Engr. Science and Engr. Physics

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (M.S.) Chemical Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Ph.D.) Chemical Engineering
Computer Science Interdisciplinary (Ph.D.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Physics and Engineering Physics Interdisciplinary (Ph.D.) Engr. Science and Engr. Physics

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Biomedical Engineering
  1. Cell and Tissue Engineering
  2. Biomechanics
  3. Bioelectronics
  4. Biomaterials
  5. Bioelectricity
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  1. Sensors
  2. Cell and Tissue Engineering
  3. Gene Delivery and Gene Therapy
  4. Nanostructured Materials
  5. Polymer and Ceramic Nanocomposites
  6. Self-Assembled and Bioinspired Materials
Computer Science
  1. Algorithms
  2. Structural Computational BIology
  3. Computational Geometry
  4. Constraint Programming and Preference Analysis
  5. Computational Social Choice
  6. Computational Models
  7. Mathematical and Logical Foundations
Physics and Engineering Physics
  1. Materials Science and Engineering
  2. Engineering Physics

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Eta Mu Beta
  • Omega Chi Epsilon Chemical Engineering Honor Socie
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

Local Groups

  • Tulane Science and Engineering Honor Society

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Omega Chi Epsilon
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Tau Beta Pi

Local Groups

  • Science and Engineering Student Government (SSESG)
  • Tulane Engineers for International Development
  • Tulane Science and Engineering Honor Society

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society for Women in Engineering
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

Fall Orientation for freshman and incoming transfer students. Academic advising for each student. The Student Success Center to assist students with personal, education, and career concerns. Junior Year Abroad program. Tutoring Center. Writing workshops. Tulane Computing Services. Disability Services. International Student Office. Pre-professional advisors.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

All of our engineering programs require a capstone design project.

In Biomedical Engineering seniors participate in a team design experience as well as an individual research project (Senior Project). The team design projects are tailored to the needs of specific "clients" at the nearby Children's Hospital. Each student also participates in an individual year-long research project (Senior Project) with a biomedical engineering faculty member. By the end of their undergraduate work, the students will have substantial research experience that includes writing a comprehensive thesis describing the research performed and presenting an oral presentation of the work to the faculty and fellow students.

In Chemical Engineering the two senior design projects are Senior Design and Practice School. Senior Design-Students are required to solve a student contest problem which is provided by the AICHE. Students compete nationally with other Chemical Engineering Programs. The winner is selected by a National panel. Practice School-Students are placed in an industrial setting under the supervision of an industrial engineer. They are required to solve a problem of industrial relevance.

In Engineering Physics students are required to participate in three progressive activities.
1) A sophomore Engineering Team Design course which can include a design project for a local manufacturing company. This project usually involves the evaluation and subsequent design of a device to improve a manufacturing operation including cost analysis, return on investment, ergonomic and safety issues.
2) A junior Summer internship at an industrial/research/commercial environment. This activity is individually designed to meet the educational goals of the individual and perform value added work for the host organization. Ideally leading to the Senior Design Project.
3) A Senior Engineering Design Capstone course. This two semester course involves the evaluation and design/research of a detailed process/product design change or large scale manufacturing operation improvement with the close supervision of an engineering physics faculty member.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

Tulane's School of Science and Engineering is dedicated to offering the best programs in preparing our engineering students for the present and future demands of the engineering profession and to providing the best possible education to each individual student. The School offers 4-year undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering. Graduate programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are available through the School of Science and Engineering. Special options allow study in liberal arts, participation in the Junior Year Abroad program, participation in a senior honors program, or an adaptation of an engineering program to meet medical or law school entrance requirements.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Biomedical Engineering 2 4 4 10
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 8 2 2 12
Computer Science 1 3 3 7
Physics and Engineering Physics 5 0 2 7
Totals: 16 9 11 36

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 3 0 3 0.00
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Computer Science 1 0 1 0.00
Physics and Engineering Physics 1 3 4 1.50
Totals: 6 3 9 1.50

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 0 1 0.00
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Science 0 1 1 0.50
Physics and Engineering Physics 2 0 2 0.00
Totals: 3 1 4 0.50

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 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 6 2
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Physics and Engineering Physics 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 11 2 0 0 14 2

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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2
Physics and Engineering Physics 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 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 7 2

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 3
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
Physics and Engineering Physics 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 1 6 5

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Must meet all Admissions requirements to the University and is admitted to the University in good standing. Freshmen are admitted into the Newcomb-Tulane College. (Taken into consideration for admission are the high school counselor's recommendation and SAT or ACT scores).

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Must be admitted to the School of Science and Engineering; admitted students may declare a major in an Engineering Department.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

All foreign students must submit TOEFL scores in addition to the University undergraduate admission requirements.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same as for resident students.

Residency Requirements

Minimum 60 credits from Tulane. All 400 level and higher courses at Tulane.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Tulane University recommends that transfer applicants carry a cumulative GPA of approximately 3.0 in all previous college coursework. Students also must meet the standards for admission required of freshmen. Application, transcripts from high school and each college attended, and a statement of good standing should be received by June 1.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 3
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 9

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $49,830
Room & Board: $13,844
Books & Supplies: $1,250
Other Expenses: $1,060
Estimated avg. course load per term: 16
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

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

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 0
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 0
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 140
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 95%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 760 680
Reading Range: 700 630
Writing Range: 717 640
Combined Range: 2137 1937
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 34 29
Composite Range: 33 30

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.E.) 57 51 37 50 195 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.E.) 12 18 21 33 84 0
Computer Science/coordinate major 42 22 20 27 111 0
Engineering Physics (B.S.E.) 17 16 14 19 66 0
Totals: 128 107 92 129 456 0

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 17 0 1 0 26 0
Women 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 31 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 11 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Computer Science/coordinate major
Men 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 29 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 13 0
Engineering Physics (B.S.E.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 16 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 14 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 7 0 9 0 0 0 90 0 2 0 128 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 (B.S.E.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 20 0 2 0 26 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 19 0 2 0 25 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 10 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 8 0
Computer Science/coordinate major
Men 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 14 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 8 0
Engineering Physics (B.S.E.)
Men 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 12 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Totals: 10 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 73 0 5 0 107 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 (B.S.E.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 14 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 23 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 14 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 7 0
Computer Science/coordinate major
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 9 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 11 0
Engineering Physics (B.S.E.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 8 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 6 0
Totals: 3 0 3 0 4 0 1 0 8 0 6 0 0 0 66 0 1 0 92 0

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 18 0 1 0 25 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 25 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 16 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 14 0 1 0 17 0
Computer Science/coordinate major
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 1 0 18 0
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 9 0
Engineering Physics (B.S.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 17 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 7 0 0 0 102 0 3 0 129 0

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.E.) 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 15 1 22 13 9
Chemical Engineering (B.S.E.) 1 6 3 0 0 1 1 17 0 29 19 10
Computer Science/coordinate major 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 5 1 11 5 6
Engineering Physics (B.S.E.) 0 4 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 10 7 3
Totals: 4 13 5 0 3 3 1 41 2 72 44 28

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.E.) 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 11 4 0 1 22
Chemical Engineering (B.S.E.) 0 1 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 11 6 0 0 29
Computer Science/coordinate major 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 11
Engineering Physics (B.S.E.) 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 10
Totals: 2 2 7 6 4 1 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 1 28 13 1 1 72

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Engineering undergraduates may do dual degrees in conjunction with any major in the Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Business.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

2

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.E.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None
Chemical Engineering (B.S.E.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None
Computer Science/coordinate major no 4.00 4.00 Day None
Engineering Physics (B.S.E.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Completion of application package.
GRE and TOEFL (for foreign applicants).
No application fee.
Three (3) letters of recommendation.
Transcripts

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

To obtain graduate information, contact the Graduate Division, School of Science and Engineering, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.
Information is also available at http://tulane.edu/sse/academics/graduate/.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Completion of application package.
GRE and
TOEFL (for foreign applicants).
Three letters of recommendation.
Transcripts.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Completion of application package.
GRE and
TOEFL (for foreign applicants).
Three letters of recommendation.
Transcripts.

Residency Requirements

A minimum of 12 credits plus thesis must be accomplished at Tulane for M.S. students.

A minimum of 24 credits plus dissertation must be accomplished at Tulane for Ph.D. students.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Same as for first time applicants.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Graduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $49,830
Room & Board: $14,000
Books & Supplies: $1,300
Other Expenses: $3,500
Estimated avg. course load per term: 9
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Institution's Own Application Form

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 92
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 52
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 35

Graduate

Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 9 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (M.S.)
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
Totals: 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 14 0

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 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 15 0
Women 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 14 0
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 18 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 28 0
Women 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 11 0
Interdisciplinary (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 13 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 8 0
Interdisciplinary (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: 44 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 34 0 2 0 89 0

Graduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 9 1 14 8 6
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Totals: 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 9 1 15 8 7

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 2 0 1 14
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (M.S.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Totals: 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 2 0 1 15

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 8 6 14
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (M.S.) 0 1 1
Totals: 8 7 15

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 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 1
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Ph.D.) 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 10 8 2
Interdisciplinary (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Interdisciplinary (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 13 10 3

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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 10
Interdisciplinary (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Interdisciplinary (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 13

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#: 27 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $2,170,210 Industry: $63,298 Priv/Non: $19,701
State: $119,161 Local: Total Expn.: $2,372,370
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Total#: 57 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $1,002,585 Industry: $366,682 Priv/Non: $1,152,803
State: $79,964 Local: Total Expn.: $2,602,034
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science
Total#: 10 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $262,601 Industry: $124,269 Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $386,870
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Physics and Engineering Physics
Total#: 31 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $1,936,610 Industry: Priv/Non: $140,257
State: $130,750 Local: Total Expn.: $2,207,617
Totals:
Total#: 125 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $5,372,006 Industry: $554,249 Priv/Non: $1,312,761
State: $329,875 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $7,568,891

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 Bioenvironmental Research (CBR)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Computational Science (CCS)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Polymer Reaction Monitoring and Characterization (PolyRMC)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0


Grand Totals:
Total#: 125 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $5,372,006 Industry: $554,249 Priv/Non: $1,312,761
State: $329,875 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $7,568,891

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Graduate

Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Biomedical Engineering

Bioacoustics,
Biocomputing,
Biomechanics,
Biomaterials,
Bioadhesion,
Biosensors,
Biofluid Mechanics,
Cardiopulmonary Mechanics,
Computational Biomechanics,
Corrosion,
Cell/Tissue Engineering,
Degenerative Diseases,
Dynamics Of Biological Systems,
Engineering Education,
Experimental And Theoretical Mechanics,
Finite Element Methods,
Functional Adaptation,
Implantable Monitoring Devices,
Instrumentation,
Mechanical Loading of Cells,
Mechanics Of Hierarchical Materials,
Ocular Biomechanics,
Orthopaedic Materials,
Physiologic Modeling,
Pulmonary Mechanics,
Scientific Visualization,
Signal Processing

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Nanostructured Materials,
Self-Assembly,
Drug Delivery,
Gene Therapy,
Stem-Cell Differentiation,
Cell and Tissue Engineering,
Environmental Remediation,
Green Chemical Processing,
Bioenvironmental Research,
Biotechnology,
Catalysis,
Colloid and Interfacial Science,
Corrosion,
Kinetics and Reactor Design,
Materials Processing,
Molecular Simulations,
Polymers,
Process Design and Optimization,
Rheology,
Separations,
Surface Science,
Thermodynamics,
Transport Phenomena

Computer Science

Algorithms,
Structural Computational Biology,
Computational Geometry,
Constraint Programming and Preference Analysis,
Computational Social Choice,
Computational Models,
Mathematical and Logical Foundations

Physics and Engineering Physics

Computational Materials Science,
Condensed Matter and Optical Spectroscopy,
Low Temperature Condensed Matter Physics,
Materials Engineering,
Nanodevice Physics,
Photonic Materials and Devices,
Polymer Physics and Biophysics

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Bioenvironmental Research (CBR)

Human and Ecological Health,

Urban and Coastal Restoration, Recovery and Sustainability

Center for Computational Science (CCS)

Computational Simulation,
Numerical analysis,
Biosensors,
Computational Fluid Dynamics,
Molecular Simulation

Center for Polymer Reaction Monitoring and Characterization (PolyRMC)

Polymer based advanced materials,
Nano-composites,
Polymer processing,
Online polymerization monitoring,
Rheology,
Laser-assisted polymerization,
Mathematical modeling

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Advanced Materials
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Bioacoustics
  • Bioadhesion
  • Biocomputing
  • Biofluid Mechanics
  • Biofluids
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Biometrics
  • Bioremediation
  • Biosensors
  • Bone Mechanics
  • Brain Injury
  • Cardiopulmonary Mechanics
  • Cartilage Tissue Engineering
  • Cell/Tissue Engineering
  • Chemical and Biological Agent Detection
  • Colloidal Science
  • Computational Biomechanics
  • Computational Methods
  • Degenerative Diseases
  • Drug Delivery
  • Dynamics of Biological Systems
  • Electroencephalography
  • Energy
  • Energy Economics and Finance
  • Energy Policy
  • Energy Resources
  • Energy Trading
  • Energy and Environmental Management
  • Environmental Processes
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Experimental and Theoretical Mechanics
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Functional Adaptation
  • Gene Therapy
  • Global Environmental Change
  • Green Chemical Processing
  • Human and Ecosystem Health
  • Implantable Monitoring Devices
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Loading of Cells
  • Mechanics of Collagen Based Connective Tissues
  • Mechanics of Hierarchical Materials
  • Nanocomposites
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Neocortical Dynamics
  • Neural Stimulation
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Ocular Biomechanics
  • Orthopaedic Materials
  • Particulate and Interphase Transport
  • Physiologic Modeling
  • Pulmonary Mechanics
  • Repair of Articular Cartilage Defects
  • Scientific Visualization
  • Self Assembly
  • Soft Tissue and Joint Mechanics
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Theoretical and Computational Electrophysiology
  • Thermal Sciences
  • Tissue Engineering of Bone and Nerve Tissue
  • Very Large Scale Computation
  • Water

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

There is no dual degree program at the graduate level.

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Biomedical Engineering
Appointments: 22 7 15 0 44
Stipends: $2,500 $2,167 $2,167 $0
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Appointments: 0 11 34 0 45
Stipends: $0 $2,167 $2,167 $0
Computer Science
Appointments: 0 1 3 0 4
Stipends: $0 $2,500 $2,500 $0
Physics and Engineering Physics
Appointments: 0 8 9 0 17
Stipends: $0 $2,500 $2,500 $0
All Total Appointments 22 27 61 0 110