Harvard University - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Harvard University
Mailing Address: 217 Pierce Hall
29 Oxford Street
City: Cambridge
State: MA
Postal Code: 02138
Country: United States
Phone 617-495-5829
Fax:
Website: http://www.seas.harvard.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?: Cambridge
This city's population (approx.): 110,402
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 7,447
Total Graduate enrollment: 12,150
Total Professional and other enrollment: 2,622

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Dentistry, Education, Law, Liberal arts, Medicine, Natural sciences, Design, Divinity, Public Health, Government

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Undergraduate
All prospective undergraduate students, including those intending to study engineering, computer science and applied sciences, must apply directly to Harvard College. Requirements and further information can be found under the Harvard College Admissions & Financial Aid website: https://college.harvard.edu/admissions.

Harvard College application requirements include either the Common Application or the Universal College Application with Harvard supplements; application fee or a fee waiver request; SAT or ACT scores; normally, two SAT Subject Tests; Secondary School Report (including transcripts) and Mid-Year School Report; and two teacher evaluations.

Graduate
Students interested in graduate programs at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences apply through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Requirements and further information can be found under the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Admissions website: http://www.gsas.harvard.edu/admissions.

Applicants who wish to pursue a degree at the Graduate School must hold the equivalent of a US bachelor's degree (BA or BS) from an institution of recognized standing (either a three or four year undergraduate degree). Students who are unsure of the US equivalency of their degree(s) should consult a reputable credential evaluation service. Other requirements include an application and supplemental application form; application fee; letters of recommendation; statement of purpose; Graduate Record Examination (GRE); and transcripts. Adequate command of spoken and written English is required for admission. Applicants whose native language is other than English and who do not hold an undergraduate degree from an institution at which English is the language of instruction must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Recommendations

There is no formula for gaining admission to Harvard College. Academic accomplishment in high school is important, but the Admissions Committee also considers many other criteria, such as community involvement, leadership and distinction in extracurricular activities, and work experience. There is no single academic path Harvard College expects all students to follow, but the strongest applicants take the most rigorous secondary school curricula available to them. We do seek students who achieve at a high level, and most admitted students rank in the top 10-15% of their graduating classes.

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Francis Doyle, III
John A. Paulson Dean
John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University
29 Oxford Street
217 Pierce Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-495-5829
dean@seas.harvard.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:S.B., A.B.
Master's:S.M., M.Eng., M.D.E.
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
Applied Mathematics Both Other Engineering Disciplines
Applied Physics Graduate Other Engineering Disciplines
Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering
Computational Science and Engineering Graduate Other Engineering Disciplines
Computer Science Both Computer Science (inside engineering)
Engineering Sciences Both Other Engineering Disciplines

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Center for Integrated Quantum Materials at Harvard Engr. Science and Engr. Physics INCOLL Francis Doyle, III
Center for Research on Computation and Society Computer Science (inside engineering) INCOLL Francis Doyle, III
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INCOLL Francis Doyle, III

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Applied Mathematics Applied Mathematics (A.B.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (A.B.) Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (S.B.) Biomedical Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (A.B.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Engineering Sciences Electrical Engineering (S.B.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Engineering Sciences Electrical Engineering (A.B) Other Engineering Disciplines
Engineering Sciences Engineering Sciences (A.B.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Engineering Sciences Engineering Sciences (S.B.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Engineering Sciences Mechanical Engineering (A.B) Other Engineering Disciplines
Engineering Sciences Mechanical Engineering (S.B.) Other Engineering Disciplines

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Applied Mathematics Applied Mathematics (M.E.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Note: Masters degrees are only awarded en-route to the PhD and students are not admitted directly into a masters program in AM.
Applied Mathematics Applied Mathematics (S.M.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Note: Masters degrees are only awarded en-route to the PhD and students are not admitted directly into a masters program in AM.
Applied Physics Applied Physics (S.M.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Note: Masters degrees are only awarded en-route to the PhD and students are not admitted directly into a masters program in AP.
Applied Physics Applied Physics (M.E.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Note: Masters degrees are only awarded en-route to the PhD and students are not admitted directly into a masters program in AP.
Computational Science and Engineering Computational Science and Engineering (M.E.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Computational Science and Engineering Computational Science and Engineering (S.M.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Computer Science Computer Science (S.M.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Note: Masters degrees are only awarded en-route to the PhD and students are not admitted directly into a masters program in CS.
Engineering Sciences Engineering Sciences (M.E.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Note: Students may apply to and be admitted into only the Engineering Sciences masters degree program with a track in Electrical Engineering. Masters degrees with other Engineering Sciences tracks are only awarded en-route to the PhD.
Engineering Sciences Engineering Sciences (M.D.E) Other Engineering Disciplines
Engineering Sciences Engineering Sciences (S.M.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Note: Students may apply to and be admitted into only the Engineering Sciences masters degree program with a track in Electrical Engineering. Masters degrees with other Engineering Sciences tracks are only awarded en-route to the PhD.

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Applied Mathematics Applied Mathematics (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Applied Physics Applied Physics (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Computer Science Computer Science (Ph.D.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Engineering Sciences Engineering Sciences (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Applied Mathematics
  1. Physical and Engineering Mathematics
  2. Theoretical Computer Science
  3. Control Theory and Communications
  4. Mathematical Biology
  5. Mathematical Geophysics
  6. Numerical Analysis
Applied Physics
  1. Soft Condensed Physics/Surface and Interface Science
  2. Theory and Simulation
  3. Materials Science/Biophysics
  4. Electronics and Magnetic Systems and Devices
  5. Optics, Electromagnetics, and Light-Matter Interaction
  6. Oceans, Atmospheres, and Geophysics
  7. Nanophotonics
Biomedical Engineering
  1. Cell & Tissue Engineering
  2. Biomaterials & Drug Delivery
  3. Instrumentation and Robotics
  4. Imaging
  5. Biomechanics
  6. Neuroengineering
Computational Science and Engineering
  1. Computational Neuroscience
  2. Systems, Networks and Databases (Operating Systems, Distributed Systems, Database Management Systems)
  3. Astrostatistics
  4. Numerical Analysis
  5. Biostatistics
Computer Science
  1. Architecture
  2. Artificial Intelligence (Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning, Multi-agent Systems, Robotics)
  3. Computational and Data Science (High Performance Computing, Connectomics, Large-scale Data Management)
  4. Computational Neuroscience
  5. Economics and Computation
  6. Graphics, Vision and Interaction (Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Graphics, Scientific and Information Visualization, Computer Vision)
  7. Information and Society (Policy, Computer Science Education, Privacy and Security)
  8. Programming Languages (Foundations, Design and Application, Implementation)
  9. Systems, Networks and Databases (Operating Systems, Distributed Systems, Database Management Systems)
  10. Theory of Computation
Engineering Sciences
  1. Engineering Physics
  2. Electrical and Computer Engineering
  3. Mechanical and Materials and Engineering
  4. Environmental Sciences and Engineering
  5. Biomedical Sciences and Engineering

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM

Local Groups

  • Biomedical Graduate Student Organization
  • GSAS Harvard Biotechnology Club
  • Harvard Big Data Association in GSAS
  • Harvard College Applied Mathematics Society
  • Harvard College Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Harvard College Biotech Entrepreneurs
  • Harvard College Data Ventures
  • Harvard College Developers for Development
  • Harvard College Engineering Society
  • Harvard College Engineers Without Borders
  • Harvard College Scientista
  • Harvard College Ventures
  • Harvard Computer Society
  • Harvard GSAS Health and Data Science Society
  • Harvard GSAS Science Policy Group
  • Harvard Graduate Women In Science and Engineering
  • Harvard Photonics Club
  • Harvard Science Review
  • Harvard Society of Black Scientists and Engineers
  • Harvard Society of Women Engineers
  • Harvard Undergraduate Biotechnology Association
  • Harvard Undergraduate Robotics Club
  • Harvard Undergraduate Women in Computer Science
  • Robotic Futbol Club Cambridge
  • SEAS Racing Team
  • Springboard: The Harvard College Design Club
  • Students for the Exploration and Development of Space
  • Summercamp
  • TEDx Harvard College
  • W.E.B. Du Bois Graduate Society
  • Women in Science at Harvard-Radcliffe

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

Local Groups

  • Harvard College Scientista
  • Harvard Graduate Women In Science and Engineering
  • Harvard Society of Black Scientists and Engineers
  • Harvard Undergraduate Women in Computer Science
  • Harvard University Native American Program
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
  • W.E.B. Du Bois Graduate Society

Other Student Support Programs

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, in cooperation with the Advising Programs Office, schedules several advising sessions during the academic year to assist freshmen and sophomores who are contemplating concentrating in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering Sciences.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Students in Engineering Sciences 96, the junior course in engineering design, participate in a team-based design project. The design seminar is organized into small design teams collaborating on a design task of considerable complexity. The goal is to develop substantial experience using the basic methodologies of engineering design and to learn to cope with the often conflicting constraints of the design process. Engineering Sciences 100hf, the senior course in engineering design, is less structured with greater emphasis on individual responsibility, enterprise, and creativity. Each student, in consultation with an appropriate faculty supervisor, formulates and carries to completion a design project in the student's area of primary interest. Suitable subjects for these individual projects include design tasks in automation and robotics; computation and communication, materials; energy generation and conservation; electronics; optics and opto-electronics; electromechanics; fluid and solid mechanics; environmental systems; bioelectricity and biomechanics.

Other design courses that students are encouraged to consider are Engineering Sciences 50, Introduction to Electrical Engineering; and Engineering Sciences 51, Computer-Aided Machine Design, an introductory course in the design and construction of mechanical and electromechanical devices which culminates with students designing and constructing a small fleet of all-terrain vehicles that compete with each other on a varied-surface obstacle course. Other design courses at the undergraduate level are also available to students focusing on different aspects of the design process.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) offers rigorous training in science and engineering embedded in a liberal arts education. Our world-class facilities provide over 400,000 square feet of interconnected labs, classrooms, clusters, and offices designed to encourage scientists to cut across boundaries and to collaborate. The SEAS campus is situated among the buildings housing the University's Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics departments.

SEAS serves as an integrator and a connector at Harvard. We have close links with other departments such as Physics and Earth and Planetary Sciences, Chemistry, Biology, as well as Harvard's professional schools, especially the graduate schools of medicine, business, law, government, public health, and design. We also collaborate with industry and business through the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center, the Center for Nanoscale Science, and the Office for Technology Development.

Students in the undergraduate program are enrolled in Harvard College. They tackle technical and socially relevant issues through hands-on coursework, research, and fieldwork on everything from computer security to water pollution.

Undergraduates can study an enormous range of topics, including Computer Science (artificial intelligence, graphics, languages, networking, systems, and theory of computation); Bioengineering; Electrical Engineering; Environmental Science and Engineering; Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science; and Applied Mathematics (with a focus on biology, chemistry, computer science, decision and control, economics, physics, social sciences, or engineering).

In addition, students can design and pursue an individualized program that cuts across disciplines to help them prepare for a variety of careers. For instance, those concentrating in computer science might apply their knowledge to related fields like economics, linguistics, or brain sciences through the interdisciplinary Mind, Brain, and Behavior Program. Some focus on electrical or mechanical engineering, bioengineering, or computing and communications to move into related industry positions immediately after graduation. Others take a more general approach, crafting a curriculum suitable for future graduate work in medicine, law, or business. Recent additions to the curriculum include a Masters in Computational Science and Engineering, and a Masters in Design Engineering (in collaboration with the Harvard Graduate School of Design). The Director of Experiential and Career Development at SEAS is specifically focused on connecting our students with industry opportunities targeted to our core degree offerings.

As part of the SEAS ethos for training the next generation of culturally-informed, socially conscious 21st century engineers, supplementing course work are numerous opportunities to engage in out-of-term international research exchanges with Universities in Asia (Hong Kong, China, Taiwan), South America (Chile, Brazil, Peru), and Europe (United Kingdom and France) under the joint mentorship of SEAS faulty and faculty from partner universities. These activities provide students with real-world experience tackling global engineering problems as part of an international team where language barriers and cultural differences may have to be navigated and overcome.

Our faculty and graduate students tackle questions from a broad range of areas including the physics and engineering of complex systems, quantum science and technology, new materials, systems biology, bioengineering, computer science and computational science, electrical engineering, and energy and the environment.

SEAS is the home of several research centers supported by the National Science Foundation, including the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) and the Center for Integrated Quantum Materials at Harvard (CIQM), and serves as the Northeastern Regional Center for the U.S. Department of Energy-funded National Institute of Global Environmental Change (NIGEC). Other centers and institutes at SEAS include the Center for Research on Computation and Society; the Institute for Applied Computational Science; and the Kavli Institute for Bionano Science and Technology.

SEAS faculty members have invented new types of lasers, stopped light in its tracks, created nanowires one-thousandth the width of a human hair, among countless other scientific breakthroughs. Our graduates have started Fortune 500 companies, become world-class teachers and researchers, and act as science and technology advisors to governments and NGOs.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Applied Mathematics 2 0 2 4
Applied Physics 13 0 2 15
Biomedical Engineering 4 1 0 5
Computational Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 21 1 6 28
Engineering Sciences 25 5 4 34
Totals: 65 7 14 86

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
Applied Mathematics 1 2 3 1.00
Applied Physics 1 1 2 0.25
Biomedical Engineering 0 1 1 0.25
Computational Science and Engineering 1 4 5 2.00
Computer Science 1 5 6 2.03
Engineering Sciences 6 6 12 2.13
Totals: 10 19 29 7.65

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
Applied Mathematics 26 0 26 0.00
Applied Physics 115 2 117 1.00
Biomedical Engineering 50 2 52 1.21
Computational Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Science 51 5 56 2.50
Engineering Sciences 143 5 148 2.68
Totals: 385 14 399 7.39

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
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Applied Physics 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 0 0 11 2
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Computational Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 12 3 1 0 16 5
Engineering Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 18 2 0 0 22 3
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 3 1 0 0 0 42 7 1 0 55 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
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Physics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Computational Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Engineering Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 2
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 5 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
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Applied Physics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computational Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 1
Engineering Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 12 2

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

A long-standing objective of Harvard has been to make admission accessible to the most talented and promising individuals from the broadest range of backgrounds and geographic areas. Our policy of need-blind admissions and need-based financial aid ensures access to all qualified students. Harvard has adopted the Common Application or the Universal College Application to simplify the process of application. The following application forms are required: Common Application/Universal College Application; Harvard Application Supplement; Secondary School Report and School Report Part II; Two Teacher Evaluations; and Mid-Year School Report. Those students wishing to apply as transfer students must use the transfer application.

Application final deadline is January 1. Application fee is $75.

Harvard requires applicants to submit the results of either the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT with writing component and, normally, the results of two SAT Subject Tests.

In addition, the following materials are needed to apply for all financial aid funds administered by the Committee on Financial Aid: CSS PROFILE; Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for US Citizens/US Permanent Residents only; Parents' Most Recent Federal Income Tax Return; Student's Tax Return; Noncustodial Parent's Profile and Tax Returns; Business/Farm Supplement (if applicable); and Estate or Trust Tax Return (if applicable).

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences does not require a separate application for those applicants interested in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or Engineering.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

All applicants outside the U.S. and Canada follow the same procedures and timetables as candidates applying from schools in the U.S. There are, however, a few variations specific to students applying from aboard. Even if students are submitting the results of their school leaving exams (e.g., GCE A-levels, International Baccalaureate, etc.) they must submit the results of the SAT Reasoning Test or ACT (with Writing, if available), and, normally, two SAT Subject Tests. These tests must be completed by the appropriate deadlines. If the applicant does not have access to a testing center, other internationally recognized credentials, such as the results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and/or TOEFL, will be considered. A candidate whose first language is not English should not take the SAT Subject Test in his or her native language as one of the three required SAT Subject Tests. Students are not required to take the TOEFL unless they do not have access to other standardized tests.

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $47,074
Room & Board: $15,951
Books & Supplies: $1,200
Other Expenses: $2,675
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

Family Financial Statement (FFS), Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Student Data Form (SDF), College Scholarship Service Financial Aid PROFILE (CCS/PROFILE), Supplemental Student Loan Form, Financial Aid Form (FAF), Institution's Own Application Form, Financial Aid Transcript, Business/Farm Supplement, Estate or Trust Tax Return

Additional Financial Aid Information

The exact forms required will vary per applicant. Applicants should complete the specific forms requested on their application, or as instructed by their financial aid officer. Contact the Harvard College Admissions and Financial Aid office for details.

Undergraduate

New Applicants

There is no data available for this institution.

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Applied Mathematics (A.B.) 0 106 88 85 279 0
Biomedical Engineering (A.B.) 0 5 16 16 37 0
Biomedical Engineering (S.B.) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (A.B.) 0 125 142 143 410 0
Electrical Engineering (A.B) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (S.B.) 0 15 12 13 40 0
Engineering Sciences (A.B.) 0 12 8 17 37 0
Engineering Sciences (S.B.) 0 32 25 20 77 0
Mechanical Engineering (A.B) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (S.B.) 0 25 16 22 63 0
Totals: 0 320 307 316 943 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
Applied Mathematics (A.B.)
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
Biomedical Engineering (A.B.)
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
Biomedical Engineering (S.B.)
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 (A.B.)
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
Electrical Engineering (A.B)
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
Electrical Engineering (S.B.)
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 (A.B.)
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 (S.B.)
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 (A.B)
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 (S.B.)
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: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
Applied Mathematics (A.B.)
Men 21 0 4 0 6 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 0 0 27 0 1 0 72 0
Women 5 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 1 0 34 0
Biomedical Engineering (A.B.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Biomedical Engineering (S.B.)
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 (A.B.)
Men 22 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 24 0 5 0 0 0 26 0 5 0 87 0
Women 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 2 0 38 0
Electrical Engineering (A.B)
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
Electrical Engineering (S.B.)
Men 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 13 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Engineering Sciences (A.B.)
Men 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Women 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 7 0
Engineering Sciences (S.B.)
Men 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 14 0
Women 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 18 0
Mechanical Engineering (A.B)
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 (S.B.)
Men 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 3 0 18 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 7 0
Totals: 70 0 12 0 22 0 0 0 84 0 13 0 0 0 102 0 17 0 320 0

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Applied Mathematics (A.B.)
Men 6 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 17 0 2 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 59 0
Women 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 0 2 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 29 0
Biomedical Engineering (A.B.)
Men 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 8 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 8 0
Biomedical Engineering (S.B.)
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 (A.B.)
Men 27 0 3 0 6 0 0 0 24 0 5 0 0 0 38 0 5 0 108 0
Women 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 12 0 2 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 34 0
Electrical Engineering (A.B)
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
Electrical Engineering (S.B.)
Men 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 12 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Sciences (A.B.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 6 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Engineering Sciences (S.B.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 13 0
Women 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 12 0
Mechanical Engineering (A.B)
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 (S.B.)
Men 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 11 0
Women 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Totals: 62 0 4 0 25 0 0 0 72 0 19 0 0 0 109 0 16 0 307 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
Applied Mathematics (A.B.)
Men 7 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 14 0 1 0 0 0 23 0 5 0 55 0
Women 7 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 9 0 3 0 30 0
Biomedical Engineering (A.B.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 0
Women 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
Biomedical Engineering (S.B.)
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 (A.B.)
Men 20 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 38 0 2 0 0 0 29 0 6 0 101 0
Women 9 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 16 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 3 0 42 0
Electrical Engineering (A.B)
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
Electrical Engineering (S.B.)
Men 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 9 0
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Engineering Sciences (A.B.)
Men 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 12 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Engineering Sciences (S.B.)
Men 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 12 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 8 0
Mechanical Engineering (A.B)
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 (S.B.)
Men 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 17 0
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Totals: 58 0 6 0 29 0 0 0 88 0 9 0 0 0 107 0 19 0 316 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
Applied Mathematics (A.B.) 16 1 0 0 23 6 0 40 5 91 64 27
Biomedical Engineering (A.B.) 0 0 0 0 6 4 0 7 1 18 7 11
Biomedical Engineering (S.B.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (A.B.) 16 3 0 0 41 3 0 27 11 101 72 29
Electrical Engineering (A.B) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (S.B.) 1 0 1 0 5 0 0 5 3 15 12 3
Engineering Sciences (A.B.) 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 7 3 16 9 7
Engineering Sciences (S.B.) 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 12 2 21 10 11
Mechanical Engineering (A.B) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (S.B.) 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 9 3 6
Totals: 41 4 1 0 81 16 0 102 26 271 177 94

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Applied Mathematics (A.B.) 12 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 17 6 4 2 0 0 27 13 4 1 91
Biomedical Engineering (A.B.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 2 2 0 0 1 6 0 1 18
Biomedical Engineering (S.B.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (A.B.) 11 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 26 15 1 2 0 0 21 6 10 1 101
Electrical Engineering (A.B) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (S.B.) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 3 0 15
Engineering Sciences (A.B.) 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 5 2 0 3 16
Engineering Sciences (S.B.) 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 6 6 2 0 21
Mechanical Engineering (A.B) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (S.B.) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 9
Totals: 26 15 3 1 0 1 0 0 54 27 10 6 0 0 65 37 19 7 271

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

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.
Applied Mathematics (A.B.) no 4.00 4.00 Day None
Biomedical Engineering (A.B.) no Both None
Biomedical Engineering (S.B.) no Both None
Computer Science (A.B.) no 4.00 4.00 Day None
Electrical Engineering (A.B) no Both None
Electrical Engineering (S.B.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None
Engineering Sciences (A.B.) no 4.00 4.00 Day None
Engineering Sciences (S.B.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None
Mechanical Engineering (A.B) no Both None
Mechanical Engineering (S.B.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Individuals wishing to apply the graduate programs offered by the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) must complete the application form for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) at Harvard University. The GSAS application consists of the application form, transcripts from all institutions a student has attended, official GRE scores, official TOEFL scores (if required), the SEAS Supplemental Application, a statement of purpose, a copy of the applicant’s c.v., and three letters of recommendation. The deadline for application is December 15th. The current application fee is $105.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Students with bachelor's degrees in the natural or quantitative sciences, mathematics, or engineering are invited to apply for admission. Since the undergraduate programs of entering students are diverse, the courses students must take to round out their training are extremely varied, and a committee on higher degrees helps students design appropriate plans of study. Many students embark on programs that lead to careers only peripherally related to their undergraduate majors. Applicants must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test. Although the GRE Subject Test is not required, performance on the relevant GRE Subject Test will be considered if it is available. Our experience indicates that the results of this test can be especially helpful in the case of foreign applicants. Students whose native language is not English and who have not received an undergraduate degree from an institution where English is the language of instruction must submit, as part of their application, scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Graduates of foreign schools who believe that they have completed the equivalent of an American bachelor's program may apply, enclosing with the application original documents or official certified copies thereof, indicating the nature and scope of the educational program they have pursued. Only individuals who have the B.A. or B.S. degree, first-class honors or other evidence of academic excellence, and who can understand rapid, idiomatic English, and can speak, write and read English with a high degree of facility should apply for admission. Applicants whose native language is other than English and who do not hold an undergraduate degree from an institution at which English is the language of instruction must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants must pass the TOEFL with a minimum score of 80 on the internet-based test to be considered for admission. Note that a masters degree from a school in which English is the language of instruction does not meet this requirement.

Residency Requirements

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and SEAS do not admit transfer students. Once admitted, a doctoral (Ph.D.) student who has completed at least one full term of satisfactory work in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences may file an application with the committee on higher degrees requesting that graduate work done elsewhere be counted toward the academic course requirement. No more than the equivalent of three semester-length courses may be so counted for the Ph.D. No courses taken at another institution may be counted toward the minimum academic residence requirements for a master's degree.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Graduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $47,014
Room & Board: $21,290
Books & Supplies: $900
Other Expenses: $5,960
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

Additional Financial Aid Information

Typically all students admitted to the PhD program in the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences receive full financial support, comprising tuition, fees, and a cost of living stipend, independent of need as long as they are in good academic standing and making satisfactory progress toward their PhD degree. Students are expected to complete their PhD requirements in four to six years.

All PhD students are required to participate in the School’s educational program for about ten hours a week for one term"usually as a quarter time teaching fellow.

Financial aid is not available for master’s students in SEAS programs. Prospective master’s students who are US citizens or permanent residents may apply for federal aid, including Perkins Loans, Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans. Prospective students are encouraged to apply for independent grants and fellowships to fund their studies.

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 2,468
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 278
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 126

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
Applied Mathematics (M.E.)
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
Applied Mathematics (S.M.)
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
Applied Physics (M.E.)
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
Applied Physics (S.M.)
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
Computational Science and Engineering (M.E.)
Men 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 1
Women 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Computational Science and Engineering (S.M.)
Men 16 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 20 10
Women 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 14 6
Computer Science (S.M.)
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 (M.D.E)
Men 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 0
Women 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Engineering Sciences (M.E.)
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 Sciences (S.M.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Women 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1
Totals: 35 9 10 1 0 1 0 0 5 4 1 0 0 0 12 4 2 0 65 19

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Applied Mathematics (Ph.D.)
Men 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 22 0
Women 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 12 0
Applied Physics (Ph.D.)
Men 35 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 29 0 2 0 82 0
Women 14 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 1 0 38 0
Computer Science (Ph.D.)
Men 29 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 24 0 1 0 67 0
Women 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 17 0
Engineering Sciences (Ph.D.)
Men 74 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 30 0 2 0 118 0
Women 10 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 2 0 38 0
Totals: 189 0 11 0 14 0 0 0 40 0 1 0 1 0 128 0 10 0 394 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
Applied Mathematics (M.E.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Applied Mathematics (S.M.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Physics (M.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Physics (S.M.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computational Science and Engineering (M.E.) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 5 2
Computational Science and Engineering (S.M.) 20 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 26 21 5
Computer Science (S.M.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Sciences (M.D.E) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Sciences (M.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Sciences (S.M.) 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1
Totals: 27 1 2 0 1 0 0 5 1 37 29 8

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
Applied Mathematics (M.E.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Applied Mathematics (S.M.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Physics (M.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Physics (S.M.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computational Science and Engineering (M.E.) 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 7
Computational Science and Engineering (S.M.) 16 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 26
Computer Science (S.M.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Sciences (M.D.E) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Sciences (M.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Sciences (S.M.) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Totals: 20 7 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 37

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
Applied Mathematics (M.E.) 0 1 1
Applied Mathematics (S.M.) 0 0 0
Applied Physics (M.E.) 0 0 0
Applied Physics (S.M.) 0 0 0
Computational Science and Engineering (M.E.) 0 7 7
Computational Science and Engineering (S.M.) 0 26 26
Computer Science (S.M.) 0 0 0
Engineering Sciences (M.D.E) 0 0 0
Engineering Sciences (M.E.) 0 0 0
Engineering Sciences (S.M.) 0 3 3
Totals: 0 37 37

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Applied Mathematics (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 3 1
Applied Physics (Ph.D.) 8 1 0 0 2 1 0 6 1 19 13 6
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 3 2
Engineering Sciences (Ph.D.) 13 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 1 20 16 4
Totals: 26 2 0 0 5 1 0 12 2 48 35 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
Applied Mathematics (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
Applied Physics (Ph.D.) 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 5 1 1 0 19
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Engineering Sciences (Ph.D.) 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 20
Totals: 19 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 8 4 2 0 48

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
Applied Mathematics
Total#: 23 Foreign: $165,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,297,000 Industry: $294,000 Priv/Non: $242,000
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,998,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Applied Physics
Total#: 92 Foreign: $107,000 Indiv: $2,000
Fed/Nat: $5,447,000 Industry: $1,743,000 Priv/Non: $444,000
State: $52,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $7,795,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computational Science and Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science
Total#: 69 Foreign: $72,000 Indiv: $114,000
Fed/Nat: $4,506,000 Industry: $604,000 Priv/Non: $467,000
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $5,763,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Engineering Sciences
Total#: 229 Foreign: $33,000 Indiv: $3,690,000
Fed/Nat: $23,399,000 Industry: $1,225,000 Priv/Non: $1,338,000
State: $25,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $29,710,000
Totals:
Total#: 413 Foreign: $377,000 Indiv: $3,806,000
Fed/Nat: $34,649,000 Industry: $3,866,000 Priv/Non: $2,491,000
State: $77,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $45,266,000

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 Integrated Quantum Materials at Harvard
Total#: 1 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,543,000 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,543,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Research on Computation and Society
Total#: 5 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $467,000
Fed/Nat: $485,000 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $162,000
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,114,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Total#: 2 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $2,131,000 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $2,131,000
Totals:
Total#: 8 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $467,000
Fed/Nat: $4,159,000 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $162,000
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $4,788,000


Grand Totals:
Total#: 421 Foreign: $377,000 Indiv: $4,273,000
Fed/Nat: $38,808,000 Industry: $3,866,000 Priv/Non: $2,653,000
State: $77,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $50,054,000

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

Applied Mathematics

Applied Mathematics' focus is on the creation and study of mathematical and computational tools broadly applicable in science and engineering, and on their use in solving challenging problems in these and related fields. From ecological modeling to electromagnetic theory, from robotics to meteorology, the areas in which students concentrate are highly diverse. Research areas include: control theory and communications; mathematical biology; mathematical geophysics; numerical analysis; physical and engineering mathematics; and theoretical computer science.

Applied Physics

The frontier of high-energy physics is "the ever smaller" and that of astrophysics "the ever larger." Applied physics, of which condensed matter is a large part, has its own frontier: "the ever more complex." The number of ways in which fundamental insights into the nature of matter and fields can be combined and applied to yield new materials, devices and systems is indeed vast. The current intense activity in nanoscience and technology is but the latest demonstration of how much can be discovered at the confluence of physics, chemistry, biology and engineering. Areas of research include: biophysics; electronic and magnetic systems and devices; materials science; oceans, atmospheres, and geophysics; optics, electromagnetics, and light-matter interactions; soft condensed matter; surface and interface science; and theory and simulation.

Computational Science and Engineering

Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) is an exciting and rapidly evolving multidisciplinary field that uses advanced computing capabilities to understand and solve complex problems. CSE research focuses on a variety of approaches including mathematical techniques for modeling and simulation of complex systems; parallel programming and collaborative software development; and efficient methods for organizing, exploring, visualizing, processing and analyzing very large data sets.

Computer Science

Computer science at Harvard is part of a hub that links to research throughout SEAS and to the rest of the University, drawing from fields such as Electrical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, as well as the social sciences and Harvard's professional schools in medicine and business.

Computer scientists at Harvard are pursuing ground-breaking work in a wide range of areas including theoretical computer science, artificial intelligence, developments at the interface of economics and computer science, adaptive and trustworthy systems, intelligent interfaces, computer graphics, computational linguistics, privacy and security, robotics, data-management systems, networks, energy-efficient architectures, program languages, and machine learning and visualization.

Students and researchers are involved in an increasing number of interdisciplinary initiatives within SEAS and across the University, such as the Center for Research on Computation and Society, the Institute for Applied Computational Science, and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.

Engineering Sciences

Harvard offers degrees and/or tracks in the following Engineering disciplines:

Bioengineering - Bioengineering uses engineering principles and tools to advance the understanding of biological systems and to improve health care. It draws on the physical, chemical, and life sciences as well as mathematics and computer science. Through the use of engineering techniques for analyzing and controlling systems across a wide range of size and complexity scales, bioengineers address problems at the intersection of engineering, biology, and medicine. Areas of research are: biomechanics; cell and tissue engineering; neural signal processing; and surgical robotics.

Electrical Engineering - EE at Harvard is an interdisciplinary program that builds on Harvard’s core strengths in math, physical- and life-sciences. EE addresses information flow and interconnections, and plays a pivotal role in power and energy distribution, communications and computation. EE faculty create bridges that connect diverse sets of disciplines including material science and computer engineering, mechanical engineering and robotics, physics and bioengineering. Today’s EE researchers utilize nano-wires, optical fibers or new conduits of diamond to carry power and information, create networks of communications that may be wireless or involve neurons, process signals from ultra-sensitive detectors that respond to single photons of light, build microprocessors and motors that guide flying robots that fit in the palm of a hand. Electrical Engineering education focuses from the outset on hands-on engagement. In-laboratory experiences provide working understanding of the building-block concepts; independent and team-based projects foster creativity and deeper exploration of concepts. EE activities benefit from electronic design and construction services offered by the well-equipped Electronic Instrument Design Laboratory. The EE community plays a role in many interdisciplinary research centers at Harvard including the Center for Integrated Quantum Materials, the Harvard Quantum Optics Center, the Wyss Institute for Bioinspired Engineering, the Center for Nanoscale Systems, Center for the Environment, Center for Green Buildings and Cities, etc.

Mechanical Engineering - Research at Harvard ranges from fundamental work in solid and fluid mechanics to diverse studies in materials, mechanical systems, and biomechanics. The mechanics of materials, structures, and geophysical and biological systems involves phenomena such as elasticity, plasticity, buckling, fracture, and wave motion. Characterizing the performance of such systems often depends on understanding behavior at several scales, requiring, for example, the mechanics of dislocations and other imperfections, grain boundaries, interfaces, and material heterogeneity. Similarly, the dynamics of fluid systems, whether in engineering, chemical, biological or materials applications, involve phenomena such as viscous resistance, thin films, wetting phenomena, the influence of external (e.g. electric and magnetic) fields, and boundary layers. Further complexity can arise from the interplay of elastic and viscous responses. Studies of fluid systems extend from macroscopic scales down to near molecular-level dimensions. Mechanical systems research analyzes the behavior of complex systems using principles from a variety of disciplines, including dynamics, solid and fluid mechanics, and automatic controls. Research in this area at Harvard includes studies of animal locomotion, including fish swimming and bird flight, as well as dexterous manipulation in both humans and robots. In addition to these scientific pursuits, there are a number of projects aimed at determining design principles for the next generation of mechanical systems.

Environmental Science and Engineering - Harvard has long been a pioneer in environmental education and research. This continues today with our faculty actively engaged in research on engineering solutions to problems in the atmospheric, terrestrial, and aquatic compartments of the earth's environment. Research ranges from atmospheric sciences to microbiology, climate, oceanography, environmental chemistry, water and wastewater treatment plants, and international environmental policy. Research areas include: atmospheric chemistry and climate modeling; climate dynamics and physical oceanography; environmental chemistry; environmental microbiology; environmental systems, resource management, and planning; geomechanics; meteorology and atmospheric dynamics; and risk analysis and public health.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Integrated Quantum Materials at Harvard

The Harvard-led Center for Integrated Quantum Materials is funded as part of NSF's Science and Technology Center (STC) program. The center supports science and education programs that explore the unique electronic behavior of quantum materials. CIQM draws on expertise in materials synthesis, nanofabrication, characterization and device physics through Center partnerships with MIT, the Museum of Science in Boston, and Howard University. Among the more notable facilities are Harvard's Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS), Howard's Nanoscience and Engineering Facility (HNF) and MIT's Materials Resource Center (MRC). The integration of expertise and partners across diverse disciplines and institutions is at the core of CIQM's vision: "Extraordinary new quantum materials enable atomic-scale electronics and photonics that transform signal processing and computation."

The center also encourages students to pursue careers in science and engineering through an affiliated college network that attracts students from diverse backgrounds to science and engineering and provides them with unique opportunities for scholarship and leadership. Two prestigious women's colleges, Mount Holyoke and Wellesley, as well as Gallaudet University, which focuses on undergraduate liberal arts education, career development and graduate programs for the deaf, engage young people who are traditionally less represented in science and engineering. Massachusetts' Bunker Hill Community College, with its special recruitment program for military veterans, and Olin College of Engineering, with its technical focus, each bring different perspectives to the collaboration, as does Prince George's Community College in Maryland.

Center for Research on Computation and Society

Harvard's Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS) brings computer scientists together with a broad range of scholars from other fields to develop new computer science theory and technology in the public interest, informed by a deep knowledge of the societal issues at stake, and by a commitment to advancing the human condition through cutting edge collaboration between computational and social science. Current areas of interdisciplinary study include Economics & Computer Science; Healthcare Informatics; Privacy & Security; Technology & Accessibility; and Automation & Reproducibility of Data Analysis.

Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Harvard is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. It fosters and supports collaborative research within and across departments, provides seed support for promising new projects, and develops and maintains central research facilities. Among the more notable are: a surface facility, maintained jointly with MIT, consisting of an ion accelerator for Rutherford backscattering and channeling, an X-ray photoelectron spectrometer (both at Harvard), and a scanning Auger spectrometer (at MIT); an electron microscopy facility, consisting of a Philips 420 STEM with X-ray and electron-loss attachments, a new JEOL scanning electron microscope also used for CAD-driven electron-beam lithography; a clean room with photolithography and thin-film deposition capabilities; and facilities for mechanical testing and scanning probe microscopy.

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Artificial Intelligence and Computational Linguistics
  • Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Modeling
  • Biomechanics
  • Biophysics
  • Cell and Tissue Engineering
  • Circuits and VLSI
  • Climate Dynamics and Physical Oceanography
  • Communications and Signal Processing
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Computational and Data Science (High Performance Computing, Connectomics, Large-scale Data Management)
  • Computer Engineering and Architecture
  • Control Theory and Communication
  • Economics and Computation
  • Electronic and Magnetic Systems and Devices
  • Energy and Technology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Environmental Systems, Resource Management, and Planning
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Geomechanics
  • Graphics, Vision and Interaction (Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Graphics, Scientific and Information Visualization, Computer Vision)
  • Information and Society (Policy, Computer Science Education, Privacy and Security)
  • Instrumentation and Imaging
  • Intelligent Systems and Computer Vision
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Mathematical Geophysics
  • Meteorology and Atmospheric Dynamics
  • Neural Signal Processing
  • Neuroengineering
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Oceans, Atmospheres, and Geophysics
  • Optics, Electromagnetics, and Light-Matter Interactions
  • Photonics and Optical Devices
  • Physical and Engineering Mathematics
  • Programming Languages (Foundations, Design and Application, Implementation)
  • RF, Microwaves, and Antennas
  • Risk Analysis and Public Health
  • Robotics and Control
  • Signal Processing
  • Soft Condensed Matter
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Stochastic Systems
  • Surface and Interface Science
  • Systems and Control
  • Systems, Networks and Databases (Operating Systems, Distributed Systems, Database Management Systems)
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Theory and Simulation
  • Theory of Computation

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.
Applied Mathematics
Appointments: 9 10 11 0 30
Stipends: $2,936 $2,936 $2,936 $2,936
Applied Physics
Appointments: 29 16 54 2 101
Stipends: $2,936 $2,936 $2,936 $2,936
Computational Science and Engineering
Appointments: 0 16 49 1 66
Stipends: $2,936 $2,936 $2,936 $2,936
Computer Science
Appointments: 17 28 47 2 94
Stipends: $2,936 $2,936 $2,936 $2,936
Engineering Sciences
Appointments: 25 36 86 6 153
Stipends: $2,936 $2,936 $2,936 $2,936
All Total Appointments 80 106 247 11 444

Appointments by Research Center

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Graduate Research Center Fellowships RA Other Total Appts.
Center for Integrated Quantum Materials at Harvard
Appointments: 1 5 0 6
Stipends: $2,936 $2,936 $2,936
Center for Research on Computation and Society
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $2,936 $2,936 $2,936
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Appointments: 5 6 0 11
Stipends: $2,936 $2,936 $2,936
All Total Appointments 6 11 0 17