University of Massachusetts Amherst - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mailing Address: 125 Marston Hall
130 Natural Resources Road
City: Amherst
State: MA
Postal Code: 010039293
Country: United States
Phone 413-545-6388
Fax: 413-545-0724
Website: http://engineering.umass.edu/

Head of Institution

Kumble Subbaswamy
Chancellor
Office of the Chancellor
University of Massachusetts Amherst
374 Whitmore Administration Bldg.
Amherst, MA 01003
Phone: 413-545-2211
Fax: 413-545-2328
chancellor@umass.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

David McLaughlin
Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Administration
College of Engineering
University of Massachusetts Amherst
126 Marston Hall
Amherst, MA 01003
Phone: 413-545-2035
Fax: 413-545-0724
mclaughlin@ecs.umass.edu

Kevin Kelly
Director, Undergraduate Admissions
University Admissions Center
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mather Building
Amherst, MA 01003
Phone: 413-545-0222
Fax: 413-545-4312

Graduate Admission Inquiries

John McCarthy
Graduate Dean
Graduate School Admissions Office
University of Massachusetts Amherst
530 Goodell
Amherst, MA 01003
Phone: 413-545-0722
Fax: 413-577-0010
gradadm@grad.umass.edu

Institution Information

General Information


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

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: No
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Springfield MA
This city's population (approx.): 155,000
Distance from Main Campus: 25

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 21,734
Total Graduate enrollment: 6,664
Total Professional and other enrollment:

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Education, Fine arts, Liberal arts, Natural sciences, Nursing, Social & Behavioral Sciences

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Admission to the freshman class is highly selective and is contingent upon successful completion of required high school courses at a level consistent with the university's admissions standards. The primary criteria for admission are the high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores. A complete application includes the following material:
• A complete Common Application
• Official high school transcript (through the end of the junior year)
First-term senior grades should be sent as soon as possible.
• SAT I and/or ACT scores sent electronically by the testing agency.* The UMass Amherst SAT code is 3917 and the ACT code is 1924.
• Application fee of $75 (or approved fee waiver)
Minimum subject matter requirements must be met by the following high school units:
• English: 4
• Mathematics (Algebra II minimum): 3
• Natural Science (2 labs): 3
• Social Science (one course in US history): 2
• Foreign Language: 2 of same language
• Electives (from areas above, arts and humanities, or computer science): 2

Applicants to the College of Engineering, Isenberg School of Management, or the Computer Science major must have four math units (Algebra I & II, Geometry, and an advanced math course, such as Calculus or Trigonometry). Applicants to the College of Engineering must also have Chemistry and Physics.

A transfer student is a high school graduate or GED recipient who has enrolled as a full-time degree student or who has attempted 12 or more credits of college study and is applying to a four-year bachelor's degree program. The University requires that at least 45 academic credits be obtained in residence, with a maximum of 75 credits transferred.

Additional information can be found at the University Admissions website: https://www.umass.edu/admissions/

Recommendations

The rigor of the curriculum is strongly considered. We appreciate applicants who take challenging courses, including honors, Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses if available.

When assessing academic achievement, course grades as well as grade trends are important, including course selection and grades in relation to the desired major. A strong senior schedule helps show the applicant's commitment to higher education. If the high school provides a class rank, that is taken into consideration as well.

Other criteria, including the level of academic challenge, extracurricular activities, work, etc., are also considered.

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Timothy Anderson
Dean
College of Engineering
University of Massachusetts Amherst
125 Marston Hall
130 Natural Resources Road
Amherst, MA 01003-9293
Phone: 413-545-6388
Fax: 413-545-0724
tja@umass.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

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

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Chemical Engineering Both John Klier Chemical Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering Both Richard Palmer Civil Engineering
Computer Science1 Both Bruce Croft Computer Science (outside engineering)
Electrical & Computer Engineering Both Christopher Hollot Electrical/Computer Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Both Sundar Krishnamurty Mechanical Engineering
Polymer Science & Engineering Graduate E. Bryan Coughlin Other Engineering Disciplines
Undeclared Undergraduate Other Engineering Disciplines

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

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Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
CASA Electrical/Computer Engineering INDEPT Brenda Philips
Center for Advanced Sensor and Communication Antennas Electrical/Computer Engineering INDEPT Daniel Schaubert
Center for e-Design Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Sundar Krishnamurty
Center for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Mechanical Engineering INDEPT James Manwell
Center for Heirarchical Manufacturing Engineering (General) INDEPT James Watkins
Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval Computer Science (outside engineering) INUNIV Bruce Croft
Center for Knowledge Communication Computer Science (outside engineering) INUNIV Beverly Woolf
Commonwealth Center for Forensics & Society Computer Science (outside engineering) INUNIV Brian Levine
CUMIRP Other Engineering Disciplines INDEPT James Capistran
Institute for Cellular Engineering Chemical Engineering INDEPT Michael Henson
Institute for Massachusetts Biofuels Research (TIMBR) Other Engineering Disciplines INDEPT Michael Henson
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center Other Engineering Disciplines INDEPT Todd Emrick
Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory Electrical/Computer Engineering INDEPT Stephen Frasier
NE Climate Science Center (NECSC) Civil Engineering INDEPT Richard Palmer
Process Design & Control Center Chemical Engineering INDEPT Michael Henson
The University of Massachusetts NanoMedecine Institute Biomedical Engineering INDEPT T.J. Lakis Mountziaris
UMass Transportation Center Civil Engineering INDEPT Michael Knodler
Water Innovation Network for Sustainable Small Systems (WINESS) Civil/Environmental Engineering INCOLL David Reckhow
Wind Energy Center Mechanical Engineering INDEPT James Manwell

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Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (B.S.)1 Computer Science (outside engineering)
Electrical & Computer Engineering Computer Systems Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering (B.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Undeclared Undeclared Other Engineering Disciplines

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S.) Civil Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering (M.S.) Environmental Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (M.S.)1 Computer Science (outside engineering)
Electrical & Computer Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineering (M.S.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering (M.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Engineering Management Engineering Management
Polymer Science & Engineering Polymer Science & Engineering Other Engineering Disciplines

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) Chemical Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (Ph.D.)1 Computer Science (outside engineering)
Electrical & Computer Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering
Polymer Science & Engineering Polymer Science & Engineering Other Engineering Disciplines

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

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Chemical Engineering
  1. Engineering of Nanostructured Materials
  2. Molecular & Multi-scale Modeling of Complex Systems
  3. Sustainable Energy Engineering
  4. Kinetics & Catalysis
  5. Bioengineering
  6. Transport Phenomena
Civil & Environmental Engineering
  1. Environmental and Water Resources
  2. Geotechnical
  3. Structural
  4. Transportation
Computer Science
  1. Autonomous & Multi-Agent Systems, Robotics, Computer Vision, Graphics
  2. Software Systems and Architecture, Electronic Teaching
  3. Foundations of Computing
  4. Information Retrieval, Databases, Data Mining,Electronic Teaching
  5. Machine Learning Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  6. Networking,Distributed Systems,Security
Electrical & Computer Engineering
  1. Antennas and propagation, theoretical and computational electromagnetics
  2. Terahertz,millimeter,microwave circuits and devices
  3. Mocrowave engineering, remote sensing, weather radar, radar networks
  4. Biomedical electronics
  5. Physics of nanodevices/nanocomputing,computational nanoelectronics,nanofabrication,circuits
  6. Communication and signal processing, wireless systems
  7. Systems and control theory
  8. Computer and communication networks
  9. VLSI design, computer architecture, computer-aided design and test
  10. Embedded systems and security
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
  1. Human Performance
  2. Logistics and Operations Research
  3. Thermo, Fluids, and Wind Energy & Energy Systems
  4. Dynamics and Control
  5. Mechanical Systems Analysis and Design
  6. Manufacturing and Materials
Polymer Science & Engineering
  1. Nanotechnology
  2. Biotechnology and Green Technology
  3. Polymer Synthesis
  4. Characterization
  5. Morphology
  6. Rheology

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Pi Mu
  • Chi Epsilon
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Sigma Xi
  • Tau Beta Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • Am. Indian Science and Eng. Soc.
  • Am. Inst. of Chemical Engineers
  • Am. Soc. for Eng. Education
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Inst. of Industrial Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Soc. of American Military Engineers
  • Soc. of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Engineers without Borders

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • American Indian Science and Engineering
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society for Women in Engineering
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

Since the undergraduate degree provides entrance to the profession as well as graduate school, the College of Engineering recognizes the need to provide personal, academic and career support services to all students. The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs is responsible for the activities of the Office of Student Affairs, the Diversity Programs Office, the Career Planning and Student Development Office, the New Student Orientation and facilitates the admission and credit evaluation of Transfer Students. In collaboration with the Departments, these offices provide a comprehensive and holistic experience for the undergraduate student to grow academically and professionally.

The Office of Student Affairs (OSA): The Office of Student Affairs is responsible for coordinating all of the College’s advising and record keeping in collaboration with the academic departments and the University administration. The Office of Student Affairs and the departments’ Undergraduate Program Directors work together on academic advising, monitoring of students’ academic performance, and academic discipline. It is the clearing-house for academic and procedural questions relating to undergraduates and is responsible for coordinating reports and information distributed by the Registrar’s Office. OSA is responsible for conducting the advising and enrollment of freshman and transfer engineering students during the New Students Orientation. OSA is the liaison to the University offices of the Dean of Students, Admissions, Financial Aid, Housing, Registrar, Bursar and other campus services.

The Diversity Programs Office (DPO): The Diversity Programs Office provides academic and non-academic support to all students in the College. Their special mission, however, is to increase enrollment, retention, and graduation among under-represented minorities and women. DPO programs include seminars, academic assistance, professional development opportunities and access to undergraduate research and scholarship opportunities. They also support the activities of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and the Society of Hispanic Engineers (SHPE) student chapters.

DPO coordinates and advertises a comprehensive, college-wide tutoring program called “Study Jams” covering most freshman, sophomore, and junior level engineering courses, led by top students currently enrolled in the courses. In addition, DPO facilitates and advertises other resources that are available on campus including tutoring and supplemental instruction provided by the Learning Resource Center (LRC) in the W.E.B. DuBois Library, and campus departments such as the Calculus Tutoring Center, the Chemistry Resource Center, the Physics Help Room, and the Writing Program.

The Career Planning and Student Development Office (Career Center): The Engineering Career and Student Development Center provides a comprehensive career development program for students in the College of Engineering. Their focus is on providing opportunities for the preparation and placement of graduating seniors in full-time positions in industry or graduate study. They also support undergraduates by the preparation and placement of undergraduates in co-ops, internships, or research experiences. Students may take advantage of co-ops, internships, or research opportunities during the summer, a semester or a full year.

To prepare students for these opportunities, the Career Center offers individual counseling and a variety of events and workshops for resume and cover letter writing, career fair preparation, use of social media, networking, and interview skills. They provide students with many online tools and a Career Development Handbook that includes career checklists and sample resumes for students in their first through senior year, interview tips, and specific job-hunting tips for international students and those looking to work in the federal government. The Engineering Career Planning and Student Development Office collaborates closely with the University’s Career Center on career-related events throughout the year such as the Campus-Wide Career Fair, ALANA, and Internship/Co-op Fair. Companies such as ExxonMobil, General Dynamics, 3M, Raytheon, Amazon, IBM, CDM-Smith, Intel, Genzyme, and Westinghouse participate in these recruiting events.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

There are captston design projects in each department. All Engineering department's student design projects are integrative as well as capstone projects. Electrical & Computer Engineering students participate in a year-long integrated capstone Senior Design Project experience. The objective is to design and prototype a device or system which requires the use of accumulated knowledge of engineering science and design. In Chemical Engineering, students design experiments in separation, process control, chemical reactions, and polymer processing. Civil Engineering students do a team design of comprehensive civil engineering projects, including scheduling, economic factors, feasibility studies, consideration of alternative solutions, detailed analysis and design, and oral and written reports. Mechanical Engineering juniors undertake redesign projects in groups as part of a Design of Mechanical Components class. Senior year, students complete 3 smaller projects in the first semester, one of which is done in groups. Students in the second semester work in groups to complete larger,unstructured design problems culminating in a working prototype. The senior design activity in Industrial Engineering consists of a seminar in which student design teams are formed, needs are assessed and projects defined. This is followed by a course in which the design projects are completed, reported on and presented to design clients and the class.

In addition to the capstone courses, there are out-of-class projects such as the design of a car in Mechancial Engineering, sponsored by AAE, and the design of a concrete canoe in Civil and Environmental Engineering, sponsored by ASCE. Civil and Environmental Engineering students also work on a bridge competition sponsored by ASCE.

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College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The College of Engineering at UMass Amherst (http://engineering.umass.edu/) is a great place to be. The college is ranked as the best public engineering school in New England. Recent rankings from U.S. News & World Report list three of our graduate programs in the top 30. There are several other compelling reasons to choose the UMass College of Engineering. It features open-door access to first-class faculty, a third of whom have received the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award for young academics. The College of Engineering has high-achieving students, who have the highest average GPAs and SAT scores on campus, and over 30 percent participate in the Commonwealth Honors College. The college also provides an opportunity to attend a nationally competitive research and teaching institution at affordable prices (see below). The average scholarship award is $1,250, and more than 59 percent of College of Engineering undergraduate students qualify for need-based aid.
The College of Engineering resides in a physical plant of eight buildings, including our nine-year-old ELab II with modern laboratory spaces, research facilities, computer labs, and graduate offices. The college's network of living alumni numbers more than 16,000 around the globe. Enrollment in the College of Engineering has increased by more than 50 percent in the last few years.
There are four departments in the College of Engineering: Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.
The Chemical Engineering (ChE) Department (http://che.umass.edu/) offers a highly-rated undergraduate program accredited by the Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org: Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (B.S.Ch.E.) and a vibrant graduate research program that balances chemical engineering fundamentals and industrial technology. From its foundation in the 1950s, the department has educated distinguished scholars and technical leaders. Today, the ChE faculty continues to be recognized for its technological innovation and contributions to engineering science fundamentals in the fields of fluid mechanics and transport phenomena, scientific computing, bioengineering, materials science, nanotechnology, and sustainable energy. The department is committed to academic excellence in an environment that appreciates individual efforts and fosters interdisciplinary collaborations.
The Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department (http://cee.umass.edu/) offers four major areas of concentration: Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Transportation Engineering. Civil engineering is the discipline that consists of the design, construction, and maintenance of constructed and natural infrastructure. Civil engineers apply their knowledge of mathematics and physical sciences to develop ways to efficiently utilize natural resources and the forces of nature to improve the well-being of humanity and to protect the environment. First and foremost, civil engineering is a people-serving profession. Civil engineers are responsible for all civil infrastructure systems including water supply and treatment facilities, landfills, highways, bridges, rail lines, dams, and telecommunication services. The work of civil engineers results in improved public health and quality of life, while still recognizing the importance of natural systems. Civil engineers have a direct and immediate impact on our society and our ability to create a sustainable civilization. The CEE department offers an undergraduate degree program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.) and awards Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering and a Masters degree in Environmental Engineering.
The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department (http://ece.umass.edu/) is top-notch. The microwave engineering program is one of the best in the nation, and we host the prestigious NSF Engineering Research Center (CASA) building the next generation of weather radars. Our research areas are contemporary and comprehensive, and we are expanding into new areas such as biomedical electronics, cyber-physical systems, high-dimensional signal processing and nanoscale -computing. Our faculty members are acknowledged experts, boasting 12 IEEE Fellows, 5 NSF CAREER and 2 DARPA Young Faculty Awardees. For prospective undergraduate students, our curriculum is rigorous and up-to-date, and offers a 5 year B.S./M.S. option. You will be in the classroom with professors who conduct research at the forefront of their fields and who pride themselves in being excellent teachers and caring about students’ progress. Two of our faculty members have received the highest teaching award that the UMass Amherst campus offers " and have been dubbed accordingly as University Distinguished Teachers.
The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department (http://mie.umass.edu/) is organized according to department-wide academic and administrative functions, including a focus on the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Undergraduate Program, the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Graduate Program, and the various research centers, including Energy, Thermofluids, Mechanical Design, Manufacturing, Controls, Human Factors and Ergonomics, Facilities and Network Planning, Systems and Materials. Mechanical Engineering involves the design, analysis, and manufacture of a wide variety of mechanical components and systems. While there are a number of disciplines within mechanical engineering, some of the major areas are energy conversion, materials engineering, design engineering, and manufacturing engineering. According to The Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), Industrial Engineering is "...concerned with the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, equipment and energy. It draws upon specialized knowledge and skill in the mathematical, physical and the social science together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design to specify, predict, and evaluate the results to be obtained from such systems." While other branches of engineering emphasize design aspects of physical systems, industrial engineering places equal weight on people, economics, and systems aspects of technology often neglected by other fields.
Of the tenure/tenure track faculty, there are three endowed professorships in the areas of electrical and computer engineering, entrepreneurship and innovation, and professional development. With four of our faculty members receiving NSF CAREER awards in recent months. Just to put the quality of our researchers in perspective, approximately half of our current faculty have received CAREER Awards and/or were chosen as Fellows of their professional organizations.
The college also hosts 15 professional and honor societies, along with an active chapter of the Society of Women Engineers and one of the oldest Multicultural Engineering Programs in the country.
An Engineering Career Planning & Student Development Center (http://engineering.umass.edu/careercenter) prepares students for professional opportunities and provides a place where engineering students, faculty, and employers can meet and develop mutually beneficial relationships. Over the last five years, approximately 81 percent of our graduates have been placed in professional positions or graduate school, and the average starting salary for en entry level engineering job is about $60,000.
The Diversity Programs Office (DPO) (http://engineering.umass.edu/diversity) at the College of Engineering provides academic and non-academic support to increase enrollment, retention, and graduation among under-represented minorities and women. The DPO has a tutoring program that also provides academic support. The goal is to assist students in achieving their academic goals by offering services and programs that include seminars, academic assistance, and access to undergraduate research and scholarship opportunities. The DPO is a warm and friendly place where students can get resources and/or discuss personal and academic concerns.
The advisors in the Office of Student Affairs are here to provide you with assistance with your transition into the College of Engineering and ultimately to provide the support you need to succeed in engineering. Our staff will work with you to help you find the college-wide and university wide resources to make your life easier; help you identify where to get answers to questions; advise on typical freshman courses; and provide the necessary requirements and processes for an on-campus transfer. Each department also has an exceptional academic advising staff to ensure you take the correct undergraduate courses in Chemical, Civil, Computer Systems, Electrical, Industrial, or Mechanical Engineering. We look forward to getting to know and working with you to make your career at the College of Engineering a very rewarding one.
The College offers a Residential Academic Program to first-year students; the students are housed in the same dormitory and take the same classes, providing them the opportunity to support each other. The Commonwealth Honors College offers students the chance to do independent research and work more closely with faculty.
Chemical Engineering,Science and Engineering have been recognized by their and Engineering have been recognized by their peers in the National Research Council survey of research-graduate programs.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Chemical Engineering 13 2 3 18
Civil & Environmental Engineering 10 8 7 25
Computer Science1 18 9 17 44
Electrical & Computer Engineering 21 8 7 36
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 14 7 8 29
Polymer Science & Engineering 14 4 0 18
Undeclared 0 0 0 0
Totals: 72 29 25 126

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

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Chemical Engineering 0 1 1 0.40
Civil & Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Science1 6 4 10 0.70
Electrical & Computer Engineering 2 1 3 0.10
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 1 2 3 0.19
Polymer Science & Engineering 2 0 2 0.00
Undeclared 1 3 4 1.60
Totals: 6 7 13 2.29

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

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Chemical Engineering 10 0 10 0.00
Civil & Environmental Engineering 16 1 17 0.58
Computer Science1 15 6 21 2.75
Electrical & Computer Engineering 12 0 12 0.00
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 8 3 11 2.29
Polymer Science & Engineering 16 6 22 4.57
Undeclared 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 62 10 72 7.44

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

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 1 0 12 1
Civil & Environmental Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 10 0
Computer Science1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 0 0 17 1
Electrical & Computer Engineering 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 19 2
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 0 0 13 1
Polymer Science & Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 13 1
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 1 1 0 0 0 10 1 1 0 0 0 54 3 1 0 67 5

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

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Civil & Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 1
Computer Science1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 8 1
Electrical & Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 8 0
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 5 2
Polymer Science & Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 1 1 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 15 2 0 0 25 4

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

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2
Civil & Environmental Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 4 3
Computer Science1 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 0 0 14 3
Electrical & Computer Engineering 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 7 0
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 5 3
Polymer Science & Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 10 6 0 0 17 8

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

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Fall applications for freshmen may be submitted after Sept. 1 of student's senior year in high school. There is a nonrefundable application fee of $75 for Massachusetts residents, $75 for nonresidents, and $75 for foreign students. Applications must be received and completed (including SATs or ACTs, fee, essay, transcript, and related documents) no later than Jan. 15th for fall semester and Oct.1st for spring. Early action for Fall semester must be received and completed by November 1st.

All students submit applications for admission to engineering to the University Admissions Office where they are evaluated using criteria set by the College of Engineering. Qualified, incoming first-year students are accepted to the University with a major of “Engineering” (no specific discipline). Students who do not meet the criteria for admission to the College of Engineering as an incoming first-year student may be admitted to the University as an “undeclared” student.
Admission criteria for fall 2012 applicants (class entering fall 2013) were:
•SAT scores: 600+ math minimum; verbal 550+ minimum;
•SAT combined math plus verbal: 1200 total minimum;
•High School Grade Point Average minimum of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (grades point average is weighted for honors and AP courses and re-calculated using only core subjects)
•Courses taken in chemistry, physics, algebra I and II, geometry and pre-calculus.

Some students who do not meet these criteria are evaluated on an individual basis by the Director of Recruitment and Transfer Affairs and/or Assistant Dean in conjunction with the University Admissions Office and may be admitted if the applicant shows potential for success in engineering, and there is space available in the class.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

TOEFL - minimum of 550, Computerized TOEFL - minimum of 213, internet version - minimum of 80.

Residency Requirements

Students must complete at least 45 graduation credits while at residence at the University.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

A transfer student is a high school graduate or GED recipient who has enrolled as a full-time degree student or who has attempted 12 or more credits of college study and is applying to a four-year bachelor’s degree program. The University requires that at least 45 academic credits be obtained in residence, with a maximum of 75 credits transferred. Transfer students enter the College from other Universities, the Commonwealth Community College System, other colleges within the University of Massachusetts, and as “post-graduates.” In all cases, there are established procedures for evaluating transfer credits, which are coordinated by the College of Engineering Assistant Dean for Advising.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 40
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 23

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

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

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $15,801 $31,079
Room & Board: $11,897 $11,897
Books & Supplies: $1,500 $1,500
Other Expenses: $1,500 $1,500
Estimated avg. course load per term: 15 15
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

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

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 8,084
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 3,098
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 624
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 87%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 720 650
Reading Range: 670 590
Writing Range:
Combined Range: 1380 1250
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Composite Range:

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
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 0 44 66 143 253 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 0 51 91 92 234 7
Computer Science (B.S.)1 275 234 223 261 993 26
Computer Systems Engineering (B.S.) 0 46 44 57 147 1
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 0 19 55 87 161 5
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 0 7 12 23 42 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 0 93 142 224 459 5
Undeclared 496 209 71 16 792 2
Totals: 496 469 481 642 2088 21

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

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (B.S.)1
Men 45 0 18 2 8 0 0 0 49 0 0 0 0 0 117 0 5 0 242 2
Women 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 1 0 33 0
Computer Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Undeclared
Men 33 0 24 0 15 0 0 0 62 0 9 0 0 0 262 0 8 0 413 0
Women 6 0 9 0 5 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 54 0 0 0 83 0
Totals: 39 0 33 0 20 0 0 0 71 0 9 0 0 0 316 0 8 0 496 0

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

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 31 0
Women 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 13 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 29 0 0 0 40 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 11 0
Computer Science (B.S.)1
Men 24 0 15 1 0 0 0 0 51 0 0 0 0 0 110 0 4 0 204 1
Women 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 2 0 30 0
Computer Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 0 0 43 0
Women 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 1 0 19 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 62 0 0 0 80 0
Women 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 13 0
Undeclared
Men 11 0 9 0 7 0 0 0 24 0 8 0 0 0 111 0 6 0 176 0
Women 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 1 0 33 0
Totals: 22 0 48 0 11 0 0 0 58 0 8 0 0 0 312 0 10 0 469 0

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

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 29 0 1 0 49 0
Women 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 17 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 54 0 1 0 68 1
Women 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 23 1
Computer Science (B.S.)1
Men 25 0 10 1 10 0 0 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 116 4 4 0 197 5
Women 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 26 1
Computer Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 29 0 2 0 42 0
Women 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 28 0 0 0 49 0
Women 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 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
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 8 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 4 0 0 0 89 0 4 0 130 0
Women 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 12 0
Undeclared
Men 7 0 6 1 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 37 0 1 0 60 1
Women 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 11 0
Totals: 35 0 60 3 4 0 0 0 52 0 7 0 0 0 314 0 9 0 481 3

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

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 8 1 3 0 0 0 13 0 3 0 0 0 66 0 2 0 101 1
Women 3 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 4 0 42 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 10 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 55 0 0 0 71 2
Women 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 1 1 21 3
Computer Science (B.S.)1
Men 21 0 27 3 8 0 0 0 46 3 5 0 0 0 123 9 7 0 237 15
Women 0 0 9 2 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 24 2
Computer Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 34 0 0 0 55 1
Women 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 12 1 3 0 0 0 10 0 3 0 0 0 47 4 1 0 80 5
Women 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 7 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 16 0
Women 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 7 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 8 0 16 1 7 0 0 0 15 0 7 0 0 0 138 4 3 0 194 5
Women 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 1 0 30 0
Undeclared
Men 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 14 1
Women 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 21 0 92 9 19 0 0 0 65 0 13 0 0 0 419 8 13 1 642 18

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

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 5 10 3 0 16 1 0 73 0 108 89 19
Note: Includes coops and internships.
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 1 7 6 0 4 3 0 57 0 78 60 18
Note: Includes coops and internships.
Computer Science (B.S.)1 18 19 3 1 23 1 0 101 5 171 151 20
Note: Includes coops and internships.
Computer Systems Engineering (B.S.) 0 7 0 0 4 2 0 14 2 29 24 5
Note: Includes coops and internships.
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 3 7 2 0 9 1 0 31 1 54 48 6
Note: Includes coops and internships.
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 3 0 3 0 0 15 1 23 14 9
Note: Includes coops and internships.
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 6 22 4 0 11 1 1 119 6 170 153 17
Note: Includes coops and internships.
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 16 53 18 0 47 8 1 309 10 462 388 74

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

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 1 4 6 4 3 0 0 0 14 2 1 0 0 0 64 9 0 0 108
Note: Includes coops and internships.
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 6 1 5 1 0 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 43 14 0 0 78
Note: Includes coops and internships.
Computer Science (B.S.)1 13 5 18 1 3 0 1 0 19 4 1 0 0 0 91 10 5 0 171
Note: Includes coops and internships.
Computer Systems Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 10 4 2 0 29
Note: Includes coops and internships.
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 3 0 6 1 1 1 0 0 6 3 1 0 0 0 30 1 1 0 54
Note: Includes coops and internships.
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 10 5 1 0 23
Note: Includes coops and internships.
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 4 2 20 2 4 0 0 0 11 0 1 0 1 0 108 11 4 2 170
Note: Includes coops and internships.
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 9 7 44 9 15 3 0 0 38 9 8 0 1 0 265 44 8 2 462

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

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

There is no formal dual degree program.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

10

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.
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.60 Day Optional 46
Note: Includes coops and internships.
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.60 Day Optional 47
Note: Includes coops and internships.
Computer Science (B.S.)1 no 4.00 4.00 Day Optional 15
Note: Includes coops and internships.
Computer Systems Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.60 Day Optional 22
Note: Includes coops and internships.
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.60 Day Optional 26
Note: Includes coops and internships.
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.60 Day Optional 19
Note: Includes coops and internships.
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.60 Day Optional 102
Note: Includes coops and internships.
Undeclared no Both None

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

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

A B.S. in engineering in a program related to the area of advanced study. Students from non-ABET accredited programs are normally granted no higher than provisional admission. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test is required. Two or three letters of recommendation from persons in the field of the applicant’s academic major at the institution most recently attended. In some cases, particularly in management, letters of recommendation from other persons may be more appropriate to the proposed field of study. Application fee of $75 for all students must be submitted with each application. For more information, refer to the website https://cesd3.oit.umass.edu/gradbulletin/2015-2016/default.html.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Information regarding specific programs can be found on the website
http://www.engineering.umass.edu

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Minimum paper TOEFL score: 550; internet: 80
Minimum IELTS score 6.5

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same as resident students.

Residency Requirements

For Master's degree, allow 6 credits to be transferred and require the remainder earned in residence. A doctoral candidate must spend the equivalent of at least one continuous academic year of full-time graduate work (nine credits per semester) in residence at the University. The residency year must be either in a Fall/Spring or Spring/Fall sequence. During this year, the student must spend some part of each week physically on campus.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

No additional requirements for transfer students. Any credit for previous work would be determined by each department.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

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

Graduate Group 1 Graduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $16,443 $32,563
Room & Board: $11,897 $11,897
Books & Supplies: $1,500 $1,500
Other Expenses: $1,500 $1,500
Estimated avg. course load per term: 9 9
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Financial Aid Form (FAF), Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS)

Additional Financial Aid Information

For further information on financial aid, go to the website http://www.umass.edu/umfa/aidtypes/gradoptions/

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 3,236
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 1,079
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 321

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
Chemical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (M.S.)
Men 17 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 1 0 32 0
Women 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 23 0
Computer Science (M.S.)1
Men 68 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 97 0
Women 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 51 0
Electrical & Computer Engineering (M.S.)
Men 92 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 0 0 121 0
Women 51 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 0
Engineering Management
Men 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 15 0
Women 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Environmental Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Industrial Engineering (M.S.)
Men 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Women 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 20 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 31 0
Women 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Polymer Science & Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 205 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 57 0 4 0 296 0

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

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 24 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 2 0 36 0
Women 9 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 20 0
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 21 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 30 0
Women 16 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 34 0
Computer Science (Ph.D.)1
Men 71 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 46 0 2 0 124 0
Women 28 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 45 0
Electrical & Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 62 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 73 0
Women 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Industrial Engineering
Men 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 0
Women 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 26 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 44 0
Women 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 9 0
Polymer Science & Engineering
Men 26 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 1 0 56 0
Women 19 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 3 0 38 0
Totals: 231 0 26 0 6 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 91 0 9 0 370 0

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

Graduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 16 12 4
Computer Science (M.S.)1 35 2 1 0 3 1 0 14 0 56 40 16
Electrical & Computer Engineering (M.S.) 48 1 0 0 1 0 0 9 0 59 38 21
Engineering Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 7 3 4
Industrial Engineering (M.S.) 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 2 2
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 7 2 0 0 2 0 0 7 0 18 17 1
Polymer Science & Engineering 6 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 11 8 3
Totals: 71 5 3 0 3 1 0 33 1 117 81 36

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

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3 0 0 16
Computer Science (M.S.)1 22 13 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 12 2 0 0 56
Electrical & Computer Engineering (M.S.) 29 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 0 0 59
Engineering Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 7
Industrial Engineering (M.S.) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 18
Polymer Science & Engineering 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 11
Totals: 44 27 5 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 25 8 1 0 117

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

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 1 1 2
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 3 13 16
Computer Science (M.S.)1 0 56 56
Electrical & Computer Engineering (M.S.) 15 44 59
Engineering Management 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering (M.S.) 0 7 7
Industrial Engineering (M.S.) 3 1 4
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 15 3 18
Polymer Science & Engineering 0 11 11
Totals: 37 80 117

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
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 9 5 4
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 8 5 3
Computer Science (Ph.D.)1 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 21 16 5
Electrical & Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 16 12 4
Industrial Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 4 1
Polymer Science & Engineering 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 18 13 5
Totals: 34 3 0 0 2 0 0 19 0 58 41 17

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

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 9
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 8
Computer Science (Ph.D.)1 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 1 0 21
Electrical & Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 16
Industrial Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 5
Polymer Science & Engineering 8 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 18
Totals: 26 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 12 7 0 0 58

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

Graduate

Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical Engineering
Total#: 60 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $3,434,607 Industry: $392,799 Priv/Non: $161,483
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $3,988,889
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Total#: 121 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $4,767,280 Industry: $291,056 Priv/Non: $326,822
State: $3,435,463 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $8,820,621
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science1
Total#: 170 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $9,803,725 Industry: $1,891,400 Priv/Non: $2,275,036
State: $180,272 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $14,150,433
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Total#: 136 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $7,124,936 Industry: $1,382,731 Priv/Non: $254,087
State: $199,104 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $8,960,858
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Total#: 94 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $3,581,246 Industry: $1,101,818 Priv/Non: $183,511
State: $407,488 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $5,274,063
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Polymer Science & Engineering
Total#: 151 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $7,311,572 Industry: $2,459,706 Priv/Non: $568,294
State: $1,332,779 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $11,672,351
Totals:
Total#: 562 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $26,219,641 Industry: $5,628,110 Priv/Non: $1,494,197
State: $5,374,834 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $38,716,782

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

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
CASA
Total#: 23 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $1,539,162 Industry: $131,543 Priv/Non: $98,843
State: Local: Total Expn.: $1,769,548
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Advanced Sensor and Communication Antennas
Total#: 4 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $128,958 Industry: $50,000 Priv/Non: $87,676
State: Local: Total Expn.: $266,634
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for e-Design
Total#: 11 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $122,927 Industry: $146,688 Priv/Non:
State: $45,564 Local: Total Expn.: $315,179
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Total#: 4 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $486,624 Industry: $109,685 Priv/Non:
State: $170,872 Local: Total Expn.: $767,181
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Heirarchical Manufacturing
Total#: 23 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $1,989,479 Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $1,989,479
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval1
Total#: 18 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $768,015 Industry: $319,864 Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $1,087,879
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Knowledge Communication1
Total#: 2 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $159,885 Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $159,885
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Commonwealth Center for Forensics & Society1
Total#: 3 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $410,363 Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $410,363
Center/Lab External Funding Source
CUMIRP
Total#: 79 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $190,548 Industry: $2,412,580 Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $2,603,128
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Institute for Cellular Engineering
Total#: 1 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $54,331 Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $54,331
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Institute for Massachusetts Biofuels Research (TIMBR)
Total#: 1 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $155,634 Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $155,634
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Total#: 1 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $802,538 Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $802,538
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory
Total#: 10 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $563,334 Industry: $90,600 Priv/Non: $22,079
State: Local: Total Expn.: $676,013
Center/Lab External Funding Source
NE Climate Science Center (NECSC)
Total#: 1 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $521,333 Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $521,333
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Process Design & Control Center
Total#: 2 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: $44,670 Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $44,670
Center/Lab External Funding Source
The University of Massachusetts NanoMedecine Institute
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
UMass Transportation Center
Total#: 53 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $847,992 Industry: Priv/Non:
State: $2,013,842 Local: Total Expn.: $2,861,834
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Water Innovation Network for Sustainable Small Systems (WINESS)
Total#: 1 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $68,109 Industry: Priv/Non:
State: $0 Local: Total Expn.: $68,109
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Wind Energy Center
Total#: 11 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $5,223,278 Industry: $78,661 Priv/Non:
State: $31,141 Local: Total Expn.: $5,333,080
Totals:
Total#: 1 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $68,109 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $68,109

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



Grand Totals:
Total#: 563 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $26,287,750 Industry: $5,628,110 Priv/Non: $1,494,197
State: $5,374,834 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $38,784,891

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

Chemical Engineering

Current research is in the following areas: multiscale systems analysis and design including fluid mechanics and transport phenomena; materials science and engineering, including polymers; molecular and materials modeling; and cellular and metabolic bioengineering; biofuels and sustainable energy technology.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is focused on the following topics: transportation safety and operations in transportation engineering; drinking water treatment, waste water treatment, groundwater pollution and the broad discipline of environment engineering; water resources, climate impaces, water demand modeling, watershed modeling, hydrology, water quality modeling, soil and groundwater testing, numerical methods, fundamental soil behavior, environmental geotechnics; geotechnical engineering; infrastructure concerns in structural engineering, structural analysis, bridge engineering, and structural mechanics.

Computer Science

The Department has created an outstanding research program. Research efforts are strongly supported by government at all levels and by private industry. The program has grown dramatically as the University continues to gain recognition for dynamic, high-quality research. Research groups work closely with other top university computer science departments and major companies in the computer industry to advance computer science research. We have developed a highly respected program of teaching and research organized around three primary areas: computer systems, theory of computation and artificial intelligence. Department faculty represent some of the most distinguished individuals active in computing research and education. The curriculum is designed to take advantage of the breadth and quality of the research program, providing a rich basis for the development of new perspectives and research directions.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

The Graduate Program in Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Students who pursue these degrees are usually involved in ongoing research projects with ECE faculty. The ECE Department is engaged in funded research, both basic and applied, in the areas depicted below. The faculty members in these clusters are experts who possess the depth necessary to have an impact on the grand challenges of engineering. The have won prestigious awards such as the IEEE Lifetime Achievement award, NSF CAREER awards, and election to Fellow grade of the IEEE. Their research intersts range from the fundamental underpinnings of emerging nanoelectronic devices, circuits, and computing architectures, all the way up to large complex, integrated, electronic sensing systems designed to sense processes ranging from geophysical to the biological. These complex systems are enabled by ubiquitous computing comprised of embedded systems, managed by wireless communication and computer networks, and understood via mathematical systems modeling.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Current research is in the following areas: biomechanics and systems biology; computational and experimental fluid dynamics; human performance and cognitive engineering; mechanical system design; operations research; wind power and energy efficiency and mechatronic systems; condition monitoring; control systems; materials; wind power and energy efficiency.

Polymer Science & Engineering

Current research is being done in polymer synthesis, characterization, morphology, rheology, physics and engineering, with emphasis on the areas of nanotechnology, biotechnology, and green technology.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

CASA

CASA is a multi-sector partnership among academia, industry, and government dedicated to engineering revolutionary weather-sensing networks. These innovative networks will save lives and property by detecting the region of the lower atmosphere currently below conventional radar range - mapping storms, winds, rain, temperature, humidity, and the flow of airborne hazards.

Center for Advanced Sensor and Communication Antennas

The Center for Advanced Sensor and Communication Antennas (CASCA) was formed in 2003 as a joint venture of the University of Massachusetts and the Air Force Research Laboratory. CASCA activities are funded by a combination of federal and private industry grants. The goals of CASCA at UMass are: (1) develop advanced antenna technology needed in future systems for national defense, homeland security, wireless communications, air traffic control and other essential activities, (2) promote collaboration, technology transfer and business development through a new business model that includes UMass as a proactive partner, and (3) strengthen the small and large business workforce through education, experience, seminars and value-added training.

Center for e-Design

The Center for e-Design is a joint research coalition funded under the NSF's Industry and University Cooperative Research Program (I/UCRC). It is comprised of eight universities and has partnership with numerous businesses and government organizations, including Raytheon, PTC, ANSYS, Vistagy, Good Year, Siemens, Pratt & Whitney, Microsoft, Wright Patterson Air Force Research Laboratory, and the Office of Naval Research. The primary focus of e-Design is to enable the design and realization of high quality products and systems at reduced cost and reduced time to market through improved design process and methods, knowledge/information capture and reuse, and integration environments that support collaboration and decision making.

Center for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

The UMass Center for Energy and Renewable Energy (CEERE) is the umbrella organization for a number of programs that prepare students to take on the challenges of a greening economy. The centerpiece of the organization is the award-winning Industrial Assessment Center, through which graduate and undergraduate students perform energy audits at industrial facilities throughout New England and New York state. Since the center's inception in 1984, more than 60 students who did their graduate work at the center have been awarded master's degrees and more than 700 manufacturing plants in the region have saved over $30 million annually in energy costs. In 2007, the center received the IAC Center of Excellence Award from the US Dept. of Energy. CEERE is also the home to the Northeast Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Application Center which both serves the industrial and commercial sectors, and trains students in an important green technology. Under this program, students visit facilities to assess their potential to implement CHP, and collect information to research questions, such as the influence of these systems on electric grid reliability. In the process, students have learned about alternative forms of energy such as biomass and gasification. The Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Partnership, another CEERE program, offers energy-efficiency training to professionals already in the workforce, such as energy and facility managers and engineers at commercial and industrial facilities. CEERE staff also teach university courses that focus on energy topics. CEERE is unique on campus in that it facilitates training of the top tier of "green" professionals, i.e., future professional engineers licensed to design major green projects.

Center for Heirarchical Manufacturing

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has established the Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing (CHM) through a five-year, $16 million grant from the National Science Foundation, with the mission to move nanotechnology from laboratory innovation to manufacturable components and devices. The CHM's research focus is Nanoscale Manufacturing: tools and processes for fabricating engineered nanoscale materials and particles, and assembling and integrating them into larger-scale structures, devices, and systems. Research work by 24 researchers from UMass Amherst and partner institutions will concentrate on nanoelectronics, bionanotechnology, and new materials and processes.

Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval

An NSF-created S/IUCRD Center, CIIR is one of the leading information retrieval research labs in the world. The CIIR develops tools that provide effective and efficient access to large, heterogeneous, distributed, text and multimedia databases.

Center for Knowledge Communication

CKC develops advanced computational and artificial intelligence techniques for teaching and learning systems. These systems might provide on-line practice, synthesis, problem solving and group activities.

Commonwealth Center for Forensics & Society

The Center for Forensics is a unique partnership between UMass Amherst and the Massachusetts State Police. The Center's work advances digital forensics science and technology, addressing the challenge of the protean nature of computer systems and the Internet. Our core mission is to develop and apply novel research and technology in forensics and privacy to address the interests of government, law, and society.

CUMIRP

The objective of the center is to carry out research to identify new concepts, to develop new ideas, and to recognize new phenomenon in polymer science and develop basic information on long-range problems of common interest to industry and UMass Polymer Science and Engineering Department.

Institute for Cellular Engineering

The UMass Amherst Institute for Cellular Engineering is a multidisciplinary, interdepartmental research initiative focused on coordinating and expanding cellular engineering educational and scholarly activities on campus and enabling translational research through strategic industry partnerships. The Institute involves a broad range of campus researchers representing life science, information science, and engineering departments who are conducting investigations with the aim of understanding and ultimately harnessing the power of cellular machinery in plants, animals, and microorganisms.

Institute for Massachusetts Biofuels Research (TIMBR)

TIMBR aims to develop cost-effective technologies for producing ethanol, alternative fuels, and value-added materials from biomass. The TIMBR team consists of experts in all areas of biofuels research and development. It is vertically integrated to span the areas of biomass feedstock development, biological and chemical conversion to fuels, and process development, by combining expertise in plant biology, microbiology, chemical catalysis, biofinery engineering and design, and economic and environmental analysis. TIMBR provides a highly collaborative environment for accelerated biofuels research and development by building on this established base of excellence and vision.

Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

The purpose of this center is to coordinate, support, and monitor polymer research involving the chemistry, physics, and engineering of molecules.

Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory

This laboratory specializes in the development of instrumentation and techniques for environmental remote sensing.

NE Climate Science Center (NECSC)

The Northeast Climate Center (NECSC) is part of a federal network of eight Climate Science Centers created to provide scientific information, tools, and techniques that managers and other parties interested in land, water, wildlife and cultural resources can use to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change.

Process Design & Control Center

Located in Chemical Engineering, the center was set up to develop "expert systems" for the design, retrofitting, and control of petrochemical, polymer, and batch processes.

The University of Massachusetts NanoMedecine Institute

The primary objective of the Institute is to establish a vigorous interdisciplinary research program on applications of nanotechnology in medicine. In addition to fundamental research, the Institute is also developing an intellectual property portfolio and strategic partnerships with industry to accelerate technology transfer, workforce training, and economic development.

UMass Transportation Center

Housed within the College of Engineering, the center initiates, coordinates, and facilitates transportation research for the five campus UMass system. The center facilitates research to find both applied and long-term innovative solutions. Research is done in the areas of planning, safety, economics, environmental protection, education, technology transfer, and public service.

Wind Energy Center

Founded in 1972, the Wind Energy Center is a leading institution in wind energy engineering nationally and internationally and is involved with a wide range of activities. These include wind resource and external design conditions, wind turbine aerodynamics and structural dynamics, hybrid power systems, offshore wind energy, energy storage and environmental and economic studies.

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Antennas, Microwave, Sub-millimeter and Terahertz
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Bioengineering, Mechanical
  • Biofuels
  • Biomass Conversion
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Electronics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Brittle Materials, Mechanical Behavior and Fracture
  • Catalysis
  • Cellular Engineering
  • Climate impact
  • Colloids
  • Communication Systems
  • Computational Electromagnetics
  • Computational Fluid Mechanics
  • Computational Nanoelectronics
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Systems
  • Computer-aided Design and Test
  • Control Systems
  • Design Automation, Mechanical
  • Design Optimization, Mechanical
  • Distillation Systems
  • Distributed Sensing
  • Embedded Systems and Security
  • Energy Conservation, Industrial and Residential
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Geotechnology
  • Fault-tolerant Computing
  • Geotechnology, Environmental and General
  • Human Factors
  • Image Processing, Stochastic
  • Injection Molding
  • Intelligent Manufacturing Systems
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Materials Processing
  • Mechanical Behavior of Polymers
  • Mechanics
  • Mechatronics
  • Membranes
  • Metabolic Engineering
  • Microfluidics
  • Microwave Remote Sensing
  • Multi-Agent System
  • Nanophase Materials Synthesis and Modeling
  • Nanoscale Fabrics and Architectures
  • Networks, Communication and Computer
  • Olefin Polymerization
  • Operations Research and Applied Probability
  • Polymerization, Olefin
  • Process Automation, Mechanical
  • Process Design and Control, Chemical
  • Product Design, Mechanical
  • Radar Networks
  • Radar and Radiometer Instruments
  • Rheo-Optics
  • Signal Processing, Digital
  • Soil Behavior
  • Solid State Devices
  • Structures and Structural Engineering
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Energy Technology
  • System Modeling & Simulation
  • Systems Engineering
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Transportation Safety
  • VLSI Design
  • Water Quality Modeling
  • Water Resources
  • Water and Waste Water Treatment
  • Watershed Modeling
  • Weather Radars
  • Wireless Systems

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

No formal graduate dual degree program.

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Chemical Engineering
Appointments: 4 0 4 0 8
Stipends: $2,411 $0 $3,312 $0
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Appointments: 9 6 72 1 88
Stipends: $155 $1,442 $2,083 $1,995
Computer Science1
Appointments: 12 41 146 3 202
Stipends: $4,958 $2,280 $2,485 $2,205
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Appointments: 17 15 85 0 117
Stipends: $2,182 $2,058 $2,053 $0
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Appointments: 37 7 45 3 92
Stipends: $4,595 $2,060 $2,329 $2,000
Polymer Science & Engineering
Appointments: 10 1 79 0 90
Stipends: $3,081 $2,567 $2,815 $0
All Total Appointments 77 29 285 4 395

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