Dartmouth College - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Dartmouth College
Mailing Address: 14 Engineering Drive
City: Hanover
State: NH
Postal Code: 03755
Country: United States
Phone 603-646-2230
Fax: 603-646-1620
Website: http://www.engineering.dartmouth.edu

Head of Institution

Philip Hanlon
President
Dartmouth Colege
Dartmouth College
6001 Parkhurst
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603-646-2223
Fax: 603-646-2266
presidents.office@dartmouth.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Jenna Wheeler
Undergraduate Programs Administrator
Thayer School of Engineering
Dartmouth College
14 Engineering Drive
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603-646-3677
Fax: 603-646-1620
Jenna.D.Wheeler@dartmouth.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PRIVATE
Academic Year: QUARTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus RURAL

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?: Manchester, NH
This city's population (approx.): 110,378
Distance from Main Campus: 76

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 4,310
Total Graduate enrollment: 766
Total Professional and other enrollment: 1,305

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Medicine, Arts and Sciences

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Dartmouth College requires its applicants to submit a personal statement, transcript, and four letters of recommendation (one from a guidance counselor, two from teachers of academic subjects, and a peer reference). Students must also take the SAT or ACT and two SAT Subject Tests. All testing must be completed by January of the senior year of high school. The application deadline for Early Decision is November 1, the deadline for Regular Decision is January 1.

Recommendations

none provided

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Joseph Helble
Dean
Thayer School of Engineering
Dartmouth College
14 Engineering Drive
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603-646-2238
Fax: 603-646-2580
joseph.helble@dartmouth.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.A, BE
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.Eng., M.E.M.
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
All Engineering Sciences Graduate Brian Pogue Engineering (General)
Applied Physics and Engineering Graduate Brian Pogue Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Biomedical Engineering Graduate Brian Pogue Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Graduate Brian Pogue Chemical Engineering
Computer Engineering Graduate Brian Pogue Computer Engineering
Computer Science outside Engineering1 Both Hany Farid Computer Science (outside engineering)
Electrical Engineering Graduate Brian Pogue Electrical Engineering
Engineering Management Graduate Geoffrey Parker Engineering Management
Engineering Sciences Undergraduate Erland Schulson Engineering (General)
Manufacturing Systems Graduate Geoffrey Parker Engineering Management
Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Brian Pogue Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Graduate Brian Pogue Mechanical Engineering

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

Engineering Information

Research Centers

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Computer Science outside Engineering Computer Science (A.B.)1 Computer Science (outside engineering)
Engineering Sciences Engineering (A.B., B.E.) Engineering (General)

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
All Engineering Sciences M.Eng Engineering (General)
All Engineering Sciences Engineering Sciences (M.S.) Engineering (General)
Computer Science outside Engineering Computer Science (M.S.)1 Computer Science (outside engineering)
Engineering Management Engineering Management (M.E.M.) Engineering Management
Engineering Sciences Management Program (M.E.M.) Engineering Management
Engineering Sciences Master's of Science Engineering (General)

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
All Engineering Sciences Innovation (Ph.D.) Engineering (General)
All Engineering Sciences Engineering Science (Ph.D.) Engineering (General)
Computer Science outside Engineering Computer Science (Ph.D.)1 Computer Science (outside engineering)
Engineering Sciences Ph.D. Program 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

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Sigma Xi
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • After School Science
  • Dartmouth Aerospace Club
  • Dartmouth Energy Collaborative
  • Dartmouth Formula Racing Team
  • Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering (DHE)
  • Dartmouth Lego League
  • Dartmouth Society of Engineers
  • Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWISE)
  • MEM Council
  • Thayer Consulting Club
  • Thayer Council
  • Thayer Gear

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • other1

Other Student Support Programs

To access all supported college groups, please see http://www.dartmouth.edu/~sao/coso

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Introduction to Engineering, one of the first engineering courses that students at Thayer School take, is an introduction to the problem solving method that is a fundamental part of Thayer School's philosophy. In this course students work in teams to develop new, novel products.
Engineering Design Methodology and Project Initiation provides professional problem solving and design experience via a six month-long team project. Projects span the gamut of engineering interests of the School and students and are typically sponsored by companies and tech entrepreneurs. Students learn through experience how to: Identify a client need, define and refine the engineering problem statement, and design a component, system, or process to satisfy the need; work as professionals in an engineering consultant â€" client relationship; implement a design methodology that includes developing detailed requirements and uses a logical approach to weigh the alternatives, conduct trade studies, and make decisions; design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret the data; analyze the economic aspects of a project; and apply ethical principles to case studies and to the design project; and communicate effectively through written and verbal technical reports. Lectures focus on professional skills while weekly faculty contact with student teams ensures appropriate project progress and technical guidance. Design projects are also an integral part of various specialty courses across engineering disciplines.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College was founded in 1867. It comprises both the undergraduate Department of Engineering Sciences of Dartmouth College and a graduate professional school in engineering.
Thayer School is distinguished by its interdisciplinary nature - a school without departments, devoted to engineering as well as its application to new and emerging problems in our technological world. Our undergraduate programs emphasize interdisciplinary study in the engineering sciences within the context of a liberal-arts education; we believe that gaining a broad understanding of the world is essential for engineers who want to improve it. Engineering majors complete a Bachelor of Arts degree; most also complete an ABET accredited Bachelor of Engineering degree. Both degrees provide students with collaborative group projects, real-world problem solving, and entrepreneurial opportunities. At the graduate level we offer degrees through the doctorate, combining scholarship, design, research, experimentation, and problem solving. Areas of interdisciplinary concentration at the graduate level include Energy, Engineering in Medicine, and Complex Systems, and a Ph.D. Innovation Program helps engineering Ph.D. students develop the additional skills needed to be innovators and entrepreneurs. Our basic objective is to provide sound technological leadership for the coming decades.


Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
All Engineering Sciences 19 11 9 39
Applied Physics and Engineering 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0
Computer Science outside Engineering1 10 2 7 19
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0
Engineering Management 0 0 0 0
Engineering Sciences 0 0 0 0
Manufacturing Systems 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0
Totals: 19 11 9 39

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
All Engineering Sciences 14 9 23 23.00
Applied Physics and Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Science outside Engineering1 6 0 6 0.00
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Engineering Management 0 0 0 0.00
Engineering Sciences 0 0 0 0.00
Manufacturing Systems 0 0 0 0.00
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 14 9 23 23.00

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
All Engineering Sciences 38 9 47 0.00
Applied Physics and Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Science outside Engineering1 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Engineering Management 0 0 0 0.00
Engineering Sciences 0 0 0 0.00
Manufacturing Systems 0 0 0 0.00
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 38 9 47 0.00

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
All Engineering Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 14 2 0 0 17 2
Applied Physics and Engineering 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science outside Engineering1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 10 0
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manufacturing Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 14 2 0 0 17 2

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
All Engineering Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 9 2
Applied Physics and Engineering 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science outside Engineering1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manufacturing Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 9 2

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
All Engineering Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 7 2
Applied Physics and Engineering 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science outside Engineering1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 5 2
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manufacturing Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 7 2

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

New students apply to Dartmouth College and do not declare a major until their sophomore year.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Students in the spring term of their sophomore year complete a major card, have it signed by an engineering advisor and submit it to Dartmouth and the Engineering Department.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Application forms and additional information required for undergraduate admissions are available through the Common Application at www.commonapp.org or through our website, www.dartmouth.edu/apply. Forms required for First Year Admission include: Personal Information and Personal Statement, Secondary School Report, two letters of recommendation from teachers, Peer Evaluation, Mid-Year Secondary School Report, and the Common Application Supplement. The following standardized tests are also required of all applicants: the SAT or ACT and any two SAT Subject Tests. International students whose native language is not English or have not been schooled in English language secondary school must also submit the TOEFL.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

S/A

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Students who have graduated from high school with a high school diploma or a GED and have enrolled in a post-secondary institution of any kind, should apply as transfer applicants. If you are an international student at a U.S. university or a university overseas, you must use the transfer application. The transfer application is available through the Common Application at www.commonapp.org or through our website, www.dartmouth.edu/apply. The application deadline is March 1st.

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $51,438
Room & Board: $14,736
Books & Supplies: $1,260
Other Expenses: $2,040
Estimated avg. course load per term: 3
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

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

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 3,118
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 343
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 160
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 98%
Note: New students apply to Dartmouth College and do not declare a major until the spring term of their sophomore year. Ranking is only for those that provided ranking with an engineering interest.

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Reading Range:
Writing Range:
Combined Range:
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
Computer Science (A.B.)1 0 0 88 90 178 0
Engineering (A.B., B.E.) 268 160 95 176 699 0
Totals: 268 160 95 176 699 0

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
Computer Science (A.B.)1
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 (A.B., B.E.)
Men 16 0 1 0 19 0 6 0 20 0 15 0 0 0 73 0 5 0 155 0
Women 9 0 3 0 12 0 5 0 13 0 14 0 0 0 56 0 1 0 113 0
Totals: 25 0 4 0 31 0 11 0 33 0 29 0 0 0 129 0 6 0 268 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
Computer Science (A.B.)1
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 (A.B., B.E.)
Men 10 0 2 0 7 0 2 0 14 0 13 0 0 0 52 0 2 0 102 0
Women 6 0 1 0 6 0 2 0 13 0 3 0 0 0 26 0 1 0 58 0
Totals: 16 0 3 0 13 0 4 0 27 0 16 0 0 0 78 0 3 0 160 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
Computer Science (A.B.)1
Men 7 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 14 0 1 0 0 0 29 0 0 0 57 0
Women 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 31 0
Engineering (A.B., B.E.)
Men 10 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 0 3 0 0 0 33 0 0 0 56 0
Women 6 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 4 0 5 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 39 0
Totals: 16 0 0 0 9 0 2 0 11 0 8 0 0 0 49 0 0 0 95 0

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
Computer Science (A.B.)1
Men 7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 1 0 0 0 34 0 0 0 61 0
Women 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 29 0
Engineering (A.B., B.E.)
Men 12 0 12 0 4 0 2 0 9 0 4 0 1 0 61 0 0 0 105 0
Women 8 0 7 0 3 0 1 0 12 0 5 0 0 0 35 0 0 0 71 0
Totals: 20 0 19 0 7 0 3 0 21 0 9 0 1 0 96 0 0 0 176 0

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
Computer Science (A.B.)1 8 5 5 0 20 5 0 29 3 75 54 21
Engineering (A.B., B.E.) 21 10 17 6 27 7 0 112 0 200 112 88
Note: Average length of A.B. program: 4 years. Average length of combined AB/BE (ABET accredited) program: 4.5 years. Note: Students encouraged to do at least one internship (Co-Op).
Totals: 21 10 17 6 27 7 0 112 0 200 112 88

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
Computer Science (A.B.)1 5 3 2 3 4 1 0 0 16 4 3 2 0 0 23 6 1 2 75
Engineering (A.B., B.E.) 12 9 7 3 11 6 5 1 7 20 5 2 0 0 65 47 0 0 200
Note: Average length of A.B. program: 4 years. Average length of combined AB/BE (ABET accredited) program: 4.5 years. Note: Students encouraged to do at least one internship (Co-Op).
Totals: 12 9 7 3 11 6 5 1 7 20 5 2 0 0 65 47 0 0 200

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

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

The usual 2-1-1-1 enrollment pattern allows selected students to spend their junior year at Dartmouth, normally taking six engineering sciences courses and three humanities or social sciences electives. After this, they return to their original university or college for their senior year, complete their undergraduate program, and receive their undergraduate degree there. They then return to the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth for a final year of study leading to the Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree.

A 3-2 enrollment pattern is also available: 3 years at their home university or college, followed by 1 year (their senior year) at Dartmouth College and then 1 year at Thayer School. The undergraduate degree from the home college is received after the fourth or fifth year, and the BE degree from Thayer is awarded after successfully completing the fifth year.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

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.
Computer Science (A.B.)1 no 0.00 0.00 Both None
Engineering (A.B., B.E.) yes 5.00 5.00 Day Optional
Note: Average length of A.B. program: 4 years. Average length of combined AB/BE (ABET accredited) program: 4.5 years. Note: Students encouraged to do at least one internship (Co-Op).

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

Graduate students apply directly to Thayer School. The online application and application instructions are available at http://engineering.dartmouth.edu/academics/admissions/graduate/application. Requirements for all graduate degree applications include an application fee of $45, a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, mathematics, or the physical sciences, three recommendations on official letterhead, official transcripts, official GRE scores and official TOEFL or IELTS scores (where English is not the native language).

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Application, application fee, official GRE scores, official TOEFL or IELTS scores, three letters of recommendation on official letterhead, official transcripts (one from each school attended).

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Application, application fee, official GRE scores, official TOEFL scores (where English is not the native language), three letters of recommendation on official letterhead, official transcripts (one from each school attended).

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Students wishing to transfer from another school must include a letter of recommendation from their current advisor (on official letterhead), and a current official transcript with their application material. Application material includes an application, application fee, official GRE scores, official TOEFL or IELTSscores (for international students), three official letters of recommendation (one from current adviser) and one official transcript from each institution attended.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Graduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $49,998
Room & Board: $17,325
Books & Supplies: $1,035
Other Expenses: $8,250
Estimated avg. course load per term: 3
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), College Scholarship Service Financial Aid PROFILE (CCS/PROFILE), PROFILE, FAFSA

Additional Financial Aid Information

All B.E. & M.E.M. applicants applying for financial aid must submit the CSS PROFILE form, available online at www.collegeboard.com and use Thayer School's PROFILE number, 3355. M.S. & Ph.D. applicants will be considered for financial aid if they so indicate on the application form. The MEng is course-based, therefore financial aid is not available.

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 765
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 157
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 87

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
Computer Science (M.S.)1
Men 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 32 0
Women 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 24 0
Engineering Management (M.E.M.)
Men 53 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 67 0
Women 25 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 31 0
Engineering Sciences (M.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
M.Eng
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 80 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 109 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
Computer Science (Ph.D.)1
Men 26 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 38 0
Women 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Engineering Science (Ph.D.)
Men 32 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 27 0 1 0 68 0
Women 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 20 0
Innovation (Ph.D.)
Men 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 10 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 0
Totals: 43 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 0 0 46 0 2 0 104 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
Computer Science (M.S.)1 30 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 35 23 12
Engineering Management (M.E.M.) 27 0 0 0 2 1 0 7 0 37 25 12
Engineering Sciences (M.S.) 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 2 0 8 5 3
M.Eng 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Management Program (M.E.M.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Master's of Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 29 0 1 0 5 1 0 10 0 46 31 15

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
Computer Science (M.S.)1 20 10 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 35
Engineering Management (M.E.M.) 18 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 6 1 0 0 37
Engineering Sciences (M.S.) 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 8
M.Eng 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Management Program (M.E.M.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Master's of Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 20 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 8 2 0 0 46

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
Computer Science (M.S.)1 35 0 35
Engineering Management (M.E.M.) 0 37 37
Engineering Sciences (M.S.) 8 0 8
M.Eng 0 1 1
Management Program (M.E.M.) 0 0 0
Master's of Science 0 0 0
Totals: 8 38 46

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
Computer Science (Ph.D.)1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 9 7 2
Engineering Science (Ph.D.) 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 11 9 2
Innovation (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 2 1
Ph.D. Program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 14 11 3

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
Computer Science (Ph.D.)1 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9
Engineering Science (Ph.D.) 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 11
Innovation (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Ph.D. Program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 14

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
All Engineering Sciences
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $15,080,969 Industry: $3,542,110 Priv/Non: $3,874,136
State: $81,708 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $22,578,923
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Applied Physics and Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Biomedical Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science outside Engineering1
Total#: Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $2,909,199 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $2,909,199
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Engineering Management
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Manufacturing Systems
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Materials Science and Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $15,080,969 Industry: $3,542,110 Priv/Non: $3,874,136
State: $81,708 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $22,578,923

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

Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0


Grand Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $15,080,969 Industry: $3,542,110 Priv/Non: $3,874,136
State: $81,708 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $22,578,923

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

All Engineering Sciences

The Thayer School of Engineering provides a broad engineering environment, free of departmental boundaries; this approach fosters cross-disciplinary investigations. At the graduate level we offer degrees through the doctorate, combining scholarship, design, research, experimentation, and problem solving. Areas of interdisciplinary concentration at the graduate level include Energy, Engineering in Medicine, and Complex Systems. Specific current topics for these areas are included in the Graduate Subject Areas of this survey. For comparison, we note below how faculty research might be categorized in traditional engineering subject areas:

Applied Physics and Engineering

Interdisciplinary research in this area includes computer modeling of near-earth space plasmas, studies of natural electromagnetic emissions and auroral phenomena, transport mechanisms in semiconductor optoelectronic devices, optical propogation and diffraction, nanostructures and molecular materials, medical physics, radiation physics, and ice physics

Biomedical Engineering

Collaborative biomedical engineering research between the Thayer School and the Dartmouth Medical School/Hitchcock Medical Center includes work on imaging and biomechanics, such as optical light scattering, impedance tomography, microwave and ultrasound/MRI methods for cancer imaging, modeling of brain deformations during surgery for computer aided surgery, modeling of stress leading to failure in abdominal aorta, design and analysis of orthopedic prostheses, biomaterials and cartilage growth and repair, therapeutic applications of heat through microwave antenna applicators for fallopian tube occlusion and for cornea reshaping, optical microscopy, respiratory physiology, quantitative electrophysiology, photodynamic cancer therapy, and effects of unintended heating during defribillation.

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Biotechnology and biocommodity engineering research at Thayer includes work on biomass hydrolysis and pretreatment, consolidated bioprocessing, process design and evaluation, innovative bioreactor design, redesign of protein scaffolds by biomolecular engineering, and metabolic engineering through the development and characterization of new host organisms for production of proteins and other metabolites via recombinant DNA technology. Research in other areas of chemical engineering (e.g. environmental science and engineering, fluid mechanics and materials science and engineering)is as described below.

Computer Engineering

Research in computer engineering includes mobile agent systems, distributed simulation systems, advanced signal processing techniques for information retrieval, test and design of VLSI circuits, mobile and wireless computing, smart sensor networks, communications theory and systems, network modeling and protocol design, and performance analysis of communications networks.

Computer Science outside Engineering

Research in computer science includes algorithms, computational biology, computational geometry, computational learning, computer vision, graphics, information retrieval, mobile computing, multimedia, networks, parallel I/O, robotics, security, and signal image processing.

Electrical Engineering

Research in electrical engineering includes signal and image processing for three dimensional microscopy, nonlinear optics, optoelectronic devices, optical communication links, computational electromagnetics, power electronics and micro-magnetic devices, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and space physics including computer modeling of plasma, femtosecond pulse propogation in dispersive media, magnetofluid and electromagnetic processes in the near earth space environment, as well as ground-based and rocket-based experiments in the near-earth space environment.

Engineering Management

Partnering with the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, the Thayer School of Engineering offers a Masters in Engineering Management degree program (MEM), which draws on the strenghts of both schools and typically includes projects and internships with leading industry.

Manufacturing Systems

Manufacturing systems research at Thayer includes work on systems design and systems control, systems operational loading and planning, and systems performance analysis. The work includes systems configuration generation ranging from traditional fixed positions to flexible positioning and analysis of capacities under uniform and non-uniform loadings, simulation of systems performance, control architectures such as holonic and agent-based control approaches, as well as scheduling approaches including reactive scheduling and inter-related planning and dispatching tools. In addition, research work on concurrent engineering in this field relates to product design for manufacturability and assembly and includes internet-based software tools to support design chain and supply chain engagement in the product design process.

Materials Science and Engineering

Materials based research covers a spectrum of research which benefits from the non-departmental nature of the Thayer School, including work on thin films for optical applications, intermetallic compounds for high-temperature structural applications, recrystallization of metals, nanomaterials particularly for magnetic applications, the mechanical, adhesion, and electrical properties of ice, friction and wear of polymer composites and metal matrix composites, and materials for prosthetic joints; rheology of complex fluids, and molecularly imprinted polymers.

Mechanical Engineering

Research in mechanical engineering focuses on a number of interdisciplinary projects such as tribological studies of wear, contact fatigue, and friction of polymers, polymer composites, and hard coatings; damage detection in smart structures; active noise control; modeling control, and diagnostics of complex systems; system indentification and learning control; biomechanical design of orthopedic prostheses, neurosurgery and the mechanical deformation response of the human brain, the vascular biomechanics of aneurysms, ice mechanics; interfacial fluid mechanics and particulate flows.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Thayer School of Engineering and the Dartmouth Medical School offer a M.D./Ph.D. program in biomedical engineering. Typically a 6 to 7 year program, students must complete the 4 year M.D. curriculum at the Medical School and 5 terms in residence at Thayer School. The sequence in which the requirements are fulfilled varies from student to student. Application to the M.D./Ph.D. program is made through Dartmouth Medical School.

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
All Engineering Sciences
Appointments: 30 21 77 6 134
Stipends: $2,210 $950 $2,410 $0
Applied Physics and Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Biomedical Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Computer Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Computer Science outside Engineering1
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Electrical Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Engineering Management
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Manufacturing Systems
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Materials Science and Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 30 21 77 6 134

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