University of Rochester - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: University of Rochester
Mailing Address: University of Rochester
500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd.
City: Rochester
State: NY
Postal Code: 14627
Country: United States
Phone 585-275-2121
Fax:
Website: http://www.rochester.edu/

Head of Institution

Joel Seligman
President and CEO
Office of the President
University of Rochester
240 Wallis Hall
Box 270011
Rochester, NY 14627-0011
Phone: 585-275-8356
Fax: 585-256-2473
seligman@rochester.edu

Engineering College Inquiries

Bob Marcotte
Communications Officer, Science & Engineering
Office of University Communications
University of Rochester
22C WALLIS HALL BOX 270044
Box 270044
Rochester, NY 14627
Phone: 585-329-3583
bmarcotte@ur.rochester.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Jonathan Burdick
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Admissions
University of Rochester
RC Box 270251
Rochester, NY 14627-0251
Phone: 585-275-3221
Fax: 585-461-4595
admit@admissions.rochester.edu

Lisa Norwood
Assistant Dean
Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
University of Rochester
Lattimore Hall 303
Box 270076
Rochester, NY 14627-0076
Phone: 585-275-4155
Fax: 585-461-4735
lisa.norwood@rochester.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Gretchen Briscoe
Director of Graduate Enrollment - Arts, Sciences and Engineering
Arts, Sciences and Engineering
University of Rochester
Lattimore Hall 302
Box 270401
Rochester, NY 14627-0401
Phone: 585-275-2059
Fax: 585-273-2943
gretchen.briscoe@rochester.edu

Institution Information

General Information


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

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: Yes
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Rochester, NY
This city's population (approx.): 210,358
Distance from Main Campus: 2

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 6,389
Total Graduate enrollment: 4,411
Total Professional and other enrollment: 431

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Dentistry, Education, Medicine, Nursing, Music, School of Arts & Sciences

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Our faculty review committee employs a holistic approach to the evaluation of applicants to our graduate programs. All applicants are evaluated on the basis of past academic performance, letters of support, and personal accomplishments. GRE scores are required for graduate admissions and we require the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for any applicant whose first language is not English. Students may submit the IELTS test in lieu of the TOEFL.

All undergraduate students at the University (except those admitted to the Eastman School of Music) are formally enrolled in the College. At the end of the sophomore year, they are expected to apply for admission to a specific degree program (or “concentration”).

Recommendations

Graduate Programs: Each department determines whether applicants have sufficient preparation to enter a given program, emphasizing the quality of their preparation rather than the particular academic program they completed or the credits they earned. Substantial background in proposed field of study, research experience, and letters of recommendation from faculty members help determine a prospective student's level of preparation.

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Wendi Heinzelman
Dean, Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences & Senior Vice President for Research
Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
University of Rochester
Lattimore Hall 309
RC Box 270076
Rochester, NY 14627-0076
Phone: 585-273-3958
Fax: 585-461-4735
wendi.heinzelman@rochester.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.A, 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

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Both Diane Dalecki Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Both Matthew Yates Chemical Engineering
Note: The Chemical Engineering Department includes degree programs in Chemical Engineering (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.) and Alternative Energy (M.S.)
Computer Science Both Sandhya Dwarkadas Computer Science (inside engineering)
Note: The Department of Computer Science officially joined the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences on July 1, 2009
Electrical and Computer Engineering Both Mark Bocko Electrical/Computer Engineering
Note: The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department includes degree programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.) and Audio and Music Engineering (B.S.)
Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Both Other Engineering Disciplines
Note: Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences includes several degree granting interdepartmental programs: Engineering Science (B.A.), Geomechanics (B.S.), Interdepartmental Engineering (B.S.), Materials Science (M.S., Ph.D.), and Technical Entrepreneurship and Management-TEAM (M.S.).
Mechanical Engineering Both John Lambropoulos Mechanical Engineering
The Institute of Optics Both Xi-Cheng Zhang Other Engineering Disciplines
Note: The Institute of Optics includes degree programs in Optics (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.) and Optical Engineering (B.S.).

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Center for Emerging & Innovative Sciences Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Mark Bocko
Laboratory for Laser Energetics Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Robert McCrory
Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound Biomedical Engineering INCOLL Diane Dalecki

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.S.) Chemical Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (B.S. and B.A.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Audio and Music Engineering (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering (B.S.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Interdepartmental Engineering (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Geomechanics (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Engineering Science (B.A.) Engineering (General)
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering
The Institute of Optics Optical Engineering (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
The Institute of Optics Optics (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Alternative Energy (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.S.) Chemical Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Materials Science (M.S.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Technical Entrepreneurship and Management-TEAM (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering
The Institute of Optics Optics (M.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) Chemical Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (Ph.D.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Materials Science (Ph.D.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering
The Institute of Optics Optics (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Biomedical Engineering
  1. Molecular, Cell and Tissue Engineering
  2. Medical Imaging
  3. Biomedical Optics
  4. Biomechanics
  5. Neuroengineering
Chemical Engineering
  1. Advanced Materials
  2. Alternative Energy
  3. Solar Cells
  4. Nanotechnology
  5. Biofuels
  6. Biotechnology
  7. Fuel Cell Catalysts
  8. Eletrochemical Engineering
  9. Lithium Ion Battery
  10. Medical Devices
Computer Science
  1. Artificial Intelligence - Augmented Reality
  2. Artificial Intelligence - Computer Vision
  3. Artificial Intelligence - Data Mining
  4. Artificial Intelligence - Human Computer Interaction
  5. Artificial Intelligence - Knowledge Acquisition
  6. Artificial Intelligence - Knowledge Representation
  7. Artificial Intelligence - Machine Learning
  8. Artificial Intelligence - Machine Translation
  9. Imaging
  10. Inertial Confinement Fusion
  11. Interfacial and Transport Processes
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. Computer Systems and Microelectronics
  2. Optoelectronics and Nanoelectronics
  3. Signal Processing and Biomedical Imaging
  4. Communications
  5. Electromechanics and Electrostatics
Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  1. Interdepartmental Programs
  2. Materials Science
  3. Technical Entrepreneurship and Management-TEAM
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Applied Mechanics
  2. Biomechanics of Soft and Hard Tissue
  3. Fusion and Plasma Physics
  4. Fracture and Fatigue
  5. Optics Manufacturing
  6. Fuel Cell Materials
  7. Optical Materials and Precision Engineering
  8. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
The Institute of Optics
  1. Biomedical Optics
  2. Fibers & Optical Communication
  3. Image Science & Systems
  4. Nano Optics
  5. Nonlinear Optics
  6. Optical Fabrication & Testing
  7. Optical Engineering & Design
  8. Optical Materials
  9. Optoelectronics & Lasers
  10. Physical Optics
  11. Quantum Optics

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Eta Mu Beta
  • Golden Key
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Tau Beta Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • Acoustical Society of America
  • Am. Inst. of Chemical Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Materials Research Society
  • Mini-Baja Club
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Optical Society of America
  • Soc. of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Soc. of Women Engineers
  • Tau Beta Pi

Local Groups

  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Engineers for a Sustainable World
  • STEM Initiative
  • Solar Splash
  • UR Robotics Club

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

Other Student Support Programs

Early Connection Opportunity Program
Higher Education Opportunity Program
Office of Minority Student Affairs
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity in Science and Engineering
College Writing Center
College Advising Services

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

The Forbes Entrepreneurial Award is a yearly, endowed award intended to encourage full-time engineering seniors to consider the commercial potential of their design projects. Departments also sponsor individual and group design projects as part of coursework. Members of the student-run Mini-Baja team design, build and enter a Mini-Baja Race Car competition annually (or semi-annually). They learn many new skills, including basic car mechanics, welding, and how to machine metal parts. Similarly, students involved in Solar Splash design and build a solar powered boat yearly for a national competition.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers degree programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts (Engineering Science), Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Based on the fundamentals of science and engineering, the programs exist in, and benefit from, a research university environment. The Hajim School has established pioneering programs in Optics, Imaging, and Biomedical Engineering, along with focused programs in more traditional fields.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Biomedical Engineering 4 5 3 12
Chemical Engineering 7 0 4 11
Computer Science 8 4 5 17
Electrical and Computer Engineering 8 6 5 19
Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 9 1 6 16
The Institute of Optics 13 3 1 17
Totals: 49 19 24 92

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Biomedical Engineering 0 3 3 0.27
Chemical Engineering 2 3 5 0.20
Computer Science 2 9 11 0.41
Electrical and Computer Engineering 3 7 10 0.54
Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 2 5 7 0.21
The Institute of Optics 2 7 9 0.35
Totals: 11 34 45 1.98

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Science 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 1 2 3 0.42
Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 0 1 1 0.50
The Institute of Optics 6 5 11 0.30
Totals: 7 8 15 1.22

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

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

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 3
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 7 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 7 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 7 1
Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 8 1
The Institute of Optics 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 12 1
Totals: 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 1 0 0 0 0 29 6 1 0 42 7

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 2
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 0
Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
The Institute of Optics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 13 1 0 0 17 2

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 1
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 4 2
The Institute of Optics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 0 2 1 0 0 0 7 2 1 0 1 0 9 0 1 0 20 4

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Prospective engineering students enroll in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering. At the end of the sophomore year, they apply for admission to a specific degree program (or "concentration") and are then admitted to the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. However, they do enroll in engineering courses as freshmen and are assigned to engineering faculty advisors. Students are evaluated on the strength of their applications. Admission to Rochester is based on a holistic review process that includes a “test-flexible” philosophy. Our review procedures incorporate a variety of factors, including many kinds of academic records. A wide variety of test results can fulfill this requirement.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

All departments require a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA and a 2.0 in all departmental courses. Additionally, CHE requires a 2.15 in all chemistry and chemical engineering courses, ECE requires a 2.3 in three ECE courses, the IDE (Interdepartmental) program requires a 2.7, and the Engineering Science program requires an overall 2.3.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Test of English (TOEFL) and introductory financial aid form.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same as resident students.

Residency Requirements

A minimum of 4 semesters in residence is required. Students must satisfactorily complete 64 credits in residence in order to be eligible for the bachelor's degree.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Departmentally determined; at least a 2.0 GPA is necessary, although almost all departments' requirements will be higher; completion of first 2-year curriculum as shown in the University Bulletin. Students lacking some requirements may be conditionally admitted.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 41
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 60

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $49,260
Room & Board: $14,890
Books & Supplies: $1,310
Other Expenses: $1,234
Estimated avg. course load per term: 16
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

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

Additional Financial Aid Information

Need-based and merit-based grants and scholarships, need-based and non-need-based loans, and need-based and non-need based employment eligibility.

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 16,484
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 5,572
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 1,338
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 0%
Note: Students do not apply to the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. They apply to the School of Arts, Sciences and Engineering. Students do not admit to a major until the second semester of sophomore year. The data is for all applicants.

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 760 650
Reading Range: 700 600
Writing Range: 710 610
Combined Range: 2170 1860
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 33 27
Composite Range: 33 29

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
Audio and Music Engineering (B.S.) 17 27 22 12 78 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 92 82 74 75 323 2
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 49 57 66 58 230 1
Computer Science (B.S. and B.A.) 104 110 88 110 412 4
Electrical and Computer Engineering (B.S.) 46 40 43 33 162 3
Engineering Science (B.A.) 12 4 5 11 32 0
Geomechanics (B.S.) 2 1 0 1 4 0
Interdepartmental Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 1 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 90 81 81 71 323 3
Optical Engineering (B.S.) 21 23 37 26 107 1
Optics (B.S.) 12 18 14 8 52 1
Totals: 445 443 431 405 1724 15

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
Audio and Music Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 12 0
Women 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 6 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 46 0
Women 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 0 0 21 0 3 0 46 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 27 0
Women 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 22 0
Computer Science (B.S. and B.A.)
Men 28 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 33 0 4 0 79 0
Women 12 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 25 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 15 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 3 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 37 0
Women 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 0
Engineering Science (B.A.)
Men 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 10 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Geomechanics (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Interdepartmental 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 16 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 5 0 0 0 35 0 1 0 72 0
Women 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 18 0
Optical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 14 0
Women 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 0
Optics (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 11 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 118 0 28 0 19 0 0 0 47 0 19 0 0 0 206 0 8 0 445 0

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Audio and Music Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 23 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 10 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 40 0
Women 4 0 2 0 8 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 20 0 1 0 42 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 8 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 1 0 37 0
Women 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 20 0
Computer Science (B.S. and B.A.)
Men 18 0 6 0 7 0 0 0 15 0 1 0 0 0 37 0 1 0 85 0
Women 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 25 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 10 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 31 0
Women 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 0
Engineering Science (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Geomechanics (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 1 0 0 0 1 0
Interdepartmental 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 10 0 6 0 10 0 0 0 4 0 5 0 0 0 25 0 1 0 61 0
Women 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 20 0
Optical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 19 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Optics (B.S.)
Men 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 14 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Totals: 93 0 29 0 41 0 0 0 50 0 14 0 0 0 210 0 6 0 443 0

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Audio and Music Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 19 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 8 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 8 0 2 0 0 0 17 0 1 0 39 0
Women 8 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 35 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 1 0 33 0
Women 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 14 0 2 0 33 0
Computer Science (B.S. and B.A.)
Men 12 0 4 0 4 0 1 0 6 0 3 0 0 0 36 0 1 0 67 0
Women 6 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 21 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 18 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 37 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 6 0
Engineering Science (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Geomechanics (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
Interdepartmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 11 0 1 0 11 0 0 0 6 0 6 0 0 0 30 0 0 0 65 0
Women 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 16 0
Optical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 25 0
Women 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 12 0
Optics (B.S.)
Men 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 13 1
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 101 0 24 0 33 0 1 0 53 0 15 0 0 0 195 1 9 0 431 1

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
Audio and Music Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 9 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 10 0 1 0 0 0 8 1 3 0 0 0 17 1 1 0 46 2
Women 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 29 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 1 0 33 0
Women 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 14 0 1 0 25 1
Computer Science (B.S. and B.A.)
Men 17 0 7 1 5 0 0 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 35 3 2 0 74 4
Women 8 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 13 0 1 0 36 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 8 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 7 2 1 0 25 3
Women 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 0
Engineering Science (B.A.)
Men 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Women 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Geomechanics (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Interdepartmental 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 11 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 7 0 3 0 0 0 26 1 0 0 52 3
Women 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 2 0 19 0
Optical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 16 1
Women 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 10 0
Optics (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 82 2 41 1 20 1 0 0 44 3 21 0 0 0 185 7 12 0 405 14

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
Audio and Music Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 8 5 3 0 9 0 0 34 3 62 34 28
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 7 6 0 1 3 4 0 29 2 52 33 19
Computer Science (B.S. and B.A.) 16 4 3 1 12 1 0 34 3 74 52 22
Electrical and Computer Engineering (B.S.) 8 1 3 0 4 2 0 18 1 37 34 3
Engineering Science (B.A.) 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 6 4 2
Geomechanics (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Interdepartmental Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 11 8 4 0 6 4 0 31 2 66 52 14
Optical Engineering (B.S.) 7 7 2 0 2 0 1 16 0 35 25 10
Note: The Optical Engineering program is new to the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences as of Fall 2010.
Optics (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 58 32 15 2 37 13 1 163 11 332 234 98

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
Audio and Music Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 3 5 3 2 0 3 0 0 5 4 0 0 0 0 20 14 3 0 62
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 2 5 4 2 0 0 1 0 3 0 3 1 0 0 19 10 1 1 52
Computer Science (B.S. and B.A.) 9 7 4 0 1 2 1 0 7 5 1 0 0 0 29 5 0 3 74
Electrical and Computer Engineering (B.S.) 7 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 17 1 1 0 37
Engineering Science (B.A.) 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6
Geomechanics (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Interdepartmental Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 7 4 7 1 4 0 0 0 4 2 2 2 0 0 26 5 2 0 66
Optical Engineering (B.S.) 4 3 5 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 11 5 0 0 35
Note: The Optical Engineering program is new to the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences as of Fall 2010.
Optics (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 32 26 25 7 10 5 2 0 25 12 10 3 1 0 122 41 7 4 332

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Students may earn two degrees in the Hajim School. Or they may earn a B.S. in the Hajim School and a B.A. or B.S. in the School of Arts and Sciences or a B.M. from the Eastman School of Music. Students essentially complete a program similar to a two-college program but do so entirely at UR.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

43

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.
Audio and Music Engineering (B.S.) no 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Computer Science (B.S. and B.A.) no 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Electrical and Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Engineering Science (B.A.) no 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Geomechanics (B.S.) no 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Interdepartmental Engineering (B.S.) no 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Optical Engineering (B.S.) no 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Note: The Optical Engineering program is new to the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences as of Fall 2010.
Optics (B.S.) no 4.00 4.00 Day Optional

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Admission to full-time graduate school for the beginning of the fall semester. Limited admission to full-time graduate school beginning of spring semester in some programs. Part-time students may begin study in either semester. Applicants for financial aid beginning in Sept. should submit complete applications by preceding Jan. 1. GRE scores are strongly recommended or required in certain departments. International students whose native language is not English must submit scores for either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Application deadline is January 1 unless otherwise noted on program website. Only electronic applications are accepted.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

For graduate study information on various departments, please contact: Gretchen Briscoe at gretchen.briscoe@rochester.edu World Wide Web: http://www.hajim.rochester.edu/

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

TOEFL or IELTS examination required of all applicants whose native language is not English.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same as resident students.

Residency Requirements

A minimum of two consecutive semesters in residence is required for the Ph.D. degree.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Master's degrees or courses taken at graduate levels may be considered for transfer credit if they form an integral part of the proposed program of study and if taken within five years of matriculation in a Ph.D. program. Grades must be B or higher. Of the minimum 30 credit hours in a master's degree, up to 10 may be accepted as transfer credit. Courses may apply toward degree requirements if they form an integral part of the proposed program of study, if taken within five years of matriculation with a grade of B or higher, and if the course(s) have not been used in another graduate degree. Approval of the faculty advisor and the Dean of Graduate Studies is required for any transfer credit.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Graduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $36,912
Room & Board: $11,970
Books & Supplies: $1,310
Other Expenses: $2,250
Estimated avg. course load per term: 12
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)

Additional Financial Aid Information

Need-based and non-need-based loans. (Tuition waivers and stipends are awarded by the individual department and may require additional application materials)

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 2,461
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 936
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 215

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
Alternative Energy (M.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 6 1 1 0 11 1
Women 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 12 1
Chemical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 14 0
Women 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Computer Science (M.S.)
Men 29 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 30 4
Women 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 33 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 46 0
Women 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
Materials Science (M.S.)
Men 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 15 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 9 1
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 1
Optics (M.S.)
Men 20 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 4 1 0 32 4
Women 9 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 12 1
Technical Entrepreneurship and Management-TEAM (M.S.)
Men 19 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 29 3
Women 5 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 13 3
Totals: 170 5 8 1 8 0 0 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 51 15 5 0 250 21

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 23 0
Women 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 18 0
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 13 0
Women 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
Computer Science (Ph.D.)
Men 34 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 50 0
Women 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 43 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 57 1
Women 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 0
Materials Science (Ph.D.)
Men 12 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 15 0
Women 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 15 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 21 0
Women 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Optics (Ph.D.)
Men 26 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 29 0 1 0 63 0
Women 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 1 0 20 0
Totals: 186 1 5 0 7 0 1 0 13 0 5 0 0 0 97 0 4 0 318 1

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
Alternative Energy (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 14 0 24 10 14
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 16 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 23 16 7
Computer Science (M.S.) 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 19 17 2
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 50 0 2 0 0 1 0 4 0 57 40 17
Materials Science (M.S.) 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 8 5 3
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 4 0
Optics (M.S.) 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 12 0 24 19 5
Technical Entrepreneurship and Management-TEAM (M.S.) 20 0 2 0 2 0 0 6 1 31 21 10
Totals: 123 5 7 0 4 1 0 49 1 190 132 58

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
Alternative Energy (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 2 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 8 0 0 24
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 9 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 23
Computer Science (M.S.) 11 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 19
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 34 16 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 57
Materials Science (M.S.) 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
Optics (M.S.) 9 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 4 0 0 24
Technical Entrepreneurship and Management-TEAM (M.S.) 12 8 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 31
Totals: 81 42 4 1 5 2 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 36 13 1 0 190

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
Alternative Energy (M.S.) 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 3 21 24
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 3 20 23
Computer Science (M.S.) 12 7 19
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 4 53 57
Materials Science (M.S.) 0 8 8
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 2 2 4
Optics (M.S.) 2 22 24
Technical Entrepreneurship and Management-TEAM (M.S.) 0 31 31
Totals: 26 164 190

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 8 6 2
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 5 1
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 4 1
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 10 7 3
Materials Science (Ph.D.) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 2 1
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 3 1
Optics (Ph.D.) 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 9 9 0
Totals: 22 3 1 0 2 1 0 16 0 45 36 9

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 8
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 10
Materials Science (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
Optics (Ph.D.) 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 9
Totals: 16 6 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 14 2 0 0 45

Graduate

Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

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

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Biomedical Engineering
Total#: 38 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $60
Fed/Nat: $3,541,815 Industry: $235,713 Priv/Non: $10,862
State: $43,074 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $3,831,524
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical Engineering
Total#: 8 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $5,863
Fed/Nat: $582,991 Industry: $193,756 Priv/Non: $42,752
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $825,362
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science
Total#: 37 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $2,361
Fed/Nat: $2,514,360 Industry: $307,745 Priv/Non: $307,405
State: $848,652 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $3,980,523
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Total#: 41 Foreign: $13,774 Indiv: $4,937
Fed/Nat: $2,182,116 Industry: $509,480 Priv/Non: $237,536
State: $44,018 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $2,991,861
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: 18 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $8,744
Fed/Nat: $960,485 Industry: $69,157 Priv/Non: $163,605
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,201,991
Engineering Department External Funding Source
The Institute of Optics
Total#: 75 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $18,106
Fed/Nat: $5,547,240 Industry: $1,837,272 Priv/Non: $496,880
State: $52,742 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $7,952,240
Totals:
Total#: 217 Foreign: $13,774 Indiv: $40,071
Fed/Nat: $15,329,007 Industry: $3,153,123 Priv/Non: $1,259,040
State: $988,486 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $20,783,501

Expenditures by Research Center

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

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Emerging & Innovative Sciences
Total#: 6 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $278,337 Industry: $76,448 Priv/Non: $0
State: $882,355 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,237,140
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Laboratory for Laser Energetics
Total#: 18 Foreign: $624,677 Indiv: $13,358
Fed/Nat: $61,272,262 Industry: $1,613,947 Priv/Non: $3,140,443
State: $576,206 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $67,240,893
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 24 Foreign: $624,677 Indiv: $13,358
Fed/Nat: $61,550,599 Industry: $1,690,395 Priv/Non: $3,140,443
State: $1,458,561 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $68,478,033


Grand Totals:
Total#: 241 Foreign: $638,451 Indiv: $53,429
Fed/Nat: $76,879,606 Industry: $4,843,518 Priv/Non: $4,399,483
State: $2,447,047 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $89,261,534

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Graduate

Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Biomedical Engineering

Our research activities are diverse, ranging from medical imaging and image analysis to molecular and cellular engineering. In medical imaging we encompass ultrasound sonoelastography, MR image analysis for computer aided diagnostics, and optical imaging for cancer characterization. In molecular, cell and tissue engineering, we focus on biomaterial scaffolds for tissue generation, especially in musculoskeletal applications, cell-cell and cell-molecular interactions in inflammation, nano-structured materials for bioseparations and bioeffects of ultrasound in wound healing and tissue patterning. In neuroengineering we are primarily focused on cell to systems level investigations of the auditory system, but also engage in systems level research on the oculo-vestibular system. In biomechanics we are engaged in computational models of musculoskeletal tissues in relation to obesity and gait, cellular mechanics, and the mechanics of adhesion.

Chemical Engineering

The fundamental chemical engineering principles that we emphasize can be applied to a wide rage of disciplines. Chemical Engineering offers a diverse portfolio of research projects that cut across traditional fields. Our research is organized into pivotal areas which we feel will largely impact technology in areas related to energy, sustainability and the environment.

Computer Science

Our research activities are focused in: Artificial intelligence (natural language understanding, human computer interaction, knowledge acquisition, computer vision, mobile robotics, augmented reality, virtual reality, neural computation, machine learning, data mining); Systems (parallel and distributed systems mobile computing, compilers, networks, routine support systems); Theory (complexity theory algorithms, bioinformatics); Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Social Media, Biomedical Informatics, Human Computer Interaction, and Ubiquitous and Mobile Computing.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers courses of study leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Ph.D. students are fully supported by the faculty's various research initiatives in the following areas: bioinformatics, communications, computer engineering, digital audio signal processing, energy, image processing, integrated circuits, medical imaging, microfluids, nanotechnology, quantum optoelectronics, sensors, spintronics, and wireless networks.

Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Renewable energy, affordable healthcare, and a sustainable planet are all tremendous challenges that will face humankind throughout the 21st century. In the last decade, it has become increasingly clear that the field of materials science and engineering is critical in addressing such challenges, by augmenting traditional materials areas with elements from diverse fields such as chemistry, biology, physics, and biomedicine. These challenges form the basis for our University-wide efforts to form a cohesive group of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students interested in Materials Science, which we have titled the Rochester Advanced Materials Program (RAMP).

Mechanical Engineering

The department of Mechanical Engineering offers graduate work leading to both the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering and in materials science. Applicants for admission typically have a general background in one of these areas, depending on degree program and interest: engineering, physics, applied physics, applied mathematics, materials science, mechanics, metallurgy, or chemistry. Mechanical Engineering faculty members have strong research ties with the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound, and with various departments within the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Specific topics include nonlinear finite element analysis, solar magnetohydrodynamics, material fracture and fatigue, blood cell deformation, glass grinding and polishing, laser fusion, high energy density physics, plasticity of amorphous materials, bubble dynamics, the mechanics of the human heart, & mechanics of ancient structures.

The Institute of Optics

PhD research in The Institute of Optics spans a large variety of areas of Optics, from the fundamental areas to more applied engineering areas. Research in fundamental optical physics includes quantum optics, nonlinear optics, ultrafast optics and high field sciences, and physical optics. The middle ground of the fundamental-to-applied spectrum includes the research topics of biomedical optics, and fibers and optical communications, nano-optics, optical materials, optoelectronics and lasers. The more applied research in optics includes image science and systems, optical fabrication and testing, and optical engineering and design. Regardless of their research areas, all PhD students at The Institute take courses that cover the full range of topics from optical physics to optical engineering.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Emerging & Innovative Sciences

The Center for Emerging & Innovative Sciences promotes economic development through industry-university collaboration and technology transfer. CEIS is one of 15 Centers for Advanced Technology (CATs) funded by NYSTAR, a division of the New York State Empire State Development. Our primary technology focus is on optics, photonics, and imaging in support of the regional cluster of companies in those industries. We also support projects in the biomedical, energy, and electronics areas in response to the ongoing diversification of the Finger Lakes regional economy. By bringing together multiple universities, companies, government agencies, and economic development organizations in a collaborative environment we provide leadership in the identification and realization of technology-driven economic development in the Finger Lakes region. CEIS does not perform research; instead we provide matching funds to magnify the impact of corporate-sponsored research in existing labs at our partner universities. In this way we leverage the substantial investment in university research that already has been made.

Laboratory for Laser Energetics

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) employs and provides research opportunities for nearly 500 staff, faculty and students. Since 1989, LLE has been conducting a summer high school program. Graduate students have opportunities in Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Optical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Current research includes: Conducting laser-fusion implosion experiments for the National Ignition Campaign; developing new laser and materials technology; providing education in electro-optics, high-power lasers, high energy density physics, plasma physics and nuclear fusion technologies; researching and developing advanced technology related to high-energy-density physics; operating the National Laser Users' Facility (NLUF).

Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound

Research at the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound (RCBU) is dedicated to advancing the use of ultrasound in diagnosis and discovering new therapeutic applications of ultrasound in medicine and biology.

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Acoustics
  • Analog and digital IC design
  • Applied mathematics
  • Artificial intelligence-augmented reality
  • Artificial intelligence-computer vision
  • Artificial intelligence-data mining
  • Artificial intelligence-human computer interaction
  • Artificial intelligence-knowledge acquisition
  • Artificial intelligence-knowledge representation
  • Artificial intelligence-machine learning
  • Artificial intelligence-machine translation
  • Astrophysical fluid dynamics/magnetohydrodynamics
  • Atomic force and electron microscopy
  • BioMass
  • Biochemical and biomedical engineering and application
  • Biomechanics / biotechnology
  • Biomedical imaging
  • Biomedical ultrasound
  • Biomedical, nonlinear, optical and ceramic materials
  • Catalysis
  • Cavitation
  • Cell and tissue engineering
  • Chemical reaction and process dynamics of advanced materials
  • Component technologies in Optics
  • Computational mechanics
  • Computer architecture
  • Contrast Agents
  • Critical phenomena and supercritical extraction
  • Diffraction and theory of partial coherence
  • Electrochemical engineering and fuel cells
  • Electromechanics and systems
  • Electromechanics of granular materials
  • Electronic and optical materials
  • Electronic imaging
  • Electronics and computer systems
  • Fiber-wave optics
  • Fracture, fatigue, and deformation of materials
  • Gas-solid interactions
  • Gradient-index optics
  • Guided-wave optics
  • High temperature superconductors
  • Holography
  • Human vision
  • Imaging
  • Inertial confinement fusion
  • Interfacial and transport processes
  • Josephson devices
  • Laser material interaction
  • Lasers and ultrafast phenomena
  • Lasers, laser physics, laser fusion
  • Lens design
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials characterization
  • Materials chemistry, synthesis, and processing
  • Materials testing
  • Mechanical testing and failure analysis
  • Medical optics
  • Microelectronics processing
  • Microstructure characterization
  • Mixing with chemical reaction
  • Molecular cell and tissue engineering
  • Multidimensional digital signal processing
  • Multiphoton processes
  • Nano-optics
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Nanostructures and microchemical engineering
  • New optical materials
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Nonlinear optics and optical phenomena
  • Optical communications
  • Optical data processing
  • Optical materials
  • Optical properties of solids
  • Optical system design
  • Optical systems
  • Optical waveguides
  • Optoelectronics
  • Optoelectronics and optoelectronic systems
  • Photonics
  • Physical and quantum optics
  • Plasma and laser physics
  • Polymer science and technology
  • Process dynamics
  • Quantum electronics
  • Quantum optics
  • Reaction engineering and complex reaction systems
  • Robotics
  • Signal processing and biomedical imaging
  • Superconducting electronics and thin films
  • Superconductivity and solid state devices
  • Systems-mobile computing
  • Systems-parallel and distributed systems
  • Theoretical foundations in Optics
  • Thin films
  • Ultrafast optical phenomena
  • VLSI systems and logic design
  • X-ray and electron diffraction

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Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Students may earn two degrees in the Hajim School. Or they may earn a degree in the Hajim School and a degree in the School of Arts and Sciences o from the Eastman School of Music. Students essentially complete a program similar to a two-college program but do so entirely at UR.

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Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Biomedical Engineering
Appointments: 14 0 35 0 49
Stipends: $2,438 $0 $2,119 $0
Chemical Engineering
Appointments: 0 20 22 0 42
Stipends: $0 $0 $2,333 $0
Computer Science
Appointments: 7 16 32 0 55
Stipends: $2,582 $2,300 $2,300 $0
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appointments: 3 120 80 0 203
Stipends: $2,300 $417 $2,300 $0
Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 0 8 8 0 16
Stipends: $0 $2,250 $2,250 $0
The Institute of Optics
Appointments: 34 34 81 0 149
Stipends: $2,833 $383 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 58 198 258 0 514

Appointments by Research Center

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Graduate Research Center Fellowships RA Other Total Appts.
Center for Emerging & Innovative Sciences
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Laboratory for Laser Energetics
Appointments: 5 0 0 5
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 5 0 0 5