University at Buffalo, SUNY - 2016

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Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: University at Buffalo, SUNY
Mailing Address: School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
208 Davis Hall
City: Buffalo
State: NY
Postal Code: 142601900
Country: United States
Phone 716-645-2771
Fax: 716-645-2495
Website: http://engineering.buffalo.edu/

Head of Institution

Satish Tripathi
President & Professor
Office of the President
University at Buffalo, SUNY
501 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1600
Phone: 716-645-2901
Fax: 716-645-3728
president@buffalo.edu

Engineering College Inquiries

Liesl Folks
Professor & Dean
School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
University at Buffalo, SUNY
School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
208 Davis Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1900
Phone: 716-645-2771
Fax: 716-645-2495
seasdean@buffalo.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Jeffrey Errington
Professor & Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education & Professor
School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
University at Buffalo, SUNY
School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
412M Bonner Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1900
Phone: 716-645-1184
Fax: 716-645-2495
jerring@buffalo.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Gary Dargush
Professor & Associate Dean For Research And Graduate Education
School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
University at Buffalo, SUNY
School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
208 Davis Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1900
Phone: 716-645-1470
Fax: 716-645-2495
gdargush@buffalo.edu

Institution Information

General Information


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

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?: Buffalo
This city's population (approx.): 260,000
Distance from Main Campus: 10

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 20,411
Total Graduate enrollment: 7,466
Total Professional and other enrollment: 2,306

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Dentistry, Education, Law, Liberal arts, Medicine, Natural sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy, Architecture and Planning, Public Health and Health Prof., Social Work

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General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Freshman admission is based on consideration of a student’s academic record: high school average, rank-in-class, SAT (critical reading and math) or ACT score, and strength of the high school academic program. A student essay, recommendations, documented evidence of exceptional creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered. If you submit both SAT and ACT scores, the higher score is considered. We also use the highest SAT critical reading and math scores from different test dates for a highest combined score. Note: The writing component of the SAT or ACT is required, but it is not currently used for admission decisions.
A student who has completed at least 12 credit hours of college-level work after graduating from high school is considered a transfer applicant. If more than 24 hours have been completed, the basis for consideration will be the previous college academic record; if fewer than 24 credits have been completed, a high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores must also be submitted. In order to receive consideration for transfer admission to the University at Buffalo, it is recommended that students present a strong record of college study, earning a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. It should be noted, however, that requirements may vary depending on academic program. Some departments have supplemental admission criteria, higher GPA requirements, departmental application deadlines, and limited capacity.

Recommendations

One letter of recommendation from either a teacher or a high school counselor is required. A total of three may be submitted.

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Liesl Folks
Professor & Dean
School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
University at Buffalo, SUNY
School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
208 Davis Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1900
Phone: 716-645-2771
Fax: 716-645-2495
seasdean@buffalo.edu

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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, M.Eng.
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

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Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Both Albert Titus Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Biological Engineering Both Stylianos Andreadis Chemical Engineering
Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering Both Joseph Atkinson Civil/Environmental Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering Both Chunming Qiao Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering Both Stella Batalama Electrical Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering Both Ann Bisantz Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Materials Design and Innovation Graduate Krishna Rajan Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Note: New department: accepting first cohort of graduate students Fall 2016
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Both Kemper Lewis Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Both Liesl Folks Engineering (General)

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Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Center for Cognitive Science Electrical/Computer Engineering INUNIV Gail Mauner
Center for Computational Research Electrical/Computer Engineering INUNIV Thomas Furlani
Center for Engineering Design and Applied Simulation Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Harrison Kelly
Center for Excellence in Home, Health and Well-Being through Adaptive Smart Environments Engineering (General) INCOLL Victor Paquet
Center for Excellence in Information Systems Assurance Research and Education Computer Engineering INDEPT Shambhu Upadhyaya
Center for Multisource Information Fusion Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering INCOLL John Crassidis
Center for Unified Biometrics Computer Science (inside engineering) INDEPT Venugopal Govindaraju
Center of Excellence for Document Analysis and Recognition Computer Science (inside engineering) INDEPT Sargur Srihari
Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering Engineering (General) INCOLL Abani Patra
CUBRC Engineering (General) OUTUNIV Thomas McMahon
CUBRC (Inhouse) Engineering (General) INDEPT Thomas McMahon
Great Lakes Program Civil Engineering INDEPT Joseph Atkinson
Institute for Lasers, Photonics, and Biophotonics Electrical/Computer Engineering INUNIV Paras Prasad
Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Adel Sadek
Institute of Bridge Engineering Civil Engineering INDEPT Jerome O'Connor
MCEER: Earthquake Engineering to Extreme Events Civil Engineering INDEPT Andrew Whittaker
National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Ling Bian
New York State Center for Excellence in Materials Informatics Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INUNIV Mark Swihart
RENEW (Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water) Environmental Engineering INUNIV Amit Goyal
Research Institute for Logistics and Security in Transportation Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering INCOLL Jun Zhuang
Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence Engineering (General) INCOLL Liesl Folks
The Center for Industrial Effectiveness Engineering (General) INCOLL Timothy Leyh

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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 and Biological Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering (B.S.) Environmental Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering Computer Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science and Engineering Computer Science (B.A.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science and Engineering Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Engineering Physics (B.S.) Engr. Science and Engr. Physics
Industrial and Systems Engineering Industrial Engineering (B.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Undeclared Engineering (General)

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Biological Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.S.) Chemical Engineering
Chemical and Biological Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.E.) Chemical Engineering
Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S.) Civil Engineering
Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering Engineering Science (M.S.) Environmental Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering Computer Science and Engineering (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.E.) Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering Industrial Engineering (M.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering Industrial Engineering (M.E.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Biological Engineering Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) Chemical Engineering
Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering Computer Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Biomedical Engineering
  1. Molecular-cellular, Cell, and Tissue Engineering
  2. Biomedical Sensors, Instrumentation and Diagnostics
  3. Computational Engineering and Modeling
  4. Medical Imaging and Analysis
Chemical and Biological Engineering
  1. Materials Engineering
  2. Biological Engineering
  3. Computational Engineering
Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering
  1. Computational Mechanics
  2. Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
  3. Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
  4. Structural and Earthquake Engineering
  5. Transportation Systems Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
  1. Multimedia & Database Systems
  2. Theory, Algorithms & Computational Science
  3. Computer Architecture & VLSI
  4. Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining & Pattern Recognition
  5. Networks & Distributed Systems
Electrical Engineering
  1. Signals, Communications and Networks
  2. Optics and Photonics
  3. Solid State Electronics
  4. Energy Systems
Industrial and Systems Engineering
  1. Operations Research
  2. Human Factors and Ergonomics
  3. Production, Service, and Manufacturing Systems
Materials Design and Innovation
  1. Materials Informatics
  2. Atom Probe and High Resolution Electron Microscopy
  3. Defects and Crystallography
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  1. Materials Engineering
  2. Bioengineering
  3. Computational and Applied Mechanics
  4. Design and Optimization
  5. Dynamics, Control, and Mechatronics
  6. Fluids and Thermal Sciences

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Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Chi Epsilon
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Tau Beta Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • Air and Waste Management Association
  • Am. Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Am. Inst. of Chemical Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Assoc. for Computing Machinery
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
  • Engineers for a Sustainable World
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • INFORMS
  • Inst. of Industrial Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society for Women Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Students for the Exploration and Devl. of Space
  • Theta Tau
  • Women in Science and Engineering

Local Groups

  • Arab Amer. Assoc. for Eng. and Arch.
  • Engineering Student Association
  • Scientista
  • UB Design Club
  • UB Robotics
  • UB Soc. of Asian Eng and Scientists
  • UB Society of Interactive Engineering

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Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • Alliance for Minority Participation
  • International Student Association
  • McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Cora P. Maloney College
  • The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
  • Women in Science and Engineering

Other Student Support Programs

Summer orientation program for all freshmen and transfer students; International orientation, Career Services; Office of Disability Resources; Student Health Services; International Students and Scholars Services, Center for Excellence in Writing; Freshmen small groups tutoring; Experiential learning program, Study abroad

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Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Experiential Learning Program (extra curricular): Sophomore and Juniors work in teams on industry sponsored programs. Projects typically last one semester. Current projects include: design of a floating classroom for the UB Daycare Center, development of a landing page for Buffalo Wi-Fi Login, design of a wheelchair compliant dental chair.

Student Clubs (extra-curricular): student clubs participate in a number of design competitions such as Steel Bridge, Concrete Canoe, Mini-Baja, Clean Snowmobile, Solar Splash, Airplane, Robotics, Chem-E-Car, Seismic Design Team.

Senior Design: all programs include a required capstone design class in the senior year.

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College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) is New York State’s largest and most comprehensive public school of engineering. Students may pursue bachelor’s, master's and doctoral degrees in the departments of biomedical engineering; chemical and biological engineering; civil, structural, and environmental engineering; computer science and engineering; electrical engineering; industrial and systems engineering; and mechanical and aerospace engineering. A graduate program will soon be offered by our newest department, Materials Design and Innovation, a joint initiative between SEAS and the College of Arts and Sciences.

The school values interdisciplinary research and has structured itself to promote connections across disciplines that benefit undergraduate and graduate study, as well as to address important social needs like health care, personal security, infrastructure renewal, and recovery from natural disasters. SEAS is the home of such prominent interdisciplinary research and educational programs as UB’s Center for Engineering Design and Applied Simulation, Center for Multi-source Information Fusion (CMIF), Center for Unified Biometrics (CUBS), Center for Excellence in Information Systems Assurance Research and Education (CEISARE), Computational Data Science and Engineering (CDSE), Home Health and Well-Being through Adaptive Smart Environments (Home-BASE), Institute of Bridge Engineering (IBE), Institute of Sustainable Transportation and Logistics (ISTL) and The Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE). More recently, we have engaged with our campus colleagues to develop research, educational and engagement programs under UB’s Communities of Excellence initiative, in the areas of sustainable manufacturing and advanced robotic technologies, global health equity, and complex energy and environmental issues.

Our 164 world renowned ladder faculty include more than 45 elected Fellows of engineering professional societies and 30 National Science Foundation early career award winners. With over 275,000 square feet of laboratory and office space in six buildings, SEAS offers a wide variety of research opportunities, resources and facilities to our students.

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Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Biomedical Engineering 1 1 7 9
Chemical and Biological Engineering 10 4 4 18
Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering 13 3 16 32
Computer Science and Engineering 16 6 16 38
Electrical Engineering 12 6 11 29
Industrial and Systems Engineering 5 4 9 18
Materials Design and Innovation 4 0 2 6
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 14 5 10 29
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 0 0 0 0
Totals: 75 29 75 179

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 2 0 2 0.00
Chemical and Biological Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Computer Science and Engineering 7 0 7 0.00
Electrical Engineering 2 0 2 0.00
Industrial and Systems Engineering 2 0 2 0.00
Materials Design and Innovation 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 9 1 10 0.99
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 3 0 3 0.00
Totals: 27 1 28 0.99

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Biomedical Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Chemical and Biological Engineering 4 3 7 2.30
Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering 0 1 1 0.99
Computer Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Industrial and Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Materials Design and Innovation 1 0 1 0.00
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 8 4 12 3.29

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 0 0 0 1 0
Chemical and Biological Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 10 0
Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 13 0
Computer Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 14 2
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 0 0 9 3
Industrial and Systems Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 1
Materials Design and Innovation 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 11 3
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 1 0 0 0 26 5 0 0 0 0 37 4 2 0 66 9

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 0 0 0 0 0 1
Chemical and Biological Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 1
Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Computer Science and Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 0
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 2
Industrial and Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Materials Design and Innovation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 1 0 0 0 14 2 0 0 0 0 10 2 0 0 25 4

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 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 1
Chemical and Biological Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 1 0 4 3 0 0 11 5
Computer Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 15 1
Electrical Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 10 1
Industrial and Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 6 3
Materials Design and Innovation 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 9 1
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 1 0 0 0 32 6 0 0 1 0 28 7 0 0 62 13

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Candidates for admission applying from secondary schools must meet the minimum requirements of the University. For engineering applicants, high school preparation should include 4 years of mathematics; chemistry and physics are also recommended. Applicants are required to submit their high school records and the results of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT I) or American College Testing's examination (ACT). These tests should be taken no later than December for September admission.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

A student meeting the criteria above may be admitted directly to an Engineering Department.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

For standard admission, international applicants must score a minimum of 79 on the Internet-Based TOEFL (IBT) or a minimum score of 550 on the paper test (PBT).

Residency Requirements

A student must complete a minimum 30 credit hours, the equivalent of one full year of study. The following may not be used to fulfill the residency requirement: transfer work, noncampus-based instruction, credits earned through proficiency exams, Advanced Placement, military, study abroad, cross-registration, int'l. baccalaureate credit.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer applicants must have completed a minimum of 24 semester hours of work at a regionally accredited college prior to enrollment. Students with fewer than 24 semester hours are evaluated on the basis of their college and high school credentials.

Transfer students must be accepted to the University, then complete a supplemental application to be considered for direct admission to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Students are required to (1) complete a set of four core courses with grades of C" or better and a combined core course GPA of at least 2.5 and (2) possess an overall cumulative GPA that meets or exceeds the GPA required for the major of interest. The process is fully described at http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/undergrad/admissions/current.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 93
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 115

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

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

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $9,573 $26,813
Room & Board: $12,292 $12,292
Books & Supplies: $1,196 $1,196
Other Expenses: $2,426 $2,426
Estimated avg. course load per term: 12 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), Tuition Asst (TAP)

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 6,080
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 2,999
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 746
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 72%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 690 620
Reading Range: 640 560
Writing Range: 620 520
Combined Range: 1338 1200
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 31 27
Composite Range: 30 26

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
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) 51 71 58 108 288 6
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (B.S.) 0 0 0 1 1 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 65 56 74 101 296 5
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 44 58 65 133 300 5
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 44 110 96 188 438 9
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 59 32 34 62 187 5
Computer Science (B.A.) 1 5 7 21 34 0
Computer Science (B.S.) 213 130 135 162 640 18
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 47 85 82 123 337 12
Engineering Physics (B.S.) 4 0 1 3 8 1
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 20 16 23 53 112 2
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 11 25 34 57 127 6
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 92 148 148 320 708 18
Undeclared 71 24 2 0 97 0
Totals: 722 760 759 1332 3573 87

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
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 29 0 1 0 44 0
Women 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 38 0
Women 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 18 1 0 0 27 1
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 32 0
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 12 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 24 0 2 0 35 0
Women 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 9 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 10 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 0 0 26 0 1 0 51 0
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
Computer Science (B.A.)
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
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 41 0 10 0 10 0 0 0 49 0 3 0 0 0 70 0 2 0 185 0
Women 4 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 28 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 8 0 2 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 39 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 8 0
Engineering Physics (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 14 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 8 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 15 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 13 0 2 0 0 0 49 0 1 0 85 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 0
Undeclared
Men 6 0 4 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 41 0 0 0 58 0
Women 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 13 0
Totals: 116 0 35 0 39 0 1 0 124 0 15 0 0 0 381 1 11 0 722 1

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
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 6 0 3 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 40 0 7 0 68 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 31 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 25 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 6 0 3 0 0 0 28 0 1 0 47 0
Women 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 11 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 33 0 6 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 41 0 1 0 92 0
Women 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 18 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 11 0 2 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 30 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
Computer Science (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 18 0 8 0 6 0 0 0 40 0 2 0 0 0 47 1 2 0 123 1
Women 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 6 0 6 0 0 0 12 0 5 0 0 0 43 0 3 0 80 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Engineering Physics (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 1 0 0 0 1
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 10 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 11 1 0 0 19 1
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 14 0 11 0 9 0 0 0 14 0 3 0 0 0 86 1 1 0 138 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 10 0
Undeclared
Men 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 21 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 100 0 48 0 42 0 1 0 121 0 28 0 0 0 404 5 16 0 760 5

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
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 3 0 1 0 26 1 4 0 50 1
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 8 0
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 33 0 0 0 47 0
Women 4 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 27 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 28 0 2 0 48 0
Women 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 2 0 17 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 15 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 11 0 3 0 0 0 43 1 0 0 75 1
Women 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 21 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 30 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Computer Science (B.A.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 22 0 5 0 4 0 0 0 24 0 6 0 0 0 55 1 3 0 119 1
Women 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 16 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 10 0 5 0 5 0 1 0 13 0 4 1 1 0 29 0 4 0 72 1
Women 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 10 0
Engineering Physics (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
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 16 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 7 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 25 0
Women 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 16 0 1 0 10 0 0 0 15 0 7 0 0 0 89 2 0 0 138 2
Women 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 10 0
Undeclared
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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 108 0 31 0 42 0 2 0 118 0 36 1 2 0 401 5 19 0 759 6

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
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 1 8 0 5 1 1 0 8 0 2 0 0 0 67 2 2 1 99 5
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 9 0
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 6 0 1 0 1 0 7 1 3 0 0 0 39 1 1 0 62 2
Women 3 0 3 0 3 1 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 25 0 0 0 39 2
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 10 0 8 0 5 1 0 0 13 0 4 0 0 0 59 3 3 0 102 4
Women 6 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 8 0 2 0 0 0 9 1 1 0 31 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 34 1 11 0 13 0 2 0 13 0 9 0 0 0 74 3 3 0 159 4
Women 7 4 2 0 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 29 4
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 2 5 0 4 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 0 0 27 2 0 0 54 4
Women 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Computer Science (B.A.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 14 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 7 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 22 1 11 1 5 1 0 0 23 0 5 1 0 0 74 9 4 0 144 13
Women 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 18 3
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 11 2 10 0 6 0 0 0 18 0 6 0 0 0 53 8 3 0 107 10
Women 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 1 0 16 1
Engineering Physics (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 23 2 1 0 31 2
Women 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 3 0 22 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 7 0 2 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 22 4 1 0 43 5
Women 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 14 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 37 2 11 0 21 0 2 0 33 1 14 1 1 0 170 11 6 0 295 15
Women 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 2 0 25 0
Undeclared
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 170 13 95 1 76 4 6 0 175 5 55 3 1 0 721 48 33 1 1332 75

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
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) 8 7 4 0 9 2 1 53 0 84 74 10
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 8 5 0 0 7 0 1 35 0 56 34 22
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 14 6 2 1 16 4 0 25 0 68 50 18
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 37 11 2 0 15 1 0 56 0 122 106 16
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 4 6 0 0 6 2 0 20 0 38 35 3
Computer Science (B.A.) 1 1 1 0 2 0 1 6 0 12 11 1
Computer Science (B.S.) 20 6 1 2 27 4 4 52 0 116 107 9
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 11 11 2 0 19 5 0 39 0 87 81 6
Engineering Physics (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 1
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 3 3 0 1 8 1 1 16 0 33 24 9
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 8 4 2 0 6 0 0 18 0 38 32 6
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 27 21 5 2 22 7 3 130 0 217 193 24
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 141 81 19 6 137 26 11 452 0 873 748 125

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
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) 7 1 7 0 4 0 0 0 7 2 1 1 1 0 47 6 0 0 84
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (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.) 4 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 1 0 24 11 0 0 56
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 11 3 4 2 1 1 1 0 11 5 3 1 0 0 19 6 0 0 68
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 34 3 9 2 1 1 0 0 13 2 1 0 0 0 48 8 0 0 122
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 4 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 2 0 0 0 18 2 0 0 38
Computer Science (B.A.) 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 12
Computer Science (B.S.) 18 2 6 0 1 0 2 0 23 4 3 1 4 0 50 2 0 0 116
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 11 0 9 2 2 0 0 0 18 1 5 0 0 36 3 0 0 87
Engineering Physics (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 7 1 1 0 1 0 9 7 0 0 33
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 7 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 14 4 0 0 38
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 24 3 19 2 5 0 1 1 19 3 5 2 2 1 118 12 0 0 217
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 122 19 70 11 17 2 5 1 113 24 21 5 10 1 390 62 0 0 873

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

The program enables students to earn 2 different degrees from among the BA, BFA, and BS degrees. 30 hours in addition to the baccalaureate requirement must be spent earning the 2nd degree, and requirements for each degree must be satisfied. Double majors: the student must be admitted to both departments and complete the requirements for each.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

16

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.
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.38 Both Optional
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (B.S.) no 4.00 0.00 Both None
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.14 Both Optional
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.27 Both Optional
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.14 Both Optional
Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.18 Both Optional
Computer Science (B.A.) no 4.00 3.83 Both Optional
Computer Science (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.16 Both Optional
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.24 Both Optional
Engineering Physics (B.S.) no 4.00 Both None
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Both Optional
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.82 Both Optional
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.28 Both Optional
Undeclared no Both None

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Graduate students are admitted directly by an Engineering Deparment.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Graduate admission to an Engineering Department is on a competitive basis. Undergraduate academic record, standardized test scores such as GRE, and letters of recommendation are taken into consideration in the admission process.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

International applicants must score a minimum of 79 on the Internet-Based TOEFL (IBT) or a minimum score of 550 on the paper test (PBT).

Residency Requirements

Ph.D.: Students must complete a minimum of 36 credits that are unique to the Ph.D. program at UB.
Masters.: Students must complete a minimum of 24 credits at UB.
Only courses applicable to the particular engineering degree are acceptable.
Only those graduate courses completed with a B or better are eligible for transferrable credit.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Graduate admission to an Engineering Department is on a competitive basis. Graduate courses completed, undergraduate academic record, standardized test scores such as GRE, and letters of recommendation are taken into consideration in the admission process.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

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

Graduate Group 1 Graduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $13,347 $24,687
Room & Board: $11,158 $11,158
Books & Supplies: $1,438 $1,438
Other Expenses: $5,185 $5,185
Estimated avg. course load per term: 12 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)

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 7,516
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 2,482
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 710

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
Aerospace Engineering (M.S.)
Men 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 7 5
Women 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 14 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 7 7 0 1 28 16
Women 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 15 10
Chemical Engineering (M.E.)
Men 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 13 2
Women 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 4
Chemical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 15 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 18 20
Women 6 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 7 8
Civil Engineering (M.S.)
Men 37 15 2 2 0 1 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 13 15 0 0 56 34
Women 10 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 14 7
Computer Science and Engineering (M.S.)
Men 179 140 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 4 6 0 1 187 149
Women 72 36 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 73 37
Electrical Engineering (M.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 85 67 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 3 2 0 90 74
Women 35 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 30
Engineering Science (M.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 7 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1
Industrial Engineering (M.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering (M.S.)
Men 84 72 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 6 7 0 1 94 83
Women 10 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 12 20
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 41 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 10 16 1 0 52 61
Women 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 5 2
Totals: 614 460 12 9 1 3 1 0 19 12 5 4 0 0 65 75 3 4 720 567

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
Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 1 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 0 0 7 13
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 4 10 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 7 14
Women 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 5 5
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 19 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 21 31
Women 8 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 8 13
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 22 16 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 1 26 23
Women 11 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 13 7
Computer Science and Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 44 59 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 8 10 0 0 54 73
Women 19 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 11
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 20 41 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 5 0 1 25 51
Women 5 11 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 15
Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 18 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 1 22 18
Women 7 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 12 11
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 19 19 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 1 0 23 26
Women 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 6
Totals: 206 239 4 10 1 2 0 1 5 7 2 3 0 0 34 49 3 6 255 317

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
Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 4 1
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 17 2 0 0 2 1 0 6 0 28 12 16
Chemical Engineering (M.E.) 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 8 6 2
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 17 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 21 13 8
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 31 2 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 55 41 14
Computer Science and Engineering (M.S.) 274 0 0 0 5 1 0 12 0 292 240 52
Electrical Engineering (M.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 156 6 0 1 0 1 0 6 0 170 132 38
Engineering Science (M.S.) 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Industrial Engineering (M.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering (M.S.) 56 0 0 0 2 0 0 8 0 66 47 19
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 38 2 0 0 2 1 0 13 0 56 47 9
Totals: 598 15 0 1 13 5 0 73 0 705 542 163

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
Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 6 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 28
Chemical Engineering (M.E.) 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 21
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 21 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 3 0 0 55
Computer Science and Engineering (M.S.) 222 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 292
Electrical Engineering (M.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 120 36 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 170
Engineering Science (M.S.) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Industrial Engineering (M.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering (M.S.) 41 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 66
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 33 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 11 2 0 0 56
Totals: 459 139 10 5 0 0 1 0 6 7 5 0 0 0 61 12 0 0 705

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
Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) 1 4 5
Biomedical Engineering (M.S.) 16 12 28
Chemical Engineering (M.E.) 0 8 8
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 21 0 21
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 14 41 55
Computer Science and Engineering (M.S.) 3 289 292
Electrical Engineering (M.E.) 0 1 1
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 19 151 170
Engineering Science (M.S.) 0 3 3
Industrial Engineering (M.E.) 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering (M.S.) 16 50 66
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 17 39 56
Totals: 107 598 705

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
Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 12 11 1
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 10 7 3
Computer Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 17 2
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 9 0
Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.) 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 14 8 6
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 12 10 2
Totals: 64 1 1 0 1 0 0 9 0 76 62 14

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
Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 12
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Computer Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) 16 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9
Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.) 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 14
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12
Totals: 52 12 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 0 0 76

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#: 56 Foreign: $29,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,380,000 Industry: $97,000 Priv/Non: $51,000
State: $79,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,636,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Total#: 99 Foreign: $227,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $15,882,000 Industry: $268,000 Priv/Non: $0
State: $2,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $16,379,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering
Total#: 119 Foreign: $85,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $3,578,000 Industry: $175,000 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $3,838,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science and Engineering
Total#: 90 Foreign: $44,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $5,158,000 Industry: $125,000 Priv/Non: $0
State: $71,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $5,398,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical Engineering
Total#: 80 Foreign: $1,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $3,681,000 Industry: $36,000 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $3,718,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Total#: 67 Foreign: $15,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,400,000 Industry: $157,000 Priv/Non: $72,000
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,644,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Materials Design and Innovation
Total#: 2 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $43,000 Priv/Non: $7,000
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $50,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Total#: 106 Foreign: $6,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $9,051,000 Industry: $2,877,000 Priv/Non: $145,000
State: $144,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $12,223,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Total#: 71 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $6,681,000 Industry: $601,000 Priv/Non: $0
State: $47,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $7,329,000
Totals:
Total#: 690 Foreign: $407,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $46,811,000 Industry: $4,379,000 Priv/Non: $275,000
State: $343,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $52,215,000

Expenditures by Research Center

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

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Cognitive Science
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Computational Research
Total#: 46 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $2,214,000 Industry: $173,000 Priv/Non: $0
State: $126,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $2,513,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Engineering Design and Applied Simulation
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Excellence in Home, Health and Well-Being through Adaptive Smart Environments
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Excellence in Information Systems Assurance Research and Education
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Multisource Information Fusion
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Unified Biometrics
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center of Excellence for Document Analysis and Recognition
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
CUBRC
Total#: 6 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $438,000 Industry: $112,000 Priv/Non: $73,000
State: $20,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $643,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
CUBRC (Inhouse)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Great Lakes Program
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Institute for Lasers, Photonics, and Biophotonics
Total#: 19 Foreign: $230,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $787,000 Industry: $4,000 Priv/Non: $0
State: $2,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,023,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics
Total#: 0 Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Institute of Bridge Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
MCEER: Earthquake Engineering to Extreme Events
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
Total#: 12 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $420,000 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $573,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $993,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
New York State Center for Excellence in Materials Informatics
Total#: 1 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $1,493,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,493,000
Center/Lab External Funding Source
RENEW (Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Research Institute for Logistics and Security in Transportation
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
The Center for Industrial Effectiveness
Total#: 5 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $24,000 Industry: $113,000 Priv/Non: $0
State: $19,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $156,000
Totals:
Total#: 89 Foreign: $230,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $3,883,000 Industry: $402,000 Priv/Non: $73,000
State: $2,233,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $6,821,000


Grand Totals:
Total#: 779 Foreign: $637,000 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $50,694,000 Industry: $4,781,000 Priv/Non: $348,000
State: $2,576,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $59,036,000

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

Biomedical engineering is a longstanding specialty at UB. Our department builds upon this long tradition of excellence and cooperation across the university to bring an interdisciplinary approach to advancing basic science and enabling us to better understand, diagnose, and treat diseases. Our faculty have active research programs within the department and in collaboration with colleagues in other departments at the University at Buffalo, as well as with many external collaborators.
The four cutting-edge themes of our department are: Molecular-cellular, Cell, and Tissue Engineering, Biomedical Sensors, Instrumentation and Diagnostics, Computational Engineering and Modeling, and Medical Imaging and Analysis

Chemical and Biological Engineering

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering pursues integrative research and offers graduate training at the frontiers of chemical engineering in these main areas: nanoscale science and engineering, computational science and engineering biochemical, and biomedical engineering. These activities are supported by state-of-the-art shared research facilities across the university, with a significant portion located directly in CBE's home, Furnas Hall. The department is currently embarking on a process of space expansion and rehabilitation that will provide a 30% increase in laboratory and office space to comfortably house growing research programs.

Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering

Faculty members and students in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering are actively engaged in research in the areas of bridge engineering, computational mechanics, environmental and water resources engineering, geomechanics and geotechnical engineering, structural and earthquake engineering, and transportation systems engineering. Research in bridge engineering drives the use of new construction methods, components and materials. Research in computational engineering mechanics involves the application of the fundamental principles of solid and fluid mechanics to a variety of emerging engineering problems, using state-of-the-science numerical algorithms and high-performance computing technology. Research in environmental engineering seeks to better understand the physical, chemical, and biological processes that influence the health of our environment and to pursue innovative solutions for its protection. Research in geotechnical engineering addresses a range of topics, including computational geomechanics, deep foundations, ground improvement, seismic response of soils, liquefaction, and retrofit of foundations, dams, slopes, and retaining walls. The goal of research in earthquake engineering is to enhance the seismic resiliency of communities through improved engineering and management tools for critical infrastructure system and research in transportation systems engineering focuses on improving the efficiency, safety, sustainability, and resiliency of surface transportation systems.

Computer Science and Engineering

Faculty of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) perform research in basic theory, software and hardware, and are recipients of numerous national and international awards. They serve on the editorial boards of over 30 prestigious journals, and including Fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), American Association for Artificial Intelligence, Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE), International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), and American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS). CSE faculty have founded and presently direct major centers devoted to biomedical computing, biometric systems, cognitive science, document analysis and recognition, information assurance, and high performance computing. Other major areas of research include optical and wireless networks, computer security, databases, algorithms, theory, and software and hardware systems.

Electrical Engineering

Faculty, students and researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering are actively engaged in research in the areas of Signals, Communications and Networking; Solid State Electronics; Optics and Photonics; and Energy Systems. The Signals, Communications and Networking group carries out research that encompasses fundamental aspects of signal acquisition, signal representation and processing, digital signal waveform design, single and multi-user wireless transceiver-to-transceiver communications, and wireless multi-hop networked communications. Faculty in the solid-state electronics area undertake research into cutting-edge electronic devices and circuits, with broad application to state-of-the-art technologies such as high-performance, high-speed, computer and communication networks, "smart" medical devices, and alternative energy sources. Research in Optics and Photonics relies on a synergy of fundamental physics, materials science, numerical modeling, and device applications with diverse applications such as ultra-high resolution imaging, photovoltaics, sensing, quantum cryptography and secure communications. The Energy Systems Area focuses on various aspects of the generation, storage, transmission, and distribution of electric power. The program integrates energy systems research with research in energy control, efficiency improvement, demand side management, power quality and economics, renewable resources and integration, and smart grid communications.

Industrial and Systems Engineering

The Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE) Department offers concentrations in operations research, production systems and human factors. However, the multidisciplinary nature of the research problems that our faculty and students work on quite often requires collaborations across individuals from multiple areas as well as collaborators across campus. Furthermore, the role of ISE beyond traditional “industrial” or “manufacturing” engineering applications has expanded considerably over the past two decades into areas such as healthcare, homeland security, and transportation. While ISE faculty engage in research in a wide variety of activities, strong areas of application, and collaboration include security and defense, health and medical systems, transportation and logistics, and advanced manufacturing and sustainable manufacturing design

Materials Design and Innovation

The Department of Materials Design and Innovation (MDI) is a new department formed by collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. It is a forward-leaning, interdisciplinary initiative that will address regional and national demand for new materials that accelerate research and education in advanced manufacturing and biotechnology.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Faculty in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering are involved in a wide range of research activities in the fluid and thermal sciences, system dynamics, design, optimization, manufacturing, materials engineering, and mechanics. Faculty interests include computer and mathematical modeling as well as laboratory and experimental efforts in both basic and applied research. There are especially active programs in computational fluid dynamics, dynamics and controls, biofluids, systems design, and computational mechanics.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Cognitive Science

CCS was established to promote the development of research networks and of new research activities in cognitive science, both locally and across institutions, to develop an academic curriculum in cognitive science, and to develop an international reputation as a major research center in cognitive science.

Center for Computational Research

CCR is one of the leading academic supercomputing sites in the US. CCR was established to enable computationally-intensive research (e.g., high-performance computing and visualization) at UB by providing state-of-the-art computing resources and support to faculty sponsored research projects, foster industrial partnerships by providing industry with access to center resources, including CPU cycles, visualization hardware and software, application software, and technical consulting.

Center for Engineering Design and Applied Simulation

CEDAS, the Center for Engineering Design and Applied Simulation (formerly NYSCEDII) emphasizes the use of visualization, interactive environments, cyberinfrastructure, and advanced design theory & methodology to address complex analysis and design problems, and promote innovation in product design and manufacturing. Critical to our efforts is multi-disciplinary collaboration with industrial and academic partners, a perspective for systems-thinking, and a realization that well informed decision-making is fundamental to the design of complex systems.

Center for Excellence in Home, Health and Well-Being through Adaptive Smart Environments

The Center for Excellence in Home Health and Well-Being through Adaptive Smart Environments (Home-BASE) performs transformative research and educational activities dedicated to home health and wellness in three areas: Environments for Health and Well-Being, Integrated Assistive Technologies, and Home Health Informatics. Home-BASE is a joint initiative between the Schools of Engineering, Nursing, Architecture and Planning, and Public Health & Health Professions.

Center for Excellence in Information Systems Assurance Research and Education

The Center of Academic Excellence in Information Systems Assurance, Research and Education (CEISARE) offers graduate education and coordinated research in computer security and information assurance. Research topics include the broad areas of e-commerce, security, networks and secure voting. Current projects address critical issues such as the development of cyber-attack recognition systems, protecting documents from insider threats, real-time intrusion detection, unintended information retrieval, and the security of corporate intranets.

Center for Multisource Information Fusion

CMIF was established for the following purposes: to serve as one focal point for the conduct of research and development in this broadly applicable area of information science; to both transfer and communicate this technology to industry, government, and academia by cultivating multi-use applications, shared research and development, and development and presentation of directed educational and training programs; to provide for advancement in the understanding and knowledge of the underlying science and technology of this emerging/maturing field of study by providing coordinated access to and participation of an information fusion team dedicated to the conduct of research and development; to serve as an incubation center for small business, professorial and individual entrepreneurial activities.

Center for Unified Biometrics

CUBS is focused on advancing the fundamental science of biometrics and providing key enabling technologies to build engineered systems. For the very first time anywhere, UB researchers are taking a unified view of biometric technologies by integrating software algorithms for accurate identification of various biometrics and data analysis (informatics) with hardware acquisition devices.

Center of Excellence for Document Analysis and Recognition

The Center of Excellence for Document Analysis and Recognition (CEDAR) is concerned with the science of recognition, analysis and interpretation of digital documents. Such documents may be optically scanned from paper or be created digitally. They may contain text that is handwritten or machine-printed, and contain multimodal information such as drawings, photographs and speech. CEDAR's research spans the entire spectrum of computational theory, algorithms, software/hardware design, and system maintenance.

Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering

Computational Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDSE) is an interdisciplinary educational and research program developed to train scientists and engineers in the use of big data and computation. The interdisciplinary PhD program offers three core areas: applied mathematics and numerical methods, data sciences, and high performance and data intensive computing. Research topics encompass cyber and data sciences and complexity science.

CUBRC

CUBRC was established as an independent, not-for -profit research organization to bring together scientists and engineers from the region with UB faculty and graduate students. CUBRC pursues an array of programs including advanced turbines, computational fluid dynamics, human injury research, information processing, chemical and radiative processes, and hypersonic flight.

CUBRC (Inhouse)

CUBRC was established as an independent, not-for -profit research organization to bring together scientists and engineers from the region with UB faculty and graduate students. CUBRC pursues an array of programs including advanced turbines, computational fluid dynamics, human injury research, information processing, chemical and radiative processes, and hypersonic flight.

Great Lakes Program

GLP was established in 1985 to support efforts designed to protect and preserve the Great Lakes Ecosystem. The program initially served as an educational clearinghouse and facilitator for policy-making studies on Great Lakes issues. Many of these issues are directly related to science and technology. GLP has since evolved and expanded its activities to include scientifically and technically oriented research, in addition to supporting public educational policy-oriented efforts.

Institute for Lasers, Photonics, and Biophotonics

ILPB was established to conduct research and development of new photonic materials and technologies; to provide education and industrial training for developing a skilled workforce; and, to aggressively market a world-class facility for consulting and testing at UB and affiliated partnerships. The Institute's activities will include fundamental R&D, prototype fabrication, scale-up strategies and cost optimization.

Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics

The Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics (ISTL) unites engineering and management faculty groups in transportation and logistics to address the growing new field of transportation, logistics and supply-chain management. The Institute offers research programs, an interdisciplinary master’s degree, a graduate certificate, and a mechanisms for collaboration.

Institute of Bridge Engineering

The Institute of Bridge Engineering (IBE) is educating new and mid-career individuals in emerging aspects of bridge engineering and conducting research that can advance the state-of-the-practice in the design and retrofit of bridges. IBE aims to: develop technologies for low-impact (rapid construction and environmentally sensitive) bridges that are resistant to hazards, disseminate educational material useful to engineers and DOTs, increase the availability of a specialized master’s degree to distance learners, and deploy reliable decision-support systems.

MCEER: Earthquake Engineering to Extreme Events

MCEER is a national center of excellence dedicated to the discovery and development of new knowledge, tools and technologies that equip communities to become more disaster resilient in the face of earthquakes and other extreme events. MCEER accomplishes this through a system of multidisciplinary, multi-hazard research, education and outreach initiatives. Comprising a consortium of researchers and industry partners from numerous disciplines and institutions throughout the United States, MCEER’s mission has expanded from its original focus on earthquake engineering to one which addresses the technical and socio-economic impacts of a variety of hazards, both natural and man-made, on critical infrastructure, facilities, and society.

National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis

NCGIA was founded by NSF for research in geographic information and its related technologies. UB is one of just three sites in the US. NCGIA-Buffalo manages the Buffalo portion of the national center, supports a range of other research grants and programs, and coordinates GI Science activities on campus.

New York State Center for Excellence in Materials Informatics

The Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI) leverages UB’s cutting edge materials science, big data analytics and advanced manufacturing expertise to drive critical R&D activities that directly impact private sector growth. CMI’s scientists and engineers take successful research programs to the next level by working directly with industry partners to solve R&D problems, discover new materials and processing methods, create high-technology jobs, and drive the region’s and state’s economies.

RENEW (Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water)

RENEW is a university-wide, interdisciplinary research institute that focuses on complex environmental issues, as well as the social and economic issues with which they are connected. Formed in 2014, RENEW unites researchers and builds upon the strengths of faculty from six UB schools and colleges. The goal is to create transformative change through research, education and community engagement activities.

Research Institute for Logistics and Security in Transportation

The mission of RILST is to integrate logistics, operations research and game theory to better prepare for, mitigate, and manage both natural and man-made hazards in transportation systems.

Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence

SPIR is a joint effort of the SUNY engineering schools to provide advanced engineering and technology assistance to the NY State industries, particularly the manufacturing sector. The UB department of Electrical Engineering, as one of the participants in this program, has established a set of sub-programs to offer this technology assistance, at five different levels (Casual Technology Consulting, Industrial Internship Courses, Industrial Assistantships, Sponsored R&D projects with matching funds, and Sponsored R&D projects without matching funds), through direct interaction between the firms and its faculty/students.

The Center for Industrial Effectiveness

TCIE mines the vast resources of UB to help Western NY companies better compete and prosper in today's economy through training grants, administration, engineering services, and research and development.

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Algorithms
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Assistive devices
  • Automated guided vehicles, conflict-free routing
  • Bio-Imaging
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological process analysis
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Biometrics
  • Biophotonics
  • Cardiovascular dynamics
  • Catalysis
  • Cellular metabolism
  • Ceramics synthesis
  • Chemical and Biological Sensors
  • Chemical process analysis
  • Chemical vapor deposition
  • Circuit breakers
  • Cognitive Science
  • Cognitive engineering
  • Combustion synthesis
  • Combustion, spray
  • Combustion, waste
  • Communication Systems
  • Complexity Theory
  • Computational Science/Engineering
  • Computational fluid mechanics
  • Computational mechanics
  • Computer Networks - Optical and Wireless Networks
  • Computer Security and Information Assurance
  • Confocal microscopes
  • Construction safety
  • Control of structures, active
  • Control systems
  • Damping Systems
  • Databases, Data Mining, and Data Warehousing
  • Design Optimization
  • Document Analysis and Representation
  • Drinking water
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility, RF & Microwaves
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Electronic Packaging
  • Energy Conservation
  • Energy Systems
  • Facilities Design
  • Fault Tolerant Computing
  • Flow Diagnostics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Fuel Cells
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Great Lakes research
  • Groundwater
  • Hazardous material routing
  • Heat Transfer
  • Hemodynamics
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Human Factors engineering
  • Human factors in inspection and maintenance
  • Image Processing and Computer Vision
  • Image and video compression
  • Image and video processing
  • Infrastructure assessment, design, and repair
  • Inventory control
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Logistics
  • Magnetic Materials
  • Materials, Composites
  • Materials, electronic
  • Materials, spintronics
  • Mechatronics
  • Molecular Simulation
  • Motor Drive Systems
  • Multimedia Systems and Information Retrieval
  • Multimedia signal processing and communications
  • Nanophotonics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics
  • Navigation
  • Non Destructive Evaluation
  • Object Oriented Languages and Systems
  • Occupational Safety
  • Operations Research
  • Optical switches
  • Parallel and High Performance Computing
  • Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
  • Photonics
  • Plasma processing
  • Polymer processing
  • Power Electronics
  • Production planning
  • Programming Languages and Compilers
  • Propulsion
  • Pulmonary circulation
  • Quality Assurance
  • Radar Systems
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Reacting flows modeling
  • Reinforced concrete structures
  • Robotics
  • Seismic Base isolation
  • Seismic behavior of structures
  • Semiconductors
  • Signal processing
  • Smart Materials
  • Soil dynamics
  • Soil-structure interaction
  • Solar cells
  • Statistical thermodynamics
  • Steel structures
  • Steganography
  • Superconductors
  • System identification
  • Thin films
  • Tribology
  • Turbulence
  • VLSI Architectures
  • Vehicle routing
  • Visualization
  • Waste Water Treatment
  • Wind Energy Systems
  • Wireless communications

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

There is no dual degree program at the graduate level.

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Biomedical Engineering
Appointments: 3 9 15 0 27
Stipends: $0 $1,777 $2,311 $0
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Appointments: 3 0 43 24 70
Stipends: $0 $0 $2,444 $1,880
Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering
Appointments: 4 28 28 16 76
Stipends: $0 $1,865 $2,493 $1,866
Computer Science and Engineering
Appointments: 7 48 45 8 108
Stipends: $0 $1,813 $2,548 $1,777
Electrical Engineering
Appointments: 3 43 41 5 92
Stipends: $0 $1,851 $2,311 $1,333
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Appointments: 3 22 26 2 53
Stipends: $0 $1,888 $2,311 $1,900
Materials Design and Innovation
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Appointments: 3 33 27 2 65
Stipends: $0 $1,851 $2,444 $1,771
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Appointments: 0 0 0 15 15
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $1,771
All Total Appointments 26 183 225 72 506