Engineering School Overview
U.S. News Rankings
|Ranking score and category|
#50 in Computer Engineering
#55 in Materials Engineering
#44 in Mechanical Engineering
Engineering School Overview
The College of Engineering at Boston University has an application deadline of January 15. The application fee is $70 for U.S. residents and $70 for international students. Its tuition is full-time: $42,400 per year and part-time: $1,325 per credit. The 2012 Ph.D. student-faculty ratio is 4.0:1. The College of Engineering at Boston University has 118 full-time faculty on staff.
Graduate students at Boston University’s College of Engineering can get their hands into groundbreaking research, collaborating with the award-winning faculty, to contribute to a tradition of innovation that traces its roots back to the invention of the telephone. The school houses 20 major laboratories and 12 research centers focused on areas ranging from robotics to quantum imaging to neuromuscular research.
On the academics side, Boston University’s College of Engineering offers full-time master of science and/or master of engineering degrees in nine different areas, including manufacturing engineering, photonics, biomedical engineering, and electrical engineering. Students can also combine their master of science in engineering with an M.B.A. from the School of Management, pursue a doctorate in one of six areas, or earn a joint Ph.D./M.D. with the School of Medicine.
Outside of the classroom, students can gain global experience via study abroad programs in Germany, Israel, France, and several other countries. Graduate students at Boston University’s College of Engineering can also lend their skills to a humanitarian causes through the school’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders, which works on projects locally and internationally; U-Design, a summer program that encourages middle school students to explore engineering; and Boston Urban Fellows, which pairs graduate engineering students with teachers in area grade schools and high schools.
Notable alumni from Boston University’s College of Engineering include J Allard, former chief experience officer and chief technology officer of Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices Division, who earned his bachelor’s from the College of Engineering before being awarded an honorary doctorate from the school in 2009.
|Application deadline (U.S. residents)||January 15|
|Application fee (U.S. residents)||$70|
|Application deadline (international students)||December 15|
|Application fee (international students)||$70|
|Ph.D. student/faculty ratio||4.0:1|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
Full-time: $42,400 per year
|Required fees||$457 per year|
* Engineering School Overview details based on 2012 data