About the Department

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Welcome to Engineering!

The Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston offers students the opportunity to complete four-year degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering.

  • Electrical Engineering

    • Extremely broad, and relevant to almost everything in our daily life, electrical engineering ranges from fancy toys to highly sophisticated electronics like computers, audio equipment, and video components. A BS degree in electrical engineering prepares students for work in such diverse fields as telecommunications, microelectronics, power electronics, and RF electronics, working for such companies as Raytheon, BAE Systems, Draper Laboratory, and a host of small to medium-sized local and national start-up companies.

  • Computer Engineering

    • Integrating aspects of electrical engineering and computer science, computer engineering focuses on the design, analysis, and application of computers, and on their applications as components of systems. Computer engineers work on projects ranging from microprocessors to supercomputers to circuit design, as well as related fields such as robotics.

We also offer four specific sophomore-level courses in civil engineering and mechanical engineering.

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Our Faculty

On our campus, you will have the opportunity to work side by side with prestigious faculty in small classes and engage in creative research at the forefront of electrical and computer engineering. Our faculty are distinguished engineers, scholars, and scientists. You can obtain valuable experience by working with them on cutting-edge research.

Internship Opportunities

We’ll also help you take advantage of the many internship opportunities available in the Boston area.

Freshman Success Community

The Freshman Success Community within the College of Science and Mathematics is designed for full-time freshmen ready to take a full set of introductory science courses.

Participants will:

  • Enroll in the same two or three core courses grouped with other engineering students
  • Receive priority enrollment in major courses
  • Connect with university resources to help find research and career-enrichment opportunities

Click here to view the Electrical and Computer Engineering Undergraduate Advising Manual