For students wishing to major in this field, the Engineering Department offers several options that make it possible for them to live and work in the Boston area while completing a BS degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or the first two years of the coursework required for the bachelor's degree in civil engineering or mechanical engineering.
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Curriculum and Requirements
A total of 11-14 engineering courses:
- Introduction to Engineering (ENGIN 103) or Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering (ENGIN 104), which provides a general overview of the field and is taken in the first semester of the freshman year.
- A set of seven engineering core courses.
- Depending on the degree (electrical or computer engineering), another three to six upper level Engineering courses.
Math and Computer Science Courses
A total of five to six math courses:
- Two semesters of calculus.
- Three upper level math courses (Calculus III, Linear Algebra, and either Differential Equations or Applied Discrete Mathematics).
- Electrical Engineering students must take Introduction to Computing (CS 110). Computer engineering students take at least three more computer science courses beyond that.
A total of two to three physics courses:
- Two semesters of calculus-based fundamentals of physics (PHYSIC 113-114) with laboratories (PHYSIC 181 and 182).
Upper Level Course Work
Both engineering degrees require three general engineering electives, three engineering concentration electives, and three thematic electives (these are courses intended for science and math majors outside of engineering.)