The engineering quad: where classes and hands-on design intersect

Senior Design Projects: innovation for tomorrow by Electrical and Computer Engineering students

The UMass Amherst Supermileage Team squeezed 843 mpg from its streamlined vehicle.

Chemical Engineering major Monique Farrell found time for 5 extracurricular organizations.

Civil and Environmental Engineering major Joe Popielarczyk was A-10 Pitcher of the Year.

The UMass College of Engineering gives your future a far horizon.

Why Choose an Engineering Major?

First-rate Faculty: Open-door access to superior faculty including those who have received the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award for young academics.

High-achieving Students: Engineering students have the highest average GPAs and SAT scores on campus and over 30% participate in the Commonwealth Honors College.

A Highly Ranked College: The College of Engineering is the highest-ranked public program for engineering in New England. Recent rankings from U.S. News & World Report list three of our graduate programs in the top 30.

National Research Opportunities: The College operates several national research centers. Through our national research centers and laboratories, students have the opportunity to participate in a thriving research environment.

Excellent Education at the Right Price: The College of Engineering provides an opportunity to attend a nationally competitive research and teaching institution at affordable prices. Plus, engineering undergraduate students received a total of $425,000 in scholarship money in 2012-13 from the College's endowments and contributions.

Angela Berthaume
Senior
Civil + Environmental Engineering
Hampden, Massachusetts

Senior Angela Berthaume of the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department, who works part-time as a career advisor in the Career and Student Development Center (careercenter), is the perfect person to offer good advice to incoming students at the College of Engineering. The crux of her advice is simple: Start networking as soon as you hit the campus!

Lucas Blauch
Senior
Chemical Engineering
Harvard, Massachusetts

One of the many passions of senior chemical engineering major Lucas Blauch – who is an accomplished guitarist, band leader, and certified Little League umpire from Harvard, Massachusetts – is making certain that the UMass Amherst chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) fulfills the professional needs of the students in his department. 

Steven So
Freshman
Electrical + Computer Engineering
Billerica, Massachusetts

Freshman Steven So of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has arrived on campus with eight world titles in various martial arts under his Black Belt. Well, to be more accurate, it’s two Black Belts; one in Taekwondo, and the other in Traditional Mixed Martial Arts. He also holds multiple State and Nationals Titles and has won several Grand Championships all over the country. He also appeared and performed on ESPN multiple times and was featured in Karate World Magazine

Charlene Nalubega
Junior
Mechanical + Industrial Engineering
Ashland, Massachusetts

Charlene Nalubega, a junior industrial engineering major whose family now lives in Ashland, Massachusetts, is spending much of her time in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department working toward a noble goal. Nalubega came to the United States in 2009 from Uganda, and someday after she has become a professional engineer she would like to return there to help her country’s development and progress.