The School of Engineering, founded in 1898, houses six departments, as well as the
Tufts Gordon Institute for Engineering
The School offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. Undergraduate degrees include several Bachelor
of Science programs accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET — Biomedical, Chemical, Civil,
Computer, Electrical, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering—and a Bachelor of Science program in
Computer Science accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. (For more information
on accreditation, please visit http://www.abet.org.)
Additional Bachelor of Science programs are offered including, Engineering
Physics, Engineering Psychology, Engineering Science, and Engineering.
Graduate degree programs include Master of Science, Master of Engineering, Master of
Science in Engineering Management, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The School is
particularly noted for its cross-disciplinary research and education programs. A number
of interdisciplinary graduate programs are offered that have close ties or formal
connections with other professional schools at Tufts. These include programs in
Water: Systems, Science, and Society,
Water and Diplomacy,
and Human Factors.
The School maintains formal dual degree programs with the
School of Arts and Sciences, the
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy,
and the Tufts Gordon Institute.
In addition, undergraduate students in the School of Engineering may earn early
acceptance into the Schools of Dental,
At the undergraduate level, the School of Engineering has an average net student attrition
rate of zero, whereas the average American engineering school loses about a third of
its class. In part, this is due to our remarkable undergraduate advising system and the
close integration of engineering students with those of its sister School of Arts and
Sciences. The School of Engineering also has an excellent track record and an ongoing
commitment to increasing the number of women and underrepresented groups among its students
and faculty. For example, women currently account for 31%, 26%, and 18% of the undergraduate
students, graduate students, and full-time faculty, respectively.
The enthusiasm of our students and professors contribute to making the School of Engineering
a vibrant and stimulating place to learn, conduct research, and grow intellectually and