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Use SIS. Must be courses with attribute value: SoE - HASS
Courses selected must include a minimum of one credit each in the areas of humanities and social sciences. In addition, at least two HASS course credits must be taken in the same department. Ex-college courses are excluded from HASS lists, including those approved for distribution credit by the College of Liberal Arts.
Use SIS. Must be courses with attribute value: SoE-Nat Sci
Use SIS. Must be courses with attribute value: SoE-Mathematics
Use SIS. Must be courses with attribute value: SoE-Engineering
Click here for a PDF of descriptions of the introductory engineering courses for Fall 2015.
Check out the Academic Calendar to find out information about important academic dates.
Pre-matriculation credits are defined as credits earned from certain scores on Advanced Placement and SAT II examinations, scores on examinations of certain international diplomas, as well as credits earned from college courses taken prior to matriculation at Tufts. Pre-matriculation credits are treated as regular course credits and accepted toward satisfaction of the degree requirements. If the credit received is equivalent to a Tufts course, the student may not take that course for additional credit toward the degree. Students are limited to eight pre-matriculation credits toward their degree.
Tufts does not grant credit automatically for the diploma as a whole; rather credit is awarded for each approved subject passed at an appropriate level. For possible credit from all other international diplomas, students must contact a professional academic equivalency service—such as the World Educational Service (WES)—to provide an official evaluation. Tufts accepts possible credit only for certain scores on standardized examinations and reserves the right to determine equivalencies toward the Tufts degree. Please consult the latest Tufts Bulletin for detailed information about grades required and credit granted for the various types of pre-matriculation degrees, courses and diplomas.
Please consult the latest Advanced Placement Credit listing.
See the Registrar's website for transfer of credit process.
First-year students in the School of Engineering declare their major by March 1st.
Download the "Change of Advisor Only" form.
Download the "Petition Form for Course Substitution" form.
Each semester, students who have been enrolled with a minimum of 4.0 credits, received letter grades in a minimum of three credits, completed every course in which they were enrolled with no work incomplete (with the exception of Y), and earned a grade point average of at least 3.20 in the School of Engineering will be placed on the Dean's List in recognition of their academic achievement. An indication of Dean's List status will be placed on their permanent record.
These nominations are approved by a special vote of the faculty. The above criteria may be replaced by special evaluation of the Tufts academic record if substantial transfer credit is submitted in fulfillment of the degree requirements, or if the degree program is of unusual duration. Students whose permanent record includes a serious disciplinary infraction will not normally be eligible for degrees with honors.
Please visit the Tufts Office of Programs Abroad for information.
Research is at the heart of the engineering program at Tufts. More than 60% of Tufts undergraduate engineering students participate in independent research. Whether it's through a research internship, a scholarship program, or a connection made with a faculty member on campus, the chances to make significant research contributions are around every corner.
Internships are of vital importance to engineering students who prepare for careers in private industry, consulting, government and research. Internships bridge the gap between theory and practice, and provide students with practical, field-based, real-world experiences during their years of study at Tufts. Nearly 80% of Tufts engineering students participate in at least one internship as an undergraduate.
Please visit the Internship page.
Contact Robin Kahan for more information:
Associate Director, Engineering Career Services
Tufts University Career Services
Dowling Hall Suite 740
Medford, MA 02155
Visit the Career Services website.
See Tufts Bulletin - School of Engineering - Academic Standing/Satisfactory Progress toward the degree.
To begin the process of professional registration, all engineering students are encouraged to take the FE exam during the spring of their senior year. Visit the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) site for FE exam dates and to register online. After receiving verification of registration, you will be directed to the Professional Credential Services, Inc. website. For Massachusetts FE registration, you will also need to submit a "First Time Application" which can be accessed from this site.
Please be sure to consult the latest information in the Tufts Bulletin for up-to-date information.
The university requires eight semesters of full-time study for the baccalaureate degree, four of which must be completed at the Tufts University home campus or in Tufts University-sponsored programs abroad, with the further stipulation that no more than two semesters of full-time study after matriculation at Tufts may be spent at other approved institutions or on approved non-Tufts foreign study programs.
Normally, students will be in full-time residence at Tufts for the final two semesters. Enrolled students may transfer courses only from accredited four-year colleges and universities. No online courses will be accepted for transfer. Candidates for combined degrees (bachelor's/master's degrees, liberal arts/engineering combined degrees) must complete their programs in no fewer than five years. Enrolled students may accelerate in the ways described below.
Students who transfer to Tufts must spend four full-time semesters at Tufts or on a Tufts study abroad program.
Undergraduate students may advance their class standing by one or two semesters in the following ways. Pre-matriculation credits are credits received from certain scores on Advanced Placement exams, SAT II exams, exams from certain international diplomas and non-Tufts college courses taken before entering Tufts.
Engineering students are restricted to using 8 pre-matriculation credits toward the degree.
A total of 5 to 8.5 pre-matriculation credits and Tufts summer session credits = one full-time semester.
A total of 9 pre-matriculation credits and Tufts summer session credits = two full-time semesters.
The School of Engineering offers exceptional engineering students the option of pursuing one of two combined degree programs: a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree (B.S.-M.S.) or a Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degree (B.S.-M.Eng.). Both bachelor's and master's degrees are awarded only on completion of the entire program; a student may not receive one degree earlier, even if the requirements for that degree have been met. Combined-degrees students must pay four years of undergraduate tuition and two semesters of graduate tuition (plus continuation fees as applicable).
Students seeking admission to the program must submit an application to the Office of Graduate Studies by November 15th of their junior year. Admission to the program requires (1) a minimum cumulative GPA (through the fall semester of the junior year) of 3.60 for the B.S.-M.S. program and 3.20 for the B.S.-M.Eng. program; and (2) acceptance by the department in which the student intends to complete the master's portion of the program. Applicants admitted to the combined-degree programs will be notified by January 15th of their junior year.
Combined-degrees students are expected to fulfill all the requirements of the bachelor's degree program (38 credits); of these, two graduate-level credits are allowed to count toward the master's degree requirements as long as they carry the designation of the department in which the master's portion of the combined degree program is to be completed.
Students admitted to the combined B.S.-M.S. program receive summer research support for the summers after junior and senior year. This summer research support provides salary at the level of research assistants set by the School of Engineering for three summer months. Students may petition to opt out of summer research provided they conduct master's thesis work approved by the student's advisor and department.
The School of Engineering B.S./M.S. combined degree program course distribution form can be downloaded here.
As a second-semester senior, you may reserve graduate-level courses to be used toward master's degree either at Tufts or elsewhere. Transcripts will be "sealed" at the time of graduation, so please act now. Deadline is April 15th. To reserve courses, please follow the instructions below:
Courses reserved for graduate school may not also be used toward your undergraduate degree.
Print and complete the form called
of Engineering - Reserving Courses Toward Graduate Degree".
Submit the completed form to Suite 710 in Dowling Hall. Deadline is April 15th.
*PLEASE NOTE: This form is ONLY for undergraduate students in the School of Engineering.
If you plan to continue your graduate program at Tufts, there are no limits on the number of appropriate courses reserved. If you plan to go elsewhere, usually two credits may be transferred.