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Engineering Science BS

(HEGIS: 09.01 ENGINEERING- GENERAL, CIP: 14.0101 Engineering, General)

Engineering Science

140 Capen Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-5030

Dr. Carl Lund

Dr. Emily Hammond
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Why study Engineering Science BS at UB?

Engineers are problem solvers who design, invent, build, modify, and test systems and machines that impact every level of society. They use interdisciplinary knowledge and teamwork to develop and implement solutions to real-world issues; including improving sustainability, health, security, and the joy of living during the 21st century as put forth in the engineering grand challenges developed by the National Academy of Engineering.

The engineering science program has been designed to focus on hands-on, interdisciplinary problem solving to produce graduates who are able to approach problems at every level. It is flexible and multi-departmental, offering students the opportunity to pursue a unique program of study to meet their own special interests or objectives.

The curriculum is designed to meet several educational objectives. These program education objectives (PEOs) are broad statements that describe the expected accomplishments of graduates within a few years after graduation. Specific PEOs are that graduates will have:

  • A solid technical foundation
  • The ability to implement problem solving strategies in real world applications
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Understand their responsibility and impact as an engineer
  • A passion for life-long learning

The online component of the BS in Engineering Science is designed for returning engineering students who want to complete their bachelor's degree or pursue an engineering degree. This fully online program offers the opportunity to gain technical skills for greater career advancement.

Learning Outcomes

The curriculum provides opportunities for students to develop the following knowledge, skills, and behaviors by the time of graduation:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

The Learning Environment

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers eleven engineering programs leading to the degree of bachelor of science (BS) degree: aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, engineering science, environmental, industrial, material science, and mechanical engineering.

Seven combined BS/MBA programs are offered in conjunction with the School of Management. BA, BS, and BS/MS degrees in computer science are offered through the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. BS/MS degrees are offered through the Departments of Biomedical and Electrical Engineering. A BS degree in engineering physics is offered jointly with the Department of Physics. A BS degree in bioinformatics and computational biology is an interdisciplinary program offered jointly with the College of Arts and Sciences. Minors are offered in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing, Robotics, Human Factors and Ergonomics Engineering, Operations Research, and Quality Engineering. Additionally, a certificate is offered in Data Intensive Computing. The Department of Materials Design and Innovation (MDI) has the only joint accelerated BS Chemistry / MS MDI program in the nation, which allows students to complete an undergraduate and graduate degree in less than five years.

The curricula allow students flexibility in their programs of study and encourages interaction between students and faculty. The undergraduate educational experience prepares students for professional practice and advanced study. Special programs including our experiential learning program, undergraduate research, and internship opportunities provide professional development skills and experiences and facilitate placement of our graduates in high-quality engineering positions.

About Our Facilities

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences occupies six buildings on UB's north campus: Bell, Bonner, Davis, Furnas, Jarvis, and Ketter Hall.

Together, these buildings form an outstanding educational and research facility, comprising 275,000 square feet of laboratory and office space.

About Our Faculty

The Engineering Science program is housed in the Department of Engineering Education . Our faculty members consist of dedicated teaching faculty and research faculty focused in the areas of student learning, curricular design, student success factors, and assessment techniques.?

Faculty List Directory

Please visit the Engineering Education website for additional information about our faculty.

Career Outlook

Engineering science graduates have a broad knowledge that can be applied to most industries. Using their analytical and problem-solving skills, they are able to establish careers that span the range from technical positions in industry to research positions in government or private labs. Additionally, graduates are well suited to go into engineering sales and technical communication, and to continue on to graduate school.

Academic Advising

Students obtain academic advice and guidance from the academic advisors in the SEAS Office of Undergraduate Education (410 Bonner Hall) and from faculty advisors in their program of study. The Office of Undergraduate Education advises all students throughout their first two years of study. In the junior and senior years, students seek advisement primarily from departmental faculty advisors.

Academic Advising Contact Information

SEAS Office of Undergraduate Education

410 Bonner Hall

North Campus, Buffalo, NY 14260-1900

Phone: 716-645-2774

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Website

Scholarships and Financial Support

There are many scholarships, fellowships and other funding opportunities available for students accepted into the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. These include recruitment scholarships and annual scholarships/awards for current students. There are both merit and need-based scholarships.

View School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Scholarships.

All scholarships are currently offered through UB's scholarship portal.

Published: Feb 01, 2023 08:49:54