School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students have numerous opportunities to participate in research, experiential learning programs, student clubs and organizations, and extracurricular activities that complement and enhance their educational experience.
Students are encouraged to gain real-work experience through internships and co-ops. Students can get academic credit and maintain full-time student status while working by enrolling in BE 496 (department approval required). For more information see this website.
Students interested in independent study may enroll in BE 499 as a senior technical elective (department approval required). See the requirements at this website.
SEAS Experiential Learning Programs (ELP) are focused on helping students gain relevant engineering experience. A major focus is on hands-on projects sourced from industry and the community, as well as self-defined projects. The ELP continuum is comprised of four major elements: Tinkering, Intramurals, Internships/Co-Ops and Senior Design. Students are encouraged to get involved right away. Students can also participate in work experience and independent study.
Students interested in research should contact department faculty members. With approval, students may use BE 498 for research experience. The credit can satisfy a senior technical elective requirement. See the Department of Biomedical Engineering site for more information.
As part of their undergraduate education, students are required to participate in Biomedical Engineering research and design opportunities through BE 493 and BE 494. These courses make up the two-semester capstone design sequence in which students, working as a team, realize a solution to a real-world biomedical problem.
Engineering today is a global profession. Students can pursue educational opportunities in other countries while maintaining their course of study and timeline to graduation. A summer Engineering Study Abroad Program provides students with the opportunity to travel with a UB faculty member to Troyes, France. UB is also a member of Global E, an exchange program for engineering students. All programs are run by The Office of Study Abroad Programs.
The Department is supportive of students who wish to study abroad and will work with students to enable this to fit into their academic plans. Students are encouraged to discuss their plans as early as possible with the department and SEAS advisors.
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is home to more than 30 engineering clubs and organizations. They focus on many different facets of the engineering field and allow students to gain hands on experience. In addition to networking with professors and professionals, engineering clubs actively carry out research projects, conduct valuable experiments, compete in competitions throughout the nation, and participate in community events. The engineering clubs participate in the National Engineers Week in February of each year, where each club competes in events such as a paper bridge competition, rocket launches, Battle Bots and more. Club members attend regional and national conferences.
View School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Student Clubs
Biomedical Engineering students participate in:
See the UB Student Association for more information.
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students regularly receive accolades for their research activities, participation in national competitions, design projects, internships and more. They participate in the Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi honor societies, and are frequent recipients of nationally-competitive scholarships and awards.
View School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Honors and Awards