- The Learning Environment
The Learning Environment
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers 11 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 Chemistry BS/MDI MS 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.
The Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering houses state-of-the-art undergraduate laboratories in the areas of materials, fluid mechanics and hydraulics, and soil mechanics. The department also has undergraduate computing labs equipped with all the discipline-specific software students will use in the civil engineering program. In addition, the department is home to a world-class structural engineering and earthquake simulation laboratory.
About Our Faculty
We have 35 full-time faculty members (all with PhD degrees) and 2 Professors of Practice. Our faculty members are actively engaged in teaching, research and service, and have received national and international recognition from some of the most influential civil and environmental engineering organizations including the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Science Foundation, among others. They have also been recognized for their teaching, research and creativity at both the SUNY and SEAS levels, including three SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Teaching and three SUNY Distinguished Professorships, the highest rank in the SUNY system.
Our faculty's dedication to teaching and research have had an impact on our national and international ranking as well. According to U.S. News and World Report, we are the 37th (2021) ranked graduate program in civil engineering in the United States, and according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai), we are ranked 17th globally and 4th in the U.S.
Faculty List Directory
Please visit the Civil Engineering department website for additional information about our faculty.