School of Engineering
The sixteen majors in the School of Engineering at Tufts were designed for collaborative, interdisciplinary thinkers and builders who like to get their hands a bit dirty. Engineers never work in isolation, and that is why we place a heavy value on collaboration and communication both within and across disciplines. We also believe that there is never one right way to do anything. Throughout their time at Tufts, students develop the skills to troubleshoot and problem solve.
Research in an Intimate Setting
The Tufts University School of Engineering blends resources of a top-tier research institution with the strengths of a small liberal arts college. Grounded in interdisciplinary education and research, our students collaborate closely with faculty and peers in project-based work. Tufts engineering provides students with the tools to cultivate their passions academically and professionally in a dynamic and supportive environment.Learn More
Ethics and Innovation
Tufts engineers don't simply ask if something can be created; they ask how and why? Each engineering major and minor promotes an ethical and interdisciplinary approach, including significant strength in the areas of human health, sustainability, and human/technology interface. We like when engineers look at the big picture and the broad implications of their work—we call this engineering with a conscience.Learn More
Nimble and Adaptable
Deeply immersed in both engineering technical work and the liberal arts, Tufts engineers are nimble and adaptable in- and outside of the classroom. Multidisciplinary learning is vital to understanding engineering issues in the context of the larger world. Our flexible engineering program challenges traditional curriculum restrictions by allowing engineers to choose a second major or a minor from either of our schools. Tufts engineers connect ideas from philosophy to mechatronics to become the engineers of the 21st century.Learn More
Benefits of Boston
Working closely with both faculty members and Career Services, our students acquire internships and career opportunities in various sectors and locations. A tech hub, Boston is a progressive city known across the globe for its academic and professional opportunities. About 80% of our engineers complete at least one internship and 60% conduct research within their four years.Learn More
As a student at Tufts, you will be able to take part in research as soon as your first semester. Research at Tufts is focused on undergraduate students, and faculty are always looking to get people involved. In Bray Laboratories, Halligan Hall, the Science & Technology Center, and the Science & Engineering complex, you will find an abundance of lab space where professors and students are carrying out ground-breaking engineering research. From Professor Andrew Ramsburg’s work in groundwater remediation to Professor Ayse Asatekin’s research on self-cleaning membranes for water purification to Professor Sergio Fantini’s work on imaging techniques, faculty and students alike are collaborating to solve tough problems related to human health, sustainability, and the human-technology interface. If you are someone who wants to dive deep and conduct your own research, faculty will help guide you into a project that suits you, and the Tufts Summer Scholars Program can help you secure funding to conduct research for ten weeks in the summer.
If you are someone who enjoys tinkering and building, the newly opened Nolop Fabrication, Analysis, Simulation, and Testing (FAST) Facility in the Science & Engineering Complex is a place where you can indulge your creativity. Equipped with 3D printers, a laser cutter, and various tools, the space is a place where you can quickly prototype a project and work with and learn from your peers. Check it out here!Learn More