Tufts engineers don't simply ask if something can be created - they ask how and why. 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. Tufts engineers connect ideas from various disciplines – philosophy to mechatronics – to become the engineers of the 21st century. Our flexible engineering program challenges traditional curriculum restrictions by allowing engineers to choose a second major or a minor from either the School of Engineering or the School of Arts and Sciences.
Each engineering major and minor promotes an ethical and interdisciplinary approach, including significant strength in the areas of human health, sustainability, and the 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.
Quotes from students:
“I used to always be torn between choosing to be an educator or an engineer. Coming to Tufts was amazing in many ways. One of the best things Tufts has done for me is giving me the opportunity to minor in Engineering Education. One of the required classes for my minor was Society and Education, taught by professor Steven Cohen. This class really challenged my views and assumptions on education in America. It made me open my eyes to all the things that come into play when it comes to building and organizing schools.”- Madeline Fabela ’23
“Tufts Engineering is, in my eyes, the perfect balance. While all of us are engineers at heart, we all have other passions and curiosities that might differ from engineering or STEM completely. What makes Tufts Engineering so special is that while you are getting amazing engineering knowledge from world-class professors and while you have access to great resources such as the Nolop Makerspace or research opportunities, you can still keep that other fire burning by taking classes outside of your major. This allows you not only to pursue other interests, but also to connect with other students who aren't engineering majors. Personally, I probably have more friends who aren't engineers compared to those who are - both are equally amazing however - and the lack of a divide between Engineering and Arts & Sciences really helps keep Tufts as a whole more unified.”- Ishan Ahuja ’23