Undergraduate Catalog

Francis College of Engineering

Engineering is a profession that is concerned with the application of scientific knowledge and technology in service to society. It is involved with the identification of societal needs and creative technological solutions which address these needs in ways which are sensitive to societal, environmental and economic concerns and constraints.

The James B. Francis College of Engineering recognizes that the engineering needs of society are as complex and varied as the diverse interests, motivations, competencies, and backgrounds of its students. Therefore, it has developed a broad spectrum of programs to serve the needs of the student society and the high technology sector of the Massachusetts economy. The emphasis within each engineering program is on technical rigor, utilizing the latest advances in technology for the solution of engineering problems. At the same time, each program is characterized by a curriculum that is broad enough to produce engineers who are qualified to meet contemporary demands.

The College has active chapters of professional engineering and engineering honor societies in all major engineering disciplines, as well as the National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and Tau Beta Pi - the national engineering honor society. In addition, Student Advisory Councils in each Department provide direct feedback to each Department Chair, and the College’s Engineering Student Council helps foster a sense of community in the students by planning and directing social functions and advising. Student participation in these societies and groups is strongly encouraged.

For more information, visit the College of Engineering website.

Joseph Hartman, Dean of Engineering