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Fall 2009 New Offering: BS in Engineering Degree

In Fall 2009, UVM's College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) will re-offer a Bachelor's of Science degree in Engineering. This non-departmental degree is designed for students who want a strong engineering science base in preparation for an interdisciplinary engineering specialty.

The goal is to provide high-quality academic programs that prepare graduates for the future. In addition to this degree, the School of Engineering offers a wide variety of other outstanding undergraduate and graduate degree programs with an emphasis on interdisciplinary, fundamental education and research, as well as a deep appreciation for the societal impact of engineering. Degree programs include civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, and fully interdisciplinary programs in biomedical engineering, engineering management and materials science.

"Engineering graduates need a vast amount of knowledge to deal with the world's environmental concerns as well as our technological and information revolution," says Joan Jordan, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs. Jordan works closely with students to help them identify specific areas of study and specific degree options. According to Jordan, "the resurrection of the BS in Engineering gives students the opportunity to obtain a very broad foundational knowledge of engineering."

How to Register

Students who wish to register for this degree should meet with their advisor to plan an integrated series of courses directed towards possible engineering concentrations such as: aeronautical engineering, bioengineering, chemical engineering, computer engineering, power engineering, traffic engineering, geological engineering, and so on.


Degree candidates need to fulfill courses required in the core program, with 122 semester hours of credit. A minimum of 7 courses in Technical Electives must be chosen from courses at the 100 level or above. A minimum of 18 credits of Technical Electives must be engineering courses.

More Information

For more information, contact CEMS Assistant Dean Joan Jordan at Joan.Jordan@uvm.edu or 802-656-2673.