Interdisciplinary Engineering

B.S. Engineering Management

The ability to design, produce, sell and service quality products in today's marketplace requires managers who understand engineering principles as well as possess the skills to manage technical projects and professionals.

The Engineering Management program is designed to give undergraduates a solid engineering base coupled with a business preparation that will enable them to fill dynamic managerial roles in technical industries.

Jointly sponsored by the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) and the Grossman School of Business, the Engineering Management program draws on a broad range of faculty expertise and study opportunities.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Engineering Management program find rewarding opportunities in a wide variety of positions, including consulting, systems design, production supervision, project management, process engineering, quality assurance, technical sales, production planning and control, systems analysis, and inventory management.

Companies hiring UVM graduates in recent years include IBM, General Dynamics, United Parcel, Champlain Cable, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Energizer, Boston Scientific, Kellogg Co., SolarWorks, Pizzagalli Constructon, Utility Risk Management, GeneSic, Pratt & Whitney, and Raytheon.

Our Program

Throughout the curriculum, students learn to apply engineering and business principles to immediate and evolving 21st century problems in manufacturing and service organizations. They develop a foundation to successfully manage people, systems and projects. They also develop an area of emphasis by choosing Mechanical, Civil, or Electrical Engineering in which to concentrate. Concentration check sheets for each track are available.

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Hands On Learning

In the senior year of the program, each student is required to complete a senior design project design in which they work with a company to design a solution to an engineering management problem. Past project titles include: Research and Evaluation of the Optimal Disposition Numbers Regarding the Article Group Steinothan 120 for the German Company Steinbacher Dämmstoffe GmbH; Ways of Increasing and Maintaining On-Time Delivery Performance at Champlain Cable Corporation; Study Into Internal Production of Ice Cream Base at the Lake Champlain Chocolate Company; Operations Consolidation at Lake Champlain Chocolates; and Quality Assurance Program Compliance Review at the Federal Highway Administration.


B.S. Engineering

The Bachelor's of Science (BS) degree in Engineering is a non-departmental degree designed for students who want a strong engineering science base in preparation for an interdisciplinary engineering specialty. Engineering graduates need a vast amount of knowledge to deal with the world's environmental concerns as well as our technological and information revolution; the BS in Engineering gives students the opportunity to obtain a very broad foundational knowledge of engineering.


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.

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.

Interdisciplinary Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science 

B.S. Data Science

The curriculum of this degree combines courses from the disciplines of Statistics, Mathematics, and Computer Science and prepares students for careers in Big Data Science & Analytics, a rapidly growing field with huge unmet demand. The unique interdisciplinary educational experience allows students the opportunity to acquire the broad base of knowledge and skills which employers are seeking.  Learn more about Data Science (B.S.)

Complex Systems and Data Science

Complex Systems is a growing area of expertise and reputation at  UVM CEMS. Our Complex Systems Center offers a Certificate of Graduate Study in Complex Systems, a Master of Science in Complex Systems and Data Science and a PhD in Complex Systems and Data Science (CSDS). Learn more at the University of Vermont Complex Systems Center.

Certificate of Graduate Study in Complex Systems
Masters in Complex Systems and Data Science
PhD in Complex Systems and Data Science