Graduate Engineering Programs for Students with Non-Engineering Backgrounds
Applicants with any science, engineering, or other technical major are acceptable as long as the candidate provides evidence of technical or programming skills. Information Systems Bridge applicants must be non-STEM majors
Suitable for any non-engineer across all Northeastern programs
Students with non-STEM, non-technical bachelor’s degrees (such as Finance, English, Political Science, Marketing, Psychology, and more) have the opportunity to earn a Master of Science in Information Systems (MS in IS) in an accelerated time frame with Northeastern’s Information Systems Bridge Admissions Pathway (IS Bridge). No pre-Calculus or higher level math required. No programming background required.
Any engineering or science degree (e.g. Biology, Chemistry) are acceptable
Biology or Chemistry undergraduate degrees are acceptable
Data Analytics Engineering
Applicants who hold a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields are academically qualified for admissions consideration: Applied mathematics, mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, computer science, or quantitative business (e.g. economics, finance, information systems)
Energy Systems applicants with quantitative business or finance majors are acceptable if candidates also have some background in computer science and calculus. Students with first-year calculus, physics and chemistry in their undergrad studies, but no prior exposure to thermos-sciences may apply to the Energy Systems – Academic Link program.
Energy Systems Academic Link
The Master of Science in Energy Systems – Academic Link program enables students with first-year calculus, physics and chemistry in their undergraduate studies, but no prior exposure to thermo-sciences to complete the multidisciplinary energy systems program with integrated, introductory coursework.
Mathematics or physics majors with linear algebra and multivariable calculus, or students of any major with the equivalent background in mathematics as an engineering major are acceptable.
Engineering and Public Policy
This program is designed to build proficiency in the skills and knowledge needed to serve as policy leaders on large engineering issues in the public and private sectors. Students can be from any science or engineering major, or from other majors with a background in quantitative analysis, such as public policy, architecture and urban planning, business, economics, or environmental studies.
Applicants with majors in applied physics are acceptable
Majors in any science discipline including computer science and mathematics are acceptable; other majors considered are economics, business, or other liberal arts with some background in calculus and linear algebra
Sustainable Building Systems
Applicants with any engineering or science degree are acceptable; candidates with degrees in architecture and other related fields, or who have some background in the built environment are also considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.
Certificate in Sustainability Engineering
This certificate allows non-engineering graduate students to complement their degree program with foundational technical vocabulary, concepts, and skills that will enhance collaboration and solution generation as part of multidisciplinary teams tackling challenges related to sustainability and climate issues. This program is open to students of any major, however, a background in college-level mathematics, such as statistics or quantitative analysis, is necessary.
Applicants with majors in mathematics, physics, or computer science are acceptable