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Undergraduate Studies

An experiential engineering education that prepares you for the real world

Engineering is an exciting and evolving field. Engineers pioneer discoveries that shape society and can have a transformative impact on the world. As a student in the College of Engineering at Northeastern you will have the opportunity to personalize your path with five engineering departments, interdisciplinary majors, over 70 minors across seven colleges, and the PlusOne accelerated master’s program.

You will also have the opportunity for experiential learning—from laboratory exercises, senior design projects, professional association activities, and research with highly accomplished faculty, to cooperative education where you gain industry experience as part of the curriculum.

In and outside of the classroom you will be engaged. Our students participate in the College’s over 60 student organizations, national and global competitions, a vibrant entrepreneurship and business ecosystem, and a range of global experience options.


What Is Engineering

Students from across a variety of engineering majors at Northeastern explain what the different fields of engineering are and what they find most exciting about their chosen disciplines.

Making Notable Advancements in Neuro-Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering student Spencer Lake Jacobs-Skolik shares his experience leading research, becoming a published author, and earning a Goldwater Scholarship – all as an undergraduate. Learn how Northeastern University’s College of Engineering provides research opportunities you can’t find anywhere else, and how those experiences prepare passionate students for successful careers.

Out of This World Experiences

Mechanical Engineering student Paige Butler shares how her involvement in the student group Students for the Exploration and Development of Space landed her two co-ops at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and subsequently, a full-time position following graduation. Learn how Northeastern University’s cooperative education program helps undergraduate students explore their passions while providing unparalleled opportunities for career advancement.

Chemical Engineering Research Co-op in Switzerland

Chemical Engineering student Hannah Boyce shares her unique experience conducting research abroad at ETH Zurich, one of Europe’s leading biotech institutions.

Bioengineering at the Speed of Covid

Ella Strzegowski (Bioengineering E’23) embarked on a co-op at Moderna in the fall of 2021, just as the company was applying for its biologics license and COVID-19’s Omicron variant was tearing through the population. Her experience placed her at the epicenter of covid-related research even as the virus—and the world’s response to it—changed by the day.

View in-depth videos of each engineering discipline.

Bioengineering    Chemical Engineering    Civil and Environmental Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering    Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Support and resources for personalized pathways and success


Academic Advising

Professional academic advisors in the College of Engineering Undergraduate Academic Advising Office are available to provide information on support and referral resources for all student issues and concerns.

Academic Advising


First Year Engineering

Designed to provide new students with tools they need to succeed at Northeastern, the First Year Engineering program exposes students to all engineering majors and includes a common first year curriculum, special seminars, and social activities as well as one-on-one mentoring with advisors.

First Year Engineering


Tutoring

A wide variety of academic tutoring services are available to undergraduate engineering students taking courses across engineering departments. Free, drop-in tutoring is also available for first-year engineering students in physics, calculus, chemistry, and general engineering courses.

Tutoring


Honors Programs

The university and college offer multiple honors programs for students to demonstrate their educational excellence and enhance their college experience.

Honors Programs


Diversity and Inclusion

With a commitment to diversity and inclusion, the college has several programs to welcome, support, and create opportunity for all talented students from all around the world and with a variety of backgrounds.

Diversity and Inclusion


Business, Entrepreneurship & Leadership

With a strong entrepreneurship ecosystem and innovative programs that combine engineering and business education, students are bringing their innovations to market and developing as leaders.

Business, Entrepreneurship & Leadership


Flexible Academic Pathways

With a focus on developing multifaceted engineers, we push beyond interdisciplinary programs, adding also combined majors, and offering over 70 minors in engineering and from across seven colleges at the university. Accelerated master’s programs are also available.

Academic Programs  PlusOne Pathways

Student News

A Trajectory to Leadership as an Engineer

Before starting college, Carey Tassel’s personal experience led her to an interest in medical devices. She says, “I’ve always had an underlying interest in the medical space.” While in high school in Lexington, Massachusetts, Tassel participated in the Bioengineering Summer Immersion Program at Northeastern University and discovered that her talent fit into the problem-solving nature […]

Locomotives, Ophthalmoscopes, and Mountain Bikes: A Northeastern Alum’s Impact

Morgan Misek, mechanical engineering alumnus, has founded Trxstle, an outdoors equipment company combining his love of cycling, the outdoors, and engineering—all of which he pursued while a student at Northeastern.

Northeastern Co-Op Wins Fall 2022 Scholarship from DN Tanks

Civil engineering student Amelia Negrete, E’24, was chosen as the winner of a Fall 2022 DN Tanks scholarship, which is awarded to co-ops or interns “who make unique contributions and exhibit DN Tanks’ Core Values.”

Inaugural AJC Merit Research Scholars

Several engineering students and science students mentored by COE faculty are recipients of the inaugural AJC Merit Research Scholars.