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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.


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

How to Navigate the Unique Challenges Facing Women in Engineering

ECE Associate Professor Sarah Ostadabbas and and CEE Assistant Professor Kelsey Pieper offer advice for future female engineers looking for paths that help them grow and mentors that empower them.

Using Ultra-Efficient Ising Machines for Complex Problem Solving

Research on “parametric frequency divider based Ising machines” conducted by electrical engineering student Nicolas Casilli, E’21, MS’21, PhD’26, in Associate Professor Cristian Cassella’s lab, was accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters.

Developing a Career in Renewable Energy on Co-op and in the Lab

After two co-ops, working in an on-campus lab, and their time with AerospaceNU, CJ Huey feels that they have made the most of their Northeastern experience. The secret to their success was not being afraid to take charge of important work.

Discovering Unexpected New Career Paths Through Co-op

Matthew Bowman, E’25, chemical engineering and physics, had two co-ops that took him in very different directions, but it meant he was able to find a unique career path in 3D printing he didn’t initially consider. He’s now looking forward to seeing where that path takes him. Matthew Bowman, E’25, chemical engineering and physics, knew […]