About Tufts School of Engineering

Tufts' engineering programs challenge the traditional boundaries of academic disciplines, research, and the roles of engineers in our increasingly interconnected global community. Every day, Tufts researchers are developing new tools to improve medical diagnosis and treatment; novel materials for a greener future; smarter, more powerful computers; and innovative ways to educate the engineers of tomorrow.
Master's and doctoral programs in six academic departments, as well as the M.S. in Engineering Management, offered through Tufts Gordon Institute, give engineering students the right mix of specialization and interdisciplinary exploration.

Academics

Tufts graduate programs offer an exceptional academic experience, distinguished by close faculty interactions that will propel you from graduate study to your career. With an array of programs in arts and sciences and in engineering, Tufts combines the resources of a research-intensive institution with a supportive, collegial atmosphere.
Degree programs include:
  • Doctoral programs
  • Master's programs
  • Certificate programs
Graduate students and postdoctoral trainees contribute to creating and distributing knowledge as individuals, and as vital members of research teams. Here, you will have the opportunity to teach and mentor some of the brightest undergraduates in the country, serving as key teaching and learning partners with faculty.

Campus Life

Graduate student life is filled with numerous rewards and occasional challenges. As you pursue your advanced degree, you will learn to balance the competing demands of scholarship and life beyond the classroom.
At Tufts, we offer many opportunities to become involved in our university community. We encourage you to explore the co-curricular offerings available to you and to become knowledgeable about the facilities, services, and resources that are here to support you.
Programs taught in:
English

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The Bioengineering master's program provides a broad engineering and biotechnology curriculum while offering a focus on a specific engineering track that best fits studen ... [+]

The Bioengineering master's program provides a broad engineering and biotechnology curriculum while offering a focus on a specific engineering track that best fits students' interests and career choices. This combination gives our bioengineering graduates professional flexibility, a distinct competitive advantage in the ever-changing field of bioengineering.

The bioengineering master's program offers both part-time and full-time schedule options. The program has six tracks:

Bioinformatics Biomaterials Biomechanical Systems and Devices Cell and Bioprocess Engineering Environmental Biotechnology Signals and Systems Curriculum Overview

The bioengineering master's program has two components: an interdisciplinary core curriculum, including one class outside of students' chosen sub-specialty to increase the breadth of bioengineering knowledge; and courses required by the department for students' chosen track.... [-]

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Graduate students enrolled in the Chemical and Biological Engineering master’s programs have the option of a master of science degree with or without a thesis. Those stud ... [+]

Graduate students enrolled in the Chemical and Biological Engineering master’s programs have the option of a master of science degree with or without a thesis. Those students enrolled in the M.S. program have the option to complete thesis research work in addition to the yearlong coursework required for a master's degree without a thesis.

Application

Applicants to the graduate program are expected to have a degree at the level of Bachelor or Master in chemical engineering. Applicants with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and a strong foundation in physics and math are also encouraged to apply. Requirements include basic knowledge of physics and calculus, particularly differential equations. Some exposure to transport phenomena (for example, fluid mechanics) is strongly recommended. Students who do not meet all requirements may be admitted into the program pending the successful completion of courses aimed at the fulfillment of the requirements.... [-]

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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) is an interdisciplinary department that provides flexible and rigorous training within the intellectually rich ... [+]

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) is an interdisciplinary department that provides flexible and rigorous training within the intellectually rich environment of our highly ranked university. Through full and part-time options, CEE graduate programs train students as experts in the natural and built environment, bringing together the fields of environmental health, engineering mechanics, structural, Geosystems, and water resources engineering to address key societal issues related to how and where we live, work, and interact.

Crucially, our programs combine classroom teaching with hands-on learning experiences and close mentoring to help our students gain the knowledge and tools to become professional engineers and/or pursue careers in a variety of traditional and emerging fields, including those related to infrastructure, environmental and water resources engineering, environmental hazards, sustainability, climate change, and data analytics.... [-]

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The complexity of software and hardware systems calls for today’s computer engineers to be concerned with power consumption, security, and reliability not just functional ... [+]

hitesh choudhary / PexelsThe complexity of software and hardware systems calls for today’s computer engineers to be concerned with power consumption, security, and reliability not just functional correctness. This master’s program trains students to design hardware, software, and networking systems for the computers of today and tomorrow.

The program leading to the M.S. degree in computer engineering is jointly administered between the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department of Computer Science. Master's degrees require a minimum of 30 credit hours and the fulfillment of at least 10 courses with grades of S (satisfactory) or at least a B-.

At least four lecture-based courses must be taken from a published list of computer engineering core courses. From these core courses, at least one course must be taken from each of the following three core areas:... [-]

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The Master in Computer Science degree program has two options. Graduate computer science students looking to complete a more research-oriented degree can write a master's ... [+]

Students in the M.S. degree program in Computer Science can choose to complete a master’s thesis or a project-based study track.

The M.S. program can be completed in one year, or two years with an optional thesis. In this program, students can pursue interdisciplinary collaborations within Tufts School of Engineering and across the university.

Degree Requirements Thirty semester-hour units (SHUs) and a minimum of 10 courses are required, of which at least 24 SHUs must be from approved courses. The remaining six SHUs may be earned from approved courses, or from conducting approved research or independent study, or from a combination of the two. At least six courses must be in computer science, and at least two must include a serious programming component. Grades in all courses must be B- or better. A student who received a grade below B- in COMP105, COMP 160, or COMP 170 as an undergraduate may retake the course for graduate credit. To use courses offered outside the Department of Computer Science, the student must obtain the approval of the department. Students focusing on an interdisciplinary area of CS may take fewer than eighteen CS SHUs, but this is subject to the approval of the department. Students must also demonstrate core competence as expected from a high-quality undergraduate program in computer science, in particular in the areas of: Computer architecture and assembly language. Programming languages (specifically, functional programming and object-oriented programming with inheritance). Data structures and analysis of algorithms. Theory of computation. ... [-]
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The M.S. in Data Science is offered jointly by the departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering. ... [+]

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The M.S. in Data Science is offered jointly by the departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The M.S. in Data Science is a program that may be completed in as little as one year of study, or at a student's own pace. Prerequisites for the M.S. in Data Science include a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field, including Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline. Applicants with bachelor’s degrees in non-STEM fields can begin study with a Certificate in Data Science that, in an additional term or year, gives the applicant a sample of the program. The courses in the certificate, upon successful completion with a grade of B- or better and admission to the M.S. in Data Science, may be transferred to apply to the M.S. in Data Science program.... [-]

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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is a growing interdisciplinary department with a focus on research and education in a wide variety of sub-discipline ... [+]

Tufts trains electrical engineers to excel in fields that range from image and signal processing to nanoscale engineering. Graduates of the M.S. program in electrical engineering go on to great things: founding start-ups, advancing society and industry, and studying in highly ranked Ph.D. programs, all supported by their Tufts education.

Research areas include:

Control, energy systems, and robotics Electro-optical materials and renewable energy Integrated circuits and VLSI Microfabrication, nanotechnology, and sensors Networks and information theory Signal and image processing Program highlights Small class sizes Personalized path of study Mentorship from professors at the top of their fields Collaborative research that crosses disciplines Five miles from the high-tech hub of Boston Application ... [-]
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Tufts Gordon Institute, part of Tufts School of Engineering, prepares you to be a leader. We have reengineered the MBA to create two graduate-level learning opportunities ... [+]

Tufts Gordon Institute, part of Tufts School of Engineering, prepares you to be a leader. We have re-engineered the MBA to create two graduate-level learning opportunities specifically for emerging tech leaders: the M.S. in Engineering Management (MSEM) and the Professional Education courses.

About the Program

The M.S. in Engineering Management (MSEM) prepares technology professionals to become industry leaders. The part-time graduate degree program provides the business strategy, marketing, product development, leadership competencies, and data science skills needed to move into leadership roles. The results? More than half of our students are promoted while enrolled in the program.... [-]

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As intelligent autonomous robots increasingly become part of our lives, the field of human-robot interaction seeks to understand and improve all aspects of interactions b ... [+]

As intelligent autonomous robots increasingly become part of our lives, the field of human-robot interaction seeks to understand and improve all aspects of interactions between humans and robots.

Human-Robot Interaction is an interdisciplinary effort aimed at understanding and improving all aspects of interactions between humans and robots. It draws on knowledge from computer science, mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as psychology, philosophy, anthropology, legal fields, among various others.

Cutting across the engineering and social sciences, human-robot interaction research is a paradigmatic multi- and inter-disciplinary program with enormous future societal benefits.... [-]

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Human Factors is sometimes also referred to as "Engineering Psychology" or "Ergonomics." This is a rapidly growing field with wide engineering and non-engineering applica ... [+]

Human Factors Engineering is the study of the interaction of humans with technology. Our program updates your skills and prepare you for success, whether you’re going into the industry or pursuing further graduate education.

Human Factors is sometimes also referred to as "Engineering Psychology" or "Ergonomics." This is a rapidly growing field with wide engineering and non-engineering applications. Ready for a career move? The Tufts M.S. program in Human Factors Engineering provides a rigorous academic environment for advanced graduate study.

The program offers specialized courses, training, and research opportunities in the human-centered aspects of engineering activities such as:... [-]

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After four years of undergrad, your technical skills are ready. And after just one year at Tufts University’s Gordon Institute, your business and leadership skills will b ... [+]

After four years of undergrad, your technical skills are ready. And after just one year at Tufts University’s Gordon Institute, your business and leadership skills will be too. The Master of Science in Innovation and Management program is specifically designed to accelerate your career as an innovator and leader.

About the Program

The Tufts M.S. in Innovation and Management (MSIM) is an intensive, one-year professional master’s program designed for recent STEM graduates or young professionals with a strong desire to drive innovation, Coursework focuses on new product development, finance, lean methodologies, design thinking, leadership and data science.

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Materials scientists study how the history of a material influences its structure and properties, advancing understanding in research areas that include metallurgy, solid ... [+]

Materials scientists study how the history of a material influences its structure and properties, advancing understanding in research areas that include metallurgy, solid-state physics, and biomaterials.

Tufts faculty have strengths in soft, structural, electronic, computational, and nanomaterials. From drug delivery to semiconductors to nano-enabled membranes for water treatment, materials science and engineering at Tufts offer graduate students a wide array of opportunities to study and develop materials that will change the world.

Materials Science and Engineering M.S. Program

The master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering is an interdisciplinary program, with students pursuing classes across multiple departments to achieve mastery in the field.... [-]

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The goal of the Master of Science (MS) degree program is to provide students with an opportunity to strengthen their technical backgrounds for pursuing successful profess ... [+]

Mechanical engineers invent, analyze, and manufacture mechanical components and systems. Learn tools to succeed across engineering fields like automotive, aerospace, shipping, power, heating and cooling, and machinery, as well as the new and emerging fields of robotics, micro- and nanodevices, and medical devices.

The Mechanical Engineering Master of Science degree program provides students with opportunities to strengthen their technical backgrounds for pursuing successful professional careers in engineering research, development, and management. Graduate students enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering master’s programs have the option of pursuing a master of science degree with or without a thesis.... [-]

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The M.S. program in Offshore Wind Energy Engineering is offered through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This program offers graduate-level training ... [+]

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The M.S. program in Offshore Wind Energy Engineering is offered through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This program offers graduate-level training in offshore wind engineering, policy, and project management training for students seeking jobs in the emerging global offshore wind energy industry.

Research Areas Infrastructure and transmission Site characterization and permitting Foundation design and monitoring

A full-time student can complete this option in one year but three semesters are recommended, and part-time study is available.

Ten courses are required:

Technical core (4 courses): Four courses in structural and/or geotechnical engineering with applications to offshore wind support structures and other physical infrastructure related to the offshore wind industry Energy Core (1 course): One introductory course on clean energy engineering Technical Elective (3 courses): Three technical electives on data science, controls and/or power systems Policy, Economics, and Management Electives (2 courses): Two electives in energy policy, economics, and/or management ... [-]
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Tufts School of Engineering Welcomes International Students