Engineering and Applied Science

Courses in Engineering and Applied Science fall into three categories: those intended primarily for students majoring in one of the several engineering disciplines; those designed for students majoring in subjects other than engineering and the natural sciences; and those designed to meet common interests of students majoring in engineering or the natural sciences.

In the first category, the departments of Applied Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science offer courses intended primarily for majors in these fields. These courses are listed under the individual programs. Courses in these majors may also be relevant for students with appropriate backgrounds who are majoring in chemistry, physics, biology, geology and geophysics, mathematics, and computer science.

The School of Engineering & Applied Science is responsible for courses in the other two categories: technology for students majoring in subjects other than engineering and the natural sciences, and topics common to students majoring in engineering or the natural sciences. Courses for non–science majors are intended for all students seeking a broad perspective on issues of scientific and technological import, and they introduce students who may be planning careers in law, business, or public service to concepts and methods of engineering and applied science. Courses for science and engineering majors include topics in applied mathematics and computation.

Listings of the School of Engineering & Applied Science's undergraduate courses can be found on our department sites or by clicking here for general courses covering topics common to engineering problems.