Disciplines

Yale offers eight different disciplines between six engineering departments.

Applied Physics

The Department of Applied Physics prepares students for academic and industrial careers at the forefront of science and technology. Teaching and research are focused on fundamental issues in condensed matter and optical physics and on the practical application of these concepts and techniques to technology. This balance between fundamental science and application makes our program highly interdisciplinary, having strong collaborations across numerous Yale departments.

Professor Daniel Prober

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Biomedical Engineering

Yale has a long history of excellence in biomedical engineering. Recently, Yale celebrated the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of engineering as an academic program, and the University embarked on a major initiative in biomedical engineering, which recognizes the vital role that engineering now plays in medicine and the life sciences.

Professor James S. Duncan

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Chemical & Environmental Engineering

Study within the Department emphasizes fundamental engineering principles, innovation, global perspective, and leadership. Full advantage is taken of collaborative opportunities with Yale’s excellent programs in Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Environmental Sciences, Medicine, and Management.

Professor Michael Loewenberg

Director of Undergraduate Studies - Chemical Engineering

Professor John Fortner

Director of Undergraduate Studies - Environmental Engineering

Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science was founded by people who had a vision. This vision was how computer science would fit into the unique spirit of Yale University, an institution oriented to an unusual degree around undergraduate education and close interdepartmental collaboration. The Department has always had close ties to mathematics and engineering, but has increasingly experienced collaborations with other disciplines important to Yale, including psychology, linguistics, economics, business, statistics, music, medicine, physics and more. It is through these collaborations that the importance of computer science in a broader sense is best appreciated.

Professor James Aspnes

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering is a vast field which encompasses numerous disciplines such as microelectronics, photonics, computer engineering, signal processing, control systems, and communications. Electrical Engineering at Yale attempts to create a new brand of electrical engineering student and our students enjoy a more balanced and well rounded education than their counterparts who attend technology-dominated schools. Thus, our students are better equipped to compete and lead in the global community of the 21st century.

Professor Mark Reed

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Mechanical engineering is among the most diversified of the traditional engineering disciplines. The mechanical engineer builds machines to extend our physical and mental capabilities and to convert traditional and novel energy sources into useful forms.

Professor Corey S. O'Hern

Director of Undergraduate Studies