Quick Facts

Located in Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth has one of the oldest professional schools of engineering in the country and features a single unified department of engineering sciences that fosters cross-disciplinary innovation in research and teaching. Graduate programs include the Master of Engineering Management (MEM), MS, PhD, dual degrees with The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and the nation's first PhD Innovation Program. Dartmouth undergraduates study engineering as part of a liberal arts education leading to the Bachelor of Arts (AB) degree; most majors take additional courses leading to the professional Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree. (See more about the AB/BE)

School Leadership

Engineering Research

Dartmouth engineering research is advancing innovation in three focus areas that cut across traditional engineering disciplines and address critical human needs:

Current projects address these focus areas and/or involve one or more of the following engineering disciplines: Biomedical; Chemical & Biochemical; Computer; Electrical; Engineering Physics; Environmental; Materials Science; and Mechanical.

2014–2015 Tuition and Costs

Figures below represent estimated costs of one full year of tuition, books, room, board, and incidentals. Need-based financial aid is available.

Women in engineering
30% of Dartmouth engineering students are women (national average: 19%)

Degrees Awarded 2014

Enrollment 2014–2015


Financial Summary (June 30, 2014)

Average Starting Salaries for 2014 Graduates

Engineering Alumni

Mission Statement

"To prepare the most capable and faithful for the most responsible positions and the most difficult service." —Sylvanus Thayer

Thayer School's overall mission is excellence in teaching and research. Specifically, the School seeks to:

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