Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.)
The B.E. is a professional degree program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; ph: 1-410-347-7700). Admission to the program is through Thayer School.
Completion of the B.E. requires a minimum of 9 courses beyond the A.B. At least 6 courses must have significant engineering design content. Required courses and electives include mathematics, basic science, engineering sciences, and engineering design.
The degree generally takes 1 to 3 terms of additional study, depending on the courses taken during the first 4 years. (Advanced standing on entry to Dartmouth may shorten the time required.) Most add a fifth year to earn the B.E. (financial aid is available), but students may also plan ahead to finish a combined A.B./B.E. in four years.
Areas of Concentration
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Engineering Management
Graduates of the B.E. program have the experience, skills, and knowledge to:
- Apply mathematics, science, and engineering to identify and solve problems
- Use the modern engineering techniques and tools necessary for engineering practice
- Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
- Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- Function on multidisciplinary teams
- Communicate effectively
- Exercise professional and ethical responsibility
- Recognize the need for and engage in life-long learning