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
Program Educational Objectives
The B.E. degree program at Thayer School seeks to produce engineers who, during the first few years after graduation:
- Apply interdisciplinary breadth to professional activities;
- Demonstrate innovation in professional activities;
- Practice effective teamwork and written and verbal communication;
- Initiate the process of lifelong learning; and
- Serve society at large.
To achieve these objectives, the program’s outcomes upon graduation are that all of its students will have the ability to:
- Apply mathematics, science, engineering science and methods to the analysis of problems;
- Synthesize solutions to engineering problems through creative design;
- Function effectively in a multidisciplinary professional environment; and
- Apply technology as responsible citizens.
The number of students in the B.E. program over the last few years has been:
- 2012-2013: 101 students
- 2011-2012: 75 students
- 2010-2011: 90 students
Over the past 3 years, 98.5% of B.E. students completed graduation requirements within the standard time for the degree.