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), MEng, 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.) 


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

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


Program Directors

Engineering Research

Engineering research at Dartmouth reflects our belief that innovation happens at the intersection of disciplines. Our non-departmental structure and collaborative culture enable faculty to draw on multiple areas of expertise to address critical human needs.


Women in engineering
Women comprised 52% percent of engineering majors who graduated in Dartmouth's class of 2016. The national average: 19%. See Women in Engineering: Why we love Dartmouth

Degrees Awarded 2019

Enrollment 2018–2019

Gender Statistics for Engineering Majors


Financial Summary (June 30, 2018)

Average Starting Salaries for 2018 Graduates

Engineering Alumni*

*Alumni are included in totals for hightest degree obtained only.

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