Engineering Program Areas
Dartmouth has six program areas within the engineering sciences designed to allow for collaborative synergies across disciplines. Students are encouraged to chart a path that supports their interests, unconstrained by traditional academic boundaries. Both faculty and students draw from these multiple areas of expertise for maximum human-centered impact.
Biological & Chemical Engineering
Using fundamental principles of biology, chemistry, and mathematics, the B&CE Program Area educates innovators in bio-inspired systems, circuits, and processes as well as biotherapies and biofuels.
Area Lead: Margie Ackerman
Electrical & Computer Engineering
The ECE Program Area draws from expertise ranging from semiconductor devices to advanced communication networks, from self-powered sensors to electric cars, from wearable devices to cognitive medical imaging, and from autonomous vehicles to smart cities.
Lead Faculty: Kofi Odame
The Energy Engineering Program Area educates innovators in energy conversion, storage, transmission, and utilization, the transition to sustainable energy sources, and improving access to and management of energy systems.
Lead Faculty: Lee Lynd
Materials Science & Engineering
The MSE Program Area supports education and discovery in fundamental applied engineering as well as translational science in areas such as ice physics, nano- and bio-materials, energy harvesting and storage, and materials modeling.
Lead Faculty: Jifeng Liu
Mechanical, Operations & Systems Engineering
The MOSE Program Area prepares students to view the world as a series of interconnected systems with various feedback loops where engineers can zero in on bottlenecks and find ways to address them using available tools.