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SEAS believes in educating “T-shaped” individuals, or those who have deep knowledge in a discipline but are able to collaborate across the boundaries of disciplines.
Concentrations and Secondary Fields
Biomedical engineering lies at the intersection of the physical and life sciences. The overarching intellectual goal of biomedical engineering is to apply quantitative engineering analysis to understand the operation of living systems and to design novel systems to satisfy unmet needs in clinical medicine. Biomedical engineering distinguishes itself from the other life sciences disciplines by using scientific knowledge to create new biomaterials and devices. The A.B. in Biomedical Engineering requires 14 courses.
Electrical Engineering spans a broad range of topics, ranging from the physics of new materials and devices, the circuits and next-generation computing platforms made from these devices, and the algorithms that run on these platforms. The range of subtopics includes power systems, (micro)electronics, control systems, signal processing, telecommunications, and computing systems. The S.B. in Electrical Engineering requires 20 courses.
Environmental Science and Engineering is an interdisciplinary field that applies principles from the natural science and mathematics to better understand and address environmental challenges. The overarching goals of the field are to protect human health from adverse environmental conditions, to protect local and global environments from the deleterious effects of human activities, and to improve environmental quality. Students pursuing these topics can obtain an A.B. or S.B. degree in Engineering Science with an environmental focus.
Mechanical engineering deals with the study and application of mechanical systems. It covers a range of subtopics including mechatronics and robotics, structural analysis, thermodynamics and engineering design including the analysis of mechanical systems using finite element methods, the science of new materials and devices for micro electromechanical systems (MEMS), and biological and nanotechnology applications. The S.B. in Mechanical Engineering requires 20 courses.