Undergraduate Program in Engineering Sciences (S.B.)

The degree requirements for each of the three tracks for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Sciences (S.B.) are included below.  If you would like more information about any of the undergraduate engineering areas at SEAS, including a comparison of the degree options within each area, please visit the homepages for Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Science & Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

Concentration Requirements

The requirements for all tracks within the Engineering Sciences S.B. concentration can be found in the Havard College Handbook for Students

Plan of Study Forms for the S.B. in Engineering Sciences

Advising Contacts

Zhiming Kuang, Director of Undergraduate Studies for Engineering Sciences

Christopher Lombardo, Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies in Engineering Sciences


Daniel Needleman, Director of Undergraduate Studies for Biomedical Engineering

Linsey Moyer, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies in Biomedical Engineering 

Environmental Science & Engineering:

Frank Keutsch, Director of Undergraduate Studies for Environmental Science and Engineering

Patrick Ulrich, Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies in Environmental Science & Engineering


English Honors

Recommendations for English honors are decided individually by vote of the engineering faculty based on the student's academic accomplishments, superior performance in an ambitious set of courses, and scholarly achievement in their senior capstone design project. Ordinarily, the following criteria set the minimum qualifications necessary to be considered for an honors recommendation:

  • For Highest Honors: a concentration GPA in the top 5% and an outstanding capstone project
  • For High Honors: a concentration GPA in the top 20% and an excellent capstone project
  • For Honors: a concentration GPA in the top 50% and a capstone project worthy of merit

Thesis Information

In the S.B. degree programs, every student completes a design thesis as part of the required senior capstone design course (ES 100hf).

ABET Information

The Engineering Sciences SB program is accredited by the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC). More information can be found on the ABET Information page.