The School of Arts and Sciences is currently developing plans to introduce a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Science beginning no later than academic year 2026-27.
In order to participate in an increasingly technological world, an increasing number of research universities like Brandeis are offering degrees in engineering, a discipline that connects science to society through the use of technology. Brandeis already possesses the core elements to become a leader in engineering research and education, as evidenced by the success of our basic science programs, our NSF-funded Materials Science Research and Engineering Center, and the Maker Lab. Leaning on the School of Arts and Sciences’ strengths in interdisciplinary learning, our interdepartmental program will offer a distinctly Brandeisian experience in Engineering Science, capitalizing on the vibrant synergy between our life sciences and physical sciences departments.
This re-imagining of our scientific endeavors to include engineering expertise within existing programs will align our science students and faculty with those in the School of Arts and Sciences, Heller and IBS to explore new approaches to issues of ethics, design, equity, sustainability and entrepreneurship, through collaborations, capstone projects, and courses team-taught with faculty from the creative arts, humanities, and social sciences, all in a liberal arts context.
The curriculum will provide training in how engineers think, design, and solve problems, using as examples areas of engineering that synergize with current Brandeis strengths (bioengineering, materials science, neuroengineering), while augmenting existing undergraduate and graduate programs.