Engineering And Applied Sciences, School Of : Overview

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Contact Information

410 Bonner Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1900

Phone: 716.645.2774
Fax: 716.645.2495
Web Address:
Rajan Batta
Acting Dean
John E. Van Benschoten
Associate Dean
Kerry Collins-Gross
Assistant Dean
Drexel E. Gidney
Senior Academic Advisor and Director of Minority Programs
Margaret J. Meachem
Senior Academic Advisor
Teresa Miklitsch
Senior Academic Advisor
Jane Sinclair
Senior Academic Advisor


The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers nine programs leading to the degree of bachelor of science (BS) in engineering: aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, industrial, and mechanical engineering. These programs, except our new degree program in Biomedical Engineering, are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, Inc. Accreditation for Biomedical Engineering will be sought in the next accreditation cycle.
BA and BS degrees in computer science are offered through the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and a BS degree in engineering physics is offered jointly with the Department of Physics.

As part of the accreditation process, each engineering program defines their educational objectives (see engineering program descriptions) and program outcomes. To meet accreditation requirements, engineering programs must demonstrate that graduates can:
(a) apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering,
(b) design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data,
(c) design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints,
(d) function on multi-disciplinary teams,
(e) identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems,
(f) understand professional and ethical responsibility,
(g) communicate effectively.

In addition, graduates must have:
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context,
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning,
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues,
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

The undergraduate engineering program provides a solid background in engineering fundamentals and gives students an opportunity for hands-on experience throughout the engineering curriculum. The program provides students with a strong technical foundation, enables them to integrate their engineering education within the broader social, economic and technological environment, and fosters a desire for continued learning. The curriculum allows students flexibility in their programs of study and encourages interaction between students and faculty. The undergraduate educational experience prepares students for professional practice and advanced study. Special programs including our Career Development Curriculum program, Engineering Career Institute, and Co-op opportunities provide professional development skills and experiences and facilitate placement of our graduates in high-quality engineering positions.

UB Engineering Mission Statement. The mission of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is to provide effective and high-quality engineering education at the undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education levels. Integral to this mission is an infrastructure of expertise and facilities that can support professional engineering education, advanced degree programs and research in important areas of applied science and technology. We will be a leader in forging and maintaining significant, mutually committed partnerships between our faculty and staff and students, alumni, industry, government, and other national and international educational institutions. Our specific mission objectives are to:
1. Educate students to think critically and creatively, to identify and solve important technological problems, and to practice engineering with technical skill, a high regard for ethical principles and an understanding of economic and environmental realities.
2. Perform high-quality research that advances applied science or technology while preparing future researchers for industrial, academic, and government positions.
3. Contribute to interdisciplinary educational and research and to meet complex technological and societal needs.
4. Provide and coordinate educational, technical, and information services to industry, government, practicing engineers, educators, and the public.
5. Become a leading catalyst for attracting and increasing the private sector to Western New York and New York State.
6. Reach out internationally for cooperation in education and research.

UB Engineering Code of Professional Conduct. In carrying out their professional obligations, engineers and scientists are guided by fundamental ethical canons and rules of practice. The UB Engineering community is guided by the following principles.

UB Engineers and Applied Scientists:
  • Act with honesty, integrity and fairness
  • Show respect for others
  • Accept responsibility
  • Give credit where credit is due
  • Serve the larger community
  • Take pride in being a part of UB Engineering

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:00:58 EST