Baltimore Engineering Universities with Degree Overviews

Feb 25, 2019

The Baltimore area has 11 schools that offer engineering programs. Learn about the degree programs, admission info and program requirements for three schools within ten miles of downtown Baltimore to make an informed education decision.

Baltimore Universities with Engineering Programs

Students seeking engineering programs in Baltimore have a variety of options in the area. Get the specifics on three universities, all of which are 20 minutes or less from downtown. Also included in the article is a table comparing important school information, as well as a brief paragraph mentioning a couple other relevant school options.

  • The largest school, Johns Hopkins University, is located three miles from downtown. It offers bachelor's degree programs in various engineering disciplines, such as chemical and biomolecular, civil, environmental and mechanical engineering.
  • Morgan State University is located 5.6 miles from downtown Baltimore and offers bachelor's degree programs in several engineering areas, including electrical and industrial engineering.
  • Located six miles from downtown, Loyola University - Maryland is a private school that offers engineering bachelor's degrees with concentrations in areas such as materials and computer engineering.

Comparison of Schools

Check out the following table for specifics regarding school type, enrollment numbers, tuition rates and more.

Johns Hopkins University Morgan State University Loyola University - Maryland
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit 4-year, public 4-year, private not-for-profit
Total Enrollment (2017) 25,151* 7,747* 5,783*
Campus Setting Large city Large city Large city
Tuition and Fees (2017-2018) $52,170* $7,776 in-state
$17,832 out-of-state*
Percent of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2014) 68%* 82%* 92%*
Acceptance Rate (2017) 13%* 64%* 75%*
Retention Rate (2016-2017) 97%* 75%* 85%*
Graduation Rate (Students who started in 2011) 93%* 38%* 81%*

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics.

Johns Hopkins University

At the university's Whiting School of Engineering, undergraduate students have opportunities to participate in research, internships and study abroad programs. Research centers and institutes are primarily focused in areas of biomedical innovation, robotics, environmental studies and sustainable energy.

Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

This discipline combines studies in chemistry, molecular science and biology with engineering fundamentals. Students can choose a concentration in interfaces and nanotechnology or molecular and cellular bioengineering. This program can prepare students for careers that involve chemical and biological entities and processes on a molecular level. Students can also use this program as preparation for medical school, usually by taking a few additional courses that aren't part of the program.

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

This ABET-approved program can prepare students to pursue graduate degrees or gain the necessary work experience to become licensed engineers. Students take a set of basic science and math courses, as well as core civil engineering courses. Civil engineering design and seminar classes are also required.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering

This program is ABET-accredited and designed to help students use engineering techniques to solve environmental problems. In addition to basic engineering courses, students can choose courses from focus areas in environmental management and economics, environmental health engineering, environmental engineering science and environmental transport.

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Students in this program can expect to take courses in statistics and mechanics of materials, mechanics-based design and materials selection. A capstone design project is required in order to complete the program.

Morgan State University

Morgan State University awards the most engineering degrees to African-Americans within Maryland. All of the bachelor's programs are accredited by ABET.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

The electrical engineering core curriculum consists of courses in electric circuits, digital logic and discrete systems. The program culminates in a senior design project. An optional track in electrical engineering-computer engineering is also available, with courses in computer architecture and digital electronics.

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

In Morgan State's industrial engineering program, students learn to create and modify the processes for making products or delivering goods. The program offers tracks in industrial and management systems, information and systems engineering, manufacturing systems and human engineering systems. Core program requirements include ergonomics and workplace design, manufacturing processes, quality control and product design. All students must complete a senior design project.

Loyola University - Maryland

Students in all engineering undergraduate programs at Loyola University - Maryland are required to take theology courses during their senior year. All of the programs begin with basic engineering courses and move towards more design concepts during a student's junior and senior years.

Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a Concentration in Materials Engineering

Freshman studies place an emphasis on calculus and physics. The second-year curriculum begins to integrate studies in engineering materials, thermodynamics and linear circuit analysis. Students typically complete advanced engineering courses and electives before taking on a design project in their senior year.

Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a Concentration in Computer Engineering

Students begin by studying physics and calculus and then progress to courses in circuitry, digital logic and electronics in their sophomore year. Third-year studies incorporate discrete methods and systems analysis courses, and seniors are required to complete a design project.

Other School Options

University of Maryland - Baltimore County, which is only about nine miles west (15 minutes) of downtown Baltimore, offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral engineering degrees. Capitol College offers Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs in engineering; it also has a couple of graduate engineering programs that can be completed online.

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