The state of New Hampshire has several programs that offer educational programs in engineering. Three public and private not-for-profit colleges feature several related programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. One school also offers a dual-degree program option.
Students may complete senior capstone design projects that require them to resolve engineering challenges. Interested students can choose from a variety of engineering disciplines, including but not limited to:
- Engineering Physics
- Computer Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Engineering Management
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that individuals must obtain a professional engineer's license in order to offer their services as an engineer to the public. The first step is to earn a bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline from an accredited school, according to the New Hampshire Board of Professional Engineers. Work experience and successful completion of exams are also needed to complete the licensing process. Below are summaries of the three New Hampshire universities and colleges that offer degrees in engineering.
Hanover-based Dartmouth College offers engineering degrees at undergraduate and graduate levels in a variety of specialties through its Thayer School of Engineering. The school offers a Bachelor of Arts in several concentrations, including engineering sciences, biomedical engineering sciences and engineering physics; Dartmouth refers to Bachelor of Arts degrees as A.B. degrees based on Latin terminology.
Undergraduates can complete more courses and also earn the professional Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in concentrations such as chemical engineering, computer engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering or engineering management. B.E. studies typically take five years; students in this track complete a two-semester capstone design course and work with an industry sponsor to solve an engineering problem. At the graduate level, students can complete a Master of Engineering Management (M.E.M.), a Master of Science (M.S.) in Engineering or a Ph.D. in Engineering. A dual M.E.M./M.S. option is also available at Dartmouth.
Saint Anselm College
At Manchester's Saint Anselm College, students can begin their engineering studies in an Engineering Physics '3-2' program offered in cooperation with multiple universities and colleges, like the University of Notre Dame, the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, the Catholic University of America and Manhattan College. In this program, students spend their first three years at Saint Anselm completing courses in mathematics, chemistry, English, engineering and general education subjects. Students then choose a specific engineering discipline and continue on to the cooperating university or college of their choice; the additional two years of study result in an undergraduate engineering degree in addition to the B.A.
University of New Hampshire
Durham's University of New Hampshire campus offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in engineering through the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Students at UNH can seek a Bachelor of Science degree in several engineering fields, including civil, mechanical, chemical, environmental, and electrical/computer. Most involve a capstone experience such as a senior design project, and a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in engineering courses is required. The University of New Hampshire also offers both M.S. and doctoral degrees in mechanical, chemical, civil, electrical, and ocean engineering.
School Comparison: At a Glance
|School Name||School Type & Setting||Engineering Degree Programs Offered||Tuition & Fees (2018-2019)|
|Dartmouth College||4-year, private not-for-profit; remote town|| Bachelor of Arts in:
Biomedical Engineering Sciences,
Modified Engineering Sciences,
Bachelor of Engineering in:
Master of Engineering Management (M.E.M);
Master of Science (M.S.) in Engineering;
Ph.D. in Engineering;
Dual M.E.M./M.S. Degree
| $55,453 (undergraduate tuition)*
$53,829 (graduate tuition)*
|Saint Anselm College||4-year, private not-for-profit; midsize suburb||Bachelor of Arts (Engineering Physics 3-2 program also results in engineering degree from cooperating university)||$41,200*|
|University of New Hampshire||4-year, public; small suburb|| Bachelor of Science in:
Chemical Engineering (Bioengineering, Energy Engineering or Environmental Engineering Concentration),
Master of Science and Ph.D. Degrees in:
| $18,499 in-state undergraduate; $33,879 out-of-state undergraduate*
$15,935 in-state graduate; $29,225 out-of state graduate*
Source: *NCES College Navigator