Four-year undergraduate curricula leading to the degree of bachelor of science are offered in the fields of biomedical engineering, bioresource engineering, ceramic engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering, industrial engineering, and mechanical engineering. In addition, a flexible four-year curriculum in applied sciences in engineering is administered by an interdepartmental committee. Numerous areas of concentration are available within these disciplines, such as aerospace engineering, biochemical engineering, computer engineering, engineering physics, environmental engineering, materials engineering, packaging engineering, and solid-state electronics. The engineering curricula (with the exception of biomedical engineering) are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The field of applied sciences in engineering is not a professional engineering curriculum and is not subject to ABET accreditation. The biomedical engineering curriculum was instituted in fall 1999, and it is anticipated that it will be evaluated for ABET accreditation within the next two years. The name of the bioresource engineering degree is planned to change to bioenvironmental engineering effective with the class of 2008.
A five-year, dual-degree program is offered by the School of Engineering in cooperation with three liberal arts colleges in New Brunswick/Piscataway: Douglass College, Livingston College, and Rutgers College. This program leads to a bachelor of science degree in any of the engineering fields listed above, and a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree from the cooperating liberal arts college in any major in which that college confers the B.A. or B.S. degree. A five-year, dual-degree program in bioresource engineering also is available in cooperation with Cook College, a professional school that specializes in agricultural and environmental studies. This program leads to B.S. degrees from the School of Engineering and Cook College.
Finally, it is possible for students to take the first two years of either a four-year B.S. program or a five-year B.A./B.S. program at the Camden College of Arts and Sciences or the Newark College of Arts and Sciences. At the end of the second year, students transfer to the School of Engineering in New Brunswick/Piscataway.