Edmund A. Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Administrative Officers

Peter Lennie, PhD (Rochester) Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences and Engineering

Richard Feldman, PhD (Massachusetts) Dean of the College

Robert L. Clark, PhD (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) Dean of the Edmund A. Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

James M. Zavislan, PhD (Rochester) Associate Dean of the Edmund A Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences


The College encompasses the disciplines of the School of Arts and Sciences, as well as the departments within the Edmund A. Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, that together enroll the majority of University undergraduates and graduate students.

The Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers degree programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Based on the fundamentals of science and engineering, the programs exist in and benefit from a strong liberal arts environment.

The undergraduate program provides education for a lifetime career, not simply training for a specific job. The programs have two main objectives:

  1. To prepare students for positions as practicing engineers, scientists, and leaders in industry, government, education, and other areas of society.
  2. To prepare students for graduate work leading to professions in medicine, law, and business as well as engineering and science, giving them an understanding of science and technology that will provide a firm foundation for their lifework.

Each program has adopted more specific goals and objectives that are given in the appropriate discipline sections of this bulletin.

The emphasis is on both individual opportunity and collaborative team effort. Students are encouraged to participate in the many active research projects both in the school and through cooperative internships in business and industry. Flexibility in each program makes it possible to incorporate specialized coursework. For instance, engineering students can pursue elective work and undertake research projects in such fields as architecture, environmental studies, and materials science.

In their first year, enrolled students who have expressed interest in engineering or applied sciences majors are assigned Hajim School faculty advisors who counsel interested students on the school’s degree requirements, policies, and procedures. Students formally enter the school at the end of their sophomore year or at any time in their undergraduate tenure that they have satisfied the necessary prerequisites.

Four-year courses of study lead to the Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science and engineering science, the Bachelor of Science degree in audio and music engineering, biomedical engineering, computer science, chemical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, geomechanics, mechanical engineering, optics, optical engineering, or an interdepartmental program in engineering and applied science. The Bachelor of Science degree programs in chemical, biomedical, electrical and computer, and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology; seniors in these programs are eligible to take the "Fundamentals of Engineering Examination" and are encouraged to do so. This is the first of two examinations leading to professional licensure.