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Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineers combine the problem solving ability of engineers with the knowledge of the biological and medical fields to develop new solutions for improving human health, health care, and quality of life for all people.

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Chemical and Biological Engineering

Chemical engineering concerns the design, scale-up, and operation of chemical processes, and the understanding and design of technologically useful materials. Chemical engineers use these same skills to understand and manipulate natural processes, such as in biological systems.

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Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

Our highly respected research programs generate the knowledge, tools and leadership needed to address society's largest and most challenging problems in the natural and built environments.

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Computer Science and Engineering

Our combination of computer science and computer engineering reflects our commitment to a modern integrated environment for research and education in computing.

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Electrical Engineering

From smart phones to smart cars to green appliances, electrical engineers turn knowledge into reality.

Our faculty engage in research in the areas of communications and signals processing, nanoelectronics and photonics and energy systems, creating the knowledge that is needed to solve the problems we face today.

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Engineering Education

The Department of Engineering Education is an interdisciplinary department that aims to advance the engineering profession and transform the way in which students are educated.

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Industrial and Systems Engineering

Industrial engineers apply scientific, mathematical and computer techniques to design, model, analyze and improve complex systems.

We prepare students to become effective engineers by enhancing their technical expertise, exposing them to critical issues, and providing them with tools to deal with these issues confidently.

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Materials Design and Innovation

The Department of Materials Design and Innovation (MDI) is a forward-leaning, interdisciplinary initiative that will address regional and national demand for new materials that accelerate research and education in advanced manufacturing and biotechnology. 

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

MAE is one of the broader engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers are involved in research and development, design and manufacturing. Aerospace engineering includes the traditional aeronautics and astronautics applications, as well as aerospace-related component development and vehicle and propulsion system design.

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Computer science student recognized at Gov. Hochul’s State of the State address

Holliday Sims, a senior studying computer science, was recognized by Gov. Kathy Hochul during her 2024 State of the State address for her use of AI to innovate for the good of society. The recognition came after Hochul championed the creation of a $400 million state-of-the-art AI computing center, Empire AI, that UB is under consideration to house.

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  • Academic building icon with the number 1946.
    8/3/22

    The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences was founded in 1946

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    8/3/22

    Home to 10 ABET accredited undergraduate programs

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    8/3/22

    global community with students from 73 different countries and 33 different states

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    12/5/23

    Our Fall 2023 student body consists of 3,133 graduate students and 4,817 undergraduates

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    8/3/22

    Ranked No. 15 in the U.S. for blockchain education by Successful Student

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    12/5/23

    Research expenditures total over $100 million annually

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    12/5/23

    270 full-time faculty members and counting

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    12/27/22

    41,000+ alumni in 50 states and 70 countries around the globe

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    12/5/23

    2,597 degrees awarded in the 2022-23 academic year

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    8/3/22

    Member of Association of American Universities (AAU)

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    8/3/22
academic building icon with the number 1946.

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences was founded in 1946

Home to 10 ABET accredited undergraduate programs

AAU icon with laurels.

Member of Association of American Universities (AAU)

ruler icon with the number 9.
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Research expenditures total over $100 million annually

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Over 270 full-time faculty members and counting

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4,817 undergraduates and 3,133 graduate students enrolled in 2023

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2,597 degrees awarded in the 2022-23 academic year

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41,000+ alumni in 50 states and 70 countries around the globe

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A global community with students from 73 different countries and 33 states

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Ranked No. 15 in the U.S. for blockchain education by Successful Student