Harvard College students now have the option of pursuing Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering S.B. degrees
Harvard College students will now be able to pursue stand-alone S.B. degree programs in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).
The programs, which will debut in the Fall of 2012, were unanimously approved at the May 1 Faculty Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS).
SEAS currently offers A.B. and S.B. degrees in Engineering Sciences. The A.B. in Engineering Sciences requires 14–16 courses, while the S.B. degree requires 20 courses. The S.B. degree is ABET-accredited and it is currently the only S.B. degree at Harvard.
SEAS plans to seek ABET accreditation for both S.B. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering in the coming years. (ABET provides specialized, programmatic accreditation that evaluates an individual program of study, rather than evaluating an institution as a whole. Harvard first received ABET accreditation in 1962 for Engineering Sciences.) [more]