Bachelor of Engineering Degrees

The Stevens engineering curriculum is rooted in a tradition that has set it apart since the founding of the Institute in 1870, yet it remains responsive to the changing demands of the workplace into which one graduates. The Stevens tradition recognizes the value of a broad core curriculum that provides significant breadth in engineering, the sciences, and the humanities, combined with the necessary depth in your chosen engineering discipline.

To meet these goals, the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science offers a demanding curriculum. It prepares you technically and instills a work ethic that has proven of considerable value to our graduates throughout their lives. In addition to strong technical competencies in general engineering and the specific discipline, the curriculum teaches key competencies that are highly valued by employers. These include strong problem-solving skills, effective team-participation skills, and the ability to communicate effectively, in both written and oral modes.

A major vehicle for achieving these competencies in the engineering curriculum is the Design Spine. The Design Spine is a sequence of design courses each semester; initially it is integrated with science and engineering core courses and, in future semesters, the discipline-specific program. Design is at the heart of engineering. Design activities allow you to gain confidence in applying and reinforcing the knowledge learned in the classroom. 

The Schaefer School of Engineering and Science offers 8 different engineering majors you may choose from:

Programs in Engineering Management, Industrial and Systems Engineering and Software Engineering are offered in the School of Systems & Enterprises.

A strength of the Stevens engineering curriculum is the requirement for a significant thread of humanities and general education courses throughout the four-year program. You may take advantage of this as a platform to pursue a minor or to pursue the double degree program, a B.A. degree in addition to the B.E. degree.

Academic Requirements

The Engineering Undergraduate Curriculum Template (EUCT-2020) requires a minimum of 134 credit hours for all engineering programs.  The programs may add additional requirements and credits as needed.

The suggested credit hour distribution is as follows:  















*Flex Elective  is designed as a program choice to increase the student study plan flexibility.  This may be a general elective, a technical elective or a required program choice.   

Institutional requirements for undergraduate education are listed here:  Undergraduate Education Policies & Procedures 


Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering

The B.E. in Engineering is founded on the strength of the extensive Stevens core curriculum in exposing students to a breadth of engineering topics while allowing for concentration in an engineering area. In this regard it allows for a somewhat more flexible program than is typically available in a specialized B.E. program. At present, concentrations are offered in Naval Engineering and Optical Engineering. Several technical electives within the program can be tailored to a student’s interests under the guidance of the program faculty advisor.


Mission Statement


The bachelor's in engineering program's mission is to provide a broad-based education and depth within a selected concentration to prepare students in technical and scientific fundamentals that will enable them to have a substantial impact  in a specific technology area.


Program Objectives

  • Graduates of our program will be recognized as being among the innovators and leaders by their peers by leveraging their strong technical basis to continuously increase their skills and knowledge in their area of expertise.
  • Graduates of our program will have a positive impact on their workplace through multidisciplinary collaboration, teamwork and leadership.
  • Graduates of our program effectively navigate important contextual factors in their careers, including the historical, regulatory, political, policy, economic, ethical and public relations aspects of problems in various engineering disciplines.

The program has two concentrations:   Concentration in Naval Engineering and Concentration in Optical Engineering.