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Francis College of Engineering

Work-Ready Education

Our distinguished reputation for hands-on education and cutting-edge research will ensure you graduate ready for work. We have strong ties to companies and government agencies, connecting you to a variety of co-op and internship opportunities. Learn more about cooperative education.

True Competitors

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Our students organizations compete nationally in competitions from building steel bridges to designing prosthetic limbs. The concrete canoe team scored an impressive win at this year’s regional competition organized by the New England student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Learn more about our clubs and organizations.

Engineering Solutions through Research

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Three times a year, the College of Engineering highlights its research endeavors in its publication Engineering Solutions. Our faculty and students work with foundations and companies to engineer solutions to society's most pressing problems. Read Engineering Solutions.

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Profiles

  • Rajia Abdelaziz

    Rajia Abdelaziz

    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

    Rajia Abdelaziz wants to run her own smart jewelry company – a goal that’s well within reach thanks to a research co-op and involvement with the Society of Women Engineers.

  • Molly Clay

    Molly Clay

    Chemical Engineering

    Molly was looking for a high-caliber engineering program. The answer was UMass Lowell.

  • Steven Jacek

    Steven Jacek

    Chemical Engineering

    Research and community are important to Steven Jacek. Fortunately, he’s found opportunities for both on campus.

  • Paula  Bustos

    Paula  Bustos

    Electrical Engineering

    Paula Bustos isn't afraid of a challenge. The Colombia native earned two degrees in electrical engineering in five years.

  • Nicole Sambursky

    Nicole Sambursky

    Chemical Engineering, Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship (MSITE)

    Nicole transferred from Middlesex Community College and has availed herself of opportunities for hands-on experience in her field and leadership at UMass Lowell.

  • Erin Graceffa

    Erin Graceffa

    Electrical & Computer Engineering

    For Erin Graceffa, UMass Lowell’s hands-on approach to learning as well as the opportunity to participate in co-ops and take elective courses have helped her figure out which career path to take after graduation.