The mission of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is to provide: Comprehensive high quality undergraduate education Advanced graduate education and research opportunities for graduate students and practicing professionals Leading edge research programs that probe the frontiers of knowledge and contribute to the development of globally competitive economies, both regionally and nationally Technology transfer that promotes industrial development, with particular emphasis on the needs of Long Island industry
Founded in 1960, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is home to seven academic departments: Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Technology and Society. The College aims to provide students with a solid foundation that prepares them to adapt successfully throughout their careers to advances in technology. Hands-on laboratory courses, the undergraduate internship program, and the senior design project provide practical experience in engineering that complements theoretical training. As of 2009, the college is home to about 2,000 undergraduate students, 1,000 graduate students, and a faculty of 148 engineers and applied scientists. It boasts over 20,000 alumni.