Why Study Engineering and Physical Sciences at UNH?


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UNH’s College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) empowers creative thinkers and innovative problem solvers to make a difference. With world-class programs and faculty mentors, students actively engage in rigorous academics and hands-on learning and research opportunities, making an impact on their professions, their community and the world.

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Recent graduates employed or enrolled
in a graduate degree program

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Awarded annually in
scholarships and financial aid

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Students participated in an
internship or research project

What sets us apart:

When the top organizations in the world are looking for research expertise or to test their products, they turn to us. Apple, Dell and other top technology companies test their data and network products at the UNH InterOperability Laboratory, while Nike utilized our wind tunnel — the longest of its type in the world — in an effort to help marathon runners break the two-hour mark. NASA, meanwhile, has partnered with us to support an array of space missions and research. Join us at UNH’s CEPS, and let the world get to know you.

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Innovation Scholars

  1. Students gain hands-on research experience in world-class facilities from day one.

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SMART Scholars
SMART Scholars

CEPS is leading all of New England and ranked in top 7% nationally for a prestigious STEM Scholarship.

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Hands-on in the Lab

  1. Watch a variety of ways our students utilize labs to build skills to launch their careers.

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How a CEPS computer science degree can change your future

Build a strong math and science foundation while developing your software engineering skillset. Cultivate an in-demand area of expertise through our relevant major specializations, like the only on-campus analytics and data science degree in New England. Gain career-ready experience at our InterOperability Laboratory or make the most of your time and money by taking advantage of our accelerated master’s program. Our graduates are problem solvers and critical thinkers – and they set the pace in a field that never stops moving forward. Learn more about computer science at UNH.

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What will you study?

Do you want to design the future of sustainable infrastructure, create autonomous robots, discover biomedical innovations, protect our coastal ecosystems or inspire the next generation of STEM students? You can do it all here, working alongside our faculty members and researchers.

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    There are a million reasons why you should choose UNH's
    College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

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    Cybersecurity team


    Compete on the cybersecurity team (one of many college-supported organizations in CEPS)

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    Student in manufacturing center at UNH


    Conduct research in the Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center

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    CEPS intern


    Get real-world experience (77% of graduates reported at least one internship experience and 95% of these experiences were paid)

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    Students building a car


    Build a car and race it at Michigan International Speedway

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    NASA space shuttle


    20+ NASA satellites with UNH-built instruments on board

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    World’s leading test facility for data and networking products (a.k.a. the InterOperability Lab)

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    CEPS students


    Nearly $1 million in additional college-specific scholarship funding is awarded to CEPS students

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    Engineering professor and student


    Conduct original research in first year as part of Innovation Scholars Program

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    UNH professor and student


    Work directly with faculty experts in dozens of research labs (15-to-1 ratio)

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    CEPS student


    95% of graduates report getting a job related to their major
    First Destination Survey

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    UNH Student Alana Pettaway

    ​​​​​​Career Success

    Alana Pettaway utilized the Career & Professional Success office to help secure an internship that also launched her career.

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