Undergraduate Research

Participation in research can be a deeply rewarding component of an undergraduate Engineering program.

Students gather in lab for their REU experience


As the Commonwealth's flagship public research university, UMass Amherst is dedicated to educating the public, generating new knowledge, and applying discoveries to the betterment of society. As part of the UMass Amherst community, you'll have access to the more than 60 campus-based research centers and institutes covering a wide array of disciplines and specialties. 

Motivated students can earn credit and satisfy some elective degree requirements by conducting independent study or thesis research with a supervising faculty member.

Alternatively, students can be paid to conduct research; for example, as part of a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program at UMass or at another university.