Engineering the Future

Learning from and working alongside award-winning faculty, our students use state-of-the-art technology and facilities to support their unique, self-driven education.

A professor using a tachometer to test air engines created by students.

Academic Programs

The Hajim School comprises a variety of programs, departments, and institutes, including:

  • Audio and music engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Computer science
  • Electrical and computer engineering
  • Institute of Optics
  • Mechanical engineering

From alternative energy to transformational materials, we continually expand our program offerings to reflect current and future opportunities for research, development, and application.

A student working in a lab.


Across our academic departments and research centers, Hajim faculty, students, and staff are developing technological innovations with the capacity to transform our world. Our strong ties and proximity to the University of Rochester Medical Center and the Laboratory for Laser Energetics make opportunities for interdisciplinary research boundless.

Our Students

A student constructs a balsa wood efficient structure for a mechanical engineering class.

Our students conduct undergraduate research, study abroad, pursue multidisciplinary majors, and streamline their paths to graduate schools and careers. The Hajim School is part of the Grand Challenges Scholars program, which enables students to “take ownership” of their academic path, by organizing their research, global, internship, and entrepreneurial experiences around a single challenge.

Meanwhile, our nationally ranked graduate programs are recognized by U.S. News and World Report and the American Society for Engineering Education. ASEE recently included the Hajim School in its first cohort of Bronze Award engineering schools as part of its Diversity Recognition Program, signifying that we are “among the nation’s leaders in inclusive excellence” through our efforts to increase the diversity of our students, staff, and faculty.

In short, the Hajim School’s students, alumni, faculty, staff, and supporters work together to make the world ever better.

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Per U.S. Federal Regulations, 668.43 (2019 Rule), and in compliance with the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) Manual version 19.2, the University of Rochester provides the following disclosure related to the educational requirements for professional certification and licensure. The University of Rochester has designed the curricula in the following undergraduate programs for professional certification and licensure, that if successfully completed, is sufficient to meet the certification and licensure educational requirements in the state of New York: biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, optical engineering. For information regarding licensure in New York State please contact the New York State Office of the Professions – State Education Department (Engineering | Office of the Professions ( For contact information for the relevant engineering licensing boards in other states please use this link: NCEES member licensing boards.