University Announcements

Three New Academic Partnerships Expand Stevens’ Commitment to Tomorrow’s Leaders in Engineering and Science

The Schaefer School offers new opportunities for students to take coursework at partner universities: Centrale Nantes in France; Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine in New Jersey; and New York and New Jersey universities The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, Columbia Engineering, Cornell Tech, New York Institute of Technology, Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science, Rutgers University School of Engineering, and Stony Brook University College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Globally recognized for its world-class faculty, the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of  Engineering and Science at Stevens Institute of Technology is proud to announce three strategic collaborations with other educational leaders — as close as its hometown of Hoboken, New Jersey, and as far away as Nantes, France. 

The Inter-University Engineering Doctoral Consortium

Starting in the fall of 2024, students pursuing doctoral engineering programs at nine New York City-area universities, including Stevens, will be able to take courses at any of the institutions without incurring additional tuition fees. To participate in this Inter-University Engineering Doctoral Consortium (IUEDC), students need to have completed at least one year at their primary institution, remain in good academic standing and receive written approval from both their home and host institutions.   

Led by New York University Tandon School of Engineering, the IUEDC provides unique access to specialty education and expertise across all the campuses. The other seven participating schools are:

"We are very excited about the opportunity to enhance our doctoral student experience through this collaboration, and to offer the same chance to students at our partner universities,” said Schaefer School Dean Jean Zu. “Each institution represented in this group brings unique strengths and ample opportunities for learning and collaboration and will ultimately expose participants to a whole new realm of expertise and learning."

Dean Jelena Kovačević at the Tandon School added, “This consortium signals the collective dedication of the institutions to remove barriers to advanced learning and rigorous scholarship, helping unleash the full potential of all our students while enrolled and in their post-graduate pursuits.”

Biomedical Engineering Master’s Degree for students in the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine  

Students in the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine (HMSOM) will be able to pursue a master’s degree in biomedical engineering at Stevens starting in 2024.

The accelerated program is part of HMSOM’s Phase 3 curriculum for medical students working on their master’s degree who want to strengthen their backgrounds in engineering or related fields. It’s designed to prepare them to improve patient care through their greater understanding of advances in medical device design and development.

“We are so excited to have medical students on campus and participating in this exciting curricular offering,” said Jennifer Kang-Mieler, chair and professor of biomedical engineering at Stevens.

Stanley Terlecky, HMSOM vice dean, praised this collaboration as an “important strategic initiative through which we will continue to grow.”

Dual Doctorate Program with Centrale Nantes

Also starting in 2024, engineering students pursuing their doctoral degree at leading French university Centrale Nantes will be able to earn a second Ph.D. through Stevens. The program is designed for students who enjoy research and innovation and who are interested in technology and/or international careers.

Students will complete two years of thesis work at Centrale Nantes and another two years at Stevens. Focus areas include signal and image processing, mathematics, robotics and civil engineering.

“This partnership… offers [students] a unique two-year experience in the United States, further broadening their international outlook,” said Jean-Baptiste Avriller, director of Centrale Nantes.

Stevens is thrilled to engage in these strategic collaborations, which open unique and exciting opportunities for graduate and doctoral students to customize and strengthen their research and live into their potential as the next generation of technology leaders.

Learn more about academic programs and research in the Department of Biomedical Engineering: