College of Engineering & Physical Sciences

The University of New Hampshire College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) empowers creative thinkers, innovative problem-solvers and leaders to make a difference. With world-class programs and faculty mentors, students actively engage in rigorous academics and hands-on learning and research opportunities to have an impact in their profession, their community, and their world. At the UNH College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, students push boundaries to create the power of possibilities. Our state-of-the-art Centers and Learning Labs are live working incubators allowing students to create, develop, and test real solutions. Classified as a high research university and one of just a handful of public universities in the nation to hold land, sea, and space-grant status, students get the opportunity to work with faculty and global leaders on leading-edge technology and research.

UNH students evaluating chemicals in a lab
UNH students evaluating equipment in a CEPS lab
UNH CEPS students during a lab lecture



Percentage of CEPS graduates who reported post-graduation success.*
Source: First Destination Survey 2018


Employers recruited for STEM positions on campus during the 2018-2019 academic year.


Percentage of CEPS graduates who reported an internship or research/lab experience.*

Hallmarks of a CEPS education

  • Combination of physical sciences and engineering within the same college—allowing students to explore a variety of integrated science and engineering disciplines to discover their own career path
  • Close partnerships with government agencies, private industry, and other colleges give CEPS students a dynamic curriculum keeping pace with cutting-edge science and engineering
  • Students learn by doing—through senior projects, lab and field-based research, summer employment/internships, student groups, International and Undergraduate Research Opportunities (IROP & UROP), and semester abroad

 Where are they now?

  • AECm
  • Allegro Microsystems
  • Apple
  • Appledore Marine
  • BAE Systems
  • Creare LLC
  • DEKA
  • DELL Technologies
  • DYN
  • Eversource
  • FM Global
  • Fujifilm Dimatix Inc
  • GE Aviation
  • General Dynamics
  • Google
  • Hoyle, Tanner, & Associates
  • Hubbell Incorporated
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Lonza
  • Measured Progress
  • Medtronic
  • Methuen Construction
  • NH DOT
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Pegasystems
  • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Profit Tools
  • Raytheon
  • Sensata
  • Sig Sauer
  • Superior Controls
  • TFMoran
  • Thermo Fisher
  • Tighe & Bond
  • Turbocam
  • Underwood Engineers
  • Vapotherm
  • Weston & Sampson
  • Whelen Engineering
  • Wilcox Industries
  • Woodard & Curran
  • Wright Pierce
  • Xemed LLC
  • Your Company Here

Number of CEPS graduates who took part in a club or organization.*
Source: First Destination Survey 2018


Number of CEPS graduates who participated in the 2019 UNH Research Conferences.


Nationally among DoD SMART Scholarship producing institutions.

Core Skills & Competencies of a CEPS Student

The college is dedicated to developing highly capable professionals who have the interdisciplinary skills essential for:

  • Technical expertise and leadership
  • Entrepreneurial endeavors
  • The ability to communicate technical information with clarity
  • An ethical awareness of their surrounding world

We pursue scholarship that transforms representative fields of study and fosters the maturation of future scholars. The College seeks to engage partner organizations in synergistic efforts to advance the education of students within the College, the campus community, and the citizenry.