The opportunities to explore engineering at Wellesley are rich and varied.

  • We-Lab offers a suite of introductory engineering courses with few pre-requisites for students interested in adding a technical component to their liberal arts education or preparing for further engineering study.  
  • Cross-register for engineering classes at Olin College (particularly relevant classes) and MIT
  • The Wellesley engineering seminar series provides about two events per semester to learn a bit more about cutting-edge engineering research and associated careers.
  • Volunteer and paid student positions for research and engineering program development are frequently available through We-Lab.
  • Certificate programs are offered in sustainability through the Babson-Olin-Wellesley Three-College Collaboration, in engineering from Olin, and in engineering leadership through the Bernard M. Gordon MIT Engineering Leadership (GEL) Program
  • Dual degree program are offered with Olin College and MIT.  

For all of these opportunities, review the engineering page from the class deans for additional details and advice. 

Contact Us

Wellesley College Engineering
Science Center L024
Amy Banzaert
Lecturer in Engineering
Tel: 781.283.3756


Interested in Engineering?

You're not alone.

Each academic year approximately...


60 students are in the Wellesley Engineering Community Google group;


40 students take an engineering-related class at Wellesley;
10 students take engineering-related classes at Olin or MIT;
1-3 students pursue a graduate degree in engineering, after receiving a Wellesley degree in a science discipline;
0-1 receive the engineering certificate from Olin;
0-1 receive a dual degree with Olin College; and
0-2 students enroll in the dual degree with MIT -- and around 6 dual degrees have been granted in the past decade.
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