Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the UNH College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS)

Dean Mukasa
Dean Sam Mukasa

The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences is, at its heart, a service organization. Our goal is to develop human potential through education. Participation in research is an important part of that education. Our small size combined with our status as a top-tier recipient of federal research funding lets our students work face-to-face with first-class researchers to solve some of the most pressing problems facing the world today. And because UNH is a land-, sea- and space-grant college, that work is happening everywhere from the deepest ocean, to active volcanoes, the upper atmosphere and outer space

Interdisciplinary research and collaborative engineering - so integral to success in today's high-tech industries - are hallmarks of a CEPS education. We are the only school in New England to combine physical sciences and engineering in the same college. This allows our students to explore a variety of integrated science and engineering disciplines and to discover their own career path - from chemicalcivil,computerelectricalenvironmentalmechanical, and ocean engineering to chemistrycomputer scienceearth sciencesmathematics (including math education) materials science and physics. Our close partnerships with government agencies, private industry and other colleges within and outside UNH give CEPS a dynamic curriculum that keeps pace with the cutting edge of science and engineering.

The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences is committed to excellence in its faculty, facilities as well as the educational experiences provided to both undergraduate and graduate students. The recently completed renovation and expansion projects of Parsons Hall, DeMeritt Hall, James Hall and Kingsbury Hall provide the College revitalized space for student projects, modern labs for experiments and high-tech classrooms. Supported by the state, private industry and private donors, all of the College's learning spaces are now state-of-the-art and cutting edge.

CEPS undergraduates learn by doing, through senior projects, lab- and field-based research, summer employment,student groups and the International and Undergraduate Research Opportunities programs (IROP and UROP), or through a semester abroad. Through efforts to further internationalize the College, we will expand the number of destinations for our students' study abroad experiences.

As strong as the breadth and depth of the research disciplines, interactive opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities within CEPS are, we acknowledge that integral to our future is a more diverse faculty, staff and student body.  Our mission (and vision) is to foster the highest aspirations of students of color, women, and individuals from every group; our priority is the individual student.  Building on and strengthening diversity within the College is central to our mission. I look forward to providing leadership in fostering these objectives.

Dean Sam Mukasa