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Advanced Learning
University of Massachusetts at Lowell
The University of Massachusetts at Lowell's College of Engineering offers degrees in Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Engineering, and Energy Engineering.

Reputation
The college has a distinguished reputation for hands-on, practice-oriented education, cutting-edge research, and integrating service and research into education at all levels. The college has strong ties to local industry, with many companies and government agencies in the region offering co-op positions and internships to students in all disciplines of engineering.

Partnerships
The University of Massachusetts at Lowell partners with business groups to provide specialized research and training to meet demands of high-tech industry. The university has established the following centers that serve as a direct pipeline from the university into the business community:
  • Center for Industrial Competitiveness has been known for its path-breaking research on industrial innovation, regional development, corporate governance, and sustainable prosperity.
  • The Nanomanufacturing Center works with industry partners to research nano-scale production processes, which involve materials measured in the billionths of a meter.
  • Center for Advanced Materials is a multidisciplinary research and resource center whose goal is to develop a knowledge base in the design, synthesis, characterization, and intelligent processing of advanced materials. The Center for Advanced Materials advances the university's mission to create a sustainable industrial economy.
  • Center for Intelligent Biomaterials carries out research that involves studies to understand and utilize the informational and intelligent properties of specific macromolecules, novel biomaterials, conceptualizations of novel systems involving biological macromolecules and their applications to companies, specific problems, and equipment support to encourage and promote industry. 
  • Biodegradable Polymer Research Center is a partnership of industrial scientists, government laboratories, and researchers. The center carries out exploratory and applied research on biodegradable polymers to support medical and environmental objectives.
  • The Institute for Plastics Innovation (IPI) offer leaders of the American plastics industry the knowledge and tools to stay in the forefront of research and development. The IPI provides an environment where start-up companies will develop into technology and manufacturing employers in Massachusetts.