Northeastern University College of EngineeringStudent Services

Graduate School of Engineering

 February 2014
GreetingsMessage from the Student Services Team

We hope you have settled in your classes and mastered the art of walking around campus dressed in a dozen layers or so in your best attempt to stay warm this winter! 


Summer registration opens February 18, 2014 and the summer schedule is now available online. Register early! The GSE reserves the right to cancel courses with low enrollment after April 18, 2014. 


Graduating in May 2014? Be sure to complete your application to graduate as soon as possible -and by March 27 at the latest- to let the university and the GSE know you plan on completing your program. You can access the application via your MyNEU account.


For students completing a thesis or dissertation for a May graduation, the deadline to submit the final approved version of your paper is April 7, 2014.  

PhD candidates completing all program requirement, by the end of the Spring 2014 term. can participate in the May 2nd Commencement Ceremony as well as the May 1st Hooding Ceremony. PhD candidates completing their program in August 2014 will be eligible for the 2015 Commencement and Hooding Ceremonies. 


MS student completing their program of study in August 2014 are eligible to participate in the May 2nd Commencement Ceremony. 


Snow ball fight anyone? Or busy planning your Spring break? Either way, settle in and read on for now. 

SubPol Updated Course Repeat Policy

University policy states that when a student wishes to earn a better grade in a course, the course must be repeated. A course substitution will only be approved when it is not possible for the student to repeat the course, and the subject matter of both courses is substantially alike.  As before, the Graduate School of Engineering permits at most 8SH (2 courses) to be repeated (or, in rare instances, substituted).


To read the updated policy please click here

Events Upcoming Events

  • Enabling Engineering: Design and build real devices. Every Thursday 7pm, 237 Forsyth. More info here.
  • GWISE presents: Skills workshop. March 4, 2014, 2pm, Dodge Hall
  • GWISE presents: Resume/CV speed dating. March 31, 2104, 5pm, Raytheon Amphitheater.
  • The Communicating Science Workshop for Graduate Students (ComSciCon) The Communicating Science Workshop for Graduate Students will be held June 12 - 14, 2014 in Cambridge, MA. The series of workshops provides a unique professional development experience to graduate students engaged in, and committed to, communicating the results of research in science and engineering to broad and diverse audiences. Apply to attend by March 1, 2014. More info here
  • The National Academy of Engineering, Engineering For You (E4U) Video Contest - Submission due date is March 31, 2014 - The National Academy of Engineering is holding an Engineering For You  Video Contest, which asks contestants to submit a 1 to 2 minute video showing engineering contributions that serve human welfare and the needs of society occurring anywhere between the time period of 1964 - 2064. The competition is open to individuals or teams in six categories, including but not limited to K-8 graders, High school students grades 9-12, full and part-time college students from 2 and 4 year colleges, including graduate school. The best video will be awarded $25,000, and top videos in each category will receive up to $5,000. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2014. For more info and to enter go here

News COE in the News

  • MIE creates a Smart Bike to keep you safe on the road. Full article here.
  • MIE chair, Pr. Hanchen, discuss snowfall on a nanoscale. Full article here.
  • Pr. Furth presents at the Tedx talks on the NU campus. Full article here

FundingFunding and Professional Opportunities 

  • RISE: 2014 Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo. More info hereSubmit an abstract by February 21, 2014.
  • Department of Energy's EERE Science and Technology Policy (STP) Fellowships.

    The next step in the educational and professional development of leaders in energy efficiency and renewable energy, providing an opportunity for scientists and engineers with relevant energy technology experience to participate in research, development, demonstration, (RD&D) and analysis projects at DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), in Washington, D.C. More info here. Application deadline is May 31, 2014.

  • The Graduate Student Government offers limited funding for conferences, competitions and activity travels. For more information and to apply click here.
  • 2014 DHS Secretary's Honors Program for Recent Graduates - The Department of Homeland Security Secretary's Honors Program (SHP) is now accepting applications for the following fellowships: Information Technology, Policy, Management and Emergency Management. Application dates vary among fellowships. For more information, and to apply, go to

You can find additional funding opportunities on our fellowship Webpage.

Boston Happening in Boston 


You may feel like hibernating until spring arrives, but Boston has lots of winter fun to offer!


Free (or almost free) activities

A few ideas

SSteam Your Student Services Team


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Email us your questions or make an appointment using our Online Scheduling system via your MyNEU account. We also hold walk-in hours Monday-Friday from 2-4pm. We are here to facilitate your program of study, don't hesitate to contact your assigned program coordinator: 

Bryce Cheney

  • Bioengineering
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Energy Systems
  • Engineering Management
  • Information Systems
  • Telecommunication Systems Management  

Cécile Braun-Jones: 

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Assurance
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Operations Research

Lisa O'Neill: By appointment 


A friendly reminder that the University and our office will always use your husky email address to contact you. If you do not monitor your husky email address regularly, we recommend you set up forwarding to an email account you do check on a regular basis. 

Safety Stay safe 

Safety Escort Service - University Police provides an overnight escort shuttle service to student residences within 1.5 miles of campus.  In response to an increase use of this service, effective immediately, the first shuttle will leave at 7PM followed by another at 8PM.  From 8PM - 4AM there will be shuttle runs at the :00 and :30 mark of each hour.  After 4AM the shuttle will then run hourly until dawn (about 7AM).  Shuttles leave from Snell Library.  For additional information, consult the Campus Police Website.


Career Career Services 

Engineering Management


The Career Services Office offers a wide variety of amazing resources to help you better prepare for internship and job search. 


Resources targeted towards Graduate Students are detailed here. You will find resources and support for Academic or Industry jobs as well as Post-doc positions ranging from resumé building and interview skills to networking. 


International students will find resources targeted to their needs here. Visit the Career Services offices and learn how to build a resumé targeted for the American job market.


Find out about career and internship fairs taking place this term here.


There are many more resources available to you, don't hesitate to take advantage of them to better prepare for the job market and make the most of your NEU experience. Visit the Career Services Website for more information. 


Resources Resources 



We all need a little help sometimes! Below are some suggestions we hope will help you find where and who to turn to. Never hesitate to reach out to us with your questions. We will do our best to direct you in the appropriate direction. 


Spring time is making you want to move? Contact the Off-Campus Student Services office for advice and resources to help you find the perfect place. 


New in the country and looking to improve your written and spoken English skills? Visit the Global Student Success Website and sign up for a variety of workshops and tutoring open to all NEU students.


Writing your thesis, dissertation or a mid-term paper and need to refresh your research skills? The library offers in-person or online support to help you deliver a stellar paper.


Drop by the Northeastern University Career Services Center. They offer a wide selection of workshops designed specifically for graduate and/or international students to help you be successful in your professional career. Or make a one-on-one appointment to discuss your specific needs. 


Feeling blue and not sure who to talk to? Want to talk to a professional about something that is on your mind? Contact University Health and Counseling Services with your questions and they will direct you to the right person.


Are you experiencing challenges outside the classroom that are affecting your academic performance? Reach out to We Care for support and customized solutions.


The International Student and Scholar Institute (ISSI) offers many resources to international students and organizes multicultural events throughout the academic year.


As you exercise your brain, remember to exercise your body too! Campus Recreation is your fitness answer.


The Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service offers a safe environment for the soul. 

Northeastern University Main campus blanketed in snow.
In This Issue

New Students:
GSE Policies and Academic Procedures
2) Submit your electronic signature verifying you have read the policies

Important dates:   
  • 2/17/14: President's Day. GSE offices closed
  • 2/18/14:  Summer registration opens
  • 3/2/14-3/9/14: Spring Break
  • 4/1/14: Last day to drop a Spring course with a W grade
  • 4/7/14: Thesis/ Dissertation submission deadline to the GSE office for May graduation candidates
  • 4/19/14: Last day of Spring 2014 classes
  • 4/22/14-4/28/14: Final exams
  • 4/29/14: Grades posted on MyNEU
  • 5/1/14: Hooding Ceremony - PhD candidates
  • 5/2/14: Commencement

Appointment Scheduling
  1. Log onto MyNEU Account
  2. Go to Self-Service Tab
  3. Click Appointment Calendar under Advising Resources
  4. Under Find a Calendar, select College of Engineering for Group and Graduate School Advising for Affiliation
  5. Select name of advisor you wish to meet with to view their calendar
  6. Click Request an Appointment on the time slot you wish to meet them.