Northeastern University College of EngineeringStudent Services

Graduate School of Engineering

 October 2014
Message from the Student Services Team

Open House

A big thanks to all of you who attended the GSE Fall picnic. We enjoyed meeting many of you and hope you had a nice time relaxing with friends and catching up with our faculty members. Dean Aubry was able to stop by early on and was happy to see so many of you there. You can find a few photos from the event here.


Already planning your winter break? Be sure to be back in time for the first day of class, January 12, 2015.


Save on your T-Pass this winter by signing up for the discounted MBTA Spring 2015 Student Semester Pass Program available via your NUPay in your MyNEU account.


The Registrar's office is now offering e-transcripts that can be delivered securely via email. Request one online.

Just in case you forgot, it's Halloween! Be safe and have fun! 

Stop by 130 Snell for some candy!

Registration Spring 2015 Course Registration


Registration for Spring 2015 courses will open on November 14, 2014.The Spring 2015 catalog is now available on MyNEU. 


Before you register for your courses, be sure to set up a meeting with your Academic Advisor to discuss your class choices. This will give you the opportunity to check in with your advisor and ensure that you are taking courses properly aligned with your goals and program requirements. Your program requirements can be found in the Graduate Catalog for your year of entry.


If there are course restrictions on the classes you have selected, please complete an Override Registration Form and submit to our office. The form  must be approved by your academic advisor and, in some cases, also signed by the course instructor. Our office can process most override forms prior to registration opening; therefore, please submit your form ahead of time to 130 Snell. 


Hold Registration Hold

A registration hold on your account will prevent you from adding Spring 2015 courses. Please check your account and address any hold you may see. 

If you did not sign off on the GSE Academic Policies and Procedures, a registration hold will be put on your account.

SGA recipients: Please contact your financial advisor if your tuition waiver has not been posted yet. 

Completing an MS Thesis or PhD Dissertation? 


Please note the following:

GSE Student Services has created a "COE Guide to the Preparation and Submission of Thesis and Dissertations".  This document describes the steps needed to prepare to graduate with a Thesis or Dissertation.

In addition, if your department does not have a required, designated Style Guide for Theses and Dissertations, the Graduate School has created a "COE Style Guide for Theses and Dissertations" for you to use. 

Please note the following deadlines leading up to the January degree conferral:

Final MS Theses and Dissertations, with all required signatures, are due to the Graduate School no later than 5pm Monday, December 8, 2014.  Students submitting after this date will be required to register for Thesis/Dissertation Continuation in Spring 2015 and their degree will be conferred in May if all requirements to graduate are met by the designated May Conferral deadlines.

Following receipt of final approval and signature of the Associate Dean of the Graduate School, MS Theses/Dissertations must be published using the ProQuest Publishing system no later than midnight December 13th, 2014 (last day of final exams) in order for a student to qualify for the January degree conferral.

Graduation Graduation

The 2015 application to graduate is now open. If you plan on graduating at the end of the Fall 2014 term, please log into your MyNEU account and complete your application to graduate as soon as possible. This will prompt us to review your record for graduation clearance.

Events Upcoming Events

ISSI Carnavale 2015: Help plan this NU wide event. The planning committee meets every Tuesday 6pm in the ISSI Lounge, 405 Ell Hall. 

News COE in the News

  • Unsafe Traffic Condition
    A team of CEE capstone students under the direction of Daniel Dulaski were featured in the Boston Globe for their efforts to reduce traffic congestion at a busy North Attleboro intersection.
  • Safer Breast Screenings
    ECE Professor Carey Rappaport was interviewed by NECN to explain how he is using microwave radar in conjunction with x-rays to get safer and more accurate images of breast tumors.
  • Running & Jumping Robots
    Alumni Marc Raibert, E'73, founder of Boston Dynamics, discussed his bio-inspired robots during the Profiles in Innovation Presidential Speaker Series. 
  • Preventing Antibiotic Resistance
    IE PhD student Brendan Bettinger received a poster award for his game theory & epidemiology models to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistance at the NSF Center for Health Organization Transformation meeting. 

Funding Funding and Professional Opportunities 

Ford Foundation Fellowhip Program for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching:
more information and eligibility requirements available here. Application deadline: November 14, 2014


You can find additional funding opportunities on our fellowship Webpage.

Boston Happening in Boston 


Enjoy the cooler weather and beautiful New England colors since winter will be here soon enough! 


Free (or almost free) activities

A few ideas

SSteam Your Student Services Team


Don't miss important updates: like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @GSEStudentSrvc.   


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: 


Tricia Dowd: 

  • 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
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Operations Research

Lisa O'Neill: PhD Programs


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 Development 

Engineering Management


The Career Development 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 specific to their needs here. Visit Career Development and learn how to build a resumé targeted towards 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 Development 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. 


Looking to move? Contact the Off-Campus Student Services office for advice and resources to help you find the perfect home. 


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 NU 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 Development 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. Alternatively, 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 solution.


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

Northeastern University Main campus colorful in the Fall
In This Issue

Registration Hold

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

Important dates:   
  • 11/11/14: Veterans Day. GSE offices closed
  • 11/14/14:  Spring registration opens
  • 11/18/14:  Last day to drop a course with a W grade
  • 11/27-11/30/14: Thanksgiving. GSE offices closed
  • 12/6/14: Last day of classes
  • 12/8/14: Thesis and Dissertation submission deadline for Fall 14 graduates
  • 12/8-12/13/14: Final Exams
  • 12/16/14: Grades posted on MyNEU
  • 12/14/14-1/11/15: Winter Recess
  • 01/9/15: January degree conferral

Scheduing an appointment with GSE Student Services:
  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.