Create the Future
Michigan Technological University is a place where students from all walks of life can get a top quality education that prepares them to do the extraordinary: Create the future.
Engineers work with people to improve the quality of life and help create a sustainable future for us all. From designing computers and bridges to developing medical equipment and controlling pollution, engineers improve every aspect of human life.
Why Michigan Tech?
Michigan Tech’s College of Engineering has been among the best nationally for decades, attracting students and faculty from every state and more than 80 countries around the world. Our students are noted for their interest in active learning and cutting edge discovery. Our faculty members are noted for their dedication to teaching and research, with innovative programs that actively involve students in hands-on learning opportunities and entrepreneurship.
Learn by doing
At Michigan Tech, you’ll learn by doing. We integrate students at all levels into our research, introducing them almost immediately to the knowledge creation process. The principles learned in lecture halls are put to work in our multimillion dollar laboratories and computer centers. Undergraduates participate in a wide variety projects, including building a satellite, developing alternative fuels, and researching nanotechnology.
It’s one thing to be an engineer and quite another to be an entrepreneur, but we offer our students and opportunity to be both. It’s called the Michigan Tech Enterprise Program, with more that 600 students participating. Here’s how it works: teams of 20 to 30 students comprise an individual team, and each team’s task is to solve real world engineering and manufacturing problems submitted by our industry, business and corporate partners. Students gain the kind of real-world, hands-on experience that distinguishes them throughout their careers.
The mission of the College of Engineering is to attract, nurture and educate a diverse student body to be world-class scientists and engineers. Our graduates are capable of leading and managing change—especially in dealing with the challenges of the global marketplace in a multicultural society. Teamwork, communications, synthesis of application and theory, creativity and design, continuous learning, total quality engineering, and the use of state-of-the-art technologies are critical elements in the educational process. All are needed to succeed in the 21st century.
Outstanding Career Opportunities
As an engineer, your career opportunities will be virtually unlimited. At Michigan Tech, hundreds of employers--from state agencies to international corporations--recruit graduates from all of our engineering programs. Our placement rate is 94 percent among graduating students. And when asked if they had to do it over again, 95% of alumni said they would attend Michigan Tech, according to a 2003 Stamats study.
Come visit us!
Situated on Michigan’s gorgeous Keweenaw Waterway, Michigan Tech is surrounded by the shores of Lake Superior. Houghton is one of the top ten "healthiest, safest and most fun places to live,” according to Men's Journal. Students can enjoy the great outdoors year ‘round, with access to virtually endless forests, rivers, streams, bike trails, cross country ski trails, and much more. Get in touch with us today for a campus visit.
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Dean of Engineering
College of Engineering
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive, M&M Building
Houghton, MI 49931-1295