Why is CIT a Top Ten School?
Our faculty's progressive research and dedicated teaching efforts have helped make the College of Engineering one of the top engineering schools in the country. Twenty-six members of the CIT faculty have been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering. Our professors are hands-on educators, in the classroom, in the lab, working directly with students. Their research is recognized and supported by such prestigious sources as the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Fellowships and Funding
Research is a driving force in the college, for faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students. We offer our students challenging work, mentorship and funding. Review a list of our research centers.
For qualified candidates to CIT doctoral programs, the Dean's Fellowship covers tuition and provides a monthly stipend, in addition to the fellowships, research assistantships and teaching assistance programs available through department programs. Additional support is offered by the university's Fellowships & Scholarships Office.
The Undergraduate Research Office (URO) provides grants for student projects, as well as stipends for presentations at approved conferences. Each year the URO hosts a symposium for student research, with hundreds of submissions ranging from robotics to geomapping to alternative fuel analysis.
To foster, encourage, drive, and manage innovation is a highly-desirable skill set, particularly in the current global economy. It is our culture to challenge the norm—both professors and students are passionate in the fields they choose to pursue. We value entrepreneurship and creative thinking, so we offer opportunities for engineering students to develop those capabilities. We offer an accelerated master's program in Engineering and Technology Innovation Management, and, as part of the Carnegie Mellon|Portugal program, a dual Ph.D. program in Technological Change and Entrepreneurship
Our top-ranked educational programs are complemented by industrial collaborations that encourage students to participate in cutting-edge research projects. Working with firms like General Motors, Sony, IBM, Google, and BP, we bring companies and students together, helping to build relationships and real-world solutions. Our graduates are highly desirable and successful in industry and academia and are well prepared to assume leadership roles in organizations that demand smart, creative, and well-trained professionals.
The College of Engineering has a well-earned reputation of innovation through collaboration—not only across disciplines, but across cultures as well. A diverse collection of people can attack a problem from all angles, proffering many different solutions. Even after graduation, CIT students continue to appreciate differences and gain insight from people with different backgrounds and perspectives. They go on to enhance the quality of life not just by engineering solutions to society’s challenges, but by participating as citizens of local, national, and international communities.
CIT is a global college. We are preparing our undergraduate and graduate students to be leaders in multicultural and multidisciplinary environments. With affiliated research and educational programs in Greece, Japan, and Portugal, CIT presents many global opportunities. The Information and Communication Technologies Institute, as part of the Carnegie Mellon|Portugal program, offers many graduate degree programs and dual Ph.D. programs, splitting student's time between Carnegie Mellon and a partnering Portuguese university. Carnegie Mellon's Office of International Education also works to facilitate study abroad and acts as a liaison to the university for foreign students, researchers, and professors.