Carnegie Mellon Vision and Mission
The university's vision and mission as stated below provide the Carnegie Mellon community with a unifying sense of purpose and direction.
Carnegie Mellon will meet the changing needs of society by building on its traditions of innovation, problem solving, and interdisciplinarity.
To create and disseminate knowledge and art through research and creative inquiry, teaching, and learning, and to transfer our intellectual and artistic product to enhance society in meaningful and sustainable ways.
To serve our students by teaching them problem solving, leadership and teamwork skills, and the value of a commitment quality, ethical behavior, and respect for others.
To achieve these ends by pursuing the advantages of a diverse and relatively small university community, open to the exchange of ideas, where discovery, creativity, and personal and professional development can flourish.
College of Engineering Vision and Mission
The College of Engineering contributes to the university's future through its own vision and mission.
To continue to be one of the world’s leading engineering schools in both education and research and achieve greater recognition for our efforts in our chosen fields of endeavor. The world will look to us for future trends and innovations in education, research, and technology. The college will build on its traditions of innovation, problem solving, and interdisciplinary collaboration to meet the changing needs of society.
To provide students with the fundamental knowledge, interdisciplinary problem solving skills, societal and business awareness, and confidence required to excel in their chosen professions and be leaders in a global environment.
Be recognized as one of the elite engineering colleges through research, innovation in education, and the transfer of concepts and results to technology and engineering practice.
To maintain a collegial, supportive, and diverse environment that encourages our students, faculty, and staff to achieve to the best of their abilities.
College of Engineering Educational Objectives
The Carnegie Mellon Engineer in the 21st Century
The overarching objective of our engineering curriculum is to provide our students an education that enables them to be productive and fulfilled professionals throughout their careers. Our more specific, measurable objectives for graduates of our engineering curriculum are the following:
Graduates recognize that they acquired a high-quality, rigorous technical education.
Graduates recognize that they have acquired a broader body of knowledge, in addition to their technical knowledge, that allows them to understand the larger context of the problems that they must address during their career.
Graduates use their technical foundation and their broader base of knowledge to be successful in a diverse collection of individual careers inside and outside of the engineering profession.