Engineering education at Carnegie Mellon is designed to produce leaders and to support creativity. At both the undergraduate and graduate levels, our engineering curricula are sufficiently flexible to allow students to customize their course of study to suit their interests and professional objectives. Our aim is to prepare students for fulfilling, exciting careers and to provide them with the perspective and skills to be leaders in their endeavors.

Undergraduate studies

Undergraduate students enter the College of Engineering without a declared major. Each department offers an introductory class for students to learn the basics of each discipline. Our students are required to complete at least two introductory courses in their first year, which will help them choose a major in their second semester.

Graduate studies

The College of Engineering provides graduate students with exciting research and educational opportunities that address the challenging, technology-oriented problems facing us today. Our graduates are highly successful in industry and academia and are well-prepared to assume leadership roles in organizations that demand well-trained and innovative professionals.

The College of Engineering is a place for people who desire to solve problems, to discover, to create, to design, to invent, and to innovate—and all of this with the goal of having an impact on society.

James H. Garett Jr./

Dean Garett


Moving 4th Into Engineering

Each spring, approximately 25 fourth-grade students from various Pittsburgh area schools are invited to visit Carnegie Mellon's campus and participate in a full day of science activities.