Comprised of an exceptional community of students, scholars, researchers, educators, and engineering practitioners, the MIT School of Engineering’s mission is to educate the next generation of engineering leaders, to create new knowledge, and to serve society. By cultivating and training the people who will help create solutions to the greatest technological and social problems of the 21st century, and by directly contributing innovative ideas and practical technologies to society, the School of Engineering fulfills its obligation as a world-leading institution.
Founded in 1861, MIT has a proud history of influencing the world through technological leadership and research innovation. MIT is one of the world’s preeminent research universities: renowned for rigorous academic programs in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship; cutting-edge research; a diverse campus community; and a longstanding commitment to working with the public and private sectors to bring new knowledge to bear on the world’s complex challenges.
The largest of MIT’s five schools, the School of Engineering educates about 60 percent of MIT’s undergraduates and 45 percent of graduate students. Just over a third of MIT’s faculty are in the School and they account for more than half of the sponsored research at the Institute.