Carnegie Mellon Engineering

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 be a world-class engineering college recognized for excellence, innovation, and the societal relevance and impact of its pursuits.


Our mission is to produce creative and technically strong engineers and to research pioneering solutions to global challenges. We do this with an unprecedented commitment to integrating across engineering, sciences, arts, business, and other disciplines to yield transformative results.


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