Carnegie Mellon Engineering

Undergraduate Research

ICES' Nisha Shukla with Undergraduate Students

The College of Engineering teaches students about technological innovation through project courses and undergraduate research opportunities. Student research, whether as part of the College of Engineering Senior Honors Research program, faculty-led research, or an individual project, is highly valued and can enhance your career opportunities.

In the College of Engineering, over 60% of undergraduate students take advantage of the opportunity to work alongside leading faculty researchers on pioneering projects. This involvement helps students develop technical skills in a collaborative environment, which is critical in engineering. Research can help younger students explore different fields to determine what interests them the most. For upperclassmen, research can lead to deeper graduate work. Through these experiences, the College of Engineering prepares students to become leaders in technical endeavors.

Students should contact faculty individually to investigate these opportunities. They can also find research opportunities through their academic departments: