Strategic goal: Education
Strengthen our educational offerings by embedding key mindsets and contexts in our curriculum and creating new interdisciplinary and modular offerings to educate engineering leaders.
Education has been at the core of CMU Engineering since its beginning, when Andrew Carnegie envisioned providing educational opportunities for working class people to improve their lives and communities. The Carnegie Plan, initiated in 1938 by President Robert Doherty, laid the foundation for our culture of interdisciplinarity and problem-solving. We continue this legacy today by helping students gain depth in one or more major engineering disciplines, along with breadth across sciences, humanities, and fine arts. Our world class engineering education earns us a ranking among top engineering colleges for both undergraduate and graduate education.
We recognize the continued evolution of the engineering and higher education landscapes, which necessitate new mindsets critical for future engineering leaders. These key mindsets involve the ability to innovate with equity and ethical, social, cultural, entrepreneurial, and economic contexts in mind and to understand the full implications of all things engineered.
To further diversify and broaden our learning community, we must anticipate new directions in engineering disciplines and take advantage of new modes of education. Focusing on these priorities will enable us to better educate the next generation of engineering leaders and increase access to our world class education.
We will achieve this goal with strategic investments to embed key mindsets within existing programs, create new educational offerings in emerging disciplines, and introduce new modular and online modalities of teaching.