The College of Engineering encompasses nine academic departments and institutes spanning three geographic locations. Our comprehensive range of graduate and undergraduate degree programs includes fields such as biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, engineering and public policy, information networking, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, and more. Our distinctive “maker” culture permeates every aspect of our work. Within our Maker Ecosystem, faculty and students collaborate across disciplines to conceive, prototype, and assess solutions for intricate challenges encountered in industry, government, and academia.
Departments and institutes
CMU’s Chemical Engineering Department stands at the forefront of education, research, and innovation. Specializing in critical areas like health and medicine, biofuels, air quality, and process systems engineering, CMU Chemical Engineers are leading the charge toward a healthier, cleaner, and more efficient future for all.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Carnegie Mellon’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is reimagining the field through innovative leadership in education and research and by integrating systems thinking and new technologies. The department aims to empower a diverse community of socially conscious problem solvers to lead the world to a sustainable, resilient, equitable, and inclusive future.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon is at the forefront of the ever-evolving technology landscape, preparing its students to become leaders in the field through the development of engineering skills, creativity, and the practical understanding needed to innovate impactful solutions.
Engineering and Public Policy
Carnegie Mellon’s Engineering and Public Policy Department works to solve problems at the intersection of science, technology, and society by informing and helping to craft effective policy in a wide array of domains such as climate change, misinformation, national security, artificial intelligence, natural disaster response, privacy, and critical infrastructures.
Materials Science and Engineering
CMU’s Materials Science and Engineering Department aims to determine and exploit the connection between the processing, structure, and properties of materials; by doing so, engineers can develop materials that fit the performance criteria for specific applications, which are useful for the technological needs of our society.
Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering continues to evolve, creating emerging technologies and tools to educate future generations and develop solutions to the field’s most significant challenges. The department's faculty and students make breakthrough discoveries in traditional MechE disciplines as well as non-traditional ones, such as neuroscience and nanoengineering.
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Carnegie Mellon University Africa is educating and empowering the next generation of African leaders and innovators by delivering a world-class educational experience. Its mission is to produce creative and technically strong engineers trained in the African context and prepared to make a transformative impact in their communities and across the globe.