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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology - 2016

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College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The fundamental purpose of the Institute is to be a leader in educating undergraduate students in engineering, science, and mathematics in an environment of individual attention and support. Rose-Hulman prepares graduates to be successful in their profession and as outstanding citizens. The various curricula offered by Rose-Hulman also provide a broad and valuable analytical background for graduates who choose to pursue careers in fields such as business, the social sciences, medicine, and law, or who wish to continue their education in graduate school. The Institute graduates scientists, mathematicians, and engineers who are technically competent and creative, and who are aware of the roles of engineering, math, and science in solving social problems. To achieve these goals, Rose-Hulman provides students the basic knowledge and fundamental principles on which science and engineering are based. Students are taught to be critical thinkers who are innovative in their approaches to problem solving. The Institute incorporates a hands-on, project-based approach to its curriculum. In addition, students are introduced to social and philosophical issues with which they must be concerned, both personally and professionally. Of the many qualities which distinguish Rose-Hulman and make fulfillment of its educational purposes possible, three are most important. First, Rose-Hulman maintains high admissions standards so that every student who is admitted should be able to complete the baccalaureate program. A second, closely related quality is that Rose-Hulman remains a small, primarily undergraduate, institution by choice because of our commitment to providing students with personalized attention to meeting their educational and personal needs. Finally, every effort is made to recruit and encourage professors who believe that teaching is their primary responsibility. Although Rose-Hulman professors maintain their professional competence through such activities as continuing education, consulting, research, and writing, a "publish or perish" atmosphere does not exist on the Rose-Hulman campus. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is concerned with the student as an individual and is dedicated to excellence in the character and performance of students and teachers alike.