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Dartmouth College - 2016

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College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College was founded in 1867. It comprises both the undergraduate Department of Engineering Sciences of Dartmouth College and a graduate professional school in engineering.
Thayer School is distinguished by its interdisciplinary nature - a school without departments, devoted to engineering as well as its application to new and emerging problems in our technological world. Our undergraduate programs emphasize interdisciplinary study in the engineering sciences within the context of a liberal-arts education; we believe that gaining a broad understanding of the world is essential for engineers who want to improve it. Engineering majors complete a Bachelor of Arts degree; most also complete an ABET accredited Bachelor of Engineering degree. Both degrees provide students with collaborative group projects, real-world problem solving, and entrepreneurial opportunities. At the graduate level we offer degrees through the doctorate, combining scholarship, design, research, experimentation, and problem solving. Areas of interdisciplinary concentration at the graduate level include Energy, Engineering in Medicine, and Complex Systems, and a Ph.D. Innovation Program helps engineering Ph.D. students develop the additional skills needed to be innovators and entrepreneurs. Our basic objective is to provide sound technological leadership for the coming decades.