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Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 2016

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College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The School of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology brings all forms of engineering knowledge and expertise to bear on the challenges of the 21st century. The School's primary objectives are to educate and prepare men and women for leadership in industry, government, and educational institutions; to ready our students for purposeful and thoughtful creation and utilization of knowledge and technology to improve the human condition; to advance the knowledge base of engineering; and to influence the future directions of engineering education and practice. The educational programs in the School emphasize the understanding of fundamental principles; facility with experimental, computational, and analytical methods; development of skill in the creative process of engineering, such as design; development as individuals and professionals; and the development of a self-confidence and versatility of mind that prepare the individual for a lifetime of learning and professional growth.