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Dartmouth College - 2017

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College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, founded in 1867, is devoted to bettering the world through technological innovation and preparing the next generation of technological leaders and entrepreneurs. The school’s unified non-departmental structure facilitates collaborative interdisciplinary research and education. Our undergraduate programs take a systems approach to 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, including the Master of Engineering Management and the nation’s first PhD Innovation Program, which prepares PhD students for entrepreneurial enterprises. We also offer a surgical track of the PhD Innovation Program, MS degrees, an MEng in biomedical engineering, a medical physics program, and joint degrees with Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Our engineering research areas are biological and chemical, electrical and computer, materials science, mechanical and systems, energy, and engineering in medicine.