Engineering

The MIT School of Engineering’s mission is “to educate the next generation of engineering leaders, to create new knowledge, and to serve society.”

The largest of MIT’s five schools, the School of Engineering comprises about 70 percent of the Institute’s undergraduate majors and 45 percent of graduate students. Just over a third of MIT’s faculty are in the school, and they generate more than half of the sponsored research at the Institute.

 

The MIT School of Engineering is consistently top-ranked. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report placed aeronautics and astronautics, chemical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science, and mechanical engineering in the number-one spot for graduate programs; also ranked were biological engineering (4), civil and environmental engineering (7), and industrial, manufacturing, and systems engineering (7).

LGO students are integrated into the School of Engineering to connect with world-class faculty, innovative research, and the broader engineering community. In line with MIT’s mens et manus motto, the School of Engineering supports the real-time and collaborative application of research to industry, bridging business and engineering.

Leaders for Global Operations partners with 6 engineering departments and the Operations Research Center. You are encouraged to choose your field based on academic background, professional interests, and research goals:

 

  • Aeronautics and Astronautics
    • Aerospace Computational Engineering
    • Aerospace, Energy and the Environment
    • Air-Breathing Propulsion
    • Air Transportation Systems
    • Aircraft Systems Engineering 
    • Autonomy
    • Communications and Networks
    • Controls
    • Humans in Aerospace
    • Materials and Structures
    • Space Propulsion
    • Space Systems
  • Biological Engineering
    • Biomaterials
    • Cell & Tissue Engineering
    • Energy & the Environment
    • Molecular Therapeutics
    • Pharmacology
    • Systems Biology
    • Toxicology
    • Transport Phenomena
  • Chemical Engineering
    • Biomedical and Biotechnology
    • Catalysis and Reaction Engineering
    • Energy
    • Environment and Sustainability
    • Materials
    • Math and Computational Systems
    • Transport and Thermodynamics

 

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Ecological Systems
    • Resources and Sustainability
    • Structures and Design
    • Urban Systems
    • Global Systems
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    • Information Systems
    • Circuits
    • Applied Physics and Devices
    • Biomedical Sciences & Engineering
    • Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)
    • Computer Science (Systems)
    • Computer Science (Theory)
  • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechanics
    • Design, Manufacturing and Product Development
    • Controls, Instrumentation and Robotics
    • Energy Science and Engineering
    • Ocean Science and Engineering
    • Bioengineering
    • Micro and Nanotechnology
  • Operations Research
    • Optimization
    • Statistics
    • Machine Learning
    • Probability