The Department of Engineering and Public Policy
Technology can help us build a happier, freer, and more fulfilling life, while maintaining risks and undesirable impacts at acceptable levels. However, this process isn't automatic; it takes careful hard work by people who understand both technology and the society in which they live.
The Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) is a unique department that works to solve problems at the interface between technology and society. We offer multiple double-major options for undergraduate students partnered with each of the five Engineering Departments and Computer Science, a Master's degree in Engineering & Technology Innovation and Management (E&TIM), and a research-oriented Ph.D. program.
Research in the department focuses on:
- Technical Innovation
- Risk Analysis and Risk Communication
- Information and Communication Technology and Policy
- Energy and Environmental Systems
- Managing the Risks of Terror and Weapons of Mass Destruction