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The College of Engineering

Where movers and makers engineer a better world.

"Each person has their own passions and the environment here at CMU really supports each individual in pursuing their own interests."
Aidan '22

Plan, design and build the future you want to see.

If you’re the kind who loves to think critically, work collaboratively and solve problems creatively, you’ll find a home in the College of Engineering. Consistently ranked among the top 10 engineering schools in the U.S., the College of Engineering is known for its maker culture, educational excellence and opportunities to conduct research that’s innovative and interdisciplinary. From finding a more equitable model of electricity planning to creating personalized synthetic tissue for patients needing regenerative medicine, our work has the power to change human lives for the better.

First-Year Experience

Flex your creativity and independent thinking. You'll explore two tailored introductory engineering courses, confronting professional problems and working in a simulated work environment, before declaring your major. The First-Year Experience gives you the resources, support and programming to help you successfully transition and acclimate to Carnegie Mellon and the College of Engineering communities.

College of Engineering Programs

Biomedical Engineering

  • Additional major in Biomedical Engineering
  • Minor in Biomedical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Civil & Environmental Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Engineering Design, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (EDIE)

  • Additional major in Engineering Design, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

Engineering and Public Policy

  • Additional major in Engineering and Public Policy (for engineering majors)
  • Additional major in Science, Technology and Public Policy (for non-engineering majors)
  • Minor in Technology and Policy (for non-engineering majors)
  • Minor in Information Security, Privacy and Policy

Materials Science and Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering

  • Minor in Materials Science and Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Minors for Non-Engineering Students

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Engineering Studies
  • Technology and Policy
  • Information Security, Privacy and Policy

Designated Minors (for Engineering-enrolled students only)

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Audio Engineering
  • Automation and Controls
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Colloids, Polymers and Surfaces
  • Electronic Materials
  • Global Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Behavior of Materials


BXA Intercollege Degree Programs

  • Engineering and Arts (EA) Additional Major
  • BXA: Engineering Studies and Arts


Office of Admission

Warner Hall
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


College of Engineering Website

Fact Sheet (PDF)(opens in new window)

 Class of 2022, Six Months After Graduation


Employed or in Grad School


Average Salary

Recent Employers




Stanford University

High School Course Requirements

4 years English
4 years Mathematics*
1 year Chemistry
1 year Physics
1 year Biology
2 years Foreign Language
3 electives

*Four years of mathematics should include at least algebra, geometry, trigonometry, analytic geometry, elementary functions (pre-calculus) and preferably calculus. Advanced mathematics courses are encouraged, especially a course in calculus.

College of Engineering Stories

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