Society is largely responsible for setting the goals and framing the problems that engineers and scientists engage to enable a healthier, richer and more productive life for humanity. However, technology can profoundly change societies and can contribute to many of the more serious problems we face. The Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) is a unique engineering department focused on this critical intersection between technology and society.
Degree programs in EPP offer students a way to combine interests in technical areas with interest in societal wellbeing. Students gain new perspectives by synthesizing skills in economics, decision-making, social sciences, and humanities, with practice in key professional skills in communication and collaborative problem-solving.