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Engineering at Vanderbilt

AboutOur Mission

The mission of the School of Engineering is threefold: to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for roles that contribute to society; to conduct research to advance the state of knowledge and technology and to disseminate these advances through archival publications, conference publications, and technology transfer; and to provide professional services to the community.

The Vanderbilt School of Engineering is internationally recognized for the superior quality of its research and education programs in selected fields of engineering. The School prepares students to become leaders and innovators in solving increasingly challenging and significant problems. The School includes five major departments and the Division of General Engineering:

The School also offers programs in:


The School strives to meet the undergraduate education portion of its mission by offering these degree programs in fields of engineering relevant to the needs of society. An objective of these programs is to provide a technical education integrated with strong humanities, fine arts, and social sciences subject matter to provide the requisite foundation for life-long learning.  The availability of second majors and minors in subject areas in other schools and colleges of the university increases opportunities for engineering students to enhance their education by pursuing studies in the non-technical disciplines.