Michigan Technological University

Introduction

Vision

Michigan Tech will lead as a global technological university that inspires students, advances knowledge, and innovates to create a sustainable, just, and prosperous world.

Mission

We deliver action-based undergraduate and graduate education and discover new knowledge through research and innovation. We create solutions for society’s challenges through interdisciplinary education, research, and engagement to advance sustainable economic prosperity, health and safety, ethical conduct, and responsible use of resources. We attract exceptional students, faculty, and staff who understand, develop, apply, manage, and communicate science, engineering, and technology to attain the goal of a sustainable, just, and prosperous world. Our success is measured by accomplishments and reputation of our graduates, national and international impact of our research and scholarly activities, and investment in our University.

GOAL 1: An exceptional and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.

1.1 Exceptional academic and professional community.

  • recruit, support, recognize, and graduate bright, motivated, and adventurous students;
  • attract, retain, and support faculty and staff by providing recognition, rewards, and competitive compensation;
  • provide professional development and leadership opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.

1.2 Diverse, inclusive, and collegial environment.

  • promote inclusiveness and collegiality through openness, engagement, mutual respect, and understanding of diverse perspectives;
  • provide a rich cultural environment and a welcoming campus;
  • develop and implement initiatives to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff;
  • pursue opportunities for dual-career faculty and staff;
  • enhance work-life balance for all members of our community.

1.3 Exceptional services and infrastructure.

  • promote a university-wide culture of safety, responsiveness, effectiveness, and efficiency;
  • provide exceptional technology, library, and laboratory facilities that support education, research and innovation;
  • create an aesthetic, sustainable, and effective infrastructure.

GOAL 2: A distinctive and rigorous action-based learning experience grounded in science, engineering, technology, sustainability, business, and an understanding of the social and cultural contexts of our contemporary world.

2.1 Integration of instruction, research, and innovation to achieve the University Student Learning Goals.

  • provide research, service-learning, project-based, entrepreneurial, and international opportunities for students;
  • promote mutual appreciation and collaborative opportunities across academic disciplines;
  • continually review and update existing programs and develop new offerings in emerging disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas.

2.2 Transformative educational experience grounded in a residential-based technologically rich learning environment.

  • encourage and support high quality, innovative, and effective instruction and experiences to enhance student learning;
  • contribute to students’ development and application of critical thinking skills, creativity, leadership, collaborative skills, and ethical reasoning;
  • enhance student learning through activities that promote long-term physical and mental health;
  • foster healthy relationships and the ability to productively manage conflicts;
  • enhance students’ communication skills as well as information, technology, and global literacies;
  • encourage social responsibility and the understanding of public policy issues.

2.3 Education that responds to the needs and challenges of the 21st century.

  • expand Ph.D. and master’s enrollments, degrees awarded, and scholarly productivity;
  • improve access via non-traditional delivery of graduate programs;
  • promote lifelong learning by providing opportunities for continuing education using appropriate delivery models.

GOAL 3: Research, scholarship, entrepreneurship, innovation, and creative work that promotes a sustainable, just, and prosperous world.

3.1 Growth in research, scholarship, and creativity.

  • increase external support for research, scholarly, and creative activities;
  • recognize and reward our accomplishments and promote them both internally and externally;
  • encourage and support interdisciplinary activities;
  • cultivate a community of research inspiration, productivity, and excellence;
  • increase development and optimize maintenance of shared research facilities, equipment, and infrastructure;
  • facilitate coordination of research activities to address problems of social significance;
  • improve efficient management and administration of externally funded activities.

3.2 Economic and social development and innovation.

  • create a culture of responsible innovation and entrepreneurship and expand entrepreneurship in undergraduate and graduate programs;
  • support workforce development and social engagement through collaborative outreach and technology transfer;
  • encourage and support technology commercialization and start-up businesses;
  • expand international and cross-cultural engagement with universities, industries, non-governmental organizations, and governments.
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Bachelor in Biological Sciences

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Houghton

Maybe you want to go on to medical school... teach biology in high school… or pursue a career in research. No matter which path you choose, the biological sciences program at Michigan Tech [+]

Maybe you want to go on to medical school... teach biology in high school… or pursue a career in research. No matter which path you choose, the biological sciences program at Michigan Tech will give you the resources to be successful. Learn how individual organisms function and interact with other living things and the environment, then apply it to a variety of fields. You’ll get to do a lot of hands-on research, both in the department’s laboratories and outdoors. Michigan Tech even owns its own research boat—how crazy is that? One thing’s for sure: you’ll never have a “typical” day in class as a biological sciences major! Find your Passion with the Right Concentration As a biological sciences major you can concentrate in: - Ecology - General biology - Pre-health professions - Secondary teacher certification [-]

Bachelor in Chemical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Houghton

You have an interest in medicine and a desire to impact lives and make a difference. Realize your goals with a biomedical engineering degree from Michigan Tech. You’ll work closely with faculty [+]

You have an interest in medicine and a desire to impact lives and make a difference. Realize your goals with a biomedical engineering degree from Michigan Tech. You’ll work closely with faculty (our classes are kept small for a reason) and get involved early with hands-on research—studying the effect of materials on expression of vascular growth factors, the application of biomedical engineering in rural health care, or our ongoing study of bone metabolism and osteoporosis in black bears (which has received recognition by the national news media)—pretty crazy, right? Choose your Focus As a biomedical engineering major you can focus on technical areas such as: - Biomechanics - Biomaterials/tissue engineering - Cardiovascular engineering - Medical instrumentation - Medical imaging/optics - Pre-professional health [-]

Bachelor in Civil Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Houghton

As a kid, did you love nothing more than to build masterpieces with Legos and building blocks? If so, civil engineering just may be your crazy-smart calling. Michigan Tech’s program is perfect [+]

As a kid, did you love nothing more than to build masterpieces with Legos and building blocks? If so, civil engineering just may be your crazy-smart calling. Michigan Tech’s program is perfect for students who want to learn how to plan, design, build, and manage the facilities that are essential to society. You’ll earn your degree by doing extensive hands-on lab work with state-of-the-art equipment—we feature some of the best in the nation. Find your Passion with the Right Concentration As a civil engineering major you can concentrate in: - Construction - Environmental engineering - Geotechnical engineering - Structural engineering - Transportation - Water resources [-]

Bachelor in Computer Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Houghton

How many people does it take to build a computer? At Michigan Tech, lots—and that’s a good thing! Our crazy-smart [+]

How many people does it take to build a computer? At Michigan Tech, lots—and that’s a good thing! Our crazy-smart computer engineers use their talents to conceive, design, and integrate complete computer systems from scratch. Computer engineering is a growing field, and our program’s innovative classes and hands-on research will give you a competitive edge—whether you’re applying to graduate school or working in industry. Choose your Focus As a computer engineering major you can focus on technical areas such as in: - Artificial Intelligence - Computer Networks - Embedded systems - Enterprise - Microchip Design - Network Security - Robotics - System Performance What You Need to Know About This Program Many computer engineers also get involved with our innovative Enterprise program—student-run business teams working to find real solutions for industry. The computer and electrical engineering department even sponsors their own teams: Wireless Communication, Blue Marble Security, and Hybrid Electric Vehicle. [-]

Bachelor in Computer Science

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Houghton

Yeah, we can teach you how to code like crazy—but you’re smart enough to know that it’s about more than that. With a computer science degree from Michigan Tech, you’ll be prepared to hit the ground running right after graduation. With exposure to research equipment such [+]

Yeah, we can teach you how to code like crazy—but you’re smart enough to know that it’s about more than that. With a computer science degree from Michigan Tech, you’ll be prepared to hit the ground running right after graduation. With exposure to research equipment such as 3D stereoscopic projection systems, virtual reality systems, mobile robots, and high-end clusters, you’ll be prepared for whichever path you choose. If you know that you want to work with computers but aren’t sure yet about a future career, no worries. The computer science program allows you to take two years to determine if you want computer science, software engineering, or computer systems science as your major—and you’ll still be able to graduate in four years. Find your Passion with the Right Concentration As a computer science major you can concentrate in: - Applications - Computer science - Information systems - Secondary teacher certification - Software engineering [-]

Bachelor in Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Houghton

So you enjoy rewiring your sound system or learning about circuits... not only is that cool, it shows you have the crazy-smart skills to be an electrical engineer at Michigan Tech. You’ll learn about everything from mathematical modeling and analysis techniques to digital video [+]

So you enjoy rewiring your sound system or learning about circuits... not only is that cool, it shows you have the crazy-smart skills to be an electrical engineer at Michigan Tech. You’ll learn about everything from mathematical modeling and analysis techniques to digital video and image processing. You’ll also be exposed to global corporations that sponsor electrical engineering research projects—and hire our graduates. Find your Passion with the Right Concentration As an electrical engineering major you can concentrate in: - Enterprise - Photonics Or choose an area of specialization in: - Control - Communications - Digital Systems - Electromagnetics - Electronics - Photonics - Power and energy systems - Signal processing [-]

Bachelor in Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Houghton

Consider this: more than one billion people lack access to safe drinking water; more than two billion are without adequate sanitation; and air pollution costs the United States as much as $40 billion [+]

Consider this: more than one billion people lack access to safe drinking water; more than two billion are without adequate sanitation; and air pollution costs the United States as much as $40 billion annually in health care and lost economic productivity. As an environmental engineer, you can make an impact on your community and around the world. Michigan Tech’s environmental engineering majors learn how to protect our planet—developing problem-solving skills and designing solutions for the world we live in. It doesn’t get much more crazy smart than that! Choose your Focus As an environmental engineering major you can focus on technical areas such as: - Air quality - Groundwater quality - Solid and hazardous waste management - Surface water quality - Water and wastewater processing [-]

Bachelor in Finance

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Houghton

You love money. Hey, who doesn’t? But your love for money stems from seeing an initial investment grow through the smart use of financial strategies. Whether stocks or bonds, portfolios or [+]

You love money. Hey, who doesn’t? But your love for money stems from seeing an initial investment grow through the smart use of financial strategies. Whether stocks or bonds, portfolios or cash flow, you can’t wait to monitor the results and reap the rewards. As a finance major at Michigan Tech, you can try your hand at real-world investing through our Applied Portfolio Management Program. Here you’ll manage over $1.5 million in real money—our team has taken the top award at the RISE International Investment Challenge three times in nine years and has opened the New York Stock Exchange. That’s one crazy résumé builder. What You Need to Know About This Program - Get involved with the Applied Portfolio Management Program and have access to one of only two Bloomberg Terminals in the Upper Peninsula. You’ll monitor and analyze real-time financial market data movements, place trades, and get the latest news and price quotes. - The School of Business and Economics is accredited by the AACSB—a distinction representing the top 15 percent of undergraduate business programs in the world. - You’ll be prepared in business innovation, development, and entrepreneurship through our distinctive and innovative curriculum. - Join the Finance Club and help your fellow students. You'll host events like FinanceU, which aims to help students make informed financial decisions, and "Broke and Hungry", which helps students learn about transitioning from college life to getting that first job and the importance of saving for retirement. - Hone your leadership skills and flex your financial muscle by joining business student organizations, honor societies, or campus student organizations. - Free help is at your fingertips: the newly renovated Sam B. Tidwell Student Center provides tutoring support in accounting, economics, and statistics. - Our recent graduates have enjoyed a 90 percent placement rate into their field of interest—with companies known regionally and internationally—or into top graduate schools across the country. [-]

Bachelor in Geological Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Houghton

Groundwater resources. Exploration and development of fossil fuel and mineral deposits. Hazard preparations and response. There are some pretty crazy problems in need of smart solutions. Michigan [+]

Groundwater resources. Exploration and development of fossil fuel and mineral deposits. Hazard preparations and response. There are some pretty crazy problems in need of smart solutions. Michigan Tech’s geological engineering program can help you become the engineer who tackles these challenges at home, across the country, and abroad. Our program is unique in terms of the skills you’ll learn in three areas: engineering, geology, and geophysics. You’ll learn from faculty in our nationally recognized department who emphasize the understanding, utilization, and protection of our Earth. What You Need to Know About This Program Research is available in a wide variety of areas—natural hazards, oil exploration, mineral exploration, field geology, remote sensing, and more. After graduation, you'll be prepared to pursue careers in government, graduate school, or work for companies like Shell Oil, Cliffs Natural Resources, or ARCADIS. [-]

Bachelor in Management

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Houghton

A smart management team—it’s something every successful business venture needs. If you enjoy planning, making decisions, and working to help a company reach its goals, you’ve found your [+]

A smart management team—it’s something every successful business venture needs. If you enjoy planning, making decisions, and working to help a company reach its goals, you’ve found your calling. Management at Michigan Tech is about linking business with technology through experienced-based learning. You won’t find large lectures covering only the basics; instead, you’ll learn in small classes and work one-on-one with professors, all while advancing your knowledge through research. Join us and put your crazy-smart enthusiasm and get-it-done attitude to work! Choose your Concentration As a management major you can choose a concentration in: - Entrepreneurship - Supply Chain and Operations Management [-]

Bachelor in Materials Science and Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Houghton

What do 3D printers, anti-microbial nanoparticles, aerospace alloys, sporting goods, and bioabsorable materials have in common? They all are made possible thanks to advances in materials science [+]

What do 3D printers, anti-microbial nanoparticles, aerospace alloys, sporting goods, and bioabsorable materials have in common? They all are made possible thanks to advances in materials science and engineering. Think about it--all engineering starts with materials. A degree in materials science and engineering allows you to apply the fundamentals of science in a focused way to create new materials that can change lives in any industry. Michigan Tech's program is all about the hands-on. Undergraduate students are involved in research with faculty and use equipment most undergrads in other programs only hear about--like scanning electron microscopes and x-ray diffractometers. In fact, most of the materials you'll use in labs and for research are made in facilities within the department. Now that's crazy smart! What You Need to Know About This Program Build your résumé even further by getting involved in one of our innovative student-run Enterprise programs—Advanced Metalworks, Aerospace, Boardsport Technologies, or other nanotechnology-related projects. [-]

Bachelor in Mathematics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Houghton

What can you do with a mathematics degree? Anything! That’s the crazy-cool part about studying math—your possibilities extend to infinity. As a math major at Michigan Tech, you’ll learn [+]

What can you do with a mathematics degree? Anything! That’s the crazy-cool part about studying math—your possibilities extend to infinity. As a math major at Michigan Tech, you’ll learn from an unusually wide array of modern courses including cryptography and coding theory. Our mathematics department has strong research faculty in statistics and statistical genetics, coding theory, cryptography, fluid dynamics, and mathematical modeling. Undergraduates often receive funding for research through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. Find your Passion with the Right Concentration As a mathematics major you can concentrate in: - Actuarial science - Applied and computational math - Business Analytics - Discrete mathematics - General mathematics - Secondary teacher certification/Education preparation Or choose to major in statistics. Your concentration can lead to careers focusing on everything from investments and insurance analysis to pharmaceutical statistics. [-]

Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Houghton

Smart engineering solutions? Certainly! Few career fields in the world today can match the popularity and growth potential of mechanical engineering. Whether you’re interested in a career in the automotive [+]

Smart engineering solutions? Certainly! Few career fields in the world today can match the popularity and growth potential of mechanical engineering. Whether you’re interested in a career in the automotive, aerospace, industrial, or consumer products field, chances are a degree in mechanical engineering can get you where you want to go. Michigan Tech’s program has a crazy track record for being one of the best. In fact, our undergraduate program has been ranked in the top 13 for the past 29 consecutive years. Add to that a hands-on curriculum, small class and lab sizes, and industry-funded senior capstone design projects, and it’s no wonder why our graduates are recruited by hundreds of companies every year. Choose your Focus As a mechanical engineering major you can focus on technical areas such as: - Agile interconnected microgrids - Design and dynamic systems - Energy thermo-fluids - Manufacturing/industrial - Solid mechanics Or focus your interests in a research group in areas such as: - Advanced power systems - Engineering education innovation - Mechanics of multi-scale materials - Multi-scale sensors and systems - Space systems [-]

Bachelor in Physics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Houghton

Einstein and Newton… without them we wouldn’t know that E = mc2 or how the theory of gravity works. How crazy would that be? If you find physics fascinating (we challenge you [+]

Einstein and Newton… without them we wouldn’t know that E = mc2 or how the theory of gravity works. How crazy would that be? If you find physics fascinating (we challenge you to say that five times fast), you’d be crazy not to consider Michigan Tech. With among the nation’s few undergrad minors in astrophysics and nanotechnology and a unique focus on atmospheric physics, biomolecular modeling, and bioinformatics, our physics degree is one of the best in the country. What You Need to Know About This Program The accessibility to research at Michigan Tech makes gives you an edge when it comes to looking for summer positions at national labs and other universities. In addition, our students have presented at national meetings—American Geophysical Union and American Astronomical Society—and have had their research published in peer-reviewed journals such as Geophysical Research Letters and Applied Physics Letters. [-]

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Michigan Technological University

Address Townsend Drive 1400
49931 Houghton, United States
Website http://www.mtu.edu/
Phone +1 906-487-1885