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About the College

Engineering at Northeastern is about creating solutions for a high-velocity world. We focus our research on tough problems that affect the lives of people around the globe. We are relentlessly innovative scholars who collaborate across disciplines, industries, and international borders. As educators, we build on the distinctive power of experiential learning to prepare our students for leadership in engineering, business, and life.

Northeastern University's College of Engineering has a distinguished history of accomplishment and vast potential for innovation in engineering research and education, particularly in the energy, environmental, health and security fields. With 12 federally funded research centers, over 150 faculty are engaged in interdisciplinary research and teaching, more than $52 million in annual federal funding, and thousands of loyal alumni providing support, the College of Engineering is optimally positioned for even greater success. Started in 1909, it was the first school at Northeastern to adopt cooperative education, an academic model that integrates professional experience with classroom study. Over the past century, this interactive learning environment has nourished the entrepreneurial spirit of countless engineering students who have gone on to found successful companies around the world.

The institutional mission of Northeastern University is:

  • To educate students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment.
  • To create and translate knowledge to meet global and societal needs.