Facts

History

Michigan Technological University began life as the Michigan Mining School in Houghton back in 1885. Established by the state of Michigan to train mining engineers to better operate the local copper mines, we began our journey with four faculty members and twenty-three students.

Today, Michigan Tech serves more than 7,104 students. The University offers educational excellence in many fields of engineering—as well as the arts, humanities, and social sciences, business and economics, computing, forestry, environmental science, the sciences and technology.

The College of Engineering currently consists of eight separate academic departments, with 4,710 students, 161 full time faculty and 115 staff.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

 

Michigan Tech Engineering Enrollment

College of Engineering
Undergraduate students 3,655
Graduate students 1055
Total student enrollment 4,710
Overall total women 1,068
Women in undergraduate class 800
Women in graduate class 268
Overall total international students 882
data from Fall 2015

Students by Department

DepartmentUndergraduateGraduate
Biomedical Engineering 296 39
Chemical Engineering 478 45
Civil and Environmental Engineering 519 151
Electrical and Computer Engineering 571 284
Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences 110 83
Materials Science and Engineering 129 47
Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics 1,373 388
Engineering Others* 179 18
Total 3,655 1055
Grand Total 4,710

* Engineering, General Engineering, Atmospheric Science, Computational Science and Engineering, Hybrid Electric Vehicle Engineering

data from Fall 2015

 

Financial Aid

More than 91 percent of Michigan Tech students receive financial assistance—totaling more than $54 million per year—in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and part-time student employment.

Job Placement of Graduates

  • 98% of our students are employed within their field of study, enlist in the military or are enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.
  • Each student averages seven interviews.
  • Over 350 employers come to campus each year to recruit students.

Faculty

  • Full-time Faculty: Total 161
  • Full professors: 50 

  • Associate professors: 49
  • Assistant professors: 34
  • Lecturers: 17
  • Instructors: 11
  • Endowed Chairs and Distinguished Professorships: 30

Endowed Chairs and Distinguished Professorships

Department of Chemical Engineering

  • Dr. David R. Shonnard, Richard and Bonnie Robbins Chair in Sustainable Materials
  • Dr. Julia King, Lorna and James Mack Professorship of Continuous Processing
  • Open, Herbert H. Dow Professor for Chemical Process Safety
  • Open, Endowed Junior Professorship Mining and Material: Cleveland Cliffs
  • Open, Endowed Junior Professorship: multiple donors
  • Open, Endowed Chemical Engineering Safety chair: Dow Chemical Foundation

Department of Civil and Enviromental Engineering

  • Dr. Alex S. Mayer, Charles and Patricia Nelson Presidential Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • William Leder, P.E., Mariucci Distinguished Practitioner in Residence

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Dr. Timothy Havens, William and Gloria Jackson Endowed Professorship in Computer and Information Sciences

  • Dr. Bo Chen, Dave House Endowed Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering
  • Dr. Wayne W. Weaver, Dave House Endowed Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Dr. Lucia Gauchia, Richard and Elizabeth Henes Assistant Professor of Energy Storage Systems
  • Dr. Bruce A. Mork, Dennis Wiitanen Professor of Electric Power Systems
  • Dr. Daniel Fuhrman, David House Endowed Professorship in Computer Engineering

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

  • Dr. Steven Kampe, Franklin St. John Endowed Professorship in Materials Science and Engineering
  • Dr. Yun Hang Hu, Charles and Carroll McArthur Professorship in Materials Science and Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

  • Dr. Lyon B. King, Ronald and Elaine Starr Professorship in Space Systems

  • Dr. Jeff Naber, Ronald and Elaine Starr Professorship in Energy Systems

  • Dr. Jeff Allen, John and Joan Calder Professorship in Mechanical Engineering

  • Dr. Craig Friedrich, Richard & Bonnie Robbins Chair in Sustainable Design and Manufacturing

  • Dr. Gordon Parker, John & Cathi Drake Chair of Mechanical Engineering

  • Dr. Bo Chen, Dave House Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering
  • Dr. Lucia Gauchia, Richard and Elizabeth Henes Assistant Professor of Energy Storage Systems
  • Dr. Rush D. Robinett III, Richard and Elizabeth Henes Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering
  • Dr. Greg Odegard, Richard and Elizabeth Henes Professor in Mechanical Engineering
  • Dr. Fernando Ponta, Richard and Elizabeth Henes Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering
  • Dr. William W. Predebon,  JS Endowed Department Chair in Mechanical Engineering
  • Open, Richard and Elizabeth Henes Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering

  • Dr. Wayne Pennington, David House Endowed Professorship