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 6,979 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 4,329 students, 153 full time faculty and 115 staff.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

 

Michigan Tech Engineering Enrollment

College of Engineering
Undergraduate students3,457
Graduate students872
Total student enrollment4,329
Overall total women877
Women in undergraduate class685
Women in graduate class192
Overall total international students636
data from Fall 2013

Students by Department

DepartmentUndergraduateGraduate
Biomedical Engineering29526
Chemical Engineering43156
Civil and Environmental Engineering525108
Electrical and Computer Engineering598260
Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences8070
Materials Science and Engineering12132
Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics1,210320
Engineering Others*19719
Total3,457872
Grand Total4,329

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

data from Fall 2013

 

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.
  • 264 employers came to campus for the Fall 2013 Career Fair to recruit students.

Faculty

  • Full-time Faculty: Total 153
  • Full professors: 46 

  • Associate professors: 51
  • Assistant professors: 38
  • Lecturers: 29

  • Endowed Chairs and Distinguished Professorships: 19

Endowed Chairs and Distinguished Professorships—Awarded

Department of Chemical Engineering

  • Dr. Daniel A. Crowl, Herbert H. Dow Professor for Chemical Process Safety

  • Dr. David R. Shonnard, Richard and Bonnie Robbins Chair in Sustainable Materials
  • Dr. Ching-An Peng, James and Lorna Mack Endowed Chair in Bioengineering


Department of Civil and Enviromental Engineering

  • Dr. Veronica Griffis, Donald F. and Rose Ann Tomasini Assistant Professor in Water Resources Engineering

  • Dr. Zhanping You, Donald F. and Rose Ann Tomasini Assistant Professor in Transportation Engineering

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

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 Associate Professorship in Mechanical Engineering

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

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

  • Dr. Bo Chen, Dave House Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering
  • Dr. Lucia Gauchia, Richard and Lucy Henes Assistant Professor of Energy Storage Systems
  • Dr. Rush D. Robinett III, Richard and Elizabeth Henes Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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

  • Dr. Bo Chen, David House Endowed Professorship in Computer Engineering
  • Dr. Wayne W. Weaver, Dave House 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

 

Endowed Chairs and Distinguished Professorships—Not Awarded Yet

Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

  • Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Endowed Chair