College of Engineering

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 7,203 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 nine separate academic departments, with 4,714 students, 156 full time faculty, and dozens of regular staff.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Financial Aid

About 90 percent of Michigan Tech students receive financial assistance—totaling more than $73 million per year—in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and part-time student employment.

Job Placement of Graduates

  • 83-98% of engineering students are employed within their field of study, enlist in the military or are enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.
  • Over 370 employers come to campus each year to recruit students.
  • 15 of the new recruiting organizations for Fall 2018 were in construction and manufacturing.

Faculty

  • Full-time Faculty: Total 156
  • Full professors: 53
  • Associate professors: 45
  • Assistant professors: 26
  • Lecturers: 23
  • Instructors: 9
  • Endowed Chairs, Distinguished Professorships, and University Professorships: 27

Endowed Chairs, Distinguished Professorships, and University Professorships