Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Engineering

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The MIT School of Engineering (SoE) is one of the five schools of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. SoE has eight academic departments and two interdisciplinary institutes. The School grants S.B., M.Eng, S.M., an engineer's degree, and Ph.D. or Sc.D degrees. The current Dean of Engineering is Professor Ian Waitz. The school is the largest at MIT as measured by undergraduate and graduate enrollments and faculty members.[1]

MIT Building 1
Pierce Engineering Laboratory

Departments and Initiatives[edit]

  • Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Biological Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Institute for Data, Systems, and Society
  • Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Computer Software Engineering

Laboratories and Research Centers[edit]

  • Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab
  • Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems
  • Center for Computational Engineering
  • Center for Materials Science and Engineering
  • Center for Ocean Engineering
  • Center for Transportation and Logistics
  • Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
  • Industrial Performance Center
  • Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies
  • Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
  • Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems
  • Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity
  • Materials Processing Center
  • Microsystems Technology Laboratories
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory Beaver Works Center
  • Novartis-MIT Center for Continuous Manufacturing
  • Research Laboratory of Electronics
  • SMART Center
  • Sociotechnical Systems Research Center
  • Tata Center for Technology and Design

Former MIT Deans of Engineering[edit]

  • Vannevar Bush 1931-1938
  • Edward Leyburn Moreland 1938-1946
  • Thomas Kilgore Sherwood 1946-1952
  • Edward Lull Cochrane 1952-1954
  • Carl Richard Soderberg 1954-1959
  • Gordon Stanley Brown 1959-1968
  • Raymond Lewis Bisplinghoff 1968-1971
  • Alfred H. Keil 1971-1977
  • James D. Bruce 1977-1978 (Acting Dean)
  • Robert C. Seamans 1978-1981
  • Gerald L. Wilson 1981-1991
  • Joel Moses 1991-1995
  • Robert A. Brown 1996-1999
  • Thomas L. Magnanti 1999-2007
  • Subra Suresh 2007-2009
  • Cynthia Barnhart 2009–2011 (Acting Dean)


  1. ^ "MIT School of Engineering: About". MIT. Retrieved 2007-08-13. 

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Coordinates: 42°21′41.72″N 71°05′36.81″W / 42.3615889°N 71.0935583°W / 42.3615889; -71.0935583