Engineering and Technology Leadership

Welcome to one of the most exciting and dynamic engineering schools in the world, where our faculty and students work to turn their dreams into realities to improve our lives locally and globally.

Mission Statement

The mission of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science is to expand knowledge and advance technology through research, while educating students to become leaders informed by an engineering foundation. Enriched with the intellectual resources of a global university in the City of New York, we push disciplinary frontiers, confront complex issues, and engineer innovative solutions to address the grand challenges of our time. We create a collaborative environment that embraces interdisciplinary thought, integrated entrepreneurship, cultural awareness, and social responsibility, and advances the translation of ideas into practical innovations.

It is here at The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science where we may first see entire computers and advanced displays on a sheet of plastic, novel materials engineered at the molecular level, pioneering advances in non-carbon sources of energy, and where the science of financial engineering is considered an art.

SEAS offers broad-based instruction within a major research university and is ideally suited to educate tomorrow’s engineering leaders and encourage technical literacy.

Our engineering and applied science programs, which are among the nation’s oldest and most influential, embrace new technologies and interdisciplinary possibilities. As part of a world-class teaching and research university, we strive to provide the best in both undergraduate and graduate education.

On the undergraduate level, we offer you Columbia’s famed Core Curriculum and the opportunity to minor in an ever-growing range of liberal arts subjects, from English and history to philosophy and music. At the graduate level, innovative research programs and an expanding faculty are energizing the disciplines and paving the way for such important interdisciplinary efforts as earth engineering, photonics, biomedical engineering, and new media technologies.

Our goal is to empower our students to become tomorrow's technology leaders. Toward this end, we foster excellence in teaching and participate in world-class research with the goal of promoting preeminence at the cutting edge. We welcome you to join us on this exciting journey into the future.

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