The Harvey Mudd College engineering program prepares its students for the professional world and advanced study in various disciplines through broad-based, hands-on experience in engineering analysis, synthesis and practice.
The program, designed to produce graduates who are exceptionally competent and whose work is notable for its breadth and technical excellence, emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving. Based on the premise that design is the distinguishing feature of engineering, it includes applied research as early as students’ first year, a curriculum covering applied sciences, systems, and design and professional practice, as well as the Clinic Program—an internationally recognized model of experiential learning.
Engineering majors, who leave Harvey Mudd fully aware of the impact of their work on society, enjoy the benefit of a flexible curriculum that allows them to spend a semester or entire year studying at domestic and international colleges and universities if they wish, and the opportunity to conduct significant research alongside faculty members, often being named co-authors on published papers.
Our engineering philosophy is based on the recognition that there is a professional component best addressed through practice (working on real problems).
Our Core Values
- Experiential Learning Opportunities (ELOs)
- Professional Practice