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.
Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, as part of a world-class teaching and research university, educates talented students who aspire to become innovative, socially responsible leaders in industry, government, and academia. Our students strive to improve the human condition locally, nationally, and globally by shaping the future with their enthusiasm to learn, to question, and to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges and problems. Balancing fundamental principles with real-world applications, and an emphasis on interdisciplinary education and entrepreneurship, Columbia Engineering provides an intellectually stimulating environment that encourages students and faculty to be creative, follow their aspirations, and fulfill their potential.
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.