The McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science provides an environment that fosters creativity and innovation and emphasizes the importance of making outstanding contributions to society. Its distinguished faculty is actively engaged in cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research. Faculty members are active in entrepreneurial activities — holding numerous patents — and are internationally recognized and cited by peers.
The School’s world-renowned graduate programs provide a supportive environment for cross-departmental research. Students enjoy a large graduate student community across Northwestern's campus. McCormick is home to, or is affiliated with, more than 25 centers and institutes for research, education, and entrepreneurship. The Segal Design Institute embodies McCormick’s unique emphasis on design and offers engineering design courses, certificates, and degree programs that emphasize the interaction of people with technology, services, and organizations.
The school offers these programs in eight academic departments: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.