Transformation of Mechanical Engineering Education at M.I.T.

  • Nam P Suh


It is my pleasure to be here today. I would like to thank Professor Raju for inviting me to give this talk. I would like to offer my congratulations to Professor Raju and his colleagues for their excellent contributions to engineering education. It takes dedication and hard work to accomplish the ambitious goals of the LITEE. One of the hallmarks of our educational institutions is the serious effort made to improve undergraduate engineering education. Many engineering schools have done excellent work to improve the quality of their educational programs with remarkable success. Today, I would like to share with you how we have attempted to improve mechanical engineering education at MIT. Before I discuss what we have actually done, I would like to provide the rationale for the change, especially for the students in the audience.