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"Dartmouth engineers are fearless in tackling new ideas and projects. They are great contributors in multidisciplinary teams and bring excellent judgment, dedication, and focus in applying themselves to get the job done." —David Chenette, Director, Space Sciences & Instrumentation, Lockheed Martin

Interaction with industry is critical to an engineering education. When students work on industry-sponsored projects, they experience the reality of applying theory and insight to a real engineering problem. Working closely with a corporate partner, they discover first-hand the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship in the marketplace.

Blurring the lines between classroom and industry

Project-based engineering requires critical-thinking, efficient project management, and communications—all skills that mark the highly-valued professional engineer.

In their first engineering course, ENGS 21: Introduction to Engineering, Dartmouth undergraduates learn how to apply a systematic, iterative approach to problems they themselves have defined. As they progress toward a solution, they contact industry professionals for information—about different materials, for example, or a test apparatus—to help them make good choices about building prototypes or developing processes.

At the Bachelor of Engineering and graduate level, student-industry partnerships are formalized and administered through the Cook Engineering Design Center (CEDC). A Corporate Collaboration Council (C.C.C.) advises students in the Master of Engineering Management program, helping them gain an industry perspective and talking with them about their desired career paths.

By the time Dartmouth engineers enter the workforce, they have faced numerous industrial challenges and know how to balance deadlines, regulations, economic considerations, and the constant tradeoff that engineers must make between the ideal and the practical.

Career Fair Highlights

Hear from employers at the annual Engineering & Technology Career Fair as they discuss why they hire Dartmouth engineers: