McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
The Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (MEAS) has reshaped engineering education through a curriculum that focuses on creativity, teamwork, and innovative design. Students work in teams to tackle design problems for clients. Complementing this hands-on experience are rigorous courses in computing, mathematics, mechanics, and physics to introduce the essential principles of design and analysis.
Design is an important aspect of engineering education at Northwestern. By learning design thinking, students learn to understand user experiences, identify the real problem behind the perceived problem, and develop appropriate solutions. Design activities are based in the classroom, machine shops, and design studios of the Segal Design Institute, in the Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center and in the Technological Institute.
The McCormick School offers fourteen majors, five certificate programs, and a co-op program.