The mission of the UT College of Engineering is to achieve prominence as a student-focused college that educates engineers of recognized quality to be leaders in engineering disciplines, technology and society; and as a college that enhances the well-being of the region, state and nation through the creation and transfer of new knowledge.
The mission of the University of Toledo is to improve the human condition; to advance knowledge through excellence in learning, discovery and engagement; and to serve as a diverse, student-centered public metropolitan research university. In our unique role as the comprehensive engineering school in Northwest Ohio, the UT College of Engineering provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs to educate the leaders of tomorrow. We are committed to leadership in the creation and transfer of new knowledge and technologies through the efforts of a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
Our vision is to achieve national prominence by providing a diverse, student-centered, stimulating learning environment that actively engages undergraduate and graduate students in engineering education and research while benefitting society through the creation of new knowledge and technologies. We are commited to being a source of outstanding engineering graduates, knowledge and expertise as we strive to serve our region, the State of Ohio, and beyond.
Thus, producing graduates that are prepared to address the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering is well within our mission and vision. The UT College of Engineering has ongoing research and educational programs for economical solar energy, engineering better medicines, restoring and improving urban infrastructure, securing cyberspace, providing access to clean water and engineering tools of scientific discovery. Furthermore, our College has the infrastructure in place for the educational experience envisioned by the GCSP, including experiential and service learning, interdisciplinary curricula, entrepreneurship and a global focus.
Our proposed GCSP supports the mission of our University and of our College, meets the requirements for GCSP programs and produces graduates that are well-prepared to contribute to
solutions for the 14 NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering. Graduates of this program will have the skills needed to influence both industrial and government policy decisions to produce a better society. The integrated nature of our society makes it increasingly difficult to evaluate the costs and benefits to a global society of corporate and government decision-making. In today’s global society, we require graduates who are equipped to serve as a translator between industry, government, and non-governmental organizations that facilitate interactions that lead to sustainable systems. We believe that our graduates can become the next generation of leaders that will provide sustainable technological systems for the 21st century and provide a healthier planet for future generations.