Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology

What do autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, insulin infusion pumps, robots, and air conditioning all have in common? Not only are they amazing contributions to society, but they were imagined and built through engineering. At the Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology, our programs of study, student led organizations, and internship opportunities are your gateways to learning scientific principles and how to apply them to create new and novel innovative products and process. We are committed to hands-on learning, so here you will find small class sizes and personalized experiences yet have the best internship and networking opportunities often associated with larger universities.

Our ABET-accredited programs and highly successful alumni have kept the Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology continually ranked in the top 30 undergraduate engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report (2019). Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology values learning in different contexts and encouraging engagement. This culture of learning encourages creativity and prepare students for current industry needs. With a 95 percent placement rate within six months of graduation, we are helping students become engineers that are proven leaders and changing the world.

Inspired by the world around us, you will find a program that will help you explore your interests and passions while collaborating with faculty, other students, and professionals in the industry.

  • If building roads, bridges, or skyscrapers is exciting, you can learn about it in Civil Engineering and Construction.
  • Want to be on the cutting edge of technology in cell phones, computers, or robotics? Electrical engineering will give you the necessary insight.
  • Mechanical engineering is a well rounded degree program that will help you design a wide range of products from medical devices to air conditioners to airplanes.
  • What about incorporating strong leadership with engineering skills? Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and Technology gives you the opportunity to organize the big picture, from planning to fabrication.
  • Even if you have not decided what major interests you most, there is still an opportunity to build foundation courses while exploring major options with the Undecided Engineering program.

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