At Michigan Tech, crazy smart students do. They invent, design, code, create, and compete. Their discoveries make humans healthier and technology smarter. Our mission to create a just, prosperous, and sustainable world is expressed through our entrepreneurial spirit—equal parts curiosity and grit. It infuses everything we do.
Michigan Technological University has a tradition of producing graduates prepared to tackle difficult problems. Our graduate students routinely demonstrate that they have the skills needed to take on the challenges of the world. We offer a graduate education that provides the advanced practical and theoretical tools required to make a difference in academia, government, and the global marketplace. One-on-one relationships with faculty advisors allow students to innovate and develop new knowledge. Sustainability is a strategic focus here. In fields as wide ranging as engineering, science, business, and communication, our faculty and graduate students collaborate in multidisciplinary teams to improve the human condition and protect the natural world. The University places a premium on matching prospective graduate students with faculty members who share their interests. Michigan Tech is large enough to be rich in resources and small enough to provide a highly personalized graduate education.
Faculty staff and students (by QS)
|Number of academic faculty staff||Number of students||Number of international students|
|In total||558||In total||6659||In total||1054|
Michigan Tech History
Michigan Technological University began life as the Michigan Mining School in Houghton in 1885. Established by the state of Michigan to train mining engineers to better operate the local copper mines, we began our journey with four faculty members and 23 students on the second floor of what is now the Houghton Fire Hall.
The Michigan Mining School and the subsequent Michigan College of Mines trained nationally and internationally recognized mining engineers. Our first president, Marshman E. Wadsworth (1887-98), oversaw creation of a strong faculty, movement to our present campus location, and a college mission. Under President Fred W. McNair (1899-1924), the college consolidated its faculty, added several buildings and modified the academic programs. McNair also led the school through the lean World War I years, and he placed the College at the disposal of the armed forces for war training.
密歇根矿务学校及随后的密歇根矿务学院都培养出了国内外公认的采矿工程师。第一任校长是Marshman E. Wadsworth (1887-98)。在他任期内，学校的师资力量得到了壮大，学校搬到了现在的校址，并有了学院使命。在校长Fred W. McNair (1899-1924)的领导下，学院加强了师资力量，增加了教学楼，专业课程也做出调整。在Fred W. McNair的带领下，学校经历了第一次世界大战。其间，学院归武装部队管，用于作战训练。
The next era was a difficult one. As the Michigan College of Mining and Technology, money was tight, and, at times, department heads and President William Hotchkiss (1925-35) took pay cuts. The College was able to succeed, however, keeping current with changes in society, notably assembly line production and forest management and wood utilization. To these ends, programs in chemical, electrical, civil, and mechanical engineering, and in forestry were added.
The enrollment numbers in 1931 were: 130 in electrical engineering, 117 mining engineering, 88 metallurgy, 79 civil engineering, 75 mechanical engineering, 71 chemistry/chemical engineering, and a total of 591.
下一个阶段是对学校来说是困难的一个阶段。这个阶段，学校已更名为密歇根矿务及技术学院。资金紧缺。部门领导和William Hotchkiss (1925-35)校长时不时地减薪。尽管如此，学院还是获得了成功，跟上了当时社会、大规模流水线生产、林业管理和木材利用上的变化。这实现这些目标的过程中，学校增加了化学工程、电机工程、土木工程、机械工程以及林学方面的课程。