Title: Carnegie Mellon's Department of Engineering and Public Policy

Authors: M. Granger Morgan

Addresses: Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

Abstract: The Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) is an unusual department in the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. It focuses on problems in technology and public policy in which the technical issues are of central importance. EPP began as an undergraduate program in 1970 and became an academic department in 1976. At the graduate level, the department offers a research-oriented PhD for students with backgrounds in science and engineering. This paper briefly summarises the history of the department, discusses the institutional arrangements, which allow it to function, describes the academic programs and briefly summarises current research.

Keywords: engineering; education; engineering systems; technology management; technology policy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTPM.2001.001750

International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 2001 Vol.1 No.2, pp.138-150

Published online: 18 Aug 2003 *

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