The mission of the Marquette University College of Engineering is to excel in four critical areas:
The Marquette College of Engineering will be recognized and renowned for its leadership in balancing the education of the whole person — cura personalis — with world-class research improving the quality of life.
All great academic programs begin with top-flight teachers — the rocket fuel for quality instruction. We will seek out generous support from our benefactors to endow academic chairs and named faculty fellowships that attract this caliber of teachers to our college community.
Faculty — new and tenured — will never rest on its laurels. We will continue to introduce better ways to educate our students. We will reward those faculty who truly understand how — at Marquette — teaching and research go hand in hand and whose scholarly accomplishments are respected by their peers.
Outstanding faculty attract gifted students. Because the financial needs of many of these students outstrips their available resources, we will aggressively pursue endowed scholarships to dramatically increase the level of support we can offer our student community.
Our students expect and deserve learning environments in which they can hone their skills to meet the demands placed on today’s engineers. We will aggressively pursue capital campaigns that provide our students with modern facilities, laboratories and technologies. We will be unwavering in our dedication to maximizing the probability of our students' success.
As we teach our students to build computers or highways or robots or artificial hearts, we will also act to build their character and infuse moral values that develop their desire to be men and women dedicated to serving others. We will never lose sight that this is the mark and quality of a Marquette engineer.