The Societal Engineer has a sense of purpose and appreciation for how an engineering education and its experiences are superior foundations for improving society. To create the Societal Engineer, Boston University embeds not only the powerful, quantitative and creative problem-solving skills inherent to all engineers, but also a set of equally important complementary attributes:
Comfort and effectiveness at communication tasks
A passion for, and understanding of, the innovation and entrepreneurial process from product design to deployment
Awareness of how public policies impact technology innovation and advancement
A social consciousness and appreciation for how products advance our quality of life while creating jobs and economic opportunity
The Societal Engineer inspires people from many backgrounds to work together to help create a safer, greener, more sustainable, healthier, better-connected, more energy-efficient and productive world with enough food, drinkable water and economic opportunity for all.