Dean's Welcome

Mohammad S. Alam, Dean

I am delighted to welcome you to the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology (CSET) at Minnesota State University, Mankato - the premier institution of higher education in Minnesota, where we pride ourselves on Big Ideas and Real-World Thinking.

Our college enrolls nearly 3,000 students and offers a broad range of degree programs, which provide a solid foundation for entry into a wide range of science, engineering, and technology professions. We offer 36 undergraduate and 15 graduate degree programs, and 19 certificate programs. Graduates from college are in high demand, working in all major sectors, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, energy, agriculture, automobile, computing, communications, chemical, environmental, health care, manufacturing, construction, and information technology.

Our main objective is to provide the highest quality academic programs for our students in a welcoming, service oriented and inclusive environment. For example, our undergraduate engineering and technology programs are accredited by ABET. One of our newest project-based learning programs, Integrated Engineering, located in the Twin Cities and Iron Range, uses a unique model of learning by allowing students to work with industry during their time as a student.

We have a team of experienced and well qualified faculty in the college. Almost all of our 147 full-time faculty have earned Ph.D. degrees, and students get the opportunity to learn directly from faculty in classroom and/or laboratory settings from day one. CSET faculty are committed to providing the highest quality learning experience to our students.

Students are strongly encouraged to get involved in faculty research activities which help them to develop creative solutions to challenging problems for which they are not necessarily exposed in a classroom setting. Research plays a critical role towards engaging, enhancing, and nurturing the intellectual creativity of our students.

The college maintains a strong bond with all stakeholders in the region, especially the local and regional industry, alumni base, local/state/federal agencies, as well as with the community members who play an active role towards supporting the mission of the college.

Minnesota State University, Mankato is going through an unprecedented period of growth, especially in the areas of enrollment, funded research, new academic program development, student amenities, and infrastructure development with a focus on ensuring student success. Please feel free to call, email or stop by for additional information.

It is an exciting time at CSET and I would invite and encourage you to become a part of this excitement and the tradition. Go Mavs!


Mohammad S. Alam, Dean
College of Science, Engineering & Technology

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