At Olin, students and faculty collaborate to challenge traditional disciplinary boundaries
At the core of Olin College of Engineering's curricular innovation is a broader conception of engineering. It demands that engineers consider the larger consequences of technology and how good in the world can be achieved through inclusive practices.
Signature Olin courses
Engineering for Humanity
Affordable Design & Entrepreneurship
Principles of Engineering
Quantitative Engineering Analysis
Applying E4H Principles Abroad
Olin Alum Andrew Holmes '19 had the opportunity to mentor about sixty college students in a summer engineering program at the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China along with four other Olin students.
Case Study: Imaginative User Design
A key concept explored during the program is that of designing student-centered learning experiences by seeing students themselves as valued co-creators. This learning principle was on full display at the virtual 2020 Summer Institute.
Case Study: Developing 21st Century Skills Through Music
There are informal ways outside of the classroom for students to build leadership skills beyond technical fields, such as the Olin Conductorless Orchestra, where engineer-musicians develop and practice sought-after professional skills in a team environment while doing something they love—playing music.
Ways to Engage with Olin
The Olin College Summer Institute 'Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences' event has provided participants from around the country and around the world with the opportunity to conceive and catalyze change in engineering education.
Inside Olin: Perspectives On Student-Centered Teaching & Learning
A series of developmental sessions based on signature courses offered at Olin College of Engineering. Educators will experience the Olin approach to creating a course that puts students at the center of their learning experience. Each session features Olin faculty who will share their design process, project-based class activities and the pedagogies used in Olin courses.
engineering starts and ends with people
At the core of Olin’s curricular innovation is the idea that engineering starts and ends with people