The Primary mission of the Fenn College of Engineering is to provide a World class, applied engineeering education to undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. In accordance with this initial objective, Fenn college seeks to develop and support academic, research and outreach programs that respond directly to identifiable needs in Northeast Ohio. Naturally, many of these same regionally specific endeavors achieve international visibility as well. Overall, nothing is more important to Fenn College than building succesful partnerships with local industries, agencies and government entities, with the aim of becoming an indispensible catalyst to current and future economic development in the region and beyond.
Since 1923, the Fenn College of Engineering at Cleveland State University has provided a tradition of high quality undergraduate and graduate education in engineering and engineering technology. In today's technology-driven world, engineering is increasingly important to the global marketplace. Because the present and future well-being of the United States is intrinsically linked with continued industrial growth, trained engineering professionals and technologists are thus increasingly in great demand.
The Fenn College of Engineering offers traditional engineering degrees in the following engineering disciplines: Chemical and Biomedical, Civil and Environmental, Electrical and Computer, Industrial and Manufacturing, and Mechanical Engineering, as well as contemporary degrees in Electronic Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology. All of Cleveland State University's Engineering programs offer bachelor's and master's degrees in their respective disciplines. A college-wide interdisciplinary Doctorate in Engineering degree is also available, including a specialization in Applied Biomedical Engineering (in conjunction with the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation.)
The college is home to nearly 1,100 day and evening students and is located on the campus of Cleveland State University in the heart of downtown Cleveland - a highly industrialized metropolitan area that includes more than one-fifth of the state's population. Students have the option of participating in the University's Cooperative Education Program, the ninth largest program of its kind in the country.
In 2005, a new history of Fenn College, as told through photographs, was released by Arcadia Press, Campus History Series. The book contains rare photographs illustrating not only the academic history of Fenn College, but also the campus life and times during which Fenn has made its mark.
Since its inception, Fenn College has worked hard to provide a quality education to those pursuing a technology career, regardless of background.