Technical programs and decisions from both public and private sector firms often result in intended, and sometimes unintended, consequences for communities.
This joint doctoral program, offered through a partnership between the College of Engineering and Biden School of Public Policy & Administration, allows students with master’s-level engineering and applied sciences training to apply the concepts and methods of policy analysis to understand the broader social context of their work.
This inherently interdisciplinary, research-focused degree is rooted in the integration of instruction, research, and professional practice.
The program requires intensive student engagement with both engineering and public policy faculty. We prepare students to generate new useable, cross-disciplinary knowledge that expands the boundaries of inquiry and practice at the intersection of these fields.
Some areas of research in this program include:
- Civil infrastructure
- Smart cities
- Energy and the environment