Vision and Mission

A Vision of Responsible and Equitable Development and Implementation of Technology

UVM’s College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences will create a more sustainable and equitable future through its excellence in education and research focused on solving the complex problems facing our world. The College’s graduates will be recognized for their acumen in a discipline, communication skills, commitment to a better world, lifelong learning, creativity, and empathetic leadership.

The Mission of CEMS @ UVM

UVM’s College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences is an open and conscientious intellectual community focused on excellence, and committed to its public responsibilities as part of a comprehensive land grant institution. The College’s mission is to:

• Prepare the next generation of technical and societal leaders who thrive in a world that is volatile, complex, and full of promise, and who are committed to a sustainable and equitable world, lifelong learning, and empathetic leadership.

• Advance knowledge in fields that align with our commitment to a more sustainable future.

• Provide leadership and develop partnerships across VT with K-12 STEM educators, companies, and municipalities.

CEMS Strategic Plan

View the CEMS Strategic Plan

Download the CEMS Strategic Plan (PDF)



The UVM CEMS Distinction

CEMS is home to several departments:

CEMS faculty and students are actively engaged in on-campus transdisciplinary programs including Vermont Complex Systems Center, Vermont Advanced Computing Core (VACC), and the Integrative Graduate Education and Training (IGERT) program. Our statewide community outreach programs include the FIRST Tech Challenge.

Inclusive Excellence Framework Action Plan

Inclusive Excellence Framework Action Plan for the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (PDF)

ABET Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science degrees in Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Mechanical Engingeering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET (