Students benefit from exclusive networking opportunities
Students develop vital teamwork skills in weekly interactive Engineering Leadership Labs
Students learn valuable "Capabilities of Effective Engineering Leaders"
Hands-on activities help students develop engineering leadership skills
What is Engineering Leadership?
Engineering leadership consists of capabilities and values that transform technical people from individual contributors into those who can lead teams to deliver a complex multi-disciplinary product. We assert that leadership is a process and that there is a two-way relationship between the leader and the team. Leaders inspire and influence teams to accomplish things that they otherwise would not have done on their own.
The Bernard M. Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program aims to develop next-generation technical leaders with the values, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and address engineering problems. Our approach is cohort-based and highly interactive, blending Engineering Scenario Practice, Engineering Leadership Concepts & Theory, and Reflection and Values Development.
What GEL Offers
GEL supplements MIT’s technical education with the leadership skills that prepare young engineers for effective careers in engineering. Each year, more than 120 MIT undergraduates develop engineering leadership skills through our innovative experiential and theoretical coursework, and practice and reflection exercises. In GEL1 (Year 1), there is an intense focus on teamwork and team leadership. In GEL2 (Year 2), the focus extends to organizational and project contexts. GEL also offers short courses for professionals. GEL1GEL2 For Industry