The G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering, located in Baltimore, Maryland, is a highly regarded engineering school in the United States. It is located in the main Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Its Biomedical Engineering program ranked 1st and Environmental Engineering ranked 5th in the latest US News rankings. The Engineering and Applied Science Programs for Professionals (EPP) is the continuing education component of the Whiting School. EPP offers master’s degree programs and courses in 14 distinct disciplines.
Engineering at Johns Hopkins was originally created in 1913 as an educational program that included exposure to liberal arts and scientific inquiry. In 1919, the engineering department became a separate school, known as the School of Engineering. By 1937, over 1,000 students had graduated with engineering degrees. By 1946 the school had six departments.
In 1961, the School of Engineering changed its name to the School of Engineering Sciences and, in 1966, merged with the Faculty of Philosophy to become part of the School of Arts and Sciences. In 1979, the engineering programs were organized into a separate academic division that was named the G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering. The school's named benefactor is George William Carlyle Whiting, co-founder of the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. Notably, the Department of Biomedical Engineering is recognized as one of the best in the country. Also, the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering was ranked as one of the top 5 programs nationally by US News and World Report in recent years (2009 No.5, 2005 No.3, 2006 No.2).
The Whiting School contains ten departments:
Academic Centers and Institutes
- Center for Educational Outreach
- Center for Leadership Education
- Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute is the newest addition to the graduate programs affiliated with Johns Hopkins. The Institute is the "university's focal point for research and education in information security, assurance and privacy." JHUISI is the only Institute in the Whiting School with an academic degree program, offering the Master of Science in Security Informatics (MSSI).
Research Centers and Institutes
- Advanced Technology Laboratory
- Applied Physics Laboratory
- Center for Advanced Metallic and Ceramic Systems
- Center for Cardiovascular Bioinformatics and Modeling
- Center for Contaminant Transport, Fate, and Remediation
- Center for Environmental and Applied Fluid Mechanics
- Center for Hazardous Substances in Urban Environments
- Center for Imaging Science
- Center for Language and Speech Processing
- Center for Materials Sensing and Detection
- Center for Multi-Functional Applique
- Center for Networking and Distributed Systems
- Chemical Propulsion Information Analysis Center
- Engineering Research Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology
- Institute for Computational Medicine
- Institute in Multiscale Modeling of Biological Interactions
- Institute for NanoBioTechnology
- Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute
- Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
- Whitaker Biomedical Engineering
- [http://engineering.jhu.edu School of Engineering Official Website]