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Engineering at St. Mary’s

The Engineering programs at St. Mary’s University are known for high academic standards and innovative Senior Design Projects.

The curriculum emphasizes important areas in the respective engineering fields and exposes students to state-of-the-art engineering tools including hardware and software.

Students get a special blend of classroom learning and hands-on engineering practice, creating technical leaders who are able to “engineer the greater good” for society.

St. Mary’s focuses on educating the whole individual by integrating liberal arts and professional education. Our institution promotes student development in the context of the larger community, preparing students for success not only in their engineering careers, but also in all aspects of their lives.

Education of the whole person is an important trait of the Marianist education philosophy that we follow in our Engineering programs. We also offer thought-provoking lectures from a variety of experts each semester during the Engineering Seminar Series.

Our dream is that every student gets to do deep engineering work by the time they graduate.
– Rafael Moras, Ph.D., Professor of Industrial Engineering

Rattler Racing

Image of Rattler Racing shed.

Rattler Racing officially launched in summer 2017.

St. Mary’s students buil the Rattler race car, which looks something like a dune buggy, from the ground up. It will be taken to Baja SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) competitions and raced by student drivers.

While Engineering students are key in the development and maintenance of the race car, Rattler Racing seeks students of all majors to join the crew.


STEM Summer Camps

Middle school and high school students interested in engineering may want to participate in our Pre-Engineering Robotics and Java Summer Camp.

This free annual camp includes hands-on robotics activities, programming and problem solving.

STEM Facilities

This commitment to the field of engineering and global technology is accomplished using first-rate teaching and research facilities specially built to accommodate research targeted toward multiple fields.

For example, the Wireless (WiSe) and Computer Security Laboratory is equipped to address the fast-growing need to integrate effective security features into wireless communications networks.

There is also the Prototyping and Development Laboratory, which is the Department’s definitive workshop. Here, arrays of prototypes are constructed using state-of-the-art machinery. It is also frequently used by students for the Engineering Senior Design Projects.

The CAM and Robotics Laboratory is used for high-precision engineering and manufacturing. This laboratory houses what are arguably some of the most pivotal tools of the 21st century – a state-of-the-art 3-D printers and laser scanners.

Recently, our facilities underwent significant upgrades to accommodate both the broadening scope of research that is being carried out and the acquisition of several new pieces of machinery that will serve the Department for years to come.

The Department of Engineering’s teaching and research facilities are located in the Richter Math-Engineering Center Lab Annex and in the basement of Garni Science Hall.

Accreditation

Our programs in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Industrial Engineering  are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Academic Programs in the Department of Engineering

Computer Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Engineering Management

Engineering Science

Industrial Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Software Engineering

Certificate in Software Engineering (Online)

Master of Science in Computer Engineering

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Master of Science in Engineering Systems Management

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

Master of Science in Software Engineering (Online)

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