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Engineering Science at St. Mary’s

Students listen on in Engineering Mechanics class.

Our curriculum combines foundational engineering principles with the flexibility to customize your program to obtain the depth of knowledge in the area of your choosing through 24 credit hours of technical electives.

The Engineering Science program prepares students to acquire both depth and breadth in engineering and science. Graduates are able to function across disciplines and they are well prepared for advanced studies or professional employment.

What sets this program apart:

  • Elective hours to choose your own specialty
  • Seniors complete a year-long design project (some of them have even been patented!)

Pre-Engineering Robotics and Java Summer Camp

Middle school and high school students who are interested in engineering can attend an annual, free of charge robotics camp.

Sessions include hands-on robotics activities, programming and problem solving. Campers also observe engineers working on interesting projects to explore engineering as a career.

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Courses in Engineering Science

Engineering Science majors can choose from a wide variety of technical electives, such as:

  • Pre-Med
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics

See the catalog for a complete list of courses and descriptions:

Labs and Facilities

Engineering students have 24-hour access to an electrical engineering laboratory; an energy conversion laboratory for motors, generators and transformers; a manufacturing and robotics laboratory; and a research lab equipped with both UNIX and Windows workstations.


Many engineering majors work as interns at local organizations such as Southwest Research Institute, Phillips, Luxotica, USAA, Motorola, City Public Service and Harris Electronics. Engineering students also participate in funded faculty research.

Many junior and senior students volunteer their time to tutor freshmen and sophomores in mathematics and engineering courses.

Career Opportunities

STEM Specialties

Engineering Science at St. Mary’s prepares students to pursue careers in multidisciplinary fields such as biomedical engineering, environmental engineering, material sciences, pre-medicine and other areas of science.

The concentration options for this degree in Environmental Science, Pre-Med, Mathematics and Chemistry allow students to find the area they are most interested in integrating with engineering.


Students who want to start their careers as middle and high school teachers with specialties in STEM and IT can use their 24 credit hours of electives to fulfill requirements for teacher certification.

Learn more about the Engineering Science Programs

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