Credit Hours of Electives
Concentration Options


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Engineering Science at St. Mary’s

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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!)
  • Internships

    At least a semester of internship is mandatory for students to complete before their senior year. There is a strong network of our alumni, as well as industry, around us that allow us to find appropriate internships for our students. Semester internships are normally done in the Greater San Antonio area. However, summer internships are open to any location in United States and beyond. Students are encouraged to look for a senior design project topic while doing their internships so they can collaborate with industry on their senior design project.

    Our engineering majors intern at a variety of local and national organizations such as:

    • Southwest Research Institute
    • Philips
    • USAA
    • Sonny
    • Dell
    • Air Force Bases
    • City Public Service
    • Harris Electronics
    • Google
  • Career Opportunities

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

    Premed – Physician, Surgeon, Dentist, Pharmacist, Veterinarian, Biomedical Engineer, Biomechanical Engineer, Allied Health

    Chemistry – Chemical Engineer, Process Engineer, Petrochemical Engineer, Plastics Engineer, Polymerization Engineer

    Environmental – Environmental Engineer, Geological Engineer, Water Project Manager, Environmental Health and Safety Director, Green Building Engineer

    Mathematics – Actuaries, Applied Math, Statistician, Computational Scientist, Operations Research Analyst, System Engineers, Educator

    Drone Technology – UAV Operator or Drone Pilot, Manufacturing Drones, Drone Maintenance and Customization, Aeronautical Engineer, Robotics, Artistic Usage of Drones

    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.

Drone Concentration

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science at St. Mary’s University offers a concentration that allows students to acquire the depth and breadth of knowledge for a career in the rapidly expanding drone industry.

This program is the first of its kind in Texas.

The drone concentration combines foundational engineering principles — common to all engineering majors — as well as 24 credits hours of technical electives related to drone technology.

The electives include a yearlong senior design project to develop drone technology for real-world applications for industry partners and a drone flight certification.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will possess a competitive portfolio and be prepared for entry into the drone industry or for continuing education.

Pre-Engineering Robotics and Java Summer Camp

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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.

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.

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Learn More

We’re eager to hear from you and answer any questions you have! Feel free to reach out to learn more about St. Mary’s University.

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