Credit Hours of Electives
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Engineering Science at St. Mary’s

A student connects a robot to his computer at summer robotics camp

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!)
  • Career Opportunities

    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.

    • Premed: Medical Doctor, Dentist, Biomedical Engineer, Biochemical Engineer, Bio-mechanical Engineer
    • Chemistry: Chemical Engineer, Process Engineer
    • Environmental Engineering: Environmental Engineer, Geological Engineer
    • Math: Actuaries, Applied Math, Statistician, Educator 5. For Drones: Drone Engineer, Mechatronics Engineer, Robotics Engineer

    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.

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.

Drone Concentration Launching Fall 2020

drone concentration

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

This program combines foundational engineering principles — common to all engineering majors — as well as 24 credits hours of technical electives related to drone technology, including 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.

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.

Students listen on in Engineering Mechanics class.

Learn more about the Engineering Science Programs

Interested in pursuing a degree in Engineering Science? We’re eager to hear from you and answer any questions you have. Feel free to reach out to speak to one of our dedicated faculty.

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