Department of Engineering

About

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.

Accreditation

abet-accreditation-logoOur programs in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Industrial Engineering  are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Mission

The mission of the Department of Engineering is supportive of the mission of St. Mary’s University to foster the formation of people in faith, dedicated to education, scholarship, and service.

Each student is guided and encouraged to grow as a whole person, to develop intellectual capabilities and strong moral and ethical convictions, and to appreciate the value of community service.

Department Highlights

The Department of Engineering is constantly pursuing new and innovative technologies for its students and faculty. To be successful in today’s competitive world, the Department offers:

  • Student organizations that foster research experience and networking with industry professionals
  • First-rate facilities specially built to accommodate research in multiple engineering fields
  • Thought-provoking lectures from a variety of experts each semester during the Engineering Seminar Series

Senior Design Projects

Each year, St. Mary’s graduating Engineering students present their final senior design projects to faculty, family, friends and peers. The final presentations are judged by faculty and industrial panelists.

The Senior Design Project is a comprehensive effort that involves proposal preparation, preliminary and detailed design, a professional report, and a final presentation. The project is one of the most valuable components of the St. Mary’s Engineering experience.

The Senior Design Projects presentations are free and open to the public.

Check out these videos of past Senior Design Projects in action.

Facilities

This commitment to the field of engineering and global technology is accomplished using first-rate 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 is arguably one of the most pivotal tools of the 21st century – a state-of-the-art 3-D printer.

Recently, the facilities underwent significant renovations 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 research facilities are located in the Richter Math-Engineering Center Lab Annex.

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