School of Engineering

Why School of Quinnipiac Title

Overview

Don’t just change the world — make it

An education in our School of Engineering prepares you to face the technological, scientific and logistical obstacles of the 21st century. Through an interdisciplinary approach that combines heavy collaboration, hands-on learning and cutting-edge technology, we’ll teach you to be both expert and innovator, builder and technician, as well as creative thinker.

Our faculty members are practicing engineers who are passionate about what they do, and also about inspiring that passion in their students. Under their guidance, and alongside dedicated peers from other engineering backgrounds, you’ll do more than solve the same complex problems. You’ll develop new solutions.           

By the Numbers

100%


Success Rate

Percentage of Quinnipiac School of Engineering Class of 2016 graduates working or in graduate education programs

53.9%


Future Hires

Percentage of businesses that plan to hire computer science degree holders in 2016 (National Association of Colleges and Employers)

$64,891


Average Salary

Average salary for graduates with engineering degrees in 2016 (National Association of Colleges and Employers)

Programs at a Glance

Five world-class programs

Transportation, software development, renewable energies and optimization—the world of engineering is multifaceted, offering many specialties and career paths. Which path speaks to your talents and professional goals? Quinnipiac offers bachelor’s degree programs in four of the fastest growing engineering fields—mechanical, civil, industrial and software—as well as in computer science. 

Each program grounds you first in theory, then builds technical proficiency through both independent and interdisciplinary projects. Classrooms are small, student-centered and emphasize interactive learning with the same powerful software, machinery and materials used by professional engineers and computer scientists. 

Our goal is not only to make you indispensable to a variety of industries, but a vital asset to any community you live and work in. You’ll gain necessary field experience through internships with nationally recognized companies, while humanitarian trips and service learning opportunities afford you the experience of using your skills for the benefit of society, and those less fortunate. 

School and Campus Life

Collaborate, explore and make a difference

Regardless of discipline, the School of Engineering is an inclusive community of equally driven and curious professionals who share the same passion for hands-on learning.

The Quinnipiac University Student Engineering Organization (QUESO) raises engineering awareness through various yearly events and community engagement projects. QUESO additionally holds networking events that bring together alumni, students, faculty and employers. 

Engineering students participate in other events that are at once creative, competitive and collaborative. The computer science program’s High School Programming Competition bring teams of students together to excite future programmers, while the Annual Hackathon focuses on a variety of topics, including the development of Android apps. The program is aimed at helping the kids improve their math skills, tell time and build stronger vocabularies. Off campus, students from all of our degree areas have exceled at competitions such as the CT Tech Challenge, and successfully represented Quinnipiac at the ASEE Northeast conference.

Students also regularly lend their knowledge and expertise to humanitarian projects and educational initiatives of other campus-based organizations, such as the Bristol-Meyers Squibb Center for Science Teaching and Learning, SLATE and the Albert Schweitzer Institute.

Quinnipiac University student Yihao Huang staffs the grill during the School of Engineering barbecue Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 outside the Center for Communications and Engineering on Quinnipiac's Mount Carmel Campus. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

A close-knit community

Quinnipiac University student Yihao Huang staffs the grill during the School of Engineering barbecue.

Quinnipiac freshman engineering students watch their water-bottle rockets launch into the air outside the Center for Communications and Engineering Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 on Quinnipiac's Mount Carmel Campus. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

The work is the fun part

Quinnipiac freshman engineering students watch their water-bottle rockets launch into the air outside the Center for Communications and Engineering.

Engineering faculty take on students in the third annual soccer game in April 2017 on the York Hill Campus.

A tradition of friendly competition

Engineering faculty take on students in the third annual soccer game in April 2017 on the York Hill Campus.

Career Development

Engineering Students working on their final products in the Machine Shop. Professor JOHN J. REAP, PhD's class. (Photograph by Rich Gilligan / for Quinnipiac University) Copyright Notice: Rich Gilligan @Hello Artists photographed in Spring 2016 for the new branding materials and new EDU website. Usage terms are: Marketing Collateral in perpetuity - e.g.-student guides, annual reports, flyers, brochures, public affairs, web/social media
In paid media – 3 years license.

The expertise to succeed

Professor John Reap's engineering students working collaboratively on their final product in the Machine Shop, located in the Center for Communications and Engineering. Cutting-edge equipment and team-based projects, as well as internships and independent research opportunities help students develop the competence they'll need to excel in their careers.

Career Development

Career Development

Preparing you to excel

Job growth continues to increase in nearly every engineering-related field, from health care informatics and cyber security to national infrastructure and robotics. The experience and expertise you gain here positions you at the forefront of that growth.

Challenging yourself in the field is a vital part of your academic and career development. Internships with Connecticut and New York-based engineering firms, manufacturing companies and app developers aren’t simply offered—they are required of all engineering students.

We believe in building professional competence in the classroom, while offering resources for networking outside of it. You’ll have the opportunity to join student chapters of major professional engineering societies, such as the ASCE and IISE. These, as well as other unique partnerships and resources connect you with experienced alumni and potential future employers.

Opportunities for Students


  • Independent research opportunities
  • Fully-equipped and modern facilities
  • Numerous internship locations
  • Professional engineering societies
  • Service learning opportunities

Centers and Resources

Dynamic and interactive learning environments

Engineers don’t master their craft by sitting behind desks. If Quinnipiac students aren’t engaged in projects and fieldwork off campus, they are honing their skills in any of the active classrooms, workshops and laboratories located on it.

The School of Engineering’s spacious and modern facilities epitomize experiential and collaborative learning, and are designed to accommodate both solo projects and large group work. With all of the state-of-the-art tools and resources of a practicing engineer at their disposal, from fully operational production lines to high-definition 3D printers and high-powered laser cutters, students of each engineering discipline are presented with numerous opportunities to design and build, or analyze and explore. 

Centers and Resources
School of Engineering. Copyright Notice: Rich Gilligan @Hello Artists photographed in Spring 2016 for the new branding materials and new EDU website. Usage terms are: Marketing Collateral in perpetuity - e.g.-student guides, annual reports, flyers, brochures, public affairs, web/social media
- 3 years paid media.

Tools of the trade

Powerful 3-D printers and other equipment enable students to bring their ideas and model designs to life.

Our Work

Engineering know-how meets world impact

The School of Engineering is built upon an academic culture of doing, and students here love what they do. In addition to preparing themselves for rewarding careers, they have the opportunity to use their knowledge and hands-on expertise to improve communities and educate younger generations both at home, and around the world.

Partnerships with nonprofit organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity, offer engineering students the opportunity to use their skills to aid displaced families. They also have the opportunity to participate in STEM-related education projects with local schools, in conjunction with the Bristol-Meyers Squibb Center for Science Teaching and Learning.

“Being far from home to modifying a ride-on toy car for a child with cerebral palsy, falling in love with engineering, making the best of friends, having the best professors and being the second graduating class of engineering students at Quinnipiac. I can’t imagine a crazier ride. While I’m far from perfect, I love the young woman Quinnipiac has helped me to become.”
Rachel Davis '17
Mechanical engineering
Quinnipiac senior Rachel Davis, a pre-med and engineering major, modifies Nolan Green's car Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, at the School of Engineering on Quinnipiac's Mount Carmel campus. Nolan, 3, was born with cerebral palsy. The car is equipped with a system that allows him to control the car’s speed and steering through an accelerometer attached to his head. It also has a remote control. Davis and professors Jose Riofrio, Rose Flammang and Michelle Broggi, partnering with The GoBabyGo! initiative, spent countless hours outfitting the car to meet Nolan's needs.

Work that makes a difference

Rachel Davis '17 modifies the electric toy car of Nolan Green, 3, a child born with cerebral palsy. In a partnership with The GoBabyGo! Initiative, Davis and professors Jose Riofrio, Rose Flammang and Michelle Broggi, spent countless hours outfitting the car to meet Nolan's mobility needs.

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