The School of Engineering hosted its annual hard hat ceremony Friday evening — a beloved tradition among students, faculty and staff. Each sophomore was presented with the vivid symbol of their Quinnipiac education — and juniors and seniors returned for stickers denoting their accomplishments.
February 17-23: Celebrating Engineers Week
The Quinnipiac School of Engineering is celebrating Engineers Week, February 17-23. The celebration is designed to raise public awareness of engineers' positive contributions to our society's quality of life, highlighting the importance of a technical education, and a high level of math, science, and technology literacy. Each year, thousands of schools, businesses and community groups across the U.S. celebrate the week.
We will host several activities throughout the week for engineering students and faculty.
By the Numbers
Field innovators and classroom mentors
Our faculty members have earned advanced degrees from many of the nation’s top engineering graduate programs. They bring decades of combined industry experience plus a collective passion for education to the classroom. Acting as academic advisers, coaches and mentors, they oversee their students’ transformation into extraordinarily well-prepared professionals, leaders and lifelong learners.
Our faculty do more than teach you modern engineering theories, practices and technology. They inspire you to see beyond field conventions and think of innovative ways to make their communities safer, stronger and more sustainable.
Strength under pressure
Professor Priscilla Fonseca, whose specialty is structural analysis and design, quite literally “breaks” conventions. In her civil engineering material course, she shows her students how alternative, sustainable construction materials can build better, stronger infrastructure, tools and consumer products.
As a collaborative project, she and her students constructed fiber-reinforced concrete bowling balls. Steel, glass and nylon fibers proved to be more economical, labor saving and easier to transport than traditional steel rebar — and just as reliable. The project was a success, and just one example of how our students get to examine and conquer the same challenges faced by licensed engineers.
Recognized among the best
Our mechanical, civil, industrial and software engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, which signifies that they meet the highest standards of engineering education in the country. Through exposure to existing and emerging technologies, interdisciplinary projects and innovative practices, we prepare our graduates to lead the way in the most critical engineering fields. They also learn to anticipate the many needs of a growing society, and how to fulfill them with the highest standards of quality, safety and precision.
Programs at a Glance
World-class programs for a growing engineering landscape
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. We also place great emphasis on preparing you for the FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) certificate, which you'll earn during your senior year. The first of the NCEES exams, the FE certificate represents the first major step toward becoming a licensed engineer.
Our curriculums officially recognize the National Academy of Engineering’s “14 Grand Challenges for Engineering” facing global society in the 21st century. Behind everything we do is an emphasis on improving sustainability, health, security and joy of living for people all over the world. 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 the 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 Connecticut Technology Council's CT Skills 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-Myers Squibb Center for Science Teaching and Learning, SLATE and the Albert Schweitzer Institute.
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.
Admissions and Financial Aid
Let’s get to work
You’re committed to making the world a stronger, safer and more sustainable place. We’re committed to getting you started as soon as possible. Admissions counselors will guide you through the applications process, answer any questions you have about requirements and help get you enrolled in the program that speaks to your strengths and goals.
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 a way to use their skills to aid displaced families. They also have an opportunity to participate in STEM-related education projects with local schools, in conjunction with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Center for Science Teaching and Learning.