Building a better world, one project at a time

Quinnipiac engineers don’t wait. From day-one of their freshman year, to their independent research projects and internship experiences, they are engaged. They design software programs, workflow processes and devices that maximize efficiency and user experience.

When you’re here, it’s more than just science, lab work and high-tech equipment. Students and faculty alike seek out meaningful partnerships, and see people as valuable resources. In keeping with Quinnipiac’s philosophy of interdisciplinary learning and problem-solving, the School of Engineering regularly looks for opportunities to partner with other disciplines, from business and entrepreneurship, to health sciences, medicine, law, communications and liberal arts. 

An engineering class programs robots to successfully navigate an obstacle course. November 15, 2012.

Bringing lessons to life

Engineering classes work collaboratively to create their own projects, such as robots that can navigate an obstacle course.

Around the World

Our students and faculty embrace challenges, both at home and around the globe. Where others look beyond our borders and see only problems, they see a world of possibilities. Through trips made possible by the Albert Schweitzer Institute and SLATE (Service Learning Applications for Technology and Engineering), students and professors have built playgrounds and classrooms in Guatemala, and worked on projects that ensured clean water access for residents in Nicaragua. These trips reflect the School of Engineering’s mission to build a better, safer and more efficient world. 

What our students are working on

Engineering differences

Students from the School of Engineering lead the construction of a playground during a service learning trip to Nicaragua.

The work is what we live for

The expertise of Quinnipiac engineers is matched only by their enthusiasm for the work they do, and their willingness to carry out Quinnipiac's mission all over the world.

Publications / Journals

When they aren’t shaping young engineers in the classroom, our professors are active in their field, and engaged in their own important research. Our faculty are practicing engineers who regularly showcase their work at conferences, sit on panels and publish in a variety of research journals.

Engineering faculty are mentors who lead by example. They advise, guide and encourage students to pursue meaningful undergraduate research and independent study that leads to reports, presentations and even publications of their own.

Journals and Magazines

  • The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
  • IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering
  • Methods of Information in Medicine
  • Materials and Structures
  • Sustainability
  • Journal of Bridge Engineering
  • Applied Ergonomics
  • Journal of Hydrologic Engineering
  • Journal of Supercomputing
  • Computers & Operations Research


  • The Heroku Cookbook (Packt Publishing, 2014)

Directing and learning

Quinnipiac University engineering professor John Greenleaf with students discussing how to perform percolation tests on the Mount Carmel Campus.


Internships that place you beyond the starting line

As a student in the School of Engineering, professional exposure and career development are paramount in your education. Numerous internship opportunities give you the chance to grow, develop and network with veteran industry professionals. Moreover, you’ll understand what it means to work for internationally recognized manufacturers, government agencies, hospitals and biotech companies, software designers, real estate developers and top regional engineering firms.    

Past opportunities include

  • Ballinger
  • Sikorsky Aircraft
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Branson Ultrasonics
  • Brookline Mechanical
  • Comcast
  • Crash Safety Research Center
  • Electric Boat Corporation
  • Greenman-Pedersen
  • Hartford HealthCare
  • Holo-Krome
  • New Hampshire Department of Transportation
  • Nordco
  • North Mill Equipment Finance
  • Orange Research
  • Parker-Hannifin
  • Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Prime Technology
  • RBC-Aircraft Products, Inc.
  • Rhode Island Department of Transportation
  • Ruttura & Sons Construction
  • Severud Associates Consulting Engineers

Featured Research

Developing solutions and removing obstacles

Students try out a driving simulator during an open house at Quinnipiac University's School of Engineering Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at the Center for Communications & Engineering on the university's Mount Carmel Campus.

Featured Research

Research That Makes an Impact

Innovation that matters

Independent research projects are more than just requirements in the School of Engineering; they present you with the opportunity to engage in, and take credit for truly impactful work. Our students built Quinnipiac University’s first web-based weather service, and created a mobile app that helps busy parents manage their work-life balance. They’ve built diagnostic training devices, developed processes that increase patient care efficiency in operating rooms, and designed systems that more effectively manage surgical supply inventories in hospitals.

Rachel Davis, ME ’16, used her QUIP-RS research project to give the gift of mobility to a toddler stricken with cerebral palsy. In conjunction with “Go-Baby-Go,” a nationwide program that donates modified toy cars to children with mobility needs, Rachel worked on a project that modified a ride-on electric toy car so that it could be controlled by child who could not move his arms or legs.

While the car could be operated by remote control, accelerometers attached to a small cap measured the head’s tilt in both directions, enabling the three-year-old to control the car simply by moving his head: the up-and-down motion changed speeds, while side-to-side controlled steering.

Quinnipiac senior Rachel Davis, a pre-med and engineering major, watches Nolan Green test out his modified car Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, 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.

Engaged in work that makes a difference

Rachel Davis's research project reinforced the School of Engineering's mission of meeting the world's challenges head-on.

Student Groups

Where interests become more

Programmers and coders; planners and builders—Quinnipiac engineers are a community of active learners brought together by a love for what they do. For them, the work is the fun part. A range of clubs and student-run organizations dedicated to science and technology, computing and service learning present opportunities for young engineers and computer scientists to live and learn with intention outside the classroom—and to have a good time while they are at it. 

The Quinnipiac experience is one of inclusivity. We provide you with the outlets to explore your interests more deeply, connect with like-minded and driven engineering professionals, and build upon your current skills. More than that, our 100+ student-led groups and organizations enable you to seek out new interests and perspectives, and network and collaborate with students from other disciplines. The social and professional connections you’ll make will endure long after graduation. 

  • QUESO (Quinnipiac University Engineering Student Organization)
  • SLATE (Service Learning Applications for Technology and Engineering)
  • Quinnipiac Computing Club
  • Community Action Project (CAP)
  • QU’s Big Event
  • Interactive Digital Organization (Multimedia Design) 
  • Quinnipiac Film Society


  • Student Government Association (SGA)
  • Institute of Industrial and System Engineers (IISE)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Mechanical Engineering Student Group
  • Academic Honor Societies
  • Fraternities
  • Sororities


Labs and Clinics

Many of the labs and learning spaces we use aren’t limited to engineers. Our resources are useful to students from the School of Business to the School of Health Sciences and beyond. The Computer-Aided Engineering Lab provides access to the same powerful software tools used by practicing engineers, including a high-definition 3D printer capable of creating a physical model of their own design.

The Network Systems and Security Classroom is a highly useful resource to students in software engineering, computer science and computer information systems. Its design supports many teaching and learning styles, provides specific emphasis for networking and security courses, and is an ideal space for active learning and project/group work.

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The power to design and build

Powerful 3D printers are among the many resources that enable engineering students to bring their ideas beyond the page and into reality.

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