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School of Engineering Quick Facts

The School of Engineering prepares students for careers that allow them to change the world for the better. The challenges of the 21st century for both the U.S. and the world are great, but for engineers and computer scientists, they offer an exciting world of possibilities. Our programs are aimed at developing creative problem solvers, who learn math, science and fundamentals so that they can apply them in solving the ever-changing problems of tomorrow. Our emphasis on application and learning by doing, all in a small class setting, prepares our graduates to successfully enter the workforce or pursue further education.

Total Enrollment Fall 2020

As of Fall 2020, the School of Engineering enrolled a total of 398 students across 7 programs. The School of Engineering also offers a graduate program, MS in Cybersecurity.

Total Enrollment: 398 Students

  • Mechanical Engineering: 125
  • Computer Science: 92
  • Civil Engineering: 64
  • Software Engineering: 39
  • Industrial Engineering: 32
  • MS in Cybersecurity: 26
  • Engineering undeclared: 20

By the Numbers

3.47 Average GPA

1200 SAT Median Score

26 ACT Median Score


Quinnipiac’s School of Engineering professors are committed to the personal and professional success of every student. While they are passionate scholars, accomplished in their own fields, their number one priority is teaching. Small class sizes, professors who are approachable and a close-knit community create the kind of supportive, enriching environment that is rare. Our faculty members are personally invested in seeking ways to help students develop into strong, certified, leading professionals.

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Faculty By the Numbers

17 Full-Time Faculty

15:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio

25 Average Class Size (Lectures & Lab)

Technology and Facilities

Our students master the same industry-leading technology and equipment utilized in the field by practicing engineers of all backgrounds. Our interactive classrooms, labs and workshops include:

  • An Environmental Workshop with atomic absorption spectrometer, where students can analyze metals at very low concentrations
  • A Fluids Lab with Advanced Hydrology Study System, which allows students to experiment with rainfall and runoff simulations
  • A Performance Optimization Workshop, where students can use the driving simulator to analyze a variety of driving situations and conditions or program an automatic assembly process on our fully automatic production line
  • A Machine Shop, where students engage in guided fabrication activities that build manufacturing knowledge and skills
  • Collaborative classrooms, where students engage in team-based and active learning in software engineering and computer science classes

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Career Outcomes

100% Success Rate

According to data collected in 2020, the School of Engineering has a success rate of 100% with an 82% knowledge rate. 91% of graduates are employed and 9% of graduates currently attend graduate school.

Our academic offerings track closely with 21st-century careers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, all of our degree programs are in fields having the top 50 projected number of new jobs.

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Alumni Network

Our graduates continue to lead the way in the most critical engineering fields and have found success at prestigious companies.

Companies include:

  • Boston Scientific
  • Cigna
  • General Dynamics
  • Google
  • Henkel
  • Medtronic
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Raytheon Technologies
  • Sikorsky
  • U.S. Air Force


Living-Learning Community

Our Living-Learning Community (LLC) offers the opportunity for first-year students to live and engage in a community of like-minded peers. Bolstered by mentorship from faculty and staff, this community provides a strong foundation for students to develop — both academically and personally — into professionals, leaders, citizens and lifelong learners.

This unique living environment brings engineering and computer science to life outside the classroom and assists in the transition from high school student to successful college student.

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Charting the right engineering course

The field of engineering is nuanced and made up of many specialties and subfields. Choosing a specialty is easy for some students and a little more difficult for others. That’s why we offer a course to introduce students to the varied engineering careers: The World of an Engineer. This hands-on class gives you the opportunity to explore elements of each program we offer — mechanical, civil, industrial and software — to get a full sense of which one is right for you.

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Recognized among the best

Our mechanical, civil, industrial and software engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, which means 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. Our graduates 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.


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