Quinnipiac University

School of Engineering Student Experience

Our engineering students are high achievers who are energized by tackling — and solving — real-world problems. Internships and a multitude of other hands-on experiences ensure that our students are well prepared to step into the world of work and start making a difference immediately.

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.

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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  • Connect socially and academically within the residential areas — with faculty, staff and each other — throughout the academic year
  • Get to know and interact with a cohort of students who share a common academic major or area of interest
  • Engage in inclusive communities where respect for diversity of ideas and backgrounds exists
  • Participate in a broad range of programs that are geared toward community and civic engagement
  • Develop skills to assist students in their transition from matriculation to graduation

  • Early move-in to residence halls
  • Events on and off campus, all centered around engineering themes
  • Excursions to local companies such as Electric Boat and Google
  • Other excursions, such as the World Maker Faire in NYC, Six Flags as seen from an engineering and computer science perspective, student day with The Moles, etc.
  • Use of MakerBot in the residential hall for 3D printing needs
  • Enrollment as a cohort in common courses
  • The opportunity to build a community of peers and establish a support network and study groups early in the first year

Student Groups

Engineering students launch water bottle rockets on the Mount Carmel Campus
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.

Engineering student groups include:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Institute of Industrial and System Engineers (IISE)
  • Mechanical Engineering Student Group
  • Quinnipiac University Engineering Student Organization (QUESO)
  • Quinnipiac Computing Club
  • Service Learning Applications for Technology and Engineering (SLATE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Software Engineering Day in the Life

Experience what it’s like to be a Bobcat for a day in our Day in the Life video series. Hephzibah Rajan ’23, a software engineering major, shares why she chose to attend Quinnipiac, how she picked her specific discipline, and walks you through a typical day where she attends classes, has fun with the Quinnipiac Computing Club and wraps up her day working with Q30 Television, the official student-run television station at Quinnipiac.

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Are you interested in engineering and wondering what college might be like for you? Follow Hephzibah Rajan ’23, a software engineering major, as she shares with you what the School of Engineering is like at Quinnipiac University.

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