Quinnipiac Engineering Professor Jose Riofrio places a student's water-bottle rocket into the launcher during class outside the Center for Communications and Engineering Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 on Quinnipiac's Mount Carmel Campus. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Why School of Engineering?

About Us

The Center for Communications and 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.

Evolved education for evolving fields

An education in the School of Engineering is anything but passive. Interactive facilities and industry-leading equipment and machinery prepare you for the 21st century's most rewarding and challenging careers.

A fresh start

Engineering is all about innovation; so is Quinnipiac. That’s why our new School of Engineering, which graduated its first class in 2016, is already helping students build bridges to a brighter future. With small classes and unparalleled access to our award-winning faculty, our student-centered education will instill in you the passion to make a difference in the world, as well as the technical know-how to get things done.

The world continues to change, and we’re changing with it. Our growing ranks of alumni are well trained, creative problem solvers who are poised to excel in a wide variety of fields. Students choose from five majors, including software engineering, which continually tops lists as one of the nation’s fastest-growing careers. The new school, with impressive state-of-the-art workshops, buzzes with fresh energy, new ideas and an ever-growing list of internship and corporate partners. Engineering is a dynamic field; why not kick-start your career at a dynamic school? 

Employers are impressed by our students’ can-do attitude — and by what they’ve already accomplished. That’s why 100 percent of our 2016 graduates secured a job or gained admission to graduate school before graduating from QU. Whether you want to build databases or build bridges, you’ll be armed with a lifelong love of learning, as well as the personal and professional skills to thrive. 

Our Students

At Quinnipiac you will join a tight-knit group of diverse undergraduate students. Here, everyone from military veterans to high school valedictorians come together to form a friendly and supportive community. Our students thrive on interprofessional interaction; engineering students both work and play with students from QU’s many other schools.

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 to start making a difference immediately. 

Quinnipiac freshman engineering student Kieran Kilduff reacts to his team's water-bottle rocket launch during class outside the Center for Communications and Engineering Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 on Quinnipiac's Mount Carmel Campus. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Collaborative successes

Quinnipiac engineering student Kieran Kilduff reacts to his team's water-bottle rocket launch during class outside the Center for Communications and Engineering.

Student life at Quinnipiac extends far beyond the classrooms and high-tech workshops. Engineering students routinely participate in the lively social and recreational activities available on our three campuses. In addition, they can build lifelong connections by becoming involved with one of four prominent professional engineering associations that have established a lively presence on campus. 

Putting the lessons to the test

Our engineering professors understand that one of best ways of learning is by doing. That’s why they had their students showcase the principles and concepts of dam design to develop real structures. They then used Go Pro cameras to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of their levees.

Well Positioned


Places to Go

Number of new Civil Engineer positions available 2014-2024 (Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016)


Well Placed

Percentage of the inaugural class of 2016 that was employed or in a advanced degree program within three months of graduation.

What our Graduates are Doing

Building a successful career

Our graduates are in great demand. Employers frequently come to campus to interact with students and to build meaningful professional relationships that will continue long after our students have left campus. Our alum can put their finely tuned skills to work in a wide variety of fields, including media, finance, transportation, pharmaceuticals, construction, aerospace engineering and many more. 


Hands-on education builds successful careers

Brandon Simone ’16 attributes the hands-on experiences he enjoyed when he was a student in our School of Engineering to the successes he is enjoying now as a graduate.

“It was an experience I will never forget and truly impacted my life,” he said. “Small class sizes and an extraordinarily knowledgeable faculty took my experience at Quinnipiac above and beyond my expectations.”

Brandon is employed at Gerber Technology as a mechanical engineer responsible for helping to develop projects throughout the design process. 

Brandon Simone, a 2016 graduate of Quinnipiac's School of Engineering, works as a mechanical engineer at Gerber Technology, headquartered in Tolland, Connecticut, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. Here he sets up and measures output data generated from a new sensor he is in the process of testing.  (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

More than just jobs

Brandon Simone '16 measures output data generated from a new sensor he is testing at Gerber Technology. Brandon is employed as a mechanical engineer for the Tolland, Connecticut-based manufacturing company.

Life after Quinnipiac

“We bring employers to campus and we engage them in projects — it goes way beyond jobs. Of course they are impressed by the facilities, but they are also impressed by the proximity and engagement of the faculty. They like that we focus on the practical side of being an engineer. Employers want to know what kind of student is going to come out of QU. So far, they’re pretty impressed.”
Grace Peiffer
Director of Employer Relations

Our 2016 grads took jobs at the following companies:  

  • Boston Scientific
  • Cyient
  • Gerber Scientific
  • Interactive Brokers
  • Lutron Electronics
  • Medtronic
  • Pfizer
  • Vanguard
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital


Take the Next Step