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General Engineering

The General Engineering degree at Saint Francis University provides broad exposure to experimental design, problem solving, teamwork, science, programming and math--skills highly sought in every engineering discipline. 

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    Robust Engineering Degree Grounded in the Liberal Arts 

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    Full-scale engineering programs, complete with advanced labs, have traditionally been the domain of large research institutions.  A small liberal arts school with a robust engineering department is a unique find. Here you can have the benefits of a large research university program in a more personalized setting. 

    The SFU Engineering Advantage

    • Suite of engineering programs
    • Dedicated lab and research areas
    • State-of-the-art industry-approved software and equipment
    • Undergraduate research your first year
    • Focus on service and global experiences 
    • Internships and career placement connections 
  • Program Overview

    The General Engineering degree is a 4-year bachelor of science degree focused on broad application of engineering fundamentals with particular focus on problem solving and analytical skill building. Students are provided:

    • solid foundation in basic engineering and science 
    • strong math and programming skills
    • advanced focused engineering topics
    • upper-level engineering electives and advanced math and science topics that foster the students applied technical problem solving abilities 

    Our faculty members bring strong academic credentials to the classroom coupled with experience in authentic field projects and research to give you a hands-on experience that translate to real-world skills.

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    The General Engineering program is a new program, enrolling its first class in 2017. The program will be eligible to seek accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, upon graduation of its first class. The university's Environmental Engineering program has achieved ABET-Accreditation. 

    Real World Projects

    Real world experience is the hallmark of engineering at SFU. In our program you will learn to use math and science to solve some of the most important problems facing society today and we believe that you should start putting your skills to good use even before you graduate. Our students design projects for class, work through paid internships and summer research, and conduct engineering service both here in Pennsylvania and abroad. 

    Career Opportuntites

    The General Engineering major provides great flexibility of career choices and paths.  

    Graduates from the general engineering program are in particular generalists with a depth of preparation in mathematics, computer science and fundamental engineering along with excellent technical and creative problem solving skills which enables their entry into almost any engineering discipline.  As in all engineering disciplines, internships and/or research experiences are encouraged.   



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