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Engineering at SFU

Our suite of engineering degree programs allow you to explore broad engineering disciplines as well as signature programs in focused fields. Robust engineering programs offered in a small liberal arts setting in Loretto, Pennsylvania.

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    Dr. John Harris,
    Department Chair
                    814.472.3082                 
    jharris@francis.edu

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    Franciscan Approach to Engineering 

    Real world experience through service is the hallmark of engineering at SFU. No matter which discipline you choose, you'll work on authentic projects that make a difference both in Pennsylvania and abroad.  

    Engineering Degree Options

    • ASMR Engineering Spotlight

      Students help plant an acid mine drainage passive treatment wetland

      Seven members of the ASMR student chapter helped to plant almost 2,000 bare-root plants at a Clearfield, PA wetland site. 

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    • M3S at SFU meet and Greet

      Engineering Meet and Greet

      Event offers students a chance to talk one-on-one with potential engineering employers. 

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    • Mamani Spotlight

      Fulbright Scholar Dr. Ruben Mamani joins Environmental Engineering

      The Saint Francis University School of Science, Environmental Engineering Program, and Center for Watershed Research & Service is pleased to welcome Fulbright Scholar Dr. Ruben Mamani from Bolivia to campus.

      Get to know Dr. Mamani

    • Flume Donation

      Who has a flume? SFU that's who.

      Thanks to a generous donation from Gwin Dobson & Foreman Consulting Engineers the Environmental Engineering department has an Armfield hydraulic flume to use in classroom teaching and in student research.

       

      Learn more about this donation.

  • Robust Engineering Programs Grounded in the Liberal Arts

    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 Advantage:

    • wide-ranging studies filled with exploration time
    • Ph.D.-level faculty mentors who know your name
    • in-depth time to use lab equipment and industry software
    • real-world projects and service opportunities 
    • emphasis on communication skills 
    • guidance on internships and job placements