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Our suite of engineering programs combine industry knowledge with character-building opportunities that result in competent, caring professionals ready to tackle societal issues. Choose from bachelor's degree programs in General Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering offered in a small, liberal arts setting in Loretto, Pennsylvania.

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    Meet Our Faculty

    Franciscan Approach to Engineering 

    Real world experience is the hallmark of engineering at SFU.  Our students put their education into action by doing design projects for class, paid internships, summer research and engineering service projects both here in Pennsylvania and abroad.  By combining classroom learning with authentic projects, our students develop the wide variety of skills needed to be successful in the rapidly growing field of engineering.

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  • Classrooms without Walls

    Engineers work in the field and in the lab as well as behind a desk. SFU classroom settings match the workplace environment. The photo to the below shows students preparing to measure water chemistry at a mine drainage treatment wetland.

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    Communication Skills in Every Class

    Engineers need to be able to explain their ideas to others. Our students practice communication skills in every engineering class they take. The photo below shows 2013 graduate, Marie, presenting a scholarly review in her Ecological Engineering course.

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    Individualized Instruction and Small Class Sizes

     Engineering majors can gain valuable experience while they are still in school. We help our students get connected with internship experiences and summer research. The photo below shows 2013 graduate, Kelsea, hard at work during her internship.

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    Real World Design Projects

    Our students work on real design projects drawn from our partners in industry and non-profits. The photo below shows Professor Strosnider christening a mine drainage treatment system in Bolivia that students helped to design and build.

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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.