The beloved tradition, more formally known as the sixth annual recognition ceremony, culminated with the presentation of hard hats to each second-year student and stickers to each third- and fourth-year student denoting their accomplishments.
By the Numbers
Field innovators and classroom mentors
Our faculty members have earned advanced degrees from many of the nation’s top engineering graduate programs. They bring decades of combined industry experience plus a collective passion for education to the classroom. Acting as academic advisers, coaches and mentors, they oversee their students’ transformation into extraordinarily well-prepared professionals, leaders and lifelong learners.
Our faculty do more than teach you modern engineering theories, practices and technology. They inspire you to see beyond field conventions and think of innovative ways to make their communities safer, stronger and more sustainable.Meet our faculty
Strength under pressure
Professor Priscilla Fonseca, whose specialty is structural analysis and design, quite literally “breaks” conventions. In her civil engineering material course, she shows her students how alternative, sustainable construction materials can build better, stronger infrastructure, tools and consumer products.
As a collaborative project, she and her students constructed fiber-reinforced concrete bowling balls. Steel, glass and nylon fibers proved to be more economical, labor saving and easier to transport than traditional steel rebar — and just as reliable. The project was a success, and just one example of how our students get to examine and conquer the same challenges faced by licensed engineers.
Putting bowling in a new league
Recognized among the best
Our mechanical, civil, industrial and software engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, which signifies that they meet the highest standards of engineering education in the country. Through exposure to existing and emerging technologies, interdisciplinary projects and innovative practices, we prepare our graduates to lead the way in the most critical engineering fields. They also learn to anticipate the many needs of a growing society, and how to fulfill them with the highest standards of quality, safety and precision.
Programs at a Glance
World-class programs for a growing engineering landscape
Transportation, software development, renewable energies and optimization — the world of engineering is multifaceted, offering many specialties and career paths. Which path speaks to your talents and professional goals? Quinnipiac offers bachelor’s degree programs in four of the fastest growing engineering fields — mechanical, civil, industrial and software — as well as in computer science.
Each program grounds you first in theory, then builds technical proficiency through both independent and interdisciplinary projects. Classrooms are small, student-centered and emphasize interactive learning with the same powerful software, machinery and materials used by professional engineers and computer scientists. We also place great emphasis on preparing you for the FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) certificate, which you'll earn during your senior year. The first of the NCEES exams, the FE certificate represents the first major step toward becoming a licensed engineer.
The School of Engineering also offers an online MS in Cybersecurity program that equips students with the most advanced prevention, detection and recovery methods necessary to defend against cyber attaches, making graduates indispensable in virtually every industry. Students have the option to take it as a dual-degree (4+1) program.
Improving sustainability, health, security and joy of living
The School of Engineering curricula is officially recognized by the National Academy of Engineering’s “14 Grand Challenges for Engineering” facing global society in the 21st century. Behind everything we do is an emphasis on improving sustainability, health, security and joy of living for people all over the world. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the Grand Challenges Scholars program through competing the five competency areas. Students that participate in this program receive an additional certification recognized by the National Academy of Engineers.
School and Campus Life
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.
Community to build your passion
Our Living-Learning Community 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.
The Living-Learning Community offers students the opportunity to:
- 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 exist.
- 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.
Benefits for residents:
- 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 freshman year
Preparing you to excel
Job growth continues to increase in nearly every engineering-related field, from health care informatics and cyber security to national infrastructure and robotics. The experience and expertise you gain here positions you at the forefront of that growth.
Challenging yourself in the field is a vital part of your academic and career development. Internships with Connecticut and New York-based engineering firms, manufacturing companies and app developers aren’t simply offered — they are required of all engineering students.
We believe in building professional competence in the classroom, while offering resources for networking outside of it. You’ll have the opportunity to join student chapters of major professional engineering societies, such as the ASCE and IISE. These, as well as other unique partnerships and resources, connect you with experienced alumni and potential future employers.
Opportunities for students
- Independent research opportunities
- Fully equipped and modern facilities
- Numerous internship locations
- Professional engineering societies
- Service learning opportunities
Admissions and Financial Aid
Let’s get to work
You’re committed to making the world a stronger, safer and more sustainable place. We’re committed to getting you started as soon as possible. Admissions counselors will guide you through the applications process, answer any questions you have about requirements and help get you enrolled in the program that speaks to your strengths and goals.
Engineering know-how meets world impact
The School of Engineering is built upon an academic culture of doing, and students here love what they do. In addition to preparing themselves for rewarding careers, they have the opportunity to use their knowledge and hands-on expertise to improve communities and educate younger generations both at home, and around the world.
Partnerships with nonprofit organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity, offer engineering students a way to use their skills to aid displaced families. They also have an opportunity to participate in STEM-related education projects with local schools, in conjunction with Quinnipiac University School of Education's Science Teaching and Learning Center.
Quinnipiac is a national leader for long-term return on investment at the 40-year mark, providing graduates with strong earnings potential for decades after they collect their diploma, according to the first-of-its-kind study by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.