Engineering student listen as a classmate explains their group Capstone project in the lab.

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Interactive classrooms, labs and workshops simulate real-world environments and obstacles

The career ahead of you is nothing less than building infrastructure that is stronger, products that perform more efficiently, and digital landscapes as real as the tangible ones we wake up to each day. To those ends, you'll master the same industry-leading technology and equipment utilized in the field by veteran engineers of all backgrounds. And you'll do it right here.

Featured Facilities

Dynamic and immersive learning environments

The School of Engineering marries in-depth theory with intensive application. Tator Hall’s Active Classroom for Engineering seamlessly combines dynamic lectures with laboratory-based projects. This classroom offers 12 large, two-person tables for group work, two MTS uniaxial load frames for materials testing, and a range of other resources for designing models and performing experiments.

Passionate professors teach you to cultivate a vision; cutting-edge classroom resources enable you to independently bring that vision to life. The Student Fabrication Workshop, located in the Center for Communications and Engineering, is a highly creative, reconfigurable work space where students of all engineering disciplines can draft initial mockups of their own designs, as well as prototypes for various courses. In the student design workshop, those designs are realized. This fully equipped and collaborative space supports discussions and brainstorming sessions, as well as testing for processes, models and code.

Civil engineering students test fiber-reinforced bowling balls.

Space to experiment

Civil engineering students successfully test fiber-reinforced bowling balls. Fibers proved a more durable, malleable and cost-effective alternative to common building materials.

Where you learn is as important as what you learn, and this is as true for software engineering and computer science students working in our Network Systems and Security Classroom as it is for future mechanical and civil engineers studying hydrostatic power and flow measurement in the Hydraulics Workshop. Open, accessible and modern, our facilities foster interdisciplinary exploration and build the broad range expertise necessary for a modern engineer to thrive in fast-paced and rapidly advancing fields. 

Civil Engineering Facilities

Learning civil engineering, from the ground up

Civil engineers must understand the many forces at work underneath and all around our communities. From our hydraulics and environmental workshops to our soil and concrete lab, our facilities teach our students to do exactly that.

The equipment our students use provides a hands-on understanding of the principles of aerodynamics, hydro pressure, structural and environmental engineering and beyond. This includes a simulator that illustrates river morphology and contamination; an atomic absorption spectrometer for analyzing harmful metals found in soil samples; and Triaxal machine for performing geotechnical testing.

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Industrial Engineering Facilities

Mastering the art of working smart

The Industrial Engineering Room, the collaborative heart of our industrial engineering program, is an interactive and interchangeable space that reflects a variety of complex work environments, from a factory floor to the central storage facilities of a major hospital.

Here, students learn to identify and address issues in workflow and production; improve workplace performance and safety; and successfully mitigate wasteful and costly practices. The Industrial Engineering Room features some of the most advanced equipment in engineering education — from demonstrating how to examine and manipulate the moving parts of an automated assembly line to how human decisions on the road impact safety and efficiency, particularly those made by fleet drivers and others responsible for transporting materials, products and people from one point to another.

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Computer Science and Software Engineering

More than software and hardware

Students have the unique opportunity to not only gain invaluable knowledge by working in the lab, you'll also have the opportunity to collaborate with peers enrolled in other engineering programs. This full circle approach will give you the hands-on experience you'll need while gaining an understanding of how engineers from different disciplines work together for positive results.

Our students utilize programs that feature active, collaborative classrooms that support multiple teaching and learning styles, and feature the same powerful software and tools used by professionals. Our facilities enable our students to bring robots to life, explore in a sandbox-style space and better understand cyber security and security breaches.

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Three engineering students demonstrate their capstone project, a self-balancing pneumatic personal transport device.

Road to success

Engineering students Alison Coffey, Nicholas Ruddat and Jason Melillo demonstrate their capstone project. The mechanical engineering majors designed and fabricated a self-balancing pneumatic personal transport device to be used at trade shows to showcase high-speed valves through a partnership with the Enfield company.


Connections that lead to professional opportunities

Quinnipiac engineers don’t wait. Beginning day one of your first year, from your classroom learning to your independent research projects and internship experiences, you will be engaged. You could design software programs, create workflow processes or build devices that maximize efficiency and user experience. When you’re here, it’s more than just science, lab work and high-tech equipment; it's about developing the practical skills that are necessary in the workplace.

Students and faculty alike seek out meaningful partnerships, and see people as valuable resources. In keeping with Quinnipiac’s philosophy of interdisciplinary learning and problem-solving, we regularly look for opportunities to partner with other disciplines — from business and entrepreneurship, to health sciences, medicine, law, communications and liberal arts.

Manufacturing companies and software developers, such as Enfield Technologies, North Mill Equipment Finance and Medtronic, host engineering students and their faculty mentors as they work on their capstone and independent research projects. These off-campus learning experiences expose students to the kinds of environments they’ll work in as professional engineers.

Around the World

Opportunities across the globe

Our students and faculty embrace challenges, both at home and around the globe. Where others look beyond our borders and see only problems, they see a world of possibilities. Through trips made possible by the Albert Schweitzer Institute and SLATE (Service Learning Applications for Technology and Engineering), students and professors have built playgrounds and classrooms in Guatemala, and worked on projects that ensured clean water access for residents in Nicaragua. These trips reflect the School of Engineering’s mission to build a better, safer and more efficient world. 

Students leading the construction of a playground in Nicaragua.

Engineering differences

Students from the School of Engineering lead the construction of a playground during a service learning trip to Nicaragua.

A group of nine engineering students pose during a project in Nicaragua.

The work is what we live for

The expertise of Quinnipiac engineers is matched only by their enthusiasm for the work they do, and their willingness to carry out Quinnipiac's mission all over the world.