School of Engineering
O’Shaughnessy Science Hall (OSS) 100, (651) 962-5750


Weinkauf (dean), Abraham, Acton, Bach, Baxter, Besser, Forliti, George, Hennessey, Jalkio, Kabalan, Koerner, Lederle, Min, Mowry, Nasab, Nelson-Cheeseman, Nepal, Orser, Salamy, Secord, Shepard, Tahmasebi Nasab, Thomas, Welt, Wentz, You.

Faculty from other departments and adjunct faculty from industry teach specialized courses.

Engineering Degrees and Tracks offered:

The School of Engineering at the University of St. Thomas offers a range of tracks in engineering: 

What is Engineering?

The value of an engineering education is a lifetime of opportunity. Engineering is the bridge between the ever-expanding technological frontier and today’s societal needs. Engineers use design, science, mathematics, creativity, and business analysis to create solutions to improve almost every facet of human life. The production of food, energy, clean water, medicine, cars, transportation systems, building materials, robotic machines, computers, communications equipment, electronic devices, paper, plastics, and even clothing fibers is all driven by engineers. Engineering is central to the creation of new technologies such as medical devices, renewable energy, efficient engines, advanced materials, micro-machines, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. Engineers are also leaders in broader fields such as business, medicine, patent law and government.

About Engineering at the University of St. Thomas:

Our mission is to provide an applied, values-based learning experience that produces well rounded, innovative engineers and technology leaders who have the technical skills, passion, and courage to make a difference. Our civil, computer, mechanical, and electrical engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.(

Program outcomes and objectives are designed to provide the graduate with a rigorous engineering experience balanced with the perspective of a liberal arts foundation. The educational objectives of each engineering program describe what we expect our graduates to accomplish in their work after graduation, as follows: 

  1. Create with Engineering Skills: Use engineering skills and principles appropriate to the major to create systems, products, and services that meet needs of people and improve the quality of their lives, and use resources wisely.
  2. Grow in a Learning Profession: Increase personal knowledge and skill through graduate or professional study, appropriate certifications, and work assignments.
  3. Contribute through Citizenship: Contribute time, knowledge, and skills to the profession, community, and world.
  4. Lead through One’s Work: Serve as a team member or team leader, demonstrating ethical behavior, social sensitivity, and professional responsibility. 

All said, the students stand at the center of our work. Our faculty are dedicated teachers and practitioners and work to foster a vibrant educational environment. We strongly believe that an Engineering education is about rolling up your sleeves, getting your hands dirty on projects, and wrapping your mind around ideas which have the potential to change our world. Graduates will demonstrate competence in a variety of skills that enhance their ability to solve problems in diverse ways to meet the needs of the global community. Graduates will also develop teamwork and effective communication skills while gaining a comprehensive understanding of the design process and engineering systems.

The School of Engineering curricula and programs are designed to foster an engaging engineering experience for our students. The year-long Senior Design Clinic pairs teams of students with members of industry in creating a prototype solution to a real technical problem in the field. Our industry partners in the Twin Cities area sponsor numerous co-op and summer internships for our students. Beyond the theory developed in the lectures, the Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Computer Engineering curricula are designed to continually develop the hands-on skills of our students. From the freshman to senior level laboratories, students continue to gain a working knowledge of the modern engineering tools necessary to solve advanced technical problems.

Engineering Undergraduate Courses

Course Number Title Credits
ENGR  100 Intro to Engineering Design 2
ENGR  123 Energy and the Environment 4
ENGR  130 Fundamentals of ENGR for EDUC 4
ENGR  150 Introduction to Engineering 1
ENGR  160 Surveying 2
ENGR  162 Intro to Engineering Graphics 1
ENGR  170 Mechanical Engineering Graphic 2
ENGR  171 Engineering Graphics & Design 4
ENGR  172 CE Graphics & Methods 4
ENGR  175 Intro to Electrical & Comp Eng 2
ENGR  220 Statics 4
ENGR  221 Mechanics of Materials 4
ENGR  222 General Dynamics 2
ENGR  230 Digital Design 4
ENGR  240 Circuit Analysis 4
ENGR  243 Individual Study 1 TO 4
ENGR  255 Fabrication Skills Lab 0
ENGR  269 Research 2 OR 4
ENGR  270 LabVIEW for Engineers 2
ENGR  271 Roman Structures Engr. Society 2 TO 4
ENGR  296 Topics 2
ENGR  297 Topics 2 OR 4
ENGR  298 Topics 4
ENGR  305 Internship 0
ENGR  310 Intro to Biomed Engr 2
ENGR  311 Medical Device Manufacturing 2
ENGR  312 Bioelectricity & Instrument 2
ENGR  313 Medical Imaging 2
ENGR  314 Biomaterials in Engineering 4
ENGR  320 Machine Design & Synthesis 4
ENGR  322 Dynamics 4
ENGR  330 Microprocessor Architectures 4
ENGR  331 Designing with Microprocessors 4
ENGR  340 Signals and Systems 4
ENGR  342 Electromagnetic Fields/Wave 4
ENGR  345 Electronics I 4
ENGR  346 Electronics II 4
ENGR  350 Introduction to Electronics 4
ENGR  361 Engineering Materials 4
ENGR  362 Construc./Engr. Econ Analysis 4
ENGR  363 Construction Materials 4
ENGR  364 Structural Analysis 4
ENGR  365 Des. Steel and Concrete Struc. 4
ENGR  368 Fluid Mechanics for CE 4
ENGR  371 Manufacturing Prcs & Stat Cont 4
ENGR  381 Thermodynamics 4
ENGR  382 Heat Transfer 4
ENGR  383 Fluid Mechanics 4
ENGR  384 Heat Transfer 4
ENGR  389 Research 2 OR 4
ENGR  393 Individual Study 1 OR 4
ENGR  410 Control Systs & Automation 4
ENGR  420 Advanced Computer Aided Mfg 4
ENGR  431 Design of Embedded Systems 4
ENGR  432 Current Trends in Comp Syst 0 OR 4
ENGR  460 Engineering Econ & Managem 4
ENGR  461 Intro to Timber Design 2
ENGR  462 Intro to Prestressed Concrete 2
ENGR  463 Soil Mechanics & Foundations 4
ENGR  465 App GIS in Water Resources 2
ENGR  466 Transportation Engineering 4
ENGR  467 Water Resources 4
ENGR  468 Environmental Engineering 4
ENGR  476 Experiential Learning 1 TO 4
ENGR  480 Engineer Design Clinic I 4
ENGR  481 Engineer Design Clinic II 4
ENGR  488 Topics 2
ENGR  489 Topics 4
ENGR  490 Topics 4
ENGR  491 Research 1 OR 4
ENGR  495 Individual Study 1 TO 4
ENGR  497 Individual Study 4