at Saint Francis University

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    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.

    Degree Options

    See requirements: Visit the academic catalog and scroll to the School of Sciences to view degree requirements.

  • Rising Engineering Star

     Becky Traveling to Internship in Northern Canada

    Becky Peer’s research has led to her co-authoring three scientific journal articles and presenting her findings at an international conference. Becky is a sophomore environmental engineer and member of our NEC-championship swim team. 

    Becky’s research on the co-treatment of acid mine drainage and municipal wastewater has led to her winning multiple awards and securing an internship at North American Tungsten Corporation. Read more about Becky's summer adventures on her blog.

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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 left shows students preparing to measure water chemistry at a mine drainage treatment wetland.


    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 to the left shows 2013 graduate, Marie, presenting a scholarly review in her Ecological Engineering course.


    Engineering Internships and Summer Research Positions

    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 to the left shows 2013 graduate, Kelsea, hard at work during her internship.

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    Individualized Instruction and Small Class Sizes

    With engineering class sizes averaging between 10 and 15 students, you'll get one-on-one attention from the professor. The photo to the left shows our Measurements I class after a good day in the field.


    Real World Design Projects

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


    Solid Grounding in the Liberal Arts

    We expect our graduates to become leaders in their profession and in their communities. A liberal arts education rooted in tradition gives them the solid background needed to take a Franciscan approach to engineering.

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