Loyola University Maryland

Department of Engineering

Degree and Concentrations

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The engineering program at Loyola University Maryland awards the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) degree. It allows for concentrations in computer engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering or mechanical engineering.

Learn more about the concentrations:

Development and integration of the design experience into the curriculum:

Design is presented and coordinated in a sequence of courses that build on each other and demand increasingly sophisticated analysis and design skills of engineering students. Several small-scale activities are assigned to freshmen in Introduction to Engineering (EG 101) or Engineering and Society: Engineering, Design and Creative Problem Solving in the Built World (EG103) to stimulate critical thinking about the design process. Significant design components are contained in several engineering courses taken in the sophomore and junior years. For instance, all computer engineering and electrical engineering students are taught design elements in Electronics I/Lab (EG 432/032) and Digital Logic and Computer Systems/Lab (EG 471/071). All materials engineering and mechanical engineering students are taught design elements in Introduction to Engineering Materials/Lab (EG351/051) and Mechanics of Materials/Lab (EG420/320). Additionally, design issues and experiences are encountered in Experimental Methods (EG390) and Engineering Systems Analysis (EG 441) for all engineering science majors.

In the two-semester capstone course sequence in engineering design (Engineering Design Project I and II -- EG 497 and 498), seniors are responsible for the conceptualization and preparation of a detailed proposal (problem statement with specifications) of a large-scale, open-ended design project in the fall semester followed by its completion and testing/evaluation in the spring semester. As part of the process, alternate design solutions are considered and feasibility analysis is performed. Oral presentations and written reports are required at the end of each semester, and an abstract providing highlights of each project is posted on the department's Web page in the spring. Each student's project area is consistent with his or her discipline or corresponding concentration. The topic and technical basis for the senior design project is derived from the 400-level engineering courses that are taken during the junior and senior years. Engineering courses taken during the sophomore year provide the necessary background and preparation for these upper-level courses. Each student has a faculty advisor who serves as technical consultant. Seniors also receive instruction on a variety of design-related topics, including social relevance and impact, ethics, occupational and public health, safety, and environmental protection. These topics are incorporated into design projects where applicable.