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Why St. Thomas

Why Choose St. Thomas?

You will find our accredited programs at St. Thomas are what you’re looking for in an engineering education. Our small class sizes let you receive personal attention and build a strong network of peers. And our accredited programs taught by our world-class faculty ensure that our students receive an education they can be proud of.

Why Attend the University of St. Thomas? The Main Reason Is You.

  • Student-focused faculty
  • Undergraduate Senior Design Clinic
  • Graduate Programs Built for Working Professionals
  • Graduate Programs Open to All
  • Student-focused faculty

    Our faculty have industry experience and they are focused on your learning. They are extremely knowledgeable as well as approachable and are here to help you in every way.
    School of Engineering Faculty Directory

    Undergraduate Senior Design Clinic

    The Senior Design Clinic is one of the best experiences you will have as a St. Thomas engineering student. This two-semester course is a critical component of the St. Thomas engineering curriculum. It requires student teams to engage hand-on with real-world engineering problems by creating solutions posed by an organization. You will take the project from concept to a working prototype or design.
    Senior Design Clnic

    Graduate Programs Built for Working Professionals

    Our class schedules work with your work schedules. You control how quickly you move through the curriculum by tailoring your course load each semester.

    Classes are offered weeknights from 5:45 to 9:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. We also offer some classes on alternating Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    View our Graduate Course Schedule

    Graduate Programs Open to All

    Our graduate programs are inclusive to all backgrounds - not just those with careers in engineering, computers, software or data science. We have lawyers, doctors, teachers, economists, marketing professionals, English and science majors all as graduates.
    Graduate Studies

    Student-focused faculty

    Our faculty have industry experience and they are focused on your learning. They are extremely knowledgeable as well as approachable and are here to help you in every way.
    School of Engineering Faculty Directory

    Undergraduate Senior Design Clinic

    The Senior Design Clinic is one of the best experiences you will have as a St. Thomas engineering student. This two-semester course is a critical component of the St. Thomas engineering curriculum. It requires student teams to engage hand-on with real-world engineering problems by creating solutions posed by an organization. You will take the project from concept to a working prototype or design.
    Senior Design Clnic

    Graduate Programs Built for Working Professionals

    Our class schedules work with your work schedules. You control how quickly you move through the curriculum by tailoring your course load each semester.

    Classes are offered weeknights from 5:45 to 9:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. We also offer some classes on alternating Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    View our Graduate Course Schedule

    Graduate Programs Open to All

    Our graduate programs are inclusive to all backgrounds - not just those with careers in engineering, computers, software or data science. We have lawyers, doctors, teachers, economists, marketing professionals, English and science majors all as graduates.
    Graduate Studies

    Our Programs

    The School of Engineering is made up of undergraduate programs, engineering graduate programs and Graduate Programs in Software. We are happy to help you in every way possible on your journey to apply, register, and start classes. We are ready to assist you with your questions.

    Undergraduate Engineering

    Engineering degrees offered: Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical. Graduates receive hands-on experience, strong communication skills and the broad perspective of a liberal arts education.
    More about Undergraduate Engineering

    Graduate Engineering Programs

    We offer six master's degrees and a variety of graduate certificate programs. Each of our programs foster a rigorous and applied educational experience.
    More about Graduate Engineering Programs

    Faculty

    Our faculty have industry experience and they are focused on your learning. Our faculty and staff are extremely knowledgeable as well as approachable and are here to help you in every way on your journey to apply, register and start classes.
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    Dr. David Forlitti

    Dr. Forlitti is a rocket scientist - literally! David's research interests are in the general areas of fluid mechanics and combustion, and he has been working in these areas for the past twenty years. David's research is motivated to maximize efficiency and performance while minimizing environmental impact of energy and propulsion systems.
    Read More about Dr. David Forlitti
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    Dr. Brittany Nelson-Cheeseman

    Dr. Nelson-Cheeseman is an Associate Professor and Director of the Materials Science and Engineering program at St. Thomas. Brittany's interests include materials science and engineering, nanoscale science and engineering, smart materials, magnetic and electronic materials, additive manufacturing/3D printing/ Fused deposition modeling, next-generation energy materials and more.
    Read More about Dr. Brittany Nelson-Cheeseman
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    Robert Bach

    Bob Bach is a Clinical Professor and Program Director of the M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering program at St. Thomas. For over 30 years Bob has been engaged in precision manufacturing in the Twin Cities. At St. Jude Medical, Bob was a senior manufacturing engineer working on design-to-production transfer for medical devices including tissue heart valves, ablation catheters, pacing leads and optical devices.
    Read More about Robert Bach

    Accreditation

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    Accreditation

    The University of St. Thomas bachelor degree programs in Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. ABET, 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

    The University of St. Thomas is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).