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School of Engineering

The Undergraduate Experience

The St. Thomas School of Engineering

We are known for our hands-on learning, personal advising, and our amazing faculty that bring experience to the classroom.

Students can participate in student-faculty research as undergraduates, mentorship programs, internships, and all engineering students take a two-semester industry sponsored Senior Design Clinic. All are reasons why, more than 1 in 9 St. Thomas undergraduate students major in engineering.

Undergraduate Degrees and Programs

  • Engineering Majors
  • DUAL DEGREES (BACHELOR OF SCIENCE + BACHELOR OF ARTS)
  • FAST TRACK MASTER’S (B.S. + M.S. IN as little as 5 YEARS)
  • Engineering Majors

    Get a Bachelor of Science in:
    All of our undergraduate engineering degrees are accredited by ABET.

    DUAL DEGREES (BACHELOR OF SCIENCE + BACHELOR OF ARTS)

    The School of Engineering currently offers the following dual degree programs:
    • B.S. Electrical Engineering and BA Physics
    • German and Engineering Dual Degrees

    If you have an interest in another combination of degrees, please consult with your academic advisors. In the past, we have had graduates in Engineering and Spanish, Engineering and History, Engineering and Music/Art, and Engineering/Divinity.

    FAST TRACK MASTER’S (B.S. + M.S. IN as little as 5 YEARS)

    Students earn their bachelor’s degree in engineering first and then go on to earn their master’s with as few as eight additional classes, saving time and money. With careful planning, it is possible to finish both degrees from St. Thomas in as few as five years for both degrees. Degree options exist for engineering students both from the graduate engineering and graduate software programs.

    FAST TRACK MASTER'S

    Engineering Majors

    Get a Bachelor of Science in:
    All of our undergraduate engineering degrees are accredited by ABET.

    DUAL DEGREES (BACHELOR OF SCIENCE + BACHELOR OF ARTS)

    The School of Engineering currently offers the following dual degree programs:
    • B.S. Electrical Engineering and BA Physics
    • German and Engineering Dual Degrees

    If you have an interest in another combination of degrees, please consult with your academic advisors. In the past, we have had graduates in Engineering and Spanish, Engineering and History, Engineering and Music/Art, and Engineering/Divinity.

    FAST TRACK MASTER’S (B.S. + M.S. IN as little as 5 YEARS)

    Students earn their bachelor’s degree in engineering first and then go on to earn their master’s with as few as eight additional classes, saving time and money. With careful planning, it is possible to finish both degrees from St. Thomas in as few as five years for both degrees. Degree options exist for engineering students both from the graduate engineering and graduate software programs.

    FAST TRACK MASTER'S

    Unique Degree Options

    The Engineering department offers a variety of degree options for a wide range of students.

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    German and Engineering Dual Degree

    Combining engineering with the knowledge of German and intercultural competence through the year abroad in Germany, plus two internships, prepares graduates for meaningful careers in a globally minded and diverse world.

    LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GERMAN AND ENGINEERING DUAL DEGREE
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    Civil Engineering

    St. Thomas is one of few institutions in Minnesota that offers civil engineering, a discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment.

    LEARN MORE ABOUT CIVIL ENGINEERING
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    A space to apply your education

    Design Center

    Take the skills and knowledge from the classroom to the Design Center and turn your thoughts into reality.

    LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DESIGN CENTER

    A Variety of Opportunities for Undergraduates

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    Study Abroad Options for Engineering Students

    The School of Engineering provides many opportunities for you to study abroad as an engineering undergraduate student, while still allowing you to graduate on time.

    LEARN MORE ABOUT STUDY ABROAD
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    Transform the world

    Peace Engineering

    Designed for engineering students interested in becoming effective agents for positive social transformations. Combining the tools and skills of peace studies in order to help solve the grand challenges of the world.

    LEARN MORE ABOUT PEACE ENGINEERING

    Undergraduate Student Testimonials

    See what a few St. Thomas students and alumni have to say about the School of Engineering.

    Kao Soua Yang
    Civil Engineering - 2020
    Sam Wieglos
    Electrical Engineering - 2019
    Lindsey Bollig
    Mechanical Engineering - 2017
    Angel Paucar
    Mechanical Engineering - 2017
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    Kao Soua Yang ‘20 - Civil Engineering

    Why St. Thomas? “I started at Macalester but really wanted to do engineering and wanted to stay in the Twin Cities. I thought the University of Minnesota was too big."

    Sam Wieglos ‘19 - Electrical Engineering

    “I find electrical engineering to be very versatile, and the creativity is amazing. Introduction to Engineering was an excellent class that brought together creativity and knowledge. I also enjoyed Intro to Computer Science as it was fun to program, and the professor made the class fun.”

    Lindsey Bollig ‘17 - Mechanical Engineering

    Why she chose St. Thomas: “I liked that St. Thomas is close to my home, has a good reputation, small class sizes, and an excellent engineering program with lots of hands-on experience."

    Angel Paucar '17 - Mechanical Engineering

    Why St. Thomas? "I applied to 10 schools. There was another school I liked in Michigan but it was farther away from Minneapolis, it is colder there and it was more expensive. I chose St. Thomas as it offered me the most financial aid. I have made great friends and there is a lot of support here."