Loyola University Chicago




As a student in the Engineering program, you will choose from one of three specializations. Each specialization builds on earlier system theory, core engineering, and design courses, and is crafted to solve a social justice problem.

When you register for Engineering specialty courses for your sixth semester, you automatically declare your Engineering specialization.

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineers blend traditional engineering techniques with biological sciences and medicine to improve the quality of human health and life.  We believe all patients should receive high-quality medical devices, regardless of their ability to pay.  Our students learn to design and test robust electrical medical devices, in preparation for a medical device to be cleared or approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Computer Engineering

Computer Engineers conceive and develop the next wave of computing advances, innovations, and devices that are used in modern computers and computer-controlled systems. Our students learn how to design and integrate hardware and software components that are used in computer equipment such as microelectronic chips, circuit boards and controllers. In addition, our students learn the fundamentals utilized in computer- controlled systems such as computer networks, cyber-physical systems, sensors and actuators, smart grids, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Environmental Engineering

Environmental engineers identify, analyze and design solutions to environmental problems, which disproportionately impact historically disadvantaged communities.  Addressing environmental issues, such as water, wastewater, air quality, and solids, requires taking into account the underlying impacts of climate change that threaten the global community.  Our students learn environmental analysis and management for the water and wastewater treatment industries.