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In addition to the standard Loyola admission requirements, Engineering  applicants must be calculus-ready.  Admissions will check that an applicant has completed and passed pre-calculus.

Active learning is “generally defined as any instructional method that engages students in the learning process. In short, active learning requires students to do meaningful learning activities and think about what they are doing” (Prince, Journal Engineering Education, 93:223-231, 2004). 


In our program, we practice active learning through assignments that are either first year engineering design (open-ended design projects during freshman year), collaborative learning (student groups working towards a common goal), problem-based learning (student groups each solving an assigned problem over one or several semesters), or service learning (meaningful community service integrated with instruction).

A student from any major outside Engineering  must formally apply for transfer into Engineering. Please contact the Director, Dr. Gail Baura, for more information.

Engineering requires a Windows-based laptop, as a Mac will not interface with all hardware and software within our curriculum.  Engineers in industry use Windows-based laptops.  Here are the requirements for your laptop purchase:


Computer: Windows-Based System

Processor: Intel Core i5 or i7

RAM: Minimum 16 GBytes

Hard Drive: Minimum 256 GBytes

Misc: USB Ports, Adapter to connect to external video source