Loyola University Chicago

Engineering Science


In fall 2018, Engineering Systems became an Area of External Focus in the new BS Applied Mathematics degree.  After Engineering Science becomes ABET-accredited, we will offer a fourth specialization of industrial engineering.

In addition to the standard Loyola admission requirements, Engineering Science 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).

Although Engineering Science is incubating in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), we have substantially different admissions and transfer requirements than other CAS majors.  A student from any major outside Engineering Science must formally apply for transfer into Engineering Science. Please contact the Director, Dr. Gail Baura, for more information.

Engineering Science does not recommend one specific laptop.  To ensure your laptop is compatible with all our software, we recommend the following system:


Computer: Windows-Based System

Processor: Intel Core i5 or i7

RAM: Minimum 16 GBytes

Hard Drive: Minimum 250 GBytes

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