Rated as one of the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs by U.S. News and World Report, engineering at Lafayette not only provides an outstanding technical education, but also prepares students with the ability to think creatively, imagine broadly, communicate effectively and influence change. The Engineering Division emphasizes close interaction between students and faculty, and offers a wide range of opportunities to conduct research, complete hands-on design projects and study abroad. Multidisciplinary projects are a hallmark of the programs where teams of students from both the liberal arts and engineering reach beyond the technical aspects to explore the entrepreneurial, economic, social, cultural and political elements. Students can also pursue an integrated dual major with international studies.
The “Grand Challenges,” identified by the National Academy of Engineering as the most pressing challenges facing mankind, present further opportunities to explore interdisciplinary integration. At Lafayette all students, both engineering and liberal arts, can engage in the pursuit of incremental steps toward solutions to the Grand Challenges at two different levels of interest.
Students enjoy close interaction with faculty, including many opportunities to conduct research and complete hands-on design projects.Learn more about our programs
Two-thirds of our engineering students study abroad during a school break, semester, or full year while staying on track for graduation in four years. We have faculty-led programs designed for engineering majors in Bremen, Germany, and Madrid, Spain.Learn more about study abroad
Scott R. Hummel
Professor and William Jeffers Director of the Engineering Division