Come Design the Future From Here
Why USF Engineering?
You’ll join a program that celebrates what engineering truly is — solving problems big and small to help those in need of big and small solutions. We’re all about diversity and communication — being the best means having the most perspectives to consider when analyzing a problem, and then being able to collectively arrive at the strongest result. Which is where you come in. Come build the program along with us.
What Makes Us Stand Out
These qualities are what make engineering at USF different.
We believe that students learn best by doing. Rather than beginning our future engineers’ education with book lessons to be applied in practice years down the road, we’ll begin by engaging students with real-world challenges. These projects will be drawn from community and professional partners and require teamwork and communication to solve. From their first day at USF, our engineers will have experience solving actual issues using a multidisciplinary approach, beginning as apprentices on projects as first-year students and graduating as team leaders.
Simply put, we want to change the face of engineering. USF has one of the nation’s most ethnically diverse student bodies and is two-thirds women. This gives us a unique opportunity to revolutionize the demographics of the field. We plan to recruit, admit, and graduate a diverse student body, with programs including peer mentoring, career counseling, and scholarships to bolster that support, because we know that arriving at the best solution for a problem isn’t possible without the input of multiple and varying perspectives.
Informing every step of our approach to engineering will be USF’s inherent emphasis on Jesuit education. Teaching in the Ignatian tradition produces students, graduates, and professionals who possess a unique blend of technical prowess, intellectual curiosity, a commitment to social justice, and the ability to integrate knowledge across disciplines. Our goal is to create engineers who can think broadly and creatively while drawing on a variety of skillsets and strong ethics to solve global problems.
San Francisco Immersion
San Francisco is one of the most innovative cities on Earth, at the heart of the innovations in technology and environmental sustainability. Our students will have the opportunity to intentionally and thoughtfully engage with this ecosystem through internships, projects, guest lecturers, and sponsorships to provide our graduates with a clear path to a 21st-century career.
Pick a Concentration
As an engineering major, you will choose a concentration in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or Sustainable Civil Engineering, and declare by the end of your second year. Irrespective of your concentration, you will graduate with a degree in general engineering.
Kevin Sarmiento ’24
My internship has definitely built up my communication skills, leadership skills, and just making sure that everything is accounted for, people are held accountable, and we get the task done. Not just done, but done in the right way.”
Kevin Sarmiento ’24
Discover the Innovation Hive
Where imagination meets real-world solutions, the Innovation Hive offers 3D printers, sewing machines, and large power tools for woodworking and testing out ideas. Any and all students, faculty, and staff members are welcome.
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