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Engineering Program at Sacred Heart University

Interested in engineering? Sacred Heart launched two engineering program opportunities in Fall 2017 – a Computer Engineering bachelors degree and a 3+2 dual degree program in partnership with Columbia and RPI. In the dual-degree program, students spend 3 years at SHU followed by 2 more years at one of our partner engineering schools, and earn bachelor’s degrees in both a liberal arts discipline (from SHU) and an engineering major (from Columbia or RPI) at the end of the five year program. The combination of a broad liberal arts background and a technical engineering degree prepares students to work as leaders in engineering and science fields, highly sought after in the job market. As “Engineers with Heart”, SHU students are particularly poised to apply engineering design in the service of the human community, inspired by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and our liberal arts core.

Latest News

Sacred Heart Receives Grant for Engineering Program Development

July 13, 2018

Sacred Heart University has received a $25,000 grant from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, for development of the engineering program the University launched last fall. The grant will help fund materials and parts for designing autonomous vehicles—such as microcontrollers, sensors and electronics—that will be used in the introductory engineering courses offered to freshmen.

Engineering Program Partners with Virtual Fitness Company

June 6, 2018

Sacred Heart University engineering students are helping to perfect technology for Kinima Fit, a virtual fitness trainer, at SHU’s West Campus. Recently, a few rising sophomores were in the makerspace (an open lab where people explore, tinker and invent) with Renee Migdal, Kinima Fit’s co-founder. Surrounded by drones, LEGO creations and equations scrawled on white boards, students ducked behind computers and consulted with each other as one of their peers tested the fitness technology with exercise movements in front of a green screen.

The Chronicle of Higher Education: SHU Students Race Drones to Raise Money for Local High School’s STEM Club

May 15, 2018

Kathy Almeida’s job is to get kids thinking like technologists. As the chairwoman of the science department at Notre Dame High School, in Fairfield, Conn., she works to infuse engineering practices and principles into her classes. But she knows that might not be enough. Students need hands-on experience and mentors to learn how to build things and run systems.

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