ENGINEERING

The Loras College Engineering program provides students the opportunity to develop strong technical and design skills. Graduates go on to exciting careers in design and manufacturing positions or continue their education in graduate school.  Our graduates are working at companies such as Entegree, Epic, John Deere, Rockwell Collins, and Vermeer. 

Studying Engineering at Loras is an experience in the wide variety of topics within mechanical engineering and electrical engineering such as analyzing and controlling dynamic systems, electrical circuits, and computer programming.  The interdisciplinary nature of the degree fits very well into a liberal arts college, whose goal it is to produce broadly-educated graduates.

FEATURES OF THE LORAS ENGINEERING PROGRAM

Loras offers a high quality education with a small school atmosphere. We are one of only a few Engineering programs at a small school and our program is accredited by ABET.
  • Dedicated Engineering Faculty who all have a Ph.D. degree and industrial experience at such companies as Dow, IBM, Trane, and Stinar.
  • Most Engineering majors apply classroom concepts during internships. These  internships are typically done in the summer. The proximity to employers means that students can also work at an internship part-time while still in school.
  • Students engage in design projects starting during the first year and continuing to the major senior design project. More examples of design projects

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The Loras Engineering Program is committed to developing professional students that excel in the field of engineering. After receiving your degree from Loras, your career could take off into one of these fields:

  • Process Engineer
  • Medical Doctor
  • Systems Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Work Designer
  • Design Engineer
  • Robotics
  • Quality Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer




CORE CURRICULUM


ENGINEERING FACULTY

Engineering Faculty
From left to right: Dr. Kenneth McLaughlin, Dr. Kristen Thompson,  Dr. Clark Merkel, Ms. Fitzpatrick (Academic Secretary),  Dr. Danial Neebel
Contact Us


STUDENT EXPERIENCE

  • Building Solar Panels at our adopted Catholic high school in Haiti which allowed students to apply their engineering knowledge, advance their commitment to sustainability and provide service to those who are truly in need.
  • Introducing the “E-Walk” so that Loras personnel from the Provost to Campus Safety staff can traverse the campus in sustainable, affordable and efficient ways.
  • Creating the Loras logo for entry signs to the College as a senior capstone to demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively and provide a lasting gift to their alma mater.
  • Serving a Dubuque Stamp and Manufacturing Internship whereby our students designed the entire 40,000 square foot facility expansion.
  • Designing a functional, programmable, and user-friendly gaming console (e.g., Wii, Xbox) or green board that was selected as the first place winner at a prestigious regional competition.
  • For the past two years 100% of Loras Engineering graduates have passed a mock assessment of the national Fundamental of Engineering exam (50% is the national average).
  • In 2011 and 2012, Loras students took first place at the Regional Diligent Design Contest.

© 2013 LORAS COLLEGE  800.245.6727
1450 ALTA VISTA ST., DUBUQUE IA 52001
HOME | NEWS/EVENTS | DIRECTORY | SCHOLARSHIPS/FINANCIAL AID | SUPPORT LORAS | POLICIES | SITE MAP
Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission