Office: Donnelly Science Center, Room 127a
Chair: Raenita A. Fenner, Associate Professor
Professor: Robert T. Bailey; Wayne L. Elban (emeritus)
Associate Professors: Raenita A. Fenner; David H. K. Hoe; Suzanne E. Keilson
Lecturer: Yanko Kranov
The department offers the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE). The program provides a strong background in fundamental engineering subjects, with the opportunity to concentrate in computer, electrical, mechanical, or materials engineering and is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
Educational Objectives: The Department of Engineering of Loyola University Maryland strives to produce graduates who:
- Function as successful professionals in diverse engineering disciplines and enterprises;
- Develop creative, entrepreneurial, and cost-effective solutions to contemporary problems of increasing scope and complexity as their careers progress;
- Acquire increasing responsibilities of technical and/or managerial leadership in their work organizations;
- Pursue lifelong learning through a variety of means including graduate education, continuing education, professional training, on-the-job training, and career development; and
- Provide services to their professions and communities, drawing upon their Jesuit educational experience to serve the needs of humankind.
Development and Integration of the Design Experience into the Curriculum: The elements of engineering design are presented and coordinated in a sequence of courses that build on each other and demand increasingly sophisticated analysis and design skills. Several design activities are assigned to first-year students in introductory engineering courses (EG 101 or EG 103 ) to stimulate critical thinking about designing. Significant design components are contained in multiple engineering courses taken in the sophomore and junior years. For instance, design elements are covered in Linear Circuits Analysis and its laboratory (EG 331 /EG 031 ). Additionally, design related engineering issues and experiences are encountered in Experimental Methods (EG 390 ) and Engineering Systems Analysis (EG 441 ).
All seniors participate in a two-semester capstone design experience (EG 497 /EG 498 ). Seniors are responsible for the conceptualization and preparation of a detailed proposal, including problem statement and specifications for a large-scale, open-ended design project in the fall semester. The completion, testing, and evaluation of the project occur in the spring semester. Projects follow realistic constraints, considering factors of economics, fabricability, life cycle management, ethics, industrial and public health and safety, environmental issues, social relevance, and aesthetics. Consideration of alternate design solutions is required. Periodically, engineering professionals speak to the design class to acquaint students with actual engineering design experiences. The design proposals and results are presented each semester to the faculty and to the department's Industrial Advisory Board.
Each design project includes relevant aspects of the student's discipline and concentration. The technical knowledge and skills required to complete the project are derived from the 300- and 400-level engineering courses taken previously or concurrently with the senior design course. Members of the engineering faculty and mentors external to the department provide technical advice on projects as needed.
Transfer under the Associate of Science in Engineering (ASE) Program: The state of Maryland has developed a program to ease the process of transferring into computer and electrical engineering programs at Loyola University Maryland. A student who completes two years of study and is awarded a state-approved Associate of Science in Engineering (ASE) from a Maryland community college is eligible for transfer into Loyola's engineering program. The engineering courses taken as part of the associate degree will be accepted by Loyola University Maryland as a block. Loyola also has an extensive set of liberal arts "core" requirements that have been specifically crafted to meet the learning aims of the University. These requirements are generally more extensive than the general education requirements at other institutions, and the transfer of non-engineering courses taken while earning the associate degree will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.