Ambrose has everything: undergraduate research, small class sizes, and approachable and engaging professors–all with the highly-valued foundation of liberal arts.
The program's philosophy is that the whole must be greater than the sum of parts to be most effective. The fundamental skills of model-building, creativity, problem solving, and communication are integrated throughout the program emphasizing, design and communication.
We believe engineering education is a network of experiences beginning in the first year course, ENGR 105: Introduction to Engineering and culminating in the Senior Design Course. Throughout the program, students study engineering topics and explore problem-solving using traditional methods and computer technology.
In the Senior Design Seminar, students use engineering skills to determine a real world problem, develop and analyze alternatives, and recommend a feasible solution. Design issues are introduced throughout the program to assure that students are well prepared for this experience.
As a teaching university, the quality of professor performance is measured by student learning. Professionally qualified faculty members, who recognize the importance of high academic and professional engineering standards, are dedicated to ensuring the success of students while at St. Ambrose and in the working world.
The faculty's concentration is on educating students in fundamentals and examining the most current theories and applications through an open, relaxed environment. Many students feel the friendliness and approachability of the professors is a significant factor in helping them develop to their fullest potential.
The general admissions requirements listed in the course catalog apply to the Engineering program. Students who enter the Engineering program directly from high school should have completed one and one-half units of algebra, one unit of plane geometry, and one-half unit of trigonometry. Students who haven't will be required to take additional mathematics courses before enrolling in calculus at St. Ambrose. High school physics and chemistry are recommended for all applicants.