The mission of the School of Engineering at Christian Brothers University is threefold: (1) to continue the Lasallian tradition through excellence in teaching and focus on the individual student, (2) to prepare graduates for professional careers and advanced study in engineering, and (3) to encourage students to live with moral responsibility and constructive community involvement.
Because engineers apply scientific principles and practical judgment to the economic solution of many problems concerned with human welfare, their education must include, in addition to courses in engineering analysis and design, numerous courses in natural science, mathematics, and liberal studies. Thus, the engineering program at Christian Brothers University provides each student with a liberal education designed to prepare the graduate to make important contributions not only toward the solution of specific technical problems, but also in social and environmental issues found in transportation, communications, urban redevelopment, energy production and conservation, and air and water quality.
Through engineering design courses, students learn to integrate their technical knowledge, skills, and ingenuity with the wisdom to develop practical solutions for specific problems. Students at Christian Brothers University begin learning the design process during their first year, while gaining knowledge and skills in science, mathematics, and communication. This practice in design is integrated through all four years of the program, culminating in an independent design project during the senior year.