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Department of Engineering

Future leaders in the rapidly changing world of engineering pursue their degrees through Saint Louis University's School of Science and Engineering.

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Students work on an engineering lab project. SLU-Madrid's engineering programs are fully integrated into the School of Science and Engineering.

Saint Louis University bridges the Atlantic by offering rigorous and internationally recognized undergraduate degree programs. They can be started at SLU's Madrid Campus and finished on the SLU-St. Louis campus.

The School of Science and Engineering, among the leading schools in its field, fosters excellence through a focus on value-centered research and ethical practice. Our mission is to cultivate leaders and thinkers in aviation, engineering and science by teaching values, knowledge and skills in the pursuit of truth.

Thanks to the quality of education that SLU is offering both in Madrid and in St. Louis, our graduates secure employment in industrial research and management, research in laboratories, and as university professors in Spain and elsewhere. We are proud not only of offering American education in Europe, but also offering our students the chance to discover the true meaning of the expression 'international preparation'. No matter which major you choose, you'll benefit from engaged faculty members and modern facilities that offer you hands-on experience and undergraduate research opportunities in the areas that interest you most."

Taieb Gasmi, Ph.D., program director

Degree Programs

SLU-Madrid's engineering curriculum is completed integrated with that of the School of Science and Engineering in Missouri. Students who begin their programs at the Madrid Campus can transfer SLU-St. Louis to complete their degrees.

The primary aim of the University's trans-campus engineering programs is to educate students to become competent and disciplined professionals. By studying in Spain for the first two years in Madrid, students can acquire Spanish language skills — a language increasingly in demand in the industrial field in the United States.

Aerospace Engineering

2 years in Madrid + 2 years in St. Louis

The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering is offered jointly at SLU-Madrid and the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the School of Science and Engineering in St. Louis. Students may complete up to the first two years of the aerospace engineering program in Madrid and transfer to the School of Science and Engineering in St. Louis for the final year of study.

The program begins by providing a solid foundation of coursework in the engineering sciences, including graphics, mechanics of solids, fluid and thermal sciences, electronics and vibrations and controls. Students then specialize in areas such as aerodynamics, structural design and analysis, propulsion or flight mechanics. Technical electives include orbital mechanics, helicopter theory and performance, hypersonics and flight simulation.

Learn more about SLU's aerospace engineering program

Biomedical Engineering

2 years in Madrid + 2 years in St. Louis

Biomedical engineering students may complete their first two years of study at SLU-Madrid before transferring to the St. Louis campus for the final two years of study.

The Saint Louis University School of Science and Engineering's Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering focuses on the principles of both engineering and medicine. The biomedical engineering program at SLU integrates knowledge of the biological and physical sciences with the engineering skills. The courses and laboratory experiences both in Madrid and at the School of Science and Engineering in St. Louis provide a broad fundamental preparation.

The biomedical engineering curriculum offers considerable flexibility, allowing time for elective courses. Graduates in Biomedical Engineering are prepared to work in a multitude of fields, including the health care industry, ranging from fundamental research in science and engineering to the direct application of your knowledge to improve health and the overall quality of life for humanity. 

Learn more about SLU's biomedical engineering program

Chemical Engineering (Dual-degree of Cooperative Engineering)

2 years in Madrid + 1 year at SLU in St. Louis + 2 years at Washington University in St. Louis

Chemical engineering is a dual-degree program to be completed over the course of five years: two years at SLU-Madrid, one year at SLU in St. Louis and two years at Washington University in St. Louis. It requires coursework in chemistry, mathematics, physics, computer science and the arts. The curriculum includes a concentration of courses in chemistry, including lecture courses and laboratory activities. Students obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from SLU and a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.

Learn more about SLU's chemical engineering program

Civil Engineering

2 years in Madrid + 2 years in St. Louis

Civil engineering students may complete their first two years of study in Madrid before transferring to St. Louis for the final two years of study.

The civil engineering program, both in Madrid and in the School of Science and Engineering, begins by providing a solid foundation of coursework in the engineering sciences, including graphics, mechanics of solids, fluid sciences, vibrations. You will then be able to specialize in such areas as smart structures, smart transportation, structural design, and analysis and green engineering. 

Learn more about SLU's civil engineering program

Computer Engineering

2 years in Madrid + 2 years in St. Louis

Students may complete the first two years of the computer engineering program at SLU-Madrid and transfer to the School of Science and Engineering in St. Louis for the final two years of study.

Computer engineering students are introduced to a broad spectrum of courses within the discipline in addition to developing a solid foundation in the basic sciences and mathematics. The curriculum includes courses in digital systems, microprocessors, computer architecture, operating systems and electronics. These are followed by in-depth courses in specialized areas such as advanced digital design, digital signal processing, integrated circuit design, computer networks and more. Our courses provide practical and theoretical knowledge that is directly applicable to industry.

Learn more about SLU's computer engineering program

Electrical Engineering

2 years in Madrid + 2 years in St. Louis

As a SLU student, you can pursue a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering both in Madrid and at the School of Science and Engineering in St. Louis.

In addition to a solid foundation in the basic sciences and mathematics, you will be introduced to a broad spectrum of courses covering all major areas of this discipline. The curriculum includes courses in digital systems, microprocessors, electronics, communication systems, control systems, power systems and circuits. These are followed by in-depth courses in specialized areas such advanced digital design, digital signal processing, design systems that collect, analyze, and use information, as well as distribute and utilize electrical energy, and design the electrical systems that are at the heart of today's technology such as smartphones, tablets, internet-ready televisions, satellites and many other devices. Our courses provide practical and theoretical knowledge that is directly applicable to industry.

Learn more about SLU's electrical engineering program

Student Learning Outcomes

For information about the assessment of student learning in this program, please see the University-wide website.

Faculty

Accreditation of Engineering Programs

Accreditation assures students and prospective employers that an educational degree program has met stringent industry standards of quality. It ensures that graduates have received quality training and education and are capable of taking on a broad range of professional responsibilities.

Accreditation has two fundamental purposes: to ensure the quality of the institution or programs, and to help improve the institution or program.

SLU-Madrid and the School of Science and Engineering (SSE) undergraduate degree programs are accredited by their respective agencies. The following engineering programs; for instance, are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC of ABET):

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Computer engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering