Loyola University Chicago

Engineering Science


As a new program, we are starting with only three specializations.  By fall 2018, we will begin to offer applied mathematics.  Shortly thereafter, we will offer a fifth specialization of industrial engineering.  No other specializations (such as chemical, mechanical or civil engineering) are planned.

In addition to the standard Loyola admission requirements, Engineering Science applicants must be calculus-ready.  Admissions will check that an applicant has completed and passed pre-calculus.

Active learning is “generally defined as any instructional method that engages students in the learning process. In short, active learning requires students to do meaningful learning activities and think about what they are doing” (Prince, Journal Engineering Education, 93:223-231, 2004). 


In our program, we practice active learning through assignments that are either first year engineering design (open-ended design projects during freshman year), collaborative learning (student groups working towards a common goal), problem-based learning (student groups each solving an assigned problem over one or several semesters), or service learning (meaningful community service integrated with instruction).

Although Engineering Science is incubating in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), we have substantially different admissions and transfer requirements than other CAS majors.  A student from any major outside Engineering Science must formally apply for transfer into Engineering Science. Please contact the Director, Dr. Gail Baura, for more information.