SMU Lyle School of Engineering

The SMU Lyle School of Engineering, founded in 1925 and named in honor of Bobby B. Lyle in 2008, is committed to developing the new American engineer, one prepared to lead the way in creating new economic opportunities and addressing the most difficult challenges facing society and our planet. In addition to receiving the best technical training, students in Lyle School are equipped with the skills to be strategic thinkers, effective communicators and innovators. The Lyle School also is devoted to developing the new ideas that will advance engineering and technology, and to implementing nationally significant educational and research programs that extend their impact beyond the campus.


Upcoming Research Initiatives


  • An IBM SMART Program in conjunction with the Exterran Corporation, Dallas and Houston, Texas. The focus of the program is the The Analysis of Work Order History and Efficient Labor Force Deployment.