With more than a 75-year legacy of innovation, achievement and excellence, the Lyle School of Engineering is one of the Southwest's premier institutes of higher learning for students seeking degrees in engineering and technical disciplines.
Here are just a few facts about Southern Methodist University and the Lyle School of Engineering.
Student population - There are currently more than 600 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate-level students enrolled in Lyle Engineering programs
Teaching - With an 11-1 student to faculty ratio, get the very best educational experience available.
Degree programs - Lyle Engineering currently provides undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees, with many specializations, through five departments. 30% of our undergraduate students graduate with a second degree outside of engineering.
Distance learning - Lyle Engineering is a pioneer in distance learning, beginning in 1969. Today, thousands of students worldwide benefit from digitally-recorded instruction in all graduate engineering degree programs.
Faculty research - The Lyle Engineering faculty represents a world-class group of technical experts in a variety of critically important fields. On a per faculty basis, the Lyle School of Engineering receives some of the largest research awards in the nation. Research has led to new programs such as Security Engineering, Packaging and a Gaming Track in Computer Engineering.
Environmental engineering - According to Fortune magazine, Environmental Engineering has an expected growth of 54.3%, exceeding other engineering professions.
National ranking - The school's Operations Research and Management Science program is ranked in the top 25 OR/MS programs nationally. For two years, Lyle's Electrical Engineering has ranked among the nation's best by U.S.News & World Report Ranking of Best Graduate Schools.
Leadership Opportunities - Student organizations are comprised of student chapters of professional organizations, professional service organizations, honorary organizations and Lyle Engineering organizations. Dallas has one of the highest concentrations of engineering and technology companies in the country. Therefore, many of our students graduate with engineering experience from summer internships and co-op employment.
Women in Engineering - The percentage of women in engineering at SMU is 50% higher than the national average. Lyle Engineering's goal is to reach gender parity in the next five years.
Scholarships - Over 70% of undergraduate engineering students receive an academic scholarship.
Outreach - Lyle Engineering sponsors a variety of programs designed to introduce students in grades K-12 to engineering. Such programs are vital to ensuring a future engineering workforce.