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  • Within Reach

    A great city deserves a great university. Our location in Dallas puts us at the heart of a vibrant technical community of fourteen distinct technology industries, including foremost corporations in defense, electronics, telecommunications, biotechnology, medical, and other industries that benefit from our engineering insights. The fact that millions of dollars are invested in technology in the area has sparked many to call Dallas-Fort Worth the “Third Coast” for technological research and development.

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    SMU is one of 96 universities classified as High Research Activity institutions by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.  To strengthen support for U.S. and global initiatives, SMU has dramatically increased its supercomputing capability, supporting projects ranging from sciences to business, to engineering and eduction.  A research partner also with DFW instititions, such as UT Southwestern Medical Center, The University of Texas at Dallas and The University of Texas at Arlington, SMU's faculty share and create knowledge.

  • - Lyle -
    With nationally recognized leadership in cyber security research and education aimed at reducing the vulnerability of our national security infrastructure, ongoing investigations of new manufacturing materials and technologies leading to lower costs and higher performance in all parameters, and innovative training programs focused on producing America's new breed of engineer, centers that advance engineering and education are at the heart of SMU Lyle.


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The Lyle School of Engineering stays attuned to the best, most progressive innovators in technology and business through longstanding, established relationships with preeminent Fortune 100, Fortune Global 500, and Forbes Top Private Companies. Global corporations like Exxon Mobil, AT&T, AMR, Texas instruments, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter, Frito Lay, Hunt Oil Company, and Fluor have strengthened its reputation worldwide.

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Whether developing new medicines, designing artificial limbs that "feel," locating energy resources, studying water quality at refugee camps, monitoring the earth's movement, exploring the origin of the universe, or combating Parkinson's disease, the University offers opportunities for scholarly research, symposia, lectures, and conferences through its institutes and centers, open to the community and the world as resources of learning.

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Designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, home to the Research Center for Advanced Manufacturing, the National Science Foundation sponsored Industry/University Cooperative Research Center I/UCRC) for Net-Centric Software and Systems, and the Hart Center for Engineering Leadership, SMU Lyle focuses on challenges that impact society and strengthen our reputation in global circles.

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At the Lyle School we are changing the way people think about engineers. Through innovation and hands-on experiences we are attracting a diverse mix of talented students interested in making a difference in the world through engineering.

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