The Hart Center for Engineering Leadership strives to shape Lyle students into exceptionally successful engineers.
At SMU's Hart Center for Engineering Leaders, we strive to provide exceptional leadership and professional development skills alongside an elite technical education. Our process starts with the Hart Leadership Assessment, a benchmark tool that reveals a student’s leadership strengths and identifies areas for growth. Leadership coaches help students analyze their results and create personal development plans, which are updated and refined throughout their academic experience. Students learn and build skills that support teamwork, both in engineering courses and in industry. Through student leadership positions, co-op work experiences, and internship opportunities available at SMU and in Dallas-Fort Worth’s thriving business environment, students practice their leadership skills and continually challenge themselves to reach their leadership and professional goals. The Hart Center’s assessment, challenge, and support approach to leadership development helps prepare Lyle students for the real business of engineering. The Hart Center gives students the tools they need to transition from college to career and encourages lifelong personal and professional growth.