Students working with rocketry at the Deason Innovation Gym

About the Lyle School of Engineering

We've been shaping world-changing engineers for nearly 100 years. We are devoted to helping cultivate bold engineers who discover, lead and create new economic opportunities while meeting the most difficult challenges facing society.

Engineer Your Future

To those who dare to think boldly, SMU Lyle ignites powerful minds to tackle problems that matter. Future engineers must assume greater roles in shaping society, they must have a deeper understanding of the world in which they live and they must bring a new passion and sense of activism to the most pressing problems of our day – wherever these challenges are found.



Bobby B. Lyle in front of Caruth Hall

Bobby B. Lyle

Dr. Bobby B. Lyle, founder of Lyco Energy Corporation, has excelled as an engineer, corporate executive, entrepreneur, civic leader, professor and academic administrator during his distinguished and multifaceted career. He has served as an SMU trustee for over 30 years and has been an instrumental member of the Lyle School of Engineering Executive Board since its inception. 


SMU Lyle Campus Tour

Dean Nader Jalili standing outside Caruth Hall

Dean Nader Jalili

A message from the Dean
Welcome to our vibrant learning community, where we shape world-changing engineers – diverse and bold innovators who solve unique societal challenges. We embed innovation into everything we do – from research to engineering curriculum. 

We focus on helping students develop communications and leadership skills to complement deep technical expertise and prepare them to become leaders in industry.