Undergraduate Programs

Join students from around globe who are bringing big ideas, working together, and sharing research that develops solutions to societal needs.

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You belong here.

At Lyle, enjoy individualized attention from faculty and staff. Participate in research partnerships or internships with leading employers. Leverage our Hart Center for Engineering Leadership to earn a leadership certificate, prep your resume, prepare for interviews, negotiate salaries and more. Engage with our Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity and make an impact in the Dallas community, beginning in your freshman year. Join our Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security, and work on protecting against real-world cyber threats. 

An SMU undergraduate degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and must include completion of the University’s Common Curriculum, one major and a combination of electives and/or other majors or minors. Certain majors require more than 120 hours to finish the degree.

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Deason Innovation Gym

All SMU Lyle students have access to the unique Deason Innovation Gym (aka the DIG), which provides the tools and space to work on immersion design projects and competitions to accelerate learning, innovation, and leadership.

Machine Shop

Students interested in mechanical engineering can work with our machinist to learn the mill, the lathe, welding and more.