Female Mechanical Engineering Student in Machine Shop

Engineer Your Future

Join us, a diverse and inclusive group of students and faculty from around the globe who harness innovative research to engineer the future and tackle societal challenges.

All We're Missing is You

At SMU Lyle School of Engineering, students are encouraged across all fields of study to “Think Big, Do Good®.” At Lyle, that mission directive calls us to fulfill our role as builders, creators, researchers, and innovators of the highest caliber. Our enterprising spirit forges new pathways and encourages our students to boldly solve problems on a global scale, from developing distribution plans that ensure access to clean water to inventing pH sensors that predict when food has spoiled in real time.

Graphic of ASEE diversity recognition program Bronze award 2021, 2023

Dedicated to inclusive excellence

We are a diverse, global community with an inclusive classroom experience. We are honored to be recognized with the American Society for Engineering Education’s Bronze Award for diversity and inclusion.



We are Lyle

Our students and alumni are changing the world - conceptualizing safer and more efficient bridges, developing self-sustainable communities, applying engineering in medicine, and more.

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Why SMU Lyle?

Nestled in the vibrant city of Dallas, our welcoming community awaits you

  • #4

    Best Colleges in Texas (U.S. News & World Report 2023)

  • 3 out of 4

    of SMU Lyle undergraduates receive scholarships and/ or financial aid

  • Top 20%

    of national universities (U.S. News & World Report 2023)

  • 34%

    of SMU Lyle School of Engineering students are women

  • 9:1

    graduate student-to-faculty ratio

  • Top 5%

    SMU alumni are in the top 5% of highest-paid graduates across a range of fields. (College Factual 2022)

Centers & Institutes

Caruth Institute for Engineering Education

Empowering U.S. high school graduates with enthusiasm and knowledge to pursue the engineering careers required to compete in a global economy.

Caruth Institute

Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security

Advancing the science, policy, application and education of cyber security through basic and problem-driven, interdisciplinary research.

Deason Institute

Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity

A national and international hub partnering with business leaders, academia, NGOs and government to develop solutions for local and global challenges.

Hunt Institute

Hart Center for Engineering Leadership

At the Hart Center, we pair an elite technical education with exceptional leadership and professional development skills to produce world-changing engineers.

Hart Center