Engineer Your Future

Join students and faculty from around the globe to harness innovative research, 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.

Latest at Lyle

SMU nanotechnology expert MinJun Kim and his team have developed a faster, more precise way that could pave the way for innovative medical therapies and advancements to be created using gene therapy – a technique that utilizes harmless viruses to modify a person’s genes to treat or cure disease.

June 13, 2024

Why SMU Lyle?

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

  • Top rated

    Best Grad Schools – Engineering and Computer Science (Money Magazine 2024)

  • 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

  • 96.2%

    Of Master's degree grads employed within six months after graduation.

  • 9:1

    average graduate student-to-faculty ratio

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

Center for Digital and Human-Augmented Manufacturing

Combining research innovation and industry partnerships to explore how digital twins, AI, virtual reality, and more will shape the future of manufacturing.

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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

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

Hart Institute for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

In partnership with SMU Cox, HI-TIE creates a blend of engineering and business students working together to produce and commercialize new technologies, innovations and research.

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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