Learn More About Our School of Engineering
Undergraduate admissions criteria for the School of Engineering at Liberty University
Beyond Liberty’s undergraduate admissions requirements, there are no separate requirements. However, we recommend that our students have a strong mathematical background, a thirst for understanding, a passion for evaluating ideas, and a working knowledge of science.
Most difficult classes our students have to take
Calculus and physics courses
Courses which have caused students to drop out of engineering
Usually, these courses are Calculus 1 or 2 or Finances.
Years of study
Our undergraduate degrees are designed as four-year programs.
Transferring classes from high school or junior college
Liberty University’s Registrar Office will evaluate the courses for transfer. They may count towards your engineering degree.
Jobs with an engineering degree from Liberty University
The largest salaries of any major coming out of Liberty University are from the School of Engineering. According to this Bureau of Labor Statistics article, the median income for Engineers is $91, 010, Our students have been successful in garnering entry-level engineering jobs. According to Payscale, a Mechanical Engineer’s entry-level pay is $62,562.
Type of companies hiring students from Liberty University
Companies include: Abbott Labs, Army ERDC Labs, Boeing, BWXT, FedEx, Framatome, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Newport News Shipbuilding, Pratt and Whitney, Raytheon, Sandia National Laboratories, Tesla, Volvo.
Number of students in the School of Engineering
Approximately 500 undergraduates and 25 graduate students are in the School of Engineering at Liberty University.
Number of students in each class
We limit our undergraduate class sizes to 24 students (with very rare exceptions).
Recommended extra-curricular activities
We recommend that our students get involved in undergraduate research, an engineering competition team, and/or in one of our clubs to socialize and integrate their classroom learning in a real engineering project. The competition teams include a Formula car, human-powered vehicle, Baja vehicle, Mars Rover, VEX Robotics, and Renewable Energy. Our clubs include the following: American Society of Civil Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Society of Industrial Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Engineering & Missions Research Club, High-Performance Computing, Creationeering, Robotics, Society of Women Engineers, Society of Automotive Engineers, and Amateur Radio Club.
Best practices for our students
Keep a balance in life. You will have more work than your friends in other disciplines on campus, so you will need to develop work habits and a thinking process that organizes, analyzes, and prioritizes your work. Also, learning comes in three modes: by yourself, with another student, and in a small study group of three to five people. Engineers never work alone in real jobs, so you and your cohort student group need to learn to work together.
Required GPA for our engineering graduate school
3.0 GPA minimum
GRE for the engineering graduate program
Although not required, we recommend taking the GRE for garnering grants and scholarships.
Master’s Degree – non-thesis and a thesis program
Our non-thesis program is 30 credit hours, and the thesis program includes six additional credit hours for research.
“Direct admit” into our Ph.D. program without a Master’s degree
You can do a “direct admit” Ph.D. program right from your BS degree. You need 63 credit hours beyond your B.S. degree for the Ph.D.
New engineering building
The upper administration of Liberty University is working on a plan for more space for engineering. The building is still being designed and evaluated.