The Margaret Jones Wyllie ’45 Engineering Program

Engineers are changing the world. We design and create practical solutions, work with inspiring people, and invent and build things that improve people’s lives.

The Sweet Briar College engineering community provides a challenging and supportive environment in which women become engineers and leaders who make a difference. Sweet Briar engineering graduates work in a variety of industries and have been accepted to a wide range of engineering graduate programs.


  • Welcome to new faculty member Dr. Kaelyn Leake! 

  • Congratulations, Class of 2015! Graduates are off to, for example, employment at BWX Technologies, AREVA, XCOR Aerospace, the US Navy Civil Engineering Corps, SWIFT Inc, Emerson Network Power, graduate school at the University of Virginia in Systems Engineering, and dual degree program at Columbia University.  Alumnae- send us your updates! 

  • Successful summer 2015 engineering trip to Brazil with St. Ambrose University  capped off with device for Mr. Milton, a quad amputee, that allows him to brush his teeth for the first time in 13 years. Great work, students, and many thanks to MDRT for support of this project!

  • Engineering students completed internships during the summer of 2015 at Promex, AMTI, GLAD manufacturing and Degree Controls
  • Engineering students visited the Chrysler Technology Center, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) conference in Detroit, in April 2014.












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The Sweet Briar B.S. in Engineering Science is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012