Students practice blacksmithing in Professor Gervasio's Practical Metallurgy course.

Students practice blacksmithing in Professor Gervasio's Practical Metallurgy course.

The engineering program is project based.

The engineering program is project based.

Students learn by doing.

Students learn by doing.

Students graduate with experience in real-world applications.

Students graduate with experience in real-world applications. 

Hands-on Engineering from day one.

Engineering

In our program, nearly every class is project-based, hands-on learning. It’s all the challenge and sense of purpose you’re looking for. Discover the ways you can become a woman who gets things done.

Individualized Experience

Most of our engineering students are involved in clubs, varsity sports, arts and humanities.  They meet with faculty advisors every semester to make sure they are in position to succeed.  Our small class sizes mean their professors know them by name.  That’s every class, every semester.

Partnerships with the technical community

Through co-ops, regular guest speakers, capstone projects, and our annual “Engineers Week Banquet”, we work to make sure our students and faculty are connected with industry, government, entrepreneurs, and non-profits who hire engineers and are active in technological fields.  Some of our better known partners are GLAD, Whirlpool, Cognosante, and Graham Packaging.  Organizations looking to get involved can find more information here.

Proven success after graduation

With the help of our Career Services Center, Sweet Briar engineers have gone on to companies like NASA, IBM, the U.S. Navy and highly competitive graduate programs at Duke, Virginia Tech and Johns Hopkins.  In fact, 66% of our recent graduates started engineering jobs within 3 months of graduating and 86% were employed within a year.*  Our program provides the solid foundation necessary to adapt to the constant changes in technology.

Click here to see a list of our graduates’ employers and graduate programs

*Classes of 2018-2023, based primarily on LinkedIn updates.

Women leading in engineering

Ours is one of just two women’s colleges in the U.S. with an ABET-accredited engineering program.  Our general education program focuses on women’s leadership. Our students and graduates stand out for the right reasons.  

Dr. Haque with members of the class of '23 at WE22 in Austin, Texas Dr. Haque with members of the class of '23 at WE22 in Austin, Texas

Our outreach program for high school students includes a weeklong summer course (for college credit!).  We will also send you engineering projects by mail, free of charge.  Interested? Learn more on our website here

Our outreach program for high school students includes a weeklong summer course (for college credit!).  We will also send you engineering projects by mail, free of charge.  Interested? Learn more on our website here

Our outreach program for high school students includes a weeklong summer course (for college credit!).  We will also send you engineering projects by mail, free of charge.  Interested? Learn more on our website here