Engineering Facilities

Engineering at Sweet Briar is based on a hands-on, lab-intensive curriculum that emphasizes the design process. Our spaces are arranged to maximize flexibility and student access. The facilities are maintained by engineering faculty and staff to ensure safe operation.

Computer Lab

  • 18 Dell Desktop PCs
  • 14 Dell laptop PCs
  • Software (Autodesk Inventor, MathWorks MATLAB, MathWorks Simulink, National Instruments Multisim, Ansys Workbench, Microsoft Office Suite)

Electronics and Mechatronics Lab

  • Oscilloscopes
  • Function Generators
  • Multimeters
  • Microcontrollers
  • Wide range of sensors and electrical components
  • Electromechanical actuators

Rapid Prototyping Lab

Introductory Design Lab

This lab provides a large open space for introductory and intermediate design courses.

Machine Shop

  • CNC mill
  • Lathe
  • Drill press
  • Bandsaw
  • Wide variety of hand tools

Materials Testing and Thermodynamics Lab

  • Concrete tester
  • Hardness tester
  • Impact tester
  • Tensile tester
  • Thermal conductivity sensor
  • Research grade recirculating wind tunnel
  • Fluid properties measuring instruments
  • Pump and fan test rigs
  • Heat exchanger test equipment
  • Free and forced convection test equipment

Senior Design Lab

This lab provides space for seniors to work on their capstone design projects.