Engineering Program at SUU

Engineering Programs

Gain a broad-based engineering degree with multiple career options


Southern Utah University’s ABET accredited Engineering bachelor’s degree program acquaints students with a broad range of Engineering possibilities. Students get to experience courses that cover electrical, mechanical, and civil engineering.

Areas of Concentration include:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Why Choose SUU for Engineering Studies?

Engineering classes are small at Southern Utah University and students learn in labs that are modern and feature the latest technology. Lower division Engineering courses typically include no more than 25-30 students. Upper division classes usually have no more than 15 students each. This gives students extraordinary access to their instructors who become excellent advisors and work side by side with students helping ensure they thoroughly understand key Engineering concepts.

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Engineering Students

Engineering Student Jacob Carter

Engineering Student Optimizes Coal Plant Production Process

Engineering classes are small at Southern Utah University and students learn in labs that are modern and feature the latest technology. Lower division Engineering courses typically include no more than 25-30 students. Upper division classes usually have no more than 15 students each. This gives students extraordinary access to their instructors who become excellent advisors and work side by side with students helping ensure they thoroughly understand key Engineering concepts.

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Engineering Student Harley Glad

Engineering Student Conducts Prestigious Space Research

Entering her senior year as an engineering major, Harley Glad motivates those around her and demands perfection in her own work. This summer, Glad conducted research for the University of Alabama on space and propulsion, specifically to improve Hall-effect thrusters used in spacecraft engines.

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Engineering Faculty


Engineering Faculty Ali Siahpush

Professor Ali Siahpush

Dr. Ali Siahpush has taught at multiple universities, incorporating experiential education into each course curriculum. His experience at Idaho National Laboratory as the Lead Mechanical Engineer and working with NASA enhances his teaching style and helps students see the real-world applications to the concepts they are taught. The small campus and class sizes at SUU allow Dr. Siahpush to individually mentor each student to achieve their personal victories in his courses.

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Engineering Faculty Scott Munro

Professor Scott Munro

For more than 25 years, Dr. Scott Munro has been developing new aerospace technologies. His work has included test-cell acoustics, advanced resonant liner research, cutting torch technology, and jet and airframe noise. At SUU, Munro is an associate professor of engineering and the associate chair of the engineering department. His experience in project management, risk evaluation and intensive research allow his students a glimpse into the application of theories learned in school.

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Success Stories SUU to Everywhere

Engineering Alumni - Tyler Condie

SUU to Rugged Enterprises

Growing up, one of Tyler’s many chores was maintaining his father’s century old saddle. Working on that sturdy saddle instilled in Tyler a passion for products that last. “I always knew that I wanted to do something creative,” said Tyler. “I had an engineering scholarship to Southern Utah University, but I was still interested in art.” At SUU, Tyler was able to combine his creative nature with his business and engineering skills. He gained confidence in his abilities and was able to take a variety of classes in engineering, fine art, design, psychology and business.

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Engineering Alumni - David Staheli

SUU to Farming Fame

With ideas in mind and hoping to graduate from the scrap paper he had been designing on, Dave Staheli received vital help from Richard Cozzens, SUU engineering professional in residence. “I needed to learn how to do drafting quick, so Richard gave me a crash course and within a month I began digitally designing the new machine.” By 2010 a newly designed DewPoint had been created and through a simple website 10 farmers were itching to try it out in their fields. So with the necessary backing the then small operation began sending out machines, putting the business on an upward trajectory that hasn’t stopped.

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Rocket Club

The Rocketbirds, an SUU Engineering student club

Each year the Rocketbirds compete at the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition in coordination with the Spaceport America Cup. The multi-discipline rocket project includes aerodynamics, structures, propulsion, electrical and testing operations. The Rocket Club is funded by a grant from the Utah Space Grant Consortium, department funding and funds from the Engineering Initiative.

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