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Your engineering success starts here.

Never before has the engineering industry played such a vital role on a worldwide stage. Today, our undergraduate students in the Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering are designing and installing bridges in underdeveloped countries, building cars, finding and embedding hidden data in images, developing renewable energy systems, and designing and building autonomous robotic systems. Our students are exposed to people, industry and cultures in the U.S. and abroad, to see firsthand how their experiences and knowledge will play a role in the future of society.

You might have questions about laptop recommendations, scholarship application, or what a typical high school background looks like; you can find information on that on our prospective students page.

At Lipscomb, we have three ABET accredited degree paths for you to choose from:

  • Bachelor of Science
    Civil Engineering

    Study everything civil engineering encompasses: structural, environmental, geotechnical, hydraulic and more. Hone the technical skills of design and construction. All that we do is designed to prepare you for the life-long learning that will sustain you through a professional career filled with technological advancement.

  • Bachelor of Science
    Electrical and Computer Engineering

    The field of electrical and computer engineering has created a more accessible world using breakthrough technology. Begin innovating the future through our rigorous program and unique opportunities such as engineering missions, professional societies and innovative design projects.

  • Bachelor of Science
    Mechanical Engineering

    Our faculty will guide you through the process of seeing unmet needs, understanding the constraints on choices, using mathematics to solve simplified models and testing for solutions. You’ll have access to unique programs such as engineering missions, professional societies and innovative design projects.

  • Student Organizations & Professional Societies

    Baja SAE

    Baja SAE is a collegiate competition sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and small-engine manufacturer Briggs and Stratton. The competition simulates real-world engineering design projects and their related challenges.

    Each team is supplied a ten-horsepower Model 19 engine from Briggs and Stratton; around which the team must build an off-road vehicle. For over 10 years, Lipscomb has designed, tested, built, and raced in Baja.

    Currently, the team is comprised of mostly mechanical engineers, however students of all disciplines are encouraged to be a part of the team. Participating in Baja gives students the opportunity to work on real-life problems.

    In the 2018 competition in Maryland, our team and their vehicle, Bane, placed in the top half of the competition overall and top third of endurance.

    For more information about participating, contact our team captain at motorsports@lipscomb.edu.

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    ASCE

    Lipscomb's ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Student Chapter received our charter in Spring 2012, and we are continually building our student involvement in the community and the club.  

    We have club social events such as cookouts and golf outings. We participate in State and Regional ASCE Competitions. Every month, we welcome a technical speaker to talk about a specific field in Civil Engineering.  ASCE is a great networking tool for students and professionals.

    If you have any questions about the student chapter or would like to be added to the emailing list, please contact one of our officers.

    Support our Concrete Canoe Competition Team through our HerdFund!

    Joining ASCE

    In order to be a member of ASCE National Society, you must be a student chapter member as well. Pay dues to the Lipscomb ASCE treasurer.

    Dues:
    Upperclassmen - $15
    Freshmen - $5 

    Click here to Register for ASCE National

    ASME

    Lipscomb University has an active student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

    Our ASME chapter offers tutoring. Junior and Senior Mechanical Engineering students tutor underclassmen in calculus, physics and statistics. This type of servant-leadership is part of what separates Lipscomb Engineering from other engineering programs.

    ASME also promotes the engineering profession to the larger Nashville community. Each February during National Engineers Week we support outreach activities for young students, including our rocket car derby.

    Interested in Joining ASME?

    Click here to visit the registration page to become a member of the ASME!

    IEEE

    IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) is an internationally known professional society. IEEE is known for setting multiple standards across the electronic and communications fields. Members of IEEE not only include Electrical and Computer Engineers, but also physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, and many more professional.

    Lipscomb boasts the largest Student Branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in central Tennessee, and the third largest in the state.

    Over 90 percent of Lipscomb's electrical and computer engineering students are IEEE members - as well as students from other majors.

    At the yearly IEEE student conference (Southeast Con), our students compete in the autonomous robotics student competition, as well as networking, software and ethics competitions.

    Lipscomb IEEE student branch members also develop and host activities for K-12 students as part of our STEM outreach efforts. We participate in IEEE and VandyHacks Hackathons, attend professional society meetings and socialize together on IEEE Game Nights.

    Student Chapter Mission:  The goal of the student chapter at Lipscomb is to help improve a student's experience in their technical field. 

    Vision:  IEEE will be essential to the global technical community and to technical professionals everywhere, and be universally recognized for the contributions of technology and of technical professionals in improving global conditions.

    Join Today 

    Student membership dues are $32. 

    https://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/join/index.html

     
    SWE

    The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is an internationally recognized professional society. Lipscomb's Student SWE Section was officially chartered in Spring 2019.

    Mission: Support women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity.  

    Vision:  To be key to the success of women in engineering and technology.

    SWE Objectives: 

    1. Professional excellence--SWE will develop women engineers at all stages of their personal and professional lives.
    2. Globalization--SWE will be recognized as a global inclusive organization, promoting diversity and inclusion and serving women engineers wherever they are.
    3. Advocacy--SWE will advocate for the inclusion and success of women, present and prospective, in engineering and technology.

    Interested in joining SWE as a student member?

    Visit here to find out about the benefits of membership from the national chapter website.