The Sweet Briar Engineering education is based on a hands-on, lab-intensive curriculum. Design is emphasized throughout the students' studies. Our graduates learn to translate fundamental principles into design applications that are socially relevant, ethically responsible, and economically viable.

Engineering Design and Computer Lab

  • Software tools include Autodesk Inventor, Matlab and Labview.
  • 3-D printer for prototypes, 8x8x6 inch max size (uPrint)

    computer aided design lab

    Need to design and create a prototype turbine blade

    for your own wind-powered generator?
    We can do that.


Mechatronics and Controls Lab

  • Microchip microprocessors, misc. electronics, motors, computers, etc.

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Electronics Lab

  • Oscillosopes, multimeters, electrical components, etc. 


Machine Shop

  • CNC Mill, lathe, drill press, bandsaw, wide variety of hand tools

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Materials Testing Lab

  • Hardness Tester, Tensile Test Machine, Concrete Tester and Impact Tester

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Student-Faculty Research and Project Lab

  • Dedicated lab space for student design projects

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student lab


Laser Lab and Optical Device Lab

  • Q-switched YAG laser and optical paramtric oscillator, detection for time resolved fluorescence, polymer thin film fabrication

laser lab

laser lab