FacilitiesEngineering at Sweet Briar is based on a hands-on, lab-intensive curriculum that emphasizes the design process. Our graduates learn to translate fundamental principles into design applications that are socially relevant, ethically responsible and economically viable.

Introductory Design Lab

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

Senior Design Lab

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

Machine Shop

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

Electronics and Mechatronics Lab

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

Engineering Computer and Rapid Prototyping Lab

Materials Testing Lab

  • Concrete tester
  • Hardness tester
  • Impact tester
  • Tensile tester

Laser Lab and Optical Device Lab

  • Q-switched YAG laser
  • Optical parametric oscillator
  • Detection for time-resolved fluorescence
  • Polymer thin-film fabrication