Undergraduate Student Experience

At Notre Dame, you’ll learn as much outside the classroom as inside, through a wide range of experiences and opportunities to engage with students, faculty, professionals, alumni, and others in a dedicated community of learning and service. Build life-long networks, prepare for your future career, work hard, and prepare to serve humanity through engineering.

Notre Dame students standing together with Golden Dome in background

Life in Engineering at Notre Dame

You belong here! Explore the many ways that you can build community and build a better world at Notre Dame.

Diversity & Inclusion

The College of Engineering is committed to building a culture where every student can succeed and belong. You’ll join a large, diverse, and inclusive community that welcomes you and supports you throughout your education and for the rest of your life.

Women in Engineering

The Notre Dame chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is one of the largest student-led organizations on campus, with more than 180 active members.

SWE is a national organization that encourages women to pursue engineering as an exciting and fulfilling educational and career choice.

SWE is an active part of Notre Dame Women in Engineering, a community of support that includes students, faculty, and alumni.

Clubs and professional organizations

There’s an organization or club (or several) at Notre Dame for you.

The Engineering Leadership Council at Notre Dame is a student-run umbrella organization for all engineering student groups and professional societies on campus.

National academic and professional development organizations on campus that will welcome you include the Notre Dame Chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers; Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers; and Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers.

Notre Dame Rocketry Team setting up rocket for a launch

American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics at Notre Dame (AIAA)
Best known for the Notre Dame Rocket Team and Design, Build, Fly.

Big Beam Team

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Notre Dame Chapter
Best known for the concrete canoe and steel bridge projects.

AiChE students at a table during the ChemE Car competition

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Notre Dame Chapter
Best known for ChemEcar, an annual competition in which students power a small car by a chemical reaction.

Members of the Notre Dame Robotic Football team celebrating a score

Robotic Football Club of Notre Dame
Designing and building robot ‘players’ that compete in an intercollegiate football conference.

Notre Dame Baja Team with cart

Baja SAE
Designing, building, testing, and competing with an off-road vehicle, culminating in a 4-hour endurance race.

e-NABLE students designing prosthetics on computer

E-NABLE Notre Dame
With a focus on biodesign, creating prosthetics and assistive technologies for those in need.

CS for Good
Applying computing to community projects that have a positive social impact.

NDSeed
Empowering rural communities by building pedestrian bridges that provide access to schools, clinics, and work in isolated areas.

Grand Challenges Scholars Program

Are you inspired to understand and contribute to solutions for some of the greatest challenges facing humanity? You may consider applying for the Grand Challenges Scholars Program. Working with a faculty mentor, you’ll design and pursue a plan of transformational learning and research that addresses one of the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges.