Opus College of Engineering

From the Dean

Opus College of Engineering website


For over a century, the Opus College of Engineering at Marquette University has pursued excellence and leadership in engineering education, research, and service to others. To address today’s global challenges and create a better world for the future, engineers must be grounded in engineering and science principles underpinned by a strong foundation in the humanities, ethics, leadership, and a desire for lifelong learning. The Opus College of Engineering strives to provide a student-centered, active learning environment, fostering curiosity, creativity, and a quest for discovery and innovation. We are recognized and renowned for our commitment to cura personalis, the Ignatian concept of “care for the whole person,” as we seek to educate well-rounded servant leaders.

State-of-the-art engineering facilities allow students to explore and address global challenges in advanced manufacturing, clean water, health and human performance, secure and renewable energy, safe and efficient infrastructure, and many other important areas. Additionally, engineering students participate in a variety of valuable co-curricular opportunities, including co-ops, internships, undergraduate research, service-learning experiences, and more.

Join us as we strive to ignite curiosity and creativity for bold change!

Kristina M. Ropella, Ph.D.
Opus Dean, Opus College of Engineering

College Vision Statement

We are world-class engineers who will lead bold, innovative change to serve the world in the Jesuit tradition.

College Mission Statement

Our diverse community of engineering scholars collaborates in transformative learning environments to lead change for the benefit of humanity. We prepare students for fulfilling careers by providing a strong technical and ethical foundation.

We ignite curiosity, encourage student-centered learning and foster critical thinking by:

  • Educating engineering leaders who thrive in innovative, entrepreneurial and dynamic environments.
  • Exploring and discovering new knowledge, putting research in action.
  • Engaging professional and technical communities worldwide.

These statements reflect the essential nature of the college. The motivation of the college centers about its desire to emphasize to the engineering community the intrinsic value of humankind and of the individuals who comprise it. This motivation flows directly from the fact that the college is an integral part of a Catholic, Jesuit university.

The Opus College of Engineering is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education.