Marquette University


Marquette’s Opus College of Engineering’s mission is to prepare students for successful careers based on strong ethical and moral foundations, advance the state of the art in engineering, serve the professional and technical communities, and contribute to our global society. Marquette is building a workforce of entrepreneurially minded professional engineers for the 21st century — men and women who will provide world leadership in a new era of engineering.

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 leadership in the education of the whole person — cura personalis — as students and faculty work side-by-side to improve the quality of life across the globe.

As a member of KEEN, Marquette University values the unparalleled access to resources for faculty education, tools for enhancing the engineering curriculum, and a network of schools that share their values and goals for fostering an entrepreneurial mindset within our students.

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Dr. Kristina (Kris) Ropella is Opus Dean of the Opus College of Engineering. She received her bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering from Marquette in 1985 and earned master’s and doctoral degrees from Northwestern University.