Engineers working in lab

Engineering (BSE)

Solving real-world problems.

Engineering uses science, math, economics, social and practical knowledge to solve real-world problems. Engineers improve transportation, develop better nanotechnologies for healthcare, design electrical systems, protect the environment, purify drinking water, streamline manufacturing and harness nuclear energy, among many other undertakings.

In ACU's Engineering program you will also develop the practical skills to help you succeed as an engineer: the ability to speak persuasively, the ability to go into the workshop to make and test things, and the ability to work effectively in teams.  

Program Overview

Credit hours University Requirements: 56 credit hours
+ Major Requirements: 72 credit hours
+ Electives: 0 credit hours
= Total Required: 128 credit hours*
*Based on track selection
Tracks N/A
Department Engineering and Physics
School/College College of Arts and Sciences
ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission logo for Engineering program accreditation


Abilene Christian University’s undergraduate engineering program has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.

ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.

What can you do after graduation?

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Field Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Missions/Humanitarian Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Process Engineer
  • Plant Engineer
  • Production Engineer
Civil engineers reviewing plans
Professor with students

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Every engineering student at ACU participates in hands-on learning starting from their first course in the program. Opportunities include:

  • Team-based, externally sponsored design projects working directly with industry engineers
  • Faculty-mentored research
  • Engineering as Christian mission in third world countries
  • Student club projects including machine restoration and robot competitions

About the Department of Engineering and Physics

Students studying at table

ACU undergraduate engineering and physics majors pursue a deeper understanding of the physical world through theory, application, analysis and practical design. Their education comes under the mentorship of dedicated Christian engineers who bring a variety of experiences and backgrounds to the table and who guide students as they develop technical knowledge and skills the professional practice skills that prepare them for engineering careers.

At ACU, we admire God’s handiwork in the laws of the universe, and seek to understand and apply those principles to solve big problems while improving the lives of people around the world.

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Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.