The Department of Engineering and Physics at ACU deepens your understanding of the physical world through theory, application, analysis and practical design. As you develop technical knowledge and practical skills as a physics or engineering major, you learn to understand God’s handiwork in the laws of the universe and apply those principles to improve the lives of people everywhere.

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Student Opportunities

Our engineering and physics faculty are active researchers in their fields. They are respected internationally for their work, yet enjoy teaching and mentoring students. And with an average class size of 10 students, you’ll get to know your professor well – often with an opportunity to become a colleague. Involvement in the process of research and discovery sets ACU apart from engineering majors at other universities. Our students see abstract concepts at work in real-world scenarios, and witness the fun and excitement of science in action through positions as research assistants with Dr. Tim Head in his work on NExT, Dr. Jim Drachenberg building an upgrade for the STAR (Solenoidal Tracker at RHIC) experiment, and research in nuclear physics and engineering, as well as opportunities for summer internships at national laboratories.

At ACU, the study of engineering and physics is dedicated to glorifying the Creator. 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. Part of that commitment means action, and as a student in our engineering program you may have the opportunity to travel to Haiti to dig wells and provide clean drinking water for villages still struggling to recover from the 2010 earthquake, design a sustainable irrigation system for communities in Honduras, or work at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to help advance treatment for one of the world’s most deadly diseases.