Engineering

Bachelor of Science

From research and development to testing and production, engineers design and manage the products that improve our quality of life. Engineers improve transportation, develop better nano-technologies for healthcare, design electrical systems, protect the environment, streamline manufacturing and harness nuclear energy and much more. ACU’s rigorous engineering program will prepare you for a career that makes the world a better place.

From research and development to testing and production, engineers design and manage the products that improve our quality of life. Engineers improve transportation, develop better nano-technologies for healthcare, design electrical systems, protect the environment, streamline manufacturing and harness nuclear energy and much more. ACU’s rigorous engineering program will prepare you for a career that makes the world a better place.

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B.S. in Engineering

Degree Details

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Related Degrees

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B.S. in Civil Engineering 

B.S. in Electrical Engineering

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering 

Physics – Engineering Physics track

Physics – Engineering Science Technology track

Required

University Hours: 54
Major Hours: 74
Electives: 0

Total Required: 128 credit hours

Example Coursework 

Thermodynamics

Fluid Mechanics

Material Science

Mechanics of Materials

Minor Available

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UNDERGRADUATE MINORS

Career Options

Consider the wide range of exciting careers available with a bachelor’s in engineering. See an extensive list below.

Curriculum

In ACU’s prestigiously accredited engineering program, you will 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.

Experiential Learning

Our programs incorporate real-world problems from corporate, public and non-profit organization partners in junior and senior clinic projects. These experiences help you learn from practicing engineers, acquire real-world design experience for a client, and begin a strong personal network on which to build a career.

You’ll also be given plenty of opportunities to use your knowledge to help others in the community and around the world.

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Student Opportunities

  • Research – You’ll participate in a year-long research assignment during your senior year.
  • Missional engineering – You can travel internationally and get hands-on engineering experience and real-world application while sharing the Gospel with others.
  • Study Abroad in Leipzig, Germany
  • Engineering Students Association (ESA), the student chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers
  • LEAP, the Ladies of Engineering and Physics student group
  • PROPEL
  • National Society of Black Engineering

Careers

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A wide choice of careers can begin with one of ACU’s Bachelor of Science degrees in engineering, including:

  • 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

ACU’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.

Once you graduate from ACU with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, you will be equipped to work in a number of engineering positions.

Enrollment Data

The ACU engineering program strongly supports the university’s mission of educating students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. In support of the university mission and in response to the needs of program constituents, the Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are that within a few years of graduation:

  1. Alumni succeed in engineering practice or other fields that value design using analysis, problem solving, communication, and other professional practice skills.
  2. Alumni continue in life-long learning that builds upon foundational undergraduate knowledge through graduate study, career-specific or other professional training.
  3. Alumni glorify God through thoughtful integration of work and life-facilitating service to others through their profession.

The following student outcomes will prepare ACU engineering students to attain the program educational objectives:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies