Bachelor of Science in Engineering

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, among other undertakings. 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, among other undertakings. ACU’s rigorous engineering program will prepare you for a career that makes the world a better place.

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Mission

In ACU’s Department of Engineering and Physics, we marvel at 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.

Program Structure

BS in Engineering Degree Details

These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.

Required

University Requirements: 56 credit hours + Major Requirements: 72 credit hours + Electives: 0 credit hours = Total Required: 128 credit hours

Example Coursework 

Thermodynamics
Embedded Systems
Fluid Mechanics
Digital Logic

Minor Available

Yes

Department

Engineering and Physics

Application Deadlines

Early Bird: Nov. 1
Regular: Feb. 1
National Candidates: May 1

Curriculum

Students in the field

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

Learning about engineering and physics means using science, math, economics, social and practical knowledge to solve real-world problems. For students in ACU’s Department of Engineering and Physics, it also means using their 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

Students in class

A wide choice of careers can begin with ACU’s Bachelor of Science 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 are succeeding in engineering practice or other diverse fields that value analytical, problem solving, and professional practice skills.
  2. Alumni are engaging in life-long learning that builds upon foundational knowledge acquired in their undergraduate education through graduate study, career-specific or other professional training.
  3. Alumni are glorifying 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:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • 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
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • 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
  • 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
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.