Practical experience through The Collaboratory
Starting your second year, you’ll work on projects that meet the needs of a real-world client in a Christian missions context. You will be offered the opportunity to begin using your engineering skills right away, not only in Pennsylvania, but around the world. When you finish your degree, you’ll walk into your first job with a complete project management and technical application experience.
Participate in the Integrated Projects Curriculum (IPC) in partnership with the Collaboratory, which provides all engineering students with a five-semester sequence of credit-bearing opportunities to use what you learn in the classroom to solve authentic problems for local and international clients such as building prosthetics, wheelchairs and more. Don't want to wait until sophomore year? You can start volunteering in the Collaboratory as a first-year student!
In addition, you’ll get to use our specialized facilities, including a professionally staffed machine shop; state-of-the-art mechanical, electrical, environmental and biomedical engineering labs; industry-standard engineering software, in-house circuit prototyping equipment and a robotics lab.
To meet the engineering degree requirements, you’ll take 15 pre-engineering courses and eight upper-level engineering courses. Then, you’ll finish the degree with nine courses in the biomedical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental or mechanical concentrations.
Continually recognized as a top engineering degree program by U.S. News and World Report, our engineering courses provide a balance of technical knowledge, broad education and Christian faith, in addition to you getting the opportunity to apply your knowledge to service projects in real, tangible ways through the University’s unique Integrated Projects Curriculum (IPC).