Engineering Major

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree


Program Overview

The engineering major is designed to provide students with a background to apply mathematics and natural sciences to the solutions of relevant problems in society. Engineers turn ideas into reality by designing products and processes that will be beneficial to people. At ORU, we understand that to truly study our world you have to consider its Creator. Studying engineering at ORU provides the unique experience of a Christian perspective on science.

Students choosing the engineering major will complete general education courses, engineering major classes and complete one of the following three concentration areas: electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or computer engineering.

This major is accredited by ABET, Inc.


Areas of Concentration

"I chose engineering because I have always been amazed by the correlations between mathematics, mechanics, and the real world. ORU provides a great environment for discovering these principles and applying them on future projects. I love collaborating with my fellow engineering students in what has become a close-knit group of friends. I am blessed to have the opportunity to learn alongside such great friends from some truly genius professors."

Luke Chinworth

Student: Luke
Major: Engineering
Hometown: Judson, IN

Electrical Engineering Concentration
Students choosing the electrical engineering concentration will be exposed to the concepts underlying the analysis and design of circuits, frequency analysis and design of amplifiers, application of digital systems design, a study of electrostatics, electric and magnetic circuits and fields and symmetrical components as well as an introduction to electromechanical devices.

Mechanical Engineering Concentration
In the mechanical engineering concentration students will study mechanics of materials, the application of thermodynamics to components and systems, the design of machines based on kinematic and kinetic requirements, the principles of machine component design, and the analysis of the behavior of stationary and flowing fluids. Additionally, students have the opportunity to experience problem-solving in heat transfer.

Computer Engineering Concentration
Students in the computer engineering concentration experience the growing areas of computer networks and communication. Course study includes digital and microprocessor systems design, computer architecture and the factors influencing the design of hardware and software elements of computer systems.


ORU Distinguishing Features

A distinguishing feature of the engineering program at ORU is its broad liberal arts base. This foundation equips students in the application of science and technology for the improvement of the world and enables graduates to enter the engineering and scientific communities and contribute to the healing of the human condition.

At ORU you have the opportunity to apply what you learn and test the theories in the real world. Students at all levels are involved with creative cutting-edge projects such as creating a racecar, a full-sized composite aircraft, a remote-controlled mine-sweeping robot or a shark-bite meter.


Student Societies, Clubs and Extracurricular opportunities

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) - Student club for mechanical engineering emphasis
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - Student club for electrical engineering emphasis and computer engineering emphasis

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) - Opportunities for professional networking and development

Engineers with a Mission - Training students for service in developing and mission communities. Engineers with a mission is committed to demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ in word, deed, and design.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) - Inform young women of qualifications and achievements of women engineers and opportunities open to them. Stimulate young women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders.


Outcomes

Engineering graduates are in high demand and typically receive high starting salaries. Some ORU graduates choose to use their education in the mission field or to pursue graduate studies at major universities. Many also work for a wide range of industries including Baker Hughes, Danaher, Boeing, G.E., Cessna and Toyota.


Course Offerings

  • Engineering Graphics
  • Network Analysis Lecture/Lab
  • Mechanics I: Statics
  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Engineering Management and Economy
  • Senior Design and Research
  • Engineering Computational Methods
  • Electrical Engineering Concentration Courses
  • Mechanics II: Dynamics
  • Control Systems
  • Network Analysis
  • Electronics Lecture/Lab
  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Digital Systems Design
  • Design w/ Standard Components
  • Power Systems Analysis
  • Electromechanical Devices
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Power Systems Design
  • Design of Control Systems
  • Microprocessor Systems Design
  • Computer Architecture
  • Mechanical Engineering Concentration Courses

Success Stories

  • Nathan Francis (2007 graduate) is working as an Application Engineer with Progressing Cavity Pumping Systems for Baker Hughes Centrilift in Tulsa, OK.
  • Aaron McCready (2007 graduate) received a job offer from Toyota in Detroit, MI and is working for the chassis design group.
  • James Wanjiku (2008 graduate) started a new job at Victory Energy in Collinsville, OK.

Degree Plan Electrical Engineering Concentration

Degree Plan Mechanical Engineering Concentration

Degree Plan Computer Engineering Concentration

Contact

918.495.6939
engineering@oru.edu