ORU's Engineering program offers an ABET accredited Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree; with emphases in mechanical, electrical and computer areas. Each program is delivered in a Christian environment by faculty and staff who form close mentoring relationships with students. We are dedicated to producing the highest caliber graduates who can solve difficult technical problems and contribute as Christians to the healing of our world.
Some of the outstanding features of this program:
- Faculty are committed to undergraduate education, so you receive individual attention from professors that enhances learning.
- Students engage in research projects with professors. For example, Dr. Ma works with students to build sensors to measure the distance between cars and their relative speeds. In addition, a team of engineering students entered the SpaceX Hyperloop Competition earning the opportunity to compete in the finals, which included only 20 teams from the original more than 1,000 competing teams.
- The members of ASME, the student club for mechanical engineering students, attend conferences where students make valuable contacts in the industry.
- ORU's Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the campus organization that has promoted the field of engineering since its inception in 2004.
- Groups of our engineering students have traveled internationally to develop water
projects and aid missions in Africa to become energy self-sufficient through solar
power and a biodigester.
Program Educational Objectives:
The following program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what our graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation.
- Graduates will have secured engineering positions that will have led to successful careers in industry, government, or academia or will have successfully pursued an advanced degree in a chosen field.
- Graduates will have applied their technical knowledge to design and analyze systems and to solve ever changing real-world engineering problems.
- Graduates will have communicated and worked effectively with people with a broad variety of backgrounds.
- Graduates will have engaged in lifelong learning and professional development.
- Graduates will have demonstrated sensitivity to their Creator and will have been able to apply Christian principles of stewardship and discipline in their personal lives, having been committed to professional and ethical standards of responsibility.
The engineering faculty has established the following engineering student outcomes. The realization of these outcomes is important for the achievement of program educational objectives and represents the skills and abilities that students should be able to demonstrate by the time of graduation.
- Students are able to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
- Students are able to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data.
- Students are able to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
- Students are able to function on multidisciplinary teams.
- Students are able to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- Students understand professional and ethical responsibility.
- Students are able to communicate effectively.
- Students have a broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- Students recognize the need for and are able to engage in lifelong learning.
- Students have knowledge of contemporary issues.
- Students are able to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for engineering practice.
- Students are able to apply Christian principles of stewardship.