Welcome Students

The ORU Engineering Department is committed to instilling engineering knowledge as well as incorporating communications skills and teamwork experience and applying it to all areas of industrialized society.

The Engineering Department provides students with the following:

  • Preparation for employment in industry, business, government and education
  • The background necessary for graduate work in engineering
  • Valuable computational reasoning tools for use in any discipline
  • A conceptual framework in the liberal arts tradition addressing the scope, power and application of engineering
  • Appreciation of the impact of technology on modern society

Mission

The Engineering Department seeks to provide students with the knowledge, skills and experiences that will prepare them to enter directly into professional practice as Christian engineers, or into advanced studies in engineering or other professional areas. This training equips students in the application of science and mathematics for the improvement of the physical world, and enables graduates to enter the engineering and scientific communities, and contribute to the healing of the human condition. The department supports the overall university mission by the development of analytical thinking and problem solving in science and engineering, and promotes understanding and reconciliation between the fields of science and theology.

Our students embrace this mission and are inspired and motivated to grow strong and well-prepared for every good work to which God is calling them. The following educational objectives reflect the knowledge and capacities that characterize our engineering graduates.

  • Graduates are able to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • Graduates are able to design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data.
  • Graduates are able to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs.
  • Graduates are able to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Graduates are able to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • Graduates understand professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Graduates are able to communicate effectively.
  • Graduates have a broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
  • Graduates recognize the need for and are able to engage in life-long learning.
  • Graduates have knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • Graduates are able to use the techniques, skills and modern tools necessary for engineering practice.
  • Graduates are able to apply the biblical concept of Christian stewardship.

These characteristics are taken largely from criteria developed by ABET, Inc., which is the organization that evaluates and accredits our engineering program. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students reach their full potential as Christian engineers and scientists or whatever field to which they are called.


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