Harness the laws of nature, design and build technology, and help solve real-world problems as an Engineering major at Taylor. Train in mechanical, electrical, material, and thermal systems; and examine how the principles of mathematics, engineering, and physics influence one another. You will also conduct large-scale research projects and put your classroom knowledge into practice with hands-on projects.
Accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), Taylor’s Engineering program focuses on producing knowledgeable, high-quality engineers with strong Christian character. Our Engineering faculty foster a Christian community that teaches engineering relationally. Your professors will not only care about how you are preparing for your future career in engineering, but also how you are developing as a Christ-follower while an engineering major in college. Faculty encourage students to discover how applied science and faith interact and are excited to send Christian leaders into the engineering field.
Instead of offering specific Engineering majors, Taylor’s Engineering program offers a single interdisciplinary BS Engineering degree that builds a broad and robust engineering foundation that matches the approach to developments in the industry across all engineering disciplines. To gain disciplinary depth in the engineering field, Taylor offers the option to choose among several Engineering concentrations.
Students can choose concentrations in Electrical, Mechanical, Physics, and General. A Taylor Engineering degree gives students the tools they need to pursue a graduate program or a career in their preferred engineering concentration. For example, a student choosing the Electrical Engineering concentration would receive a BS degree in Engineering and would take courses that focus on electrical systems. A student choosing the Mechanical concentration would also receive a BS degree in Engineering, but would take courses that focus on mechanical systems. If you choose a general engineering major, you'll essentially design your own concentration for an advanced, practical understanding of the various areas of engineering, rounded out by additional mathematics and science courses.
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Learn about the theory and behavior of electrical systems by studying electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism; and apply your knowledge to the design of systems requiring analog, digital, micro-computer, and/or power electronics. Students completing this concentration are well-equipped to enter the workforce as an electrical engineer or pursue graduate work in a number of electrically-oriented disciplines (i.e. Electrical Engineering, Control Systems, Robotics, Biomedical Sensors, etc.).
The Mechanical concentration focuses on the theory and behavior of mechanical systems. Students will study fluid mechanics, heat transfer, the dynamics of machinery, and materials used for machine design. Completing this concentration will equip students to enter the workforce as a mechanical engineer or pursue graduate work in a range of mechanically-oriented disciplines (i.e., Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science, Robotics, Biomechanics, Prosthetics, etc.).
Build an advanced knowledge of the application of experimental physics, especially electricity and magnetism, waves, optics, and quantum mechanics. This concentration is particularly well-suited for students who are more interested in the application of physics than theory. Students pursuing this course would be equally well-prepared for a career or advanced study in either applied physics or engineering research.
Design your own concentration for an advanced, practical understanding of the various areas of engineering, rounded out by additional mathematics and science courses. This concentration allows students who have a broader interest in engineering to take a variety of engineering courses across the spectrum. Graduates from this concentration require strong engineering fundamental coursework like the other concentrations, but have more elective course options, which allows them to prepare for a wide variety of engineering disciplines and graduate programs, including chemical engineering, environmental engineering, project management (MBA), and others.
The Engineering curriculum includes a variety of courses designed to meet four program educational objectives:
In addition to a strong theoretical core, our program emphasizes design-focused classes that use engineering tools and technology to sketch designs and construct digital prototypes. To ensure that engineering majors can move designs into the real world, we offer dedicated project courses in the freshman, junior, and senior years. These classes give students hands-on experience and utilize our high quality engineering facilities, including a machine shop with 3D printers, CNC/lathe, laser cutter, etc.; a fully-equipped wood shop; and a state-of-the art electronics lab.
On top of building a theoretical and experiential knowledge of engineering, students are able to engage with the ethical issues associated with technology in the 21st century digital society.
Take a peek into some of our core Engineering courses:
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.