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Rigorous Engineering, Decidedly Christian

Design and build technology through Taylor University's project-based, career-focused Engineering program.

Train in mechanical, electrical, material, and thermal systems and examine how the principles of mathematics, engineering, and physics influence one another. From your first semester, you’ll work with state-of-the-art lab equipment on large-scale research project, which will build towards internships and practicums where you can put your knowledge to work – and you’ll be better equipped than students from other top ranked engineering programs. 100% of Engineering students are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. 

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Taylor’s Engineering program produces competent, creative, high-quality engineers with strong Christian character. Our faculty foster a rigorous and highly-supportive Christian community where students rise to demanding and exciting challenges. 

Get on track for these careers

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Controls Engineer
  • Research Analyst
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Executive Director
  • Process Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Engineer

Engineer Your Future

At Taylor, major projects are embedded into the curriculum, so you’ll work on large-scale projects in a team setting, with the mentorship of faculty every step of the way. Here are just a few major projects our students have worked on:

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Satellite Research

Since 2001, Taylor has  partnered with NASA. In 2014, Taylor launched Indiana’s first ever university satellite, paving the way for other universities, high schools, and robotics teams. Taylor has since built and launched many satellites, including CubeSats, NanoSats, and ThinSats.

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Mars Habitat Robot

A team of engineers  developed a 3D printer that could facilitate the future colonization of mars, in hopes of paving the way for humans to step foot on Mars. The team combined the technology of mobile and gantry units into a single system.

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Virtual Reality System

For the past 2 years, Engineering Computer Science students have been working on a complex walking interface for virtual reality.  They created a prototype of a walking interface that includes 2 mobile footpads on rails, a user tracking subsystem, a control subsystem, and a safety subsystem.

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Hovercraft Projects

Students enrolled in the Principles of Engineering class learn to design and build remotely controllable Hovercraft. They analyze prop thrust, lift, control systems, and design complete systems in CAD software, print and cut 3D model parts, and work with electronic controls, and radio frequencies.

Engineering Degree Options

General Engineering Concentration

Design your own concentration for an advanced, practical understanding of the various areas of engineering, rounded out by additional mathematics and science courses. The General Engineering concentration allows students who have a broader interest in engineering to take a variety of engineering, mathematics, and/or science courses across the spectrum.

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Electrical Engineering Concentration

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. If you are interested in the design, development, testing, and maintenance of electrical control systems whether for large-scale electrical distribution or for smaller electronic circuits, the Electrical Engineering concentration might be a good fit for you.

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Physics Engineering Concentration

Physics and Engineering have a great deal of foundational study in common. Both physicists and engineers have a fundamental understanding of the physical sciences and mathematics and use that knowledge to solve problems. While physicists typically study fundamental laws of nature, engineers focus on an application of these laws in building and designing machinery and structure. For an advanced knowledge of the application of experimental physics, especially electricity and magnetism, waves, optics, and quantum mechanics, consider a concentration in Physics Engineering.

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Mechanical Engineering Major

The Mechanical Engineering major focuses on the theory and behavior of mechanical systems. You will study fluid mechanics, heat transfer, the dynamics of machinery, and materials used for machine design.

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Computer Engineering Major

A major rather than an Engineering concentration, Computer Engineering offers a pathway to design and build new computer technology. Practical courses will integrate an understanding of computer science, engineering, physics, and mathematics by focusing on hardware design, software programming, electric circuits, mathematics modeling, embedded systems, and CPU architectures.

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Engineering Systems

This course focuses on the mathematical modeling and analysis of lumped-element physical systems, including translational and rotational mechanical systems, electrical systems, heat transfer systems, and fluid systems. You’ll learn concepts of flow, effort, and impedance and engage in labs that focus on modeling and simulation, design, and software skill development.

Introduction to Engineering

Get a hands-on overview of the tools you’ll engage with throughout engineering classes, including methodology tools, analytical tools, software tools, and hardware tools. Get a framework for your engineering studies ahead through practical hands-on experiences, including a group hardware project.

Introduction to Circuits & Electronics

The first course you’ll take in electric circuits, you’ll be introduced to DC, time-dependent, and AC circuits. Engage in a weekly lab involving basic electronic devices and common test equipment. A course project gives students the opportunity to create, build, and test a custom printed circuit board (PCB) circuit.

Junior Engineering Project

During this semester-long engineering project, you'll practice the elements of the design process, innovation and creativity, problem solving, the application of analytical and software tools, and effective communication. There is a special emphasis on the thoughtful design process. Major projects have included robotics, virtual reality, and satellite development.


Practicums can be in the engineering industry or in engineering research. Past students have completed practicums with industry leaders like Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Dynamic Aviation, NuVasive, and Gentex.

Senior Capstone

A three-course experience designed to prepare for professional engineering work through a year-long student-driven project. Teams are multidisciplinary and apply theory to hands-on projects. They engage in preparation, design, documentation, and presentation of their work. You'll learn to apply the knowledge and skills learned in earlier course work, incorporate standards and constraints to their project, and consider how to use these skills to serve God and humanity.

Engineering Curriculum & Degree Options

Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.

Liberal Arts Foundational Core

A Taylor liberal arts education will prepare you to live and work in a fast-changing world. It also goes a step further: laying a strong spiritual foundation that cultivates wisdom. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God’s creation.

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Taylors engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
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Designing and Building Your Future

Our Engineering program emphasizes design-focused classes that use engineering tools and technology to teach students how 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 (Students are designing and building robots to build 3D-print buildings on Mars, so that astronauts can one day have a safe place to live there)
  • CNC/lathe
  • laser cutter
  • a fully-equipped wood shop
  • a state-of-the art electronics lab

On top of building a theoretical and experiential knowledge of engineering, students are able to engage with ethical issues associated with technology in the 21st century digital society.

You’ll enjoy personalized career-planning, opportunities to work with cutting-edge technology, professional development experiences, and learn to grow in Christ and integrate faith into a specific engineering career. 100% of engineering graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

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