Engineering

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Rigorous Engineering, Decidedly Christian

Harness the laws of nature, design and build technology, and solve real-world problems as an Engineering major in college. Train in mechanical, electrical, material, and thermal systems; and examine how the principles of mathematics, engineering, and physics influence one another. Our interdisciplinary project-based curriculum enables students to conduct large-scale research projects and put your classroom knowledge into practice with hands-on projects.

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Taylor’s Engineering program focuses on producing knowledgeable, high-quality engineers with strong Christian character. Our Engineering faculty foster a rigorous and highly-supportive Christian community where students rise to the demanding and exciting challenges of serving Christ with cutting-edge engineering techniques. As part of the Taylor Engineering family, you are so much more than a number. Each of our students enjoys personalized career-planning and professional development opportunities in engineering, and has many opportunities to grow in Christ and integrate faith into a specific engineering career.

Concentrate on Your Passion

A Taylor Engineering degree gives students the tools they need to pursue a career or a graduate program in their preferred engineering concentration. The Engineering program is a single interdisciplinary BS Engineering degree that builds a broad and robust engineering foundation applicable to all engineering disciplines, with a particular strength in the mechanical and electrical disciplines. Within this degree, students may elect to concentrate their electives in the Electrical, Mechanical, Physics, or General Engineering area.

Engineer Your Future

The Engineering curriculum is designed to meet four program educational objectives:

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Objective 1. Dependable Service

Prepare our graduates to serve others dependably, most importantly their employer, customers, and community.

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Objective 2. Trustworthy Design

Prepare our graduates to practice technical competence, producing trustworthy engineering designs.

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Objective 3. Innovative Solutions

Prepare our graduates to exercise creativity in their work, fostering innovative solutions.

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Objective 4. Growth Mindset

Prepare our graduates to pursue growth in their faith, social understanding, and technical competence so that they can adapt to meet the needs of an ever-changing world.

Choose a Concentration

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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. Students completing this concentration are well-equipped to enter the workforce (or pursue graduate work) in a number of electrically-oriented disciplines. Electrical concentration students often pursue careers including (but not limited to) Electrical Engineering, Control Systems Engineering, Robotics, Biomedical Sensors/Devices, Embedded Systems, Power Electronics, and Digital Systems.

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Mechanical Engineering Concentration

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 (or pursue graduate work) in a range of mechanically-oriented disciplines. Mechanical concentration students often pursue careers including (but not limited to) Mechanical Engineering, Automotive/Manufacturing Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science, Robotics, Biomechanics, and Prosthetics.

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Physics Engineering Concentration

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. Physics concentration students often pursue careers including (but not limited to): Engineering R&D, Applied Physics, Materials Science, and Robotics.

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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. This concentration allows students who have a broader interest in engineering to take a variety of engineering, mathematics, and/or science courses across the spectrum. Graduates from this concentration have the same strong engineering fundamental coursework requirements as the other concentrations, but have more elective course options. This additional elective space allows students to customize their coursework toward a wide variety engineering disciplines and graduate programs, including (but not limited to) chemical engineering, environmental engineering, bioengineering, project management (MBA), and others.

Take a Look Inside the Classroom

Introduction to Engineering

Taken your first year, this course introduces commercial engineering CAD and programming software tools through a multi-disciplinary hands-on project. Students learn Solidworks and Cadsoft Eagle and gain exposure to the Arduino programming environment.

Introduction to Circuits & Electronics / Principles of Engineering

These two sophomore-year courses each include a major project. One project gives students a concept-to-design-to-CAD-to-prototyping electrical experience. The second project leads students through a multi-physics system modeling and design optimization problem.

Junior Engineering Project

A junior year course that focuses on applying engineering, math, and science knowledge to solving a multidisciplinary problem. With multiple concentrations represented on a team, Engineering majors learn how to integrate their concentration with other engineering specialties.

Practicum

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 students for professional engineering work through a year-long student-driven project. Teams are multidisciplinary and bring engineers of all concentrations together to apply theory to hands-on projects.

Engineering Curriculum & Degree Options

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

Foundational Core

The Foundational Core is the key to Taylor’s total education. These classes will give you a big-picture view of how your calling connects with God's purpose for your life, engaging with ideas that will demonstrate how God has given you certain talents and skills to bring healing to the world. Each student who completes the Foundational Core emerges as a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God's creation.

View Foundational Core Curriculum.

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Designing and Building Your Future

Our Engineering 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 (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.

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