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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You’ll have the same strong engineering fundamental coursework requirements as the other concentrations, but have more elective course options. With additional elective space, you’ll be able to customize your coursework toward a wide variety of engineering disciplines and graduate programs, including chemical engineering, environmental engineering, bioengineering, project management (MBA), and others. With a general engineering concentration, you’ll be well-prepared to work as an engineer or in an interdisciplinary setting, such as consulting.
Electrical concentration students often pursue careers in electrical engineering, control systems engineering, robotics, biomedical sensors/devices, embedded systems, power electronics, and digital systems. You’ll be well-equipped to enter the workforce in electrically-oriented disciplines, or pursue graduate work.
The Physics Engineering concentration is well-suited for students who enjoy applying the principles of physics beyond theoretical study. It's especially optimal for students who want to bridge the gap between physics and engineering and want the option to pursue a career directly after graduation, although further study is also very possible. Physics concentration students often pursue careers in engineering R&D, applied physics, materials science, and robotics. Whatever your goals, you’ll be well-prepared for a career or advanced study in either applied physics or engineering research.
You’ll be ready to enter the workforce or pursue graduate work in a range of mechanically-oriented disciplines. Mechanical Engineering will equip you to pursue a career in mechanical engineering, automotive/manufacturing engineering, aerospace engineering, materials science, robotics, biomechanics, or prosthetics. Some students decide to pursue graduate work, which opens up doors to larger roles such as a project coordinator or manager.
You’ll play a critical role in capstone projects that bring together team members from a range of engineering disciplines, mirroring what will likely be your post-Taylor experience in the workforce. You’ll be prepared for employment and/or graduate programs involving software development, computer programming, robotics, biomedical implants, telecommunications, data acquisition systems, and other complex hardware-software 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.
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.
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:
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.