Engineering | University of Northwestern, St. Paul
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The program prepares graduates to be engineering leaders who are able to coordinate a multidisciplinary team to research, design, and implement solutions with consideration of standard procedures, ethical practices, contemporary technologies, and the impact on creation for God-honoring service to the profession, community and world.

About the Department

Students in the engineering major learn to apply fundamental knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to the creative development of solutions to complex technical problems. The core curriculum provides students with an understanding of ideas that have shaped human thinking in engineering and the humanities, arts and sciences. This broad perspective gives students the context to comprehend the intentions of God’s plan for human activity and realize the environmental, economic, ethical, sustainability, social and safety impact of their engineering designs on creation and mankind. Graduates are well prepared to pursue employment in industry and to pursue graduate studies in engineering and related fields.

Majors and Programs

The Engineering major consists of 60 credits for core courses and an emphasis of 20 credits in any of the following: Civil Engineering, Electrical/Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The degree is granted upon completion of 144 credits (40 credits must be in 3000- or 4000-level courses.)

Because of University of Northwestern’s small class sizes, students are able to get a more personalized education. Teachers truly take an interest in students and are able to provide one-on-one attention that helps each individual excel.

When your time in Northwestern's engineering program comes to a close, you will have confidence in your knowledge and skills, and a strong foundation of faith and character that will allow to you to make a lasting impact on the world for God’s glory.

The Engineering department is seeking to grow the program from at least 15 students in the first graduating class in 2020–21 to 30 graduates in 2025–26.

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