2008–09 Undergraduate Catalog
Otto Miller Hall
FACULTY: Elaine P Scott
John Lindberg, Physics/EAS Mission Applications
Phil Prins, Computer Science/Coordinator Computer Engineering
Engineering Programs Mission: Preparing engineers with a Christian worldview who are called to serve, equipped to lead, and sent to engage the world with their lives and through the appropriate use of technology.
In a Christian context, engineering is a ministry of designing, manufacturing, testing, and marketing products that serve and preserve God’s creation. An engineer optimally applies the principles of science and mathematics to create the tools, products, and processes that support modern society.
Today, as civilization becomes more complex, the engineer must have a deeper understanding of the physical world, a wider versatility with mathematical and experimental techniques, and an increased sensitivity to the long-term effects of technology on people. The engineering program not only develops these skills in the applied sciences, but it also provides the liberal arts enrichment that makes the engineer better able to communicate ideas to other segments of our society.
SPU offers B.S. degrees in electrical engineering (BSEE), computer engineering (BSCPE) and engineering and applied science (BSEAS). The BSEE degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The BSEAS degree offers options in bio-engineering, engineering physics, environmental engineering, and missions applications. The missions application option is a unique blend of practical engineering training for the missions setting with an opportunity to minor in global and urban ministries.
3-2 Transfer Program
A student interested in a branch of engineering not offered at SPU may form a combined program consisting of three years of study at SPU and two years at the partnering school. At the completion of this, he or she will receive a B.A. in physical sciences from SPU and a B.S. from the participating engineering school. During the three years spent in residence at SPU the student satisfies many requirements for the B.S. degree by taking the core Christian foundations, liberal arts, and prescribed courses in chemistry, physics, mathematics, and engineering.
If the student then fulfills the entrance requirements of the partnering university, he or she may transfer to the participating university. At that university, the student will spend two years taking upper-division engineering courses to complete the second degree. Details of this 3-2 transfer program are available from the engineering program director.
Evening/Online Electrical Engineering Degree Program
Normally students complete internships during the summer between their junior and senior years. The Engineering Department will provide information to help students find internships, but students are individually responsible for finding and completing appropriate internships.
Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
Expectations of Entering High School Students
Expectations of Entering Transfer Students
Admission to Engineering Majors
Humanities and Social Science Requirement
These courses satisfy a general humanities and social-science accreditation requirement. Students who take the full SPU Core and Exploratory general education program more than meet this requirement. However, transfer students should carefully select their courses to ensure they fulfill the 24-credit humanities and social-science requirement both in breadth and depth. They must see their assigned general education advisor to ensure this requirement is met.