Engineering Studies Major: Computer and Mechanical

  • Intro. to Engineering students assembled and tested solar panels.

  • Intro. to Engineering students assembled and tested solar panels.

  • Electronics students practiced basic techniques before building their own projects.

  • Electronics students practiced basic techniques before building their own projects.

  • Intro. to Engineering students constructed and tested their own bridge designs.

  • Intro. to Engineering students constructed and tested their own bridge designs.

  • Intro. to Engineering students constructed and tested their own bridge designs.

  • First-year engineering major Ben Zook wrote a program to generate and send emails from his cell phone.

EMU’s 30-year old pre-engineering program will move to a full engineering major beginning fall 2016.

Our expert faculty take the practical study of engineering and provide a top-rate technical education within a Christian liberal arts context.

In this program, rigorous academics and advanced problem-solving converge with values such as sustainability and cross-cultural awareness. EMU STEM graduates often feel more prepared for graduate school or jobs than their counterparts from larger institutions.

Engineering Facilities

EMU is completing a $4 million renovation of the Suter Science Center, which will house a rapid prototyping lab with 3-D printers, computer design lab; engineering support lab, and spaces for faculty/student collaboration to support engineering and other STEM programs.

Engineering Major Curriculum

Alternate year courses denoted with *
Courses required for the given emphasis denoted with #

Engineering Core (31 SH)

Introduction to Engineering and Design (4)
Introduction to Programming or Intermediate Programming (3)
Experimental Methods* (3)
Analog Circuits* (3)
Engineering Statics (3)
Engineering Design II (3)
Engineering Design III (3)
Senior Design/Capstone Project (2/2)
Ethics in Computing and Engineering* (3)

Math/Science Core (33 or 36 SH)

Precalculus for Science and Engineering (0 or 3)
Math for Engineering Lab (1)
Calculus I/II/* and III (12)
Statistics for the Natural Sciences* (3)
Differential Equations (3)
Linear Algebra* (3)
University Physics I/II (8)
General Chemistry (4)

Upper Level Electives: Six courses from the courses listed in the two emphases below. At least three of the courses must be 300 level.

Mechanical Engineering Emphasis

Engineering Dynamics*(3)
Linear Systems*(3)
Strength of Materials*(4)
Thermodynamics*(3)
Digital Circuits(3)
Math Modeling(3)
Fluid Mechanics(3)
Heat Transfer(3)
Control Systems(3)
Topics in Engineering(3)

Computer Engineering Emphasis

Discrete Math# (4)
Software Engineering* (3)
Computer Architecture and Operating Systems# (3)
Networks and Data Communications# (3)
Digital Circuits#* (3)
Math Modeling* (3)
Linear Systems* (3)
Control Systems* (3)
Data Structures* (3)
Topics in Engineering* (3)

Professors

Engineering students work closely with expert professors Esther Tian and Daniel King, both engineering specialists, and other mathematics and computer science faculty members. Tian holds all three of her degrees, including a doctorate from University of Virginia, in mechanical engineering, while King double-majored in music and physics at Goshen (Indiana) College and went on to earn master’s and doctoral degrees at the University of Illinios in theoretical and applied mechanics.