Engineering

Engineering students apply engineering fundamentals to real-world problems. JBU’s program combines exhaustive coursework with experiential projects like building robots for NASA competitions or designing disaster shelters for World Vision. Students study the latest technology and learn to apply classroom concepts to difficult problems, essential tools for future employment and graduate school.

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Find out what our students and professors have to say about studying engineering at JBU.

Experience Awesome Facilities

Seven Reasons to Study Engineering at JBU

Reason #1

Experience Awesome Facilities

Engineering students have access to 40,000 square feet of state of the art lab space and equipment like a jet engine and 3-D prototyping tools for projects.

Tailor Your Degree

Seven Reasons to Study Engineering at JBU

Reason #2

Tailor Your Degree

JBU offers three concentrations within the engineering department: electrical/computer engineering, mechanical engineering and renewable energy for students to tailor their scope of study.

Get Prestigious Internships

Seven Reasons to Study Engineering at JBU

Reason #3

Get Prestigious Internships

Our students regularly take summer internships at top companies including NASA.

Build a Robot

Seven Reasons to Study Engineering at JBU

Reason #4

Build a Robot

Each year a team of students build a robot and compete in the NASA Lunabotic Mining Competition. In 2012, JBU’s team won fourth place out of 50 international teams.

Serve Around the Globe

Seven Reasons to Study Engineering at JBU

Reason #5

Serve Around the Globe

Research and build your project at JBU, then take it global like a student aquaponics project that now helps a village in Cambodia.

Prepare for Grad School

Seven Reasons to Study Engineering at JBU

Reason #6

Prepare for Grad School

JBU engineering students are recruited to graduate programs both in the U.S. and abroad.

Publish Your Research

Seven Reasons to Study Engineering at JBU

Reason #7

Publish Your Research

Students work with professors on grant-funded projects like an EPA grant to developing a drinking water disinfection system for rural Guatemala.

Ted Song

Faculty Profile

Ted Song

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Song’s work involved researching how the mathematical power system models could increase solar and wind energy resources in the electrical grid.

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
M.S., University of Texas at Austin
B.S., Hanyang University

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Larry Bland

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Larry Bland

Associate Professor of Engineering

Bland brings over 30 years of industrial and management experience. Bland has seen many technical, social and mission opportunities throughout the world.

Ph.D., Ohio State University
M.S., Southern Methodist University
B.S., John Brown University

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Jin Xu

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Jin Xu

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Xu worked as a technical consultant in an aerospace software development company in Beijing. He enjoys working with students to enhance integration of faith and learning.

Ph.D., Iowa State University
Ph.D., B.S., Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China

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Tim Gilmour

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Tim Gilmour

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Gilmour applied signal processing to examine the effects of cell transplants on brain electrical activity in Parkinson’s disease. He has published four journal papers and presented seven conference abstracts.

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
M.S., Pennsylvania State University
B.S., Cedarville University

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Kevin Macfarlan

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Kevin Macfarlan

Professor of Engineering

Kevin Macfarlan was employed for nine years at GE Aircraft Engines where he received three achievement awards. He worked on several military jet engine programs and contributed to several novel engine concepts.

Ph.D., University of Arkansas
M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute

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Alumni Profile

Alumni Photo: Brian Plank ‘15

Brian Plank ‘15

Senior Brian Plank's autograph is on the wings of a NASA-designed aircraft that will soon be displayed at The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Plank recently completed a summer internship at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. There he worked as a research associate/project manager, testing flights of a subscale flying wing aircraft. The goal of the internship was to design an aerodynamic aircraft with lower drag that would decrease fuel consumption for a cheaper and environmentally safe flight.