Engineering

Discover how to apply science and technology to the service of God and humanity

Engineers are tasked with solving practical technical problems by applying the theories and principles of science and mathematics to find an economical solution.  

There are 25 different engineering specialties, but of the nearly 1.5 million engineering jobs available each year the greatest numbers are filled by engineers having electrical or mechanical backgrounds.

Engineers in the electrical and mechanical areas design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment, mechanical equipment, energy systems, and information systems.

Career Outlook

More than one-half of engineering jobs are in the manufacturing industries. The major part of the remainder is in engineering and architectural services and business and management consulting services. Governments employ about 200,000 engineers. Renewable energy (available as a minor) is an emerging technical area driven by the need to replace fossil fuels with an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly alternative.

Accreditation & Enrollment Data

The legacy B.S. Engineering degree (not available for new student enrollment) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

JBU will be seeking ABET accreditation for the new B.S. Electrical Engineering and B.S. Mechanical Engineering degrees at the earliest possible date after our first class of B.S.E.E. and B.S.M.E. students graduate (anticipated in May of 2020).

To find out more about why choosing an accredited program is key, visit the ABET website.

In compliance with ABET Accreditation Public Release Requirements, the links shown below will provide direct access to information that include program educational objectives, student outcomes, enrollment and graduate rates:

Engineering specific enrollment and graduation data are shown in the table below: