Program Educational Objectives
The BJU Engineering Department expects that graduates will within a few years of graduation
- Possess and maintain technical competency in applying science, math and technology to solve human needs and problems.
- Pursue a fulfilling professional career including
- Becoming a licensed Professional Engineer;
- Working in industry, research, or academia; or
- further graduate study
- Be well-rounded individuals who communicate effectively, work well with others, and understand the impact of their work in a global and social context.
- Pursue a life of Christlike character within a Christian worldview.
In preparing students to meet the stated goals, the program is designed to equip them with the following specific competencies:
- Knowledge. The ability to apply a core of knowledge necessary to engineering practice. This includes
- Knowledge of mathematics.
- Knowledge of science.
- Core engineering knowledge.
- Knowledge in an engineering specialty.
- Knowledge of contemporary issues in engineering.
- Experimental Skills. The ability to perform experiments and properly use the results. The graduate
- Can design and conduct experiments.
- Can analyze, interpret, and judge the significance of data.
- Technical Skills. The technical skills necessary to work well in the engineering community. The graduate
- Demonstrates skill in using common tools and instrumentation necessary for engineering practice.
- Demonstrates computer literacy skills.
- Has familiarity with major software tools in a student's area of interest.
- Design Skills. The skills necessary to perform engineering design. The graduate
- Can identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- Can design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints.
- Workplace Skills. The skills necessary to function in the engineering workplace. The graduate
- Functions effectively on multi-disciplinary teams, recognizing the value of other viewpoints.
- Communicates effectively in oral, written, and visual forms.
- Character. The personal traits and attitudes that enable a person to live a life of Christlike character. The graduate
- Has the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in context.
- Understands professional and ethical responsibility.
- Views all of life including engineering from a consistent Christian worldview.
- Displays a teachable disposition and an ability to engage in life-long learning.