Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years after graduation, NNU engineering alumni will be:
  1. Practicing engineering with professionalism, integrity, and Christian principles. 
  2. Advancing in their career through continuous learning, leadership, and teamwork.
  3. Serving their profession, the community, and God’s creation.

Student Outcomes and Performance Indicators

Outcome a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  1. Can use math to setup, model, solve, and validate an engineering problem solution
  2. Can use science and basic engineering principles to setup, model, solve and validate an engineering problem solution
Outcome b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  1. Can effectively design and execute experiments
  2. Can analyze experimental data, compare to theory/model, interpret results, estimate errors, and draw logical conclusions.
Outcome c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  1. Can identify constraints and requirements of the design of a system, component, or process
  2. Can design a system, component, or process that meets the design requirements within the imposed constraints.
Outcome d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  1. Can practice the responsibilities and roles of a team member
  2. Can demonstrate good listening and consensus building skills
Outcome e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  1. Can define, identify, and formulate an engineering problem from available information
  2. Can devise a strategy for solving a problem and execute it successfully
Outcome f) an ability to practice engineering professionally and ethically, including Christ-like service to humanity.
  1. Can demonstrate knowledge of professional codes of ethics
  2. Can make ethical decisions in engineering design and practice, and have participated in Christian service.
Outcome g) an ability to communicate effectively
  1. Can write reports, memos, e-mails, and other documents using concise, grammatically correct English.
  2. Can make effective oral presentations, using best practices.
Outcome h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  1. Understands the broad impacts of engineering solutions, including global, economic, environmental, and social impacts
  2. Demonstrates a big picture perspective obtained from a broad, liberal arts undergraduate engineering education.
Outcome i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  1. Can self-teach new skills and do independent research to acquire new knowledge and solve new problems.
  2. Demonstrates commitment to and planning for continued lifelong improvement of skills and knowledge
Outcome j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
  1. Informed and conversant on current issues in the field of engineering
  2. Informed and conversant on current national and world issues related to the practice of engineering
Outcome k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  1. Demonstrates an ability to use lab equipment, instrumentation, and techniques effectively to perform engineering work
  2. Demonstrate an ability to use modern design, modeling, and measurement software effectively to perform

Program Statistics

Below are enrollment statistics starting in 2013.

Year Enrolled Graduated
2013-14 61 5
2014-15 69 13
2015-16 75 10
2016-17 83