Bachelor of Science in Engineering
NNU offers a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) degree with concentrations in:
- Agricultural Engineering
- Civil Engineering (using some courses from BSU or other accredited Civil programs)
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Engineering Physics (pre-Nuclear Engineering)
- Mechanical Engineering
Graduates from our program have a high FE exam pass rate and job placement rate. Our graduates also have a high grad school acceptance rate at outstanding graduate schools such as Columbia, Georgia Tech, Purdue, Alabama, Vanderbilt, and Carnegie Mellon.
NNU Engineering professors really care about you, both inside and outside of the classroom. They all have years of industry experience to draw on in mentoring you and giving you hands-on training with lab and fab equipment.
Our small program is focused on the highest-quality undergraduate education. We have a faculty to student ratio of 15:1. Grounded in the engineering fundamentals for the first two years, you then concentrate on one engineering discipline in your final two years. At the same time, you benefit from NNU's broad liberal arts educational, spiritual, and residential campus experience. 85% of our engineers graduate in four years, while the national average is five years.
NNU's BSE program has been ABET accredited since its first graduating class in 2014 and has graduated nearly 60 grads through 2018. Its history extends back to 1955 when Dr. Gilbert Ford started the Engineering Physics program, which has over 300 alumni all over the world.
Engineering Graduate Success
Employers of NNU engineering graduates are impressed with their well-rounded technical, ethical, social and communication skills. NNU engineers are in leadership roles in engineering companies, universities, and national laboratories around the country, including: Boeing, Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin, Micron, Intel, Raytheon, Hewlett Packard, ON Semiconductor, American Semiconductor, DC Engineering, INL, PNNL, ORNL, Los Alamos, Sandia, NASA, DC Engineering, and MIT Lincoln Labs.
Student Design and Research Project Teams
You will have multiple opportunities to join one of our engineering student research teams, including NASA cube satellites, agricultural robots and drones, and 3D printing and machining and casting. You will get hands-on learning in team design projects including your final year-long senior capstone design project, designing and building a real-world system for an external client, all made possible by our state-of-the-art fabrication and engineering test laboratories at NNU.
Internship and Undergraduate Research Experience
We focus on making sure that your education includes more than classrooms and textbooks. Summer engineering internships in local companies and researchships at NNU will give you the chance to gain valuable experience prior to graduation and learn first-hand what it is like to be an engineer.