The Elmer W. Engstrom Department of Engineering and Computer Science houses some of Cedarville's most successful professional programs. Majors in:
- Computer science (B.S.)
- Computer engineering (B.S.Cp.E.)
- Electrical engineering (B.S.E.E.)
- Mechanical engineering (B.S.M.E.)
The innovative curricula take advantage of up-to-date facilities, experienced faculty, and vast scientific and engineering resources. All programs are professionally accredited by ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
Our programs enjoy the rich technical environment fostered in the surrounding community and the frequent opportunities to interact with professionals working on the latest aerospace, automotive, and electronics technology. The department provides students opportunities to participate in national and international design competitions organized by professional societies such as ACM, ASME, IEEE, SAE, and SWE, which allow them to have fun while developing their skills.
Every student will have the advantage of using Cedarville University's aggressive Career Services to help them open the doors to businesses across the country. Because of their strong background in science, mathematics, and technology, engineering and computing professionals often rise to leadership positions in organizations, managing programs in research, development, design, construction, production, operations, marketing, and sales.
All Cedarville students take communications, natural and social sciences, humanities, and a Bible minor along with their major course of study. Success in national competitions has already demonstrated the value of this approach. The "broadening courses" other engineering schools struggle to add on are the foundation on which we build.
The Elmer W. Engstrom Department of Engineering and Computer Science offers accredited programs in computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering, as well as computer science. Our philosophy centers on a rigorous, back-to-basics education that is rich with hands-on opportunities to apply classroom theory. Our faculty share a common vision that states: “We, the Elmer W. Engstrom Department of Engineering and Computer Science, seek to honor the Lord Jesus Christ in every endeavor and earnestly desire to cultivate technical professionals who are committed to moral excellence and who are exemplary in character, conduct, and skill. Therefore, we strive to provide an excellent educational environment that will nurture our students to honor the Lord in all things and help them to grow in spiritual maturity, wisdom, knowledge, and expertise for purposeful lives of service.”
The Elmer W. Engstrom Department of Engineering and Computer Science educational objectives define God-honoring characteristics of our students three to five years after graduation from Cedarville University.
- They are successful in a profession related to their field of study.
- They are prepared for graduate-level education programs.
- They continue to develop professionally and remain current in their field.
- They make sound professional and ethical decisions based upon biblical truths.
- They actively serve in and support Christian ministries, both in their communities and around the world.