College of Engineering
Design. Build. Sustain.
Perhaps the defining trait of the Anderson University College of Engineering is its distinctiveness in providing a comprehensive engineering education that combines our liberal arts tradition within a Christian worldview. Students of the College, which was announced in 2020, will experience the integration of faith and learning as the principles of engineering are taught within a Christian worldview. This is essential to the College’s mission as it nurtures students in their understanding and respect for God’s creation—and empowers them to transform the world in an ethical, moral, and responsible manner.
The Engineering Discipline
As an engineer, you will design, build, test and manufacture components, systems and processes that transform our built environment for the benefit of all humanity. Whether as an electrical and computer engineer or a mechanical engineer, your future is that of an impactful contributor. The College of Engineering is where foundational science, the engineering mindset and servant leadership are joined to address the challenges of our built world.
College of Engineering Core Principles
Anderson University is a comprehensive liberal arts university committed to individual, organizational and institutional excellence. Our engineering community of students, faculty, staff and administration actively affirm and proclaim the Gospel and teachings of Jesus Christ as the foundation and ultimate guide for our lives and our relations with others and with the world in which we live. These core principles are foundational for our College of Engineering as we work to transform the lives of our students so they may positively impact the built world.
- Problem Solving
- State of the Science
- Effective Communications
- Intellectual Curiosity
- Individual Responsibility
- Mutual Respect
I believe AU’s guiding principles encourage students to meet challenges and seek divine guidance in the use and application of science and technology.
Engineering Programs Overview
General Engineering offers students a broad understanding of engineering principles and problem-solving skills, providing them with the flexibility to pursue diverse career paths and adapt to changing industry needs. Its multidisciplinary approach prepares engineers to excel in various fields and tackle complex challenges with innovative solutions.
Computer engineers combine computer science and electrical engineering to create hardware, software, and network integration. They apply mathematics, science, and critical thinking, focusing on efficient integration. This rapidly growing field offers opportunities in various industries, including artificial intelligence and robotics.
Electrical Engineers design and apply electrical systems and devices, focusing on energy generation, transmission, distribution, and utilization. It involves various technologies and applications, including power systems, telecommunications, electronics, robotics, aerospace, satellite systems, renewable energy, and healthcare.
Mechanical engineers use a physical understanding of the world to solve problems in various domains, including static and dynamic systems, thermal and fluid systems, and mechatronics. They work across various technologies and systems, including machining, energy systems, material, manufacturing processes, robotics, automotive, aerospace, and more.
Mathematics and Engineering
This program enables you to study advanced math and engineering to prepare you for success in any field that requires high-level quantitative thinking and engineering skills.
College of Engineering Distinctives
Why COEN? The College of Engineering is where foundational science, the engineering mindset and servant leadership are joined to address the challenges of our built world.
Engineering Summer Institute
AU ESI (Engineering Summer Institute) is a week-long day camp designed to fully introduce students to a STEM education; with an emphasis on Engineering. Our goal is to increase the number of students pursuing an Engineering degree at AU. We will offer engaging discussions and activities centered around various engineering disciplines as well as fun social and recreational opportunities. Students will experience life at AU by visiting many AU locations and touring the University with a current AU student. For more information contact us: College of Engineering | (864) 231-2164
What to expect:
- Industry Visits
- Experience life at Anderson University
- Trebuchet Design & Building
- Math Refreshers
- Crash Safety
- Drone Environmental Studies & Aerobatics
- 3D Engineering Design & Printing
AU Engineering Summer Institute Registration Details
July 10-14, 2023 | 8:30am-4:30pm
$49 for the week
This includes meals, snacks, and materials.
Dr. Lisa Zidek, the new dean of the Anderson University College of Engineering, envisions a program that prepares engineering professionals to impact their world in meaningful ways.
Sofia Deambrosi and Ivan VanBeverhoudt Jr. presented their research on a promising technology that could predict the occurrence of strokes.
Thirty-two campers learned engineering hands-on while interacting with Anderson University College of Engineering faculty and engineering professionals currently working in the field.
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