Otto Miller Hall
Don Bowie, Affiliate faculty; John Lindberg, Physics/EAS Mission Applications; Phil Prins, Computer Science/Coordinator Computer Engineering
In a Christian context, engineering is a ministry of designing, manufacturing, and marketing products that serve and preserve Godís creation. An engineer applies the principles of science and mathematics to create economically the tools, products, and processes that people want or need. Today, as civilization becomes more complex the engineer must have a deeper understanding of the physical world, a wider versatility with mathematical and experimental techniques, and an increased sensitivity to the long-term effects of technology on people. The engineering program not only develops these skills in the applied sciences, but it also provides the liberal arts enrichment that makes the engineer better able to communicate ideas to other segments of our society.
SPU offers B.S. degrees in electrical engineering (BSEE), computer engineering (BSCPE) and engineering and applied science (BSEAS). The BSEE degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The BSEAS degree offers options in bio-engineering, engineering physics, environmental engineering and missions applications. The missions application option is a unique blend of practical engineering training for the missions setting and an opportunity to minor in global and urban ministries.
To offer the advantages of combined Christian liberal arts and other engineering majors, SPU has formal arrangements for dual degree programs with the University of Washington, Columbia University in New York, and the University of Southern California. For example, if a student is interested in another branch of engineering, he or she can obtain a baccalaureate from SPU and a B.S. from the participating engineering school. Three years are spent in residence at SPU, during which time the student satisfies many requirements for the B.S. degree by taking the core Christian foundations, liberal arts, and prescribed courses in chemistry, physics, mathematics, and engineering. If the student then fulfills the entrance requirements, he or she may transfer to the participating university. At that university, the student will spend two years taking upper-division engineering courses to complete the second degree. Details of this 3/2 transfer program are available from the engineering program director.
Seattle Pacific University engineering seniors are urged to take Washington stateís Department of Licensing Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. Those passing the test are certified by Washington state as licensed engineers-in-training.
Expectations of Entering High School Students
Expectations of Entering Transfer Students
Transfer students should have at least a 2.75 transfer GPA; and a 3.0 is preferred. Transfer work will be evaluated by the Engineering department to determine if the student needs to take EGR 1401 Introduction to Engineering (2) or EGR 3402 Introduction to Engineering II (2).
Admission to the Major
Humanities and Social Science Requirement
Engineering Transfer Program Curriculum
Students may select mathematics, science, and engineering courses, which they may transfer, from the following list:
MAT 1225, 1226 Calculus (10)
MAT 1228 Series and Differential Equations (5)
MAT 2228 Multivariable Calculus (3)
MAT 2401 Linear Algebra (3)
CHM 1211 General Chemistry (5)
CHM 2371, 2372 Organic Chemistry (10)
PHY 1121, 1122, 1123 Physics for Science and Engineering (15)
CSC 1230 Problem Solving and Programming (5)
CSC 2430 Data Structures and Programming (5)
EE 1210 Introduction to Logic Circuit Design (5)
EE 2726, 2727 Circuits I, II (8)
EGR 2391 Material Science (5)
EGR 2891 Statics (4)
EGR 3401 Thermodynamics (4)
EGR 3841 Dynamics (5)