Otto Miller Hall
Kevin †Bolding,†Donald M†Peter,†Melani I†Plett
John Lindberg, Physics/EAS Mission Application
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 economically to create 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
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 with an opportunity to minor in
global and urban ministries.
Details for the Electrical Engineering major and minor
Details for the Engineering and Applied Science major
Details for the Computer Engineering major and minor
3-2 Transfer Program
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 and Columbia
University in New York.
For example, if a student is interested in a branch of engineering not offered at SPU, 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.
Evening Electrical Engineering Degree Program
The electrical engineering major is offered in an evening format. Students are strongly advised to complete a direct transfer A.A. degree through Washington community colleges. Please see the transfer student guide for more details.
All engineering majors are required to participate in an engineering-related internship with industry or another career entity. The internship must include a minimum of 200 hours of work; in almost all cases, the student will be paid by the employer. Normally students complete internships during the summer between their junior and senior years. The Engineering Department will provide information to help students find internships, but students are individually responsible for finding and completing appropriate internships.
Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
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. Students majoring in electrical engineering are required to pass a practice version of the exam before graduating.
In addition to meeting all the general SPU admission requirements,
the high school graduate entering the engineering program should
present a high school record showing four years of mathematics
and one year of physics or chemistry (preferably both). SAT scores
of at least 1100 are recommended. Those students entering with
deficiencies should consult an engineering advisor for a program of
preparation for the engineering curriculum. SAT scores higher than 1200
are given consideration for freshman engineering scholarships.
Transfer students should have at least a 2.75 transfer GPA; 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). More information on preparing to transfer to SPU to study engineering is available in the engineering department's transfer student guide.
Student performance during the first two years will be used as an
indicator of the studentís promise of success in engineering. Application for admission to an engineering major should be made in the sophomore year after completing a minimum of 12 credit hours of coursework in the SPU engineering program. For applicants to the electrical engineering or computer engineering majors, the completed coursework must include EE 2726 – Circuits II.
To satisfy ABET accreditation guidelines, all electrical engineering students
must take at least 24 credits of philosophy, religion, history, literature,
fine arts, sociology, psychology, political science, or foreign
languages other than a studentís native language(s). These courses
satisfy a general humanities and social-science accreditation requirement.
Students who take the full SPU Core and Exploratory
general education program more than meet this requirement.
However, transfer students should carefully select their courses
to ensure they fulfill the 24-credit humanities and social-science
requirement both in breadth and depth. They must see their assigned
general education advisor to ensure this requirement is met.
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