School of Science & Engineering

ABET Accreditation Information

Mission Statement

“The mission of Anderson University is to educate for a life of faith and service in the church and society.”

Engineering Program Mission

“The Mission of Anderson University’s Engineering Program is to develop highly-qualified, innovative, servant leaders.”

Living the Mission

  • Highly Qualified Engineers - We provide a Christ-centered, hands-on education, grounded in the liberal arts that inspires students toward excellence in engineering.
  • Innovative Thinkers - We model resourceful, pioneering, and creative thinking to uniquely mentor students to deal with the challenges of vocation, life, and community.
  • Servant Leaders - We seek to live God-honoring lives of integrity, and share the importance of Christ-like servanthood.  “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve…” Mark 10:44-45

Program Characteristics

  • Theoretical Knowledge - Anderson University Engineering students will have advanced mathematical, scientific, and engineering skills---including significant design, problem solving, and data processing ability---built upon a liberal arts foundation.
  • Practical Experience - Anderson University Engineering students will have significant hands-on experiences, driven by laboratory exercises, research assistantships, internships, project management, and interdisciplinary opportunities.
  • Grounded in Faith - Anderson University Engineering students will be life-long learners who, through the lens of a Christian worldview, will recognize God’s calling on their lives to serve the Church and society.

Program Educational Objectives

Engineering students from Anderson University will, three to five years post graduation, be:

  • actively serving Christ,
  • using a Biblical worldview for professional and ethical decision making,
  • thriving professionally in their respective engineering disciplines,
  • succeeding in graduate-level programs,
  • effective problem solvers, and
  • capable in laboratory and field/remote environments.

 Student Outcomes

(a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(b) An ability to design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data
(c) An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
(d) An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
(e) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve mechanical engineering problems
(f) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g) An ability to communicate effectively
(h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
(i) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j) A knowledge of contemporary issues
(k) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Our students achieve these outcomes through the lens of a Christian worldview and will recognize God’s calling on their lives to serve God and society.

Student Enrollment Data

Starting Year

ME

EE/CpE

2016

20

18

2015

10

4

2014

6

1

2013

3

0

Anderson University graduated the first class of Mechanical Engineers in the Spring of 2017. Next year (Spring 2018) Anderson University is expecting to graduate the first class of Electrical/Computer Engineers. ABET accredits programs only after the first class has graduated (but accreditation is retroactive to the first graduating class). Anderson University is actively pursuing ABET accreditation.