Mechanical engineering is most commonly offered as an undergraduate major or concentration and is available at several Christian colleges and universities. These schools are located throughout the country and vary in size and other characteristics. Explore a handful of the schools with mechanical engineering programs.
Students can pursue mechanical engineering from Baptist, Presbyterian and other Christian-affiliated colleges. In the table below, find out the locations, denominations and tuition rates of some of these schools.
|School Name||Institution Type||Denomination||Location||Tuition (2017-2018)*|
|Cedarville University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Baptist||Cedarville, OH||$29,156|
|George Fox University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Friends||Newberg, OR||$35,016|
|Geneva College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Reformed Presbyterian Church||Beaver Falls, PA||$26,070|
|Texas Christian University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)||Fort Worth, TX||$44,760|
|Lipscomb University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Churches of Christ||Nashville, TN||$30,932|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Description of Christian Colleges with Mechanical Engineering Programs
The 4-year, Christian colleges that offer mechanical engineering programs are unique in the learning experiences they offer students, as well as the spiritual growth opportunities for students on campus. Compare and contrast some of the Christian colleges and their mechanical engineering programs here.
Ohio's Cedarville University had 3,380 undergraduate students in 2016, according to the NCES. The school offers a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) that includes laboratory and internship experiences for hands-on learning. The program also gives students a chance to participate in design competitions and access to the state-of-the-art Engineering Projects Laboratory (EPL). Students can attend chapel services and discipleship groups (d-groups) and/or participate in local service projects or global mission trips to grow in their faith. The university also has a variety of unique music ministries, including HeartSong Ministries, the traveling worship teams.
George Fox University
Students at George Fox University in Oregon can pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering with a concentration in mechanical engineering. Students in the program get hands-on experience in the university's Engineering Innovation Center's project-build space and apply their knowledge to serve others in the local community by designing products that solve a real-world problem. Spiritual life on campus consists of chapel services, fellowship groups, Bible studies, spiritual plays and concerts, serving opportunities and even a spiritual drama troupe, University Players. In 2016, the NCES reported that the university had close to 2,710 undergraduates.
Students at Geneva College in Pennsylvania can deepen their faith by attending chapel services and/or participating in community outreach programs, service-learning trips and Bible studies. The college had around 1,460 undergraduate students in 2016, per the NCES. Students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a concentration in mechanical engineering. The program requires students to take courses in topics such as mechanical vibration, mechanical component design and applied thermal fluids engineering.
Texas Christian University
Texas Christian University offers a bachelor's degree program in engineering with a mechanical emphasis that includes a three-semester design sequence at the end of the program. Students with the mechanical emphasis complete all of the standard engineering requirements, but take additional coursework and labs in mechanical and thermal systems. The university had about 8,890 undergraduate students in 2016, according to the NCES. The school provides pastoral care and chapel services to help students grow in their faith, as well as a variety of spiritual organizations/programs, like the TCU Interfaith Initiative and TCU Disciples on Campus.
Lipscomb University, located in Tennessee, had close to 2,990 undergraduates in 2016, per the NCES. The school offers a mechanical engineering program that prepares students to work in a wide range of fields, such as aerospace, manufacturing or automotive. Students in the program have access to the Fields Engineering Center that houses labs and learning spaces and can participate in unique engineering-based mission trips to help meet engineering needs in other countries. Other spiritual growth opportunities on campus include chapel services, a mentoring program called the Joshua Project, small groups and other spiritual activities through Campus Ministry.