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Department of Engineering & Computer Science

Programmed to Problem-Solve

About the Engineering & Computer Science Department

Solve real-world problems. Build machines. Develop systems. Design new computer technology. You can make a difference and improve the world around you through the engineering and computing degree programs at Pensacola Christian College.

Studying engineering or computing is more than four years in a classroom—it’s rigorous field preparation. You’ll enter the workforce as a well-trained professional after completing core engineering, math, software development, and science courses that combine practicality with application. Classes like Computer Architecture, Ethical Hacking, and Design of Thermal Systems will routinely have you apply engineering or computing principles to practical lab projects to test comprehension. And throughout these programs, courses emphasize biblical integration and analytical thinking, equipping you to serve the Lord in your chosen field.

Watch your future take shape as you connect with faculty, complete projects in PCC’s well-equipped engineering and computer labs, and gain valuable and practical experience.

Meet the Dean of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Denise McCollim

Dr. Denise McCollim

B.S.N., Bob Jones University
M.S.N., D.N.P., University of South Alabama


The Division of Arts and Sciences comprises the engineering and computer science, humanities, natural sciences, and nursing departments of Pensacola Christian College, each of which offers undergraduate degrees. The nursing department also offers a graduate degree.

Quick Facts

30+

Graduates have earned professional engineer licenses in over 30 states

20+

Programming languages taught in CS courses

14

Labs available with all the software and equipment students need to complete their coursework

87.8%

Fundamentals of Engineering Exam pass rate
(most recent 3-year average)

Engineering Program Enrollments
and Graduation Statistics


Year

21–22

20–21

19–20

18–19

17–18

1st
Year

86

79

80

86

81

2nd
Year

49

52

50

48

73

3rd
Year

40

46

41

55

47

4th
Year

40

40

48

41

46

5th+
Year

23

23

25

24

16

Degrees
Awarded

40

31

43

35

35

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The baccalaureate degree in engineering at Pensacola Christian College is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Dr. Michael Geary
Dr. Michael Geary B.S., Pensacola Christian College
M.S., University of West Florida
D.C.S., Colorado Technical University

A Word from the Chair of Engineering & Computer Science

PCC’s engineering and computing degrees provide a robust education based on a biblical worldview, and our team of faculty train students both to become successful in their careers and to honor and serve God in their workplace by pointing others to Christ.

The engineering and computer science department will prepare you to meet the needs of your chosen field by growing your skills in solving problems, developing systems, and improving the quality of the world around you. Whether fixing machines or designing new computer technology, you’ll know how to quickly analyze a problem and come up with a solution.

In completing your degree, you will get to work with incredible equipment and complete practical real-world projects that will prepare you to begin your career as a confident professional who can adapt to the needs of specialized applications.

Dr. Michael Geary

Chair of Engineering & Computer Science Department

Engineering & Computer Science Department News

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PCC’s Engineering Program: Geared Toward Success

Across the states, engineers are testing unmanned systems for the Navy, developing tooling solutions and programs for Intel, and finalizing support systems at NASA’s Glenn Space Research Center. All these engineers are working to move their industries forward, and each graduated from PCC.

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Announcing PCC’s New Cybersecurity Program

“As our nation and world places greater priority on strengthening cybersecurity, higher education must produce skilled and capable cybersecurity professionals, able to defend networks and infrastructure,” said Dr. Michael Geary, chair of PCC’s Engineering and Computer Science department.

Engineering & Computer Science Success Stories

Shane Elwart
Engineer

Each time mechanical engineering grad Shane Elwart (’98) walks into work, his day holds something new. As an innovation engineer, he builds hardware, tests software, and writes code. Hear more about what he does at Ford and what he misses most about PCC.

Christopher Miller
Technology Entrepreneur

Christopher L. Miller (Computer Science ’97) uses what he learned to help companies bring products to market, saving them money by building them the right way first. See why he feels he didn’t miss out on anything at PCC.

electric vehicle in race

Project Spotlight:

Electric Vehicle Race

Every spring, Machine Design (ME 412/413) students spend two semesters researching, designing, and building an electric vehicle to complete a capstone project. They take the principles learned and implement them to create something truly special.

And the most exciting part—when that project is put into motion with an electric vehicle race. It’s a contest of skill and strategy that brings the whole class together with a spirit of achievement and accomplishment.

Students enjoy inviting friends and family to witness their electric vehicles and their engineering degree in action. And together, they celebrate the winner!

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Engineering & Computer Science Department Verse

O Lord, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
Psalm 104:24

Engineering & Computer Science Department Verse

O Lord, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
Psalm 104:24