Engineering Major—Bachelor of Science Degree
The purpose of the engineering major is to develop Christian engineers who are prepared
academically to be viable professionals in either the mechanical or electrical engineering field.
Program Educational Objectives
Within the first five years after graduation, our engineering alumni are expected to make
measurable contributions in the following spiritual and professional objectives:
- Entry-Level Employment—apply technical knowledge, engineering skills, professional
ethics, and Christian principles in the workplace;
- Christian Ministry—support a local church and other Christian ministries;
- Leadership—demonstrate Christian leadership through career, church, or community
- Lifelong Learning—advance professionally through achievements such as licensure,
certification, or continuing education.
Graduates of the engineering program will demonstrate the following outcomes:
(Additional learning outcomes are listed for each concentration.)
- Technical Competence—an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex
engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
- Engineering Design—an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that
meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural,
social, environmental, and economic factors;
- Communication—an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
- Professionalism—an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities
in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering
solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts;
- Teamwork—an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together
provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet
- Experimentation—an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation,
analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions; and
- Intellectual Skills—an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using
appropriate learning strategies.
The baccalaureate degree in engineering at Pensacola Christian College is accredited by the Engineering
Accreditation Commission of ABET.
High School Preparation
Modern engineering education demands much specific high school preparation. Ideally, the beginning
engineering student should have a good understanding of basic physical sciences, a highly developed ability in
mathematics, and competence to read rapidly with comprehension. Minimum adequate preparation includes 2 units
of algebra and 1 unit each of plane geometry, advanced mathematics (trigonometry and analytical geometry or
precalculus), chemistry, and physics. While prior computer knowledge is helpful, it is not required.
Students not prepared to enter directly into the engineering curriculum will be able to make up certain
deficiencies. In this case, time required to complete an engineering degree could be expected to increase.
All students in this program are required to be full-time students taking a minimum of 12 semester hours.
First consideration for acceptance into the program will be given to residence hall students. PCC does not
provide residence hall living space for married students or their families.
Engineering Program Enrollment
and Graduation Statistics