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Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Electrical Concentration

Electrical Engineering: Learning to Harness Nature’s Power

Modern society depends on electrical systems and power—making electrical engineers an integral part of today’s world.

When you decide to study the field of electrical engineering, you’re deciding to make a difference. From mobile devices to microwaves, engines, and antennas—even entire power systems—electrical engineers plan, design, and control components found in a myriad of products and inventions.

At Pensacola Christian College, you’ll have access to well-equipped labs and knowledgeable faculty that will prepare you to enter your career with skills, technical knowledge, and professional ethics. Our engineering program is designed to provide practical application in engineering labs and to strengthen your skills in the physical sciences and mathematics.

PCC’s academics are known for quality, and PCC’s engineering department challenges its students to be their best. College-level engineering study requires a good understanding of physical sciences, highly developed aptitude in mathematics, and competence to read rapidly with comprehension. After completing 60 credits of engineering training along with liberal arts courses, engineering graduates are equipped to succeed as skilled, well-rounded engineering professionals.

Faith-Based Electrical Engineering

Fixing circuit boards or controlling a power system isn’t just a career—it’s an opportunity to make a difference. With this perspective, PCC’s electrical concentration focuses on in-depth academic training paired with biblical instruction: every class, whether Old Testament Survey or Electrical Engineering Design, is taught from a biblical worldview. As you study Maxwell’s equations and learn to create subsystems, you’ll gain understanding of God’s natural laws and discover how you can benefit mankind.

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Engineering 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 opportunities; and
  • Lifelong Learning—advance professionally through achievements such as licensure, certification, or continuing education.

Electrical Concentration Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of the electrical concentration, you will be equipped to demonstrate:

  • 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 objectives;
  • Experimentation—an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions;
  • Intellectual Skills—an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies;
  • Analysis—analyze electrical and electronic devices, circuits, and systems;
  • Design-Integrate—perform detailed design of electrical, electronic, and digital devices and systems containing hardware and software components; and
  • Stochastic Analysis—apply probability and statistics to analyze electrical and electronic components, signals, or systems.

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

Program Highlights

Electronics Design Lab

In EL 443, students design, construct, and test subsystems typical in electronic equipment. Design teams each interview a customer and determine specific needs, eventually conceptualizing a subsystem that will meet those needs. Typical subsystems included are microcontrollers, oscillators, amplifiers, and DC power supplies using analog and digital integrated circuits and discrete components. Using modern design methods and electronic design automation tools, design teams work to create project plans and requirements documents in preparation for their EL 450 capstone project.

Electrical Engineering Design

The EL 450 capstone project stretches senior electrical students to apply all they have learned and uses modern design methods and electronic design automation tools. With the plans and requirements from EL 443, design teams use electronic circuit design and device programming to create their system. After creating a final printed circuit board (PCB), students design an enclosure to be 3D printed and solder electronic components to populate their PCB. Using a formal testing process, teams test their system’s performance and mount their completed PCB into their 3D-printed enclosure. Once the system is complete, design teams prepare formal documentation of their system’s performance and a final report of their design.

Your Electrical Engineering Future

What can you do with an electrical concentration?

PCC’s electrical concentration is designed to prepare you to succeed. Your bachelor’s degree in engineering from PCC will equip you to take the FE Examination in Electrical and Computer Engineering and to enter the electrical engineering profession. Or you can take your developed skills and further your degree in graduate programs.

Here are a few of the countless career opportunities available to you.

  • Aircraft/Automotive
  • Communications
  • Electronics
  • Power Systems
  • Professional Engineer
  • Research

Here are a few of the grad schools our electrical concentration alumni have attended.

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Michigan State University
  • Missouri University of Science & Technology
  • Purdue University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Here are a few of the many places that our electrical concentration alumni have worked.

  • Boeing Satellite Systems
  • DENSO Automotive
  • Severstal
  • U.S. Navy, Aegis Combat System
  • U.S. Navy, Unmanned Vehicle Research

Faculty Highlight

Dr. Keith Francis

Dr. Keith Francis, P.E.

B.S.E.E., U.S. Air Force Academy
M.Eng., Cornell University
Ph.D., University of Dayton

“PCC’s electrical concentration not only spiritually prepares students but also equips them to be effective in their career. Part of the Christian testimony in the workplace is pursuing excellence—I encourage my students that being well-equipped in their field glorifies God.

Electrical engineering is a deeply intricate science, built on principles that govern every detail. But I repeat to my students that each principle we study—man’s law—is ultimately God’s law. We are learning the intricacies of God’s world in order to know how to effectively apply them to ultimately honor God and influence the world for Christ.”

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Alumni Spotlight

Richard Bohn
Richard Bohn ’22

Systems Engineer at Analytical & Combustion Systems Inc.

“My job involves working with MEP [mechanical, electrical, plumbing] engineering firms, as well as large general contractors, to design, procure, and startup/service industrial grade boiler rooms for steam and hot water central power plants. These projects can vary from smaller housing facility projects to large power utility and process plants.

PCC taught me how to think and problem solve very quickly, but then take it a step further and be able to describe in detail how the process occurs not just in my head but in the real world. Approximately 95% of my job requires communicating with people in several different capacities. PCC’s liberal arts focus aided in the development of sound communication skills which I use daily. You’re going to meet people at PCC that will change and alter your life forever. Electrical engineering itself is very challenging, and it will open many doors, whether that be teaching or working at NASA, but it’s the people you meet along the way who can shape your life immensely if you allow it.”

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About the Electrical Concentration

The purpose of the electrical concentration is to promote the cause of Christ by providing engineering education in a Christian and traditional, liberal-arts setting to develop undergraduates who are biblical in their philosophical worldview, Christlike in their character, and exemplary in their practice of electrical engineering.


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

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.

Students complete a minor in mathematics through their required mathematics support courses.

All students in the engineering 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. Residence hall living space is not provided for married students or their families.

Students can apply for scholarships to receive financial aid.

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Engineering Career Support

With Career Services and Career Link, students can start making connections with employers while on campus during Career Fair events. These services provide tools and resources designed to empower you for your career in electrical engineering.

Need help? Career Services staff are ready to assist you in researching employment opportunities, exploring job qualifications, and providing mock interviews and résumé support.