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NNU Commits to Educating Engineers-mechanical, electrical and computer engineering majors now offered at NNU

November 10, 2009, 6:18 pm
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Northwest Nazarene University’s Academic Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Samuel Dunn is pleased to announce the offering of an engineering major with emphasis in mechanical, electrical or computer engineering.

The Bachelor of Science in engineering is designed to prepare the student for professional careers in electrical, mechanical or computer engineering. This degree expands NNU’s current engineering physics degree which has allowed current students to pursue careers in many engineering and physics fields.

This announcement is exciting for alumni and students alike.  “As a licensed engineer in structures, it is exciting to see NNU investing in the future by developing a nationally accredited engineering program. As a 2002 graduate, NNU provided me with the necessary skills to be a successful engineer, but adding this major gives future students more opportunities when they enter the market place,” stated Joe Chapman, a certified professional engineer for Lochsa Engineering in Boise.

“The class sizes are small so professors have a personal connection with you. They care what is going on in your life outside of school as well as how you’re doing in all classes. It makes school a lot more bearable and fun. The addition of this major equips me even better for my dream job as a biomechanical engineer,” said McKenzie Bailey, a junior from Meridian majoring in engineering physics.

Students of the engineering program will be taught by NNU’s engineering, physics and mathematics faculty who have proven experience in their profession and three additional professors will be hired.

The program is positioned to apply for accreditation by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) when the first students graduate with engineering degrees.
For application information, visitwww.nnu.edu, or contact Professor Dan Lawrence atMDLawrence@NNU.Edu or 208.467.8000.


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