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Bachelor of Science



NNU’s Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering is a multidisciplinary degree focusing on broad engineering fundamentals with a choice of concentrations in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or engineering physics.



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from NNU's engineering program have a high FE exam pass rate and job placement rate.
to faculty ratio of 15:1.
have years of industry experience to draw on in mentoring you.


NNU's Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering is a multidisciplinary degree focusing on broad engineering fundamentals with a choice of concentrations in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or engineering physics. This rigorous program will prepare you to directly enter the engineering workplace, take the professional engineering licensure exam, and attend graduate school. Graduates from our program have a nearly 100 percent placement rate when applying to graduate schools and joining the workforce.
To make sure your education includes much more than a textbook, our professors focus on hands-on learning and team design projects, made possible in our fabrication, mechanical and engineering labs. NNU’s Engineering Department also requires a senior design project and offers students other opportunities to be involved in research and design projects. With seven design teams externally funded by organizations such as NASA, ASI, and Micron, NNU engineering students have many opportunities to gain invaluable experience in their field of study.

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

NNU's Engineering program will prepare you for a great engineering career, to become a licensed professional engineer, and to succeed in completing a Masters or PhD degree in graduate school. Graduates from our program have a high FE exam pass rate and job placement rate. Our graduates also have a high grad school acceptance rate at outstanding graduate schools such as Columbia, Georgia Tech, Purdue, Alabama, Vanderbilt, and Carnegie Mellon. Our program is focused on the highest-quality undergraduate education. We have a faculty to student ratio of 15:1. You will become grounded in the engineering fundamentals during your first two years, then concentrate on one engineering discipline in your final two years. At the same time, you will benefit from NNU's broad liberal arts educational, spiritual, and residential campus experience. Employers of NNU engineering graduates are impressed with their well-rounded technical, ethical, social and communication skills. NNU engineers are in leadership roles in engineering companies, universities, and national laboratories around the country, including: Boeing, Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin, Micron, Intel, Raytheon, Hewlett Packard, ON Semiconductor, American Semiconductor, DC Engineering, INL, PNNL, ORNL, Los Alamos, Sandia, NASA, DC Engineering, and MIT Lincoln Labs.

Engineering Concentrations

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering (some courses taken at BSU or other accredited university)
  • Computer Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
Here is also a 5 year plan of study for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering.

Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years after graduation, NNU engineering alumni will be:
  • Practicing engineering with professionalism, integrity, and Christian principles. 
  • Advancing in their career through continuous learning, leadership, and teamwork.
  • Serving their profession, the community, and God’s creation.

Student Outcomes

By the time of graduation, NNU engineering students will demonstrate:
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • 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.
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • an ability to practice engineering with professionalism, ethics, and Christ-like principles, and to make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • 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.
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Senior Projects:

  • Autonomous Lawn Care Robot - Walker Mower
  • RFTSat - NASA
  • Solar Powered Cooking - eSwatini, Africa
  • Flex Biometrics for Athletes - ASI
  • LEED New NNU Engineering Bldg addition design
  • Autonomous Lawn Care Robot - Micron
  • Rocket Launch Competition - NNU & BSU
  • Nazarene District Center Power & Water System - Myanmar
  • Search and Rescue Drone - Micron
  • Plastic Waste Gasifier Power Generator - Liberia
  • Nazarene District Center Power & Water System - Myanmar
  • Sole Sense Biometric System - Micron
  • Power Generation for Laptops - Liberia
  • Infant Biometric SIDS Alert System - Micron
  • Basic Utility Vehicle (BUV) - Africa
  • Smart Greenhouse & Community Garden - Argentina
  • Kudjip Hospital Water System - Papua New Guinea
  • Richelle's Rehab Machine - Washington
  • Kudjip Hospital Master Plan - Papua New Guinea
  • Portable Foam Block Factory - Peru


MakerSat-0: Launched Nov. 18th, 2017

RFTSat: Launched July 25th, 2019


Robotics Vision (Drones):
The Robotics Vision research group at the Department of Physics and Engineering of Northwest Nazarene University, conducts research on machine vision technologies applicable to automation, robotics, and other areas like agriculture.

At present, the team is working on developing a remote sensing system that monitors agricultural field. The system is composed of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) mounted with a multispectral camera that acquires an image of the field from a bird’s eye view.


RockSat - X 2019-2020

NNU engineering students have launched science experiments of their own design and construction into space for the past nine consecutive years. The next sub-orbital launch will be in August 2020 from NASA Wallops in Virginia. NNU is collaborating with Univ of Hawaii - KCC to design a Virtual Reality 3D imaging "SelfieSat" which will deploy a one meter boom away from the spacecraft and measure RF Tag system as well. The teams will launch their experimental payload on a NASA Terrier Improved Malemute two-stage sub-orbital sounding rocket. 


The NNU Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the international organization that accredits college and university programs in computing, engineering and engineering technology.
Current and prospective students, parents, employers, graduate schools, businesses and society can be confident that our program meets ABET’s rigorous quality standards, producing graduates fully prepared to enter the global workforce.



Degree Details

Bachelor of Science

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Architecture and Engineering Occupations $65,560
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$37,050, the estimated total cost of tuition, fees, room, and board for 2018-2019.


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99%, the number of NNU undergraduate students who receive financial aid.


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