Caldwell, Faust, Gilmour, Lee, Macfarlan (chair), Rodriguez, Song, Terrill, Vulgar
The Division of Engineering and Construction Management comprises the Departments of Construction Management and Engineering. Bachelor’s degrees are offered in Construction Management and Engineering. An associate’s degree is offered in Construction Management and a minor is offered in Construction Management.
The mission of the Division of Engineering and Construction Management is to provide a university education integrating general studies and disciplinary studies to equip students to excel in their chosen major.
The faculty of the division seeks to educate the student in the methods of carefully and logically understanding problems and of designing solutions for those problems. Education within the division is in the context that “All truth is God’s truth”; therefore, a biblical world- and life-view is the basis for problem-solving procedures. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.” (Proverbs 1:7). A low student-faculty ratio within the division assures interaction between faculty and students on these and other issues. The curriculum and the co-curriculum prepare the division graduates to function effectively in advanced technical positions or to enter graduate studies.
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree with electrical/computer, mechanical, or renewable energy concentration is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degree is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), http://www.acce-hq.org.
The division facilities are housed in the Balzer Technology Center that is LEED certified. There is over 40,000 square feet for classroom, laboratory, and fabrication areas. Laboratories support instruction and student design activities in thermal sciences, fluids, mechanical testing, machine design, materials science, instrumentation, control systems, electronics, and communications. A welding shop, a machine shop, and a modeling shop provide support for student projects. The Construction Management Department has a 7,000 square foot construction area and office that is used for the integrated Senior Capstone course which manages the construction of a building each year. Division majors have exterior sites for conducting solar and wind energy experiments.
Advisory boards for both Construction Management and Engineering are made up of distinguished alumni and other professionals. These groups give counsel on curriculum focus, professional issues, and integration of faith and learning.
Scholarships are available to upper-division Construction Management and Engineering students. These are supported by the Fred Olney Endowed Engineering Scholarship, the Engineering Excellence Endowed Scholarship, the Harold C. and Mildred B. Ward Endowed Engineering Scholarship, the Charles Willis Endowed Scholarship, the Robert D. Nabholz Construction Scholarship, the Milton and Leila Levy Endowed Scholarship, the National Association of Women in Construction Scholarship, the American Society of Professional Estimators Endowed Scholarship, the Jeff Scholtens Memorial Endowed Scholarship, the Barnabas (An Encourager) Endowed Scholarship (Acts 4:36), and the Engineering Opportunity Endowed Scholarship.