Jun 04, 2023  
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 Archived Catalog

Division of Engineering and Construction Management

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Caldwell, Faust, Gilmour, Lee, Macfarlan (chair), Rodriguez, Song, Terrill, Vuglar

The Division of Engineering and Construction Management comprises the Departments of Construction Management and Engineering. Bachelor’s degrees are offered in Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. An associate’s degree is offered in Construction Management, and minors are offered in Construction Management, Civil Engineering Management, and Renewable Energy.


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 Construction Management degree is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), http://www.acce-hq.org.

Students pursuing an engineering degree at JBU from a catalog before 2019-2020 are working toward a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSEng) degree with concentrations in either electrical/computer, mechanical, or renewable energy. This program of study is currently accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, (410) 347-7700.

JBU Engineering is in the process of transitioning from a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSEng) degree with concentrations to separate Bachelor of Science programs, one in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and one in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) programs. Students enrolling in the fall of 2019 or later will enter into one of these programs.  ABET will be evaluating these programs in 2020-2021.


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 Engineering Department also has 6,800 square feet of new project space in an adjacent building. This facility, completed in 2018, provides an excellent space to support our various design projects and courses. 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

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.

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