Department of Physics and Engineering

Faculty: Duke Bulanon, Joshua Griffin, Dan Lawrence, William Packard, Stephen Parke, John Stutz

The Department of Physics and Engineering teaches students to be creative problem solvers.  It not only gives students a solid foundation in theory and analytical skills, but also provides hands-on training in modern software, test equipment, and fabrication equipment.  The department faculty seek to instill a Christian perspective in everything done, including applying technical knowledge and skills to various Christian mission and humanitarian projects around the world. Our graduates are well prepared for a career in industry and for graduate school.
Department Learning Objectives:
1. Graduates of the department will be able to identify and explain the major theories of the fields of physics and engineering, and will be able to apply them to problems presented.
2. Graduates of the department will be able to use standard software and scientific equipment. They will be able to use these tools to design and carry out experiments or design projects.
3. Graduates of the department will be able to write a coherent technical report of a scientific or engineering nature.
4. Graduates of the department will develop a Christian perspective to the natural world, without compromising scientific principles. They will be able to use the abilities learned to positively affect the world around them.
ABET Engineering Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
Within a few years after graduation, NNU engineering alumni will be:
1.   Practicing engineering (or a related field) with professionalism, integrity, and Christian principles.
2.   Advancing in their career through continuous learning, leadership, and teamwork.
3.   Serving their profession, the community, and God's creation.
ABET Engineering Student Outcomes (SOs)
By the time of graduation, NNU engineering students will demonstrate:
1.    an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
2.    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.
3.    an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
4.    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.
5.    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.
6.    an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions. 
7.    an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies. 

Agricultural Engineering Concentration
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