Davis College of Business & TechnologyEngineering
Design-Based CurriculumHands-on experience solving real problems from year one
Knowing how to build a product isn't enough. We want you to know how to design products that solve problems, and then build those products.
Our students immerse themselves into this design-based focus while taking core engineering courses to reinforce fundamental engineering concepts necessary to develop feasible, sustainable, and eco-friendly solutions to real problems.
The entire curriculum assists each student to fulfill their potential by engaging them in experiences where they “learn and apply” and “design and build.” This contrasts with most traditional engineering programs in which students spend their semesters taking math and science prerequisites before they are challenged with real engineering problems.
The JU Engineering program also distinguishes itself with accessible faculty who all have extensive industry and design experience; typical class sizes range from 10 to 20 students. Students also study the Liberal Arts curriculum requirements, allowing them to explore a wide range of disciplines from economics to philosophy and more. We aim to create the best learning environment for our students and prepare well-rounded engineers ready to solve the challenges facing our communities.
Mechanical engineers design and analyze products using the principles of motion, energy, and force, ensuring designs are sustainable and environmentally friendly while functioning safely, efficiently, and reliably, all at a competitive cost. A skilled mechanical engineer makes a difference by creating products and technologies that meet human needs and improve lives. Through the power of a well-designed product or service, mechanical engineers move humankind forward.
A minor in Computer Engineering adds knowledge and experience in the application of computers to scientific and engineering problems.
Electrical engineers are the innovators and designers that create and sustain systems, working on everything from the nation’s power grid to the microchips inside our cell phones and smartwatches. A cutting-edge electrical engineer makes a difference by designing and producing electrical and electronic devices that transform society. Through product development, electrical engineers work towards solutions for climate change, world hunger, healthcare, energy, and transportation.
Minor Engineering Management
The minor in Engineering Management is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with knowledge and skills in key business areas like finance, accounting, marketing, and management.
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Program Educational Objectives
Jacksonville University Engineering graduates will:
- Effectively communicate and collaborate with both technical and non-technical team members, stakeholders and customers.
- Identify and comprehend complex issues fully, to which they will apply sound engineering fundamentals, delivering ethical, feasible, sustainable solutions.
- Demonstrate excellent project definition, planning, concept generation, prototyping, and project completion with detailed, manufacturable designs
- Identify, comprehend and apply new knowledge and skills to advance themselves, their teams, and the projects
- Comprehend fundamental business aspects of engineering projects
- 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 recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and 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
We are proud to work closely with industry leaders to ensure that our curriculum meets present and future business needs. These are a few of the businesses we work with.