Mission and Objectives of Geneva's Engineering Program

Mission of the Engineering Department

The mission of the Engineering Department is to educate and minister to a diverse community of students for the purpose of developing engineering professionals who will see their careers as a calling from God in which they may glorify Him and love their neighbors, providing excellent engineering services in an environment of technological change.

Objectives of the Engineering Department

In seeking to fulfill its mission, the Engineering Department aims to achieve the following objectives:

1. To develop in students a Biblical view of the world, their lives, and their professions, helping them to see their professions as a calling from God in which they may serve Him and in so doing may do good to others and have a transforming effect on society.

2. To develop in students an understanding of and commitment to Biblical ethics, so that in their personal and professional lives they may bear the cross, seeking to love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength, and their neighbors as themselves.

3. To train students in the design process, so that they may formulate problems, select appropriate design criteria, generate creative ideas to achieve workable goals, analyze proposed solutions appropriately and accurately, make design decisions with informed judgment and with a view to implementation, and communicate their designs and decision processes effectively, both orally and in writing.

4. To educate students in mathematics and science pertinent to the practice of engineering, so that they have an understanding and appreciation of the physical phenomena relevant to their field, an awareness of how these phenomena inform and are informed by a Christian world view, an acquaintance with the relevant properties of materials, and an ability to use analytical tools to predict the physical behavior of engineered systems.

5. To train students in teamwork and leadership skills, so that they can conduct themselves in the work place according to Biblical principles, function well in project teams, communicate honestly and effectively, plan, schedule, and accomplish tasks effectively, and with experience assume increasing levels of responsibility.

6. To familiarize students with state-of-the-art engineering equipment and methods, so that they are able to design appropriate experiments including data acquisition and analysis, to select and specify appropriate laboratory procedures, to utilize and develop appropriate software tools, and to interpret computer output wisely.

7. To expose students to some breadth of human knowledge and culture, so that they have some awareness of viewpoints other than the technical, of their own culture, and of world cultures; and so that they are aware of the interaction of worldview and culture.

8. To instill in students a commitment to lifelong learning, enabling them to use their gifts and abilities in a way consistent with their calling, so that they continue to grow as disciples of Christ, continue to develop as educated persons and citizens, and keep up with the advancing state of the art in their field of engineering after graduation from college.