Practical and Personal From the Start

College of Arts and Sciences

Location: Crete

Degree Type: Undergraduate

Personal attention meets practical opportunities in our four-year program specifically designed to give you an edge in the engineering industry. Doane engineering students focus on practice-based learning, which gives you more opportunities to apply classroom knowledge to solving real-world problems. All while working with experienced faculty who care about your success.

Develop a firm understanding in science and math, and complement that foundation with the practical skills necessary to find solutions. Our curriculum gives students hands-on experience applying engineering principles to real problems from introductory courses through the senior research and engineering design courses. We teach our students to develop critical-thinking strategies. And we emphasize project management and quality control techniques that are widely used in many areas of industry and commerce.

Access the Doane Engineering Idea Lab for coursework or your own personal projects. Our program encourages the entrepreneurial spirit and produces ethical  problem-solvers, no matter what path they choose after graduation.

Note: Doane University's Bachelor of Science in Engineering program has applied for specialized program accreditation through ABET, and is currently awaiting an ABET decision which is expected to occur around August 2022.  Obtaining this accreditation is not guaranteed and, if granted, may not occur in a timeframe in which to be applicable to your degree. Applicants should consider this information prior to application and enrollment.

Faculty & Staff

Cale Stolle - Assistant Professor

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Joel TerMaat - Assistant Professor of Engineering

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Guadalupe Leon - Assistant Professor of Engineering

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Ather Mahmood - Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering

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Learning to work as a scientist is an important goal of the Doane physics program. Every physics major completes a senior research project in a three semester research sequence. Students work closely with a faculty mentor to define the project, carry it out, and then report the results in a formal thesis and at the college's undergraduate symposium, MindExpo, or at a regional or national meeting.

Wentworth Lab

 Led by Professor Chris Wentworth, this lab uses the tools of statistical physics, computational science, and chemical engineering to investigate problems in condensed matter physics and biology. Recent work includes developing computer simulations of solid state diffusion, computer simulations of biofilm growth, image processing codes to help with plant genome research, and biofilm growth studies using bioreactors.

Emphasis Areas
  • Electrical
  • Environmental
  • Mechanical
  • Civil
  • General

Sandro Aldana

Engineering, class of 2019
I was searching for a school where I could pursue both my passion for engineering and soccer.
Sandro Aldana
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Student Organizations

Society of Physics Students

The purpose of the Society of Physics Students is the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of physics, the encouragement of interest in physics throughout the academic and local communities, and the introduction of students to the professional community. The Society of Physics Students is a national organization for any college student interested in physics. The Doane University chapter is open to students of any major. Chapter activities seek to help students become contributing members of a professional community.

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Student Organizations

Project SERVE & Noyce Scholars

Interested in having K-12 students get excited about science? Doane has received the largest National Science Foundation grant in school history with a goal of recruiting and retaining STEM teachers in urban and rural schools in Nebraska, where they are needed the most. Ten Doane undergraduate STEM students will receive $14,000 in their junior year and $24,000 in their senior year and become apart of a group of students who will participate in seminars, have a mentor from a urban or rural school and attend STEM education conferences all with a goal of preparing you to teach in a high need urban or rural school.

Special Programs

Dual Degree Engineering Program

This program allows a student to earn a bachelor's degree from Doane in a major such as physics and a bachelor's of science in an engineering discipline in five years of study. Typically, students spend three years at Doane and then complete the degree with two years of work at an engineering school.

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The Doane Difference

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A focus on practice-based learning, particularly through service projects, allows students more opportunities to apply classroom knowledge to solving problems in the real world.

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Work one-on-one with experienced faculty who care about each student's individual success in the program.

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Students are actively involved outside the classroom which enriches their educational experience and develops them into a well-rounded leader.

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