College of Arts and Sciences

Engineering

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.

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The Doane Difference

Practical

Practical
Doane Engineering students have the ability to focus on practice-based learning, particularly through service projects, which allows them more opportunities to apply classroom knowledge to solving problems in the real world.

Personal

Personal
Our students have the luxury of working one-on-one with experienced faculty who care about each student's individual success in the program. A sense of community between the different disciplines creates an intentional, strong career network.

Opportunities

Opportunities
Not only do Doane students have advantages in the classroom, but they also have a plethora of other activities that they can be involved in, including athletics, theatre, music, student organizations, Greek life, and more.

Right From the Start

Right From the Start
At Doane, not only do engineering students qualify for the 4-year graduation guarantee, they also don't need to wait until their third or fourth year to begin applying their knowledge. Students here begin conducting scientific experiments or engineering design projects their first semester on campus.

Program Information

Our program prepares students for engineering jobs in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, computer, telecommunications, energy-related, and biomedical fields. Students who wish to develop more specialized knowledge and skills will be prepared to attend graduate school in many areas of engineering or applied science.

Civil Engineer
2017 Median Pay: $84,770 per year
Job Outlook: +11% over the next 10 years
Civil engineers conveive, design, build, supervise, operate, construct, and maintain infrastructure projects and systems in the public and private sector, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment.

Electrical Engineer
2017 Median Pay: $97,970 per year
Job Outlook: +7% over the next 10 years
Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, and power generation equipment.

Environmental Engineer
2017 Median Pay: $86,800 per year
Job Outlook: +8% over the next 10 years
Environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. They are involved in efforts to improve recycling, waste disposal, public health, and water and air pollution control.

Mechanical Engineer
2017 Median Pay: $85,880 per year
Job Outlook: +9% over the next 10 years
Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

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Complete A, B, C, D, or E:

E. General Emphasis

12 EGR credits at the 300 level or above.

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.

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. Applications due March 1, 2019. Learn More

In addition to the Engineering major, Doane also offers other ways of entering the engineering profession.

Engineering Physics Major
This major incorporates fundamental physics knowledge with engineering applications.

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.

Cale Stolle

Cale Stolle

Assistant Professor
Engineering and Physics
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Joel Ter Maat

Assistant Professor
Engineering and Physics
Chris Wentworth

Chris Wentworth

Professor
Engineering and Physics
Dalton Fellows

Success Story

Engineering isn't an easy major, no matter where you go. However, having professors here that want you to succeed and will help you any way they can makes it easier.

Dalton Fellows ’19

Engineering

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Sandro Aldana

Success Story

I was searching for a school where I could pursue both my passion for engineering and soccer.

Sandro Aldana ’19

Engineering

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Engineering News

September 14, 2018
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Doane has recently received the largest grant from the National Science Foundation in school history, totaling $1.2 million. The five-year grant will provide scholarships, stipends, and support services to produce 25 new STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) teachers in high-need school districts across Nebraska.