College of Arts and Sciences
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 plans to seek specialized program accreditation through ABET. 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.
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The Doane Difference
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
2017 Median Pay: $84,770 per year
Job Outlook: +11% over the next 10 years
Civil engineers conceive, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Requirements for the Engineering Major:
Complete the following cognate courses:
Complete one of the following emphases:
Electrical Engineering emphasis
Complete 6 credits from the following:
Environmental Engineering emphasis
Mechanical Engineering emphasis
Choose one course from:
Civil Engineering emphasis
Choose one course from:
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
In addition to the Engineering major, Doane also offers other ways of entering the engineering profession.
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.
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.
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.
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