Pursue your purpose
Engineered to impact
Changing the world starts here. Let us train and equip you to be an engineer for the global good. We recognize that God, the creator of the universe, is the greatest engineer of all. We strive to honor Him and His creations through the skills of engineering. If stewarded correctly, engineering can bring sustainable water sources to developing countries, eliminate pollution, and provide hope to children with deformed extremities.
Grace College’s Engineering program is about much more than just preparing you for a job; we engineer world changers. Our approach is three-pronged: we teach you theory, mentor you through hands-on practice, and inspire you to use the gifts God gave you to improve the lives of others. We intersect faith and science, and we do it in the most prime location. As the “Orthopaedic Capital of the World,” we have intimate interactions with global industries and cutting-edge manufacturing.
The Mechanical Engineering degree is one of the oldest and broadest of all our Engineering fields. Mechanical engineers create designs, build amazing structures, and evaluate the performance of devices. Mechanical engineers deal with anything that moves, from large construction equipment to small nanoscale robots and even the human body.
Our location in the “Orthopaedic Capital of the World” is a significant advantage to Grace College Engineering students. Our students have access to experts in the field of engineering with real-world industry experience who provide real-world education and mentorship during classroom and laboratory experiences. A group of local experts who form Grace’s Engineering Advisory Council help ensure the program and its curriculum maintain industry relevance. Key elements of this program include a required internship, hands-on project-based learning, and a senior project that mimics the design process used in the industry.
Make an impact right now
One of the advantages of Grace College’s Engineering program is that students learn through hands-on, real-world experiences. These experiences prepare them to enter the job force equipped to make an impact. Here are two examples:
Grace College student Pavle Popovic spent his summer internship working with Design Outreach, a nonprofit organization that develops innovative solutions for partnering organizations that are combating global poverty. His role was to help design and test a new part for a water pump being used in the developing world. Pavle worked with these goals in mind: to maximize impact and ensure sustainability.
During her summer internship, Natalie Bontrager worked in the Grace College Engineering Department to provide cost-free prosthetics for kids in need. Natalie was assigned to increase the functionality of a prosthetic hand for a local five-year-old, Zoe; 3D printing modifications improved Zoe’s quality of life, enabling her to do everyday tasks like help her mom cook or ride her bike comfortably. To learn more or to schedule a visit, go to grace.edu, or give our admission team a call at 866-974-7223.