Department Chair: Kirk D. Hagen
Location: Building 4, Room 421
Telephone Contact: Susan Foss 801-626-6898
Professor: Kirk Hagen; Associate Professors: Justin Jackson, Jeffrey Ward; Assistant Professors: Fon Brown, Larry Zeng; Visiting Assistant Professor: Christopher Trampel
Engineering is the application of science and mathematics to the optimum conversion of the resources of nature to the uses of humankind. More specifically, engineering is the creative application of scientific principles to design and develop devices, systems and processes to satisfy the needs of society.
Engineering is a broad field, consisting of a variety of disciplines such as biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering. For example, biomedial engineers design artificial organs and diagnostic systems to detect and treat diseases. Chemical engineers design fuels, plastics and drugs. Civil engineers design roads, buildings, bridges and water treatment plants. Electrical and electronics engineers design computers, communication devices and power control systems. Mechanical engineers design machines, spacecraft, power plants and heating and air-conditioning systems.
The Department of Engineering houses two academic programs, Electronics Engineering and Pre-Engineering. The Electronics Engineering Program prepares the student to enter the engineering industry or graduate school in the discipline. The Pre-Engineering Program constitutes the first two years of a bachelor’s program and prepares the student to transfer to another institution to complete the four-year engineering degree.
The Engineering Department offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Electronics Engineering and an Associate of Pre-Engineering (APE) degree.
ProgramsAssociate of Pre-EngineeringBachelor of Science