Engineering

Engineers are thinkers, solvers, builders and doers. They make the seemingly impossible a reality — hydroelectric dams, microprocessors, space flight and artificial joint replacements.

It’s not easy to find engineering programs at a small liberal arts college.

Our program — which includes pathways for electrical and mechanical engineering — is unique for just that reason. We cover the technical expertise required for training engineers, but at its core our program prepares graduates well beyond the basics.

We train engineers for the future

We educate engineers capable of acquiring new knowledge quickly, adapting and engaging emerging problems, and informing public policy. Our courses prepare students to communicate effectively with experts and non-experts alike. Our goal is to produce engineers who are not only skilled at solving problems in engineering but also understand the cultural implications, content and context of their work. 

We call them renaissance engineers

Our graduates are prepared to make ethical and informed choices in a professional setting. Many of our world’s most important problems cross many disciplinary and cultural boundaries. The renaissance engineer can work and create in that kind of dynamic and broad environment. 

In addition to tracks for electrical and mechanical engineering as part of our bachelor of science degree, we also offer a major in physics and dual-degree partnerships with other colleges for students interested in another type of engineering. 

Educational Objectives

ABET defines Program Educational Objectives as: Broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies. View Abet’s website for mor details.

Five years after graduation, Monmouth engineering alumni will have:

  1. Our graduates will have vocations that are positively influenced by their Monmouth College experience. They will be confident and seek excellence in these vocations.
  2. Our graduates will be an engaged learners who seek continual intellectual development and engagement through leadership, citizenship, and service in a global context.
  3. Our graduates will practice their vocation in an ethically responsible way considering global, societal, environmental and economic issues.
  4. Our graduates will be effective communicators by writing, speaking and listening well.
  5. Our graduates will work with others cooperatively and collaboratively.

Student Outcomes

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Enrollment and Graduate Numbers

Engineering Program

Year   1st 2nd 2rd 4th  5th

total Under-
grads

Total Grads
2023 FT 14 3 5 3 0 25 0
  PT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Degrees Awarded

Associates Bachelors Masters  Doctorates 
0 3 0 0

Note: The Total Grad column was interpreted to mean Total Graduate Students in contrast to the Total undergrad in the previous column. The 3 4th year students correspond to 3 bachelors degrees awarded.

B.S. Degree Program

Academic Year Enrollment Graduates
2023 25  
2022 25 3
2021 24 0
2020 0 0
2019 0 0
  • Because Monmouth College only grants B.A./B.S. degrees, only undergraduate students are represented.
  • The BS.ENGR program was added to system in summer of 2020. Before then, students were mapped as PHYS by admissions until they arrived on campus and could officially declare program. Admissions indicated that 17 incoming students for 2020FA were self-reported engineering majors.
  • No graduates are reported in the first three years of the program because of the program inception date.

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