A Christian, Liberal Arts Approach to Engineering
Wheaton College strives to create learning environments that challenge and support students by joining academic rigor with Christian faith. Within that context, the Engineering Program seeks to graduate well-rounded and thoughtful students with a rigorous education that emphasizes analytical skills, human-centered design, and fluid intelligence. These students will adapt, communicate and collaborate effectively within their work and life contexts.
Wheaton College founded its engineering program in 1972, using a 3-2 dual-degree model where students studied at Wheaton for three years, then finish their final two years at a college or university that had an engineering specialization. Upon graduation, students received a degree from Wheaton and the other college or university. Wheaton has recently created a fully in-house 4-year Engineering program to sit alongside the 3-2 dual-degree program, open to students beginning in Fall 2022 and beyond. The 4-year program currently has one concentration area, Mechanical Engineering, but anticipates adding new concentrations in the coming year. The program is also working toward ABET accreditation. Come and grow with us!