Overview & Academics
Welcome to the School of Engineering. The following information covers an overview of information regarding this department and school.
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
The Burnett International University School of Engineering and Technology offers undergraduate degree programs that combine theory and practice to educate Applicants who will contribute to the solution of today’s problems and pursue their careers in an ever changing world. The curricula emphases include a carefully understanding of basic science, engineering science, engineering design, and practical engineering applications, with the exposure to the humanities and social sciences.
The School of Engineering has programs in Architectural and design engineering, Agricultural engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering; electrical; mechanical engineering; and technology, each with its own official director. A dean supports and assists the directors and faculty in charting and implementing the mission of the School. All of the current engineering programs fall under a common degree umbrella: a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, with official professional concentration areas for students in one of the programs or in a custom individually planned program with upper-level engineering courses cutting across more than one engineering field. In addition to the Bachelors of Science in Engineering, the School of Engineering also offers a Minor (Associate degree) in Engineering with a variety of sub-specializations including manufacturing/industrial technology, printing technology, technology management, and technical studies.
N.B. All work presented or submitted to the school of Engineering in fulfillment of course or degree requirements shall be the physical property of the University.
The overall educational objectives of the Engineering Program at Burnett International University are:
- All engineering graduates will have a broad education in the fundamentals of engineering principles and professional practices that forms a strong, flexible base and enables them to fill a variety of responsible engineering positions. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning; and knowledge of contemporary issues.
- Most graduates will have specialized training in one area of concentration that will enable them to successfully perform at entry-level engineering positions. Some graduates will prefer and be capable of continuing their education in graduate school.
- All engineering graduates will have an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to acquire, analyze, and interpret data;
- All engineering graduates will have an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams; and will have an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility; All engineering graduates will have the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning; and knowledge of contemporary issues.
The School of Engineering has courses of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. It also provides curriculum leading to a Master degree. For more information, please see the section on Academics and Admissions.
Mission of the School of Engineering
The Academic Mission of Burnett International University’s School of Engineering is to provide quality undergraduate and graduate education in the fundamentals of engineering and technology while providing opportunities for emphasis in specialized areas of study for successful professional careers.
To fulfill this mission, the school of engineering is to provide each student with a base of knowledge, and experience sufficient to enter the profession, become a licensed professional engineer, and continues with life-long learning or to continue with formal education through graduate study. This unified approach provides an inherently flexible base that permits graduates to fill general or specialized positions in industry, government, and private practice or to pursue advanced degrees after graduation.
At Burnett International University’s School of Engineering, majors in chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering are offered. Students, except for chemical engineering majors, may generally defer their decisions on a major until the sophomore year.
Engineering internship experience is available through the optional four-year co-op program, which requires that students attend classes during two summers and spend one four-month and one eight-month period in a suitable industrial position selected in conjunction with the Office of Cooperative Education. The academic curricula are identical to those of the regular programs and are designed to be completed in four years. Associate degrees in civil, Electrical, and Mechanical are also offered. The School of Engineering also offers Master’s degrees in the same fields.