ENGINEERING SCIENCE

A Unique Curriculum for a Changing World 

Wartburg’s engineering science program provides students with a unique combination of technical expertise, mathematical and scientific skills, and a true liberal arts perspective. Unlike university curricula, Wartburg’s engineering science program emphasizes breadth of background over narrow specialization and prepares graduates who can see the “big picture,” a trait employers value.

In addition to the rigorous curriculum, our students are encouraged to take full advantage of the college community. Many of our graduates have participated in athletics or music ensembles and held key leadership roles in student organizations.

The college’s facilities, which include a new Innovation Studio, will give students a chance to work with a variety of technologies, including a 3-D printer, laser cutter, and conventional and CNC machining equipment.

The course requirements are carefully selected  to prepare students for graduate study if they wish further specialization or to give students the engineering know-how they need to succeed in industry.

ALUMNI OUTCOMES

Upon graduation, you will be well-positioned to choose between industrial employment and graduate study. Our graduates have taken positions in design, research, development, technical sales, or as field engineers. Students following this path are encouraged to minor in fields such as business, art, English, or communication arts. Some of our graduates choose to get Master’s degrees within an engineering specialty, and for them, we recommend a minor in biology, chemistry, physics or computer science – depending on their intended area of specialization. All Wartburg engineers are strongly encouraged to minor in mathematics.

Wartburg alumni can be found in all 50 U.S. states and more than 70 foreign countries. Below is only a sample of the types of positions Wartburg engineering graduates have had in the past.

Sample of Alumni Positions:

  • Engineer, John Deere 
  • Design Engineer, Vermeer
  • Mechanical Engineer, MODUS Engineering
  • Research Aerospace Engineer, NASA Langley
  • Quality Engineer, Rockwell Collins
  • Traffic Engineer, City of Cedar Rapids
  • Designer, United States Alliance Fire Protection
  • Nuclear Propulsion Officer, U.S. Navy
  • Railroad Bridge Engineer, HNTB Corporation
  • Software Engineer, IBM
  • Assistant Project Manager, Modern Piping Inc.
  • Environmental Engineer, Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma
  • BioMedical Ph.D. student, University of Iowa
  • Industrial Engineering M.S. student, Iowa State University
  • Civil Engineering M.S. student, University of Minnesota

Wartburg graduates find satisfying jobs and are admitted into top graduate and professional schools. Wartburg alumni can be found in all 50 U.S. states and over 70 foreign countries. Below is only a sample of the types of positions Wartburg engineering graduates have had in the past.

FACILITIES

The Science Center is designed for hands-on learning and close interaction among students and faculty. The facility includes the Innovation Studio, with 3-D printers, a laser cutter, and a machining lab with CNC capabilities.

Hands-on learning with faculty mentors. WORTH IT.

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4+1 M.S. IN ENGINEERING

Wartburg College students interested in a master’s degree in industrial engineering can begin earning credits toward that end the summer after their junior year, thanks to a partnership with Iowa State University. The “4+1” cooperative program allows students to earn a bachelor’s degree in engineering science from Wartburg and a master’s degree in industrial engineering from Iowa State in just five years. Wartburg students begin a graduate-level research project through Iowa State the summer between their junior and senior years. Some senior-level coursework will be substituted with graduate-level online courses from Iowa State. Additional information about the ISU graduate program is available at www.imse.iastate.edu.

FACULTY

Daniel Black

Professor of Physical Science and Engineering Science

LeAnn Faidley

Associate Professor of Engineering Science

Murad Mahmoud

Assistant Professor of Engineering Science