Dordt University

Major in Engineering

Engineering at Dordt will teach you how to engage the field from a Christian perspective so you can enter your career prepared to make a difference for Christ using your technical skills.


At Dordt, you will be surrounded by a community that will help you grow in your faith. Each class is intentionally taught from a Christian perspective and will prepare you to enter the workforce as a Christian leader.

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Program Options

As an engineering major, you'll choose from one of our engineering emphases:

  • biomedical
  • chemical
  • civil
  • computer
  • electrical
  • mechanical
  • and more!

You’ll also take Core Program courses that help you broaden your view of engineering.

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"I think I’ve had a better education at Dordt than I would have had elsewhere, because of the small class sizes. I’ve been able to talk more with my professors and get to know them. I’ve been able to see improvement over my four years because of what I’ve studied and what I’ve chosen to spend my time on."

—Becca Groninga, engineering graduate
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Sample Courses

Elements of Materials Science

Students will learn how atomic and molecular arrangements, as well as manufacturing processes, influence the mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties of a material.


Students will analyze concentrated and distributed force systems applied to static particles, rigid bodies, trusses, frames, and machines to examine the effects of forces applied to bodies in equilibrium.

Technology and Society

An examination and critique of the relationship of technology to other areas of Western society. Students examine a Christian philosophy of technology and focus on the question of engineering ethics.

A Top Undergraduate Engineering Program

Dordt’s engineering program was listed as a top program within the “Undergraduate Engineering Programs (No Doctorate)” list by U.S. News and World Report. To qualify, a school must have an undergraduate engineering program accredited by ABET.

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About Dordt

Dordt offers more than 40 undergraduate degree programs, 12 pre-professional programs, an honor's program, and several off-campus study opportunities.

Outside of academics, you can also participate in optional campus ministry activities, including chapel, student-led praise and worship nights, small groups, and more.

We also have scholarship opportunities available for athletics, music, and theatre!

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"Dordt does an amazing job of making your faith matter. Whether or not your faith is a big part of your life right now, it will be if you spend four years at Dordt. Every class will challenge you, in a good way, to develop your own opinion on cultural issues, and enable you to apply Biblical principles to the world around you."

—Mark Bakker, graduate
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Science and Technology Center

The Science and Technology Center incorporates lecture halls, classrooms, faculty offices, and special facilities for the physics, chemistry, agriculture, engineering, biology, and environmental studies departments.

As an engineering major at Dordt, you'll have access to these cool labs and more:

  • Computational labs
  • Solar energy lab
  • Prototyping lab
  • Mechanics and materials lab
  • Chemical reactor lab
  • Civil engineering lab
  • Biomechanics lab
  • Thermodynamics lab
  • Electronics lab
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Dordt, a Christian university in Sioux Center, Iowa, has been ranked a top college in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report and Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education. Dordt draws students from all over the country and the world. Dordt’s top majors include education, business, engineering, agriculture, and nursing. As an institution of higher education committed to the Reformed Christian perspective, Dordt University equips students, alumni, and the broader community to work effectively toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life.