- Religious orientation: The Dordt College engineering program seeks to guide students as they develop a Christian worldview, so that graduates of the engineering program will recognize that they are empowered by the spirit of Christ in order to responsibly serve the Creator, fellow humans, and the entire creation through their calling as an engineer.
- Creational structure: The engineering program will seek to provide their graduates a cohesive curriculum of diverse courses, so that graduates are prepared for life-long learning in any area of the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The program will also provide students with the passion and competencies necessary for successful service as engineers in either graduate school or industry.
- Creational development: The program and curriculum will highlight the various aspects of human responsibility and involvement in the process of dynamically unfolding the creation. Graduates from the Dordt College engineering program will reflect a desire to unfold the potential of creation through science and technology as responsible stewards. Graduates will be able to articulate the historical roots and philosophical moorings associated with contemporary science and technology, and demonstrate the ability to critically assess how the spirits of the age impact technological direction.
- Contemporary response: The engineering program will enable students to convert their insights and competencies into committed action in service to God and their neighbor. A graduate of the Dordt College engineering program will acquire the tenacity and perseverance necessary for engineering service. A Dordt College engineering graduate will be able to articulate a vision for a community of kingdom-committed citizens who serve as lights in a dark world by developing normative technological models and living faithful lives. Graduates will recognize the need for bringing the Gospel of redemptive healing to technology and seek to develop technology in ways that reflect a desire for the well-being (social, economic, ecological, etc.) of all of God’s creatures.