Discover Engineer vs. Engineering Technology Degrees at GCU

Grand Canyon University's (GCU) engineering and engineering technology degrees help you prepare for an exciting career in an in-demand field. Our programs incorporate our Christian worldview as part of the curriculum, helping our graduates to grow in servant leadership and Christian ethics. GCU engineering majors are passionate about helping others through their work and making a difference by designing and building products that help improve quality of life.

What exactly is engineering? It is the application of math and science to design and build machines, structures, tools, prducts, devices and more, often to help solve problems and offer solutions. We invite you to explore our engineering degrees to see which area is right for you.

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There is no better place to earn an engineering degree than here at GCU. From new classroom buildings to state-of-the-art facilities, GCU is the perfect place to call home while studying for one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing fields of our future.

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College of Science, Engineering and Technology

The College of Science, Engineering and Technology proudly offers science, technology, engineering and mathematicws (STEM) degrees that help students prepare for fulfilling and high-demand careers. Learn more about our college and our programs.

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Engineering Majors

Engineering majors at GCU are motivated individuals with a talent for math and science and a desire to serve others through their work. Our programs offer hands-on labs and industry-driven capstone projects, giving you the opportunity to use your creativity and problem-solving skills to create effective solutions. If your goal is to design, develop, test and/or supervise the manufacturing of new products, then one of our engineering degrees may be a great fit.

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering is for those who want to gain an understanding across engineering disciplines and business principles to provide solutions.

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Bachelors in Electrical Engineering

Consider a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering if you are passionate about the study of electronics, circuits, signals and electrical power systems.

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Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering

GCU's Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering prepares for a dynamic career designing and building medical devices and delivering health-related solutions.

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Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

If you desire to create, design and manufacture mechanical devices from micro-sized to large systems, then explore the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

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BS in Engineering - Emphasis in Robotics

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering with an Emphasis in Robotics is for those who are interested in the study and design of robots to perform helpful tasks.

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Engineering Technology Degrees

Engineering technologists play a vital role in the production process by executing the ideas of engineers and carrying out their vision. They work closely with engineers to bring ideas to life and often work in a production environment to address issues and create solutions. If you are motivated by building products and desire to work hands-on with tools, machinery, equipment, products and testing, you may want to explore a degree in engineering technology.

BS in Electrical Engineering Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology prepares you with hands-on training and industry knowledge to work with electrical systems.

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BS Mechanical Engineering Technology

If you are looking to help design, build and maintain advanced machinery, learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

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What are the different types of engineers?

There are many types of engineers. While most engineers work to build and design products, the products designed and solutions created by engineers may vary based on their specialty:

  • Electrical engineers manufacture electrical equipment
  • Biomedical engineers create medical products
  • Mechanical engineers create power-producing machines such as engines
  • Robotics engineers design robotic solutions that help to perform jobs that humans cannot

Choosing the right engineering degree program can help you to prepare for your future career. GCU provides the Career Compass tool to help you learn about your interests and also offers exposure to different disciplines during your first semester to help you decide which program may be right for you. 

What can I do with an engineering degree?

The majority of those who earn an engineering degree often go on to become an engineer in their field.

  • Electrical engineering majors may become electrical engineers who design electronic solutions 
  • Biomedical engineers may create medical equipment that helps improve the quality of life for individuals with specific medical conditions
  • Mechanical engineers may design a large-scale mechanical devices
  • Robotics engineers may design a robotic arm that can be used to help clean up waste or distribute pharmaceuticals

The BS in Engineering degree combines engineering concepts and training with business ethics and principles, preparing graduates to be a successful manager in a variety of settings. The possibilities are endless.