Engineering Degrees

Discover Engineer vs. Engineering Technology Degrees at GCU

Grand Canyon University graduates over 27,000 students a year,* many from high-quality degree programs such as nursing and healthcare, technology and engineering.

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, products, 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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*2019-20 academic year. Number does not include non-degree, high school dual, bridge programs or con-ed as they do not lead to a degree completion.

Engineering Majors

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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.

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.

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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.

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Explore Our Growing Phoenix Campus

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 mathematics (STEM) degrees that help students prepare for fulfilling and high-demand careers. Learn more about our college and our programs.

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