GCU Engineering in Grand Canyon University’s College of Engineering and Technology features relevant curricula that follow industry standards and hands-on, project-based learning beginning in the freshman year. All students have access to lab and industry standard engineering equipment and professional fabrication shops throughout the program. GCU’s engineering programs are led by faculty with extensive and practical experience in government and/or a range of industries, including mobility, biomedical devices, defense and semiconductors.
Bachelor’s degrees within GCU Engineering include focused areas such as biomedical materials, electronics, mechanical design and robotics. Learn more about the engineering degrees GCU offers and how you can get started today.
Throughout your studies in GCU Engineering, you’ll have access to labs and industry equipment that are typically used in professional settings and not commonly accessible to undergraduate students. The purpose of these facilities is to combine lecture and lab classrooms, enabling activity-based learning alongside theoretical instruction. Programs outside the classroom are also available for students to gain additional experience.
Below are examples of the equipment and research opportunities available to GCU engineering students can prepare them for a career in the industry.
- Biomedical Device Development Lab
- Supports undergraduate research in biomedical device development and medical sector engineering research.
- Combined Lecture and Lab Classrooms
- The equipment used in undergraduate instruction includes an SEM (scanning electron microscope), AFM (atomic force microscope), ultrasound machine, x-ray diffractor and CT machine.
- Engineering Design and Prototyping Facilities
- Prototyping support equipment including an array of 3D printers, CNC machines, laser cutter, plasma cutter and standard industrial tools like mills, lathes and welders.
- Research and Design Program (RDP) for Undergraduates
- The goal of the Research and Design Program at GCU is to fund investigation and development in science, technology and engineering on the GCU campus. This program can provide undergraduate students the experience and mentoring that could be valuable when furthering their education and pursuing career opportunities within the engineering field.
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GCU Engineering faculty bring to the classroom extensive experience in research, industry and government service. Current faculty have many years of industry and applied research experience in the areas including but not limited to automotive, biomedical device design, mobility, electronics and manufacturing. The faculty actively convey the connections between practical engineering solutions and course theory.
GCU Engineering is part of the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) which is a community of more than 3,000 engineering faculty and staff across the nation. The purpose of KEEN is to give students the opportunity to generate an entrepreneurial mindset so they may have the ability to create meaningful change in their community. Through this partnership, GCU and all engineering students are part of an immersive community can foster collaboration and communication in engineering projects.
GCU Engineering students can be part of an experience that creates and expands opportunities for work and participation in relevant research projects or industry experience.
Read below about some of the current and past projects and presentations in which students have participated.