School of Engineering

Melodie Selby, Dean;  Larry Aamodt, Bryce Cole, Rob Frohne, Douglas Logan, Qin Ma, Curtis Nelson, Delvin Peterson, Don Riley, Brian Roth, Samuel Sih, Louie Yaw.

The engineering profession applies the principles of mathematics, science, economics, ethics, and social sciences to use the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind. Faculty of the Edward F. Cross School of Engineering, in the context of the mission of the University and with broad campus support, strive to provide all students with

  • A broad-based, high-quality engineering education that will prepare them to enter, succeed, and grow in the practice of engineering in industry, private practice, and government.
  • A sound preparation and motivation for life-long learning, including programs of advanced study in engineering or associated fields.
  • An environment that promotes the development of character, teamwork, leadership, and ethical conduct as a foundation for productive service to society, both professionally and personally; and
  • An atmosphere that encourages students to develop a spirit of service to community consistent with Christian and humanitarian principles.

Degrees Offered. The Edward F. Cross School of Engineering offers curricula leading to two distinct degrees. The Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) degree is designed to prepare students to enter professional engineering practice and to provide undergraduate instruction that will serve as a strong foundation for graduate studies. The curriculum includes elective concentrations in civil, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering. The B.S.E. program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in bioengineering is intended primarily for students planning to pursue advanced studies in bioengineering, medicine, dentistry, public health, or physiology. It is not designed for students desiring to enter directly into the practice of professional engineering following their undergraduate study.

Admission Requirements. Requirements for admission to the School of Engineering are 40 semester credits of English, 10 semester credits of laboratory science, 30 semester credits of mathematics (beyond general mathematics), and 20 semester credits of history. The mathematics background should include algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. A fourth year of mathematics, a second year of laboratory science, and an introductory computer programming course are strongly recommended. Prospective engineering students are encouraged to prepare themselves broadly by taking as many additional courses as possible in high school mathematics, English, science, social studies, and humanities. Studies in foreign languages and the practical arts are also valuable.

Students with entrance deficiencies may be admitted. However, such deficiencies must be removed before the beginning of the sophomore year. Students who present a transcript of previous successful studies at another approved college or university may be admitted with advanced standing.

Admission to engineering studies is normally made only in September. However, students may be admitted in January or March provided that an acceptable program can be scheduled.

Affiliation Program. North American Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities are affiliated with Walla Walla University under a program that allows students to complete the first one or two years of engineering instruction at any participating institution and then complete degree requirements at Walla Walla University. Each affiliated campus has an engineering coordinator appointed to provide the necessary guidance to insure a smooth transition from the affiliated campus to Walla Walla University. Details of this program can be obtained from the Dean of the School of Engineering.