Engineering Program

Where do you see your future in the engineering profession? As part of the tech industry? On the medical front? Or perhaps as the designer, builder or supervisor of roads, buildings or bridges?

At George Fox, you have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to ensure you’re well-prepared for work in the engineering profession, whether that be in the civil, mechanical, computer, biomedical or electrical sectors.

Beyond that, small classes and one-on-one mentoring from professors with industry experience ensures you will receive top-notch instruction and be known by name. And, at George Fox, we believe your spiritual development is just as important as your professional growth. We’ll help you prepare for a successful career and a purposeful life.


The university’s engineering program is part of the College of Engineering, which incorporates George Fox’s engineering and computer science offerings.

As an engineering major, you have the option of focusing on one of five concentrations:

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Biomedical Engineering

Study tissue engineering, biomedical microelectromechanical systems, microfluidics, prosthetic engineering, and other disciplines related to engineering applications for medicine, biology and health

civil engineering students

Civil Engineering

Conceive, design, build, supervise, operate, construct and maintain infrastructure projects and systems, working on everything from roads, buildings and airports to tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment 

Computer engineering students

Computer Engineering

Understand the hardware and software of computers while building tangible projects, from the design of individual microcontrollers, microprocessors, personal computers, and supercomputers, to circuit design, robotics, and communications 

Electrical engineering students

Electrical Engineering

Study the design and application of equipment, devices and systems that use electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism in a wide range of fields, including computer engineering, systems engineering, power engineering, telecommunications, and radio-frequency engineering

Mechanical engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Learn the principles of energy, materials and mechanics to design and manufacture machines and devices for use in a wide range of fields, from medicine to power

Program Highlights

From day one through your senior year, we emphasize giving you hands-on projects that prepare you for the working world, opportunities to use your newfound skills to serve others, and recognizing your accomplishments.

How do we do it? Through the following initiatives:

  • The Freshman Experience

    Machine an engine. Solder a circuit board. Create a CAD drawing. Program an Arduino. Make a product. You’ll have the opportunity to do it all starting your freshman year.

  • Servant Engineering

    Use your engineering acumen to make the world a better place. This unique program brings students and professionals together as a team to research, design and deliver engineering solutions that address humanitarian needs.

  • Senior Design

    Design a product your senior year that proves useful to a major corporation.

  • Senior Award

    Each year, we honor our top seniors for their academic achievements, involvement in their departments, and overall contribution to the engineering program.

George Fox University ranks among the 2021‑22 U.S. News and World Report’s

Best Undergraduate
Engineering Programs

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The engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, We are one of only 16 institutions in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities with this accreditation and one of only three on the West Coast.

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The following are organizations we partner with:

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High School Maker Hub Experiences

Come experience our Maker Hub for yourself. We offer a personal tour of the space, and maker camp classes over the summer.