School of Engineering
Robert Wood, Dean; Larry Aamodt, Bryce Cole, Jon Cole, Carlton Cross, Laurel Dovich, Rob Frohne, Rodney Heisler, Curtis Nelson, Don Riley, 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, with broad
campus support strive to provide all students with:
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. degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc., under the category of engineering.
- A broad-based, high-quality engineering education that will prepare
them to enter, succeed, and grow in the pratice 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 will encourage students to develop a spirit of
service to community consistent with Christian and humanitarian
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.
For architectural studies see the Preprofessional Programs: Architecture in this bulletin.
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. 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 College 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 College. 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 College. Details of this program can be obtained from the Dean of the School of Engineering.