College of Engineering and Technology

The College of Engineering and Technology at Grand Canyon University offers an educational experience with relevant STEM program curricula designed to prepare you to pursue a career in the field of technology and engineering. As one of the growing engineering universities in Arizona,1 our curriculum changes to adapt to new developments in various technology and engineering industries. We teach students to foster traits in collaboration, creativity as well as ethical and social awareness to produce graduates who are well-prepared to excel in the workforce.

The school of engineering and technology at GCU offers an education that nurtures and supports One Foundation, our statement for providing ethical decision-making within our Christ-centered curriculum.

The College of Engineering and Technology embraces technological and engineering excellence. The College of Engineering and Technology cultivates a Christ-centered community of support and encouragement for our students, faculty and staff. Our mission is to ignite the potential within each student, equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to become innovative and entrepreneurial leaders in their respective fields. Committed to transformative learning, our graduates are empowered to make a lasting impact by fostering human flourishing, engaging in intentional service and bringing glory to God through their vocations.

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STEM Degree Programs

As a leading institution in the field of engineering and technology, the College of Engineering and Technology at GCU remains committed to nurturing innovation, academic excellence and practical skills development for aspiring engineers and technology professionals.

The College of Engineering and Technology offers a range of degrees. Explore our information technology programs, including cybersecurity, software development and computer science, as well as our engineering programs, such as mechanical and electrical engineering. GCU’s many STEM degrees can help to prepare you to position yourself for a future career.

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STEM Minors

Academic minors can enhance your knowledge base and teach valuable skills to use in your chosen field. Choose a minor that complements your major, or pursue a passion while earning your degree.

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STEM Disciplines at GCU

The individual disciplines of engineering and technology at GCU incorporate leadership, curriculum and opportunities specific to your learning environment. In each discipline, there are advanced laboratories and equipment accessible to all students, providing an opportunity for additional education beyond the classroom setting. Students have the opportunity to participate in on-campus programs that can prepare them for graduate opportunities or research presentations at local and national conferences.

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GCU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, which recognizes quality, integrity and continuous improvement in education. GCU remains committed to aligning our programs with the standards set forth by the accrediting bodies and even exceeding those standards to ensure you receive a quality education during your time here.Further, many of GCU’s computer, engineering and technology programs meet the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) standards.

GCU provides tools and resources that can help you understand your costs for college. Look through our tuition rates and fees, as well as our scholarships and grant opportunities.







 

Whether you are an undergrad or graduate-degree seeking student, GCU’s requirements for admission can vary for each program. Learn more about our requirements and the steps needed for acceptance into GCU.







 

Integration of GCU’s Christian Identity in Curriculum

The integration of GCU's commitment to Christian values can be seen in the curriculum and adds a unique dimension to education, fostering a faith-integrated approach that encourages ethical reasoning and compassionate leadership. This infusion of faith-based principles empowers students to engage with their studies while also cultivating a strong sense of purpose and community awareness. GCU explores how these principles can enrich the learning experience and help shape our students' personal and academic growth.

Through ethical application of skills, content and professional decision making, faculty in the College of Engineering and Technology integrate the Christian worldview into at least 30% of our courses. Foundational skills are introduced in the undergraduate program, while mission critical competencies are built upon as you pursue a graduate program, ensuring our Christian identity and mission align with the mission of the university.

Students in GCU’s STEM programs directly benefit from GCU’s mission by modeling ethical thinking and decision-making to potentially help the community solve societal problems. This takes place during capstone projects and hands-on service opportunities that align with our mission critical competencies of leadership, global citizenship, communication and critical thinking. Students demonstrate their learning both in and out of the classroom while becoming global contributors.

College of Engineering and Technology students experience GCU’s One Foundation principles by integrating faith into their field of study through meaningful discussions, curriculum that adapts to new developments and creating tangible examples. This is demonstrated by fostering a collaboration-focused, inquiry-based learning environment that can prepare students to make creative and ethical decisions in their career. STEM students can carry their faith into their vocation.

STEM programs at GCU promote the principles of human flourishing by focusing on servant leadership in relationships and projects. This is accomplished through a wide variety of STEM-based programs that apply an ethical entrepreneurial mindset within application to society. These programs are taught by knowledgeable faculty who lead students to use their degree to help society by providing service, acting justly and showing compassion toward others.

1 Best Accredited Colleges (n.d.). Is GCU a good school for engineering? Retrieved on August 1, 2023.

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