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Physics & Engineering Department

Physics & Engineering Department

The Doane Department of Physics and Engineering is committed to improving health and sustainability, increasing technological awareness, and advancing engineering and physics education and technology for the Crete community, the state of Nebraska, and the world. We look to provide solutions for both business and community needs, while ensuring students' education is enhanced by real-world problem solving. The future of STEM education relies on a collaborative effort between industry and academia to provide the next generation engineers with the skills, knowledge, professionalism, and networking ability necessary to thrive.


Engineering focuses on using the tools of science and mathematics to solve real world problems. It is intrinsically interdisciplinary, involving knowledge from the natural sciences, computer science, and mathematics informed by an understanding of the social and cultural context a problem solution must be provided.

Program Mission

The mission of the Doane University Bachelor of Science in Engineering program is to provide an exceptional engineering education integrated with the liberal arts that prepares students of diverse backgrounds for professional engineering or other careers through ethical service and creative intellectual inquiry.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Doane B.S. in Engineering program will:

1. Have made contributions to research, education, technology, and/or industry through active pursuit of their desired career path.

2. Have proven themselves as versatile professionals that can excel within diverse and multidisciplinary team environments.

3. Have built on their engineering and liberal arts education with a commitment to lifelong learning and development to benefit the lives of other people.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation from the Doane University Bachelor of Science in Engineering Program a student will demonstrate:

1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;

2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors;

3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;

4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts;

5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives;

6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions; and

7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Enrollment and Graduate Data - Engineering

Year # of Freshmen # of Sophomores # of Juniors # of Seniors # of Graduates
2020-21 24 14 22 16 10
2019-20 12 23 13 6 6
2018-19 14 14 3 3 1
2017-18 12 4 2 1 0
2016-17 3 1 0 0 0

Dual Degree Engineering Program

With our Dual Degree Engineering Program, students are able to earn a Bachelors in a non-engineering major at Doane University, and a Bachelors in Engineering from any school accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Exam Credit

Beginning in the summer of 2021, the Mathematics and Data Analytics Department will be instituting a new policy where students can earn credit for Calculus by passing an exam. For more information, view the informational flyer here.

Physics & Engineering Faculty