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The engineering major at Cornerstone University prepares you for fruitful work in a STEM career path. Engineering is a quickly growing industry in all aspects of business, from data science to design and innovation. Turn your calling into a life of meaning by integrating your faith and work.

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering


  • On Campus


  • Grand Rapids

Steward Your
God-Given Gifts

Explore, analyze and design new solutions while honing your ability to see problems and form an analytical point of view as an engineering student at Cornerstone. It takes critical attention to detail and thorough analysis to be an effective engineer. At Cornerstone, we will partner with you to continue to develop your skills and become a better steward of the calling God has given you.

You will receive more than an education at Cornerstone. You will receive faith-based guidance from your professors. You will be poured into and supported by your peers. And you will be bolstered by real-world experience you can add to your resume before you graduate.


Our graduates from the engineering program go on to serve in many capacities across organizations of all sizes. Take a look at some of the positions our alumni hold.


  • Process Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Data Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Engineering Supply Chain
  • Engineering Project Management


As a student at Cornerstone, you will be integrated into an internship program as a part of your degree. We have partnered with several businesses and organizations in West Michigan who will help you gain marketable skills and on-the-job training.


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Of KSEM graduates from the class of 2019 were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.


Student-to-faculty ratio with an average class size of 22.


Of students participate in internship or practicum experiences.

Program Concentrations

The engineering program at Cornerstone is designed to inspire your intellect, deepen your character and prepare you to lead in your career with influence and wisdom.

Our collaborative partnership with Grand Valley State University offers you extensive course offerings, hands-on training with top-tier engineering educational technology and more opportunities to customize your program.

Bachelors of Science in Engineering with Concentration in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering distinguishes you as someone with a broad scope of knowledge to advance and maintain physical machines and mechanisms. Your course work in materials science and machine design will build a firm foundation from which you can launch into the world of engineering with confidence.

Alongside your science and mathematics foundations, your program will help you develop in team work, ethics and leadership skills, preparing you to make informed judgements in the workplace to both succeed as a professional and thrive as part of a team.

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Bachelors of Science in Engineering with Concentration in Data Science Engineering

Data science engineering trains you to strategically leverage data with the goal of advancing technology. Combining the growing field of data science with a robust knowledge of engineering-based principles, this major prepares you to synthesize information, communicate informed business decisions and design data delivery systems that interface between engineers and end users.

Requiring classes in computer logic, statistics and computer programming, this degree equips you to lead change in data-driven processes and to excel as an influential, knowledgable and virtuous engineering professional. You’ll graduate with technical expertise in mathematics, software engineering and data mining.

Studies in data science engineering prepare you for career opportunities as a big data engineer, business analyst, database administrator, data architect or statistician.

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Bachelors of Science in Engineering with Concentration in Design and Innovation Engineering

Design and innovation engineering bridges your interests in engineering and human-centered design research. Through specialized training in drawing, creative problem-solving techniques and project management, this major readies you for a professional career as an empathetic, virtuous engineer.

Engineers with a bent for design and innovation are not satisfied with having always done something the same way. As such, your degree program will ensure that you have a robust knowledge of both creative processes and technological developments, resulting in your ability to contribute user-centric solutions as a member of a product development team or organization.

Studies in engineering design and innovation prepare you for career opportunities as civil designer, controls designer, creative technologist, design engineer, design manager, machine designer, product developer or software design engineer.

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Bachelors of Science in Engineering with Concentration in Environmental Engineering

Environmental engineering prepares you to view phases of a technical engineering project in relation to an area’s natural resources. With knowledge of soil composition, water conservation and biological topics such as botany, this major positions you to proactively address environmental concerns as a conscientious, virtuous engineering professional.

Turn your passion for creation care into a career. With concentration classes in biology and ecology, you’ll learn how to discover ways to decrease waste, alleviate pollution and improve public health. In addition, you’ll receive hands-on training that equips you to prepare and assess environmental impact statements.

Studies in environmental engineering prepare you for career opportunities as a civil project engineer, geotechnical engineer, land development engineer or water resources engineer.

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Bachelors of Science in Engineering with Concentration in Engineering Management

Engineering management capitalizes on your abilities to lead a team, plan project budgets and communicate strategic insights. Through hands-on integration of business and engineering principles, this major trains you to evaluate solutions for operations and manufacturing problems from the viewpoint of a virtuous, tech-savvy engineer.

This vocationally competitive degree prepares you to oversee large-scale projects and excel as a competent, compassionate leader. In addition to learning best practices for coordinating employees in design and logistics positions, you’ll graduate with technical expertise in mechanics, product design and project management.

Studies in engineering management prepare you for career opportunities as a construction management engineer, engineering project manager, engineering quality manager, industrial management engineer or systems analyst.

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Bachelors of Science in Engineering with Concentration in Biomedical Product Design Engineering

Use your aptitude for engineering to advance health care technology. The biomedical product design concentration trains you to understand the concepts that go into creating new technology and software to power the future of medical research.

Through this program, you’ll deepen your knowledge of engineering principles and apply them to biomedical contexts. This degree is highly sought after by employers across the globe. Graduates from Cornerstone’s biomedical engineering program have a comprehensive knowledge of mechanics, machine design and data analysis.

The job market for biomedical engineers is growing substantially. Biomedical engineers work in research hospitals, medical supply companies, government offices and more.

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Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are the foundation of a CU engineering degree. Explore how our engineering program prepares you with the essential knowledge and 21st century skills to reach your God-given potential and become a lifelong learner.

One of the great things about the engineering program at Cornerstone is the professors. They care about the students and want us to do the best we can do. I chose Cornerstone because I want to use my degree to serve God, and Cornerstone can help me do that.

Emily Deppe (’21)


CU professors are devoted to the success of our students. Select a faculty member to learn more about their campus involvement, research interests and teaching responsibilities.

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