A world where everyone thrives

Do you feel called to serve communities in need through the field of engineering? Do you want to use your passion and technical skill set to make a Kingdom impact? Then this may be the career path for you. Explore the humanitarian engineering degree program at Anderson University.

Future humanitarian engineers
Are starting right here.

Design with a higher purpose and engineer with empathy.

If you’re anything like our students, you’re looking for ways to improve the world. Unique to Anderson University, the humanitarian engineering degree focuses on the use of technology to improve lives and strengthen communities through humanitarian efforts.

However you feel called to serve, you can make a lasting difference through this field of study. Many students go on to work with nonprofit engineering companies all over the world — locally, domestically, or internationally — to create solutions for areas in need of disaster relief, medical relief, clean energy, clean water, communication technology, or housing.

This program gives graduates the educational and experiential foundation they need to enter sustainable, purpose-driven careers, improving lives one community at a time.

Become an engineer building a brighter future.

Take steps toward your humanitarian engineering college career today.


The humanitarian engineering degree provides students a robust, well-rounded engineering program while offering multiple hands-on service opportunities at home and abroad. A blend of engineering, humanitarian studies, business, and ministry, this complementary major must be paired with another engineering major at AU.

Students can travel on an AU service trip at any time within this four-year program. The goal of these trips is to create partnerships in underdeveloped communities as we build relationships, learn present needs, and implement solutions to meet those needs with intercultural competence and humility.

  • Graduate in four years with a degree in humanitarian engineering, paired with computer, electrical, mechanical, or mechatronics engineering (BS).
  • Complete the 4+1 program, from BS to MBA.
  • Engineering Design for Service
  • Service Through Engineering & Technology
  • Systems Engineering
  • Principles of Management
  • Leadership
  • Introduction to Christian Ministry
  • Social Problems

A broad area of study by nature, humanitarian engineering offers students numerous career opportunities for service through the field of engineering, such as:

  • Engineering Missionary Work
  • Engineering for Non-Profit Organizations
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
Service Locations
  • Costa Rica
  • Nicaragua
  • Peru
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras

Engineering earnings soar!

Each year, engineering professionals receive the highest average starting salary in the United States. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that employment within the engineering field will multiply into 140,000 new jobs over the next decade. So what does this mean for you? It means that a career in engineering is well worth the time and effort needed to earn your degree.

Meet our engineering faculty during your campus visit.

The Anderson You

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