2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Aug 19, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Gordon and Jill Bourns College of Engineering

Dr. Anthony L. Donaldson

Dr. Helen Jung
Associate Dean

Ms. Kiana Bjur
Administrative Assistant
Phone 951.343.4972

Faculty Information


Aerospace, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering April Si, Ph.D.
Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering Mark Anklam, Ph.D.
Civil Engineering and Construction Management Jong-Wha Bai, Ph.D.
Computing, Software, and Data Sciences Larry Clement, M.S., M.A.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Grace Ni, Ph.D.


Through the Gordon and Jill Bourns College of Engineering at California Baptist University the Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The Construction Management major is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), www.acce-hq.org.

Engineers provide products and services that serve the needs of humanity. Engineers see problems and challenges as opportunities in disguise. Engineering graduates are highly sought after for their critical thinking, communication and team skills and are thus well compensated. Engineering degrees prepare students for the broadest number of outcomes. In addition to a growing variety of engineering jobs, about 20% of engineering students take their training and end up being doctors, lawyers, teachers, professors, officers, business entrepreneurs and salespeople. Students have also used their training as missionaries and pastors.

Distinctives of the College of Engineering include:

  • A caring, Christ centered learning community with outstanding faculty
  • Both “excellent” and “average” students will have opportunities for growth
  • Hands on, team oriented design projects all four years
  • Required internships with industry, university research or a non-profit organization prior to graduation
  • Training in project management and an exposure to the business side of engineering
  • All students will be shown how to obtain a provisional patent on their own creative idea
  • Emphasis on broad life skill training (e.g. critical thinking, teamwork, communication etc.)
  • All students are required to pass the Fundamentals of Engineering online practice exam to graduate.
  • All students will be required to have a cross cultural experience
  • All students will develop and maintain an electronic portfolio

Numerous regional businesses are actively involved with the College of Engineering through hiring alumni for jobs and students as interns, sponsoring capstone projects, serving on the strategic advisory board and departmental advisory councils, providing curriculum partners, funding student scholarships and equipment, and providing tours and guest lectures.

Areas of focus for research within the College of Engineering includes: outstanding undergraduate curriculum development, applications relating to human health, applications for green and sustainable technologies, and applications which have global implications.

The Engineering Degree has concentrations in Agricultural, Business, Global Applications, and Pre-Law.