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Department of Engineering

Changing the world starts here, in the Department of Engineering. Let us train and equip you to be an engineer for the global good.

Grace College Mechanical Engineering Program students have learned to use their skills to improve lives.” Learn about our Christian programs

We recognize that God, the creator of the universe, is the greatest engineer of all. We strive to honor Him and His creation through the skills of engineering—a gift that, if stewarded correctly, can bring sustainable water sources to developing countries, eliminate pollution, and provide hope to the child with deformed extremities. Grace College graduates will be engineered to serve.


Our approach is three-pronged: teach you theory, mentor you through hands-on practice and inspire you to use the gifts God gave you to improve the lives of others. This is the way we intersect faith and science, and we do it in the most prime location. As the “Orthopaedic Capital of the World,” we have intimate interaction with a global industry that is focused on mechanical design and cutting-edge manufacturing.

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The Department of Engineering helping the community

Helping the Community

During her summer internship, Natalie Bontrager worked in the Grace College Department of Engineering in partnership with J.C. Innovation's/ Helping Hand Program to provide cost-free prosthetics for kids in need. Natalie was assigned to increase the functionality of a prosthetic hand for a local 5-year-old, Zoe.

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Department of Engineering partners with J. C. Innovations

Partnering for Good

Know someone with limb difference? We can help! We are working with J.C. Innovations who partners with individuals in Northern Indiana with limb difference to provide expanded capabilities by leveraging 3D printing, engineering expertise, and understanding.

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Maximizing Impact by helping communities through engineering

Maximizing Impact

Grace Student, Pavle Popovic spent his summer internship working with Design Outreach, a nonprofit organization that develops innovative solutions for partners combating global poverty. Pavle’s role was to help design and test a new part for a water pump to be installed in the developing world. Pavle worked with these goals in mind: maximize impact and ensure sustainability.

Grace Engineering Activities

Grace College’s Department of Engineering promotes the application of science & technology at an engineering school in Indiana.

Grace Engineering Camp

Does your child enjoy hands-on experiences, solving unique problems, or learning about new ideas? If so, Grace Engineering Summer Camps are made just for them! Your student will have the opportunity to learn the basics of mechanical engineering, at an engineering school in Indiana, by exploring computer-aided design (CAD), 3D printing, drag racing, robotics, and programming.

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Grace Engineering CO2 Drag Race Winners from 2019

Annual CO2 Dragster Race - February 3, 2024

Do you have an interest in racing CO2 dragsters? For this competition, participants will be tasked with designing their very own CO2 dragster to race against others in their division. Registration is free. High school students have the opportunity to compete for scholarships and the winners will receive a cash prize!

Mechanical Engineering Degree

The essence of Mechanical Engineering is to design, build, and test machines that meet the needs of people everywhere. The coursework in physics, math, materials science, design, and manufacturing along with extensive internships prepare students for the workforce. Learn more about our program and beautiful campus at this engineering school in Indiana.

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Fred Wentorf, Ph.D. Chair, Department of Engineering

Fred Wentorf, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Engineering

Phone: (574) 372-5100, ext. 6240