Gordon and Jill Bourns College of Engineering

CBU's new engineering building


Welcome to the Gordon and Jill Bourns College of Engineering

It is an exciting time to study engineering and to be a part of a Christian college of engineering that intentionally combines solid technical training with people skills in a Christian context and biblical worldview. Besides traditional vocational destinations, people trained as engineers go on to become lawyers, doctors, K-12 teachers, university professors, business entrepreneurs, salesperson, pastors and missionaries. The number one undergraduate background for Fortune 500 companies by discipline is engineering. Engineers have changed the course of world history and been prominent in missions efforts.

The Gordon and Jill Bourns College of Engineering at California Baptist University is a top Christian engineering college in California and is growing rapidly in terms of both students and facilities. In our first year, we started work on new labs and classroom space and have received numerous gifts and grants including a grant from the National Science Foundation. In addition to our six areas of study, students and faculty are focusing their research efforts into the following areas: green technologies, rehabilitation technologies and technologies designed to improve life in developing parts of the world. Let me invite you to contact me directly if you would like to know more about the CBU College of Engineering and how you might be able to become involved with us.

- Philip Van Haaster, DBA, Dean