School of Engineering

Engineers are in demand. Every industry—from construction and manufacturing to transportation and information technology—needs engineers to solve problems and drive innovation.

In Dunwoody’s School of Engineering, your education starts on day one. Coursework is project-integrated, which means theoretical engineering principles are reinforced and experienced through hands-on creation and problem-solving.

You class sizes will be small — both for your major and your general ed and electives.

Industry leaders and professionals routinely provide feedback on the skills, projects, equipment, and software needed to ensure you are ready to engage in complex engineering projects from day one. You’ll also gain real-world experience through field trips, industry speakers, internship opportunities, and a senior project.

School of Engineering News

Mechanical Engineering Lab

Dunwoody Earns ABET Accreditation for Mechanical Engineering

Dunwoody College is proud to announce that the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET has accredited the College’s Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. In addition to the initial accreditation of the Mechanical Engineering program, the College was notified that it received renewed ABET accreditation for its Industrial Engineering Technology degree program.

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Dunwoody School of Engineering Labs

Studying Mechanical Engineering

Angela Freeland found the math emphasis she was looking for while pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

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First-semester engineering students tackle autonomous robot project

Engineering students designed, built, and tested autonomous paper-delivery robots in their first semester on campus.

Senior Capstone

Building an E-Scooter

Students in the Design for Manufacturability class designed an electric scooter.

In Demand Degrees

Dunwoody engineering students are already in high demand. During the 2019-20 academic year, the College received more than 515 job inquiries from nearly 300 companies seeking work-ready engineers.

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Engineering Faculty

William Hudson

Academic Dean, School of Engineering, Computer Technology, and Math & Science

whudson@dunwoody.edu

David Adolfson

Assistant Professor

dadolfson@dunwoody.edu

Jonathan Aurand

Associate Professor

jaurand@dunwoody.edu

Engineering Fields:

Electrical Engineering | Industrial Engineering

Education:

  • Masters, Electrical Engineering, minor in Industrial Engineering, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, minor in Industrial Engineering, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Chemistry with minor in Biology, Metropolitan State College, Denver, Colorado
  • Associate in Applied Science degree, Biomedical Equipment Technology, Community College of Denver, Denver, Colorado

Sectors & Industries:

Energy and Gas | Aerospace | Internet of Things | Medical | PC Innovations

Engineering Titles:

  • Deputy Director, Force Science Research Center
  • Principal Network Design Engineer
  • Project Engineer

Engineering Fields:

Mechanical Engineering | Industrial Engineering Technology

Education:

  • Masters, Mechanical Engineering, minor in Mathematics, University of Minnesota Twin Cites, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Mathematics with substantial coursework in Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota Twin Cites, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sectors & Industries:

Aviation | Munitions | Construction | Aerospace

Engineering Titles:

  • Process Engineer
  • Chief Design Engineer

Engineering Fields:

Mechanical Engineering | Physics

Education:

  • Masters, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minnesota
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Physics, Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota

Sectors & Industries:

Power Generation | Thermal Performance Modeling | Finite Element Analysis (FEA)/CFD Analysis

Engineering Titles:

  • Analysis Manager
  • Analyst

Joseph Axberg

Senior Instructor

jaxberg@dunwoody.edu

Matthew Beckler

Senior Instructor

mbeckler@dunwoody.edu

Harry Edelman

Associate Professor

hedelman@dunwoody.edu

Engineering Fields:

Electronics Engineering Technology | Software Engineering

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology, University of Nebraska – Lincoln (Omaha Campus).
  • Master of Science in Software Engineering, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN.

Sectors & Industries:

Telecommunications | Healthcare | Internet of Things

Engineering Titles:

  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Private Cloud Architect

Engineering Fields:

Electrical and Computer Engineering | Computer Engineering

Education:

  • M.S. and Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Bachelor’s of Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Sectors & Industries:

Open Source Electronics | Internet of Things | Networking and Back-End Development | Technology Start-Ups | Embedded Systems & Firmware Development | Cryptography | Data Management

Engineering Titles:

  • Co-Founder & Engineer
  • Senior Software Architect
  • Principal Firmware Engineer
  • Senior Firmware Engineer

Engineering Fields:

Electrical Engineering

Education:

  • B.S. Physics, Stanford University
  • Ph.D. Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sectors & Industries:
Data Storage | Imaging & Printing | Research & Development

Engineering Titles:

  • Engineering Manager
  • Research Scientist
  • R&D Engineer

Andrew Hoitink

Senior Instructor

ahoitink@dunwoody.edu

Matthew Matson

Associate Professor

mmatson@dunwoody.edu

Ryan Rengo

Senior Instructor

rrengo@dunwoody.edu

Engineering Fields:

Mechanical Engineering

Education:

  • Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Masters, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Sectors & Industries:

Research & Development | Semiconductor Manufacturing & Testing

Engineering Titles:

  • Senior Mechanical R&D Engineer
  • Research & Development Engineer
  • Module Development Engineer

Engineering Fields:

Manufacturing Engineering

Education:

  • Masters Degree, Engineering Manufacturing Systems, University of St Thomas, St Paul, Minnesota
  • Bachelors Degree, Organizational Behavior with minors in Psychology and Management, The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota
  • Associate in Applied Science degree, Machine Tool Technology, Pine Technical College, Pine City, Minnesota

Sectors & Industries:

Medical Devices | Manufacturing | Agriculture | Automotive & All-Terrain | Lean Systems

Engineering Titles:

  • General Manager
  • Technical Services Manager
  • Estimating Engineer
  • Machining Production Supervisor

Engineering Fields:

Software Engineering | Computer Science

Education:

  • Master’s of Science, Software Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Bachelor’s of Science, Computer Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Masters of Science, Applied and Computation Mathematics, University of Minnesota, Duluth, Minnesota
  • Bachelor’s of Science, Mathematics with minor in Physics, University of Minnesota, Duluth, Minnesota

Sectors & Industries:

Software Development | Banking & Finance | Healthcare | Manufacturing | Medical Devices

Engineering Titles:

  • Senior Software Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Data Analyst

Noureen Sajid

Senior Instructor

nsajid@dunwoody.edu

LeAnn Simonson

Senior Instructor

lsimonson@dunwoody.edu

Daniel Thomas

Associate Professor

dthomas@dunwoody.edu

Engineering Fields:

Electrical Engineering | Computer Engineering

Education:

  • Master’s of Science, Electrical Engineering, St Cloud State University, MN
  • Bachelor’s of Science, Computer Engineering (Cum Laude), Bahria University, Pakistan

Sectors & Industries:

Product Design | Manufacturing | Data Design

Engineering Titles:

  • Senior Applications Engineer
  • Senior Product Development Engineer

Engineering Fields:

Software Engineering | Computer Science

Education:

  • Master of Science in Software Engineering (MSSE), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Master of Social Work (MSW), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sectors & Industries:

Government | Energy | Health/Medical | Non-Profit

Engineering Roles:

  • Software Developer
  • Data Architect
  • Project Manager
  • Business Analyst

Engineering Fields:

Mechanical Engineering

Education:

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, MN
  • Masters, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, MN
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and B.A. in Journalism, University of Minnesota, MN
  • Professional Engineer License, Minnesota Board of AELSLAGID

Sectors & Industries:

Research & Development | Renewable Energy | Cooling Technology Energy Efficiency | Solar Energy

Engineering Roles:

  • Research Engineer
  • Engineer

 

Peter Walls

Senior Instructor

pwalls@dunwoody.edu

Engineering Fields:

Mechanical Engineering | Product Design | Research & Development

Education:

  • Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Duluth, Minnesota
  • Bachelors, Industrial Engineering, University of Minnesota, Duluth, Minnesota
  • Masters, Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Sectors & Industries:

Consumer Products | Defense | Biotechnology | Research & Development | Manufacturing

Engineering Roles:

  • Principal R&D Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer