About Us

From the Dean...

Thank you for your interest in Lipscomb University and the Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering!

At its very core, an engineer is in the business of making people’s lives better.  By understanding need.  Solving problems. Offering better solutions or new solutions. Protecting safety, wellbeing, and more.

This intimate relationship between the profession and people is why we believe Lipscomb offers an unusual, and unusually advantageous, engineering education—students here not only get a superior background in the academics of engineering, but they are taught in a faith-based environment where sensitivity to people and their needs is paramount.

Upon graduation, your resume will show how well you know your craft, because chances are it will show experience in constructing water projects in Honduras or building bridges in Guatemala or one of several significant hands-on engineering projects done by the college students each year that show you not only have the grade point average, but you actually did the work you say you’ve learned.

Yes, our graduates are well prepared. Our three undergraduate degrees are all accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the world standard in engineering education.  Additionally, we require all our seniors to take licensing exams not typically required by colleges because it puts their ratings at risk. No worries here.  We have had a 10-year pass rate on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam well above the national average.

Small classes with individual attention and mentoring.  Approachable faculty with real-world experience.  Mission opportunities to serve communities and societies in need.  Graduates securing great full-time employment positions or being accepted to prestigious graduate schools. The world needs more faithful problem solvers. Come join us.

David Elrod, Ph.D.
Dean, Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering

Key things to know about the College of Engineering

  • All programs (civil, electrical and computing, and mechanical) are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Opened January 2017, the Fields Engineering Center brings all of engineering under one roof and provides collaborative learning spaces, flexible student study space, an innovation laboratory for student exploration and creative problem solving, and more
  • Personalized attention from dedicated faculty made possible by small class sizes (most engineering classes are 24 students or smaller)
  • Encourage and facilitate engineering internships and co-op opportunities that provide real world experience while completing education

How are we doing? Pretty well.

  • 95placement rate within six months of graduation (for six years straight)
  • 4th in Engineering schools Middle Tennessee firms go to for hiring
  • 85of Lipscomb Engineering graduates pass the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (above the national average)
  • $611K NSF S-STEM grant money assisting Tennessee community college graduates in completing their four-year degree


Dr. David Elrod
Dean, Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering
800.333.4358, x. 6244