Liberty University - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Liberty University
Mailing Address: 1971 University Boulevard
City: Lynchburg
State: VA
Postal Code: 24515
Country: United States
Phone 434-582-2000
Fax: 800-542-2311
Website: http://www.liberty.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution:
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus SMALL TOWN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: No
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Lynchburg, VA
This city's population (approx.): 78,014
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 47,050
Total Graduate enrollment: 28,073
Total Professional and other enrollment: 633

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Communications, Education, Fine arts, Law, Liberal arts, Medicine, Natural sciences, Nursing, Government, Aeronautics, Cinematic Arts, Religion/Seminary

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Admissions Documents:
To complete an application file, the following documents are required:
• Liberty University Admissions Essay.
• Official high school transcripts " unless you are transferring an associate degree " and college transcripts.
• Your SAT score or ACT score

Admission decisions are competitive and are based primarily on the following factors:
Cumulative high school GPA and college (if applicable)
GED scores (if applicable)
Consistency and trends of grades
Results from the SAT* or ACT without writing, using the highest score on each section
Essay submission
Note: Other documentation such as reference letters, community service, and leadership, may also be helpful or required by the admissions committee.

Mid-ranges for enrolled freshmen:
High School GPA 3.17-3.85
SAT* (math and critical reading) 950-1170
ACT composite 20-26
This means that 50% of admitted students come from above or below the ranges.

Recommendations

Recommendations:
Liberty does not have specific course requirements for applicants; however, the recommended curriculum prepares applicants for classroom expectations at Liberty.

The recommended curriculum includes:
• 4 units of English
• 2-3 years of college preparatory mathematics
• 2 years of laboratory science
• 2 years of social science
• 2 years of foreign language
• at least 4 units of elective credits

Note: Liberty University will consider your best composite ACT score. SAT scores are based on Math and Critical Reading Sections only. The Writing section of the SAT is not considered for acceptance or academic scholarships. We always use the highest SAT score. GPA's are recalculated (unweighted).

AP, CLEP, DANTES/DSST and IB Exams
Liberty does accept AP, CLEP and IB exams. You must take and pass the AP test at the end of the class in order to receive college credit. Students are able to receive college credit for successful completion of an IB exam if the IB course completed was a higher level course and the student received a score of at least 4 (on a 7 point scale) on the final exam.

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

David Donahoo
Dean
School of Engineering and Computational Science
Liberty University
1971 University Boulevard
MSC Box 710102
Lynchburg, VA 24515
Phone: 434-592-7150
Fax: 434-582-2930
ddonahoo@liberty.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.
Master's:M.S. without thesis, but with project or report

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Computational Sciences Graduate Mark Shaneck Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computational Sciences Undergraduate Jerry Westfall Computer Science (inside engineering)
Engineering Undergraduate Carl Pettiford Engineering (General)

Engineering Information

Research Centers

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Computational Sciences Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Engineering Computer Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Engineering Industrial & Systems Engineering (B.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Computational Sciences Cyber Security Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computational Sciences Cyber Security Computer Science (inside engineering)

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Computational Sciences
  1. Cyber Security
Computational Sciences
  1. Software Engineering
  2. Information Security
  3. Web & Mobile Programming
  4. Cyber Security
Engineering
  1. Computer networks (Computer)
  2. Computer Architecture (Computer)
  3. Embedded Systems (Computer)
  4. Wireless Communications (Electrical)
  5. Power Systems (Electrical)
  6. Electronics (Electrical)
  7. Operations Research (Industrial)
  8. Facilities Design (Industrial)
  9. Decision Analysis (Industrial)
  10. Human Factors & Ergonomics (Industrial)

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ASME
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association)
  • Cyber Defense Club
  • Liberty University Robotics Club

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

Each semester students meet with a professional advisor, who is located within the school office, as well as a faculty advisor. The professional advisor provides assistance planning courses and tracking student progress toward graduation. The faculty advisor provides guidance on courses, while also answering questions about career pursuits, research, graduate school, and other topics.

To offer hands-on learning, the School of Engineering and Computational Sciences partners with local engineering firms to provide students with a wide variety of internship opportunities. Internship positions are an invaluable opportunity introducing students to field-specific environments where they can apply skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom to real-world situations. Through internships, students can:
• Investigate career interests and clarify career goals
• Learn directly from experienced professionals
• Increase and further develop specific skills and knowledge related to their career field
• Develop professional contacts
• Increase their chances of employment upon graduation

Internships are not required, but can be used to fulfill Technical Elective credits. The positions may be paid, moreover, they are a unique opportunity to work under both academic and professional mentors simultaneously, thereby enriching the learning process and easing the transition from classroom to boardroom.

There are also several university-wide student support programs available to engineering students, including the Center for Academic Support and Advising Services, the Office of Disability Academic Support, the Center for Multicultural Engagement (for international students), Career Center, and the Bruckner Learning Center (which offers tutoring for select courses, CLEP exams, and institutional challenge exams).

A Senior Mentoring program has been instituted where a Senior who is graduating, is paired up with multiple freshman and provides
proper mentor-ship of freshmen engineering and computer science students which results in greater student success and program retention. It is our hope that this program and the ensuing relationships will give incoming freshmen a strong foundation for the educational portion of their careers. As an added benefit, we believe that you will personally grow in compassion and leadership. We believe this endeavor will cultivate an environment of student success, from freshman through senior years.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Computer Science Design-

Computer Science students have the option of completing a senior capstone that involves working together in teams with fellow classmates to produce functional products for real-world clients. The students are able to apply their textbook knowledge and technical skills in a two course design sequence. A few examples of projects are include:
• Software development to assist law enforcement officials and prosecutors
• Mobile application development for critical communications agencies
• Social Media Mobile application development
• Reconstructing a company’s software dashboard
• Creation of a multi-platform memorization mobile application

Computer Science Course Descriptions:

CSIS 471 Software Engineering 3 hours
Study of the software development process. Topics include: phases of a software project; life-cycle models; metrics; tools; and ethical and professional issues. Participation on team projects is integral.

CSIS 481 Computer Science Capstone 3 hours
A hands-on experience that requires students to apply the skills and knowledge gained throughout the Computer Science program. A team solution of a real-world project is required.

Engineering Capstone Design-
Before graduation, engineering students are required to complete a final senior capstone and work together in teams of three to four students. At the end of their program, through collaboration and teamwork in a three course design sequence, students apply their textbook knowledge of engineering to produce functional products for real-world clients. A few examples of previous project topics are included below and descriptions of the three courses follow:
• Airplane parking plan for Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics (Industrial & Systems Engineering)
• The creation of a Nebulous Environment Management and Observation System prototype (Computer Engineering)
• The creation of an electrochemical analysis device for Liberty University’s Department of Biology and Chemistry (Computer Engineering)
• The development of a car parking monitoring system for Liberty University’s Police Department (Electrical Engineering)
• The Demoss Navigation Assistant (Electrical Engineering)
• Badge reader for Liberty University’s Nursing Department for student tracking (Electrical Engineering)
• A weather sensor to detect conditions for ice formation created for Liberty University’s Grounds Department (Electrical Engineering)
• Next Gen Radio Programming Bridge for Harris
• Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Development for Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics
• Crawler Position Verification for AREVA

Engineering Course Descriptions:

ENGR 381 Engineering Design Introduction 3 hours
Introduction to the design process. Topics include system engineering, team dynamics, design specifications, conceptual design, scheduling, developing a business plan, market survey, and budgeting.

ENGR 481 Engineering Design I 3 hours
The second course in the design sequence of formal design courses that emphasizes the design process. Student teams carry a project from inception to completion to satisfy the need of a client. In addition to technical design, factors such as safety, economics, and ethical and societal implications are considered.

ENGR 482 Engineering Design II 3 hours
The third course in the design sequence where the student is exposed to engineering design and development. Design process culminates in prototype development, gathering performance data
and presenting a final design briefing to peers and department faculty.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The School of Engineering and Computational Sciences functions with the purpose of teaching Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills critical for impacting computing and technology-related disciplines in tomorrow’s world.

Our students have access to the latest technology and a qualified faculty that seek to know them personally and to provide them with opportunities for education, research and training in a Christ-centered environment.

Faculty help students prepare themselves for a lifetime of service while encouraging undergraduate research and effective application of technology from a Christian worldview so that they may impact tomorrow’s socio-technological culture.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Computational Sciences 0 0 0 0
Computational Sciences 0 0 0 0
Engineering 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Computational Sciences 8 4 12 0.00
Note: Bachelor's in Computer Science
Computational Sciences 0 0 0 0.00
Note: Master's in Cyber Security
Engineering 12 0 12 0.00
Note: 4 Electrical, 2 Mechanical, 2 Industrial, 1 Computer, 3 Engineering
Totals: 20 4 24 0.00

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Computational Sciences 0 0 0 0.00
Computational Sciences 0 0 0 0.00
Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 0 0 0 0.00

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Computational Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computational Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Computational Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computational Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Computational Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computational Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

The admission process to the School of Engineering and Computational Sciences does not differ from the university-wide admissions process. However, it is highly recommended to begin the program with Calculus For Engineers/Calculus I, which requires an SAT Mathematics score of 600, ACT Math score of 27, or credit for a pre-calculus course (e.g., MATH 128 Elementary Functions and Coordinate Geometry).

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Admission to an Engineering Department does not differ from the University-wide admissions policy.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

The following documents are required in order to be eligible for admission to Liberty University:
• Complete International Application (online) OR (printable)
• Affidavit of Financial Support
• High school transcripts or a secondary education completion certificate with a graduation date plus examination results (in English).
• College transcripts (if any). These must be official copies in English.
• Test of English Proficiency: If English is not your primary language submit one of the following tests:
o A TOEFL score of 61 on the Internet-based TOEFL (or equivalent) is required for undergraduate college admissions. The University institutional code for the TOEFL is 5385.
o SAT or ACT college entrance exam score report. Not required for admission purposes but may be essential for obtaining a Student Visa in your country. The minimum score for admission is 950-1170 for SAT (math and critical reading) and 20-26 for ACT (composite).
o IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.0 is required for undergraduate admissions.
o PTE (Pearson Test of English) score of 51 is required for undergraduate admissions.
o iTEP (International Test of English Proficiency) score of 3.6 is required for undergraduate admissions
• Passport: Please send a photocopy of the photo picture page of your passport that includes your birth date and the expiration date of your passport.
• Send Admissions Essay
*Additional items needed when transferring from another school within the U.S.:
• Transfer Eligibility Form
• Transfer of Sevis Record
• A copy of current I-94 (front and back)
• A copy of current I-20 (first and third pages)

Canadian Students
• Complete International Application (online) OR (printable)
• Send Admissions Essay
• Send Transcripts:
o Official High School Transcripts, unless the student has 60 or more hours transferred from college.
o Official College transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
• Affidavit of Financial Support 2016-2017 - A sponsor letter and bank letter are required. (Note: Canadian students must also provide documentation of support for expenses including books and miscellaneous expenses.)
• Passport: Send a photocopy of the photo page of your passport that includes your birth date and the expiration date of your passport to international@liberty.edu or fax to (434) 522-0430.
*Additional items needed when transferring from within the U.S.:
• Transfer Eligibility Form
• Transfer of Sevis Record
• A copy of current I-94 (front and back)
• A copy of current I-20 (first and third pages)

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Admissions Documents:
After you apply, submit the following documents:

Liberty University Admissions Essay.
You may email your essay to admissions@liberty.edu or submit it online through the Resident Admissions Requirements Form
High school transcripts " unless you are transferring an associate degree: Transcripts Request Form.
SAT (Liberty Code: 5385) or ACT scores (Liberty Code: 4364)
College Transcripts (if applicable)
Note: Liberty University will consider your best composite ACT score. SAT scores are based on Math and Critical Reading Sections only. The Writing section of the SAT is not considered for acceptance or academic scholarships. GPA's are recalculated (unweighted).

Residency Requirements

• 30 semester hours must be taken at Liberty.
• 50 percent of the major work and 50 percent of the minor work must be completed at Liberty University. (This will vary for military students on a SOC agreement.)

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Liberty has a Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) with the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) for students in transfer-oriented associate degree programs.

In order to evaluate your credits, we must have official transcripts from every college or university you have attended. Transcripts must be sent directly from the school(s) to Liberty University in order to be considered official.

To be considered for acceptance, please submit the following documents according to your current status:

If you are transferring without an associate degree or applying as a dual-enrolled high school student:
Submit college transcripts
Submit high school transcripts
Submit SAT/ACT scores
Submit admissions essay

If you are 22 or older transferring without an associate degree:
Submit college transcripts
Submit high school transcripts
Submit admissions essay
No SAT/ACT scores are required

If you are transferring with an associate degree:
Submit college transcripts
Submit admissions essay
No high school transcripts are required
No SAT/ACT scores are required

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $22,000
Room & Board: $10,200
Books & Supplies: $2,000
Other Expenses: $1,400
Estimated avg. course load per term: 17
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG)

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 1,226
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 424
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 160
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 47%
Note: Regarding point D. of the 189 students enrolled, we only have HS rank data on 75 students. 43% corresponds to 32 out of the 75 that were in top 25%.

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 640 510
Reading Range: 610 500
Writing Range: 580 470
Combined Range: 1830 1500
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 28 23
Composite Range: 30 23

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 36 26 16 18 96 0
Computer Science (B.S.) 74 54 29 64 221 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 48 24 33 65 170 0
Industrial & Systems Engineering (B.S.) 26 14 9 30 79 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 90 71 46 36 243 0
Totals: 274 189 133 213 809 0

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 33 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 7 0 0 0 51 0 0 0 66 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 8 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 7 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 42 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 0
Industrial & Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 21 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 9 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 10 0 0 0 60 0 0 0 85 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Totals: 0 0 23 0 4 0 0 0 17 0 39 0 0 0 191 0 0 0 274 0

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 20 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 31 0 0 0 44 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 10 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 23 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Industrial & Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 10 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 4 0 2 0 1 0 8 0 7 0 0 0 43 0 0 0 65 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 0
Totals: 0 0 15 0 5 0 3 0 17 0 23 0 0 0 126 0 0 0 189 0

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 16 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 25 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 26 0 0 0 29 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0
Industrial & Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 40 0 0 0 43 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 9 0 8 0 0 0 113 0 0 0 133 0

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 18 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 47 0 0 0 60 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 46 0 0 0 60 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0
Industrial & Systems Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 20 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 10 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 28 0 0 0 33 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 0 0 9 0 5 0 1 0 17 0 17 0 0 0 164 0 0 0 213 0

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 5 5 0
Computer Science (B.S.) 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 19 0 23 21 2
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 20 0 27 25 2
Industrial & Systems Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 6 6 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 1 1 1 5 5 0 48 0 61 57 4

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5
Computer Science (B.S.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 23
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 18 2 0 0 27
Industrial & Systems Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 2 5 0 0 0 46 2 0 0 61

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.20 Day None
Computer Science (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.20 Day None
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.20 Day None
Industrial & Systems Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.20 Day None
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) no 4.00 Day None

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Master of Science in Cyber Security

1. Apply online or download graduate application and submit via mail.
2. $50.00 Deferred application fee (Assessed during financial check in)
3. Fax / scan all unofficial college transcripts. *Please Note* Unofficial transcripts can be used for acceptance purposes!
4. Mail Official College transcripts (sealed, unopened copy)
5. Regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor's degree in one of the following*:
Information Systems
Information Systems Management
Management Information Systems
Computer Science
Computer Programming
with at least a 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing

If the student does not have the appropriate Bachelor's degree, then the transcript will be evaluated for 3 hours and a minimum grade of "C" in each of the following:

Computer Programming (CSIS 209)
Algebra (Math 121 or higher)
Statistics (Math 201)
Networks (CSIS 331)

If students do not have these credits on their conferred bachelors transcripts, they are certainly allowed to fulfill the courses thorugh LU (Offerings may be limited) or another institution. Once completed, the student will need to submit the transcripts showing the completed coursework.

If these requirements are not met, then the BSIS checklist item will be rejected. An email will be generated, instructing the student to submit a resume to luoverify@liberty.edu which shows 5 years of IT experience (including a demostration of knowledge of networking and programming). The resume will be reviewed by Dr. Shaneck.

6. TOEFL scores for students who speak English as a second language (score of 600 paper-based test; 250 computer-based test; 80 internet-based test)

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Doesn't differ from the standard admissions policy.

Note: International transcripts must be translated into English before submitting.

Residency Requirements

The Masters in Cyber Security is an online program; not applicable.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Master of Science in Cyber Security

1. Apply online or download graduate application and submit via mail.

2. $50.00 Deferred application fee (Assessed during financial check in)

3. Fax / scan all unofficial college transcripts. *Please Note* Unofficial transcripts can be used for acceptance purposes!

4. College transcripts (sealed, unopened copy)

5. Regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor's degree in one of the following*:

Information Systems
Information Systems Management
Management Information Systems
Computer Science
Computer Programming
with at least a 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing

If the student does not have the appropriate Bachelor's degree, then the transcript will be evaluated for 3 hours and a minimum grade of "C" in each of the following:

Computer Programming (CSIS 209)
Algebra (Math 121 or higher)
Statistics (Math 201)
Networks (CSIS 331)
If students do not have these credits on their conferred bachelors transcripts, they are certainly allowed to fulfill the courses thorugh LU (Offerings may be limited) or another institution. Once completed, the student will need to submit the transcripts showing the completed coursework.

If these requirements are not met, then the BSIS checklist item will be rejected. An email will be generated, instructing the student to submit a resume to luoverify@liberty.edu which shows 5 years of IT experience (including a demostration of knowledge of networking and programming). The resume will be reviewed by Dr. Shaneck.

6. TOEFL scores for students who speak English as a second language (score of 600 paper-based test; 250 computer-based test; 80 internet-based test)

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Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Graduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $10,170
Room & Board: $0
Books & Supplies: $0
Other Expenses: $900
Estimated avg. course load per term: 9
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Additional Financial Aid Information

If any financial aid is needed, students can apply for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) but it is not required.

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New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 223
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 55
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 24

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Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Cyber Security
Men 0 0 9 31 0 0 0 3 1 7 6 28 1 0 17 58 0 0 34 127
Women 0 0 3 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 5 0 0 3 2 0 0 10 18
Totals: 0 0 12 40 1 0 0 5 1 7 9 33 1 0 20 60 0 0 44 145

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Cyber Security 0 21 0 0 0 6 0 12 0 39 29 10
Cyber Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 21 0 0 0 6 0 12 0 39 29 10

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Cyber Security 0 0 13 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 11 1 0 0 39
Cyber Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 13 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 11 1 0 0 39

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Cyber Security 0 39 39
Cyber Security 0 0 0
Totals: 0 39 39

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computational Sciences
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0


Grand Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

Include all expenditures associated with grants and contracts specifically budgeted for externally sponsored research and associated programs and expenditures associated with all gifts auditably used for research. Include expended funds provided by the following external sources:

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Government
  3. Foreign Governments
  4. Industry
  5. Non-Profit Organizations (e.g. foundations)
  6. Individuals
  7. Local Government

The expenditures reported should be only those funds provided by organizations, agencies, and individuals external to the institution. Cost sharing/matching funds should be included only if provided from sources external to the institution.

Only State government funds that were obtained competitively or as matching funds associated with other externally funded programs should be included. State funds that are part of the normal operating budget should not be included regardless of purpose.

For all joint or contracted projects or sub-projects, only the portion of the center research performed by faculty, staff, and students of the affiliated engineering school should be credited to that school. Expenditures for capital costs of research laboratory building construction should not be included.

Expenditures for research laboratory renovations should not be included unless the renovation funds expended came from grants and contracts expressly intended for the direct support of engineering research.

Any portion of academic year and/or summer salary for any researcher that is not derived from external research grants or contracts should not be counted.

Total #: Report total number of individual grants, not the total dollar amount of the expenditures.

Expenditures: Report actual expenditures (as opposed to authorization amounts) in U.S. dollars.

Time frame for expenditures: Report expenditures for your current fiscal year.

Research centers listed as "WITHIN an engineering department" on the Research Centers page (screen 7) of the College of Engineering Profile, will not have their expenditures added to the school's total research expenditures. Such expenditures can be included in the department total, while still being listed for the appropriate center. This allows users to list the expenditures in two areas without double-counting.

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

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Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

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Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

There is no dual degree program at the graduate level.

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Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Computational Sciences
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 0 0 0 0 0