Engineers are dreamers, problem solvers, researchers, product developers, and above all else, innovators. But Olivet engineers are something even more; they are missioneers — innovators with a Christian purpose. What will your innovations look like 10 years from now?
Olivet’s engineering program is growing, and we want you to be a part of it! With a dedicated and experienced faculty that is fully committed to your success, Olivet offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to receive close personal attention, effective mentoring, challenging curriculum, missions opportunities and professional development.
Reasons to apply
Choose from four distinct engineering concentration areas:
Your coursework and experiences will start you on the track for turning ideas into reality, such as:
Putting knowledge to work
Develop and practice your teamwork skills with other engineering majors.
Be part of the Robotics Club and work on the ongoing intelligent ground vehicle design project.
Members of Olivet's Society of Women Engineers (SWE) section have opportunities for professional development and mentorship with the goal of promoting the advancement of women in engineering and other STEM fields.
On mission trips, see firsthand how God can use your engineering skills for His work around the world. Recent "missioneering" trips have involved:
Graduates from our program have a nearly 100 percent acceptance rate when applying to graduate schools.
Olivet engineering alumni have gone on to graduate from Michigan State University, Auburn University, University of Idaho, University of Michigan, University of Kansas, University of Illinois, University of Wisconsin, Illinois Institute of Technology, Loughborough University and Purdue University.
As an Olivet graduate, you will compete favorably with grads from the country’s top engineering programs.
Employers continue to confirm that our grads come out on top in work ethic, ability to relate with others, communication skills and integrity. Olivet graduates are directly involved in research, engineering and product development at the cutting edge of technology.
When you’re ready for professional licensing, your first step is taking the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. In 2012, Olivet graduates had a 92 percent first-attempt pass rage (76 percent national average) on the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
Alumni careers include: Automotive engineer, CEO, structural engineer, application engineer, computer engineer, biomedical engineer, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, professor, mechanical manufacturing engineer,materials scientist, engineering supervisor, quality engineer, senior process controls engineer, among many others.
Some companies that have employed our alumni: Nissan, Honda, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Swagelok, Whirlpool, Motorola, Intel, Argonne National Laboratory, NASA, Engineering Missions International, Northrup Grumman, U.S. Government, Delphi Corporation, U.S. Navy, Bosch Tools, Teach for America, Bimba Manufacturing, Emerson Power Transmission Corp., JVH Engineering, Lockheed Martin, Otterbox and Caterpillar. Alumni stories: “ONU engineering grad lands job at Otterbox”"Engineering alumna Heather Makarewicz honored with 2012 Young Alumni Award""NASA researcher and ONU grad now Oliver professor"
Recent news:"Engineering expansion of Reed Hall of Science dedicated to education and service""Engineering students outperform peers with outstanding FE exam pass rate""New Master of Engineering Management degree debuts""Missioneers to help turn on the power for developing countries""Dr. R. Shane Ritter takes helm of Department of Engineering""2013 summer research in engineering"
Olivet’s Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.
Enrollment Data and Degrees Awarded
Total BSE Enrolled
No. of BSE Graduates
Program Educational Objectives
Within three to five years after graduation, Olivet expects our engineering alumni to:
Graduates from the Olivet Nazarene University Engineering Program (with engineering major) must demonstrate:
Areas of study
Engineering Major, B.S.E., with concentration in Computer Engineering Engineering Major, B.S.E., with concentration in Electrical Engineering Engineering Major, B.S.E., with concentration in Geological Engineering Engineering Major, B.S.E., with concentration in Mechanical Engineering
Olivet engineering students have a nearly 100 percent acceptance rate when applying to graduate schools.