If you have an inquisitive mind, enjoy creating new things and problem solving, and are looking for a fulfilling career either in industry or on the mission field, consider an engineering education at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. As an engineering student at MVNU, you will not only be equipped with state-of-the-art knowledge and skills in engineering but also a Biblical worldview.
MVNU offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering with concentrations in mechanical or electrical engineering.
MVNU’s engineering program is accredited by Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). This assures that MVNU’s program meets standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.
All of our full-time engineering faculty have Ph.D. degrees from prestigious universities in their respective disciplines.
MVNU’s Department of Engineering is located in The Stephen W. Nease Center, a newly renovated building in downtown Mount Vernon. The 10,824-square-foot facility houses the university’s Engineering program and a community makerspace, in partnership with Knox Labs Inc. It includes advanced laboratories as well as contemporary project work areas and study spaces.
MVNU engineering students have extensive exposure to guest speakers from various industries and are routinely offered opportunities to attend area technical meetings and plant tours. In addition, the department receives support from the local community and industry, with several organizations/corporations regularly sponsoring student projects and co-op/internships.
Practical experience and service-learning
Engineering education at MVNU is highly hands-on, with many courses having a lab or project component. For class projects and senior design projects, students either work with a local engineering firm solving a real engineering problem, or work with a local organization/church/individual on a service-learning project to help meet various technological needs of the community.
MVNU has many endowed scholarships available for students of a wide variety of backgrounds and majors. In addition, Ariel Corporation, a local industry leader, annually donates $20,000 in scholarships exclusively for our engineering students.
Students are encouraged to participate in paid industrial internships during summers starting their sophomore year. Engineering faculty and the MVNU Career Services Office routinely assist students in acquiring these opportunities. Some have found opportunities with Ariel Corporation, AMG Industries, AEP, Owens Corning, THK, Tremco, and other corporations.
Students also have opportunities working on campus as math/physics or engineering tutors/graders/Teacher Assistants or lab assistants.
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