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Engineering Major

Engage your problem-solving skills for the common good.

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Engineering

Engineering is a rewarding discipline with a variety of exciting occupational possibilities. Because we live in a world of ever-changing technology, skilled engineers are a staple of almost every sector of the economy.

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 MVNU. MVNU’s engineering degree is professionally accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). As an engineering student, you will not only be equipped with state-of-the-art knowledge and skills in engineering but also a Biblical worldview.

You’ll choose from either mechanical, electrical, or computer engineering and gain 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.

You can also consider our computer and electrical engineering programs.


Explore our highly engineering curriculum, with concentration options in mechanical, computer, or electrical engineering that gives you an automatic minor in Math.

Faith & learning at MVNU

As an intentionally Christian University, we integrate our faith into everything we do at MVNU. From prayer before class to exploring real-world moral and ethical dilemmas, we’ll teach you what it means to shine forth.


All MVNU students are invited to participate in our many travel opportunities. In fact, cross-cultural experience is a requirement for graduation. Engineering students are offered the opportunity to participate in local, national, and international mission trips with faculty to countries like Belize.

Service Learning:
  • Belize (Tropical Biology)
  • Swaziland
  • Haiti
  • Croatia, Austria & Hungary
  • Italy
  • Spain, Portugal & France
  • Greater Columbus Area
  • Orlando
  • San Francisco
  • New Orleans
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Guyana
  • Guatemala


Need a little help with finances? We’ve got you covered. Explore scholarships, grants, and other resources to help you pay for your education.

MVNU has many endowed scholarships available for students of a wide variety of backgrounds and majors.

Ariel Corporation, a local industry leader, annually donates $25,000 in scholarships exclusively for our engineering students.

Co-Ops and Internships

Students are encouraged to participate in industrial internships (paid) during summers. Engineering faculty and the MVNU Career Services Office routinely assist students in acquiring these opportunities. Students are taken to career fairs in neighboring cities such as Columbus each year.

Typically engineering students participate in internships/co-ops starting their sophomore year. Students in the past 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.


A Society of Automotive Engineers Baja club was organized in 2017, and welcomes all engineering students to join and participate in race car design, fabrication and competition.

Engineering students are encouraged to participate in professional societies related to their particular disciplines, such as American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) or Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).


Engineering graduates typically can secure permanent job offers within a few months of graduation or even before graduation. Engineering job placement rate is close to 100% and starting salary is typically between $55K-$65K.


Find a career in the aerospace industry, amusement park design, the automotive industry, consumer product and process design, or manufacturing.


Explore power generation & distribution, electronics manufacturing, robotics design, high-power electronics, and even communications.


Get into robotics, computer systems/networks/software design, web development, and the field of data science.


Meet the Faculty

Learn from Ph.D. credentialled engineeringfaculty members who know how to balance theory and practical application for a relevant, empowering, Christ-centered learning experience.


Dr. Peter Baonhe Sob

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Jose Oommen

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

Stephen W. Nease Center

MVNU’s Department of Engineering is located in The Stephen W. Nease Center, a state-of-the-art building in downtown Mount Vernon.

The 10,824-square-foot facility houses the university’s Engineering program and includes advanced laboratories.

Contemporary project work areas are also innovations available for student use at the Nease Center.

This unique student lounge provides a fun and energetic space to study, eat lunch, or play a game of ping-pong.

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