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Martin D. Walker School of Engineering

  • Engineers are dreamers and researchers, problem solvers and product developers. Above all, they're innovators.
  • Each year, Olivet’s growing engineering program sends more new professionals into the world to engineer a better, safer and stronger environment.  As an Olivet engineer, you begin your education in the Martin D. Walker School of Engineering, the modern three-story wing of Reed Hall of Science that provides the space, tools and curriculum of a world-class program.

    Small classes afford close interaction with engineering faculty members, who are experienced professionals in their respective specialties and gifted mentors for future engineers.

    Discover program highlights on this site, then plan to visit the Olivet campus to meet our faculty, tour the engineering school and begin making your dreams real.

    Engineering concentrations

    Architectural • Chemical • Civil • Computer 
    Electrical • Geological • Mechanical     


    Students, employers and society can be confident that an ABET-accredited program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.

    ONU Engineering program advantages

    Olivet engineers are well-prepared for careers or post-graduate work. In 2014, Olivet Engineering seniors had an 89 percent first-attempt pass rate (national average is 76 percent) on the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. 

    The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the nonprofit, non-governmental organization that accredits college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.   

    Additional advantages:

    • Co-op program that links students with top companies to gain valuable experience and potential future employment.
    • Quality internship prospects through industry partners and alumni network.
    • Plentiful opportunities for professional development.  
    • Training grounded in professional and ethical responsibility.
    • Life-changing Christian mission opportunities to apply knowledge in high-need world areas. 
    • Access to the Catalyst Innovation Center for entrepreneurship, research and innovation.
    • Participation in the Olivet SAE Baja team and the Olivet section of the Society of Women Engineers.

    Some companies that have employed Olivet alumni include:

     John Deere Logo Stryker Logo Ford Logo Boeing Logo  Dow Chemical Logo
    Grumman Logo Bear Archery Nucor Logo John Hopkins Logo  Vactor Logo
    U.S. Army Logo Otterbox Logo G & W Logo Honda Logo Xylem Logo 

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    Engineering and alumni news

    Olivet creates School of Engineering named for Martin D. "Skip" Walker
    Engineering expansion of Reed Hall of Science dedicated to education and service
    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
    ONU engineering grad lands job at Otterbox
    Engineering alumna Heather Makarewicz honored with 2012 Young Alumni Award
    NASA researcher and ONU grad now Olivet professor

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    “I’m a civilian engineer working for the Navy to create the plans to maintain and retrofit ships. I spend a great deal of time traveling to different Navy stations around the U.S. and the world, where the ships dock to verify production drawings and troubleshoot mechanical issues. Not only did Olivet give me the basic engineering knowledge that I would need to succeed in this discipline, it also taught me that I can use a professional skill like engineering to serve the Lord.” – Katie Sweet, Class of 2008