At Olivet Nazarene University, we believe the study of engineering opens the door to careers that make a difference. Olivet’s expert engineering faculty are experienced instructors who mentor, guide and teach from experience. They work to provide students with the best in professional preparation — from deep lecture to hands-on laboratory experiences to challenging projects for real-world clients.

State of the Art

Our Facilities

The Department of Engineering is housed in the state-of-the-art Reed Hall of Science, which underwent a major renovation in 2014. The modern three-story facility provides the space, tools, and curriculum of a world-class program.

Engineering students work in the Reed Hall of Science


Areas of Study Within the Department

The Olivet Nazarene University School of Engineering offers the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.), an ABET accredited program under the General Criteria. Students may choose a concentration from various options.

Female Engineer Working

Quality Assurance

Since 1998, the Engineering program at Olivet Nazarene University has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, under the General Criteria. This accreditation sets the global standard for programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. ABET accreditation provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards of the profession for which that program prepares graduates.

Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes ABET Accreditation

By the Numbers


concentrations within the engineering major


Baja SAE off-road vehicles engineered by students


engineering degrees conferred in 2019

Department Chair, Department of Engineering

Scott Ragan

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

Engineering Faculty



Photo of Angela Felde, Director of Human Resources circa 2010

Over the past 25 years, we have consistently hired Olivet engineering students.

Engineering Co-ops

The Department of Engineering now offers a Co-Op track, which includes a three-session sequence during completion of the ONU Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE).

Engineering Co-ops

ONU Engineering students gathered for a group photo as "missioneers"

ONU Missioneers

Olivet engineers see themselves as ‘missioneers’ — individuals who eagerly involve themselves in tangible mission opportunities designed to bring engineering knowledge and hope to developing world areas through design, science and innovation.

students in lecture ONU

Where Your Future Begins

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