In 2015 Olivet University received approval from the ABHE to found a new School of Engineering and Architecture. The first degree program, a baccalaureate degree in civil engineering, was offered in the fall of 2015.
The curriculum of 120 credit hours of study, offered both on site and online, is organized to meet the requirements for ABET engineering accreditation and will include coverage of four civil engineering discipline areas--structural, geotechnical, water resources, and construction. In addition to these areas of study, students will take advantage of several well-established programs (e.g., Engineers Without Borders, Bridges to Prosperity) that will facilitate their engagement with engineering projects in the developing world.
The design of the program will revolve around four main themes:
The University Mission:
Olivet University is an institution of biblical higher education dedicated to training ministry-bound men and women as biblical scholars and leaders, and to equipping them with the practical skills to preach the Gospel effectively into and after the ‘network generation’ – thus priming them to revolutionize the world through Christian mission.
The School of Engineering and Architecture Mission:
The engineering program will open up new opportunities to educate the people who save souls and to strengthen Olivet’s connections with companies and affiliated ministries working to improve and develop the built environment.
The Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) has decided to approve Olivet University’s plans to establish a new College of Architecture, Engineering and Construction, starting with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.