The Mission of Olivet School of Engineering and Architecture:

Olivet School of Engineering and Architectures was established to educate Christ Centered men and women in developing built and natural environments. By spreading the interest of God’s calling for Kingdom builders, OSEA can educate and train graduates capable of designing and constructing infrastructure systems in support of Christian mission around the world.


Our vision is born of God's enduring hope for a world that is "full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea" (Isaiah 11:9). The fulfillment of this vision inspires, orients, and defines the work of this institution.

Educational Philosophy: Faith First Doctrine

Olivet University ascribes to the educational philosophy known as ‘faith first,’ which is articulated in the following University-wide doctrine:

Human knowledge as a whole exists and can only rightly be understood within the context of biblical truth, necessitating an approach to education and academic learning that values and thoroughly integrates the habits of scriptural study, reflection, and application across all fields and disciplines.


Olivet to Establish New College of Architecture, Engineering and Construction

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.