2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Sep 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog

Department of Engineering


Faculty

JOSEPH B. SCHROEDER (2001)
  Professor of Engineering; Chair, Department of Engineering
B.S.M.E., 1991, University of Illinois
M.S.M.E., 1994, Michigan State University
Ph.D., 2006, Michigan State University

ROBERT B. ALLEN (2008)
  Associate Professor of Engineering
B.A., 1971, Olivet Nazarene University
M.S.M.E., 1978, University of Illinois
M.B.A., 1987, University of Chicago
Ph.D., 2001, Illinois Institute of Technology

JOSEPH S. MAKAREWICZ, PE (2010)
  Associate Professor of Engineering
B.S., 2007, Olivet Nazarene University
M.S.Co.E., 2009, University of Kansas

DAVID W. IBRAHIM. PE (2015)
  Associate Professor of Engineering
B.S., 1974, Assiut University, Egypt
M.S., 1981, University of Illinois

SEOK LEW (2016)
  Associate Professor of Engineering
B.S., 1990, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
M.S.E., 1992, University of Michigan
M.A., 1997, Wheaton College
Ph.D., 2008, University of Utah

STEPHEN ARAM AGAJANIAN (2018)
  Associate Professor of Engineering
B.S., 1974, University of Rochester
M.S., 1983, Syracuse University
Ph.D., 2005, Colorado State University

RANDALL S. RITZEMA (2018)
  Associate Professor of Engineering
B.Sc., 1994, LeTourneau University
M.Sc., March 2002, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California-Davis
M.Sc., September 2002, International Agriculture Development, University of California-Davis
Ph.D., 2010, University of California-Davis

QUENTIN S. RAGAN, SE. PE (2019)
  Associate Professor of Engineering
B.S.Cv.E., 1993, University of Tennessee
M.S.S.E., 1999, University of Tennessee
Ph.D., (ABD), University of Arkansas

 

The Department of Engineering at Olivet Nazarene University exists to provide high quality engineering instruction in a Christian environment that prepares our graduates for a variety of professional careers and advanced studies in engineering. The Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) degree is awarded to graduates of the Engineering program. The baccalaureate program in Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Students must complete all required engineering and supporting math and science courses with a grade of “C” or better. As part of the requirements for ENGR 402 , seniors in Engineering are required register and take the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering exam prior to graduation.

All 300 and 400 level engineering courses transferred into Olivet must have been completed through an engineering program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET .  Courses, even with the same title or description, from a non-EAC ABET accredited program will not be approved as meeting Olivet’s engineering curriculum requirements.

The engineering program offers a Co-Op option, alternating academic semesters with paid engineering work experience in industry. Students in the Co-Op program must complete at least 3 work semesters, and typically take 5 calendar years to complete the B.S.E. The School of Engineering assists with Co-Op placement, as well as opportunities for industry internship experiences in summers and during the academic year.

Engineering Student Outcomes

Graduates from the Olivet Nazarene University Engineering Program (with an engineering major) must demonstrate:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
  8. A solid Christian character expressed in service to church, campus, and community.

Program Educational Objectives

Within three to five years after graduation, Olivet expects our engineering alumni to:

  1. Exemplify Christian service and leadership in their families, churches, businesses, and communities.
  2. Employ engineering science principles and design methods in a variety of engineering and professional assignments.
  3. Express professional communication skills with peers, clients, management, and the public.
  4. Expand their knowledge and capabilities through continuous learning and professional development.
  5. Encourage the advancement of the Olivet Engineering program.

Programs

    Bachelor