2021-2022 Catalog 
    Jun 18, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Engineering


  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

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

  Associate Professor of Engineering
B.S., 1974, University of Rochester
M.S., 1983, Syracuse University
Ph.D., 2005, Colorado State University

  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

  Assistant Professor of Engineering
B.S., Universidad del Norte, Columbia
Ph.D., 2020, Universidad del Norte, Columbia

  Assistant Professor of Engineering
B.S.E., 2014, Olivet Nazarene University
M.S., 2017, The University of Kansas
Ph.D., 2021, The University of Kansas

  Professor of Engineering
B.S.ChE., 1984, Purdue University
M.S.E., 1986, Northwestern University
Ph.D., 1990, Northwestern University


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 to 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 two options for completion: 1) a traditional four-year B.S.E. degree; 2) a five-year Co-Op option.  The Co-Op option is typically a paid engineering work experience with an industry partner while earning a degree. Students in the Co-Op program must complete at least 3 work semesters (1 fall, 1 summer, 1 spring), typically taking 5 calendar years to complete the B.S.E. The School of Engineering assists with Co-Op placement.  Students in both tracks are encouraged to complete 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.