Dr. Helen Muga, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Dr. Helen Muga

Teaching Area(s): Civil Engineering

One of my research projects this past summer was looking at a greywater treatment system for a site in Costa Rica. The project has gone from a summer assignment to a course project for my environmental engineering class this semester. 

Four Pillars of Exceptional Engineering Education

The Engineering Program at the University of Mount Union distinguishes itself by supplementing its curriculum with the four pillars of exceptional engineering education. These essential areas help develop real-world ready engineers. 

Pillar One: Providing Extensive Hands-On Real World Engineering

  • Extensive lab and field experiences
  • Internships
  • Undergraduate research
  • Service-learning
  • Real-world capstone design projects
  • Student competitions

Pillar Two: Requiring International Engineering Field Experience
Engineering students will travel abroad with faculty to work on field projects that address global engineering challenges such as:

  • Providing clean water
  • Access to sanitation
  • Low-cost energy
  • Sustainable infrastructure
  • Access to health solutions

Pillar Three: Integrating Engineering Knowledge with Essential Business Skills
Students work alongside business majors in project development teams to design products going to market.

Pillar Four: Building Effective Leaders and Communicators
Through strong roots in the liberal arts, Mount Union’s engineering program develops students into:

  • Effective communicators
  • Leaders
  • Lifelong learners
  • Responsible citizens
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