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Experiential Learning

Hands-on, experiential learning opportunities allow engineering students to apply engineering principles learned in the classroom. Students majoring in civil engineering at Mount Union will  have ample opportunities to benefit from these real-world experiences outside the classroom, and culminate in building teamwork skills, communication skills, and hands-on skills that are crucial to career success.

Hands-on opportunities to apply classroom knowledge to work:

  • Extensive lab experiences
  • Internships
  • Student competitions
  • Service-learning opportunities
  • Faculty-led global engineering field experience
  • Undergraduate research with faculty
  • Yearlong capstone senior design project

Students will also have the opportunity to be involved in many different student organizations such as the Engineering club, Baja Team, and new student chapter of IEEE. This will allow them to apply engineering principles in the design and development of engineering systems.

Faculty-Led International Field Experience

During their junior year, engineering students are required to travel abroad as part of the International Engineering Field Experience course.

  • In May 2013, students traveled to Belize for 10 days to build a storm water control system and man-made sea wall.
  • In the summer of 2014, more than 10 students traveled to Belize to research low-cost sustainable development and renewable energy.
  • In the spring of 2018, students and faculty began a two-year project to assist in reconstruction of the water supply of a school district in Belize.