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Civil Engineering

The Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering degree at the University of Mount Union prides itself on providing individual attention to help students become proficient in structural, hydraulic, and environmental engineering, among others. Our civil engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET and provides students with hands-on experiences and internship opportunities throughout their undergraduate career.

Civil engineering, along with mechanical engineering, are currently offered at the University of Mount Union as four-year ABET accredited degree programs. The University recently added three new engineering programs – biomedical, computer, and electrical engineering.

Civil Engineering Quick Facts  

The civil engineering program requires 128-credit hours of coursework, which also fulfills the University’s requirements for its general education program, the Integrative Core. Mount Union’s civil engineering major provides an experience that stems from its “Four Pillars of Exceptional Engineering Education.

Why Choose Engineering at Mount Union?

  • Over 95% placement rate to careers in industry or graduate schools
  • Over 90% placement rate in paid mechanical engineering internships
  • Small classes with strong bonds between the students and faculty members
  • Intense, hands-on education through projects, labs, internships and field experiences
  • Strong liberal arts culture that emphasizes graduating students with strong communication skills
  • New and state-of-the-art labs, housed in a recently-renovated engineering building and a separate engineering lab facility
  • Yearlong capstone senior design courses with projects directly from industry, narrowing the gap between real-world engineering and education

Program Mission and Objectives


The mission of the civil engineering program is to provide a comprehensive, rigorous, hands-on engineering education in a quality and conducive learning environment; providing students with the skills and competencies necessary for employment or career advancement as civil engineers. Our graduates will be equipped for life-long learning necessary for professional practice and advanced studies. We will prepare our students to be the technical, business, and global leaders of tomorrow. 


  1. Technical and Engineering Skills – Graduates will be able to apply mathematical, scientific and engineering principles in the design, analysis, experimentation and testing of computer devices, components, subsystems and software using appropriate tools and techniques. 
  2. Professional and Leadership Skills – Graduates will be able to recognize and achieve high levels of professionalism and attain careers in which they assume leadership positions, work in multidisciplinary teams, make decisions that are socially responsible, and communicate effectively. 
  3. Worldview and Personal Development - Graduates will be aware of ethical, moral, diversity systems in a social context and prepared to continuously demonstrate their ability to learn new concepts, identify new directions, and adapt in response to the needs of a rapidly changing world.

At the time of graduation, Civil Engineering students will have achieved the following Program Outcomes:

  1. Principles: An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. Design: An ability to apply the engineering design process to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration for public health and safety, and global, cultural, social, environmental, economic, and other factors as appropriate to the discipline.
  3. Experimentation: An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  4. Communication: An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  5. Responsibility: 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.
  6. Learning: An ability to recognize the ongoing need to acquire new knowledge, to choose appropriate learning strategies, and to apply this knowledge.
  7. Teamwork: An ability to function effectively as a member or leader of a team that establishes goals, plans tasks, meets deadlines, and creates a collaborative and inclusive environment.
  8. Foundations: Knowledge of the foundations of engineering, science, and mathematics and their applications in computer engineering.

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