ALLIANCE, Ohio — The University of Mount Union has announced its engineering majors will now be part of a new School of Engineering, the first of its kind for the institution.
The school includes majors in biomedical, civil, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering and is housed in the College of Applied and Social Sciences, which is one of three new colleges that took effect at Mount Union beginning July 1.
Mount Union’s majors in civil and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), while its recently-added majors in biomedical, computer and electrical engineering are welcoming their second class of students this fall.
“The transition to a School of Engineering represents a milestone in the engineering programs at Mount Union and signifies the maturity of Mount Union engineering,” said Dr. Chad Korach, associate professor of engineering and director of the engineering program at Mount Union. “By aligning the five engineering majors as a school, the faculty will be able to provide cohesive and interdisciplinary curriculums that support the students, the university mission and engineering employers in the region.”
New lab spaces have been constructed to accommodate all five majors in the school and will be fully-equipped by the conclusion of the fall 2019 semester.
“Mount Union’s commitment to offer outstanding engineering educational opportunities is apparent through our implementation of five disciplines of engineering,” said Dr. Kristine Still, founding dean of the College of Applied and Social Sciences. “The potential to collaborate with industry partners through interactions with professionals in the field, while engaging in our rigorous academic course offerings, not only affords our students the capacity to become highly skilled engineers but will also strategically position them as industry professionals poised to make valuable contributions within our regional and global economy.”
To learn more about Mount Union’s School of Engineering, visit mountunion.edu/school-of-engineering.