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At a glance: Engineering
The College of Engineering at Ohio Northern University offers engineering and computer science students the unique combination of a scientific and technically-based major within the context of a liberal arts education. Our philosophy is simple. We aspire to provide a teaching/learning environment in which we maximize opportunities for student success. We admit entering high school students with solid mathematics and science skills and produce outstanding graduate engineers who are able to enter the workforce and “hit the ground running.” Visit the college's web site.
- It is through our intensive “hands–on” programs which provide rigorous coursework and “real world” project work that ONU engineering and computer science graduates have earned a well-deserved reputation as outstanding graduates. The project work occurs through student participation in such activities as class and laboratory projects, industry sponsored senior design projects, professional society competitions, co-op and internship opportunities and undergraduate research.
- Our supportive environment provides students with access to their professors, advising for course selection, tutoring sessions and encourages students to form study groups with their peers.
- Our students have a wonderful sense of involvement in the life of the University community and have garnered state, regional and national recognition for their accomplishments.
- Student-centered and student-focused environment
- Commitment to the blending of the college’s programs with liberal arts and humanities
- Professionally-engaged faculty that inspire and mentor
- Programs that instill ethical leadership and professional skills and produce highly productive graduates
- Experiential learning opportunities for all students
- Facilities and learning environments that support and enhance curricular and extracurricular activities
- Ranked as one of the nation’s top 50 undergraduate engineering schools in U.S. News & World Report, America's Best Colleges (2010)
- The BSCE, BSCPE, BSEE, and BSME programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
- The BS in Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
The Robert W. Biggs Engineering Building houses the T.J. Smull College of Engineering. Major features of the facility include:
- Concrete testing laboratory
- Circuits/electronics laboratory
- Control systems laboratory
- Digital electronics and microprocessors laboratory
- Engineering material science laboratory
- Finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics laboratory
- Power systems laboratory
- Thermal systems laboratory including two wind tunnels & jet engine facility
- First-year engineering studio
- Senior design studios
Professional organizations offer opportunities for leadership-building skills and participation in regional and national conferences.
- American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
- Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
- Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
- Joint Engineering Council (JEC)
Other organizations in the college include the following:
- Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society
- Upsilon Pi Epsilon computer science honor society
- Phi Sigma Rho (social sorority for female engineering and computer science majors)
Approximately 20% of graduates go immediately on to graduate and professional schools. Successful careers with companies such as American Electric Power, General Dynamics L and Systems, Honda EGA, Marathon Petroleum Company, MERI Paper, Mitsubishi Electric Power, Nestle R&D, Rolls-Royce Energy Systems, US Army Corps of Engineers
Cooperative Education Program: Students who have completed their second year of engineering or computer science with an accumulative grade point average of at least 2.5/4.0 are eligible to participate in the co-op program. This five-year optional program is designed to include up to five semesters of work experience related to a student’s major during the student’s third and fourth years of college. A full-time administrative faculty member assists students with co-op job placement.