MVNU has launched an Engineering degree program!

Engineering is a rewarding discipline with a variety of exciting occupational possibilities. It is also among the highest paying career fields. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Electrical Engineers earn a median salary of more than $84,000 and Mechanical Engineers earn more than $78,000. In fact, engineering median salaries are more than twice as much as the national average for all occupations! (Source:

If you have an inquisitive mind, enjoy research and problem solving, and are looking for a dynamic and lucrative career, consider engineering at MVNU. Creative discovery meets technical know-how in the MVNU Engineering program.


B.S.* in:

  • Engineering (Electrical)
  • Engineering (Mechanical)
Featured Faculty
Dr. Richard Sutherland

Dr. Richard Sutherland, Dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences, earned his Ph.D. in Physics at The Ohio State University, and served as Chief Scientist for the Advanced Systems and Applied Technology Division for the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He holds more than 30 U.S. patents and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Optical Society of America, and SPIE-The International Society of Optics and Photonics. Read More

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The MVNU Experience
2 leading energy companies—Ariel Corporation and Rolls-Royce—are headquartered in Mount Vernon, Ohio!

MVNU Engineering students will study in a cutting-edge learning environment that will prepare them for a graduate school and/or a long and rewarding career. Students with this major will participate in a variety of science, mathematics, and engineering courses and receive hands-on training in the latest trends and technological advances.

*MVNU's Engineering program is contingent upon the approval of the Ohio Board of Regents and The Higher Learning Commission. The program will progressively implement one level of curriculum each year starting in 2014, with the first degrees conferred in 2018.

What do Mechanical Engineers do?
  • Analyze problems to determine how a mechanical device might provide a solution
  • Design or redesign a variety of mechanisms
  • Develop blueprints and prototypes
  • Research, test, and analyze mechanical systems
  • Oversee manufacturing
What do Electrical Engineers do?
  • Design new ways to use and improve the use of electrical power
  • Compute electrical specifications for manufacturing, construction, and installation
  • Direct manufacturing and installation of electrical systems
  • Investigate electrical problems and develop solutions
Career Fields in Engineering:
  • Aerospace
  • Audio/Visual
  • Automotive
  • Oil and Gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials research
  • Power plants
  • Power grids
  • Product design
  • Renewable Energy
  • Robotics
  • Thermal systems