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students working in labWhy Choose Messiah Engineering?

Here at Messiah, we feel that Engineering is more than learning equations from a book. As a Messiah engineering student, you'll be given the chance to be creative. You will learn to address real world concerns in curriculum integrated projects. You will be asked to solve problems that have never been solved before; to serve others with your technical knowledge. When you graduate, you will be prepared for both leadership and servanthood, having gained skills in technical and commercial concerns, and having learned to value social, political, global, cultural, environmental, economic, and human empowerment issues. But most importantly, we hope you will have learned what it means to be a Christian Engineer - a commodity desperately needed in our world today.

Our Mission

The mission of Messiah College is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Graduates of the Engineering Program will therefore be technically competent and broadly educated, prepared for interdisciplinary work in the global workplace.  The character and conduct of Messiah Engineering graduates will be consistent with Christian faith commitments. We accomplish this mission through engineering instruction and experiences, an education in the liberal arts tradition and mentoring relationships with students.

Our Commitment

We are committed to educating our students in the following areas:

Technical Competency
  • identify and formulate engineering problems;
  • design and use engineering components, systems and processes to help solve practical problems;
  • apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve engineering problems;
  • use modern engineering tools, techniques and skills to solve engineering problems;
  • design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data;
Breadth of Education
  • effectively use written and oral communication;
  • work productively on multidisciplinary teams;
  • engage in lifelong learning;
Consistency with Christian Faith
  • describe and purpose to keep a personal ethical lifestyle consistent with the Christian faith; 
  • work toward the integration of Christian faith, learning and professional life. 

Our Program
The Messiah College Engineering Department is part of the School of Science, Engineering, and Health. Messiah offers a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) degree, which is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: (410) 347-7700. Our engineers graduate with a B.S.E. and one or more of the following concentrations:
  • Biomedical Concentration
  • Computer Concentration
  • Electrical Concentration
  • Environmental Concentration
  • Mechanical Concentration

For more information, take a look at our academic program and our integrated projects curriculum pages.

Our Excellence

Messiah is one of only a handful of Christian colleges in the country with an accredited engineering program, but even among Christian colleges we feel that our approach is unique. Here are some reasons why:

  • Christian Values
    Messiah has been named several times to the Templeton Foundation’s Honor Roll for Character Building Colleges.  Service to others is a hallmark of Messiah’s Christian tradition. We therefore require our students to not only be technically competent, but also to apply their knowledge to service projects in real, tangible ways – in both the engineering curriculum and through student-led projects. Our students have been to Africa to install solar power generation systems for development work. They have created a simulated landmine field to help train personnel for humanitarian de-mining. They have developed a low-cost filter system for eliminating arsenic from drinking water. And they have done much more. At Messiah, “Christ Preeminent” is more than just our motto – it’s the way we live.

  • Real Engineering
    A thorough grounding in engineering fundamentals prepares Messiah graduates for lifelong learning.  But at Messiah we don't stop at book knowledge. In long-term curricular projects, many sponsored by service and development organizations, students apply theory to real world engineering problems.

  • Modern Facilities
    Frey Hall is a modern 65,000 square foot facility with well-equipped laboratories. A professionally staffed machine shop, state of the art computer laboratories, and industry-standard engineering software all help Messiah engineers to excel in and out of the classroom.

  • Personal Attention 
    Caring Christian professors encourage each Messiah student to reach his or her potential.  Our students enjoy small classes and plenty of one-on-one support from a faculty with both teaching and industry experience. Most significantly, our professors work alongside students in projects with worldwide impact and prepare students for lives of leadership and servanthood.

Contact Us
If you are interested in learning more about Messiah, scheduling a visit, or finding out about the project work we do, please contact us! Visit our contact information page to find out how.


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