Department of Engineering at Messiah College
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.