Are you interested in the design and construction of infrastructure that supports society?
In the Civil Engineering program, you will take a
selection of courses that successfully prepare you for
a career in a related field. Hands-on experiences and
classroom learning within the framework of Christian
faith will give you the skills and knowledge to
achieve your goals. Our programs offer a wide variety
of courses that will not only help you excel in your
future career, but challenge you to develop a deeper
understanding of your field of study.
Course options for Civil Engineering:
Messiah's unique approach to hands-on learning
Learning in the classroom is important but
actually applying that knowledge in a hands-on
way can make all the difference. At Messiah
University, the Experiential Learning Initiative
(ELI) allows Messiah to take this hands-on
learning to a new level by giving students
the opportunity to apply what they have
learned to various real world contexts--such
as an internship/practica, service learning,
off-campus program, holding a student
leadership position, or participating in
Graduates of the Civil Engineering program
work in positions of leadership in their places
of employment, using the tools and knowledge
a Messiah University education prepared them
with. Each year, eager employers and some of
the nation's best graduate schools welcome
Messiah graduates into their organizations.
100% of the Class of 2020 respondents were employed or in graduate school within 6-9 months of graduation.
Regional and national employers seek out
Messiah graduates for their academic
preparation, work ethic and personal
character. The transformation you experience
at Messiah readies you to transform the
lives of others through your chosen career
Starting your second year, you’ll work on projects that meet the needs of a real-world client in a Christian missions context. You will be offered the opportunity to begin using your engineering skills right away, not only in Pennsylvania, but around the world. When you finish your degree, you’ll walk into your first job with a complete project management and technical application experience.
Participate in the Integrated Projects Curriculum (IPC) in partnership with the Collaboratory, which provides all engineering students with a five-semester sequence of credit-bearing opportunities to use what you learn in the classroom to solve authentic problems for local and international clients such as building prosthetics, wheelchairs and much more.
In addition, you’ll get to use our specialized facilities, including a professionally staffed machine shop; state-of-the-art mechanical, electrical, environmental and biomedical engineering labs; industry-standard engineering software, and in-house circuit prototyping equipment.
To meet the engineering degree requirements, you’ll take 15 pre-engineering courses and eight upper-level engineering courses. Then, you’ll finish the degree with nine courses in the biomedical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental or mechanical concentrations.
Continually recognized as a top engineering degree program by U.S. News and World Report, our engineering courses provide a balance of technical knowledge, broad education and Christian faith, in addition to you getting the opportunity to apply your knowledge to service projects in real, tangible ways through the University’s unique Integrated Projects Curriculum (IPC).