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BSE Major

Civil Engineering

Plan, design, construct and operate public systems

Ethics in public works make civil engineering a worthy endeavor. With a solid scientific background and Christian principles, Geneva civil engineering students learn to help companies and communities develop safe, sustainable infrastructure through use of various engineering specialties.

Geneva prepares you to make a meaningful impact in your career, community and life.

Design Competition Opportunities

Compete in intercollegiate events sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)

Real-World Working Experience

Partner with industrial and governmental clients through Geneva’s Pinkerton Center

Bible-Based Program

Examine engineering from a Christian perspective, with an emphasis on our role as stewards

Key Courses

Geotechnical Engineering

Apply information from previous classes to understand the earth and building foundations

Geomatics Engineering

Use different instruments to examine zoning areas and discuss the legal aspects of surveying

Structural Steel Design

Explore the world of steel while using design software to plan and create your own project

Solid Mechanics

Explore the way solid materials change and move using hands-on lab experiments

Experienced & Accomplished Faculty

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Geneva's Engineering program is ABET accredited.

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Geneva's engineering and computer science program provides a breadth of knowledge through common core courses in programming, software engineering, computer architecture, operating systems and networks, as well as a depth of knowledge in an application area through completion of a minor or second major chosen to complement talents, interests and vocational goals.

Engineering Program: Educational Objectives

Preamble: We encourage our students and graduates to make choices and commitments "for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor."  For all engineering graduates, we have the following objectives:

  1. Embrace a Christian worldview - understanding the science and technology relevant to their fields and practicing biblical ethics as they perform their work and interact effectively with diverse teams of people.

  2. Be active members of Christian churches and engaged in church leadership roles, Christian service, and/or community service appropriate to their gifts and opportunities.

  3. Grow professionally and obtain certifications and/or advanced degrees appropriate to their career path.

Engineering Program: Student Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the engineering program, graduates will have achieved the following outcomes:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an ability to articulate the meaning and impact of the Christian faith on how they will practice engineering professionally and ethically
  7. an ability to communicate effectively and ethically
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, societal, ecclesiastical, and missionary context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning in the spiritual, social, professional, and other spheres
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  12. an understanding of the Biblical concept of calling, particularly of the calling to be an engineer
  13. an understanding of the relationship between science, technology, and a Christian world view

Career Outcomes

Graduates who aspire to have an impact in their communities and their careers through a Geneva Education gain expertise in this field enhanced by academics rooted in Christian values and ethics in Geneva’s program.

25K

25,000 new civil engineering jobs are expected each year for the next ten years as workers retire or change jobs (U.S. BLS).

100 Years

Of engineering at Geneva College

“Geneva’s engineering curriculum and classes gave me a curiosity about how things work, why things are built the way they are, and what happens when they are built differently.” Sam Spear ’91, PE, Senior Engineering Manager

Be prepared for careers such as...

  • Surveyor
  • Civil Engineer
  • City Planner
  • Drafting Technician
  • Geotechnical Engineer

Further your impact...

  • Supervise other engineers as an architectural and engineering manager
  • Design and build renewable-energy projects, like wind farms and solar arrays
  • Receive certification in a variety of areas through the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Employers of our graduates say, Geneva students demonstrate subject matter excellence and professional preparation; dependability and strong work ethic; and an exceptional ability to engage others constructively in workplace contexts.

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