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Department of Engineering

The Department of Engineering at Otterbein University is the administrative home for three academic programs: Engineering, Computer Science, and Environmental Health & Safety. The Engineering program offers the B.S. degree in Systems Engineering, and the B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. The Computer Science academic program offers B.S. and B.A. degrees in Computer Science.  The Environmental Health & Safety academic program offers a B.S. degree in Environmental Health & Safety.

Why Study Engineering at Otterbein University?

Being an engineer at Otterbein is one part technical problem-solving and two parts creativity. We believe in a multidisciplinary approach to your engineering education – combining the important aspects of mechanical, electrical and industrial engineering with a liberal arts foundation in order to provide you with practical and cultural experiences toward finding solutions to everyday problems.

  • Small class sizes, which means accessibility and individual attention from professors.
  • Hands-on labs and team projects in each course.
  • Combines mechanical, industrial and electrical engineering principles with Otterbein’s nationally-recognized Integrative Studies (general education) program.
  • Focus on interdisciplinary problem solving of real-life engineering problems.
  • Help in getting summer internships that will enable students to gain practical, professional experience.

Why Study Computer Science at Otterbein University?

  • Small class sizes, which means accessible faculty and lots of individual attention.
  • Demand for computer science graduates remains very high according to a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Possible career paths in high demand include network systems analysts, applications software engineers and systems software engineers.
  • Our B.S. in computer science will prepare you to take on graduate studies in computer science or a career in information technology.
  • Help in getting summer internships that will enable students to gain practical, professional experience.

Why Environmental Health & Safety at Otterbein?

  • The program was developed in collaboration with industry leaders to ensure it meets the needs of the EHS profession.
  • Professionals in this field are in high demand.
  • Employment opportunities are available in industry, medical and educational institutions, municipalities, state and federal government and regulatory agencies.
  • The curriculum focuses on students gaining hands on experience.
  • The Columbus Metro area has excellent potential internship opportunities.