College of Science & Engineering

Engineering & Design

The Engineering & Design Department, in the College of Science and Engineering, offers access to four Bachelor of Science degrees: Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Plastics & Composites Engineering, and Industrial Design. These programs place an emphasis on practical laboratory experiences, in addition to theoretical course work. Each program’s curriculum is designed with input from strong industrial advisory committees to prepare students for professional positions in industry. It is important to know that admissions and advising information are specific to each major and students are encouraged to become familiar with the requirements. 


Graduates of the programs have consistently been placed in positions appropriate to their field of study. Companies that employ graduates include Alpha, Boeing, CH2M-Hill, Cypress Semiconductor, Daktronics, Fleck, Fluke, Janicki Industries, Mentor Graphics, Microsoft, Nike, Physio-Control, PACCAR, Pro-CNC, Oculus, R & D Plastics, Rane Corporation, Rothenbuhler Engineering, SpaceX, TEAGUE, Tempress, Triquest, Universal Avionics, and Safran.

Current Students

Students have numerous opportunities to participate in projects and undergraduate research with faculty members. Additionally, students can choose to work on projects directly with industry partners as part of their course work. Some of the companies that have participated in research and other projects include Anvil Studios, Artefact, Avante, Conterra, Microsoft, Milwaukee Tool, PACCAR, Nike, Tethers Unlimited, Hexcel, R&D Plastics, and Safran.

Department Newsletters

Fall 2019

Fall 2018


  • WWU Racing team showing off their car on a sunny day in fall quarter.
  • Plastics & Composites Senior Class
  • The first year BEES scholars toured a manufacturing site at Boeing during Viking Launch.
  • Plastics & Composites Engineering senior, Derek Ciampi, recently placed first place at the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo in Anaheim, CA for his poster and presentation on improving sustainability in aerospace composite manufacturing.
  • Congratulations to the Industrial Design Class of 2018 on winning GOLD at the Industrial Designers Society of America IDEA awards! That senior class collaborated with Anvil Studios to create design concepts for Milwaukee Tool.
  • Electrical Engineering students testing antennas near the Performing Arts Center.