Engineering & Design

The Engineering & Design Department, in the College of Science and Engineering, offers students five Bachelor of Science degrees: Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Plastics & Composites Engineering, Industrial Design, and Industrial Technology-Vehicle 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.


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, Mentor Graphics, Microsoft, Nike, Physio-Control, PACCAR, Pro-CNC, Rane Corporation, Rothenbuhler Engineering, SpaceX, TEAGUE, Tempress, Triquest, and Universal Avionics.

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.

  • Engineering students interned at SpaceX this past summer.
    2016 SpaceX interns and alumni pictured: (Top row) Bryant Idzik, Rachel Leacock, Kate Peltonen, Colin VanDeMark, Cloe Boland (Middle Row) Clayton Button (Bottom Row) Andrew Call, Andrew Squires, Noah Katz, Stefan Weiss, Jake Moomaw
  • Outstanding Seniors 2015-16: Andrew Hollcraft (PCE), Victor Perez (EE), Jolee Nebert (ID), Kyle White (ME) and Jacob Blagg (ITVD)
  • Sophomore Industrial Design Plywood Project
  • The 2014-2015 Society of Automotive Engineers Baja Team
  • The Smart Solar Window team, made up of students from Engineering & Design, College of Business and Economics and the Chemistry Department, won a $75k grant from the EPA.
  • Society of Women Engineers at Regional Conference in Seattle
  • 2016 ENGD Open House Networking Event

Upcoming Dates

Date Title Location
Oct 21 12:00pm
ID Entrance Portfolios Due
ET 204