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 Industries, Mentor Graphics, Microsoft, Nike, Physio-Control, PACCAR, Pro-CNC, Oculus, 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. Some of the companies that have participated in research and other projects include Artefact, Avante, Conterra, Microsoft, PACCAR, Nike, Tethers Unlimited, Hexcel, R&D Plastics, and Zodiac Aerospace.


  • Congratulations to Jordan Antonson, a PCE junior, for being awarded a Jarvis Summer Research Stipend by the College of Science & Engineering for his ongoing project "Void Characterization of 3D Printed Thermoplastic Materials".
  • Harley Fernandez, an EE senior, presents best-paper-nominated work at the 2018 Integrated STEM Conference at Princeton. Harley received a generous travel stipend from the Alcoa Foundation and was awarded a student travel grant from the IEEE..
  • IEE Club visiting PACCAR for a tour of the Technical Center in Mt. Vernon.
  • The Industrial Design Class of 2018 was awarded Gray Magazine's Student Design Open Category for their Cube^3 design. Congratulations!
  • Asst. Professor John Misasi and several Plastics & Composites Engineering students collaborating in the lab.
  • The 2017 SAE Formula Team just finished the annual competition in Lincoln, NE and placed 17th overall out of 77 teams. Congratulations! Check out the full coverage videos on their Facebook page 'WWU Racing'.
  • Industrial Design students at work and at play with the modular architecture project.
  • 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


Upcoming Dates

Date Title Location
Apr 06 (All day)
ID Entrance Portfolio
PDF Submission
Apr 13 5:00pm
Department Scholarship Application
Online Application