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.

Alumni

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. Some of the companies that have participated in research and other projects include Artefact, Avante, Conterra, PACAAR, Nike, Tethers Unlimited, Hexcel,  R&D Plastics, and Zodiac Aerospace.

  • Congratulations to the 2017 Manufacturing Engineering graduates!
  • Society of Women Engineers graduating seniors Myann Refai, Hanna Kordel, and Allyce Froning with Professor Al-Qudah
  • Congratulations to the Plastics & Composites Engineering graduates!
  • Congratulations to the 2017 Outstanding Seniors (l to r) Cole Rogers (EE), Chris Carpenter (PCE), Justin Janczakowski (ID), Myann Refai (MFGE) and not pictured Aidan Kane (ITVD)
  • Industrial Design Junior Show Spring 2017 - Softgoods Project
  • WWU team of electrical engineering, industrial design, business, and chemistry students win top prize at the Environmental Innovation Challenge for the luminescent solar concentrator glass pane.
  • Robert Kearney, a Plastics & Composites Engineering Senior, giving a speech at the JCATI Research Symposium at the Univerisy of Washington. Robert won 2nd Place in a Student Pitch Competition.
  • Mitch Overdick and Joe Canfield, Electrical Engineering students, present their peer-reviewed paper on radio synchronization techniques at The 42nd IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) in New Orleans
  • PCE research team presenting their poster at the JCATI Research Symposium. (L to R) Cecile Grubb, Mark Seely, Robert Kearney, Professor Mark Peyron
  • 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
Jul 07 12:00pm
Plastics & Composites Engineering Summer Application
Online Application
Jul 07 12:00pm
Manufacturing Engineering Summer Application
Online Application
Sep 15 12:00pm
Electrical Engineering Fall Application
Online Application