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.


  • The 2018 Senior ID Class won gold in two seperate categories for their Cube^3 design at the IDA competition. Congratulations on another well deserved award!
  • The Society of Automotive Engineers 2018 racing team revealed their latest car (on the right) on Red Square during Alumni Weekend.
  • Erica Eggeman and Joeli Funderburke, Manufacturing Engineering students, were selected as Outstanding Poster recipients at the 2018 Scholars Week. Congratulations!
  • Adam Watts, a Plastics & Composites Engineering student, presenting his poster at the 2018 Undergraduate Research Scholars Week.
  • Georgia Donaldson and Lukas Mackaay, Manufacturing Engineering students, present their poster at the 2018 Undergraduate Scholars Week.
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers club receiving awards on stage
    Congratulations to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers club members for winning the 2018 Digital Manufacturing Challenge for their Vent Buddy design. Team members (l to r): Eric Lim, Sean Touhey, Kush Sharma, and Robert Lafferty.
  • Congratulations to Katherine David, a PCE junior, who recently received a scholarship from the SAMPE Seattle Chapter. Katherine competed against students from UW, WSU and UBC for this honor.
  • Congratulations to Levi Hamernik, a PCE junior, who recently received a scholarship from the SAMPE Seattle Chapter. Levi competed against students from UW, WSU and UBC for this honor.
  • IEE Club visiting PACCAR for a tour of the Technical Center in Mt. Vernon.
  • Industrial Design students at work and at play with the modular architecture project.


Upcoming Dates

Date Title Location
Jun 08 5:00pm
EE major application
Online Application
Jun 12 1:00pm to 3:00pm
EE Senior Project Demonstrations
ET 340