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, R & D Plastics, Rane Corporation, Rothenbuhler Engineering, SpaceX, TEAGUE, Tempress, Triquest, Universal Avionics, and Zodiac Aerospace.

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 Zodiac Aerospace.

Department Newsletter - Fall 2018

  • Industrial Design Class of 2018. Congratulations!
  • The Junior Industrial Design class worked with Trayvax, a local wallet manufacturer, on some new designs. They presented their concepts to them this week.
  • Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Outstanding Graduates for the ENGD Department; (l to r) Chris Croshaw, PCE, Ryan Peabody, ITVD, Erica Eggeman, MFGE, Kyle DeWitte, EE, and Scott Paton, ID
  • Erica Eggeman and Joeli Funderburke, Manufacturing Engineering students, were selected as Outstanding Poster recipients at the 2018 Scholars Week. Congratulations!


Upcoming Dates

Date Title Location
Jan 21 (All day)
Entrance Portfolio - Industrial Design
PDF or website submission
Feb 01 (All day)
Manufacturing Engineering Major Application Due
Online Application
Feb 01 (All day)
Plastics & Composites Major Application Due
Online Application