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


  • Manufacturing Engineering students working in the robotics lab.
  • Current students, Prof. Al-Qudah, and alumni networking at the 2018 National Society of Women Engineers conference this fall.
  • The Junior Industrial Design class worked with Trayvax, a local wallet manufacturer, on some new designs. They presented their concepts to them this week.
  • The SAMPE student club went to Portland to tour industry sites this fall.
  • 2018 Junior ID ReMade Show "Culinary"
  • WWU's Formula SAE team placed 10th overall at competition last June.


Upcoming Dates

Date Title Location
Apr 06 (All day)
Entrance Portfolios due
PDF or website submission
Apr 15 (All day)
Scholarship Applications Due
Online application