College of Science & Engineering

Engineering & Design

The Engineering & Design Department office is currently closed for the safety of students, staff, and faculty.  We are working remotely and are available to answer your questions.  Please call 360.650.3380 or send an email to engd@wwu.edu.  We are available!  Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

 

To our Graduating Seniors:

 

Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund application provides an opportunity for students to apply for financial assistance to alleviate or minimize an unforeseen financial barrier, including financial emergencies related to COVID‐19. Funding is intended to address an expense to support enrollment, persistence, and completion. In most cases, students should apply for and accept all other sources of funding, including their financial aid award, before applying. Due to limited funds, average awards are $500. Turn in completed applications to the scholarship center at Scholarshipcenter@wwu.edu . The application link is below. 

Link to Student Emergency Fund Application

Support Black Students in STEM:

In honor of those who have faced systemic injustice for generations, and who continue to be face bias and discrimination in science and engineering, the faculty in the College of Science and Engineering has established a fund to support Black students in STEM. Black people have been, and remain, significantly underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Through this scholarship we can, together, make an impact on the educational goals of Black students at WWU for generations to come.

Link to Supporting Black Students in STEM Fund 

 

 

The Engineering & Design Department, in the College of Science and Engineering, offers access to four Bachelor of Science degrees: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Plastics & Composites Engineering, and Industrial 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. It is important to know that admissions and advising information is specific to each major and students are encouraged to become familiar with the requirements. 

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 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 Safran.

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 Safran.

Department Newsletters

Fall 2019

Fall 2018

 

  • PCE students and faculty are researching the recycling potential of ocean plastics.
  • WWU Racing team showing off their car on a sunny day in fall quarter.
  • Plastics & Composites Senior Class
  • The first year BEES scholars toured a manufacturing site at Boeing during Viking Launch.
  • Electrical Engineering students testing antennas near the Performing Arts Center.