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 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 Newsletter - Fall 2018

  • WWU's SAMPE Club placed 2nd in the National Bridge Design Challenge. Congratulations Vikings!
  • Support the Engineering & Design Department by participating in WWU Give Day on May 30, 2019.
  • Student Showcase and Open House June 11 from 1-4 pm
  • Join us for the ID Junior Showcase on June 6th at Weber Thompson in Seattle!
  • Asst. Professor Al-Qudah and the Manufacturing Engineering junior class visited RAM Mounts in Seattle to examine real life manufacturing processes.
  • Students, faculty, and an alumnus from the Plastics & Composites Engineering program at the Waterborne Symposium in New Orleans. (l to r) Levi Hamernik, Lina Ghanbari, Professor John Misasi, Chris Chrosaw, and Cece Grubb
  • Manufacturing Engineering students working in the robotics lab.
  • The Junior Industrial Design class worked with Trayvax, a local wallet manufacturer, on some new designs. They presented their concepts to them this week.


Upcoming Dates

Date Title Location
Jun 06 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Industrial Design Junior Show
Weber Thompson - Seattle
Jun 07 5:00pm
EE Major Application
Online Application
Jun 11 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Student Showcase and Open House
Ross Engineering Building
Jun 13 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Industrial Design Senior Show
Pensar - Seattle