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, Mentor Graphics, Microsoft, Nike, Physio-Control, PACCAR, Pro-CNC, 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 projects include Avante, Conterra, PACAAR, Nike, Tethers Unlimited, Hexcel,  R&D Plastics, and Zodiac Aerospace.

  • Industrial Design Junior Show - TEAGUE, 110 Union St, Seattle June 1, 5-9pm
  • The Annual Student Showcase is June 6th from 1-4pm in the Engineering & Design labs. Come check out what students have been working on this year.
  • Pacific Northwest SPE conference and Alumni Social at Gordon Biersch, Seattle on May 24th at 5pm. RSVP in Important Links below.
  • WWU team of electrical engineering, industrial design, business, and chemistry students win top prize at the Environmental Innovation Challenge for the luminescent solar concentrator glass pane.
  • Robert Kearney, a Plastics & Composites Engineering Senior, giving a speech at the JCATI Research Symposium at the Univerisy of Washington. Robert won 2nd Place in a Student Pitch Competition.
  • Mitch Overdick and Joe Canfield, Electrical Engineering students, present their peer-reviewed paper on radio synchronization techniques at The 42nd IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) in New Orleans
  • PCE research team presenting their poster at the JCATI Research Symposium. (L to R) Cecile Grubb, Mark Seely, Robert Kearney, Professor Mark Peyron
  • Engineering students interned at SpaceX this past summer.
    2016 SpaceX interns and alumni pictured: (Top row) Bryant Idzik, Rachel Leacock, Kate Peltonen, Colin VanDeMark, Cloe Boland (Middle Row) Clayton Button (Bottom Row) Andrew Call, Andrew Squires, Noah Katz, Stefan Weiss, Jake Moomaw

Upcoming Dates

Date Title Location
Jun 02 12:00pm
Electrical Engineering Major Applications
Online Application
Jun 06 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Student Showcase: Senior Project Presentations
Ross Engineering Building