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, 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 and other projects include Artefact, Avante, Conterra, Microsoft, PACCAR, Nike, Tethers Unlimited, Hexcel, R&D Plastics, and Zodiac Aerospace.


  • Congratulations to Katherine David, a PCE junior, who recently received a scholarship from the SAMPE Seattle Chapter. Katherine competed against students from UW, WSU and UBC for this honor.
  • Georgia Donaldson, a junior Manufacturing Engineering student, won 2nd place for her two minute pitch at the Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation Symposium. She is working with Professors Gill and Yip-Hoi on a JCATI funded research project.
  • Congratulations to Jordan Antonson, a PCE junior, for being awarded a Jarvis Summer Research Stipend by the College of Science & Engineering for his ongoing project "Void Characterization of 3D Printed Thermoplastic Materials".
  • Harley Fernandez, an EE senior, presents best-paper-nominated work at the 2018 Integrated STEM Conference at Princeton. Harley received a generous travel stipend from the Alcoa Foundation and was awarded a student travel grant from the IEEE..
  • IEE Club visiting PACCAR for a tour of the Technical Center in Mt. Vernon.
  • The Industrial Design Class of 2018 was awarded Gray Magazine's Student Design Open Category for their Cube^3 design. Congratulations!
  • Asst. Professor John Misasi and several Plastics & Composites Engineering students collaborating in the lab.
  • Industrial Design students at work and at play with the modular architecture project.