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.
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, PACAAR, Nike, Tethers Unlimited, Hexcel, R&D Plastics, and Zodiac Aerospace.