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


  • Jordan Birkland, WWU Alum and Composites Engineer at Boeing, will speak on October 23rd about his research on Materials and Process Dvelopment for the Composite Cryotank Technology Program at NASA.
  • Fred Perkins, a PCE senior, sharing his research with the Board of Trustees and President Randhawa
  • Manufacturing Engineering students, Georgia Donaldson and Stefan Kutz, explaining their summer research to the Board of Trustees
  • Assistant Professor Mark Peyron speaking to CSE Dean Brad Johnson and the Board of Trustees about research in the Plastics & Composites Engineering program
  • Industrial Design students at work and at play with the modular architecture project.
  • The 2017 SAE Formula Team just finished the annual competition in Lincoln, NE and placed 17th overall out of 77 teams. Congratulations! Check out the full coverage videos on their Facebook page 'WWU Racing'.
  • Industrial Design Junior Show Spring 2017 - Softgoods Project
  • 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.
  • 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
Oct 22 (All day)
Entrance Portfolio - Industrial Design
PDF Submission
Oct 23 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Boeing Research Presentation
Parks Hall 146
Oct 26 12:00pm
Nike Recruitment Info Session
ET 321