The Bachelor of Science degree program in Industrial Technology-Vehicle Design prepares graduates to enter supervisory and management levels of technical industries. The major provides a general understanding of tools, materials, and processes used in industry. Jobs obtained by Vehicle Design graduates widely vary based on a student’s abilities and portfolio of work they create while participating in the program. Our graduates have obtained jobs with all of the major car companies and have held positions as stylists at Nissan Design, GM, Volvo, Porsche, Honda, and Toyota; performance development at Honda; Toyota Racing division, Mazda, Ford, Subaru, and Brembo Brakes; and custom car building companies, such as Metal Crafters. Other graduates work in the trucking, marine, aerospace, and composite industries for companies such as PACCAR and SpaceX.
The Industrial Technology-Vehicle Design program also offers a three quarter Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program. This program is offered through Western’s Extended Education. Please contact the Extended Education for information about the application process at 360.650.7780.
"The Vehicle Design program has prepared me for a career in Vehicle Design by teaching me sound engineering practices in ground up design projects. I have seen cars get built starting with models on computers to real physical things. This allows me to jump into situations ranging from design, manufacturing, and testing because of having the hands on experience from these projects." - Matt Rhodes, Senior, Industrial Technology - Vehicle Design