Engineering & Design

The Engineering & Design Department, in the College of Science and Engineering, offers access to four Bachelor of Science degrees: Electrical and Computer EngineeringManufacturing EngineeringPlastics & Composites Engineering, and Industrial 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. It is important to know that admissions and advising information is specific to each major and students are encouraged to become familiar with the requirements. 

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Transitions + Fall Advising & Orientation

Are you an incoming First-year or transfer student? Transitions + Fall Advising & Orientation is where you can find out about registering for courses this fall.


Learn More about Transitions and Orientation

Fall 2020 Announcements

The University has made the decision to move to remote instruction in the fall, with the exception of some courses.  Our department has been approved to offer the following lab courses in-person;  EECE 233, EECE 344, EECE 372, ID 210, MFGE 332, PCE 371, PCE 471, PCE 472, and ITVD 491.  All other courses will be remote. 

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The Engineering & Design Department office is currently closed for the safety of students, staff, and faculty.  We are working remotely and are available to answer your questions.  Please call 360.650.3380 or send an email to engd@wwu.edu.  We are available!  Thank you for your patience and understanding. 


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, R & D Plastics, Rane Corporation, Rothenbuhler Engineering, SpaceX, TEAGUE, Tempress, Triquest, Universal Avionics, and Safran.

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 Anvil Studios, Artefact, Avante, Conterra, Microsoft, Milwaukee Tool, PACCAR, Nike, Tethers Unlimited, Hexcel, R&D Plastics, and Safran.

Upcoming Deadlines and Events

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Major Applications Due

  • Industrial Design Entrance Portfolios are due October 22, 2020 

  • Registration Important Dates:

    • July 24-July 29: Transitions (new transfer student registration)
    • Aug 3- Sept 3: First-year and Running Start Orientation
    • Sept 8: Phase II registration begins
    • Sept 23: Phase III opens
    • Nov 6: registration ends
    • More info: Visit the Registrar's website at the "Registrar's Site" link: Registrar's Site