Welcome to the Engineering & Design Department

Fall Advising & Registration 2024 will take place virtually during the summer months. Once you have signed up, you will be ready to take the first steps in your WWU career!  The Engineering & Design Department hosts four majors; Electrical and Computer Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Polymer Materials Engineering, and Industrial Design.  If you are interested in any of these degrees, you are in the right place!  


Who can I contact?

For questions about our programs, course planning, or general information related to Engineering & Design, you can contact the pre-major advisor for the department.

Connect with Lisa Ochs

Prior to your Advising & Registration Session

Math Placement Assessment

Incoming students are required to complete the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment in order to register for a math course. If students have math transfer credits, or AP scores, it is likely that you won't need to take the placement exam.   The Math Department has resources available to figure out where you stand with your math scores. 

Check your Western Email

Log into your WWU email!

If you chose an interest in one of our degrees on your WWU application, you will receive an email a couple of days prior to your scheduled Advising & Registration date. In this email you will find suggestions for fall quarter course registration.  These course suggestions are based on the major/s of interest on your WWU application AND math placement scores, AP scores, and/or transfer credits.  

Declare your pre-major

Send email to and include this information:

Name, W#, intended major - Electrical and Computer Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or Polymer Materials Engineering. 

Industrial Design requires an entrance portfolio acceptance before declaring a pre-major. Check out ID admissions for more information. 

Keep in mind that you can change your pre-major at any time!  Declaring now gives you a "place at WWU" and an advising contact.  

Course planning

You will register for fall quarter classes during your Advising & Registration session.  Below are course suggestions based on your major of interest.  Please look in your western email for a message from Lisa Ochs with course suggestions for fall.  You may have transfer credits to cover the courses listed below. 

Courses might appear full before your registration date, but there's no need to worry. The registration system daily increases the number of seats for popular 100-level courses such as ENGR 101, PHYS 161, CHEM 161, ENGL 101, and MATH 124.

Manufacturing Engineering

Ready for Calculus? Not ready for Calculus?
MATH 124 (5) MATH 112 or 114 (5)
PHYS 161 (5) ENGR 101 (2)
ENGR 101 (2) ENG 101 - ACOM (5)


Polymer Materials Engineering

Ready for Calculus? Not ready for Calculus?
MATH 124 (5) MATH 112 or 114 (5)
CHEM 161 (5) ENG 101 - ACOM (5)
ENGR 101 (2) ENGR 101 (2)


Industrial Design

Accepted ID Pre-major? Not Accepted ID Pre-major Yet?
ID 110 (4) MATH 114 (5)
ID 120 (4) ART 109 (3)
MATH 114 (5) ENG 101 - ACOM (5)

An Entrance Portfolio is required to declare the pre-major and take ID courses

Major restrictions will be removed on ID 110 and ID 120 and ENGR 101 starting September 4th (Phase II). At that time any student can register for remaining seats. 



Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ready for Calculus? Not ready for Calculus?
MATH 124 (5)MATH 112 (5) or 114 (5)
PHYS 161 (5)ENG 101- ACOM (5)
CSCI 141 (4)GUR- SSC or HUM
 *ENGR 101 (3) GUR 

*ENGR 101 is not required for EECE students, only suggested.  The major restriction on the course will be removed on September 4th (Phase II) for any student to register. 

Check out what we do

Polymer Materials Engineering

Industrial Design 

See you in the fall!

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