Prospective Students

Welcome to the Engineering & Design Department

Thank you for your interest in Engineering & Design at WWU! Our department offers hands on learning, undergraduate research opportunities, and state of the art equipment in our laboratories. We're excited to share our programs with you. We have provided some videos below highlighting student projects, as well as links to program information. 

Reach out to our main office:


Ross Engineering Building (ET204)

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Ross Engineering Building (ET)

Campus map


Advisor for Prospective Students

Lisa Ochs


Reach out with your questions about admissions, transferring courses, and our programs.  I am available for virtual and in-person appointments. 

Self-guided Tour

If you are visiting campus on a weekend, please feel welcome to walk through our building.  This flyer describes our spaces on each floor.   Student projects are on display through posters and display cases.  

Tour Guide Handout

Degrees Offered

Laptop Recommendations

The Engineering & Design Department suggest that students have an appropriate laptop for your time at WWU.  This will be helpful for use in class and for homework.  See recommendations (link). 

Research and Student Projects

The videos below give some insight into projects that students in the Engineering & Design Department have the opportunity to work on. Each of our programs gives students experiential learning opportunities on industry grade equipment in our labs and studio spaces.  Learn more about student projects! (link)

Industrial Design senior project

PME research project

Women in Manufacturing

makerspace logo

The Makerspace offers access to equipment, training, and support to all WWU students while promoting a culture of collaboration and inclusion. 

Equipment available:

  • laser cutter
  • industrial sewing machines
  • 3D printers
  • hand tools
  • and much more!

Learn more about Makerspace!

Get Involved!

Racing team and car

Student Clubs

Our department offers many clubs for students to involved with and clubs are open to any one on campus!   Clubs are a great way to meet fellow students, gain skills outside of the classroom, and make connections with mentors and employers. 

Learn more about student clubs!