Prospective Students


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. 

While we aren't able to meet you in person yet, we encourage you to contact us by phone or email. 

General questions:

Engineering and Design Department 


campus photo

Virtual Tours of WWU

Check out virtual tours of Western and other virtual opportunities for prospective students by clicking the following "Admissions website" link:
Admissions website

There are opportunities to see the campus, dorms, and learn about the general Western admissions process.

Degrees Offered

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 epuipment in our labs and studio spaces.  

Industrial Design senior project

PCE research project


students in makerspace

The Makerspace is a lab space for pre-majors in our department.  Pre-majors will collaborate on class projects, learn from peer mentors, and begin learning how to be engineers and designers! 

Equipment available:

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

BEES Scholarship

Prospective students interested in engineering are encouraged to check out the Becoming Engaged Engineering Scholars program.  Eligible students can receive financial support, peer mentoring, and an encouraging community of faculty and industry partners. 

Now accepting applications! Click on the button to the right to apply. 


Pre-major Advisor

Lisa Ochs



First-year and transfer students should contact the advisor for questions about admissions, pre-major declarations, and course equivalencies.