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Engineering and Design 

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The Engineering and Design Department offers four undergraduate Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Design, Manufacturing Engineering, and Polymer Materials Engineering. Our department has a strong commitment to teaching and scholarship that develops industry-ready graduates through a combination of creative problem-solving, analytical skills development, and experiential learning. 

Ross Engineering Technology Building room 204

8-1pm and 2-5pm, M-F

You can also reach us at 360-650-3380  or by email at ENGD@wwu.edu.


Upcoming Events

Polymer Materials Engineering Major Application

Due February 3, 2023 by midnight

Manufacturing Engineering Major Application

Due February 3, 2023 by midnight

February 9, 2023, 11:00 - 3:00pm Winter Career Fair

Viking Union Multi-purpose Room

All majors | All industries

April 3, 2023 Department Scholarship Application

Students complete one application to be considered for eligibility for a number of scholarships within our department.  Students must be a current declared pre-major or major to be eligible. 

February 9, 2023, 5:00-6:00pm Outside the Lab: BRPH

Recruitment event for Electrical and Computer Engineering students

ET 321


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Jayme Perman, a Polymer Materials Engineering senior, has been working with the Ocean Plastics Recovery Project (OPR) since April 2022. Jayme was offered a summer internship by OPR in Portland and was also able to travel to Alaska to characterize recovered marine debris. Jayme is currently working on research incorporating recovered ocean plastic into new products in partnership with HP and OPR. 

Learn more about research and student projects.

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Dr. Bhaskar Ramasubramanian is an Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering working in the broad area of cyber-physical systems (CPS). His research is currently supported by an NSF CRII grant titled `Cognizant Learning for Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems.’ He teaches courses in Artificial Intelligence, Control, and CPS. He is passionate about demonstrating the cross-disciplinary scope of the EECE curriculum to students through experiences that integrate inquiry-based learning with exposure to state-of-the-art research.

Dr. Ramasubramanian's website.

WWU Alumna Gina Kim

Manufacturing Engineering alumna (2021) Gina Kim is a Robotic Sales Specialist at Olympus Controls where she helps people understand automation technology and where to implement it. This role means Gina is on the road a lot of the time visiting different factories, businesses and research facilities, which she describes as an episode of "How It's Made" every day! Gina believes that Western's Manufacturing Engineering program prepared her for the industry, because the content of her hands-on classes and labs is what she sees in the field.

Read more about Gina on our Alumni Page!

Listen to Gina talk about her passion for engineering in the Skagit STEM Network video.