Engineering and Design

About

The Engineering & Design Department, in the College of Science and Engineering offers students four Bachelor of Science degrees: Electrical & Computer Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Plastics & 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.

At the onset of the global pandemic, our students had to quickly adapt to remote learning, including limited lab time and online lectures. They have shown remarkable flexibility changing their schedules, projects, and learning modes to keep with our rigorous curriculum. Costs for materials have subsequently increased due to the need to mail materials, purchase software, and hold extended lab hours. 

 

Plastics & Composites students celebrating graduation virtually.

  

Support Engineering & Design Today!

Your gift to the Engineering & Design Department will fund state-of-the-art equipment, student-faculty research and most importantly, scholarships.

  • Engineering & Design Department Fund –  General funding for departmental equipment, support funds for installation of donated equipment, student travel and field trips, faculty development, and departmental outreach materials and activities.
  • Program specific funds– Help support specific programs 
    • Electrical & Computer Engineering Program Fund
    • Manufacturing Program Fund
    • Plastics & Composites Engineering Program Fund
    • Western Design Center (Industrial Design)
  • Scholarship Funds - Help offset the cost of tuition and fees for students by contributing to specific scholarships in our department. 
  • Equipment Endowment Fund - Help fund the Department’s Equipment Endowment to a level sufficient to provide a predictable funding stream for the purchase, upgrade, and replacement of equipment that is so important to the success of our academic programs.  Supporting this fund also helps to reduce lab fees for students.


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WWU Give Day Challenge Pool
A percentage of every gift not matched by another challenge will be matched by Challenge Pool Funds. The Challenge Pool dollars will be allocated as a percentage: Total Matching Pool ÷ Total Give Day Donations = Match % (Challenge funds will be applied up to the first $5,000 of each gift) Thank you to our generous Board Members and our Sponsors your support of Challenge Funds.
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Student and Recent Grad Challenge
The first 400 Students and Recent Grads (’18, ’19, ’20 and ’21) who donate $10 or more on Give Day will receive a bonus match of $25. Leverage your giving power to your chosen area with this generous challenge from WWU Foundation Board member Dave Mann, ’82 and Ann Thomson Mann!
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Kitsap Bank Milestone Sponsorship
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Cowden Gravel and Ready Mix Sponsorship
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Exxel Pacific Power Hour Sponsorship
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Heritage Bank Power Hour Sponsorship
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TRANE Power Hour Sponsorship
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WECU Milestone Sponsorship
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Barkley Company Sponsorship
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Dawson Construction Sponsorship
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First Fed Power Hour Sponsorship
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Hub International Sponsorship
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