Design your future

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Design your future

The world is evolving and the need for critical thinkers, doers and creators is greater than ever. Are you ready to start your journey?

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Our students are curious, driven and innovative thinkers who aren’t afraid to try new things and build something new. That’s why the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences focuses on preparing students for a successful, meaningful career. With 14 undergraduate degrees, 12 master's level programs and eight doctoral programs as well as impactful, experiential-learning opportunities, you’ll achieve your vision for the future and find your path to success at Western.

Meet our students

What will you learn?

You'll be career-ready and have the skills you need to make an impact after graduating. You'll learn, take part in research experiences, work closely with outstanding faculty and get involved in student organizations with hands-on engineering projects and activities. 

And, your academic career culminates in the Senior Engineering Design Conference, where you will work as a team to address real-world projects for industry partners, non-profit organizations and alumni. 

Pride points

  • 99% of College of Engineering and Applied Sciences graduates working full time have a job related to their degree

    2022-23 Career Outcomes Report

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  • $70K - $80K median starting salary for recent College of Engineering and Applied Sciences graduates working full time

    2022-23 Career Outcomes Report

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  • 97% of College of Engineering and Applied Sciences graduates participated in experience-driven learning

    2022-23 Career Outcomes Report

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Departments

Jessica Schneider

  • My academic progress and career plans are influenced by the different opportunities to get involved at WMU that helped me discover the type of engineer I want to be.

    Jessica Schneider, civil engineering student

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Resources and support

  • Student working in a research lab — College of Engineering.

    As a student, you’ll help advance knowledge in the areas of engineering and support the WMU gold standard of being a discovery-driven institution.

  • Students at the engineering campus. Student looking at the camera, working on a computer.

    Your success is our top priority, and our dedicated advisors are here to serve your needs.

  • Working on a computer at the engineering college.

    The Computer Aided Engineering Center is a comprehensive computer center equipped with state-of-the-art technology and specific engineering software.

Ready to take the next step? Apply today.

What are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time to apply and take the next step in pursuing your purpose and setting yourself up to thrive through the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

News and Events

Events

Michigan Science Olympiad State Tournament

Date: May. 4
Time: All day
Location: Main Campus

WMU was chosen to host the 2024 Michigan Science Olympiad State Tournament on May 4, bringing approximately 1,500-2,000 students who were the top winners from each of Michigan's regional events.

Science and Engineering Camps

Date: Jul. 15
Time: All day
Location: Floyd Hall

WMU's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences will welcome kids for for a week of experiential learning and fun with science and engineering in July 2024. Kids will have access to our facilities and will spend time with our staff exploring age-appropriate, science-related challenges.

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