Fast Facts

Western Michigan University's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is the best place to study engineering and applied sciences and here are a few facts that show why.

  • Over 3,000 students, including 450 master of science students and 142 doctoral students.
  • 98 faculty members.
  • Our facility has more than 323,000 square feet of research and learning space, featuring more than 75 laboratories for undergraduate and graduate research.
  • More than 30 student organizations, many affiliated with professional societies, offer students the opportunity to hone their leadership and team-building skills as well as take part in such projects as the Sunseeker solar racecar, mini-Baja vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles.
  • WMU has paper, paper coating and printing pilot plants on the same campus, giving students first-hand experience in pulping, paper making, printing and recycling.
  • We are located at the WMU Parkview Campus, home to the Business Technology and Research Park that houses over 42 companies.

Specialized engineering centers and laboratories include:

  • Computer-aided engineering center with some of the same engineering design and production software used by the world's leading corporations.
  • Center for the Advancement of Printed Electronics
  • Center for Printing and Coating Research
  • Applied Aerodynamics Laboratory and advanced design wind tunnel.
  • Instructional laboratories in digital logic, microcomputers, circuits, energy conversion, and noise and vibration.
  • An interdisciplinary design studio, with cutting-edge software for product design.