- Degrees Available:
- Major: Yes
- Minor: No
- Graduate Degree: No
- Campus: Macomb & Quad Cities
Undergraduate Majors, Minors & Programs of Study
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering is a multidisciplinary engineering degree designed to prepare graduates for technology leadership in the 21st Century. Students take core classes in mechanical design, materials, electronics, robotics, thermo-fluid dynamics, structural design, quality and technology management, and complete a senior capstone design experience with industrial partners. Electives are offered in the senior year in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Quality/Manufacturing Engineering, and Engineering Management. We will be adding electives in Robotics/Automation Engineering and Civil Engineering in the next catalog.
Instruction for the junior and senior years is delivered at Western´s Quad-Cities campus in the Caxton Block while the new campus at the Riverfront in Moline is being completed (Spring 2012 move-in). Our program of instruction emphasizes innovation, hands-on laboratories, small, intimate classroom settings (generally 25 students or less), mentoring by faculty, and thinking-outside-the-box solutions. Freshman and sophomore classes are offered by our many community college partners in Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri.
Students who are ready to take Calculus I or at least Pre-Calculus (or Algebra & Trigonometry) are ready to enroll in our engineering degree program. Our degree can be completed in four years and 121 semester hours depending on a student´s math preparation and Freshman and Sophomore course offerings at the community colleges.
Why Engineering at WIU?
Western Engineering Students have many unique opportunities to work with industry through our Internship program, our entrepreneurial technology development program, interaction with the business development professionals in the Quad-Cities, the Quad-Cities Manufacturing Laboratory at the Rock Island Arsenal, and the Midwest Intellectual Property Institute in Moline.