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Western Illinois University Offers Degrees in Electrical Engineering and Civil Engineering

June 13, 2019

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL - - Beginning in Fall 2019, Western Illinois University will offer two new degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

Both of the new degrees will be offered at the Western Illinois University-Quad Cities campus, along with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering that are already available. Classes for the first two years can also be taken at the Macomb campus.

"We are excited to introduce two new degrees that are logical extensions of our general degree: Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Our Electrical Engineering degree will concentrate on robotics, automation, autonomous vehicles (both land and air) and assisted navigation concepts as these are areas of keen interest in our region and is part of the Quad Cities Q2030 plan," said School of Engineering Director William Pratt. "Civil Engineering is another high demand area for our region. The School of Engineering continues to work with companies in transportation, water resources with the Corps of Engineers and other areas of civil engineering. With the advent of these two additional degrees, Western is poised to commission engineers in the 'big four' degrees of Mechanical, Electrical, Civil and Industrial Engineering."

The WIU School of Engineering recently celebrated "A Decade of Engineering Excellence" at the WIU-QC campus.

"From our beginnings, we have worked closely and synergistically with the many engineering and manufacturing companies in the region to provide our engineering students with invaluable experiential learning in paid internships and real-world senior design projects," added Pratt.

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