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Engineers help shape the future

Today's most sought-after professions are in engineering and applied sciences. Our College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is one of the best places to become an engineer. Our graduates have some of the highest starting salaries among WMU alumni.

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences focuses on giving you a solid classroom foundation with exceptional hands-on experiences. We have state-of-the-art resources housed in a $100 million high-tech facility and close interaction with business and industry. Read more

May e-News:

Two Western Michigan University students, Stephen John and Joseph Barnett are award winners for their innovative dual pressure respiratory device from the prestigious Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize Competition.  WMU Associate Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dr. Peter Gustafson, explained how Stephen and Joseph confirmed directly with clinicians with Respiratory Therapists Without Borders, that babies in developing countries are dying due in part to lack of a treatment that is widely available in developed countries. John and Barnett reported that their device reduces the time, energy and resources spent to drive patients to a larger city—a journey that often costs a baby’s life—and it empowers local communities to save lives. Stephen John graduated recently with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Joseph Barnett is a Biomedical Sciences major and plans to graduate this summer. 

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The faculty, advisors, and staff are dedicated to having you receive the best education possible by getting you involved in activities starting with your freshman year. We will keep you informed of the top trends in the engineering industry, teach you how to interact and compete in a global market, and inspire you to reach for new solutions. These are what we call the Four Cornerstones of Success: Engagement, Leadership, Globalization, and Innovation.