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I am delighted to welcome you to the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Western Michigan University. Our college offers a wide range of degrees and programs through a blend of rigorous and project-based curricula to educate a diverse group of students. Our graduates are equipped with strong analytical capabilities, the latest in cutting-edge technologies, and the skills for innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Our graduates fuel the economic and technological development of western Michigan and regions beyond.

At the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences we strive to become a leader nationwide in shaping new concepts of engineering and technical education as well as research and the creation of innovation. We take pride in our partnership with our community, industry, and alumni, and serve as a technical source for them. Our faculty members are highly accomplished educators and scholars with national and international renowned reputation. Our faculty and students interact with several research centers including the Center for Advanced Vehicle Design and Simulation, the Center for the Advancement of Printed Electronics , the Center for Coating Development and the Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities.

Our college is located at the Parkview Campus, home of the Business Technology and Research Park, four miles southwest of the main campus. We sit among 42 high-tech engineering and scientific firms who regularly hire our undergraduates and graduates as interns, co-ops, and permanent employees. Our state-of-the-art facility has more than 323,000 square feet of teaching and research space and houses over 75 undergraduate and graduate laboratories and over 20 multi-media, state of the art classrooms. 

The college offers a wide array of undergraduate and graduate programs including fifteen undergraduate engineering, technology and applied sciences degree programs. At the graduate level we have nine different Master's of Science and Master's of Engineering degree programs for your consideration. At the doctoral level we offer six different Ph.D. programs. All these programs are organized across seven academic departments: 

Chemical and Paper Engineering 
Civil and Construction Engineering 
Computer Science 
Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems 
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management 
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 

If you have never been to the Parkview Campus, please visit us. Remember you are never too young to consider an exciting career in engineering or applied science nor are you ever too old. Visit us for a tour of the building or participate in any one of many explorations into our programs. I am certain that you will feel the excitement in our building and know that Western Michigan University is the place for you. 

Houssam Toutanji
Dean