School of Engineering

Engineering Program Details

  • Campus Availability: Quad Cities
  • Students can choose from two emphases: General Engineering, and Industrial Engineering
  • Ample opportunities for practical, hands-on, educational engineering experiences through Western’s links to businesses, manufacturers, industry and the Quad City Manufacturing Lab
  • Students can start paid internships as early as their sophomore year if enrolled in the Engineering program, have the opportunity to “earn while they learn” and, at the same time, gain invaluable practical experience
  • The senior capstone design projects typically are completed with industry, often at their facility, and many times result in an offer of employment before graduation

Please refer to the undergraduate catalog for detailed program information and course requirements


WIU's multidisciplinary approach to engineering prepares graduates to provide crossdiscipline design solutions and leadership for the wide range of demands encountered by today’s practicing engineers in consulting offices, manufacturing businesses, industrial companies, and government agencies.

  • CI Business Analyst
  • Design Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Industrial Engineer Hub Planner
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechatronics Engineer
  • Plant Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Robotics Programmer
  • Sales Engineer
  • Senior Engineering Analyst
  • Structural Engineer
  • Test Engineer I


The Engineering degree program prepares graduates to thrive in the technology-driven global workplace. The program focuses on the practice of engineering with a broad curriculum that emphasizes the basic engineering fundamentals companies in this region require.

  • Alter Trading
  • Belcan Engineering
  • Braas Company
  • Cobham Mission Systems
  • Derby Supply Chain Solutions
  • John Deere
  • KONE
  • Mandus Group Ltd
  • McLaughlin Body Company
  • PCT Engineered Systems, LLC
  • Shive-Hattery
  • Sivyer Steel Corporation
  • RFA Engineering
  • Trinity Supply Chain Solutions
  • UPS
  • Vizient, LLC