Western Michigan University - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Western Michigan University
Mailing Address: College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
1903 W Michigan Ave
City: Kalamazoo
State: MI
Postal Code: 490085314
Country: United States
Phone 269-276-3253
Fax: 269-276-3257
Website: https://wmich.edu/engineer

Head of Institution

John Dunn
President
Office of the President
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5202
Phone: 269-387-2351
Fax: 269-387-2355
john.dunn@wmich.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Scot Conant
Manager for Recruitment and Outreach
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Western Michigan University
Engineering and Applied Sciences
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5314
Phone: 269-276-3272
Fax: 269-276-3259
scot.conant@wmich.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Andrew Kline
Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Western Michigan University
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5314
Phone: 269-276-3252
andrew.kline@wmich.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus URBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: No
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Kalamazoo
This city's population (approx.): 76,041
Distance from Main Campus: 1

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 18,313
Total Graduate enrollment: 4,939
Total Professional and other enrollment:

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Communications, Education, Fine arts, Medicine, Natural sciences, Nursing, Health & Human Services, Arts & Sciences, Aviation

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

High School courses--English (4 years), Mathematics (3 years), Biological and physical sciences (2 years), History and the social sciences (3 years).
Primary consideration for admission to the institution to an undergraduate degree program is given by high school grades in college preparatory subjects, mix of college preparatory courses, scores on the ACT/SAT, trend of grades throughout high school, and rank in class. Admission requirements to pre-engineering and engineering technology programs are the same as for the institution.

Recommendations

High School courses - Mathematics (4 years) biological and physical sciences (3 years with at least 1 year of laboratory course), world history (1 year), American history (1 year), foreign language (2 years), computer literacy (1 year of hands on experience), fine and performing arts (2 years).

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Houssam Toutanji
Dean
Engineering and Applied Sciences
Western Michigan University
Engineering and Applied Sciences
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5314
Phone: 269-276-3253
Fax: 269-276-3257
houssam.toutanji@wmich.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S., B.S.E.
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.S. without thesis, but with project or report, M.S.E.
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Chemical and Paper Engineering Both Kecheng Li Other Engineering Disciplines
Civil and Construction Engineering Both Osama Abudayyeh Civil Engineering
Computer Science Both Steve Carr Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Both Steven Durbin Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems Both Steven Butt Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management Both Steven Butt Engineering Management
Interdisciplinary - Engineering and Applied Sciences Both Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Both Koorosh Naghshineh Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Center for Advanced Smart Sensor and Systems Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL Massood Atashbar
Center for Advancement of Printed Electronics Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL
Center for Coating Development Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL
Center for High Performance Computing and Big Data Computer Science (inside engineering) INCOLL
Center for Information Technology and Image Analysis Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL
Center for Ink and Printability Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Dan Fleming
Center for Integrated Design Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering INDEPT Mitchel Keil
Center for Recycling Technology Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL
Center of Excellence in Engineering Education Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Edmund Tsang
Ctr for Advanced Vehicle Design and Simulation Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL
Human Performance Institute Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering INCOLL Tycho Fredericks
Manufacturing Research Center Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering INCOLL John Patten
Moldflow Center of Design Excellence Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering INDEPT Jay Shoemaker
Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities Civil/Environmental Engineering INCOLL Jun Oh

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical and Paper Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.S.E.) Chemical Engineering
Chemical and Paper Engineering Paper Engineering (B.S.E.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Civil and Construction Engineering Construction Engineering (B.S.E.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Civil and Construction Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.E.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science, Theory & Analysis (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (B.S.E.) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.) Electrical Engineering
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management Manufacturing Engineering (B.S.E.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering (B.S.E.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Interdisciplinary - Engineering and Applied Sciences Undeclared Engineering (General)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.E.) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Aerospace Engineering (B.S.E.) Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Aeronautical Engineering (B.S.E.) Aerospace Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical and Paper Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.S.E.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Construction Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S.E.) Civil Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (M.S.E.) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.) Electrical Engineering
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management Industrial Engineering (M.S.E.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.E.) Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical and Paper Engineering Paper & Printing Science (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Chemical and Paper Engineering Paper & Imaging Science & Engineering (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Computer Science Computer Science (Ph.D.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Interdisciplinary - Engineering and Applied Sciences Engineering and Applied Sciences: Applied Sciences (Ph.D.) Aerospace Engineering
Interdisciplinary - Engineering and Applied Sciences Interdisciplinary Evaluation (Ph.D) Other Engineering Disciplines
Interdisciplinary - Engineering and Applied Sciences Engineering and Applied Sciences: Engineering (Ph.D.) Engineering (General)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

BSE programs require 126 to 135 semester credits, depending on major selected.

Master's Degree Requirements

GPA requirement: 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Master's with Thesis--Credit hours required for degree: 30. Master's with project or coursework only--Credit hours required for degree: 30 to 36 hours, depending on program.

Doctoral Degree Requirements

Minimum GPA of 3.25. 45 credit hours beyond the master's degree including 15 credit hours of dissertation. Residency requirement of 2 to 4 semesters. Comprehensive examination and oral dissertation defense.

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Chemical and Paper Engineering
  1. RFID Printing
  2. National Infrastructure
  3. Biosensors
  4. Pharmaceutical Formulations
  5. Lattice Boltzmann Simulation
  6. Lipid Chemistry for Treatment of Atherosclerosis
Civil and Construction Engineering
  1. Structural Engineering
  2. National Infrastructure
  3. Transportation Engineering
  4. Construction Engineering Management
Computer Science
  1. Numerical Integration
  2. Databases
  3. Software Engineering
  4. Formal Specification and Software Engineering
  5. Distributed and Parallel Systems
  6. Networks
  7. Computer Security & Privacy
  8. Big Data
  9. Machine Learning
  10. Compiler Optimization
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. Computational Intelligence/Non Linear Systems
  2. Embedded/Reconfigurable Digital Systems
  3. Power Systems/Electrical Drives
  4. Wireless Systems/RFID
  5. NanoSensors
  6. Digital Signal/Image Processing
  7. Semiconductor materials and devices
  8. Multicore computer architecture and scheduling algorithms
  9. Algorithm development/ Big Data problems
  10. Biological Neuro-networks
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management
  1. Quality/Process Management
  2. Precision Engineering
  3. Ergonomics/Human Factors
  4. Empathic Design/Customer Discovery
  5. Machining of Ceramic Materials
  6. Environmentally Benign (Green) Manufacturing
  7. Reliability Engineering
  8. Applied Operations Research
  9. Applied Statistics
  10. Engineering Systems Change Management
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  1. Alternative Energy/Fuel Cells
  2. Solid Mechanics
  3. Thermoelectronics
  4. Micro and Nano-Technology
  5. Exp./Computation Fluid Mechanics
  6. Noise and Vibration
  7. Fatigue prediction/modeling
  8. Advanced Aircraft propulsion
  9. Powertrain system design
  10. Materials

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Pi Mu
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Tau Beta Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • Am. Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Am. Inst. of Chemical Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Heating, Refrig. and Air Condit. Eng.
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Assoc Gen Contractors of America
  • Engineers without Borders
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Soc. for Automotive Engineering
  • Soc. of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society for Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Computer Club
  • Graphic Arts Society
  • Technical Association of Graphic Arts
  • The Sunseeker Project
  • Ts'ai Lun
  • Western Aerospace Launch Initiative (WALI)

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

Freshmen are required to attend a two-day orientation which assists in planning for a successful academic transition from high school to college. The Academic Skills Center offers free services designed to strengthen learning skills and enhance academic achievement. Disability Services for Students assists in finding effective accommodations, maximizing abilities and gaining independence. The Counseling Center offers personal and educational counseling. Career Services assists with total job search planning as well as career planning. The Division of Multicultural Affairs offers support services for under-represented minorities.
Beginning Fall 2005, with the support of a grant from the National Science Foundation STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP), learning communities were created for first-year students. The learning community consisted of placing a group of 20 students into same three or four classes together, based on mathematics placement. In addition, a faculty mentor was assigned to lead each group to participate in co-curricular activities to learn about the engineering and applied science disciplines and college life. These co-curricular activities included field trips, lecture presentations, and cultural performances.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Students in each engineering program are required to complete a year-long design project. Many of these projects are industrially sponsored practical problems. Participation is encouraged in interdisciplinary design projects such as the Sunseeker solar car, concrete canoe, the Stryker Challenge, hydraulic bike, and the SAE Mini-Baja/Formula competitions. Each department administers its own capstone design projects with college-wide final presentations in a conference-style format open to the public.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The College offers four-year undergraduate degree programs in engineering, engineering technology, and applied sciences. The faculty members of the College combine scholarly knowledge with practical experience to provide an outstanding educational experience in and out of the classroom. Experiential undergraduate programs including laboratory experiences, student design groups, undergraduate research opportunities, internships/co-op/practicum/professional field experience opportunities provide for a rigorous presentation of theory and its practical application. Students receive individualized attention from full-time faculty in the classroom and in projects. Seniors are required to complete a capstone, team-design project presented at a college-wide conference.
Master programs based on thesis, project, or coursework and a number of Ph.D. graduate programs supported by the expertise of our faculty are available. Much of the graduate research is industrially sponsored balancing fundamental science with relevant applications. The college is home to several interdisciplinary research centers.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Chemical and Paper Engineering 8 1 4 13
Civil and Construction Engineering 3 4 2 9
Computer Science 6 5 2 13
Electrical and Computer Engineering 6 5 1 12
Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems 0 0 0 0
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management 9 4 2 15
Interdisciplinary - Engineering and Applied Sciences 0 0 0 0
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 12 3 3 18
Totals: 44 22 14 80

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Chemical and Paper Engineering 1 3 4 0.00
Civil and Construction Engineering 1 3 4 0.00
Computer Science 0 2 2 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 2 2 0.00
Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems 0 0 0 0.00
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management 2 5 7 0.00
Interdisciplinary - Engineering and Applied Sciences 0 1 1 0.00
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 0 5 5 0.00
Totals: 4 21 25 0.00

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Chemical and Paper Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Civil and Construction Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Science 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems 0 0 0 0.00
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management 0 0 0 0.00
Interdisciplinary - Engineering and Applied Sciences 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 0 0 0 0.00

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical and Paper Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 6 2
Civil and Construction Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Computer Science 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 5 1
Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 9 0
Interdisciplinary - Engineering and Applied Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 11 1
Totals: 3 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 1 0 0 0 19 5 0 0 39 5

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical and Paper Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Civil and Construction Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
Computer Science 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 1
Interdisciplinary - Engineering and Applied Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Totals: 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 9 3 0 0 17 5

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical and Paper Engineering 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Civil and Construction Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Interdisciplinary - Engineering and Applied Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2
Totals: 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 9 5

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

To be eligible for admission to the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, a student must have an ACT-MATH score of 25 or higher (SAT-MATH 560 or higher), in addition to meeting the admissions requirement to Western Michigan University. Beginning students are enrolled in a pre-engineering/pre-engineering technology/computer science program upon admission to the University. They apply to a specific engineering and applied sciences program after satisfactory completion of a set of required courses.
Students with an ACT-MATH score of 20 to 24 (SAT-MATH 460-559) will be admitted to CEAS Exploratory. Upon successful completion of Algebra II (or equivalent) with a grade of 3.0 or higher in no more than two attempts, the student may apply for admission to the pre-engineering or pre-engineering technology or computer science curriculum.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Students declare an engineering major while in pre-engineering or pre-engineering technology. Enrollment in junior or senior level engineering and applied sciences courses is contingent on admission to that engineering and applied sciences program. Requirements for admission to an engineering and applied sciences program include satisfactory completion of a set of required introductory courses.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

TOEFL (Score: 550); MTELP (85%); TOEFL score can be 500 if student takes remedial English class during first semester. A 2.5 (C+/B-) GPA after grades are converted to a United States grading scale and a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL examination. Students who have a TOEFL score of 500 to 549 are required to take two remedial English classes during their first semester of enrollment.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Students declare an engineering and applied sciences major while in pre-engineering or pre-engineering technology. Enrollment in junior or senior level engineering and applied sciences courses is contingent on admission to that engineering and applied sciences program. Requirements for admission to an engineering and applied sciences program include satisfactory completion of a set of required introductory courses.

Residency Requirements

Half of the program must be from a four-year, accredited institution. At least 30 semester hours must be from WMU.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

At least a "C" average in 26 hours of transferable work. High school transcripts required if fewer than 26 hours will be transferred.

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $12,743 $28,101
Room & Board: $9,561 $9,561
Books & Supplies: $948 $1,052
Other Expenses: $2,366 $2,824
Estimated avg. course load per term: 15 15
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS)

Additional Financial Aid Information

Several sponsored scholarships are available to engineering students. Information can be obtained by accessing the web page of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Western Michigan University at http://www.wmich.edu/engineer/scholarships/ or by contacting the specific department.

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 1,562
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 1,332
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 335
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 48%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Reading Range:
Writing Range:
Combined Range:
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 28 24
Composite Range: 28 23

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Aeronautical Engineering (B.S.E.) 0 0 0 1 1 2
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.E.) 64 58 67 56 245 27
Chemical Engineering (B.S.E.) 30 55 45 70 200 33
Civil Engineering (B.S.E.) 33 29 38 54 154 14
Computer Engineering (B.S.E.) 21 20 22 18 81 12
Computer Science (B.S.) 30 57 66 45 198 50
Computer Science, Theory & Analysis (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 2
Construction Engineering (B.S.E.) 4 1 2 8 15 4
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.) 28 46 37 72 183 38
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering (B.S.E.) 15 15 14 30 74 16
Manufacturing Engineering (B.S.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 5
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.E.) 90 110 115 142 457 79
Paper Engineering (B.S.E.) 20 15 15 10 60 7
Undeclared 101 9 4 0 114 17
Totals: 436 415 425 506 1782 306

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aeronautical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 52 0 1 0 59 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 5 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 14 0 1 0 21 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 9 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 1 0 26 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 7 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 16 0 1 0 20 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 16 1 0 0 27 1
Women 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 1
Computer Science, Theory & Analysis (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Construction Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 1 0 26 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 10 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Manufacturing Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 16 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 53 3 3 0 84 3
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 0
Paper Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 14 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 0
Undeclared
Men 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 12 0 0 0 64 5 3 0 84 7
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 13 0 1 0 17 0
Totals: 55 3 1 0 14 1 0 0 11 0 31 1 0 0 309 11 15 0 436 16

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aeronautical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 40 3 2 0 51 3
Women 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 7 1
Chemical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 28 2 0 1 41 3
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 14 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 22 1 0 0 27 1
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 18 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 5 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 37 5 3 0 52 7
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 5 1
Computer Science, Theory & Analysis (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Construction Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 8 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 24 2 2 0 39 4
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 7 0
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 11 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 1
Manufacturing Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 16 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 4 0 6 0 0 0 67 6 1 1 99 7
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 11 0
Paper Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 12 1
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Undeclared
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 3 0 2 6 5
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 57 2 2 0 23 0 1 0 14 1 22 2 0 0 285 25 11 4 415 34

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aeronautical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 44 6 3 0 57 7
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 10 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 6 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 22 4 2 0 34 6
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 3 0 0 11 3
Civil Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 25 1 0 0 34 1
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 1
Computer Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 19 4 0 1 21 5
Women 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 4 0 3 1 0 0 45 10 1 0 62 11
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 1
Computer Science, Theory & Analysis (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Construction Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 22 4 1 0 35 5
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 10 1
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Manufacturing Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 13 0 0 3 5 0 1 0 2 0 4 1 0 0 81 15 2 0 108 19
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 7 1
Paper Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 0 0 13 2
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 2
Undeclared
Men 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 3
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 48 0 1 3 24 6 3 0 12 0 21 4 0 0 307 58 9 2 425 73

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aeronautical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 9 1 1 1 3 3 0 0 3 2 2 2 0 0 33 7 0 0 51 16
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 9 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 36 10 1 1 53 14
Women 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 10 4 1 0 17 6
Civil Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 9 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 36 8 0 0 49 10
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 5 1
Computer Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 14 4 0 0 17 5
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 1 1 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 35 18 2 0 42 26
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 2
Computer Science, Theory & Analysis (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Construction Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 6 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 9 2 1 2 4 0 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 40 20 1 0 60 25
Women 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 12 1
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 0 6 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 16 5 0 0 21 13
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 9 0
Manufacturing Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 10 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 5 1 5 2 0 0 106 40 4 1 135 45
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 4 0 0 7 4
Paper Engineering (B.S.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2 0 0 9 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Undeclared
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 63 12 9 5 24 8 1 0 13 7 20 13 0 0 367 134 9 4 506 183

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Aeronautical Engineering (B.S.E.) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 2 1
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.E.) 2 0 1 0 2 2 0 13 1 21 20 1
Chemical Engineering (B.S.E.) 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 22 0 27 18 9
Civil Engineering (B.S.E.) 6 0 3 0 3 2 0 23 0 37 33 4
Computer Engineering (B.S.E.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 2 1
Computer Science (B.S.) 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 29 1 35 32 3
Computer Science, Theory & Analysis (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 3 0
Construction Engineering (B.S.E.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 5 5 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.) 8 1 3 0 1 0 0 17 3 33 28 5
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering (B.S.E.) 4 1 0 0 1 2 0 18 0 26 25 1
Manufacturing Engineering (B.S.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.E.) 1 1 1 0 3 2 0 55 0 63 58 5
Paper Engineering (B.S.E.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 5 2 3
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 28 3 11 0 12 11 0 192 5 262 229 33

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aeronautical Engineering (B.S.E.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.E.) 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 12 1 1 0 21
Chemical Engineering (B.S.E.) 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 16 6 0 0 27
Civil Engineering (B.S.E.) 6 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 20 3 0 0 37
Computer Engineering (B.S.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
Computer Science (B.S.) 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 27 2 0 1 35
Computer Science, Theory & Analysis (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Construction Engineering (B.S.E.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.) 7 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 3 2 1 33
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering (B.S.E.) 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 17 1 0 0 26
Manufacturing Engineering (B.S.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.E.) 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 50 5 0 0 63
Paper Engineering (B.S.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 5
Undeclared 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 25 3 3 0 8 3 0 0 11 1 10 1 0 0 169 23 3 2 262

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

None offered.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Aeronautical Engineering (B.S.E.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.E.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Chemical Engineering (B.S.E.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Civil Engineering (B.S.E.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Computer Engineering (B.S.E.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Computer Science (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Computer Science, Theory & Analysis (B.S.) no Both None
Construction Engineering (B.S.E.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering (B.S.E.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Manufacturing Engineering (B.S.E.) no Both None
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.E.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Paper Engineering (B.S.E.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Undeclared no Both None

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Applicants for graduate programs in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences should have a bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field and a GPA of 3.0 (A=4.0) in their undergraduate work. Applicants with degrees in other related disciplines may be considered for admission after they have satisfactorily completed the necessary undergraduate prerequisite courses. University application deadlines are April 1 for the fall semester, August 1 for the spring semester. However, recommended deadlines for full consideration and financial aid are February 15 for fall and August 1 for spring.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

In addition to satisfying the general requirements of the Graduate College, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit GRE scores. The GRE general examination is required for admission to some graduate programs. Admission to some engineering graduate programs may require specific undergraduate majors or additional coursework appropriate to the discipline.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

International students must have a TOEFL score of at least 550 for full admission.

Residency Requirements

Contact Western Michigan University's Graduate College (269)387-8212 or specific departments for doctoral program residency requirements.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

A maximum of six credit hours may be transferred from other institutions and applied toward a student's master's program. Doctoral students must earn 30 credit hours of graduate course work plus disseration credit at Western Michigan University.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Graduate Group 1 Graduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $14,235 $29,118
Room & Board: $9,561 $9,561
Books & Supplies: $630 $630
Other Expenses: $3,929 $3,407
Estimated avg. course load per term: 12 12
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS)

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 1,006
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 583
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 159

Graduate

Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical Engineering (M.S.E.)
Men 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 1
Women 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 1
Civil Engineering (M.S.E.)
Men 36 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 42 11
Women 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 9 1
Computer Engineering (M.S.E.)
Men 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 3
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1
Computer Science (M.S.)
Men 25 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 29 4
Women 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.)
Men 43 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 44 11
Women 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 13 4
Industrial Engineering (M.S.E.)
Men 82 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 85 14
Women 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 2
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.E.)
Men 45 15 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 6 5 0 0 55 22
Women 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 6 5
Totals: 286 56 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 2 3 1 0 0 30 19 0 1 323 81

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Computer Science (Ph.D.)
Men 9 19 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 10 24
Women 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 5
Electrical & Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 16 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 17 16
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Engineering and Applied Sciences: Applied Sciences (Ph.D.)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering and Applied Sciences: Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 19 2
Women 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 6 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 7 5
Women 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 2
Interdisciplinary Evaluation (Ph.D)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 11 5
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Paper & Imaging Science & Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Paper & Printing Science (Ph.D.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 75 43 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 11 14 0 1 87 61

Graduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Chemical Engineering (M.S.E.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 6 5 1
Civil Engineering (M.S.E.) 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 24 19 5
Computer Engineering (M.S.E.) 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 9 7 2
Computer Science (M.S.) 19 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 25 17 8
Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.) 46 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 53 40 13
Industrial Engineering (M.S.E.) 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 22 21 1
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.E.) 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 13 12 1
Totals: 123 1 1 0 1 1 0 25 0 152 121 31

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering (M.S.E.) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6
Civil Engineering (M.S.E.) 18 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 24
Computer Engineering (M.S.E.) 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9
Computer Science (M.S.) 13 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 25
Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.) 34 12 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 53
Industrial Engineering (M.S.E.) 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 22
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.E.) 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 13
Totals: 96 27 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 22 3 0 0 152

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Chemical Engineering (M.S.E.) 0 0 0
Civil Engineering (M.S.E.) 0 0 0
Computer Engineering (M.S.E.) 0 0 0
Computer Science (M.S.) 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.) 0 0 0
Industrial Engineering (M.S.E.) 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.E.) 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 1
Electrical & Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 5 0
Engineering and Applied Sciences: Applied Sciences (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Engineering and Applied Sciences: Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1
Interdisciplinary Evaluation (Ph.D) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0
Paper & Imaging Science & Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Paper & Printing Science (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 3 0
Totals: 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 18 15 3

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Electrical & Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Engineering and Applied Sciences: Applied Sciences (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Engineering and Applied Sciences: Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Interdisciplinary Evaluation (Ph.D) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Paper & Imaging Science & Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Paper & Printing Science (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Totals: 9 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 18

Graduate

Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical and Paper Engineering
Total#: 5 Foreign: $128 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $204,477 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $44,763
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $249,368
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil and Construction Engineering
Total#: 26 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $547,931 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $8,954
State: $448,634 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,005,519
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science
Total#: 10 Foreign: $34,186 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $230,553 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $64,714
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $329,453
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Total#: 9 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $50,114 Industry: $27,460 Priv/Non: $48,618
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $126,192
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems
Total#: 4 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $48,287 Priv/Non: $5,436
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $53,723
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management
Total#: 9 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $88,091 Industry: $133,532 Priv/Non: $2,699
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $224,322
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Interdisciplinary - Engineering and Applied Sciences
Total#: 4 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $285,653 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $113,034
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $398,687
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Total#: 19 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $355,182 Industry: $130,008 Priv/Non: $183,903
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $669,093
Totals:
Total#: 86 Foreign: $34,314 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,762,001 Industry: $339,287 Priv/Non: $472,121
State: $448,634 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $3,056,357

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Advanced Smart Sensor and Systems
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Advancement of Printed Electronics
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Coating Development
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for High Performance Computing and Big Data
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Information Technology and Image Analysis
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Ink and Printability
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Integrated Design
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Recycling Technology
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center of Excellence in Engineering Education
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Ctr for Advanced Vehicle Design and Simulation
Total#: 1 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $133,328 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $133,328
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Human Performance Institute
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Manufacturing Research Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Moldflow Center of Design Excellence
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 1 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $133,328 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $133,328


Grand Totals:
Total#: 87 Foreign: $34,314 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $1,762,001 Industry: $472,615 Priv/Non: $472,121
State: $448,634 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $3,189,685

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

Include all expenditures associated with grants and contracts specifically budgeted for externally sponsored research and associated programs and expenditures associated with all gifts auditably used for research. Include expended funds provided by the following external sources:

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Government
  3. Foreign Governments
  4. Industry
  5. Non-Profit Organizations (e.g. foundations)
  6. Individuals
  7. Local Government

The expenditures reported should be only those funds provided by organizations, agencies, and individuals external to the institution. Cost sharing/matching funds should be included only if provided from sources external to the institution.

Only State government funds that were obtained competitively or as matching funds associated with other externally funded programs should be included. State funds that are part of the normal operating budget should not be included regardless of purpose.

For all joint or contracted projects or sub-projects, only the portion of the center research performed by faculty, staff, and students of the affiliated engineering school should be credited to that school. Expenditures for capital costs of research laboratory building construction should not be included.

Expenditures for research laboratory renovations should not be included unless the renovation funds expended came from grants and contracts expressly intended for the direct support of engineering research.

Any portion of academic year and/or summer salary for any researcher that is not derived from external research grants or contracts should not be counted.

Total #: Report total number of individual grants, not the total dollar amount of the expenditures.

Expenditures: Report actual expenditures (as opposed to authorization amounts) in U.S. dollars.

Time frame for expenditures: Report expenditures for your current fiscal year.

Research centers listed as "WITHIN an engineering department" on the Research Centers page (screen 7) of the College of Engineering Profile, will not have their expenditures added to the school's total research expenditures. Such expenditures can be included in the department total, while still being listed for the appropriate center. This allows users to list the expenditures in two areas without double-counting.

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Chemical and Paper Engineering

Major research activities are devoted to paper, inks, and biochemical engineering. Work is being conducted in the following research areas: barrier coating, printed electronics, 3-D printing, biosensors, nanoparticle synthesis, nanostructures, nanocoatings, crystal growth, pharmaceutical formulations, powder flow, drug release and development, tablet manufacturing and characterization, electrostatics and the subsequent characterization of the value-added engineered products for the applications in pharmaceutical industries, lipid chemistry to solving biological problems and studying lipids involved in medicine, development and delivery of novel therapeutics for treatment of atherosclerosis.

Civil and Construction Engineering

The Department of Civil and Construction Engineering has three focus areas at the graduate level: Construction, Structures, and Transportation. The faculty research is focused on the development, management and operation of national infrastructure. Research topics include construction project management, simulation of the construction environment, cyber-physical systems, infrastructure condition assessment and repair, structural systems for rapid bridge construction and deconstruction, earthquake engineering, highway congestion modeling and remediation, highway mobility by utilizing communication and software technology towards an intelligent highway system.

Computer Science

Research in Computer Science includes distributed computing, with load balancing and distributed data structures, software engineering, databases, and hardware/software verification. Theoretical mathematical topics such as Quasi-Monte Carlo techniques and extrapolation are also included. Methods of information visualization and user-friendly software interfaces are being developed. Research in designing, developing and implementing smart wireless sensor network systems for various pharmaceutical, military, environmental, and commercial applications is also underway. This research revolves around networking issues (in-network processing, communications, and data management) to form a sensor network consisting of tens to thousands of smart sensor chips. Operational research and artificial intelligence techniques are utilized to build highly scalable, secure, and resilient networked applications and infrastructure. Applications of this work include: location-aware services, context-aware services, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Vehicular networks, intelligent network and service management and planning of large-scale disaster recovery networks, war-area networks, and health-care intelligent services.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research is being pursued in intelligent sensor systems, micro and nano-electromechanical systems, digital image processing, pattern recognition, nonlinear circuits and systems, embedded and reconfigurable digital systems, intelligent systems using fuzzy logic, wireless technology including RFID, printed electronics, artificial and biological neural networks, power electronics, semiconductor materials and devices, electromagnetic compatibility, transformer design and characterization, multicore computer architecture and scheduling algorithms, and solution of big data problems.

Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems

Facilities for plastics processing research are extensive, with the emphasis on improvements to manufacturing methods and on alternative mold materials. Cast metals research encompasses the relationship between process enhancement and product quality. The Center for Integrated Design focuses on the fusion of design elements from computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided engineering (CAE) through virtual reality (VR) and rapid prototyping. Examples include the dynamic modeling of flexible components such as hoses on moving assemblies.

Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management

The graduate level research in the department is contained within 3 entities. The Human Performance Institute is an interdisciplinary center devoted to applied research, training, and outreach in the areas of occupational ergonomics, human factors, work design, and safety. The Institute specializes in product & safety system evaluation and design, healthcare modeling, and seating. The health systems decision support lab provides engineering solutions that improve the operations of public and individual health systems. Services include applied operations research and data analytics. The Engineering Management Research Laboratory performs and supports research on engineering management topics. Typical research includes investigation of the design and measurement of organizational variables such as culture, quality, and resilience. A Manufacturing Research Center conducts research in all areas of manufacturing, including cooperative research with industry, as well as other basic and applied projects in areas such as manufacturing processes, machining, precision engineering, metrology, and environmentally friendly and green manufacturing. Special expertise exists in machining of hard, brittle materials, such as semiconductors and ceramics.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Work is being conducted in both mechanical and thermal systems. A mechanical testing facility is well equipped for determining mechanical properties of materials under both static and cyclic (fatigue) loading conditions. A thermal systems laboratory is used to conduct research on convective and boiling heat transfer. A Noise and Vibrations Laboratory, with both an anechoic and a reverberation chamber, is used for research to reduce noise levels associated with consumer products. Current research in the Fluid Mechanics Laboratory uses non-intrusive techniques such as Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV) and Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence (PLIF) techniques to measure flow velocities and concentration. Experimental plasmadynamics research is conducted in the Aerospace Laboratory for Plasma Experiments. Alternative fuel and fuel cell research is another area of interest. Internal combustion research is conducted in the Combustion and Flow Research Laboratory. Design, fabrication and testing of micro actuators, micro sensors, and other small devices are performed in Micro and Nano Technology laboratory. Mechanics of structural composites are investigated in the Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory. Smart material research and nano-crystalline ceramic research are among other activities of the department.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center of Excellence in Engineering Education

The mission of the Center of Excellence in Engineering Education is to identify, develop, and apply effective learning methodologies for engineering education; identify, develop, and apply assessment tools to measure the effectiveness of engineering learning; conduct research in engineering education and engineering practice in collaboration with other educational institutions, community resources, industrial partners, and funding agencies; and to develop test sites which incorporate engineering education improvements, and disseminate effective teaching materials and practices developed through the ongoing work of the Center.

Ctr for Advanced Vehicle Design and Simulation

The Center for Advanced Vehicle Design and Simulation (CAViDS) in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is active in conducting applied research in ground vehicle engineering. We focus on dual-use technologies that can meet the needs of both the industry and the military. As a WMU Board-approved center of excellence, we research advanced analysis and simulation tools for vehicle system and components that will impact the competitiveness of our industry partners and the reliability of military vehicles.

Manufacturing Research Center

The Manufacturing Research Center (MRC) supports manufacturing industries by providing opportunities for collaboration with faculty and students, and by serving as a resource and partner to our constituents. The MRC is a multidisciplinary operation within the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS). The MRC emphasizes applied research in engineering and the manufacturing sciences. The MRC supports the following areas: manufacturing processes, material utilization, product and process development, quality initiatives, productivity and cost reduction programs, technology competitiveness, waste reduction, pollution avoidance, and energy conservation. The center has initiated a "green manufacturing" research program to specifically address the needs of industry to pursue environmental and energy conscious product design and manufacturing.

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Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Advanced Thermal Science
  • Advanced Vehicle Design and Simulation
  • Alternative Fuel and Fuel Cells
  • Alternative and Renewable Energy
  • Artificial and Biological Neural Networks
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Bridge Engineering and Management
  • Cast Metal Design
  • Center for Integrated Design
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Infrastructure
  • Coatings/Paints for Automotive Market
  • Communication Systems
  • Computation of Feynman Loop Diagrams
  • Control Engineering and Wireless Communication, Control Systems, and Fuzzy Logic
  • Database: Data Mining
  • Development of RFID technology for Packaging Materials
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Digital Systems Design
  • Dimensional Metrology
  • Direct simulation of interactions of flexible particles/polymers with flows
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Engineering Economy and Capital Budgeting
  • Ergonomic Eval., Analysis & Design
  • Fatigue and Fracture
  • Finite element modeling
  • Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics
  • Fuzzy Logic Tools and Unified Modeling Language
  • Green Manufacturing, Energy, Environmental
  • Human/Robot Interaction
  • Lean: Manufacturing and accounting
  • MEMS/NEMS
  • Materials and Processes for Printed Electronics
  • Medical Imaging Systems
  • Micro and Nano Technology
  • Micro and Nanofabrication Technology
  • Modeling Design
  • Nano and Micro Tribology
  • Noise and Vibration
  • Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation
  • Optical Measurements
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Organizational System Performance Improvement
  • Paper Dewatering and Kraft Chemical Recovery
  • Parallel Multivariate Integration
  • Plastics Process Improvement
  • Power Electronics
  • Precision Machining
  • Project management
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Security
  • Semiconductors and Ceramics
  • Software Verification
  • Stochastic Discrete Event Simulation (SDES)
  • Surface Modified Nano Pigment-Based Sustainable Barrier Coatings
  • Telecommunication and Computer Networks
  • Transportation Systems
  • Workplace Communication Enhancement

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Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Bachelor’s 2+2 dual degree programs in Civil Engineering and Industrial & Entrepreneurial Engineering with Anadolu University in Eskisehir, Turkey.

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Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Chemical and Paper Engineering
Appointments: 0 12 1 0 13
Stipends: $0 $867 $1,517 $0
Civil and Construction Engineering
Appointments: 0 15 2 0 17
Stipends: $0 $986 $1,517 $0
Computer Science
Appointments: 0 13 3 0 16
Stipends: $0 $1,528 $1,517 $0
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appointments: 0 10 0 0 10
Stipends: $0 $1,315 $0 $0
Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems
Appointments: 0 6 3 0 9
Stipends: $0 $1,055 $1,396 $0
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management
Appointments: 0 10 4 0 14
Stipends: $0 $1,359 $858 $0
Interdisciplinary - Engineering and Applied Sciences
Appointments: 0 0 4 0 4
Stipends: $0 $0 $1,327 $0
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Appointments: 0 19 12 0 31
Stipends: $0 $1,138 $1,293 $0
All Total Appointments 0 85 29 0 114

Engineering Technology Information

Head of Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology Information

Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

2-Year Degree 4-Year Degree Other
None B.S. None

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Engineering Departments


Engineering Department(s) Department Chair Discipline
Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems Steven Butt Industrial/Manufacturing Eng. Tech.

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Degree Programs


Technology Degree Program(s) Engineering Department Discipline(s)
Engineering Design Technology (B.S.) Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems Industrial/Manufacturing Eng. Tech.
Engineering Management Technology (B.S.) Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems Industrial/Manufacturing Eng. Tech.
Manufacturing Engineering Technology (B.S.) Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems Industrial/Manufacturing Eng. Tech.

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Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science programs in Engineering Technology require 124 to 128 semester credits, depending on major selected.

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Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems
  1. Process Management
  2. Cast Metal Design
  3. Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing
  4. Plastics Processing
  5. Virtual Reality
  6. Computer Aided Mfg
  7. Ctr for Integrated Design
  8. Advanced Material Processing
  9. Sustainable Design

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Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Tau Alpha Pi
  • Tau Beta Pi

Local Groups

  • Epsilon Mu Eta

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • Am. Foundryman's Soc.
  • Am. Soc. for Eng. Management
  • Soc. of Manufacturing Eng.
  • Soc. of Plastics Eng.

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Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society for Women in Engineering
  • Society of Hispanic Professionl Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

Freshmen are required to attend a two-day orientation which assists in planning for a successful academic transition from high school to college. The Academic Skills Center offers free services designed to strengthen learning skills and enhance academic achievement. Disability Services for Students assists in finding effective accommodations, maximizing abilities and gaining independence. The Counseling Center offers personal and educational counseling. Career Services assists with total job search planning as well as career planning. The Division of Multicultural Affairs offers support services for under-represented minorities.
Beginning Fall 2005, with the support of a grant from the National Science Foundation STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP), learning communities were created for first-year students. The learning community consisted of placing a group of 20 students into same three or four classes together, based on mathematics placement. In addition, a faculty mentor was assigned to lead each group to participate in co-curricular activities to learn about the engineering and applied science disciplines and college life. These co-curricular activities included field trips, lecture presentations, and cultural performances.

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Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Students in each technology program are required to complete a design project. Most of these projects are industrially sponsored practical problems. The department administers its own projects.

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College Description

Engineering Technology College Description and Special Characteristics

The technology programs emphasize solutions to industrial problems. Laboratory experiences are an integral part of our educational programs as our graduates prepare to enter the workforce.

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Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems 2 6 1 9
Totals: 2 6 1 9

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems 0 8 8 0.00
Totals: 0 8 8 0.00

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 5 1
Totals: 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 5 1

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0

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Admissions/Transfers

Admission to Engineering Technology College

Admission to the engineering technology department: At the time of admission to the institution. Beginning students are enrolled in a pre-engineering technology program upon admission to the University. They apply to a specific engineering technology program after satisfactory completion of a set of required courses.

Admission to an Engineering Technology Department

At the time of admission to the institution. Students declare an engineering technology major while in pre-engineering technology. Enrollment in junior or senior level engineering technology courses is contingent on admission to that engineering technology program. Requirements for admission to an engineering technology program include satisfactory completion of a set of required introductory courses.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

TOEFL (Score: 550); MTELP (85%); TOEFL score can be 500 if student takes remedial English class during first semester. A 2.5 (C+/B-) GPA after grades are converted to a United States grading scale and a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL examination. Students who have a TOEFL score of 500 to 549 are required to take two remedial English classes during their first semester of enrollment.

Residency Requirements

One-half of program must be from a four-year accredited institution. At least 30 semester hours must be from WMU.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

At least a "C" average in 26 hours of transferable work. High school transcripts required if fewer than 26 hours will be transferred.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students:
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students:

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Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $12,743 $28,101
Room & Board: $9,561 $9,561
Books & Supplies: $948 $1,052
Other Expenses: $2,366 $2,824
Estimated avg. course load per term: 15 15
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), FAFSA

Additional Financial Aid Information

Several sponsored scholarships are available to engineering students. Information can be obtained by accessing the web page of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Western Michigan University at http://www.wmich.edu/engineer/scholarships/ or by contacting the specific department.

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New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 96
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 64
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 17
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 38%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Reading Range:
Writing Range:
Combined Range:
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 27 25
Composite Range: 27 25

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Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Engineering Design Technology (B.S.) 8 17 29 35 89 14
Engineering Management Technology (B.S.) 4 16 20 20 60 13
Manufacturing Engineering Technology (B.S.) 5 16 9 26 56 20
Totals: 17 49 58 81 205 47

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering Design Technology (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Engineering Management Technology (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manufacturing Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 5 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 1 0 0 17 1

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering Design Technology (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1 0 0 13 1
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Engineering Management Technology (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 14 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Manufacturing Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 6 6 2 0 14 8
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 3 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 32 7 2 0 49 9

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering Design Technology (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 25 3 0 0 27 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Engineering Management Technology (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 15 1 0 1 17 3
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 1
Manufacturing Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 9 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 3 1 0 0 49 7 1 1 58 9

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering Design Technology (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 22 8 1 0 32 9
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 1
Engineering Management Technology (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 12 8 1 0 16 9
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Manufacturing Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Men 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 23 6 0 0 25 7
Women 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
Totals: 3 1 0 0 3 1 1 0 1 0 8 2 0 1 63 23 2 0 81 28

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Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Engineering Design Technology (B.S.) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 17 1 20 18 2
Engineering Management Technology (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 10 0 14 12 2
Manufacturing Engineering Technology (B.S.) 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 24 0 27 27 0
Totals: 1 0 1 0 2 5 0 51 1 61 57 4

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Engineering Design Technology (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 16 1 0 1 20
Engineering Management Technology (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 9 1 0 0 14
Manufacturing Engineering Technology (B.S.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 27
Totals: 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 1 0 0 49 2 0 1 61

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Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Engineering Design Technology (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Engineering Management Technology (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional
Manufacturing Engineering Technology (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Day Optional