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Wichita State University - 2017

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Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

Wichita State University’s College of Engineering is committed to serving as an essential educational and economic driver for Kansas and the greater public good. With an emphasis on experiential learning, our program uses applied learning and research to unleash student creativity, cultivating the entrepreneurial mindset and skillset necessary for our graduates to advance economic and technological prosperity, health and well-being in the region and beyond.

The College offers nine bachelor's degree programs, eight master's degree programs, and four doctoral programs, in six departments. The faculty are actively engaged in basic and applied research. Typical fields of specialization include aerodynamics, cybersecurity, fluid mechanics, propulsion, structures, solid mechanics, composites, dynamics and control, communication theory, signal processing, control theory, digital systems, energy and power systems, thermodynamics, heat transfer, engineering materials, engineering design, kinematics, operations research, management science, manufacturing processes, and human factors.

Evening course sections accommodate working and part-time students. The key pillars of the curriculum are mindset, skill-set, and hands-on experiences. A strong co-operative engineering education program allows students to gain a variety of industrial work experiences, and the University's location in the state's manufacturing center encourages frequent interaction with practicing engineers.