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The Bachelor of Science in Engineering, a multidisciplinary engineering degree, prepares graduates for technology leadership in the 21st Century.

Students take core classes in the following:

  • mechanical design,
  • materials,
  • electronics,
  • robotics,
  • thermo-fluid dynamics,
  • structural design,
  • and quality and technology management.

Completion of both a paid senior capstone design experience and internship with industrial partners gives our students real-world experience and an excellent beginning to their portfolio.

Expertise enhancing electives are offered in the senior year in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Materials Engineering, Quality/Manufacturing Engineering, and Engineering Management.

Students prepared to take Calculus I or at least Pre-Calculus (or Algebra & Trigonometry) are ready to enroll in our engineering degree program.

Possible Careers

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Quality/Manufacturing Engineer
  • Robotics/Automation Engineer
Why Study Engineering at WIU?

Our program of instruction emphasizes innovation, hands-on laboratories, excellent mentoring by faculty, low student to faculty ratios (generally 25 students or less), and portfolio building coursework with our industrial partners. Freshman and sophomore classes are offered by our many community college partners in Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri, and now at the new Riverfront Campus.

Our degree can be completed in four years (123 semester hours) - depending on a student's math preparation and Freshman/ Sophomore course offerings at the community colleges.

Instruction is delivered at Western's Quad-Cities new Riverfront campus in Moline.

ABET Accreditation

Western Illinois University’s Engineering program is formally accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Do you have questions regarding Engineering at WIU?

See our "Frequently Asked Questions"

At A Glance

  • Degrees Available: Bachelor of Science
  • Minor: No
  • Graduate Degree: No
  • Campus: Quad Cities


School of Engineering
109 Riverfront 1
Moline, IL 61265
Phone: (309) 762-3999 Ext. 62783
Fax: (309) 757-4785

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