Director: Dr. William Pratt
Office: WIU-Quad Cities, Caxton Block Building, 1701 River Drive, Moline, IL 61265
Telephone: 309/757-4780

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering addresses the need to increase the number of broadly educated engineers who have a strong grounding in multidisciplinary engineering fundamentals This integrated course of study prepares graduates to provide cross-discipline design solutions for the wide range of demands encountered by today's practicing engineers in consulting offices, manufacturing businesses, industrial companies, and government agencies.

The Engineering degree program is delivered at the WIU-Quad Cities campus and provides an integrated course of study. The program is a 2+2 degree completion program (junior and senior years) articulated with the pre-engineering transfer programs at the WIU-Macomb campus and community colleges in Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. Western's Quad-Cities based program is linked to Quad Cities businesses through required internships, cooperative education experiences, and capstone projects.


Students seeking admission to the Engineering program must have earned 45 semester hours of credit with an overall grade point average of 2.5, and a grade of "C" or better in MATH 133 and 134 (Calculus and Analytic Geometry I and II) and Physics 197 and 198 (University Physics I and II) or the equivalent transfer courses.

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science—Engineering

  1. University General Education Curriculum: 43 s.h.
  2. Core Courses: 22 s.h.
    ENGR 105, 241, 271, 330, 331, 499; MET 493†
  3. Options of Study (Select A or B)
    1. Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering
      1. Special Courses: ENGR 207, 251, 311, 345, 482; OM 352; PHYS 354 (21 s.h.)
      2. Directed Electives: ENGR/CS/PHYS/MATH Electives (6 s.h.)
    2. Electrical/Computer Engineering
      1. Special Courses: ENGR 385, 471, 477, 478; CS 211, 212, 214, 350; PHYS 320 (24 s.h.)
      2. Directed Electives: ENGR/CS/PHYS/MATH Electives (3 s.h.)
  4. Other Requirements*: 54 s.h.
    ECON 231; CHEM 201, 202; CS 225; MATH 133, 134, 231, 311, 333; PHYS 197, 198, 200, 201, 312; MGT 349

†MET 493 fulfills the Writing Instruction in the Discipline (WID) graduation requirement.

*13 s.h. may count toward the University General Education requirement.

Course Descriptions


105 (cross-listed with MET 105) Engineering Graphics/Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD). (3) An introduction to drafting including shape description, geometric construction, orthographic and isometric drawing, sectioning, dimensioning, applied descriptive geometry. Basic dimensioning, tolerancing, and pictorial drawings will be covered. An introduction to the use of computers for design of industrial prints of intermediate complexity. Not open to students with credit for MET 105. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab. IAI: EGR 941; IND 911.

207 (cross-listed with MET 207) Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting. (3) Principles and techniques of basic computer aided drafting. An introduction to the components of computer aided drafting including hardware and software. The basic application of software for lettering, multiview drawing, sectional drawing, dimensioning, and pictorial drawing. Not open to students with credit for ENGR 407,482 or MET 207, 407, 482. Prerequisite: ENGR/MET 105. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

241 (cross-listed with MET 241) Manufacturing Processes. (3) An introduction to production processes in manufacturing industries. Not open to students with credit for MET 241. 3 hrs. lect. IAI: IND 913.

251 Strength of Materials. (3) Introduction to stress and deformation analysis of basic structural materials subjected to axial, torsional, bending, and pressure loads. Prerequisite: Phys 200, ENGR 241. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

271 (cross-listed with MET 271) Introduction to Electronics. (3) This course provides a comprehensive study of electronic theory, practices, and fundamentals. Laboratory activities explore the underlying principles of DC and AC circuitry through measurement analysis and problem solving strategies. Not open to students with credit for MET 271. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

311 Fluid Dynamics. (3) Introduction to the concepts and applications of fluid mechanics and dimensional analysis with an emphasis on fluid behavior, internal and external flows, analysis of engineering applications of incompressible pipe systems, and external aerodynamics. Prerequisites: ENGR 211. 3 hrs. lect.; 1 hr lab.

330 Engineering Economics. (3) This course will explain and demonstrate the principles and techniques of engineering economic analysis as applied in different fields of engineering. This course includes economic alternatives for engineering projects, decision making analysis tools and simulations. Prerequisite: ECON 231 and junior standing. 3 hrs. lect.

331 Engineering Project Management. (3) This course covers project management as it relates to an engineer's responsibilities in a team environment during the development and successful completion of engineering projects. Topics include: roles and theories, project management techniques, ethics in engineering, safety management and liabilities. Prerequisites: MGT 349, OM 352. 3 hrs. lect.

345 (cross-listed with MET 345) Quality Engineering. (3) The study of statistical process control of manufacturing processes to include control charts, process capability studies, factorial designed experiments, and trouble shooting of processes. Not open to students with credit for MET 345. Prerequisite: junior standing. 3 hrs. lect. IAI: IND 914.

385 (cross-listed with MET 385) Digital Logic Industrial Application. (3) A study of logic control systems as they apply to the control of industrial processes. Laboratory exercises will include the design, fabrication, and testing of logic circuits and their application to industrial processes. Not open to students with credit for MET 385. Prerequisite: ENGR/MET 271. 2 hrs. lect; 2 hrs. lab.

471 Microelectronic Circuits. (3) This course covers analysis and design of microelectronic devices and circuits with industrial applications. Devices and circuits will include: digital, single-ended, linear amplifiers, and other integrated circuits. Prerequisites: PHYS 320. 3 hrs. lect.; 1 hr. lab.

477 (cross-listed with MET 477) Process Controllers. (3) Microprocessor and electronic programmable controller architecture and programming as used in the automation of machines and controls. Not open to students with credit for MET 477. Prerequisite: ENGR/MET 385 or permission of instructor. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

478 Industrial Controls. (3) This course will emphasize basic to advanced knowledge of methods used in industry to deliver, control, and monitor electrical devices. Course content will focus upon understanding and creating wire diagrams, selection of electrical devices and programmable logic devices applications. Prerequisites: ENGR 385. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

482 (cross-listed with MET 482) Computer Aided Design. (3) The application of computer aided design techniques utilizing industrial software within a minicomputer and workstation environment. Not open to students with credit for MET 482. Prerequisite: ENGR/MET 207. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

499 Senior Design. (2-4) Students working in teams solve an industry selected problem. Students will be required to research, provide analysis and solutions to assigned projects. The course will also focus upon communication, team building, and critical thinking skills. Prerequisites: Engineering major and senior standing. Arranged.

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