School of Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Why Choose Engineering at WIU?

  • State-of-the-art computer labs and equipment for teaching and learning
  • Opportunities for real world experience through required internship and senior design projects
  • $55,000-$65,000 average starting salary for Engineering majors
  • Program accreditation through ABET
  • #7 on the 15 best list of "Best Affordable Mechanical Engineering Degree Programs" - Affordable Schools, 2019

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Matt Toomey

Senior Engineering major, Matt Toomey, completed his internship at Raymond Corporation in Muscatine, IA where He worked as a design engineer. Matt said his internship was important because it strengthened his self-confidence and improved his professional communication skills.

"I came to understand my responsibility in a professional and ethical sense as I worked at Raymond. I spent a lot of time thinking about how my solutions would impact the company, the workers on the floor, and the end users of our product. I have grown so much through my time at Raymond."

-Matt Toomey, '19


  • 3M Engineering Scholarship ($1000)
  • Derek Bloomfield Engineering Scholarship ($1000)
  • Lavern & Nola McEntire Engineering Scholarship ($2000)
  • Shive-Hattery Engineering Scholarship ($2000)