School of Engineering

Engineering Program News

September 4, 2012 - WIU Engineering Degree Achieves Milestone with ABET Accreditation

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL - Three years after the first engineering class began at Western Illinois University, President Jack Thomas has announced the accreditation of WIU's Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET (the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)...

May 24, 2011 - Study Shows Engineering Majors Yield Highest Salaries

A new study by Georgetown University advises college-bound students to be choosey when selecting a major...

May 15, 2011 - 240 Graduate from Western Illinois

MOLINE, Illinois - ...Others among the 240 graduates at the Quad-Cities campus include WIU's first-ever engineering degree graduates. Derek Bloomfield, of Viola, and Blake Widick, of East Moline...

November 4, 2010 - WIU Riverfront Campus on Track to Debut in 2010

MOLINE, Illinois — Construction season is in full swing along Moline's River Drive. That's where work continues on the Riverfront Campus for Western Illinois University. It's a concrete endorsement for WIU's fundraising campaign....

August 19, 2009 - WIU-QC Engineering Program Ribbon-Cutting

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Nearly one year ago, Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) approved Western Illinois University's longstanding plan to offer a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree. Today (Aug. 19), officials from Western Illinois University, the City of Moline, Renew Moline, the Quad Cities Illinois Chamber of Commerce and several other organizations brought that plan full-circle when the Caxton Block Building in Moline (IL) was dedicated as the new temporary home for the WIU engineering degree program....

February 25, 2009 - WIU Receives $1 Million for Quad Cities Engineering Program

MOLINE, IL – The Western Illinois University-Quad Cities campus has received $1 million in contributions from the John Deere Foundation and The Moline Foundation for the University's new engineering program that will begin this fall....