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School of Engineering

Welcome to the WIU School of Engineering, and the home of the newest ABET accredited engineering program in the State!

Western Illinois University offers a multidisciplinary degree that allows students to build specialization on top of a fundamental core of subjects from Math, Science, Mechanics, Materials, Electronics, Robotics-Automation, Thermo-Fluids, Structures, Engineering Management, and Design. Why? Because we live in a multi-disciplinary world and these are the subject areas you need to master if you are going to remain competitive in this century!

Western Engineers can chose from six “emphasis” areas in Mechanical, Civil, Computer-Electrical, Manufacturing-Quality, and Materials Engineering, and Engineering Management. We encourage you to take electives in more than one emphasis area since this makes you more valuable to potential employers and gives you greater flexibility in career paths. The beauty of our program is that you make the decision of which area you want to specialize in at the beginning of your senior year! So if you are undecided and want to do an internship before making your choice, you can do it! That’s flexibility!

Entrepreneurial Engineering, Innovation, Leadership...are the hallmarks of this program!

ABET Accreditation

ABET Accredited

ABET accreditation is an essential indicator that WIU's engineering program is recognized internationally for its quality and best practices in engineering education.

On the 23rd of August 2012 the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) granted accreditation to Western Illinois University’s Engineering program. It retroactively covers all our graduates. Learn more about ABET Accreditation.

WIU Engineering Students on the ground floor for a manufacturing revival!

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students working in QC manufacturing lab

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School of Engineering Open House Dates

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  • April 4, 2014: 2-4 pm
  • April 25, 2014: 2-4 pm

News & Information

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

May 25, 2011 - The Engineering Programs First Graduates Pass the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

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

May 15, 2011 - Engineering Program Graduates First Two Students