Mission and Strategic Plan

Mission: Who we are

At Wayne State University, the mission of the College of Engineering is to:

  • Deliver mastery of engineering principles, advanced knowledge of the latest techniques in discipline, and the ability to innovate in a global economy. 

  • Engage faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in basic & applied research leading to innovative solutions which establish our prominence as a leading research institution in an evolving world. 

  • Promote entrepreneurship for students & faculty. 


Vision: Who we strive to be

The vision of the College of Engineering is to be a premier engineering college known for improving quality of life through education, innovation & entrepreneurship.

Planning purpose

The purpose of this plan is to provide a roadmap for efficiently achieving our long term goals and to bring to life the High-Impact Practices of Student Success:

  • Experiential learning through co-ops and internships
  • Hands-on experience
  • Global experience
  • Community engagement
  • Undergraduate research

While we realize no plan can accurately predict the challenges that lay ahead, the action plans that follow provide a basis for acknowledging what has helped the College to achieve past success and anticipate a path for navigating future opportunities.

The planning period is for the 2012 -2017 academic years.

Full Strategic Plan (2012-2017)