Global perspective

With one of the highest concentrations of engineers in the U.S., Detroit is one of the most powerful and influential cities in the world with the intellectual capacity to grow the automotive, manufacturing, advanced technology and health care sectors. As products are increasingly designed in the United States and manufactured abroad, or vice versa, it is essential that engineering students have a global understanding of different cultures in order to see the universal impact of their work.

Nearly 40% of Wayne State University's roughly 1,200 international students are in the College of Engineering. These students, who represent more than 20 different countries, benefit from a supportive and inclusive environment on Michigan's most diverse campus. The 30,000 living engineering alumni in almost 50 countries around the world further demonstrate the university's global impact.

Global experience programs form strong bonds between Wayne State and partner institutions all across the globe, providing engineering students the opportunity to work with an international cohort. These experiences include students traveling abroad to learn about different cultures, conduct research with international scholars, gain global industry experience and internships, and participate in service learning including social entrepreneurship ventures. Increased fluency in another language, a broader cultural perspective and an enhanced resume sets Wayne State students apart from others.