Undergraduate degree programs

Biomedical engineering (ABET)

This academically intensive bachelor of science program integrates engineering and biomedical sciences throughout the four-year curriculum. The program features seven semesters of engineering design and problem-solving focused on challenges at the interface of biology, medicine and engineering, as well as traditional classroom and laboratory learning. The design sequence culminates with the senior year Capstone design project, where students partner with an industry or clinic professional to design a solution to a real-world problem.

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Chemical engineering (ABET)

Chemical engineering applies knowledge in mathematics and science to chemical process design and optimization. Chemical engineers solve technical problems safely and economically for a wide range of industries including manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, and environmental health and safety, among others. Our curriculum builds on our faculty expertise in chemical engineering, applied to scientific advances in energy, nanotechnology, sustainable manufacturing and translational medicine.

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Civil engineering (ABET)

The undergraduate curriculum has been designed to provide a broad education in the basic sciences, mathematics and engineering sciences; civil engineering analysis and design; and application of the scientific and engineering principles and methods to civil engineering practice. The courses in civil engineering are arranged as groups, each representing an area of concern to contemporary society and industry. Realizing the social implications of the practice of civil engineering, the program also provides for the development of a background in economics, the social sciences, humanities, communication skills and related non-technical areas. Technical and design electives may be selected from one of these major areas according to the student's particular interest, or may be chosen from several areas in order to broaden one's knowledge. A student who contemplates continuing study at the graduate level should seek the advice of his/her faculty counselor in the selection of elective courses.

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Computer science (ABET)

The  computer science bachelor's program provides undergraduate students with a strong foundation in both computer science theory and programming practice necessary for solving real-world engineering problems. Through the use of state of the art software and hardware, students will learn to develop their theoretical and programming skills in order to allow them to apply these learned techniques to analyze a problem, evaluate possible solutions, and create a solution as part of a program development team. The program prepares students for engineering careers in software design, intelligent systems, big data systems and analytics, computer systems and network design, software system security and bioinformatics.

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Computer technology

The computer technology bachelor's program is an interdisciplinary program. Students have the opportunity to take engineering technology and computer science courses. This exposes students to more faculty members, more cutting-edge technology, and more ideas. While students cross-train they also have the opportunity to work with students from both departments, so they graduate with an extended "personal network" as well.

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Construction management

The construction management bachelor of science program includes coursework on construction project management, estimating, scheduling, safety, legal and professional aspects, specifications, computer applications and a capstone project. Additional courses from the Business School on accounting, marketing, and management complement the program. Co-op and internship opportunities are available to the students in summers as well as the academic year.

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Electrical/electronic engineering technology (ABET)

The bachelor's degree in electrical electronic engineering technology prepares students for diverse and dynamic careers in industry. Electrical/electronic engineering technologists use the principals of science and math to solve problems in industry and business, both in the public and privatize sectors. They work alongside engineers, independently, as well as in a supervisory capacity. This field is in touch with a wide and growing range of applications of technology, and therefore has many applications in today's workforce.

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Electrical and computer engineering (ABET)

A degree in electrical and computer engineering allows you to program computers and understand the computer hardware systems from the microchip level and up.  A creative, hands-on discipline with a vital math component, electrical engineering students learn to work with controls, computer systems, telecommunications, microchip design, fiber optics, remote sensors, circuits, and much more. Our capstone projects allow you to bring many of these tools to design, create and program innovative projects in a team environment. You will have the tools you need to create a faster smartphone, build automotive electronics, create the energy-efficient power systems of the future, understand embedded systems to develop smart robotics and even develop artificial intelligence and machine learning systems. With this versatile degree, you will have the background and the skill sets to design, build and program modern computing and engineering systems of today and tomorrow.

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Electromechanical engineering technology

The electromechanical engineering technology program offers an opportunity in interdisciplinary education, resulting from the implementation of electronics and computers in engineering systems. This major offers an individual plan of study with coursework in electronics, electrical, manufacturing, and mechanical areas, with appropriate prerequisite courses. It prepares graduates to work in instrumentation, controls, technical sales, and other areas requiring interdisciplinary preparation.

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General engineering

The bachelor of science in general engineering is a broadly-focused, interdisciplinary program that draws from all eight departments in the College of Engineering and strengthens students' grasp of concepts related to physics, design systems and mathematics. The program caters to first-year and transfer students alike, as well as international students from institutions affiliated with Wayne State through 3+1 agreements.

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Industrial engineering (ABET)

The industrial engineering bachelor's program at Wayne State is home to more than 80 full- and part-time students working to complete the 121 credits necessary for graduation. Our undergraduate degree is built upon a strong core of common courses generally completed in the freshman and sophomore years under the pre-professional engineering status. They satisfy the university general education requirements, and provide the foundation for more targeted study at the department level.

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Information technology

The information technology bachelor's program provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to select, develop, apply, integrate, and administer secure computing technologies to enable users to accomplish their personal, organizational, and societal goals. Core courses provide students with sufficient exposure to networking and system administration, web and multimedia content development, programming and application development, including database management systems and web applications. The program prepares students for careers in the broadly defined field of information technology or further academic study.

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Mechanical engineering (ABET)

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest and most versatile of the engineering professionals. Students in undergraduate study in ME have abundant career opportunities, even if they choose not to pursue advanced degrees. With our emphasis on human-centered design as well as the multidisciplinary nature of the curriculum and the university-wide initiative on sustainability, Wayne State's ME program prepares graduates for changing industry needs. 

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Mechanical engineering technology (ABET)

The mechanical engineering technology bachelor's program prepares students for diverse and dynamic careers in the industry. mechanical engineering technology bachelor of science graduates work in fields that require understanding of the relationships and dependencies among materials, product development, manufacturing systems and processes, or energy production, transformation and transmission (including alternative energy). This profession calls for a broad outlook on solving complex problems. It involves design, development and production. It keeps pace with ever-evolving technology, and mechanical engineering technologists serve as an interface between society and technology.

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Welding and metallurgical engineering technology

The welding and metallurgical engineering technology bachelor's program brings together the theoretical and practical aspects of welding and metallurgy to provide industry with engineers proficient in both areas.

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