Undergraduate experience

Building the foundation for engineering education begins with challenging math and science courses. Basic Engineering (BE) 1200 Design in Engineering introduces you to engineering through engaging group projects, focusing on CAD/3D printing, Arduino Micro Controllers, and Bio/Chem CAD/3D printing. It's a three-credit, mandatory course offered every Fall/Winter/SS term. Teams showcase their projects at the First-year spotlight on design.

To ensure a smooth transition into college life, BE 1060 lays the groundwork for success. This one-credit course, fulfilling the WSU 'Wayne Experience' requirement, is taught by engineering advisors. It familiarizes you with WSU's resources and processes, tailored from an engineering and computer science perspective.

For students interested in engineering but lacking the necessary science or mathematics background for the prescribed four-year curriculum, the Engineering EOS program (formerly Engineering Bridge) is available. This program is specifically designed for those requiring placement in Calculus I and aims to bridge the gap for a seamless entry into the engineering curriculum.

Tailored guidance

With eight departments and dedicated advisors, the College of Engineering ensures personalized guidance for each program. First-year students should consult their advisors to register for the right courses and sections. Sign up for orientation sessions to plan your academic journey and discover which courses align with your goals, considering your high school curriculum and AP/IB achievements.

Forge connections

Connect with fellow students by joining a student organization. These groups provide social, professional, and academic opportunities throughout the year. 

Jumpstart your M.S. degree

Take advantage of the WSU Senior Rule, allowing students in their last undergraduate semester with a minimum 3.0 upper-division GPA to enroll in a limited number of graduate credits at the undergraduate tuition rate, to apply towards a master's degree.

Additionally, consider expediting your master's degree through the Accelerated Graduate Enrollment (AGRADE) program. Upon reaching at least 90 credits, collaborate with both your undergraduate and graduate advisors to create a plan, utilizing 16 credits of coursework for both your B.S. and M.S. degrees at Wayne State.

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