Admissions at the College of Engineering

Engineers are problem-solvers at the leading edge of everything — really. In a few years, you’ll be thrust into the forefront of the resurgent U.S. manufacturing industry, faced with challenges regarding the environment, health and society. Or perhaps you’ll find yourself in a laboratory dedicated to innovative research in connectivity and mobility; connected health; public safety; traffic management; computing infrastructure; or food, energy, and water distribution.

Projects like these — and many more within our 50 degree and certificate programs — are evidence of the Wayne State University College of Engineering's commitment to improving quality of life. Apply today to start your pursuit of a meaningful career in engineering!



Why apply to Wayne State College of Engineering?

Best investment for your future

Prepare to launch or accelerate an exceptional technical career as a leader, problem-solver, and entrepreneur. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), engineering graduates from the Class of 2024 are expected to earn the highest salaries among all majors, followed by computer science graduates. Engineering and computer science graduates earn an average starting salary between $74,778 and $76,736 — an immediate return on investment for your high-effort, high-reward degree.

Proximity to Detroit

Thrive in our diverse, supportive, and inclusive campus nestled in the vibrance of Midtown Detroit. Among 3,400 peers representing nearly 40 countries, you will research, forge friendships, collaborate in 20+ student organizations and establish lasting professional relationships. Form even more connections across the resurging technical community of Detroit through our industry partners, area employers, and research labs that are eager for your input.

Undergraduate admissions

Kick-start your career in Wayne State’s rigorous engineering bachelor’s degree programs. Apply through the Wayne State University application or Common App and indicate your desired program in the College of Engineering. On our test-optional application, you can tell us more about your passions and experience rather than just SAT/ACT scores. 

Admission is on a rolling basis. You can start your program in the fall, winter or spring/summer semester — to start in the fall, apply by Aug. 1!

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Graduate admissions

Expand your potential through graduate certificates, master’s degrees and Ph.D. programs at the Wayne State College of Engineering. Admission deadlines vary by program type and start date — begin your studies in the fall, winter or spring/summer semester. 

The fall semester application deadline for master’s programs (no GRE required) is July 15; for doctoral programs, apply by March 1

Note that you may still apply to our master’s programs after the deadline. We will continue to review applications until the start of the semester for both domestic and international applicants.

Application fees are waived for winter 2024, spring/summer 2024 and fall 2024 for all graduate applicants.

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Transfer to WSU College of Engineering

Access one-of-a-kind opportunities by transferring to Wayne State University. Whether you are shifting gears from another four-year institution or building on your community college experience, Wayne State’s engineering application is streamlined to make the transfer process flow smoothly. 

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Apply as an international student

Earn a world-class engineering degree at Wayne State College of Engineering. Admission requirements for international students are designed to give you time to obtain a visa before your semester begins — if you live outside the U.S., the fall application deadline is May 15

We offer many STEM degrees that may qualify you to apply for an Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension of your 12-month OPT employment authorization.

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Tuition and financial aid

Position yourself for long-lasting success through Wayne State’s easy-to-navigate, affordable tuition and fees. We offer a wide variety of tuition assistance programs, including the Wayne State Guarantee, grants and loans, and extensive scholarship opportunities. Wayne State College of Engineering admissions awards dozens of undergraduate endowed scholarships each year and supports graduate students through scholarships, assistantships and travel grants.

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Start your application to the College of Engineering!  

With affordable tuition, flexible enrollment timelines, and high return on investment — WSU College of Engineering equips you to thrive as a student and as a professional. 

Take the next step: complete your application and start your journey toward becoming an engineer!