Engineers are problem solvers. Imagine being thrust into the forefront of a resurgent U.S. manufacturing industry as you prepare to answer the environmental, health and societal challenges facing traditional manufacturers. Or perhaps you are more driven to perform cutting-edge research in connectivity and mobility, accelerating understanding in areas such as connected health; public safety; the environment; traffic management; computing infrastructure; and food, energy and water distribution. These projects — 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.
Our goal is to prepare students for exceptional technical careers as leaders and entrepreneurs. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the average starting salary projections for engineering graduates has grown to $71,516 for the Class of 2021. Even as an undergraduate student, it's never too early to start thinking about your career prospects.
But how can Wayne State help you reach your goals?
You'll benefit from our diverse, supportive and inclusive environment, nestled in a vibrant Midtown Detroit location that will inspire you to follow in the footsteps of the visionaries who built this proud city. Working cross-culturally within our 3,400-member student body — which represents nearly 40 countries — will help you succeed as a student and a professional, at home and around the globe. These people will be your research partners in the labs, your friends and colleagues in our more than 20 student organizations, and your cohort of future Wayne State engineers ready to change the world.
Wayne State's unique urban setting also provides access to a host of industry partners and area employers located right down the street, plus countless volunteer and research opportunities that will contribute to Detroit's resurgence and make a profound difference in the community.
We have always been at the forefront of learning and discovery. Find out what our more than 30,000 living alumni already know — what it means to be a Wayne State engineer.
I chose Wayne State because of its research capability and friendly environment. Being welcomed as an international student at WSU is something that makes me feel good about my choice.
Civil Engineering PhD student
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