WWU To Offer Master of Engineering Program

A master’s of engineering degree (M.Eng.) will be offered by the Walla Walla University School of Engineering as early as September 2022. 

The one-year program will provide a focus on expanding technical knowledge and preparation for business and project management in the engineering profession. The program will allow current undergraduates the opportunity to obtain a master’s and extend their expertise into another discipline with little disruption. The program is also designed to be accessible to working professionals; courses will be taught with occasional in-person attendance or one-week immersive experiences. 

The mission of the master of engineering program is to develop competent and compassionate engineering professionals who lead with integrity at the forefront of their fields.

School of Engineering Facts

  • 98% of 2020 students placed in grad school or engineering careers within 12 months of graduation
  • #1 most diverse engineering program in the Northwest
  • $100k+ in engineering scholarships given to students in addition to WWU scholarships
  • 4 of 5 past student body presidents were engineering majors; engineering promotes leadership and service
  • 75 years since the founding of the School of Engineering

Students will complete coursework in three core areas: engineering specialty, research and design theory, and project management and decision-making. With over 32 elective courses, students will be able to customize their coursework and projects to align with their professional goals. Students with mathematics or sciences backgrounds will also be well-positioned to join the program. 

Students in the M.Eng. program will benefit from the 75-year history of excellence in engineering instruction in the WWU School of Engineering. The master’s program will build upon the WWU bachelor of engineering program, which has been continually accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for 49 years. 

“As the flagship engineering program in Seventh-day Adventist higher education, offering a graduate program is the next innovative step in preparing professional engineers for leadership in this growing field,” said Pam Cress, associate vice president for graduate studies. 

For more information on the program and to be notified when applications are open, email engineering@wallawalla.edu

The M.Eng program is pending final approval by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Featured in: May/June 2022