Engineering: About

There are many things to be proud of at Aquinas.  Recognized nationally, and awarded for our strong academic programs, athletics, success in sustainability and service efforts, and above all the outcomes of our students.  

  • Celebrating our distinctly Catholic and Dominican roots, Aquinas was awarded a Top 50 Catholic College (2015 Rankings of Best Catholic Colleges and Universities). 
  • Aquinas was also ranked the #11 Best Value Midwestern School (2019 U.S. News & World Report) 
  • #41 Best Midwestern Regional University (2016 2016 Rankings). 
  • Aquinas has an extremely high placement rate, where 90% of our 2014 graduates were either employed or in graduate schools within six months of graduation. 
  • Over the history of the athletic department, Aquinas athletics has boasted over 250 NAIA All-Americans and over 375 Academic All-Americans. 
  • AQ has been listed on the Sierra List of Greenest Colleges. 
  • Our commitment to service has awarded us with multiple Michigan Campus Compact Awards, including the Faculty Service Learning award, the Commitment to Service award, and the Heart and Soul award. 

Western Michigan University’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is located at the heart of the University’s Parkview Campus in Elson Floyd Hall. The $100 million facility was completed in the fall of 2003. Among its features:

  • A 265-acre campus, three miles south of WMU’s main Kalamazoo campus, also includes a Business Technology and Research Park, home to 44 companies in life sciences, information technology and advanced engineering.
  • More than 3,000 engineering students, including 450 master of science students and 142 doctoral students.
  • 90 highly accomplished faculty
  • 323,000 square feet of research and learning space
  • 75 laboratories for undergraduate and graduate research
  • 7 computer teaching labs
  • Build bridges. Design a solar car. Fly drones. Race a concrete canoe. Our 30+ engineering student organizations, many affiliated with professional societies, promote networking, hands-on experiences, design/build opportunities and a chance to compete on a regional, national or international level.

Career Services

students working together building something

WMU’s Office of Career and Student Employment Services provides students and alumni with services and programs focusing on finding employment, exploring options and career management including career advising, career events, career planning and assessment, student jobs and employment, and internships and co-op opportunities.

Students can also utilize the Aquinas Advantage Center who will further assist with providing you resources to successfully develop your career. Resources include support with internships, research, study away opportunities, international services and career services.