Department of Engineering

Program Overview

Whether you want to lead an engineering project or prepare for graduate studies, Wheeling University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Science is a perfect choice.

The Engineering Science program offers students the best of two worlds: liberal arts and technology. In today’s society, engineers are expected to be professionally competent and also be aware of the ethical dimension of their work and its impact on the quality of human life. Engineers need to be articulate and precise in spoken and written communication. The combination of a strong scientific background with WU’s liberal arts core gives our Engineering Science graduates a competitive edge for career advancement.

The Engineering Science program is structured around electrical, industrial, and mechanical engineering topics and includes hands-on laboratory work. The curriculum includes paid internship opportunities, where you will gain real-world engineering experience, and a capstone project.

The curriculum covers all the topics tested in the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, Fundamentals of Engineering Exam, and Other Disciplines.


  • Our Engineering Science faculty, which includes retired military and a NASA scientist, are all highly dedicated to the education and growth of every student. Classes of 8 to 12 students allow for individual attention and hands on learning for every student.

Our introduction to engineering survey courses (EGR 101 and EGR 102) introduce all the engineering fields as well as engineering ethics and professional practice. Students learn to use Microsoft Excel and MATLAB software applications to solve engineering problems.

Mechanical Engineering courses include: Statics (EGR 243), Dynamics (EGR 244), Strength of Materials (EGR 245), Thermodynamics (EGR 317), Fluid Mechanics (EGR 328), and Materials Science (EGR 446). Students learn to use computer aided design (CAD) software and conduct experiments on our materials testing machines.

Students apply the principles of electricity to design analog and digital circuits, and study control theory as part of the electrical sequence (EGR 312, EGR 350, and EGR 430). The courses include extensive laboratory work using both passive and active circuit elements. Students also use MATLAB software to solve control problems and learn how to program an Arduino microchip.

Project Management (EGR 480) , Engineering Economics (EGR 420), and Operations Management (EGR 426) are three of our most popular courses and prepare students for the “business” of engineering.

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Every engineering science student completes a paid internship either full-time over the summer or part-time during a fall or spring semester. Local companies who have sponsored Wheeling University Engineering Science majors include:

Kalkreuth Roofing
Cardinal Health
Eagle MFG
JD&E Construction
Wheeling Hospital

Engineering Science majors pull it all together and apply their engineering knowledge, project management techniques, and inter-personal skills for their capstone engineering project during the Spring semester of their senior year. The 2018 capstone projects are an urban planning and design proposal for the Wheeling Island community that requires a design to float a tiny house on pontoons, and an evaluation of various energy saving technologies we’ve installed in our athletic complex.

Spotlight Student Video
McDonough Center Lighting Project