Department of Composite Materials Engineering

At Winona State University, we offer the Bachelor of Science in Composite Materials Engineering (CME), the only undergraduate CME program in the nation.

This program in Composite Materials Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET under the General Criteria as well as the Program Criteria for Materials, Metallurgical, Ceramics, and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

WSU Mission

Winona State University's mission is to enhance the intellectual, social, cultural, and economic vitality of the people and communities we serve.

We offer undergraduate programs based on the traditions and values of the arts and sciences and an array of graduate and professional programs that are especially responsive to the needs of the Upper Midwest.

We prepare our graduates to serve generously, lead responsibly, and respond imaginatively and creatively to the challenges of their work, their lives, and their communities.

We are a community of learners improving our world.

CME Mission

The mission of the Composite Materials Engineering program is to develop creative minds and innovation in the field of composite materials through education, applied research, and scholarly pursuits in collaboration with the composites industry and community.

Program Educational Objectives

We strive for CME graduates, after working a few years in the profession or pursuing graduate studies, to become engineers who:

  • apply their knowledge and expertise to develop innovative and effective solutions for the composites industry.
  • communicate and work effectively in diverse environments.
  • grow and develop professionally.

Student Outcomes

We aim for CME students to gain the following abilities upon graduation:

  1. to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, societal, environmental, and economic contexts.
  5. to function effectively in a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.