Composite Materials Engineering

Winona State University

The Winona State University Composite Materials Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

This is the only undergraduate program in the United States that offers a bachelor of science degree in composite materials engineering.

We strive to offer students the best hands-on education and have added more than $1 million worth of state-of-the-art equipment to our lab space for use in the classroom.

Take a Tour

Explore the learning spaces you'll work in as a Composite Materials Engineering major, like the Manufacturing Lab, Machine Shop, and Mechanical Testing Lab.

WSU Alum Adventure

Traveling the world while growing their startup, Ryan and Alex Duo Life, Ryan Gleason ’10 and his wife Alex are living their greatest adventure.

Our Graduates Work in Multiple Industries

The mission of the Composite Materials Engineering (CME) 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.

In fact, CME graduates have such extensive hands-on experiences complemented by in-depth classroom instruction that they are extremely sought out by employers in multiple industries.

  • Aerospace - satellites, space shuttles
  • Defense - protective body and vehicle armor
  •  Agriculture - body panels, cab interiors
  • Energy - Poles and cross arms for power transmissions, wind energy
  • Aircraft - lightweight jet, airplane parts
  • Marine - Boats, canoes and kayaks
  • Automotive - body panels, suspension parts
  • Materials - development and manufacturing processes
  • Biotechnology - prosthetics, implants, equipment
  • Sporting Goods - Bike frames, tennis rackets, golf clubs
  • Construction - bridge materials and infrastructure applications

Engineering for the Future

  • What types of materials are going to be used in automobiles in order to achieve 54.5 mpg by the year 2025?
  • What types of materials are allowing the major airplane manufacturers to achieve significant fuel savings?
  • What types of materials are found in the blades used on the wind turbines producing all that wind power now providing energy across the globe?

The answer to each question - composite materials.

If you're interested in learning how to design, fabricate, and test products made of composite materials, then explore the website and contact us to find what a Composite Materials Engineering degree will mean to you and your future career.