About-Us

About-Us

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Vision

We aim to be the engineering school of choice for students of all backgrounds through engaged teaching and research to empower sustainable urban living.

Mission

Our mission is to provide a world class, engaged engineering education, graduating Ready-to-Go-Engineers prepared to solve real world engineering problems.

Core Values

  • We value diversity
  • We value a supportive atmosphere for all students, faculty, and staff
  • We value excellence in education, research and innovation
  • We value engaged students, faculty and staff

Summary

Engineering is fundamental and essential for solving the challenges facing humanity, including securing clean and sustainable energy, assuring economic growth, as well as developing affordable and high quality health care.  The Fenn College of Engineering address these challenges via focusing our teaching and research on the needs and resources of Northeastern Ohio, with the particular focus on Sustainable Urban Living.  We will center our attention around Innovative Manufacturing, Human Health, and Sustainable Design.

The faculty, students and staff of Washkewicz College are multicultural and diverse.  Building on President Berkman’s initiative on diversity, we will continue to work towards inclusiveness and equity so to create a welcoming environment for all members of the college.

Academics

The Washkewicz College of Engineering offers engineering degrees in the following engineering disciplines: Chemical and Biomedical, Civil and Environmental, Electrical and Computer, and Mechanical Engineering, as well as contemporary degrees in Electronic Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology. All of Cleveland State University's Engineering programs offer bachelor's and master's degrees in their respective disciplines. A college-wide interdisciplinary Doctorate in Engineering degree is also available, including a specialization in Applied Biomedical Engineering (in conjunction with the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation.)

The college is home to nearly 1,600 students and is located on the campus of Cleveland State University in the heart of downtown Cleveland - a highly industrialized metropolitan area that includes more than one-fifth of the state's population. Students have the option of participating in the University's Cooperative Education Program. A significant number of scholarships are available to new and current students, see our Scholarships section.

History of the Washkewicz College of Engineering

Since 1923, the Washkewicz (Fenn) College of Engineering at Cleveland State University has provided a tradition of high quality undergraduate and graduate education in engineering and engineering technology. In today's technology-driven world, engineering is increasingly important to the global marketplace. Because the present and future well-being of the United States is intrinsically linked with continued industrial growth, trained engineering professionals and technologists are thus increasingly in great demand.

In 2005, a new history of Washkewicz (Fenn) College, as told through photographs, was released by Arcadia Press, Campus History Series. The book contains rare photographs illustrating not only the academic history of the College, but also the campus life and times during which Fenn has made its mark.

Since its inception, Washkewicz (Fenn) College has worked hard to provide a quality education to those pursuing a technology career, regardless of background.