MajorApplied Engineering - Process Automation

A Bachelor of Science (BS) in applied engineering from Wichita State will give you knowledge and practical skills in engineering and technology fundamentals, engineering principles, instrumentation, mathematics, science, and applied design. You’ll have access to top-notch labs and technology—plus, applied learning and research opportunities on and off campus.

Learn how applied engineering - process automation is the right fit for you.

Robotics lab.
Applied engineering students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge to real industry problems in the Robotics and Automation Lab, part of WSU's National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR). 

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the College of Engineering, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU’s admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Robotics lab gives you real-world industry experience

Through the Robotics and Automation Lab, you have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real industry problems for real clients.

You'll do everything from researching how a robot could fix an industry problem and then programming it, to wiring and installing the robots. 


The process automation concentration brings together classroom and applied learning in mechanical, electrical and computer technologies. You’ll learn about robotics, automated manufacturing and packaging, aircraft, heating and cooling systems, renewable energy systems and more.


WSU’s vast industry connections—and experience-based learning for every major—gives engineering process automation students the chance to grow their professional network, build a resume and earn a paycheck, all while still in school, leading to dream careers in diverse fields.

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