Composite Materials Engineering Degree 

A Composite Materials Engineering program from Winona State University enrolls roughly 60 new students each year.

The program will prepare engineers who can develop innovative and effective composite solutions for a multitude of industries.

Graduates will have the skills to communicate and work effectively in diverse environments and grow professionally in their careers.

We offer a major in Composite Materials Engineering (CME). Before students start working on the program's core classes, they can take the pre-engineering course sequence. CME majors also have certain requirements for their General Education Program.  To learn more about CME courses, students can view course descriptions in the catalog. 


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.

Educational Objectives

The educational objectives (what is expected of graduates after a few years of working in the profession or pursuing graduate studies) are to prepare graduates to become engineers who:

  1. Apply their knowledge and expertise to develop innovative and effective solutions for the composites industry
  2. Communicate and work effectively in diverse environments
  3. Grow and develop professionally

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes (what is expected of students upon graduation from the Department of Composite Engineering) of the CME Program are demonstrated by students who have attained: 

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

Josh's Student Success Story

Watch as Josh, a recent CME graduate, shares how he found success with a Composite Materials Engineering degree.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Enrollment for Fall 2022
Graduates 2021-22 Academic Year