Western Washington University’s Vehicle Research Institute (VRI) strives to offer the best total car design curriculum in the world.

The program focuses on complete vehicle design and fabrication with special emphasis on: power plants, including alternative fuels; transmissions; chassis design; and component materials.

All courses are laboratory-oriented.

Two bachelor of science degrees are offered: Industrial Technology, Vehicle design Specialization; and Plastics Engineering Technology/Vehicle Engineering Technology.

We also offer a post-baccalaureate program offering a certificate in vehicle design.