The College of Design and Engineering Studies (CoDES) is launching in Fall, 2023. 


Integrated Design, Engineering, Arts & Society

The broad and deep challenges of society demand nimble minds that incorporate skills from design, engineering & applied science, and the social context of such work. The Integrated Design, Engineering, Arts & Society (IDEAS) program prepares students to succeed at the intersection of design, the arts, social sciences, and engineering. Students develop foundational knowledge in design and engineering by working in collaborative groups on project-based studies.  The core courses of the IDEAS minor provide a basis in both the technical, aesthetic, and human aspects of design.  These courses serve as the basis for more focused studies in a broad array of elective modules that span design and engineering disciplines

Department News

Middletown Students Experience IDEAS Lab

Enoila Shokunbi, a fifth grader at McDonough School in Middletown, knows exactly what she wants to be when she grows up. “President,” she said quickly. “But I might want to be a singer first.” Enoila explains that someone like Taylor Swift would likely get more votes for president because of her pop stardom, so that […]

Wesleyan Labs Create, Donate Face Shields to Local Hospital

To help medical personnel safeguard themselves during the coronavirus outbreak, two makerspace labs on campus are manufacturing much-needed protective masks using 3D printers. On April 1, Wesleyan donated its first set of 100 face shields to medical personnel at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, and others to Wesleyan staff who must work on campus to support […]

New IDEAS Lab Offers State-of-the-Art Digital Fabrication Tools

Equipped with 3-D printers, water-jet and laser cutters, computer-operated milling machines, and high-tech drills, saws, and workstations, Wesleyan’s new IDEAS Lab is on the “cutting edge” of digital fabrication. This fall, the College of Integrative Sciences opened the adjoined classroom and makerspace in Room 40 of Exley Science Center. While it is currently used by […]
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College of Integrative Sciences (CIS)

Digital Design Studio

Engineering Combined Degree Programs


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