Engineering and Computer Science

Electrical engineering students work on a project

Want to make a difference in the world? How about the opportunity to explore potential engineering career paths with innovative projects? Seattle Pacific University’s diverse engineering faculty have years of professional industry experience and teach with a mission-based focus to develop the whole person intellectually, professionally, and spiritually.

Professor Yuri Rodrigues instructs two engineering students

SPU students benefit from our small class sizes, which provides students with personalized mentorship in their chosen educational pursuits or career paths and many opportunities to create innovative projects under their guidance. SPU’s unique interdisciplinary engineering senior design capstone course sequence mimics a high-tech incubator requiring students to work in interdisciplinary, diverse teams while developing professional skills necessary for success in the real world.

SPU students walk by the water with the Space Needle in the background | photo by Alex Garland

Seattle Pacific University is in a cosmopolitan city surrounded by natural beauty with world-class attractions, major sports teams, coffee shops on nearly every corner, and thriving arts and cultural scene. Named a “Best Place to Live in the U.S.” by U.S. News and World Report — Seattle Pacific University embodies the best of the city with a beautiful campus in the historic Queen Anne district.

Engineering students examine a drone

Did you know that engineering and computer science majors engage in a year-long design sequence of courses that prepare our graduates to seamlessly transition to industry work? Electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, and computer engineers work in teams to produce projects and gain experience collaborating with engineers from other disciplines — a unique and valued aspect of our programs. Alumni often tell us that the workplace is just like their SPU senior design course sequence!

SPU students pose by the Amazon Spheres | photo by Dan Sheehan

Major companies with Seattle campuses, such as Amazon, Microsoft, Cray Inc., Blue Origin, Boeing, Zillow, Google, SpaceX, and others located around the nation like Tesla, Apple, and Oracle hire Seattle Pacific University students launching successful careers and developing industry leaders.


Here’s where it all begins

Mechanical Engineering (BS) — You’ll learn to design and build systems that move, stand strong, and transfer energy, such as transportation systems, structures, and engines. Accredited by EAC-ABET.

General Engineering (BS) — This degree is a blend of mechanical engineering, electrical/computer engineering and other courses that can be selected according to the student’s interests such as physics, biology, business, music, etc. Accredited by EAC-ABET.

Electrical Engineering (BS) — Where you’ll learn to design high-tech new systems for everything from tiny smart sensors and communication devices to new modes of transportation and efficient power generation. Accredited by EAC-ABET.

Computer Engineering (BS) — Focused on the design and construction of computers and computer-based systems, with a strong basis in computer science, digital electronics, and engineering. Accredited by EAC-ABET.

Computer Science (BA, BS) — Learn about computer software and hardware, and how data is transformed into useful information. The BS in CSC emphasizes scientific and engineering foundations and applications. Choose the BA in CSC to combine computing with another major or minor in any other field.

Information Systems (BS) — In which you’ll learn how to integrate high-tech solutions with organizational processes to meet the information needs of for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

You can also minor in:

Students present at an engineering event | photo by Alex Garland

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All of SPU’s engineering degrees (Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and General Engineering) are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The Seattle Pacific University campus in a 360 circular globe

Visit Otto Miller Hall’s Engineering

Visit an Engineering lab in Otto Miller Hall without leaving home through SPU’s new 360 Virtual Tour.

Engineering students work with a 3D printer


Hands-on learning requires just the right equipment. Here’s some of what is available for you in the Engineering and Computer Science programs.