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Computer Engineering, BS

Focus on innovation, collaboration, and ethical practices to shape the digital world with a Bachelor of Computer Engineering from Seattle University.

About this Program

Computer Engineering Major for a Better Future

Computer engineers specialize in the design of computers, computer systems and other digitally based hardware devices. Computer engineers must also be proficient in software design.

Applications of computer engineering are found in most aspects of modern life and technologies. For example, computer engineering is used in communications systems, transportation vehicles, robotics and consumer electronics.

With a Bachelor of Computer Engineering from Seattle University, you’ll be prepared to advance computing technology. Through skills gained in hardware design, software design, and systems integration, you'll engineer the computing technology of the future.

Innovative Education for a Strong Foundation

Through courses that emphasize innovation and active learning, you’ll build a strong foundation in circuits electronics, embedded systems, computer networks, machine learning, and software computer engineering.

Your well-rounded Jesuit, Catholic education also has an emphasis on ethics, justice, and social responsibility. When you graduate from Seattle University, you’ll have the technical and leadership skills to design and build, while considering the impact of your choices on society and the environment.

Undergraduate Computer Engineering at a Glance

Learn how this degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will contribute to your career goals. Then, explore course requirements and see how impactful a Seattle University degree can be.

Open a gateway for you to explore the dynamic world of technology. Throughout the program, you'll delve into hardware and software systems, gaining proficiency in designing and optimizing computing solutions. This degree equips you to tackle cutting-edge challenges in areas such as embedded systems, artificial intelligence, and network engineering. With a focus on innovation and problem-solving, you'll be poised to contribute to the ever-evolving field of computer engineering, making a significant impact on the digital landscape.

Add a minor in computer engineering and broaden your impact. To earn a minor, you’ll complete at least 30 credits in this area.

At the time of graduation, students from our electrical engineering program are expected to have:

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • 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.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences,
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

What You’ll Learn

Learn about the classes you’ll take as a student here.

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Top 25% in Science & Engineering

Seattle University ranks #40 in the nation —U.S. News & World Report, 2023


Best Undergraduate Engineering Program

U.S. News & World Report Rankings, 2024



Our average of women STEM students nearly doubles the national average of only 23%.

Career-Ready Education

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Innovation Lab Makerspace: Your Engineering Design Center

What are your innovative aspirations? At the Innovation Lab, you’ll have the materials and support to innovate, design and create. You can work with others to assemble electronic soldering kits, design printed circuit boards, experiment with robotic kits and so much more!

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Senior Design: Real Projects with Seattle Tech Giants

In your final year, you’ll work on a comprehensive design project that spans the entire academic year. You’ll collaborate closely with a sponsoring company or government agency to take an engineering project from proposal to prototype to final presentation.

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Inclusive, Global Education

Our Jesuit values mean we see the world through a global, justice-focused lens. Our strong commitment to diversity and small class sizes help create a forward-thinking, close-knit community where everyone can feel at home—and go on to thrive in a global workforce.

Thrive in Seattle's Tech Industry

Our campus and state of the art labs are located in the urban heart of Seattle where you will be surrounded by leading companies ready to hire you to tackle real-world challenges. 

Starting salaries for engineers are higher than any other undergraduate degrees. And electrical and computer engineers are in high demand.

You’ll find our graduates at:

  • Microsoft
  • Seattle City Light
  • Honeywell Aerospace
  • Crane Aerospace
  • Boeing
  • Amazon
  • Puget Sound Energy
  • Kenworth Truck Company
  • T-Mobile Intel
  • Texas Instruments
  • Hewlett Packard
  • General Electric
  • Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

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