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Electrical Engineering, BS

Earn a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at one of the best engineering schools—explore digital and analog electronics, power systems, and more at Seattle University.

About this Program

Electrical Engineering That Powers the Future

Electrical engineering is a diverse field with many areas of specialization. Electrical engineers can specialize in many areas including Electronics, wireless communications, power, controls, and signal processing. Seattle University's electrical engineering program allows you to investigate these diverse topics while pursuing the Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree.

In our ABET-accredited program, project-driven, self-directed learning is integrated throughout the curriculum.

You’ll build your knowledge and expand your horizons as you gain the skills you need for a career in digital or analog electronics, communications and signal processing, and new power and energy technologies that are transforming the world. You can choose your area of specialization and prepare for the career you really want.

You can also participate in humanitarian engineering. Other students have helped deliver electricity to developing countries or joined a team focused on conservation and sustainability. Our well-rounded education helps you develop your leadership skills and personal value system so you can bring your full self to your work.

Undergraduate Electrical 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.

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

Learning Goals

Student Outcomes

At the time of graduation, students in the 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.


The electrical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, under the General Criteria and the Electrical Engineering Program Criteria.

Program Educational Objectives

In harmony with the Seattle University's Mission, the electrical engineering program strives to provide a personalized, world-class educational experience that enables graduates to:

Professional Formation: excel as confident leaders and reliable collaborators within diverse teams; communicate effectively in multiple formats with a broad range of audiences; and expertly manage complex projects.

Technical Preparation: be competent professionals, able to embrace emerging technologies, and use theoretical and practical skills, critical thinking, and data-driven analysis to successfully solve a large variety of technical problems.

Community Stewardship: act ethically, recognize the privileged duty of engineers to holistically consider how their actions and inactions affect the environment and society with a preference for the marginalized, and advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in society.

Personal Growth: live to their potential, pursuing their passions and interests with creativity, curiosity, and innovation, and apply the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm of context, experience, reflection, action, and evaluation in their lifelong learning.

Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

The electrical engineering program enrolled 42 students in Fall 2023 and awarded 7 degrees in academic year 2022-23.

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

Get your hands on emerging technologies in our innovation lab. It’s a safe place to experiment, learn new techniques and prototype your ideas. 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

Your experience culminates with an engineering design project sponsored by one of our industry partners. Tackle a real-world problem, collaborate closely with a sponsoring company and learn vital skills employers want.

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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.

Thriving in the Center of Innovation and Technology

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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