Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical and computer engineering advances humanity by transforming what feels like science fiction into practical solutions. Get set to engage with emerging technologies for the betterment of the world with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Seattle University.

About Us

Electrical and computer engineering allows you to build the technology that transforms our world. Electrical and computer engineers have invented surgery-performing robots, developed hybrid cars, found solutions to renewable energy, created silicon chips, advanced communications and pioneered such new fields as space exploration and cybersecurity.

Electrical and Computer Engineering: Hands-On Learning for a Hands-On Life

Electrical and computer engineering students begin creating the future now. From the very first class, you’ll gain hands-on project experience, with courses that emphasize innovation, faculty relationships, industry connections, and modern equipment and instrumentation.

Our Programs

Discover Electrical and Computer Engineering

Learn more about why you should pursue a degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Seattle University.

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Senior Design Project

Want to Innovate? No Need to Wait!  

Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon and even the Space Needle have turned to our electrical and computer engineering students to create solutions to real world problems. See how participating in our senior design project program puts your inventions in the hands of today’s industry leaders.


Student Research Participation

More than 80% of students in the College of Science and Engineering gain first-hand experience conducting research as undergraduates.

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Seattle: A Global Tech Hub

Picture Yourself Learning & Working in a Global Tech Hub

Seattle’s not just a pretty place to live. The city also ranks as one of the most innovative and impactful tech communities in the world. Our location in the heart of Seattle—plus our partnerships with local industry leaders—only increases your career prospects. Learn more about the companies that call Seattle home.  

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ABET Accreditation

Your Degree: ABET Accredited

At Seattle University, you can be confident that your coursework prepares you for your field. The electrical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, under the General Criteria and the Electrical Engineering Program Criteria.

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Career Paths

Computer and Electrical Engineering Careers

You want to make a difference. Your degree empowers you to do so across a vast array of industries and organizations. Explore some of the career paths available to electrical and computer engineers here.


Average Salary for Electrical Engineers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, electrical engineers in the U.S. earn an average annual salary of more than $103,000 (2022).

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Our Commitment to You

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Commitment

We designed our electrical and computer engineering curricula to best support you, both as a person and as a future engineer. You’ll benefit from small class sizes, industry-relevant coursework, a close-knit community, and invaluable lab experience. Read more about our promise to you.


Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Seattle University's small class sizes empower quality instructor interaction and support.

Students working in the Innovation Lab at the College of Science and Engineering.

Seattle University Innovation Lab

Welcome to Your Electronic Playground

Looking to truly dig into your education? The Francis Wood, S.J., Nick Arvanitidis, Ph.D., Innovation Lab is a vibrant, modern space designed to fuel our students' curiosity, ignite their entrepreneurial spirit and nurture their hobbyist passions.

In our lab, students can explore and experiment with advanced technology—designing and assembling both analog and digital electronic devices. Learn more about our laboratories and equipment here.

Student Resources

Learn more about the resources available to students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, such as advising, scholarships and more.

Gain a Partner in Academic Advising

The Advising Center in the College of Science and Engineering provides practical resources and personal support specifically for electrical and computer engineering students. Discover how a partnership with an advisor can benefit you.  

Your Future Can Be Funded

Scholarships reduce financial stress and allow students to focus fully on student life. Learn more about how you can more freely enjoy your education.

Find Your People in ECE Student Clubs

Expand your skills and your social circle when you join an electrical and computer engineering student club. Learn more about student clubs and how you can meet your future colleagues and friends.

Staying on Trend: Industry Advisory Board

Seattle’s tech experts have earned the city global renown. Now, they’re giving back to our computer and electrical engineering students by serving on our Industry Advisory Board. Our Industry Advisory Board benefits from tech leaders who are tasked with keeping our curriculum, professional training and learning outcomes current with industry trends, so you can rest assured that the skills and knowledge you gain at SU are in high demand among leading employers. Learn more here.

Set Yourself Apart With Research

Whether your next steps include entering the workforce or applying to graduate school, you’ll set yourself apart by participating in student research. In fact, over 80 percent of students in the College of Science and Engineering conduct research during their undergraduate program. 

Meet Our Faculty and Staff