Electrical and Computer Engineering Commitment

Learn how Seattle University’s program provides opportunities for personal growth, professional formation, community stewardship and technical preparation.

Our Mission

Within the rich tradition of Jesuit education, it is the mission of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering to teach and prepare broadly educated, socially responsible, articulate and skilled engineers for leadership in electrical or computer engineering and related fields.  

Program Educational Objectives

In harmony with Seattle University's mission, the electrical and computer engineering programs strive to provide a personalized, world-class educational experience that enables graduates to obtain the following skills:

  • 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 Outcomes

At the time of graduation, students from our electrical and computer engineering programs 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. 

Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

The electrical engineering program enrolled 42 students in Fall 2023 and awarded 7 degrees in academic year 2022-23. 
The computer engineering program enrolled 40 students in Fall 2023 and awarded 13 degrees in academic year 2022-23.