Seattle University’s Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering provides you a strong foundation in areas of mathematics, basic sciences, engineering theory and practice as well as the humanities and social sciences. The skills you learn in the classroom are enhanced in our well-equipped instructional laboratories and machine shop. Unlike other institutions, we provide a low student-to-faculty ratio that allows you to work closely with your professors. We offer direct admission to our BSME program. Our Industry Advisory Board of experts from the region helped to shape our rigorous curriculum so that you can be prepared for employment or the challenge of graduate studies.
Located in one of the nation’s fastest growing technology and engineering hubs, you will be encouraged to explore educational opportunities by participating in undergraduate research—on campus or at other institutions, industry internships, study abroad and various engineering club activities. And, your educational experience is enhanced by a year-long capstone senior design project sponsored by companies and organizations in which your small group will work together to address an engineering task with real-world issues and concerns.
Titled “Revolutionizing Engineering Education through Industry Immersion and a Focus on Identity,” this National Science Foundation RED grant will allow the College of Science and Engineering to implement a new approach to teaching mechanical engineering, bringing engineering practice to students and students to engineering practice. The college will be able to study how students’ identities change along the way in the hopes that the grant will have a positive impact on all students, including women and underrepresented minorities.
I think the most helpful thing for me was having a good relationship with my professors which made me feel comfortable coming to their office hours. I got a few job offers from the SU career fair and after I accepted the job I spoke with my employer. He told me the reason they hired me was because they liked that I stayed and asked so many questions. Most students with a BSME are capable of doing the job but they’re looking for people that work well with others.
I believe that improving the visibility and interactions across the study-to-practice gap will better prepare students for building fulfilling, impactful careers in industry, and will support faculty in their efforts to train new engineers from cohort to cohort in the context of an ever-evolving professional world.