Seattle University’s Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program offers industry-sponsored senior design projects, technical and professional mentorship by industry professionals, eleven lab courses, six design courses, undergraduate research, study abroad, and several student clubs. Our graduates have fulfilling engineering careers and many have become leaders in numerous technical firms, including Boeing, Microsoft, Paccar, and Amazon.
Mechanical Engineering students benefit from personal attention from dedicated faculty.
The Mechanical Engineering department is 43% diverse & 20% female, leading the national average in both metrics.
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.