The mechanical engineering program at Seattle University provides students with a strong foundation in both the technical and communication skills needed for the profession. The rigorous curriculum prepares students for employment or the challenge of graduate studies. The mechanical engineering faculty members, each with unique talents and technical specialties, are committed to fostering a learning environment focused on each student's distinctive interests and skills.
The principles learned in the classroom are explored in greater depth in one of our well-equipped instructional laboratories and machine shop. During their time at Seattle University, students are encouraged to explore educational opportunities by participating in undergraduate research (both on campus or at other institutions), industry internships, study abroad, and various engineering club activities. The educational experience is enhanced by a year-long capstone senior design project in which small groups of students work on engineering projects sponsored by companies and organizations.
Some details on departmental matters, such as information on the FE exam requirement, are found in the Mechanical Engineering Student Handbook
The National Science Foundation awarded Mechanical Engineering a five-year $1,860,000 grant to bring engineering practice to students and students to engineering practice. Students will engineer with engineers to advance their workplace readiness.