Graduate Degrees in Engineering

Take the path that moves you forward

A Seattle University graduate degree in engineering offers flexibility for students and working professionals inspired to make big changes in their world, and ours. Which path are you on? Choose yours and discover the impact of earning an advanced degree in one of the most forward-thinking cities on the planet. 


The Master of Science in Computer Science program offers a curriculum based on theoretical foundations and practical applications. The program is designed for computing professionals seeking advanced study in computer science. Full-time students, registering for two courses per quarter, can complete the program in five quarters. The program also accommodates part-time students, who can complete the program in three years.


The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program is designed to provide engineers with advanced technical and professional skills in order to advance their careers in the mechanical engineering profession. The program is a 45-credit degree program which offers a broad curriculum of 12 courses. Required coursework includes 8 graduate-level courses that span the entire breadth of disciplines of mechanical engineering and 4 graduate-level courses in project management, microeconomics, leadership, and ethical, legal, and regulatory environments. 


Our Master of Software Engineering program is designed with the needs of the working professionals in mind. All classes are offered in the evenings. The program builds upon the computing experience of its students, with an emphasis on teamwork and a disciplined approach to problem solving. We offer a balanced core curriculum of technical and managerial courses, and a variety of electives to address areas of personal interest. The principles and techniques learned throughout the coursework are integrated into a year-long software project as the capstone experience.


The Master of Science in Structural Engineering program has been developed collaboratively between faculty members at Seattle University and an industrial advisory board representing the top structural engineering firms in the Seattle region as well as the public sector. Complete this non-thesis master’s program in nine months of full-time, intensive coursework or over two or more years of part-time study. All courses are held in the morning in order to accommodate the schedules of working professionals.


For Mark Schaake, a graduate of the Master of Software Engineering program, interests in design and systems drew him to software architecture. The course, led by professionals with real-world experience, taught Mark about theory and techniques necessary to build beautiful systems. Today, he uses the tools he learned at Seattle University to lead software architecture at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence.

Like all SU software engineering graduate students, Iliana Sach had the opportunity to put her knowledge to work during her capstone project—SU’s multi-quarter student project that solves software engineering problems for top companies. She worked with a group of students to develop a website that allowed REI employees to rent the store’s gear.