BS Computer Engineering

Computer engineers specialize in the design of computers, computer systems, and other digitally based hardware devices. Computer engineers must also be proficient in software design. Applications of computer engineering can be found in communications systems, transportation vehicles, robotics, and consumer electronics, to name just a few.

With a BS in computer engineering from Seattle University, students are uniquely positioned to advance computing technology through skills gained in hardware and software design, and most importantly, a co-design of the two, also known as systems integration.  Through courses that support innovation and active learning, students will build a strong foundation in circuits and electronics, embedded systems, computer networks, machine learning, and software associated with computing systems.

BS Computer Engineering


Program Educational Objectives

Our program educational objectives (PEOs) are as follows.

The electrical engineering program, in harmony with the university mission statement, strives to prepare graduates who will:

  • Make professional contributions through the attainment of a position in electrical engineering or related field (Professional formation).
  • Engage in personal and professional growth through the completion of advanced degrees or other forms of continuing education (Educating the whole person).
  • Contribute to society or the profession through the involvement in professional organizations or other service activity (Empowering leaders for a just and humane world).

Student Outcomes

At the time of graduation, students from our electrical engineering program are expected to have:

1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
2. 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.
3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences,
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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