Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering students

SPU Engineering and Computer Science graduates are ready to:

  • Serve God and others by developing real solutions to real problems.
  • Lead teams to design creative, sustainable systems — close to home or globally.
  • Engage the world by understanding what people need and how to help them.

Here’s where it all begins:

General Engineering (BS) — Where you'll learn how to create solutions to real problems using engineering techniques. Accredited by EAC-ABET.

Consider one of three concentrations:

  • In the Mechanical Engineering concentration, you’ll design and build systems that move, stand strong, and transfer energy. Examples: transportation systems, structures, and engines. 
  • In the Appropriate and Sustainable Engineering concentration, prepare to help people around the globe meet their full potential by partnering with them to learn about and design systems that meet their needs. 
  • With no concentration, you’ll equip yourself for any number of options by pursuing this flexible degree with plenty of room for customization.

Electrical Engineering (BS) — Where you’ll learn to design high-tech new systems for everything from tiny smart sensors and communication devices to new modes of transportation and efficient power generation. Accredited by EAC-ABET.

Computer Engineering (BS) — Focused on the design and construction of computers and computer-based systems, with a strong basis in computer science, digital electronics, and engineering. Accredited by EAC-ABET.

Computer Science (BA, BS) — Learn about computer software and hardware, and how data is transformed into useful information. The BS in CSC emphasizes scientific and engineering foundations and applications. Choose the BA in CSC to combine computing with another major or minor in any other field.

Information Systems (BS) — In which you’ll learn how to integrate high-tech solutions with organizational processes to meet the information needs of for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

3-2 Transfer Program — Where you can complete three years of engineering at SPU with two at UW or WSU. Graduate with a BA in Physical Sciences from SPU and a BS from the other school.

You can also minor in General Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science.


All of SPU’s BS Engineering degrees are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. This includes the Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and General Engineering degrees. You wouldn’t want to consider a program that wasn’t.

Jordan Banks

Student Story: Jordan Banks

Jordan Banks first thought engineering might be exciting when an aerospace engineer spoke to his high school class about satellites.