Engineering Programs

Engineers work for the benefit of humankind and our world by applying knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences in ways that responsibly utilize the materials and forces of nature in service to God.

At Seattle Pacific University, our Engineering programs provide a supportive environment for integrating the Christian calls for service and stewardship together with engineering problem-solving skills with a focus on critical thinking and communication.

As an SPU engineering student, you will develop these skills through an academically challenging curriculum with hands-on, design-oriented applications in a Christ-centered community supported by a dedicated and easily accessible faculty. With these foundations, you will be well prepared to engage our culture’s technical challenges to change the world for the benefit of humankind and God’s creation.

Find out more about this department’s mission, vision, and learning outcomes.

Degree programs

Incoming freshmen

If you are a recent high school graduate and intend to enter the Engineering Program, in addition to meeting all the general SPU admission requirements, you should present a high school record showing four years of mathematics, one year each of physics and chemistry, and three years of a foreign language. 

Those students entering with deficiencies should consult an engineering adviser for a program of preparation for the Engineering curriculum.

Engineering Colloquium and writing

Engineering freshmen should enroll in an Engineering section of Colloquium during Autumn Quarter. Engineering students should enroll in an Engineering section of WRI 1100.

Transfer students

If you are a transfer student, you should have at least a 2.75 transfer GPA; a 3.0 GPA is preferred. 

More information on preparing to transfer to SPU to study engineering is available in the Engineering Department’s transfer student web page.

Internship program

All Engineering majors are required to participate in an engineering-related internship with industry or another career entity.

  • Your internship must include a minimum of 200 hours of work. In most cases, you will be paid by the employer.
  • Normally, students complete internships during the summer between their junior and senior years.
  • The Engineering and Computer Science Department will provide information to help you find internships, but you are individually responsible for locating and completing an appropriate internship.

Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

  • All Engineering seniors are urged to take the Washington State Department of Licensing Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. Those passing the test are certified by the state of Washington as licensed engineers-in-training.

Otto Miller Hall at Seattle Pacific University

Engineering Department

Visit the Engineering Department to see how a degree in engineering can help you achieve your goals to make a difference in the world.

SPU students studying

Four-year course schedules and more

Find suggested schedules for completing your Engineering major in four years on the Academics page. You’ll also find information about internships, engineering labs, and more.

Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

All Engineering seniors are urged to take the Washington State Department of Licensing Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. Those passing the test are certified by the state of Washington as licensed engineers-in-training.