About: Distinctives and Mission

Four reasons to choose SPU’s Department of Engineering and Computer Science:

We’re hands-on. Our programs are all about putting theory into practice, through small class sizes, design-and-build projects, and internships. You’ll learn by doing, so you’ll graduate with confidence to tackle new challenges.

We’re community-oriented. Small class sizes bring you together in a supportive, close-knit environment. And your professors will always encourage the pursuit of excellence — but never at the expense of others.

We’re Christ-centered. We stress servant leadership, applying SPU’s mission statement of “engaging the culture and changing the world” to your studies. So you’ll learn how to use the best technology for the best causes, wherever you end up in the world.

We’re employer-recommended. Our Seattle location gives you a clear advantage when it’s time for internships and job placement. Placement rates into the career world are high for our graduates.

SPU approaches engineering differently; see how you can change the world through this nationally ranked program:

Our mission

Within a diverse and supportive Christian community, we prepare our students to become effective team members and responsible servant-leaders by equipping them with theoretical knowledge and applied skills to create and utilize appropriate solutions in Engineering and Computing disciplines.

Engineering Program Educational Objectives (PDF)

Engineering Student Outcomes

Computer Science and Information Systems Learning Outcomes (PDF)

Enrollment Data



All of SPU’s engineering degrees (Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and General Engineering) are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.


Why Engineering at SPU?

You can study engineering at many good universities. But at SPU, you’ll learn how to apply what you learn to serve others and make a real difference in the world.

Tyler Wadekamper

Student Story: Tyler Wadekamper

“I view engineering as an avenue to influence people for the better, and faith has become a much larger focal point in my life.”