Engineering and Computer Science With a Purpose
Gonzaga University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) graduates go beyond the fundamentals of engineering and computer science. SEAS offers many experiences for hands-on learning, allowing students to apply real-world solutions both inside and outside the classroom.
Project-based first-year coursework integrates teamwork, writing, public speaking, and other skills employers have come to expect from our graduates. More than a dozen SEAS student clubs and professional organizations present additional opportunities for first-year students to participate in team projects and network with others who share similar interests.
Connections with industry professionals
The SEAS undergraduate experience culminates in a senior design project that involves small teams of students, a faculty advisor, and at least one industry liaison per project. Regional businesses and organizations partner with Gonzaga to provide SEAS seniors with real-world challenges and professional relationships. Senior design projects from the 2019–2020 academic year included:
• An autonomous delivery robot that transports snacks and school supplies around campus
• A filter that uses spent coffee grounds to clean water
• A “smart” wall outlet with a carbon monoxide detector and audible, visual, and Bluetooth alert systems
Welcome to the Lilac City
Many nationally recognized businesses have expanded into the Inland Northwest to take advantage of its natural resources, outdoor recreation options, and entertainment opportunities. These businesses come to campus specifically to meet SEAS students through the Career Fair, speaker series, and other special events.
A world of possibilities
Students may apply to study at the Gonzaga campus in Florence, Italy, during their sophomore year, where Engineering courses are offered each spring. Additional study abroad opportunities include programs in England, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Spain. Visit gonzaga.edu/studyabroad for more information.