Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

Science & Engineering Profile


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.

Team building
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.

ACCOLADES

 

Ranked #23 in the nation among Engineering programs not offering a PhD | U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 

Ranked among the top 5% of national universities for “Best Undergraduate Teaching” | U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 

94% success rate with graduates employed, serving as volunteers, or in graduate school six months after graduation | First Destination Survey, 2019

 

All SEAS undergraduate programs meeting or exceeding standards of the Computing & Engineering Accreditation Commissions of ABET

Featured

Science & Engineering Student Professional Organizations and Clubs
• American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM)
• American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
• American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
• Gonzaga Without Borders (GWB)
• GU Drone Club
• GU Robotics
• Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
• Makers and Developers (MAD)
• Material Advantage
• Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
• Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
• Steel Bridge Club
• Tau Beta Pi
• Women in Computing

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Working around these people who have similar goals and mindsets as you, while working toward something bigger, is a really amazing opportunity.”

    • Claire Norman ’19
      San Diego, California | Computer Science
  • “One of the major advantages the school provided me was hooking me up with a research opportunity with one of the professors. That really helped me prepare for grad schools by getting hands-on research experience.”

    • Matthew Lugo ’19
      Wailuku, Hawai’i | Mechanical Engineering
  • “You definitely get the sense of the big city, but it still feels small. I’m not sure why that is; maybe it’s just because we live so close to downtown, or maybe it’s because people are so genuine.”

    • Jason “Bunji” McLeod
      Bellingham, Washington, Mechanical Engineering
  • “Being a Gonzaga student means something in your community. People want Gonzaga students, and not just because they’re bright. It’s because being a Gonzaga student means you’re personable, you care about your community, you’re involved—it means you’re a leader. That’s something I know I’ll take from my Gonzaga education.”

    • Ryan Miller ’20
      Redmond, Washington | Civil Engineering