University of Portland

Portland, OR

University of Portland

Portland, OR

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Science & Engineering Profile

At the University of Portland, you’ll get a hands-on Engineering education from day one.

Engineering and Computer Science majors are admitted directly into the Shiley School of Engineering—not a pre-engineering program. And the first year of coursework is similar for all students.

Small class sizes allow you to work closely with your professors, and you’ll work with teammates to conceptualize, design, and test a prototype product your first semester. And then you’ll go further. You’ll continue to shape ideas, products, and designs to improve sustainability, health, security, and the joy of living for local communities and people around the globe.

Coursework and projects emphasize teamwork, experimentation, and innovation integrated with theory, analysis, and design to prepare you to become a technological leader.

In addition to engineering classes, you’ll take a foundation of core courses in the humanities and social sciences. Your studies will culminate in a year-long senior capstone project—usually sponsored by an industry partner—that solves a real-world problem.

Along the way, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art labs, a makerspace, manufacturing shop facilities, and a variety of computer labs. You might also study abroad in a program designed just for Engineering and Computer Science students, join a club where you’ll put your skills to use, or conduct graduate-level research with a faculty mentor. Find out more at

Engineering School Highlights
• Degrees in Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering
• Minors in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Engineering, and Innovation
• Five-year bachelor’s-to-master’s in Biomedical Engineering program
• Full makerspace and shop facilities for prototyping student projects
• Salzburg semester and summer study abroad programs for Engineering and Computer Science students
• Option to complete a co-op program with leading companies in the region
• Graduates working at leading companies such as Amazon, Boeing, Daimler Trucks, Intel, Microsoft, Skanska, Xerox, and more

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