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.up.edu.