University of Portland

Portland, OR

The University of Portland, founded in 1901, is a private, church-affiliated institution. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Schools of Business Administration, Education, Engineering, and Nursing. Its 125-acre is located four miles from downtown Portland.

School Profiles: Undergrad Science & Engineering Diversity Catholic

Science & Engineering Profile


You can make a better world.
Starting from day one. 

AT A GLANCE

Engineering highlights

• Degrees in Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering
• Minors in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Engineering, and Innovation
• A five-year program resulting in a bachelor’s and master’s in Biomedical Engineering
• A full makerspace and shop facilities for prototyping student projects
• 88% of students in the last 10 years passing the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
• Salzburg semester and summer study abroad programs for Engineering and Computer Science majors
• Option to complete a co-op program with leading companies in the region
• Graduates working at leading companies such as Amazon, Boeing, Daimler Trucking, Intel, Microsoft, Skanska, Xerox, and more
• A postbaccalaureate degree program in Computer Science leading to a second bachelor’s within one year of completing your first degree 

At University of Portland, you will 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 professors, and you will work with your teammates to conceptualize, design, and test a prototype product your first semester.

And then you’ll go further. You’ll continue to shape ideas and products and designs to improve sustainability, health, security, and the joy of living for communities and people around the globe.

Your coursework and projects will 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 10 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 can study abroad in a program designed just for Engineering and Computer Science students, join a club where you can put your skills to use, or conduct graduate-level research with a faculty mentor.

Learn more at engineering.up.edu.