Engineering & Computer Science

Engineering & Computer Science

Welcome – Bienvenidos – Willkommen
Bienvenu – Welkom – Benvenuti – Grüezi


A leading public university system in America, Washington State University (WSU) is the State of Washington’s original and largest land-grant university. It was founded in 1890 under the federal Morrill Act, signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln.

WSU Tri-Cities is the vibrant Richland campus of this grand university.

The university is ranked in the:

  • top 60 universities in America, by the US News and World Report
  • top 70 universities for best undergraduate engineering programs accredited by ABET
  • top 100 research universities by the Carnegie Foundation

These rankings are our heritage, our opportunity, our pride!

Great Minds in STEM Scholarships

The 2015-2016 HENAAC Scholarship Application is now open through 11:59 PM PST, April 30, 2015. For information and application guidelines click here.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics): Contributing to Washington’s Future

You may find your path to prosperity in a STEM education. We welcome you to earn yours at WSU Tri-Cities through student-centric STEM degree programs, taught in small classes by world-class faculty in an experiential-learning setting. Our passion is your success!


Students’ interest in STEM careers is increasing nationwideWashington Students’ interest in STEM jobs is on the riseWashington’s future: top 40 STEM jobs in 2024STEM diversity, ethnicity, gender matter

Relentlessly Pursuing Success: for our Students, Colleagues, Constituencies, Communities, Industry & University Partners

In the Engineering & Computer Science programs at WSU Tri-Cities, we are proud to offer:


Through our engaging programs, we foster a sustainable future for the benefit of all the people and societies we serve, regionally, statewide, nationally, and internationally.

Dynamic Student Engagement

As a student, what thrills you? Our world-class Engineering and Computer Science BS, MS, and PhD degree programs are delivered by outstanding faculty and inspire students to achieve their full potential through experiential learning, challenging projects, and interdisciplinary research so that they may be prepared for success in a global society. To this end, we enthusiastically recommend study/internship-abroad experiences.

admission-10In our programs, students will find:
Caring professors:to learn effectively
Laboratories:to put into practice their evolving engineering, computer science knowledge
Compact classes:to thrive with confidence
Internships:to experience the “real world” while still in college
Corporate project opportunities:to practice the synthesis and delivery of solutions to realistic problems

These features and our attractive campus along the majestic Columbia river offer an exciting environment where to study. You would love it here. WSU Tri-Cities is committed to providing you with experience-enhanced programs that will educate you in and outside classrooms, engage you in leadership roles, involve you in research, and foster your success. This is an ideal campus to prepare for your future.

What major will excite you? Take a look at our programs:

  • Computer Science
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

The demand for Computer Science and Engineering graduates is high, which provides unprecedented professional opportunities. It is in these majors, as a result, that our graduates profitably enter their chosen professions. We look forward to welcoming you!

Dynamic Research Experiences

Washington State University Tri-Cities serves as the regional center for world-class, face-to-face undergraduate and graduate education, research, and services commensurate with the land-grant mission of Washington State University. We are working on new research and solutions to foster a sustainable future.

 IMG_0035WSU Tri-Cities promotes connections between students and regional businesses through collaborative research projects. Because of their close proximity, WSU Tri-Cities also collaborates with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on research. Through our research that encompasses, to name but a few, computer science, advanced infrastructure materials, electron transport in semiconductors, nano/micro-structured materials, and high-performance scientific and engineering computing, faculty and students contribute to developing new technologies and enhancing peoples’ lives.

Dynamic Community Engagement

We are proud of the energy, experience, expertise, enthusiasm, and knowledge of our faculty, researchers, students, and staff.

 EE-LabsSuch wealth of resources is available to all the businesses in our communities. We can serve as their research and development divisions and can deliver the innovative solutions they seek to prosper in a competitive globalized economy. Our projects support commercialization and industrial development that sustain employment and economic health throughout the county. We welcome project proposals from companies in all the communities we serve.