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The School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

WSU Tri-Cities prepares graduates for traditional and emerging careers in engineering, applied sciences and computer science. You will build upon your talents and interests, expand your preparation through hands-on learning in internships and class projects, and realize the impact of engineering and computer science in the advancement of societies.

You will engage in an educational experience that is based in theoretical, experimental, and ethical knowledge and enhanced by research, international studies, and interdisciplinary activities.

All the Engineering and Computer Science programs at WSU Tri-Cities are accredited by the Computing and Engineering Commissions of ABET.


Whether you’re working toward a bachelor’s degree or focusing on an advanced degree, you’ll find dynamic and engaging classroom and research experiences with faculty who are invested in your success.

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The faculty in the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences distinguish themselves for their interdisciplinary applied-science research projects.

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SEAS Advising Gateway

We are enthusiastic about providing you, our students, with excellent service, including world-class online services at the SEAS Advising Gateway, a one-stop shop, as it were, for convenient advising resources. Pay it a visit! Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, transfer student or graduating senior you will receive superior academic advisement.


Internship / Co-op Program

In order to graduate as profession-ready students and become leaders in today’s complex global society, you will benefit from industry internships. These are exceptional opportunities that allow you, our students, to gain experience, expand your perspectives, and stand out with potential employers.

Check out your Internship Advantages
  • gain invaluable major-related work experience before graduation
  • apply your evolving knowledge in actual companies
  • discover the occupations available to graduates
  • explore a career path while receiving academic credit
  • receive a pay for your internship work, which helps with college tuition
  • develop new skills and refine others, while increasing confidence in your abilities
  • network with professionals in the field for references and future job opportunities
  • make yourself known as a potential future full-time employee
  • determine whether you would like to work full-time for the internship company
  • increase your chances of receiving excellent job offers
Process and Forms by Major

Start the process by learning more about our internship program and discussing your options with your advisor!

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You may safeguard the world’s cyberspace with a cybersecurity-focused degree in Computer Science from Washington State University, in Tri-Cities’ School of Engineering & Applied Sciences! In the next five years, the State of Washington will hire five thousands cybersecurity specialists, with a salary range between $60,000 and $250,000 / year. For cybersecurity specialists, there will thus exist numerous employment opportunities in high-paying WA jobs.


Education Abroad

As VCEA students, you can also participate in education-abroad programs in several continents, including Europe and Oceania, in world-class overseas universities that teach in English.  With a WSU degree in Architecture, Computer Science, or Engineering, you may be hired by multinational corporations, e.g. BMW, Boeing, and Microsoft, to name but a few, which operate globally. All value international experiences and many successfully operate in the State of Washington.

You will thus benefit from international experiences, which will also enrich you professionally as well as personally. Learn more details about our education-abroad programs just for you!


Pacific Northwest Supercomputing Center (PNSC)

Washington State University is leading the establishment of the Pacific Northwest Supercomputing Center (PNSC) to advance and ultimately define research and education in high-performance simulation and data‐intensive computing. We will expand undergraduate and graduate programs and curricula through high-performance simulation and data‐intensive computing, catalyze new collaborative partnerships, incubate multi-disciplinary initiatives and programs, and capture emerging funding opportunities.


Scientific & Engineering Computing Collaborative (SEC2)

The Scientific & Engineering Computing Collaborative (SEC2) is a multi-disciplinary institute that leads the application of High-Performance Computing throughout the educational and research programs at WSU Tri-Cities. SEC2 collaborates with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and is guided by a compelling vision and an ambitious mission.

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