Engineering & Computer Science

Engineering & Computer Science

Welcome – Bienvenido – 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 exciting 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!

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

In the Engineering & Computer Science programs at WSU Tri-Cities, we foster a sustainable future, involving our students in experience-enhanced undergraduate and graduate programs.

We thus offer 21st-century education, research, and service programs that benefit all the people and societies we serve, regionally, statewide, nationally, and internationally.


As a student, what thrills you? We offer world-class BS, MS, and PhD programs that involve interdisciplinary research and experiential learning to prepare you for success in a global society. To this end, opportunities for study/internship abroad are also possible.

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

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

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


 IMG_0035Our research programs seek to improve our world. From collaborations with world-class partners, such as the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, to projects in biofuels, computer vision, mass spectrometry, software architecture for multi-core platforms, electromagnetics, electron transport in semiconductors and nano-structures, advanced infrastructure materials, nano/micro-structured materials for fuel cells, batteries, and super-capacitors, alternative and renewable energies, high-performance scientific and engineering computing, piezoelectric ultrasound power transmitting devices for medical implants, to name but a few, we contribute to developing new technologies and enhancing people lives


 EE-LabsWe are proud of the energy, experience, expertise, enthusiasm, and knowledge of our faculty, researchers, students, and staff. Such 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.