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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.



NNSA Graduate Fellowships

NNSA Graduate Fellowships are available for both former and current graduate students.

Apply for yours today!

IEEE Power & Energy Scholarships

IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarships are available for Electrical Engineering students.

Apply for yours before the June 30, 2017 deadline.

Women and Minorities STEM Scholarships

Women and minorities STEM scholarships are available from Atkins for Engineering and Computer Science majors.

Apply for one today!

EE Senior Design Team Places 1st at IEEE Competition

An EE senior design team placed 1st at the IEEE Undergraduate Presentation Competition held on Wednesday 4/13 at the University of Idaho. Led by senior-design instructor Barbara Phillip and Professor Scott Hudson, this team of students composed of:

  • Amjad Al-Shakarji
  • Daniel Cain
  • Trevin Schafer, team leader
  • Gabriel Fuentes

distinguished themselves for their outstanding job in developing a “Solar Aquaponics System for Kagoma Gate Village” in Uganda. Significantly, this village is eagerly awaiting the fruits of these students’ work. We are proud of these amazing students!

Further information may be found at
Also, enjoy the following time lapse video!

Consortium for Computing Science in Colleges Conference

On October 6 and 7, WSU Tri-Cities and its School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will host the 19th annual conference of the Consortium for Computing Science in Colleges, Northwestern Region.

Approximately 75 faculty members and students from colleges and universities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Northern California will attend talks, panels, and tutorials on a variety of topics in academic computing, with an emphasis on undergraduate education and research. This will be the second time the campus has hosted CCSC-NW, the previous time being in 2011. For more information, visit

WSU TC Plane Soars into Top Spot at SAE Competition - Enjoy the video!

As recently reported, a team of Mechanical Engineering students has flown their WSU TC Cougar plane into a top 25% spot overall, ahead of LSU, UVA, and North Carolina A&T University, in the regular class at the 2017 West Aero Competition in Fort Worth, TX, sponsored by SAE. Expertly led by ME Prof. Messiha Saad, the team conceived, designed, and built this Cougar plane as a capstone senior design project. In the competition, these SEAS students valiantly distinguished themselves against formidable domestic and international competitors with decades of experience. Through their accomplishments, these students have proudly expressed the indomitable WSU-VCEA Cougars’ roars! Congratulations to Prof. Saad and this outstanding team of SEAS students. NW Public TV has also featured an exciting story about our students’ achievements. Enjoy their video and ours!

Previous News

April 29, 2017

The Tri-Cities Mechanical Engineering Conference will be held on the campus of WSU Tri-Cities on April 29, 2017. View the flyer!

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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. For more information, please communicate with the Associate Dean for International Programs. These programs are available at the undergraduate and graduate level. Information for advisors is available here.

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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