Bachelor of Science in electrical and computer engineering

Choose a degree that will spark your imagination.

The advantage of a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering is that it is central to many careers. It opens doors to fascinating fields from automotive, energy, telecommunications, robotics, medical systems, or even satellites and space. Understanding embedded and computer systems from the microchip architecture level to the application programming level is central to all systems. Our senior design projects allow you to bring a deep understanding and skills of electrical and computer systems to design, create, and program innovative projects in a team environment. With this versatile degree and skills, you will be ready to do almost anything. You will be able to build the next-generation cars and transportation systems, create more innovative phones, explore energy-efficient power systems, develop smart robotics and even create artificially intelligent systems. You will have the background and the skill sets to choose any career that sparks your interest.


The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at WSU is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Enrollment and graduation statistics

Year (fall semester) Enrollment Degrees awarded
2022 356 65
2021 355 75
2020 361 64
2019 301 86
2018 316 69

Enrollment data reflect the total number of students in BSEE pre-professional and professional engineering programs. Detailed information on enrollment and graduation pertaining to the ME professional engineering program can be obtained through the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

ABET program educational objectives:

Within a few years of graduation, our graduates are expected to meet objectives in the following categories:

  • PEO1: Career Preparation and Value of the Educational Experience:
    Work on diverse teams to positively impact local and global communities through their practice of electrical and computer engineering and related disciplines.
  • PEO2: Problem-solving and Continued Learning:
    Maintain and increase their technical expertise through graduate study, research, continuous skill development, and lifelong learning.
  • PEO3: Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Integrity:
    Be able to advance into leadership, managerial, or entrepreneurial positions by being ethical and competent practitioners with effective communication skills.

Approved by the ECE faculty and Industrial Advisory Board, October 2021

ECE program outcomes

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies