At the School of Engineering and Computer Science, engineers must develop dual competencies - technical and social. They must understand the principles of science as well as the nature of human needs and behavior and the impact of technology on society. The modern engineer and computer scientist deal with socially relevant matters including pollution, energy resources, sustainability, health care and public transportation systems. They are experts in manufacturing processes, communications systems, medical electronics, the space program and numerous other endeavors that provide citizens of the world with a safer, more enjoyable lifestyle.
The School of Engineering and Computer Science offers eight undergraduate degree programs: Bioengineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineer, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, Engineering Physics, and Mechanical Engineering. The curricula are divided into lower-division and upper-division segments. The lower-division curriculum stresses fundamentals in science, mathematics, and engineering. The first two years are essentially the same for all engineering majors. The upper-division combines courses in the major area with work experience through the Co-op Program.
Within the School of Engineering and Computer Science there are five minors available to students: Computer Science Minor, Minor in International Engineering, Minor in Engineering Management, Minor in Sustainability, Minor in Technology (for non-engineering students only).
- Graduate Program
Pacific's master's degree program allows students to begin graduate course work during their senior year at Pacific, completing both degrees in a total of five years. The Master of Science in Engineering Science degree is offered with concentrations in Civil Engineering (Environmental and Structural), Computer/Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science; Mechanical Engineering.
Cooperative Education employment enhances a technical degree and stimulates the learning process by relating theory to practice. When students apply what they have learned in the classroom to a working situation, they learn by doing, which increases student motivation.