At Washington State University Tri-Cities, we are committed to creating a sustainable future, offering you the best undergraduate and graduate experience, and immersing you in a world-class research environment that offers opportunity for doing hands-on work on real projects.
Did you know?
Five of the top 10 degrees in demand (bachelor's degree level) are in the fields of engineering and computer science. They are in computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer engineering, and civil engineering.
The top degrees in demand for the doctorate degree level are in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, and chemical engineering.
Engineering Programs offered at WSU Tri-Cities
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Civil Engineering is a professional discipline of engineering that focuses on the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment. This includes work on roads, bridges, canals, and buildings. Civil Engineering takes place in both the public and private sector, ranging from government oversight to individual homeowners. Civil Engineering has many sub-disciplines including environmental engineering, structural engineering, and water resources engineering, to name a few.
In the world of technology Computer Science evolves quickly. The foundation of Computer Science is based around computation or transforming ideas into algorithms used for computer applications. Computer Science is a broad discipline that includes topics like computer graphics, programming language theory, and software engineering.
Electrical Engineering generally deals with studying the design, production, and application of electric power. The field of Electrical Engineering also encompasses the study of electronics, electromagnetism, computers, as well as communication and control systems. Sub-disciplines in the field of Electrical Engineering include Power, Control, Computers, Communication Systems and more. The scope Electrical Engineering is broad ranging from studying electronic circuits to designing complex power systems.
Mechanical Engineering is the discipline of engineering that applies principles of science and technology to the design and production of machines to power industry and produce everyday products. Mechanical Engineering looks at the production of heat and mechanical power for heating, transport systems, manufacturing and other everyday uses. Disciplines within Mechanical Engineering include Mechanics, Mechatronics and robotics, Structural analysis, and Thermodynamics.
Nuclear Engineering looks at the areas of nuclear fuel processing, materials, radioactive waste treatment and management. Other topics include nuclear systems design and applications related to nuclear process heat.