Col. Eileen Collins '78 (left), first female space shuttle commander

Col. Eileen Collins ’78 (left), first female space shuttle commander, takes the controls of the Fidelity Motus 622i flight simulator.

College of Engineering and Computer Science

In the highly challenging, ever-evolving field of engineering, you not only need technical savvy, but you also need to understand the broader implications of new technologies on society. At the College of Engineering and Computer Science, you’ll get top-flight career preparation though a collaborative educational experience that puts your learning to the test in the lab and in the world.

Outstanding Placement Rate

Ninety-five percent of Engineering and Computer Science graduates responding to the 2014 placement survey were employed full time in the industry or enrolled in graduate school within a few months of graduation. The average starting salary for recent graduates is $66,000.


All engineering majors and the computer science major are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

You’ll also take coursework in the liberal arts, allowing you to gain the critical thinking, communication, and analytical skills that impress employers.

Hands-On Experience

Most E&CS students complete full summer, paid work experiences in industry through a co-op placement. On-campus, labs, and makerspaces give life to your designs and support your academic and research aspirations. Facilities include:

  • The Student Machine Shop, with lathes, mills, and 3D printers
  • The Fidelity Motus 622i flight simulator
  • Syracuse Biomaterials Institute, with a focus on research in biological materials
  • Subsonic and supersonic wind tunnels
  • A 3-story high bay lab for building and testing concrete structures
  • Syracuse Center of Excellence, a research center dedicated to creating innovations in environmental and energy technologies
  • i3 Workspace at CASE: The Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering