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ABET Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.

Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

The educational objectives of the University of Washington, Seattle, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) degree program are to serve the needs of our students, faculty, and regional industry by producing graduates who have acquired foundational knowledge and skills through a comprehensive curriculum and immersive educational and developmental experience.  Our graduates are expected to have achieved all of the ABET Criterion 3 student outcomes:

(1) Problems An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
(2) Design 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) Communication An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
(4) Responsibility 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) Teams 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) Experiment An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
(7) Learning An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Our curriculum is expected to be compliant with ABET Criterion 5 and to provide a rich, balanced, and contemporary educational pathway for our students to optimally develop the skills and habits which will carry them through their life and career.  We expect our graduates to be well prepared for entering the workforce, to be able to rapidly grow and adapt to their fast changing world, and to rise to levels of leadership and impact in their chosen specialties.  We expect our graduates to embrace change, challenge, innovation, and diversity while applying their creative talents toward the benefit of themselves, their communities, their region, and the world at large.

These student outcomes (1 – 7) and longer term program educational objectives are assessed and evaluated through our Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP).  Our senior capstone design courses are also guided by a set of Capstone Design Course Principles.

Annual Enrollment and Graduation Statistics

BSEE Program Enrollment Statistics
BSEE Program Graduation Statistics