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UW ECE Launches New BSECE Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)

The University of Washington Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) degree prepares students to design and build hardware and software for a variety of devices that use electricity, electromagnetics, photonics and quantum phenomena, such as robots, smartphones, lasers, electric power, vehicle control, medical devices and much more.

Outside of the classroom, students pursue internships and leadership opportunities and work on research with renowned faculty in one of 40 department labs. Real, hands-on experience prepares graduates to work for companies such as Intel, IBM, Agilent, T-Mobile, Verizon, Motorola, Boeing, Qwest, National Instruments, Lockheed Martin and many others.

Why UW ECE?

UW ECE is the top electrical engineering department in the region. World-class faculty instruct courses at all levels and invite students to work on research projects. Located in Seattle, Washington, UW ECE is situated in the heart of the innovation culture of the Pacific Northwest, affording undergraduates access to a variety of internship and entrepreneurship opportunities.

Admissions

The BSEE program is capacity constrained. Admitted students have an average cumulative GPA of 3.6. Applications are accepted from current UW students as well as freshman and transfer applicants. UW ECE enrolls students for autumn quarter only.

 

 

The primary path for undergraduates to earn a BSEE while spending all four years at UW is “Direct To College.” Students are admitted to the College of Engineering as Freshmen, and then can be placed into electrical & computer engineering during the summer between Freshman and Sophomore years.

Curriculum

The BSEE program prepares students for jobs in industry or for further graduate study. Students complete at least one concentration area to focus their studies. All curriculum paths culminate with a capstone design project.

Tuition, Fees and Funding

Tuition and Fees

Tuition rates are established by the UW Regents at the end of spring quarter. You can find complete tuition and fee information at the Web site of the Office of Planning and Budgeting.

The total costs of full-time undergraduate tuition and fees are for one quarter.

Scholarships

Several types of scholarships available to all UW ECE undergraduate and graduate students. Below are current resources and links:

Financial Aid

The University of Washington participates in both federal and state financial aid programs. Information on grants, loans and other forms of financial assistance is available from the Student Financial Aid Office.

FAQs

How do I apply?

The UW Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) program accepts applications from current UW students as well as freshman and transfer applicants. UW ECE enrolls new students annually in autumn quarter. The BSEE program is a capacity constrained major and we may not be able to offer admission to all applicants who meet the minimum prerequisites. If applying as a current UW student, view prerequisite and admissions criteria here.

How much is tuition?

Tuition rates are established by the UW Regents at the end of spring quarter. You can find complete tuition and fee information at the Web site of the Office of Planning and Budgeting.

Information Sessions

Is electrical and computer engineering the right major for you? UW ECE holds monthly information sessions where advisers provide information on admissions, curriculum, electrical and computer engineering as a profession and more.

When & Where

Second Thursday of every month: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Contact Advising

undergrad@ece.uw.edu

Current ECE students can schedule an appointment with an adviser or find drop-in hours online.

Prospective student drop-in hours