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Bachelor of Science

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 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 more.


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, Wash., 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.


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.

Direct to College

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.


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.


Information Sessions

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

When & Where

Second Thursday of every month: