What will I learn?

Electrical engineering is concerned with the understanding and utilization of electricity and with providing society useful, efficient, and economic products and services. It encompasses everything from batteries and power supplies to crystal fabrication, autonomous robots, and devices that can recognize human speech. Electrical engineers design, produce, study, and operate all manner of devices and systems that use electric and electromagnetic energy. They also work on systems at the macro scale of electric power grids and at the micro scale of nanotechnology.

Contemporary society is in the midst of an information revolution, created in large part from the fruits of electrical engineering. Rapid improvements in communication technologies, computer visualization, and information access continue to have a significant impact on manufacturing, medicine, transportation, and environmental monitoring. Dramatic advances in personal communication services, digital imaging, and network hardware and software are changing the texture of everyday life for an increasing portion of the world's population.

Student Outcomes and Opportunities

Learning Objectives and Expected Outcomes

Professional Opportunities: Graduates with a degree in electrical engineering find employment in industries such as aerospace, communications, computer manufacturing, power distribution, consumer electronics, and biomedical engineering. Positions can be found focusing on the research, design, and testing of new products; technical sales and marketing; business consulting; and even growing areas such as intellectual property.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (180 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$39,114.00 (29,03,726) per year
Start date

29 September 2021

Venue

University of Washington

Schmitz Hall, 1410 NE Campus Parkway,

SEATTLE,

Washington,

98195, United States

Full Time (180 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$39,114.00 (29,03,726) per year
Start date

29 September 2021

Venue

University of Washington Bothell

18115 Campus Way NE,

BOTHELL,

Washington,

98011, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: 580 paper-based TOEFL.

For international students

Student must have a High School Qualification.

Due to limited testing availability from COVID-19, the UW will accept the Duolingo’s English Test for autumn 2021 applicants. A minimum score of 105 will be required for admission. The TOEFL iBT special home edition and the IELTS Indicator at home exam will also be accepted for 2021 international freshman applicants.

English proficiency

TOEFL (iBT) - Minimum score required: 76, Recommended score: 92 or higher

IELTS - Minimum score required: 6.0, Recommended score: 7.0 or higher

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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