What will I learn?

The computer engineering major includes a general foundation in engineering fundamentals to enable interdisciplinary work with other departments in the College of Engineering and the University as a whole. It may be more appropriate for students who are interested in building systems that include both hardware and software components and that must be engineered to meet a variety of cost and performance constraints.

Learning Objectives and Expected Outcomes:

Engineering Quality: Graduates engage in the productive practice of computer engineering to identify and solve significant problems across a broad range of application areas.

Leadership: Graduates engage in successful careers in industry, academia, and public service, providing technical leadership for their business, profession, and community.

Economic Impact: Graduates enhance the economic well-being of Washington State through a combination of technical expertise, leadership, and entrepreneurship.

Lifelong Learning: Graduates adapt to new technologies, tools, and methodologies to remain at the leading edge of computer engineering practice with the ability to respond to the challenges of a changing environment.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (180 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$39,114.00 per year
Start date

Expected September 2022


University of Washington Bothell

18115 Campus Way NE,



98011, United States

Full Time (180 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$39,114.00 per year
Start date

Expected June, September 2022


University of Washington

Schmitz Hall, 1410 NE Campus Parkway,



98195, 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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