What will I learn?

Our MSE graduates do not report additional barriers or difficulties finding jobs. In fact, their non-ME undergraduate backgrounds can even help them present as more well-rounded candidates for the professional engineering positions their MS in Engineering qualify them for. Hiring trends indicate that employers are no longer looking just for entry-level engineers and instead are seeking out graduates with project-based experience or specialty areas. Like their peers in the MSME, MSE students should be pro-active in selecting courses and obtaining project or research experiences that will best prepare them for the workforce.

Online option

In addition to the on-campus program, the MSE curriculum is offered in an online format that uses the latest internet and video technologies and is taught by expert UW faculty. Students can enroll on a full- or part-time basis to accommodate their work schedules. Additionally, distance learning students can enter the program any quarter.

M.S. degree course requirements

The master's degree requires 42 total credits. Thesis option students must register for 12 credits of thesis research and 30 credits of related numerically graded coursework. Non-thesis option students must take all 42 credits in numerically graded courses.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (42 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$45,528.00 per year
Estimated minimum total course fees: USD $45,528
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Washington

Schmitz Hall, 1410 NE Campus Parkway,

SEATTLE,

Washington,

98195, United States

Online/Distance (42 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$45,528.00 per year
Estimated minimum total course fees: USD $45,528
Start date

3 January 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Prospective graduate students must meet the following minimum requirements: Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.1or its equivalent from a foreign institution; Have earned at least a 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4 point scale) for the last 90 graded quarter credits or 60 graded semester credits. Other English Language Requirements: 580 paper-based TOEFL.

For international students

Hold the minimum equivalent of a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. or its equivalent from an accredited foreign institution or a Bologna bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 180 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits.

English Proficiency:

The Graduate School is temporarily accepting official test scores for both the Duolingo English Test and the TOEFL ITP Plus For China to assist international students with remote testing options. This policy is currently in effect through the autumn 2021 admission cycle (i.e., students enrolling in autumn 2021).

TOEFL iBT - Minimum Required Score (ELP Required): 80; Recommended Score (ELP Satisfied): 92 or higher

TOEFL pBT - Minimum Required Score: 500

Duolingo: Minimum Required Score (ELP Required): 105; Recommended Score (ELP Satisfied): 120 or higher

IELTS: Minimum Required Score 6.5

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

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