Engineers are fascinated by questions of how and why things work. They use their training in mathematics, physics, and chemistry to understand the physical world and develop creative solutions to society's complex needs. Engineering is highly collaborative and demands strong communication skills.
Learn More about UW Engineering
Engineering advisers, degrees and majors offered, planning your course schedule, and succeeding as an engineering student.
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Admission requirements and statistics, engineering application, writing your personal statement.
How and when to apply for engineering scholarships.
Opportunities for undergraduates to participate in engineering research.
Internships and the Engineering Co-op, which links students to employers for paid positions and tremendous learning experiences.
Clubs, projects and groups to support and build community in our diverse student population.
Discover Engineering: Introductory Seminars
Several courses and seminars are available each year that allow students to find out more about engineering and about specific majors within the College of Engineering. Many of these options are one or two credits and are seminars which do not require homework or exams, so they can easily be taken in addition to a regular full-time course load.
|Course ID||Credits||Course/Seminar name||Quarter|
|BIOEN 299||1||Intro to Bioengineering||aut spr|
|BSE 201||3||Intro to Pulp, Paper, and Bioproducts||aut|
|AA 496||1||Undergraduate Seminar||win|
|CEE 100||1||Twenty-first Century Civil and Environmental Engineering||win|
|MSE 298||1||Intro to Modern Materials||aut spr|
|BSE 150||1||Bioresource Science & Engineering Seminar||aut|
|GENST 197F||1||Freshman Seminar (various topics)||aut win spr|
Contact Engineering Advising
For admissions questions, contact:
Advising & Retention
Student Academic Services
Engineering: Past, Present & Future
Why study engineering? What major to pursue? What problem do you want to solve? This brochure from the National Academy of Engineering could help you decide, with a look at the past, present and future of engineering.