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UW Engineering Departments at a Glance

William E. Boeing Department of
Aeronautics & Astronautics »

Office: 211 Guggenheim Hall (map), (206) 543-1950
Chair:Anthony Waas
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering
Master of Science in Aeronautics & Astronautics
Master of Aerospace Engineering
Master of Aerospace Engineering (General Studies)
Doctor of Philosophy in Aeronautics & Astronautics
Certificate Program
Students in the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics design, develop, test, and produce aircraft, missiles, spacecraft and satellites. Aerospace technology also has "earthbound" applications like making race cars and golf balls more aerodynamic. Study subjects include aerodynamics, aircraft and spacecraft design, flight dynamics and controls, structural analysis and design, and aircraft and spacecraft propulsion.



Bioengineering »
         BioE Fact Sheet (PDF)
Office: 107 W.H. Foege Bioengineering Building (map), (206) 685-2000
Chair: Cecilia Giachelli
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering
Combined BS/MS in Bioengineering
Master of Science in Bioengineering
Doctor of Philosophy in Bioengineering
Other Academic Opportunities
Professional Master's and Certificate Programs
Bioengineers integrate principles from across engineering disciplines and the natural sciences to advance healthcare technology and delivery. Following a foundation in chemistry, biology, physics, physiology, fluid and solid mechanics, mass and heat transport, electronic circuits, and bio-signals, students may choose to study tissue and protein engineering, muscle regulation, biomaterials, implantable and wearable prosthetics, drug and gene delivery, medical imaging, therapeutic ultrasound, nano- and molecular engineering, microfluidics, computational modeling, synthetic biology, point-of-care diagnostic devices, and global health.



Chemical Engineering »   
Office: 105 Benson Hall (map), (206) 543-2250
Chair:François Baneyx
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering
UW Chemical Engineering students transform raw materials into useful products including pharmaceuticals, food, fuel cells, and cosmetics. Subjects include petroleum, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, environmental engineering, consumer products, biotechnology, electronic materials, nuclear chemical engineering, polymers, composites, colloids, and interfaces.



Civil & Environmental Engineering »         CEE Fact Sheet (PDF)
Office: 201 More Hall (map), (206) 543-2390
Chair:Greg Miller
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy in Civil & Environmental Engineering
Online Master's Degrees in Civil Engineering;
Professional and Certificate Programs
Plans, designs, constructs and manages facilities such as airports, buildings, bridges, dams, water, and sewage systems. Subjects include structures, transportation, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, construction, and water resources, hydrology and hydraulic systems.



Computer Science & Engineering »         
Office: AC101 Paul G. Allen Center (map), (206) 543-1695
Chair:Hank Levy
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
Combined Bachelor's/Master's in Computer Science & Engineering (BS/MS)
Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering
Professional Master's Programs
Computing and IT Certificate Programs
Designs and implements both hardware and software computer systems. Subjects include ubiquitous computing and embedded systems; networking; operating systems; databases and data mining; software engineering; graphics, vision and animation; artificial intelligence and robotics; computational biology; and technology in education.



Electrical Engineering »   
Office: AE100R Paul G. Allen Center (map), (206) 221-5270
Chair:Radha Poovendran
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
Professional Masters Program in Electrical Engineering
UW EE students design, produce, and operate devices and systems that use electric and electromagnetic energy for sensing, processing, visualizing and use of information. Subjects of study include circuits, systems and controls (robotics); signal and image processing; electronics, electronic devices, and photonics; computers; energy systems; electromagnetics and optics.



Human Centered Design & Engineering »            HCDE Fact Sheet (PDF)
Office: 428 Sieg Hall (map), (206) 543-2567
Chair:David W. McDonald
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Human Centered Design & Engineering
Master of Science in Human Centered Design & Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy in Human Centered Design & Engineering
User-Centered Design Certificate
Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Design
Putting people first, HCDE students and faculty research, design, and engineer interactions between humans and technology. HCDE faculty and students are advancing design knowledge by using innovative techniques to study human activity and then translating that knowledge into meaningful information and system designs.



Industrial & Systems Engineering »  
Office: G10 Mechanical Engineering Building (map), (206) 543-1427
Chair:Linda Boyle
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
Master of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering
Certificate Programs
Using mathematical tools, Industrial Engineering students learn to extract meaning from a sea of data and find the keys to unlocking a system's true potential. IEs focus on the integration of people, materials, information, equipment, and energy to design, implement, and manage integrated systems to achieve optimum performance. This focus on the big picture makes industrial engineering one of the most people-oriented engineering disciplines. Students study system productivity improvement, experiment design, linear and stochastic optimization, modeling, statistical quality control, reliability, simulation, human factors, scheduling and inventory control, and supply chain systems.



Materials Science & Engineering »        MSE Fact Sheet (PDF)
Office: 302 Roberts Hall (map), (206) 543-2600
Chair:Alex Jen
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Materials Science & Engineering
Applied Master's Program in Materials Science & Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science & Engineering
UW MSE students develop new materials, process methods, equipment, and material uses. Subjects include biomimetics and biomaterials; ceramic properties; composite materials; electronic, optical and magnetic materials; materials characterization, chemistry, modelling; metals & alloys; and polymers.



Mechanical Engineering »         ME Fact Sheet (PDF)
Office: 143 Mechanical Engineering Building (map), (206) 543-5090
Chair:Per Reinhall
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Master of Science in Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering
UW ME students design and manufacture mechanical devices and systems. Subjects include conversion of thermal, chemical, solar, and wind energies into mechanical energy through engines and other power plants; design and manufacturing processes, especially as applied to transportation systems (airplanes, automobiles, trucks, etc); application of engineering principles to the study of biological systems; ultra-high precision system dynamics and control; and analytical numerical, and experimental fluid and structural analysis.


Affiliated Programs

Bioresource Science & Engineering »
students doing research by creek
Office: School of Forest Resources
116/130 Anderson Hall (map), (206) 543-7081
Director: Tom DeLuca
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources degree with a major in Bioresource Science and Engineering
Additional School of Forest Resources degrees
BSE students produce materials, fuels, and chemicals from renewable natural resources. They learn to apply natural products chemistry, chemical processing, and material science to the many uses of natural products and fiber based materials, including paper and biofuels manufacturing. Subjects include natural products chemistry, biorefinery operations, papermaking, bioresource engineering, and bioresource design.