Future Students

The Student Experience

Being a UW engineering student means a lot of work and studying, but it also means getting real-world experience in research, student organizations and competitions, co-op jobs or internships, and building relationships with peers and with industry.

Here are some of the ways to gain those important experiences:

Transition Smoothly

Prepare for college-level courses with the WiSE UP Summer Bridge program for incoming freshmen in science and engineering.

Succeed Academically

Engineering Academic Center offers tutoring, mentoring, and camaraderie. Read about the center: A Home Base for Students and EAC Facebook EAC on Facebook.

The STARS Program provides highly motivated students who are eligible for financial aid with a specialized first-year curriculum designed to build learning skills and academic preparation.

Build Community

Academic, cultural, and social student diversity programs offer great ways to gain experience, learn outside the classroom, and make connections that will last long after college.

Live with Your Engineering Peers

Engineering Community is several floors of McCarty Hall reserved for freshman and sophomore engineering students. Residents can go to classes and study together, buy books from each other, commiserate over tough courses, and find time to play games and relax.

Participate

Dozens of student organizations and clubs offer hands-on, out-of-the-classroom experience and exposure to engineering disciplines. Find other ways to Get Connected. Explore the Engineering Calendar.

Indulge Your Competitive Streak — Or Develop One

Student Competitions offer opportunities to do hands-on work in a public forum. These events are often sponsored by professional organizations, corporations or government programs. The work can be hard, but very rewarding, as stated by students working on the EcoCar3 Challenge.

Participate in Undergraduate Research

Students get to work alongside world-class faculty through the Research Experience for Undergraduates program.

Work in Industry and Get Course Credit

Engineering Co-op helps students find work in their chosen field, for pay, and for toward their degrees. Co-op on Facebook UW Co-op & Internship on Facebook

Get Started as an Entrepreneur

Participants in the Environmental Innovation Challenge and Business Plan Competition demonstrate their ideas for innovative solutions and compete for awards to bring those innovations to life and to market.

Collaborate

The senior design (or "capstone") project is the culmination of undergraduate engineering study where students solve real-world problems while building skills in project management, teamwork, flexibility, and open-ended thinking.

Volunteer

Students further build teamwork, leadership, and listening skills through The Dream Project and Engineers Without Borders. Find Engineers Without Borders on Facebook UW WiSE Facebook.

Travel the World

With a the engineering Study Abroad program, students can get a broader perspective of the world and expose themselves to different cultures while staying on track with their studies.

Be Active

Unwind, de-stress, and have fun by participating in intramurals and working out at the IMA. Or take a walk to one of the hidden scenic spots on campus.