Why UW Engineering?
The University of Washington is ranked number one in federal research and training funding for public universities. Nine of 10 engineering departments are ranked in their respective top 25, with two in the top 10, and the College of Engineering is ranked 13th in public engineering schools overall. An engineering education from the UW offers a wealth of opportunities and opens doors to an extraordinary future.
- Change the world
- Students work on interesting projects with global impact. One group built a successful fish hatchery program in Guatemala that provides a reliable source of food and income. Another team designs cook stoves for developing countries. Students teams participate in (and often win) the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge.
- Work with award winning and supportive faculty
- Our faculty are passionate and renowned in their fields and are committed to providing students with an exceptional education. They include 22 members of the National Academy of Engineering, 95 NSF Early Career awardees, 2 MacArthur "Genius" Award winners, and 25 Sloan Research fellows
- Participate in world-class research
- Our undergraduates tackle real-world problems through senior capstone design projects. They work in major research centers in aerospace, bio-sciences, electronics and computing, energy, materials and structures, molecular and nano engineering, and transportation.
- Build relationships with industry—now and into the future
- The Puget Sound region is a hub of creativity and innovation in aerospace, biotechnology, global health, clean technology, and information and communications technology. Local industry is eager to connect with our students. Through our Co-Op & Internship Program, students work in their field while earning school credit and often secure jobs before graduation.
- Be a part of our "Community of Innovators"
- UW Engineering has a wide variety of programs to support our students. First- and second-years can live in the Engineering Community, a residence hall that extends learning beyond the classroom. The Engineering Academic Center provides support, tutoring, workshops, and study groups.
- Get one of the best values in higher education
- We believe that finances should not be a barrier to getting a first-class education. Kiplinger's magazine rated the UW the 13th best value in higher education. Over 60% of UW undergraduate students receive financial assistance. The UW's Husky Promise guarantees that full tuition will be covered for low or lower-middle income students who are Washington residents.
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“Engineering is a very creative profession... [Without] diversity, we limit the set of life experiences that are applied, and as a result, we pay an opportunity cost - a cost in products not built, in designs not considered, in constraints not understood, in processes not invented..."
~ William. A. Wulf,
former NAE President,
Diversity in Engineering,
The Bridge, Winter 1998.
Academic Support through Learning Communities
The Engineering Academic Center is a place where students hone the skills they need to succeed in introductory math, physics or chemistry courses. Workshop participants, usually 10 to 20 students, meet twice a week in study groups and form learning communities.
Engineering Academic Center
Center leader Dave Prince