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.

low-cost ultrasound student teamChange 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.
award-winning facultyWork 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
student with equipment in the labParticipate 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.
EcoCar and studentsBuild 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.
conferring at a networking eventBe 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.
Block W logoGet 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.

We need people with disabilities pursing careers as engineers!
Adapted from GeekWire's How tech advances are helping innovators do more for people with disabilities

People who know exactly what a disabled person may need in a product understand the value of what they are doing. "They see the nuances" says UW CSE professor Richard Ladner, who’s dedicated more than a decade of his life to accessibility research. Ladner is excited about the recent increase in attention to the assistive technology and says, “There is a lot of room for this space to grow.” Read more »