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Professional Master's and Certificate Programs

Engineering professional programs offer graduate-level education taught by renown faculty, with curricula guided by industry leaders.

Students benefit from the expertise of UW Engineering faculty, who are leaders in their fields, and from the diverse backgrounds of classmates. The degrees and certificates are developed in partnership with regional industry leaders to give you access to important contacts and industry expertise. This page summarizes the professional programs available for all UW Engineering disciplines.

Programs by department

The William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics (A&A) offers graduate degrees and certificates to develop practical engineering skills and essential project management skills to advance professionally.

 Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics (MSAA)
For students who are interested in pursuing an advanced, research-oriented degree for a career in industry, government, or the engineering sciences or in preparation for a PhD.

 Master of Aerospace Engineering (MAE)
A part-time (three-year), specialized degree program for working professionals seeking application-oriented engineering skills and experience needed in industry. Online or evening options.

Department website: Prospective Graduate Students

BioE trains engineering professionals in biological and medical fields and enable working professionals to explore molecular and cellular biology, drug discovery and design, and pharmaceutics.

 Master of Pharmaceutical Bioengineering

 Certificate in Basic Bioscience

 Certificate in Drug Discovery & Design

 Certificate in Translational Pharmaceutics

Department website: UW Bioengineering Graduate Programs

ChemE graduate programs encourage hands-on exploration and innovation in a variety of specialized fields including alternative energy, nanotechnology, biomaterials, and polymer science.

Department website: Prospective Graduate Students

CSE offers first-class faculty and curricula in a student group that includes the best and brightest software designers and engineers in the Seattle area. We are consistently ranked among the top ten computer science programs in the country.

 Professional Master's Program

 Computing and IT certificate programs

Department website: Professional Master's Program

ECE's programs serve the growing need for engineers and scientists in the Puget Sound region to earn advanced degrees and expand their career opportunities in the field of electrical and computer engineering.

 Master of Electrical Engineering

HCDE's professional programs prepares students for leadership roles in user experience (UX) research and design, human-computer interaction, information design, usability testing, and related specializations.

 Master of Science in Human Centered Design & Engineering

 User-Centered Design Certificate

Department website: Professional Master's Program and Certificate Program

ISE’s professional programs focus on developing systems engineering knowledge as well as building strategic management skills, particularly those associated with technical leadership in technical environments. The curriculum blends systems engineering with business fundamentals and quantitative engineering decision methods in a practical, problem solving framework.

 Master of Industrial & Systems Engineering

 Global Integrated Systems Engineering (GISE) Certificate

 Certificate in Engineering Leadership

Department website: Professional Master's Program and Certificate Programs

MSE graduate students conduct important research on interdisciplinary topics: from developing biomaterials for tissue engineering, ceramics for energy applications and composites and metals for aerospace to genetically engineering molecules and semiconductors for electronics.

Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering

Department website: Prospective Graduate Students

ME houses one of the major mechanical engineering graduate programs in the United States, with more than 150 master's students enrolled. The master's programs are available both on campus and online to fit any professional’s work schedule. The curriculum and research reflect the technical diversity of mechanical engineering, with focus areas in biomechanics; controls, mechatronics, and robotics; dynamics and vibrations; energy and environment; fluids; and materials and manufacturing.

 Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)

 Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)

Department website: Graduate Admissions

Master of Science in Technology Innovation

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The first dual degree, master's level program to be offered through Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) is designed to fuel innovation and foster collaborations on a worldwide scale. The UW and Tsinghua University program combines project-based learning in design thinking, technology development and entrepreneurship.

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