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Why UW Engineering?

We are committed to providing students with an engineering education that is academically meticulous, technically rigorous, collaborative and inclusive.

An engineering education from the University of Washington offers a wealth of opportunities and opens doors to an extraordinary future. We are working to ensure that students from all backgrounds succeed, from the day they step into campus to their post-college careers.

#21 and #22

among all engineering undergraduate programs and graduate programs respectively


source of all
UW start-ups


faculty are women compared to 18% nationally

~$3 million

in scholarships awarded by the College and its departments

Students working in Challenges Impact Lab in India

Change the world

Our students make a global impact. Undergraduates in the Grand Challenges Impact Lab spent a quarter in Bangalore, India, developed solutions to problems that ranged from food insecurity to inadequate housing. Another group of students built a device to generate medical oxygen using renewable energy sources.

Our departments and degrees

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Join a diverse community

Our engineering education, research and innovation is grounded in inclusive excellence. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are central to our mission of producing outstanding engineers who are responsible, engaged global citizens and agents of societal change.

Our commitment to DEI

Professor Lidstrom talking to student at her lab

Work with renowned, supportive faculty

Our faculty are working to solve society's most pressing challenges and are committed to providing students with an exceptional education. They include 20 members of the National Academy of Engineering, 129 NSF Early Career awardees, 2 MacArthur "Genius" Award winners, and 32 Sloan Research fellows.

Explore our faculty directory

Students and researchers working at robotics lab

Participate in world-class research

As part of a tier-one public research university with a global footprint, our innovations become real-world solutions. We partner with organizations in the environment, energy, manufacturing, health, and infrastructure sectors to advance clean energy, manufacturing, computing, healthcare and more.

Research at UW Engineering

Professor Laura Lowes takes her Reinforced Concrete Design class to the Interdisciplinary Engineering Building construction site

Partner with industry and plan for future career opportunities

Our undergraduates tackle large-scale challenges proposed by industry sponsors through senior capstone design projects. Through the Career Center @ Engineering connects students to internships, often securing jobs before graduation. The average starting salary for our graduates is $80,000, 14% higher than the national average.

Student career outcomes

Students working together on electric vehicle

Connect with fellow engineering students

We offer a wide variety of programs to support our students. The Engineering Living Learning Community is a residence hall for first and second year students. Student clubs, communities and competition groups provide engineering experience and connection with peers. Our Engineering Leadership programs offer students professional development skills that provide a competitive edge.

Engineering students at graduation wearing cap and gown

Get one of the best values in higher education

Finances should not be a barrier to getting a world-class education. The UW is consistently ranked among the top 5 universities in the best value for higher education. Over 60% of UW undergraduate students receive financial assistance. The UW's Husky Promise guarantees that undergraduate tuition will be covered for Pell grant-eligible Washington state residents.

Financial aid at the UW