Transforming the Student Experience

As a UW Engineering student, you are part of a caring and innovative learning community. Here are some of the many available resources and opportunities as you chart your course.

Undergrad Academic Advising

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The engineering advising team creates opportunities for engineering exploration, fosters intentional community, and helps students maximize their experiences at the University of Washington. Meet the advisers, make an appointment, email a question, and more.

Academic Advising

Engineering First-year Interest Groups (E-FIGs)

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Engineering Undeclared (ENGRUD) students register for an Engineering FIG their first quarter at the UW. Engineering FIGs include learning about the different pathways in engineering and a discussion section in which students can discuss what they’re learning and build community with other ENGRUD students.

Engineering FIGs


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The College of Engineering and its academic departments award hundreds of scholarships each year. Funds are awarded based on financial need and academic performance and are designed to be integrated into a student's total financial aid package. Review scholarship information for various categories of engineering students.


Diversity programs

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Diversity programs provide financial, social, academic and cultural support to engineering students. From recruitment programs that focus on underrepresented populations, to mentoring, to hands-on work experience, diversity programs help a wide range of students achieve success in pursuit of engineering degrees and careers.

Diversity Programs

Student support resources

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Programs and resources across the college and the university to support students academically, emotionally, and in English language learning. Resources include study centers, tutoring, peer study groups, confidential mental health and counseling, and writing guidance.

Student Support

Student clubs & competitions

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Joining an engineering club help you get to know fellow students and develop key teamwork and leadership skills. Choices include clubs that compete in international design/build competitions, UW chapters of professional societies, service and leadership organizations, and culture or identity-based organizations. Have fun while building your network and gaining skills and experience employers want.

Student Clubs

Student research & projects

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Experiential learning is a key part of engineering education at the UW. Your capstone project allows you to complete a substantial engineering project from start to finish, often in coordination with an industry partner. You can also take part in undergraduate research opportunities with faculty. View a showcase of student research and access a list of programs and funding sources.

Student Research

Study Abroad programs

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A global perspective is key to addressing today's most pressing environmental, health, and technological issues. Enriching in its own right, studying abroad can expand engineering students' career horizons. From month-long programs to year or semester-long exchanges, the College of Engineering and its departments offer a range of programs to help make study abroad possible within you academic career.

Study Abroad

Career Center @ Engineering

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It's never too early to start developing an internship or job plan! CC@E provides advice on careers and positions, guidance in establishing an experience portfolio and resume, networking opportunities with industry, and skill development workshops and events. CC@E houses the Engineering Internship Program, which helps you gain the real-world work experience employers seek.

Career Center @ Engineering

Professional & Continuing Education student guide

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UW Professional & Continuing Education (PCE) offers evening, weekend, and online degree programs and certificates. Courses are developed in partnership with regional leaders and provide access to important contacts and industry expertise.

PCE Student Guide