Students

Placement Data

The College of Engineering utilizes a Direct to College admission model where a large cohort of first-year students are admitted to the college as Engineering Undeclared (ENGRUD) students. After completion of the placement requirements, ENGRUD students request placement in an engineering major. Below is a summary of each incoming cohort’s placement cycles and outcomes. Please note, starting with the Autumn 2020 incoming cohort and beyond, ENGRUD students will have one placement cycle in summer at the end of their first year.

Starting with the AUT20 incoming cohort and beyond, ENGRUD students will have one placement cycle in summer at the end of their first year. Thus, placement for this incoming cohort will occur in summer 2021.

For more information, see Placement requirements for ENGRUDs entering Fall 2020.

The second Direct to College cohort of 785 Engineering Undeclared (ENGRUD) students entered the UW in autumn 2019. Students with an extensive amount of completed college credit had an opportunity to request placement in winter 2020 (P0). The primary placement cycles for this cohort are: summer 2020 (P1), winter 2021 (P2), and the final placement cycle in summer 2021 (P3). The results of these cycles will be added below as they’re completed.

For more information, see Placement requirements for ENGRUDs entering Fall 2019.

P1 Summer 2020 placement cycle

537 ENGRUD students requested placement
373 ENGRUD students were placed in engineering majors
367 ENGRUD students placed in their first or second choice majors
26 ENGRUD students admitted to the Computer Science major through the Allen School competitive application process

P1 Summer 2020 placement cycle: placements compared to 1st choice placement requests

Major Placements Number of 1st choice requests
Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering 28 54
Bioengineering 34 72
Chemical Engineering 21 20
Civil Engineering 33 23
Computer Engineering 40 112
Electrical Engineering 64 40
Environmental Engineering 7 6
Human Centered Design & Engineering 34 46
Industrial Engineering 26 22
Materials Science & Engineering 15 14
Mechanical Engineering 71 128
Grand total 373 537

P0 Winter 2020 placement cycle

28 ENGRUD students requested placement
22 ENGRUD students were placed in engineering majors
22 ENGRUD students placed in their first or second choice majors
0 ENGRUD students admitted to the Computer Science major through the Allen School competitive application process

P0 Winter 2020 placement cycle: placements compared to 1st choice placement requests

Major Placements Number of 1st choice requests
Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering 5 5
Bioengineering 3 3
Chemical Engineering 2 2
Civil Engineering 3 3
Computer Engineering 1 7
Electrical Engineering 3 3
Environmental Engineering 0 0
Human Centered Design & Engineering 1 1
Industrial Engineering 0 0
Materials Science & Engineering 2 2
Mechanical Engineering 2 2
Grand total 22 28

The first Direct to College cohort of 905 Engineering Undeclared (ENGRUD) students entered the UW in autumn 2018. The placement cycles for this cohort were: summer 2019 (P1), winter 2020 (P2), and the final placement cycle in summer 2020 (P3). Here are the results of those cycles.

P3 Summer 2020 placement cycle

The P3 placement cycle is designed for students who may need more time to progress through the engineering coursework. Therefore, students who are placed at P3 are generally on a 5-year graduation timeline.

26 ENGRUD students requested placement
26 ENGRUD students were placed in engineering majors
26 ENGRUD students placed in their first or second choice majors
1 ENGRUD students admitted to the Computer Science major through the Allen School competitive application process

P3 Summer 2020 placement cycle: placements compared to 1st choice placement requests

Major Placements Number of 1st choice requests
Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering 0 0
Bioengineering 1 1
Chemical Engineering 0 0
Civil Engineering 3 3
Computer Engineering 1 5
Electrical Engineering 8 5
Environmental Engineering 0 0
Human Centered Design & Engineering 8 7
Industrial Engineering 3 3
Materials Science & Engineering 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 2 2
Grand total 26 26

P2 Winter 2020 placement cycle

326 ENGRUD students requested placement
308 ENGRUD students were placed in engineering majors
279 ENGRUD students placed in their first or second choice majors
8 ENGRUD students admitted to the Computer Science major through the Allen School competitive application process

P2 Winter 2020 placement cycle: placements compared to 1st choice placement requests

Major Placements Number of 1st choice requests
Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering 18 17
Bioengineering 14 24
Chemical Engineering 13 10
Civil Engineering 42 20
Computer Engineering 11 64
Electrical Engineering 94 77
Environmental Engineering 10 3
Human Centered Design & Engineering 20 19
Industrial Engineering 24 20
Materials Science & Engineering 17 9
Mechanical Engineering 45 63
Grand total 308 326

P1 Summer 2019 placement cycle

592 ENGRUD students requested placement
416 ENGRUD students were placed in engineering majors
405 ENGRUD students placed in their first or second choice majors
21 ENGRUD students admitted to the Computer Science major through the Allen School competitive application process

P1 Summer 2019 placement cycle: placements compared to 1st choice placement requests

Major Placements Number of 1st choice requests
Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering 30 49
Bioengineering 39 69
Chemical Engineering 30 28
Civil Engineering 28 22
Computer Engineering 41 154
Electrical Engineering 92 73
Environmental Engineering 9 7
Human Centered Design & Engineering 29 30
Industrial Engineering 20 15
Materials Science & Engineering 19 16
Mechanical Engineering 79 129
Grand total 416 592