University of Washington - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: University of Washington
Mailing Address: College of Engineering
371 Loew Hall, Box 352180
City: Seattle
State: WA
Postal Code: 98195
Country: United States
Phone 206-543-0340
Fax: 206-685-0666
Website: http://www.engr.washington.edu

Head of Institution

Ana Mari Cauce
President
Office of the President
University of Washington
301 Gerberding Hall
Box 351230
Seattle, WA 98195-1237
Phone: 206-543-5010
pres@uw.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Scott Winter
Associate Director, Academic Affairs
College of Engineering
University of Washington
Box 352180
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: 206-685-4074
swinter@uw.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Julia Carlson
Director
Graduate Enrollment Management Services, The Graduate School
University of Washington
G-1 Communications
Box 353770
Seattle, WA 98195-3770
Phone: 206-543-8720
Fax: 206-685-3234
jcarlson@u.washington.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: QUARTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus URBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: Yes
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Seattle
This city's population (approx.): 660,000
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 29,990
Total Graduate enrollment: 12,340
Total Professional and other enrollment: 2,081

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Dentistry, Education, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Built Environments, Arts and Sciences, Environment, Information School

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

To be considered for admission as an undergraduate student, applicants must complete a minimum set of requirements in six subject areas. Almost all applicants will have satisfied the requirements through coursework completed in high school (generally defined as grades 9-12 in the U.S.). However, students who completed a portion of the requirements in high school may supplement high school courses with qualifying college courses, as long as they are completed before enrolling at the UW.

The admission distribution requirements for entering undergraduate students are:
English: 4 credits
Mathematics: 3 credits
Social Sciences/Social Studies: 3 credits
World Languages: 2 credits
Lab Science: 2 credits
Senior Year Math-Based Quantitative Course: 1 credit
Fine, Visual, or Performing Arts: 0.5 credits
Academic Elective: 0.5 credits

International applicant must also meet minimum English proficiency requirements. For additional information, see details at: http://admit.washington.edu/Admission/International

At the UW, graduate admissions is decentralized. So although the Graduate School works closely with graduate programs on technical, administrative and policy issues, graduate programs have a great deal of autonomy. Understanding the role of the Graduate School and the role of graduate programs will help you successfully navigate graduate admissions at the UW. It will also help you know who to contact when you have questions.

The role of the Graduate School in graduate admissions:

- establish minimum admission requirements
- support the online application for graduate study at the UW
- process requests for I-20 and DS-2019 visa applications
- verify degrees of applicants who accept an offer of admission
- evaluate English proficiency requirement for non-native English speakers

The role of a graduate program in graduate admissions:

- establish admission requirements for a degree program
- set application deadlines
- decide what application materials are required
- review applications
- make admission decisions
- notify applicants of admission decisions


Recommendations

none provided

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Michael Bragg
Dean
College of Engineering
University of Washington
369 Loew Hall
Box 352180
Seattle, WA 98195-2180
Phone: 206-543-0340
Fax: 206-685-0666
mbragg@uw.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S., B.S.E.
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.S. without thesis, but with project or report, M.Eng., M. of Aerospace Engineering
Doctoral:Ph.D., M.S.E.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Bachelor's

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Aeronautics and Astronautics Both Anthony Waas Aerospace Engineering
Bioengineering Both Cecilia Giachelli Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Both Francois Baneyx Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Both Gregory Miller Civil/Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering, Dean's Office Both Brian Fabien Other Engineering Disciplines
Computer Science and Engineering Both Hank (Henry) Levy Computer Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Hank (Henry) Levy Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical Engineering Both Radha Poovendran Electrical Engineering
Human Centered Design & Engineering Both David McDonald Other Engineering Disciplines
Industrial and Systems Engineering Both Linda Boyle Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Both Fumio Ohuchi Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Both Per Reinhall Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Boeing Advanced Research Center (BARC) Aerospace Engineering INDEPT Per Reinhall
Center for Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety, & Regional Resilience (CoSSaR) Other Engineering Disciplines INDEPT Mark Haselkorn
Center for Design of Analog-Digital Integrated Circuits (CDADIC), NSF & Industry Collaboration Electrical Engineering INDEPT J. Chris Rudell
Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching (CELT) Engineering (General) INDEPT Cynthia Atman
Center for Game Science Computer Science (inside engineering) INDEPT Zoran Popovic
Center for Institutional Change (ADVANCE) Engineering (General) INCOLL Eve Riskin
Center for Intelligent Materials and Systems (CIMS) Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Minoru Taya
Center for Synthetic Biology (CSB) Biomedical Engineering INDEPT Eric Klavins
Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials in Transport (AMTAS); funded by FAA, Boeing Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Mark Tuttle
Clean Energy Institute Environmental Engineering INCOLL Daniel Schwartz
Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT) Center Engineering (General) INCOLL Sheryl Burgstahler
eScience Institute Computer Science (inside engineering) INDEPT Edward Lazowska
Institute for Nanoengineered Systems Engineering (General) INCOLL Karl Bohringer
Intel Science & Technology Center on Pervasive Computing Computer Science (inside engineering) INDEPT Dieter Fox
Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation Aerospace Engineering INDEPT Mehran Mesbahi
Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute Biomedical Engineering INCOLL Patrick Stayton
National ESCA Surface Analysis Center for Biomedical Problems (NESAC-BIO) Biomedical Engineering INDEPT David Castner
NHERI RAPID Facility Civil/Environmental Engineering INDEPT Joseph Wartman
Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Brian Polagye
NSF Engineering Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (ERC/SNE) Computer Science (inside engineering) INDEPT Rajesh Rao
NSF Northwest Nanotechnology Infrastructure (NWNI) Program. An NNCI site Electrical Engineering INDEPT Karl Bohringer
Pacific Northwest Transporation Consortium (PacTrans) Civil/Environmental Engineering INDEPT Yinhai Wang
Plasma Science and Innovation Center Aerospace Engineering INDEPT Thomas Jarboe
Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics (SCTL) Center Civil/Environmental Engineering INDEPT Anne Goodchild
Turing Center Computer Science (inside engineering) INDEPT Oren Etzioni
UW BioFab Center Electrical Engineering INDEPT Eric Klavins
Washington Nanofabrication Facility (WNF) Engineering (General) INDEPT Karl Bohringer
Washington State Transportaton Center (TRAC) Civil/Environmental Engineering INDEPT Mark Hallenbeck

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Aeronautics and Astronautics Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (B.S.) Aerospace Engineering
Bioengineering Bioengineering (B.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
College of Engineering, Dean's Office Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies (B.S., B.S.E.) Other Engineering Disciplines
College of Engineering, Dean's Office PreEngineering (Undeclared) Engineering (General)
Computer Science and Engineering Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Computer Science and Engineering Computer Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Human Centered Design & Engineering Human Centered Design & Engineering (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Industrial and Systems Engineering Industrial Engineering (B.S.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Aeronautics and Astronautics Astronautics and Aeronautics Engineering (M.S.A.A. & M.A.E.) Aerospace Engineering
Bioengineering Bioengineering (M.S., M.P.B, M.A.B.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.S.ChE. & M.S.E.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S.C.E. & M.S.E. & M.S.) Civil/Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering, Dean's Office Interengineering (M.S. & M.S.E.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Computer Science and Engineering Computer Science and Engineering (M.S.) Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.) Electrical Engineering
Human Centered Design & Engineering Human Centered Design & Enginering (M.S.H.C.D.E) Other Engineering Disciplines
Industrial and Systems Engineering Industrial Engineering (M.S.I.E. & M.I.S.E.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.M.S.E & M.S.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.M.E. & M.S.E.) Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Aeronautics and Astronautics Aeronautics and Astronautics (Ph.D.) Aerospace Engineering
Bioengineering Bioengineering (Ph.D.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering Computer Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical Engineering
Human Centered Design & Engineering Human Centered Design & Engineering (Ph.D.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Industrial and Systems Engineering Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.) Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Materials Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Aeronautics and Astronautics
  1. Controls and Autonomous Systems
  2. Fluid Mechanics
  3. Plasma Science
  4. Aircraft, Space, & Energy Systems
  5. Structures
Bioengineering
  1. Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine
  2. Molecular and Cellular Engineering
  3. Technology for Expanding Access to Healthcare
  4. Instrumentation, Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy
  5. Systems, Synthetic and Quantitative Biology
Chemical Engineering
  1. Bio-based Systems
  2. Interfacial Engineering
  3. Devices
  4. Energy Systems
  5. Data Science
Civil and Environmental Engineering
  1. Construction Engineering
  2. Geotechnical Engineering
  3. Transportation Engineering
  4. Structural Engineering & Mechanics
  5. Environmental Engineering
  6. Hydrology and Hydrodynamics
Computer Science and Engineering
  1. Software Engineering, Programming Languages, Education Software, Technologies for the Developing World
  2. Computer Graphics, Vision, Animation, and Human Computer Interaction
  3. Computer Architecture and Embedded Systems
  4. Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Machine Learning
  5. Theory of Computation, Computational Biology, and Biological Computing
  6. Systems and Networking
  7. Big Data
  8. Security and Privacy
Electrical Engineering
  1. Data Sciences
  2. Biosystems
  3. Computing and Networking
  4. Photonics and Nano Devices
  5. Power and Energy Systems
  6. Robotics and Controls
Human Centered Design & Engineering
  1. Influencing Behavior, Thinking, and Awareness
  2. Design for Emergent Collaborations and Organizations
  3. Low Resource and Underserved Populations
  4. Material and Embodied Technologies
  5. Data Science and Data Visualization
  6. Learning in Professional and Technical Environments
Industrial and Systems Engineering
  1. Operations Research
  2. Applied Statistics & Production Systems
  3. Human Factors & Ergonomics
Materials Science and Engineering
  1. Biomimetics, Biomaterials & Bionanotechnology
  2. Ceramic Processing & Ceramic Properties
  3. Electronic, Optical, & Magnetic Materials
  4. Composite Materials
  5. Materials Chemistry, Characterization, Modeling, & Physics
  6. Metals and Alloys
  7. Polymers
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Energy and Fluids
  2. Systems and Dynamics
  3. Environmentally Sensitive Energy Conversion
  4. Health Systems and Biotechnology
  5. Mechatronics
  6. Advanced Materials, Structures, and Manufacturing
  7. Mechanics of Materials & Manufacturing

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Pi Mu
  • Chi Epsilon
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Sigma Gamma Tau
  • Tau Beta Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • Am. Indian Science and Eng. Soc.
  • Am. Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Am. Inst. of Chemical Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Heating, Refrig. and Air Condit. Eng.
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Assoc. for Computing Machinery
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Engineers without Borders
  • Inst. of Industrial Engineers
  • Inst. of Transportation Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Soc. for Technical Communication
  • Soc. for the Adv. of Material and Process Eng.
  • Soc. of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Soc. of Naval Architects and Marine Eng.
  • Soc. of Women Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Local Groups

  • Am. Soc. of Metals/The Metals,Materials, & Minerals Soc.
  • American Water Resources Assoc.
  • Assoc. for Computing Machinery for Women
  • Association of Chemical Engineering Graduate Students
  • Bioengineering Students Association
  • Bioengineers without Borders
  • Concrete Canoe Team
  • Cyber Defense Competition Team
  • Design, Build, Fly
  • EcoCAR3
  • Engineering Ambassadors
  • Engineering Student Advisory Council
  • Formula Motorsports Team
  • Hackers at UW
  • Human Centered Design and Engineering Student Association
  • Human Powered Submarine
  • International Genetically Engineering Machine
  • Keramos-Professional Ceramic Engrg. Fraternity
  • Material Advantage
  • Phi Sigma Rho - Engineering Sorority
  • Science & Engineering Business Association
  • Soc. of Automotive Engineers
  • Society for the Advancement of Rocket Propulsion
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
  • Steel Bridge Team
  • Tau Beta Pi National Honor Society
  • Technical Assoc. of Pulp & Paper Industry
  • UW Robotics Team
  • UnderWater Remotely Operated Vehicles
  • Undergraduate Bioengineering Soc.
  • WOOF3D Printing Club
  • Water Environment Federation of the Pacific NW Clean Water Assoc.
  • Women in Chemical Engineering

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • African Students Association
  • American Indian Science and Engineering
  • Asian Engineering Student Association
  • Diversity Programs
  • Minority Engineering Program
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

Washington State Academic RedShirt (STARS) Program: The STARS program provides highly motivated students from low-resource backgrounds with a specialized first-year curriculum designed to build learning skills and academic preparation.

Minority Scholars Engineering Program (MSEP): While open to all students, the MSEP is designed to provide comprehensive support for undergraduate students from African American, Latino and Native American communities who are pursuing degrees in engineering.

Women in Science and Engineering Program (WiSE): While open to all students, the WiSE program is designed to increase the recruitment and retention of women of all ethnic backgrounds and to create an academic and social climate at the UW which is conducive to both men and women in engineering majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Engineering Academic Center: Sponsored by the MSEP and WiSE programs, the Academic Center fosters an environment where students work collaboratively on their math, science, and engineering coursework.

Emerging Leaders in Engineering (ELE) Program: ELE identifies potential leaders, develops their awareness for societal challenges and provides resources for discovering how engineering can address those challenges.

ADVANCE and the Center for Institutional Change: ADVANCE seeks to increase the participation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers.

Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking & Technology (DO-IT): DO-IT serves to increase the successful participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging careers, such as science, engineering, mathematics and technology.

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Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

All departments integrate design course work in to the program requirement. Additionally, students participate in a wide range of co-curricular design projects and innovation challenges. Examples include:
- Concrete Canoe competition
- Design, Build, Fly competition
- EcoCAR3 competition
- Engineers Without Borders design projects
- Environmental Innovation Challenge
- FIRST Robotics
- Health Innovation Challenge
- Human Powered Submarine competition
- iGEM Synthetic Biology
- Formula SAE competition
- Steel Bridge competition

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The UW College of Engineering offers the full range of academic, research, and service opportunities available at flagship institutions. Established in 1899, the College has 10 academic departments that offer 11 B.S degree programs, a broad spectrum of master’s degree programs, and Ph.D. programs. Fulfilling a commitment to lifelong learning, the College of Engineering is partnered with the UW Professional and Continuing Education (UWPCE) to offer master's degree programs, certificate programs, courses, workshops, and conferences to respond to the professional development needs of practicing engineers and related technical professionals worldwide. Thousands of practicing engineers update their technical knowledge or pursue advanced degrees each year through UWPCE.

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Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Aeronautics and Astronautics 12 3 4 19
Bioengineering 13 8 4 25
Chemical Engineering 11 4 4 19
Civil and Environmental Engineering 18 10 9 37
College of Engineering, Dean's Office 0 0 0 0
Computer Science and Engineering 27 11 14 52
Computer Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 26 5 6 37
Human Centered Design & Engineering 8 3 4 15
Industrial and Systems Engineering 3 3 4 10
Materials Science and Engineering 7 5 1 13
Mechanical Engineering 18 9 4 31
Totals: 143 61 54 258

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 8 8 6.30
Bioengineering 5 12 17 2.00
Chemical Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 12 12 4.37
College of Engineering, Dean's Office 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Science and Engineering 7 0 7 0.00
Computer Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical Engineering 3 6 9 3.00
Human Centered Design & Engineering 6 11 17 5.50
Industrial and Systems Engineering 1 5 6 1.50
Materials Science and Engineering 2 0 2 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 0 2 2 1.30
Totals: 25 56 81 23.97

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Aeronautics and Astronautics 9 5 14 3.08
Bioengineering 60 1 61 0.50
Chemical Engineering 28 0 28 0.00
Civil and Environmental Engineering 13 0 13 0.00
College of Engineering, Dean's Office 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Science and Engineering 16 2 18 1.20
Computer Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical Engineering 24 0 24 0.00
Human Centered Design & Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Industrial and Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Materials Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 14 3 17 1.95
Totals: 164 11 175 6.73

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aeronautics and Astronautics 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Bioengineering 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 4
Chemical Engineering 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering 14 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 4
College of Engineering, Dean's Office 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science and Engineering 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 2
Computer Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 22 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 4
Human Centered Design & Engineering 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5
Industrial and Systems Engineering 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Materials Science and Engineering 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Mechanical Engineering 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1
Totals: 118 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 118 25

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aeronautics and Astronautics 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Bioengineering 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2
Chemical Engineering 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
College of Engineering, Dean's Office 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science and Engineering 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
Computer Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Human Centered Design & Engineering 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Industrial and Systems Engineering 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Materials Science and Engineering 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Mechanical Engineering 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
Totals: 47 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 47 14

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aeronautics and Astronautics 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Bioengineering 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Chemical Engineering 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4
College of Engineering, Dean's Office 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science and Engineering 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7
Computer Science and Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Human Centered Design & Engineering 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Industrial and Systems Engineering 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Materials Science and Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Totals: 34 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 20

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Students follow a variety of pathways in gaining admission to departmental programs in the College of Engineering. Details on the processes and information on prerequisite coursework are available on the individual department websites. The information below provides an overview of the admission processes.

Direct Freshman Admission: All engineering departments enroll a small number of high achieving students directly from high school, prior to completion of University-level prerequisites. Freshman applicants who have been accepted to the UW and who have specified a department with a direct admission program as their preferred major are automatically considered. Consult individual department listings for more information on Direct Freshman Admission. Direct Freshman Admission is for autumn quarter only. All students not admitted directly to an engineering department are admitted to the College of Engineering with pre-engineering status. To retain pre-engineering status, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50 in prerequisite courses in mathematics, chemistry, physics, engineering fundamentals, English composition, and technical writing; maintain a minimum quarterly GPA of 2.00; and complete a minimum of 25 credits of the prerequisite and other specified courses per academic year.

Early Admission: Most engineering departmental programs offer an Early Admission option at the end of the freshman year. In general, Early Admission application requirements include one year of calculus, English composition, and 10 to 20 credits of required chemistry or physics. Early Admission is for autumn quarter only.

Standard Admission: The standard admission processes vary but generally occur for spring of the sophomore year or for fall of the junior year; Typical application requirements include one year of calculus, differential equations or linear algebra, one or two quarters of general chemistry, two to three quarters of physics, English composition, and several engineering fundamentals courses. Student Academic Services or the individual department or program has a list of specific entrance requirements.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

There are no unique engineering departmental entrance requirements for foreign students beyond the requirements established for general admission to the University of Washington.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

There are no unique engineering departmental entrance requirements for non-resident students.

Residency Requirements

To graduate with a baccalaureate degree from the UW, a student must complete at least 45 credits in residence at the UW and at least 45 of the last 60 credits completed must be in residence.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Please see details at: http://admit.washington.edu/Admission/Transfer

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 576
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 69

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $10,753 $34,791
Room & Board: $11,691 $11,691
Books & Supplies: $825 $825
Other Expenses: $2,679 $2,679
Estimated avg. course load per term: 15 15
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Additional Financial Aid Information

The University Office of Student Financial Aid administers federal, state, and private financial aid programs designed to help students pay for their education. Assistance is offered in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and work study. To be eligible for financial aid, an individual must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or other eligible non-citizen. The FAFSA should be received by the federal processor by February 28. Detailed eligibility criteria, application procedures, and a financial aid program guide can be viewed at www.washington.edu/students/osfa .

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 10,405
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 5,086
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 2,043
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: n/a
Note: The number of undergraduate applicants provided is the number of freshman applicants who indicated engineering or computer science as their first choice major on the University application. The number does not include transfer students. The percentage of entering freshman students ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools is no longer tracked in the Univ. of Washington student database

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 740 620
Reading Range: 680 550
Writing Range:
Combined Range:
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 34 28
Composite Range: 33 27

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (B.S.) 18 27 79 100 224 2
Bioengineering (B.S.) 20 27 57 116 220 3
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 11 13 49 89 162 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 32 37 117 160 346 6
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 20 19 43 65 147 4
Computer Science (B.S.) 68 86 231 325 710 32
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 26 48 177 264 515 17
Human Centered Design & Engineering (B.S.) 6 18 65 113 202 1
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 7 18 49 58 132 3
Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies (B.S., B.S.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) 5 22 41 76 144 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 11 50 116 208 385 12
PreEngineering (Undeclared) 1256 677 307 23 2263 23
Totals: 1480 1042 1331 1597 5450 103

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 11 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 7 0
Bioengineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 8 0
Women 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 12 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 8 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 2 0 17 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 1 0 15 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 12 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 8 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 14 1 2 0 44 1
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 3 0 24 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 19 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 7 0
Human Centered Design & Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 5 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies (B.S., B.S.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 10 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
PreEngineering (Undeclared)
Men 147 0 6 0 75 0 4 0 225 0 18 0 5 0 356 0 64 0 900 0
Women 30 0 3 0 31 0 1 0 104 0 12 0 1 0 145 0 29 0 356 0
Totals: 177 0 16 1 119 0 5 0 414 0 35 0 6 0 599 1 109 0 1480 2

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 3 0 22 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Bioengineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 13 0
Women 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 14 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 10 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 8 1 2 0 16 1
Women 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 3 0 21 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 15 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 6 0 67 0
Women 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 19 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 13 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 11 0 2 0 0 0 8 0 4 0 42 0
Women 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Human Centered Design & Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 12 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 11 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 0
Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies (B.S., B.S.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 3 0 14 0
Women 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 8 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 8 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 6 0 3 1 0 0 18 0 2 0 40 1
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 10 0
PreEngineering (Undeclared)
Men 104 0 2 0 30 1 3 0 109 0 9 0 2 0 189 5 32 0 480 6
Women 41 0 2 0 12 0 0 0 62 1 1 0 0 0 66 1 13 0 197 2
Totals: 228 0 6 0 58 1 5 0 251 1 19 2 2 0 396 7 77 0 1042 11

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 9 0 2 0 0 0 36 0 5 0 63 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 2 0 16 1
Bioengineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 5 0 28 1
Women 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 4 0 29 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 4 0 34 0
Women 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 15 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 12 0 1 0 4 0 1 0 20 0 2 0 0 0 39 0 5 0 84 0
Women 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 16 0 2 0 33 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 17 0 2 0 34 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 9 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 37 0 5 3 1 0 1 0 49 1 0 0 0 0 67 3 12 1 172 8
Women 17 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 16 1 0 0 59 4
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 36 0 3 2 4 0 1 0 38 0 7 2 0 0 48 0 5 0 142 4
Women 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 2 0 35 0
Human Centered Design & Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 2 0 21 0
Women 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 15 0 2 0 0 0 18 0 1 0 44 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 9 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 37 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 12 0
Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies (B.S., B.S.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 11 0 2 0 25 0
Women 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 16 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 18 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 16 1 5 1 1 0 42 3 2 1 91 6
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 2 0 25 0
PreEngineering (Undeclared)
Men 18 0 2 0 17 1 2 0 66 3 5 1 0 1 95 5 19 0 224 11
Women 16 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 36 1 0 0 0 0 23 2 6 0 83 3
Totals: 234 0 18 8 56 1 6 0 363 6 29 4 3 1 535 16 87 2 1331 38

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 12 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 18 0 1 0 0 0 46 0 3 0 86 0
Women 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 14 1
Bioengineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 21 1 1 0 0 0 30 0 5 0 63 1
Women 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 14 1 2 0 1 0 21 0 8 0 53 1
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 30 0 3 0 55 0
Women 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 0 1 0 1 0 14 0 0 0 34 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 11 0 1 1 9 0 0 0 27 0 2 0 1 0 58 3 9 0 118 4
Women 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 7 0 42 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 2 0 0 0 0 30 2 7 0 57 4
Women 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 8 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 40 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 66 3 1 1 0 0 93 6 8 2 216 12
Women 26 1 2 0 4 1 0 0 40 0 0 0 0 1 30 4 7 0 109 7
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 55 3 1 0 7 0 0 0 64 1 5 0 2 0 63 3 13 1 210 8
Women 16 1 3 0 6 0 0 0 18 1 1 0 0 0 10 2 0 0 54 4
Human Centered Design & Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 9 0 1 0 1 0 15 0 10 0 47 1
Women 8 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 25 0 1 0 0 0 22 0 5 0 66 0
Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
Men 11 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 9 1 3 0 0 0 17 0 3 0 46 2
Women 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 12 1
Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies (B.S., B.S.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)
Men 9 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 28 0 3 0 51 0
Women 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 25 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 26 0 3 1 11 0 1 0 29 0 6 0 1 0 84 3 9 0 170 4
Women 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 38 1
PreEngineering (Undeclared)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 15 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 8 0
Totals: 263 6 25 4 68 2 3 0 431 11 27 1 7 1 668 24 105 3 1597 52

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (B.S.) 6 0 7 0 4 1 1 36 5 60 48 12
Bioengineering (B.S.) 7 2 4 0 18 0 0 16 3 50 28 22
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 16 0 2 0 8 1 0 31 7 65 49 16
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 14 2 6 0 25 0 1 61 10 119 79 40
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 5 3 3 0 11 1 0 23 4 50 43 7
Computer Science (B.S.) 38 4 2 1 52 0 1 78 7 183 128 55
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 42 3 4 0 57 4 0 69 5 184 144 40
Human Centered Design & Engineering (B.S.) 7 1 3 0 10 0 0 18 2 41 18 23
Note: Technical Communication degree program changed to Human Centered Design & Engineering effective Autumn quarter 2009.
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 24 0 1 0 5 0 0 19 4 53 33 20
Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies (B.S., B.S.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) 8 0 1 1 8 2 0 22 3 45 34 11
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 13 3 5 0 25 0 0 83 9 138 112 26
PreEngineering (Undeclared) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 180 18 38 2 223 9 3 456 59 988 716 272

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (B.S.) 3 3 0 0 7 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 27 9 5 0 60
Bioengineering (B.S.) 3 4 1 1 2 2 0 0 13 5 0 0 0 0 8 8 1 2 50
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 14 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 3 1 0 0 0 22 9 6 1 65
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 9 5 2 0 4 2 0 0 16 9 0 0 1 0 39 22 8 2 119
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 4 1 3 0 2 1 0 0 10 1 1 0 0 0 20 3 3 1 50
Computer Science (B.S.) 23 15 1 3 2 0 1 0 35 17 0 0 1 0 58 20 7 0 183
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 29 13 3 0 3 1 0 0 40 17 3 1 0 0 63 6 3 2 184
Human Centered Design & Engineering (B.S.) 3 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 0 11 7 0 2 41
Note: Technical Communication degree program changed to Human Centered Design & Engineering effective Autumn quarter 2009.
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) 12 12 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 14 5 2 2 53
Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies (B.S., B.S.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) 6 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 3 2 0 0 0 18 4 2 1 45
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 12 1 3 0 5 0 0 0 19 6 0 0 0 0 68 15 5 4 138
PreEngineering (Undeclared) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 118 62 13 5 28 10 2 0 154 69 8 1 3 0 348 108 42 17 988

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Students may pursue two degrees if approved by the respective departments. To earn two degrees, requirements of both departments (and both colleges if the second degree is outside the College of Engineering) must be completed. Double degrees require a minimum of 225 credits (180 credits is the minimum requirement to earn one degree).

Bioengineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering offer a BS/MS pathway. These pathways are designed to allow students to complete a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in approximately five years.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

25

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.20 Day Optional
Bioengineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.25 Day Optional
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.25 Day Optional
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.25 Day Optional
Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.25 Day Optional
Computer Science (B.S.) no 4.00 4.25 Day Optional
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.25 Day Optional
Human Centered Design & Engineering (B.S.) no 4.00 4.50 Day Optional
Note: Technical Communication degree program changed to Human Centered Design & Engineering effective Autumn quarter 2009.
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.25 Day Optional
Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies (B.S., B.S.E.) no Day Optional
Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.25 Day Optional
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.25 Day Optional
PreEngineering (Undeclared) no 0.00 0.00 Day None

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

A student is accepted for admission by joint action of the University's Graduate School and the engineering department after consideration of a formal application. Admission to the University is necessarily a selective process . Prospective graduate students must meet the following minimum requirements:

Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. or its equivalent from a foreign institution.
Have earned at least a 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4 point scale) for the last 90 graded quarter credits or 60 graded semester credits.
Be proficient in English: Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency.

All graduate applications are submitted on-line at https://www.grad.uw.edu/applForAdmiss/ . The application fee is $85 U.S. Each academic program at the University of Washington has a graduate program coordinator who is responsible for providing advice, guidance, and assistance to applicants as well as to students working toward graduate degrees. Prospective graduate students are urged to contact the graduate program coordinator in their program of interest for information about any aspect of graduate study, including research, curriculum, faculty, and financial support in the form of teaching and research assistantships, grants, and scholarships. Overall graduate school information is available at http://www.grad.washington.edu/ .

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Admission requires a B.S. degree in engineering, mathematics, or physical science, and evidence of aptitude for graduate study. All engineering departments require official transcripts from each college or university attended. Individual departments have specific requirements which include letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, and an interview. Submission of the general Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Graduate School admission requirements and application procedures are the same for all applicants regardless of citizenship and visa status.

Required Tests: The general Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Proficiency in English is required for graduate study at the University of Washington. Therefore, every applicant whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency. No waivers of this English proficiency requirement may be given. Proficiency can be demonstrated in one of the following four ways:

(1) A bachelor’s, master's, or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or from an institution in Australia, the Bahamas, Canada, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, or the United Kingdom.

(2) Official documentation from the institution verifying that the applicant’s undergraduate degree is from an institution (in a country other than those listed in #1 above) where ALL instruction is in English. The undergraduate degree must be equivalent to a US bachelor's degree. Documentation must be presented to the Graduate School.

(3) The following minimum English language proficiency test scores will exempt students from Academic English Program (AEP) requirements:
7.0 on the IELTS
92 on the TOEFLiBT
237 on the TOEFLC
580 on the TOEFL
90 on the MLT
65 on the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
Successful completion of the UW Intensive English Program prior to admission to the University of Washington.

(4) An applicant may be admitted with an English proficiency test score within the range of scores listed below. In such cases, the applicant will be required, when starting the graduate degree program, to take designated Academic English Program (AEP) courses through UW English Language Programs, unless an exempting test score is subsequently submitted. Placement in these courses will be based upon the applicant’s English proficiency test scores:
6.0 - 6.9 IELTS
61 - 91 TOEFLiBT
173 - 236 TOEFLC
500 - 579 TOEFL
80 - 89 MLT
50 " 64 PTE

The admission application for international students must be submitted on-line at https://www.grad.uw.edu/applForAdmiss/.

International students must have a visa status that allows academic study at the UW. This status includes temporary U.S. visas such as F-1 student visas, J-1 exchange visitors, H-1 temporary worker, dependent visas or any other non-immigrant classifications. Students who will study on an F-1 or J-1 visa will be required to complete additional steps after confirming their intention to enroll before the Graduate School can process their visa paperwork.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Graduate School admission requirements and application procedures are the same for all applicants regardless of residency status.

Residency Requirements

The enrollment requirement for master's degree is 36 credits, 30 of which must be taken at the University of Washington (UW). The enrollment requirement for doctoral degree is 90 credits, 60 of which must be taken at the UW.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Admission requirements are the same for all domestic graduate applicants. A student working toward the master's degree may petition the Dean of the Graduate School for permission to transfer to the UW the equivalent of a maximum of 6 quarter credits of graduate level course work taken at another recognized academic institution. These credits may not have been used to satisfy requirements for another degree. The petition must include a recommendation from the graduate program coordinator and an official transcript indicating completion of the course work. Transfer credits are not entered on the UW transcript. Approved transfer credits are applied toward total credit count only for the master's degree. (Transfer credits are not applicable toward a doctoral degree.) The 18 quarter credits of numerically graded course work, and 18 quarter credits of 500-level-and-above course work may not be reduced by transfer credit.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Graduate Group 1 Graduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $17,976 $31,212
Room & Board: $14,625 $14,625
Books & Supplies: $825 $825
Other Expenses: $3,561 $3,561
Estimated avg. course load per term: 10 10
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Additional Financial Aid Information

Financial aid includes fellowships, traineeships, scholarships, student service appointments, grants, internships, work study graduate assistantships in teaching and research, associateships, employment opportunities on campus, and loans. The FAFSA should be transmitted/sent by February 15 to meet the February 28 priority date. The FAFSA needs to be dated as received by the federal processor on or before February 28. Late applicants may be considered for only limited types of aid. The Student Office of Financial Aid begins sending award notices in the spring and continues through the summer. Detailed eligibility criteria, application procedures, and a financial aid program guide can be viewed at www.washington.edu/students/osfa .

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 7,128
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 1,997
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 859

Graduate

Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Astronautics and Aeronautics Engineering (M.S.A.A. & M.A.E.)
Men 7 3 1 1 2 17 0 0 7 11 0 2 0 0 15 63 4 1 36 98
Women 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 4 17 0 1 9 23
Bioengineering (M.S., M.P.B, M.A.B.)
Men 8 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 6 0 0 0 0 5 7 0 0 17 15
Women 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 6 1 1 13 10
Chemical Engineering (M.S.ChE. & M.S.E.)
Men 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 22 1
Women 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Civil Engineering (M.S.C.E. & M.S.E. & M.S.)
Men 48 6 0 1 2 12 0 0 4 10 0 6 0 1 32 73 5 0 91 109
Women 32 4 0 1 2 5 0 0 7 7 0 1 1 0 24 19 1 1 67 38
Computer Science and Engineering (M.S.)
Men 4 37 2 4 0 6 0 0 10 19 0 0 0 0 11 49 0 2 27 117
Women 1 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 3 19
Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.)
Men 27 8 2 2 0 7 0 0 7 27 0 3 0 0 22 42 0 3 58 92
Women 16 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 1 21 15
Human Centered Design & Enginering (M.S.H.C.D.E)
Men 10 3 0 1 2 4 0 0 2 9 2 2 0 0 12 29 0 2 28 50
Women 20 2 2 1 0 3 0 0 5 16 0 2 0 0 6 38 1 5 34 67
Industrial Engineering (M.S.I.E. & M.I.S.E.)
Men 11 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 3 8 0 2 0 0 8 13 0 0 22 29
Women 6 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 8 1 2 12 14
Interengineering (M.S. & M.S.E.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.M.S.E & M.S.)
Men 9 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 18 5 0 1 33 12
Women 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 8 4
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.M.E. & M.S.E.)
Men 67 6 1 4 3 1 1 0 11 7 0 0 0 0 26 35 1 2 110 55
Women 4 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 8 5 3 0 18 11
Totals: 311 84 11 19 16 73 1 0 76 138 3 18 1 2 206 423 17 22 642 779

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aeronautics and Astronautics (Ph.D.)
Men 22 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 20 5 1 0 51 7
Women 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 9 2
Bioengineering (Ph.D.)
Men 21 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 15 1 0 0 0 0 31 0 2 0 73 1
Women 12 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 1 0 43 0
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 13 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 32 0 2 0 55 2
Women 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 1 0 26 0
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 29 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 18 2 1 0 51 3
Women 13 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 2 0 0 30 3
Computer Science and Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 78 1 6 0 1 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 65 1 5 0 170 2
Women 24 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 2 0 56 0
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 68 4 5 1 3 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 33 2 0 0 117 7
Women 36 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 46 3
Human Centered Design & Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 15 0
Women 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 22 1
Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 1
Women 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 13 1
Materials Science and Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 16 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 1 0 36 2
Women 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 9 1 0 0 20 1
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 38 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 35 4 3 1 79 9
Women 10 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 7 0 2 0 23 2
Totals: 427 13 21 7 25 0 0 0 83 6 4 0 1 0 365 20 22 1 948 47

Graduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Astronautics and Aeronautics Engineering (M.S.A.A. & M.A.E.) 5 1 5 0 11 1 0 37 0 60 50 10
Bioengineering (M.S., M.P.B, M.A.B.) 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 8 1 17 11 6
Chemical Engineering (M.S.ChE. & M.S.E.) 14 0 2 0 4 0 0 4 1 25 16 9
Civil Engineering (M.S.C.E. & M.S.E. & M.S.) 31 1 5 0 8 5 0 76 6 132 84 48
Computer Science and Engineering (M.S.) 34 3 5 0 16 1 0 44 0 103 82 21
Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.) 18 2 3 0 11 0 0 33 3 70 56 14
Human Centered Design & Enginering (M.S.H.C.D.E) 19 0 3 0 9 2 0 31 0 64 24 40
Industrial Engineering (M.S.I.E. & M.I.S.E.) 17 1 1 0 7 0 0 8 1 35 19 16
Interengineering (M.S. & M.S.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.M.S.E & M.S.) 18 1 1 0 4 0 0 15 2 41 29 12
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.M.E. & M.S.E.) 20 1 5 0 6 0 0 29 3 64 53 11
Totals: 180 10 30 0 80 9 0 285 17 611 424 187

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Astronautics and Aeronautics Engineering (M.S.A.A. & M.A.E.) 5 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 8 3 1 0 0 0 31 6 0 0 60
Bioengineering (M.S., M.P.B, M.A.B.) 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 1 0 17
Chemical Engineering (M.S.ChE. & M.S.E.) 9 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 25
Civil Engineering (M.S.C.E. & M.S.E. & M.S.) 12 19 1 0 4 1 0 0 3 5 4 1 0 0 55 21 5 1 132
Computer Science and Engineering (M.S.) 28 6 3 0 4 1 0 0 11 5 0 1 0 0 36 8 0 0 103
Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.) 14 4 1 1 3 0 0 0 7 4 0 0 0 0 29 4 2 1 70
Human Centered Design & Enginering (M.S.H.C.D.E) 8 11 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 6 1 1 0 0 11 20 0 0 64
Industrial Engineering (M.S.I.E. & M.I.S.E.) 6 11 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 1 35
Interengineering (M.S. & M.S.E.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.M.S.E & M.S.) 12 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 12 3 1 1 41
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.M.E. & M.S.E.) 17 3 1 0 3 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 25 4 3 0 64
Totals: 111 69 9 1 21 9 0 0 53 27 6 3 0 0 212 73 12 5 611

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Astronautics and Aeronautics Engineering (M.S.A.A. & M.A.E.) 15 45 60
Bioengineering (M.S., M.P.B, M.A.B.) 10 7 17
Chemical Engineering (M.S.ChE. & M.S.E.) 7 18 25
Civil Engineering (M.S.C.E. & M.S.E. & M.S.) 12 120 132
Computer Science and Engineering (M.S.) 0 103 103
Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.) 13 57 70
Human Centered Design & Enginering (M.S.H.C.D.E) 0 64 64
Industrial Engineering (M.S.I.E. & M.I.S.E.) 4 31 35
Interengineering (M.S. & M.S.E.) 0 0 0
Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.M.S.E & M.S.) 0 41 41
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.M.E. & M.S.E.) 15 49 64
Totals: 76 535 611

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Aeronautics and Astronautics (Ph.D.) 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 10 8 2
Bioengineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 3 0 8 4 4
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 0 10 8 2
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 7 0 13 11 2
Computer Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) 8 1 1 0 1 0 0 5 0 16 10 6
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 19 3 0 0 3 1 0 4 0 30 24 6
Human Centered Design & Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 3 0
Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 2 2
Materials Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 12 9 3
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 7 2 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 15 12 3
Totals: 47 10 5 0 11 2 0 45 1 121 91 30

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aeronautics and Astronautics (Ph.D.) 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 10
Bioengineering (Ph.D.) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 8
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 10
Civil Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 13
Computer Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) 6 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 16
Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) 17 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 30
Human Centered Design & Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3
Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
Materials Science and Engineering (Ph.D.) 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 12
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 7 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 15
Totals: 38 9 5 5 1 4 0 0 7 4 1 1 0 0 38 7 1 0 121

Graduate

Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Aeronautics and Astronautics
Total#: 0 Foreign: $52,000 Indiv: $1,201,000
Fed/Nat: $7,510,000 Industry: $1,424,000 Priv/Non: $169,000
State: $632,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $10,988,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Bioengineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $156,000 Indiv: $539,000
Fed/Nat: $20,140,000 Industry: $789,000 Priv/Non: $2,152,000
State: $350,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $24,126,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $-8,000 Indiv: $1,568,000
Fed/Nat: $8,126,000 Industry: $66,000 Priv/Non: $757,000
State: $2,172,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $12,681,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $3,000 Indiv: $1,599,000
Fed/Nat: $9,068,000 Industry: $724,000 Priv/Non: $337,000
State: $1,549,000 Local: $210,000 Total Expn.: $13,490,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
College of Engineering, Dean's Office
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $1,865,000
Fed/Nat: $8,699,000 Industry: $199,000 Priv/Non: $731,000
State: $108,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $11,602,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science and Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $5,440,000
Fed/Nat: $21,042,000 Industry: $3,379,000 Priv/Non: $4,194,000
State: $160,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $34,215,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $280,000 Indiv: $1,121,000
Fed/Nat: $12,537,000 Industry: $3,534,000 Priv/Non: $1,258,000
State: $222,000 Local: $23,000 Total Expn.: $18,975,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Human Centered Design & Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $225,000
Fed/Nat: $2,725,000 Industry: $27,000 Priv/Non: $1,882,000
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $4,859,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $28,000
Fed/Nat: $807,000 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $196,000
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,031,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Materials Science and Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $116,000 Indiv: $846,000
Fed/Nat: $4,279,000 Industry: $195,000 Priv/Non: $675,000
State: $141,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $6,252,000
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: 0 Foreign: $770,000 Indiv: $1,283,000
Fed/Nat: $8,322,000 Industry: $1,806,000 Priv/Non: $518,000
State: $308,000 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $13,007,000
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $1,369,000 Indiv: $15,715,000
Fed/Nat: $103,255,000 Industry: $12,143,000 Priv/Non: $12,869,000
State: $5,642,000 Local: $233,000 Total Expn.: $151,226,000

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
Boeing Advanced Research Center (BARC)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety, & Regional Resilience (CoSSaR)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Design of Analog-Digital Integrated Circuits (CDADIC), NSF & Industry Collaboration
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching (CELT)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Game Science
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Institutional Change (ADVANCE)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Intelligent Materials and Systems (CIMS)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Synthetic Biology (CSB)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials in Transport (AMTAS); funded by FAA, Boeing
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Clean Energy Institute
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT) Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
eScience Institute
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Institute for Nanoengineered Systems
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Intel Science & Technology Center on Pervasive Computing
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
National ESCA Surface Analysis Center for Biomedical Problems (NESAC-BIO)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
NHERI RAPID Facility
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
NSF Engineering Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (ERC/SNE)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
NSF Northwest Nanotechnology Infrastructure (NWNI) Program. An NNCI site
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Pacific Northwest Transporation Consortium (PacTrans)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Plasma Science and Innovation Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics (SCTL) Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Turing Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
UW BioFab Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Washington Nanofabrication Facility (WNF)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Washington State Transportaton Center (TRAC)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0


Grand Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $1,369,000 Indiv: $15,715,000
Fed/Nat: $103,255,000 Industry: $12,143,000 Priv/Non: $12,869,000
State: $5,642,000 Local: $233,000 Total Expn.: $151,226,000

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

Include all expenditures associated with grants and contracts specifically budgeted for externally sponsored research and associated programs and expenditures associated with all gifts auditably used for research. Include expended funds provided by the following external sources:

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Government
  3. Foreign Governments
  4. Industry
  5. Non-Profit Organizations (e.g. foundations)
  6. Individuals
  7. Local Government

The expenditures reported should be only those funds provided by organizations, agencies, and individuals external to the institution. Cost sharing/matching funds should be included only if provided from sources external to the institution.

Only State government funds that were obtained competitively or as matching funds associated with other externally funded programs should be included. State funds that are part of the normal operating budget should not be included regardless of purpose.

For all joint or contracted projects or sub-projects, only the portion of the center research performed by faculty, staff, and students of the affiliated engineering school should be credited to that school. Expenditures for capital costs of research laboratory building construction should not be included.

Expenditures for research laboratory renovations should not be included unless the renovation funds expended came from grants and contracts expressly intended for the direct support of engineering research.

Any portion of academic year and/or summer salary for any researcher that is not derived from external research grants or contracts should not be counted.

Total #: Report total number of individual grants, not the total dollar amount of the expenditures.

Expenditures: Report actual expenditures (as opposed to authorization amounts) in U.S. dollars.

Time frame for expenditures: Report expenditures for your current fiscal year.

Research centers listed as "WITHIN an engineering department" on the Research Centers page (screen 7) of the College of Engineering Profile, will not have their expenditures added to the school's total research expenditures. Such expenditures can be included in the department total, while still being listed for the appropriate center. This allows users to list the expenditures in two areas without double-counting.

Graduate

Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Aeronautics and Astronautics

Aeronautics and Astronautics degree programs focus on aircraft systems, space systems and energy systems, with research being carried out by faculty and students in areas such as: aerospace control systems, advanced composite materials and structures, aeroservoelasticity and multidisciplinary design optimization, fluid mechanics, autonomous flight systems and underwater vehicles, distributed space systems, space and terrestrial energy systems, planetary resource utilization, plasma dynamics and fusion reactors, airbreathing and space propulsion, and hypervelocity accelerators.

Bioengineering

UW Bioengineering provides integrated, multidisciplinary educational programs and research opportunities to about 100 undergraduates and 120 graduate students. Our 28 core faculty head cutting-edge laboratories where new knowledge and technology from the physical sciences and engineering are applied to challenges in the life sciences. Bioengineering also uses new knowledge from the life sciences to provide solutions to challenging engineering problems.

Chemical Engineering

Graduate students perform research on materials processing and characterization, optical and electronic polymers, surface science, biochemical engineering and bioengineering, computational chemistry, environmental studies, computers and process control, macromolecular rheology.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

This department offers three separate research and academic programs: structural and geotechnical engineering, transportation and construction engineering, and water and environmental engineering.

UW Civil and Environmental Engineering continues to be recognized as one of the world's premier programs, with both undergraduate and graduate programs of the department ranking in the top 20 in polls such as US News & World Report and the Gorman Report. Our program strengths include water treatment, structural and geotechnical earthquake engineering, water resources, and transportation systems planning, construction, and operations, and our faculty are at the forefront of developments in these and related areas.

As the flagship civil and environmental engineering program in the Pacific Northwest, our department continues to seek out new educational and research opportunities to prepare students for successful careers in design, construction, research, teaching, and management.

College of Engineering, Dean's Office

Graduate students can select interdisciplinary classes in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Materials Science and Engineering, and Aeronautics and Astronautics Departments to graduate with a Master of Engineering degree.

Computer Science and Engineering

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering is ranked
among the top ten in the nation. The department has a fully-dimensioned
set of research activities in computer science and computer engineering.

These are complemented by a host of multi-disciplinary initiatives and
by close relationships with the region's burgeoning information
technology industry. The department is also blessed with extraordinary
undergraduates, who in the recent past have won a Rhodes Scholarship,
several Goldwater Fellowships, the computing Research Association's
national "Outstanding Undergraduate" award, and the UW President's
Sophomore and Junior Medals.

Electrical Engineering

Research by faculty, staff and students includes microelectromechanical (MEMS) systems, advanced wireless networks and communications, nanotechnology, biorobotics, signal processing and compression, multimedia streaming and broadcast, systems-on-a-chip design and testing, speech-based and haptic human-computer interfaces, mechatronics, genomics automation, intelligent transportations systems, electromagnetics and remote sensing, "smart" sensor design, and energy systems analysis.

Human Centered Design & Engineering

The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering is at the forefront of human-centered design and engineering using next-generation technologies. The department offers its students award-winning professional education based on active-learning strategies. Students work with faculty doing hands-on research in the areas of usability testing, rhetorical and empirical exploration of basic communication phenomena, computer documentation, technology assessment, educational assessment, and also web, multimedia, and user interface design.

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Industrial Systems & Engineering offers a robust graduate program for an M.S.I.E. and Ph.D. with specializations in manufacturing, systems engineering and integration, optimization, human factors, virtual reality, quality and reliability, large-scale assembly, and supply chain management. It is also involved in major research collaborations in the area of health systems engineering, including work with Global Health and major urban hospitals.
ISE's research portfolio is regularly supported by federal agencies such as National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and Office of Naval Research, as well as companies such as Boeing, Intel and IBM. The state of Washington is home to numerous information technology companies. Industrial Systems & Engineering is poised to capitalize on the growth of the information technology services industry. Research projects, internships and co-op opportunities abound.

Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering offers a broad program of education
in research, with faculty focusing on synthesis, structure, property, and processing relationships in metals, ceramics, polymers,composites, optical and electronic materials. Special initiatives are under way in nanotechnology, photonics, optoelectonics, energy, along with bionaotechnolgy, nanomedicines, and biomimetics, computational modeling of materials and processes, functional and structural materials and polymer optoelectronics.

Mechanical Engineering

Research in the department can be loosely grouped into four areas:
environmentally-friendly energy conversion, mechanics and advanced material systems; system and dynamics, and bio-health systems. Topical areas include: microfluidics, combustion of biofuels, and wind/solar/tidal energy systems; microcellular plastics, fracture mechanics, and composite materials and structures (plastics, metals, ceramics); control systems, non-linear and random processes, and magnetic resonance force microscopy; development of medical devices, modeling of hard and soft biological tissues, and cell mechanics.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Boeing Advanced Research Center (BARC)

The Boeing Advanced Research Center (BARC) is a facility housed in the Department of Mechanical Engineering that fosters collaborative basic and applied research, translational research and development, and student education-­‐related activities in the area of manufacturing and assembly of aircraft and spacecraft structures.

Center for Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety, & Regional Resilience (CoSSaR)

The Center for Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety, and Regional Resilience (CoSSaR) is a multi-disciplinary facility and environment where professionals from a wide range of entities (federal, state, county, city, tribal, international, public and private) team with university experts to align strategies, processes and investments in systems for security, safety and resilience.

Center for Design of Analog-Digital Integrated Circuits (CDADIC), NSF & Industry Collaboration

One of the few research consortia in the country that addresses problems associated with analog and mixed-signal research.

Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching (CELT)

The Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching (CELT) is a unique national resource which will integrate research and education and provide national leadership in engineering education. Specifically, CELT will conduct research on engineering student learning with the College's faculty and then help to implement appropriate findings in classrooms on the UW campus. The Center will offer resources to implement pedagogical innovations in engineering classrooms by providing professional development in areas such as cooperative learning, team-based approaches to learning, peer teaching and the use of multimedia software.

Center for Game Science

The Center for Game Science focuses on solving hard problems facing humanity today in a game based environment. The focus is on scientific discovery games, games that discover optimal learning pathways for STEM education, cognitive skill training games, games that promote human creativity, games that explore collective over individual intelligence, and many more.

Center for Institutional Change (ADVANCE)

The UW ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change is a campus and national resource for best practices in academic leadership development, cultural change and policy transformation, and increasing the advancement and number of women in STEM fields. UW ADVANCE strives to increase the participation of women in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers with funding opportunities for individuals and organizations to help pursue these goals.

Center for Intelligent Materials and Systems (CIMS)

Center for Intelligent Materials and Systems (CIMS) was established in 2000 by a group of faculty in the College of Engineering and the Department of Botany with an aim of accelerating the research and educational program in the area of design of actuator materials, actuators and bio-inspired design of intelligent materials and systems. The goals of CIMS are multi-fold, (1) design a series of actuator materials and their devices, (2) learn intelligent sensor and actuation mechanism inherent in biological species, thus inspiring our brains while the bio-inspired knowledge will be transferred to designing man-made materials and systems, and (3) our research subjects and products remain to be compatible with healthy functions of surrounding natural environment.

Center for Synthetic Biology (CSB)

The UW Synthetic Biology web portal represents a community of interdisciplinary researchers exploring one of the most exciting frontiers in science and technology: the engineering and evolution of novel life-forms to address technical challenges in health, energy and the environment and to enhance our general understanding of living systems.

Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials in Transport (AMTAS); funded by FAA, Boeing

The Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials in Transport Aircraft Structures (AMTAS) is a consortium of academic institutions, aerospace companies, and government agencies that seeks solutions to problems associated with existing, near- and long-term applications of composites and advanced materials for large transport commercial aircraft.

Clean Energy Institute

The mission of the Clean Energy Institute is to accelerate the adoption of a clean energy future by advancing next generation solar energy and electrical energy storage materials, devices and systems, as well as their integration with the grid. The CEI seeks to accomplish this mission by creating the ideas and forming the people needed to generate these innovations, while facilitating the pathways to bring them to market.

Our goals include establishing distinctive education and research training programs that create future innovators in clean energy; creating shared facilities and knowledge that are a regional resource for research and translation to the marketplace; fostering synergies and partnerships that grow our international visibility and prominence in clean energy research, education, and technology translation; recruiting top students, post doctorates and faculty to campus; and leveraging CEI resources to significantly increase the scope, impact, and funding of UW research and education activities in clean energy.

Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT) Center

The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility"in both the classroom and the workplace"to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make our communities more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive.

eScience Institute

Rapid advances in technology are transforming nearly every field from “data-poor” to “data-rich.” The ability to extract knowledge from this abundance of data is the cornerstone of 21st century discovery. At the University of Washington eScience Institute, our mission is to engage researchers across disciplines in developing and applying advanced computational methods and tools to real world problems in data-intensive discovery.

Institute for Nanoengineered Systems

NanoES leads and acts as a national magnet for design, processing and integration of scalable nano-engineered devices and systems. NanoES will leverage UW’s component-level expertise on nanoscale processing, materials, physics and biology to collaboratively develop engineered devices and systems that can be scaled to positively impact global challenges in energy, health, transportation and related areas.

Intel Science & Technology Center on Pervasive Computing

The Pervasive Computing Center at the University of Washington brings together researchers from top-tier research universities including leaders in pervasive computing, wireless communication and sensing, artificial intelligence and machine learning, computer vision and HCI.

Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation

The Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation (JCATI) - cooperatively managed by Washington State University and University of Washington - described in RCW 28B.155.010, was established in 2012 by the governor and legislature to support the aerospace industry in Washington State in three ways by:

1.) pursuing joint industry-university research in new technologies relevant to aerospace firms;
2) providing aerospace industry-focused r4esearch opportunities for engineering and computer science students at the UW, WSU and Washington's other public four-year institutions of higher education, through assisting the development of internship programs and undergraduate and graduate student research opportunities that students hands-on and undergraduate and graduate student research opportunities that give students hands-on experience with aerospace firms;
3.) in concert with aerospace firms and aerospace industry associations, indentifying research needs and opportunities for technology transfer that benefit the State's aerospace industry.

Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute

The Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute brings together faculty teams from across the University of Washington campus to catalyze translational research in the Clean Tech and Biotech areas. The Institute is intended to serve both as an intellectual accelerator to bring fresh approaches and ideas to societal grand challenges in sustainable energy and materials, and in medical therapeutics and diagnostics, and as a physical incubator where new interdisciplinary teams can come together in a shared space. It currently has more than 75 members from 14 different departments.

The Institute is located in the new Molecular Engineering and Sciences Building, a facility specially designed to promote collaborative molecular-scale research. The building houses more than fifteen faculty members, three research centers and four major instrumentation centers. Together the instrumentation centers provides state-of-the-art instrumentation for molecular characterization and analysis for the use of the research community at the UW, as well as the larger non-profit and tech communities in Seattle.

The Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute is also creating and coordinating interdisciplinary education programs for undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering. Drawing on the expertise of multiple departments, these programs teach students the fundamental aspects of molecular-level engineering through core courses and top-notch research opportunities.

National ESCA Surface Analysis Center for Biomedical Problems (NESAC-BIO)

NESAC/BIO's mission is to develop and apply new surface analysis technologies for biomedical research. This surface analysis expertise combined with state-of-the-art instrumentation and data analysis methods allows NESAC-BIO to expand the frontiers of biomedical surface analysis.

NHERI RAPID Facility

The NHERI RAPID Facility is a NSF shared use major equipment facility that houses state-of-the-art equipment to support the collection of perishable data during and after the occurance of natural hazards. High-quality reconnaissance data is crucial to improving our understanding of the vulnerability and resilience of communities to natural hazards. The facility supports the collection of high-quality scientific, engineering and social data.

Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC)

he Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) is a partnership between the University of Washington, Oregon State University, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks supported by a range of federal and non-federal sponsors.

Our mission is to facilitate commercialization of marine energy technology, inform regulatory and policy decisions, and close key gaps in scientific understanding with a focus on student growth and development.

We work closely with a variety of stakeholders, including marine energy device developers, community members, ocean users, federal and state regulators, and government officials to conduct research on wave, tidal, in-river energy, and off-shore wind technologies.

NSF Engineering Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (ERC/SNE)

The Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering is one of 20 Engineering Research Centers across the country supported by the National Science Foundation. Our headquarters are based at the University of Washington in Seattle, and our core partners are at MIT and San Diego State University.

We work closely with industry partners to create technologies that are useful, right from the start. And we place an emphasis on education, offering neuroscience and neural engineering lesson plans for students ranging from kindergarten to high school, partnering with traditionally underrepresented students in STEM fields and offering summer research experiences for military veterans and students. Our leaders develop new courses for undergraduate and grad students, with an aim to inspire them.

We also have a team that studies ethical concerns related to our research. The Neuroethics team looks at how ethical issues such as identity, privacy, authority and moral or legal responsibility are intertwined with neural technologies. Our leaders, researchers and staff know that it is important to have these conversations now about our research, instead of 10 years from now.

Over the last decade, the field of neural engineering has demonstrated to the world that a computer cursor, a wheelchair, or a prosthetic limb can be controlled using direct brain-machine and brain-computer neural signals. We are excited at the possibilities that currently exist and proud to be at the forefront of this very important work.

NSF Northwest Nanotechnology Infrastructure (NWNI) Program. An NNCI site

The Northwest Nanotechnology Infrastructure site specializes in world class nanotechnology infrastructure paired with technical and educational leadership in integrated photonics, advanced energy materials and devices, and bio-nano interfaces and systems; for a broad and diverse user base, its facilities act as a center for innovation for making, measuring, modeling, and mentoring to advance the use of nanotechnology in science and society.

Pacific Northwest Transporation Consortium (PacTrans)

The Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans) is the Regional University Transportation Center (UTC) for Federal Region 10. PacTrans focuses on using technological advances to develop data-driven, sustainable solutions for the diverse transportation needs of the Pacific Northwest. Major goals and objectives of PacTrans include serving as Region 10’s research engine, applied technology showcase, workforce development base, education leader, information center, and collaboration platform. PacTrans is a consortium of transportation professionals and educators from five universities located around the Pacific Northwest: Oregon State University (OSU), the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF), University of Idaho (UI), University of Washington (UW), and Washington State University (WSU).

Plasma Science and Innovation Center

The Plasma Science and Innovation Center (PSI-Center) is refining and developing codes to accurately simulate innovative confinement concept (ICC) experiments, with the goal of achieving predictive capability. The PSI-Center development focuses on geometries, boundary conditions, and atomic physics, plus two-fluid, non-local parallel heat flow closures, and kinetic effects, appropriate for ICCs. Simulations are performed in collaboration with twelve ICC experiments at seven institutions, and are compared with experimental data. The results of these comparisons guide further code development and refinement for improved predictability.

The PSI-Center is adding the necessary physics and algorithmic capability to extended magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) codes, and is working with experimentalists to validate code results with experimental data. The computational groups work closely with the experimentalists to iterate this process, summarized in this Mission Statement: “In concert with smaller innovative plasma physics experiments, refine and optimize existing MHD codes to achieve significantly improved predictive capability.” The PSI-Center emphasizes physics that may extend beyond the standard analysis presently applied to the mainline fusion programs.

Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics (SCTL) Center

The SCTL Center is a world leader in supply chain, transportation and logistics research and education serving the powerful nexus of industry, transportation infrastructure agencies, and policy makers. The Center is the go-to place to analyze and solve urban goods delivery, sustainability, logistic hubs and ports, and freight system performance management problems that overlay private and public spaces and control. The Center pilots and tests research concepts in its Urban Freight Lab. The SCTL Master’s program is an interactive online program that prepares working professionals to lead end-to-end management of transportation in global supply chains. It is anchored in engineering, focused on business results, and starts the year with an intensive week at the Seattle UW campus.

Turing Center

The Turing Center is a multidisciplinary research center at the University of Washington, investigating problems at the crossroads of natural language processing, data mining, Web search, and the Semantic Web. The mission is to advance the philosophy, science, and technology of pan-lingual communication and collaboration among human and artificial agents.

The Center was established in May 2005 with a multi-million dollar gift from the Utilika Foundation, which is augmented by federal research grants and contracts from the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, the Army Research Office, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity as well as support from Google and the Washington Research Foundation.

UW BioFab Center

The UW Biofabrication Center is a unique service laboratory operating through the EE dpartment at UW. Clients use Aquarium software to store sample infomraiton and remotely submit molecular biology and microbiology jobs. Technicians in the BIOFAB execute the protocols and upload the results to Aquarium. Therefore, cloning projects can be executed from start to finish, without the client ever having to touch a pipette! Records of all jobs and samples are permanently stored in the Aquarium inventory database, elimiating the need for messy lab notebooks and complex inventory systems.

Washington Nanofabrication Facility (WNF)

The University of Washington " Washington Nanofabrication Facility (UW WNF) is a national user facility that is a part of the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) network. Located on the University of Washington, Seattle campus, UW WNF is a full service micro and nanotechnology user facility and is the largest public access fabrication center in the Pacific Northwest, with 15,000 square feet of laboratories, cleanrooms, and user spaces focused on enabling basic and applied research, advanced research and development, and prototype production. With substantial equipment and developed capabilities, UW WNF bridges academia with local start-ups, businesses, and professional organizations and seeks to promote economic and job growth in the local region by fostering innovation. Nationally and internationally, UW WNF provides foundry services (remote use) through which finite fabrication and characterization efforts can be performed by expert staff engineers.

Washington State Transportaton Center (TRAC)

The Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC) is a cooperative, interdisciplinary transportation research agency.

Its members, Washington State University (WSU), the University of Washington (UW), and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), formed TRAC in 1983 to coordinate transportation research efforts"both state and commercial, public and private"and to develop research opportunities both nationally and locally. TRAC acts as a link among government agencies, university researchers, and the private sector.

TRAC researchers conduct projects in the areas of bridges and structures, construction management, environment, ferry systems, freeway and arterial management, freight transportation, geotechnical engineering, health and transportation, highway design and safety, intelligent transportation systems, knowledge management, maintenance, multimodal travel, pavements, security, technology transfer, traffic engineering, transportation planning, and vehicle design and operation.

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Acoustics
  • Aerosols
  • Air Pollution
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Automated Manufacturing
  • Automatic Controls
  • Bioelectromagnetics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Biological Systems
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Biorobotics
  • Biotechnology
  • Cardio Systems Analysis
  • Ceramics
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Clean Energy
  • Combustion
  • Composite Materials
  • Composites, Polymeric
  • Computation Theory
  • Computer - Human Interaction
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Computer Architecture and VLSI
  • Computer and Process Control
  • Control Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Education, Engineering Curriculum Development
  • Electric Energy and Power
  • Electrochemistry
  • Electromagnetics
  • Electronic Materials
  • Energy Conversion
  • Engineering Physics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fault Tree Analysis
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Forest Engineering
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Fusion and Plasma Physics
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Health Systems Engineering
  • Heat Transfer
  • Human-Centered Design & Engineering
  • Hydraulics and Hydrology
  • Imaging Analysis
  • Immunodiagnosis
  • Information Systems
  • Laser Applications
  • MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems)
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials Processing
  • Microelectronics
  • Microemulsions
  • Microfabrication
  • Molecular Engineering
  • Molecular Modeling
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neural Engineering
  • Operating Systems, Networks, and Communication
  • Optics
  • Parallel Computation
  • Photonics
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Platelet Response
  • Power Electronics
  • Process Design
  • Programming Systems and Software
  • Propulsion, Jet
  • Prosthetic Limbs
  • Proteomics
  • Radar Meteorology
  • Real-Time Computer Information Systems
  • Recycling Technology
  • Remote Sensing
  • Robotics
  • Seismology Research
  • Semiconductor Technology
  • Sensor Development
  • Signal Processing
  • Smart Grid
  • Soil Structure Interaction
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Solid State Electronics
  • Space Systems
  • Structural Analysis
  • Surface/Interfacial Science
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Methodology
  • Technology Assessment
  • Thermodynamics
  • Tidal Energy
  • Toxic Emissions
  • Transportation Technology
  • VLSI
  • Virtual Reality
  • Wastewater Systems
  • Water Resource Technology

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Current PhD students in specific departments may apply for a dual titled degree in their home department and Nanotechnology and Molecular Engineering (NTME). Participating students gain valuable research experience by completing a rotation in an NTME-related project, taking courses related to NTME, as well as taking part in NTME seminars. Participating department include Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. See the department websites for details of dual titled degree requirements.

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Aeronautics and Astronautics
Appointments: 4 19 49 0 72
Stipends: $2,307 $2,335 $2,368 $0
Bioengineering
Appointments: 34 7 78 0 119
Stipends: $2,799 $2,616 $2,616 $0
Chemical Engineering
Appointments: 15 44 66 0 125
Stipends: $2,573 $2,573 $2,573 $0
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Appointments: 10 28 72 0 110
Stipends: $2,228 $2,387 $2,351 $0
College of Engineering, Dean's Office
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Computer Science and Engineering
Appointments: 42 31 139 0 212
Stipends: $2,631 $2,631 $2,631 $0
Electrical Engineering
Appointments: 13 57 98 1 169
Stipends: $2,556 $2,463 $2,463 $2,463
Human Centered Design & Engineering
Appointments: 2 19 30 0 51
Stipends: $1,512 $2,486 $2,670 $0
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Appointments: 0 10 22 0 32
Stipends: $0 $2,394 $2,394 $0
Materials Science and Engineering
Appointments: 3 12 34 0 49
Stipends: $2,800 $2,398 $2,398 $0
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 22 32 72 0 126
Stipends: $3,283 $2,375 $2,413 $0
All Total Appointments 145 259 660 1 1065

Appointments by Research Center

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Graduate Research Center Fellowships RA Other Total Appts.
Boeing Advanced Research Center (BARC)
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Center for Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety, & Regional Resilience (CoSSaR)
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Center for Design of Analog-Digital Integrated Circuits (CDADIC), NSF & Industry Collaboration
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching (CELT)
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Center for Game Science
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Center for Institutional Change (ADVANCE)
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Center for Intelligent Materials and Systems (CIMS)
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Center for Synthetic Biology (CSB)
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials in Transport (AMTAS); funded by FAA, Boeing
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Clean Energy Institute
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT) Center
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
eScience Institute
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Institute for Nanoengineered Systems
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Intel Science & Technology Center on Pervasive Computing
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute
Appointments: 2 25 0 27
Stipends: $2,833 $2,616 $0
National ESCA Surface Analysis Center for Biomedical Problems (NESAC-BIO)
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
NHERI RAPID Facility
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC)
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
NSF Engineering Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (ERC/SNE)
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
NSF Northwest Nanotechnology Infrastructure (NWNI) Program. An NNCI site
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Pacific Northwest Transporation Consortium (PacTrans)
Appointments: 2 0 0 2
Stipends: $2,228 $0 $0
Plasma Science and Innovation Center
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics (SCTL) Center
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Turing Center
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
UW BioFab Center
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Washington Nanofabrication Facility (WNF)
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
Washington State Transportaton Center (TRAC)
Appointments: 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 4 25 0 29