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Ph.D. Program The University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Ph.D. Program prepares students to impact the future. From positions in industry to academia, graduates address pressing challenges in healthcare, energy, the environment, communication and more. To gain technical expertise, Ph.D. students work closely with distinguished faculty on research and pursue their own innovative projects, preparing them to make a difference in the world.

Prerequisites In addition to curiosity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, graduate students have a strong background in math, science and programming. A bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering is not required. The following prerequisites are recommended: • EE 215, EE 233 and EE 235 • Programming skills at the level of CSE 142 and CSE 143

Careers Located in Seattle, Washington, graduate students are in close proximity to prominent technology companies as well as a vibrant start-up community, making UW ECE an ideal location to launch a career. Ph.D. graduates enjoy rewarding positions at research institutions or in industry, working for companies such as Microsoft, Apple, Boeing, Facebook, Google, Amazon, IBM, Agilent, T-Mobile, Verizon, Motorola, Qwest, National Instruments and more.

Ranked 18th for Engineering Doctorate programs, 21st for Electrical Engineering and 10th for Computer Engineering among all national public universities by U.S. News & World Report for 2019.

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UW ECE Ph.D. Program


I value the culture of mentoring between graduate students. I had a senior graduate student reach out to me and offer assistance from literally day one. She was my rock throughout grad school. Ahlmahz Negash, Ph.D. Student

Research Areas UW ECE is active in most research areas of electrical and computer engineering, including the following: • Data Sciences • Computing & Networking • Photonics & Nano Devices • Robotics & Controls • Power & Energy • Biosystems

Financial Support All admitted Ph.D. students will receive four academic years of funding through research and teaching assistantships, fellowships and departmental support. Funding includes a tuition waiver, monthly stipend and healthcare insurance.

Devoted to Diversity UW ECE is proud to have a strong contingent of diverse students, faculty and researchers. The department exceeds the national average for women tenure-track faculty, with 22 percent female faculty. UW ECE also supports students attending the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing and National Society of Black Engineers. To further all diversity initiatives, a department diversity plan was initiated in 2010.

Getting Involved UW Engineering has a welcoming and vibrant community of networks and support systems across campus, including the ECE Graduate Student Association, IEEE Women in Engineering, National Society of Black Engineers, American Indian Science & Engineering Society and many more.

Entrepreneurial Environment UW ECE is a leader in entrepreneurship efforts across campus, with the second most engineering start-ups. Technology developed in labs is frequently translated into the business community for real-world impact. In 2018, faculty and students, in collaboration with the UW commercialization hub CoMotion, reported the following: • 45 Innovations • 10 Startup Companies

Ph.D. Admissions 2018

571 45

applicants admitted

• 83 Patent Applications Filed • 45 Patent Applications Issued

Questions? 206.543.6194 or grad@ece.uw.edu


Master of Science The University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Master’s Degree Program prepares students to enter the workforce with advanced skills or to pursue Ph.D. studies. Master’s degree students include recent undergraduates seeking more technical depth, working engineers who want to advance their career and professionals from other backgrounds seeking to enter the field. Graduates impact the future by addressing pressing challenges in healthcare, energy, the environment, communication and more.

Prerequisites In addition to curiosity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, graduate students have a strong background in math, science and programming. A bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering is not required. The following prerequisites are recommended: • EE 215, EE 233 and EE 235 • Programming skills at the level of CSE 142 and CSE 143

Careers Located in Seattle, Washington, graduate students are in close proximity to prominent technology companies as well as a vibrant start-up community, making UW ECE an ideal location to launch a career. Master’s Degree graduates enjoy rewarding positions at research institutions or in industry, working for companies such as Microsoft, Apple, Boeing, Facebook, Google, Amazon, IBM, Agilent, T-Mobile, Verizon, Motorola, Qwest, National Instruments and more.

Ranked 21st for Electrical Engineering and 10th for Computer Engineering among all national programs by U.S. News & World Report for 2019.

UW Electrical & Computer Engineering

UW ECE Master of Science


Entrepreneurial Environment UW ECE is a leader in entrepreneurship efforts across campus, with the second most engineering start-ups. Technology developed in labs is frequently translated into the business community for real-world impact. In 2018, faculty and students, in collaboration with the UW commercialization hub CoMotion, reported the following: • 45 Innovations • 10 Startup Companies • 83 Patent Applications Filed • 45 Patent Applications Issued

Research Areas UW ECE is active in most research areas of electrical and computer engineering, including the following: • Data Sciences • Photonics & Nano Devices • Power & Energy

• Computing & Networking • Robotics & Controls • Biosystems

Two Options of Study Master’s degree students have the option of choosing a coursework or thesis option of study. The coursework option is typically selected by students who want to work in industry while the thesis option, which involves more in-depth research, is designed for students who may consider pursuing a Ph.D.

Financial Support Graduate students are encouraged to apply for funding from fellowships and awards, and for positions such as teaching assistantships, graders and work-study opportunities.

Evening Master’s Program Are you a working professional? The Electrical & Computer Engineering Professional Master’s Program offers evening classes for busy professionals. Visit ece.uw.edu/academics/ pmp/ for more info.

Devoted to Diversity UW ECE is proud to have a strong contingent of diverse students, faculty and researchers. The department exceeds the national average for women tenure-track faculty, with 22 percent female faculty. UW ECE also supports students attending the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing and National Society of Black Engineers. To further all diversity initiatives, a department diversity plan was initiated in 2010.

Getting Involved UW Engineering has a welcoming and vibrant community of networks and support systems across campus, including the ECE Graduate Student Association, IEEE Women in Engineering, National Society of Black Engineers, American Indian Science & Engineering Society and many more.

Master’s Degree Admissions 2018

Questions?

541 115

206.543.6194 or grad@ece.uw.edu

applicants admitted

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