Engineering & Mathematics at UW Bothell includes BS degrees in Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, an MS degree in Electrical Engineering and a graduate certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations. The undergraduate Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Engineering are fully ABET accredited programs. Our students develop strong skills in the fundamental mathematical, scientific and engineering principles enabling them to either seek employment in industry or go on to graduate study. Our faculty have won national awards and funding and have an outstanding reputation in their fields.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (CE) combines education in hardware and software development, with students gaining the background necessary to become broadly-educated professionals who are knowledgeable in both domains, understanding how the domains interact, restrict, or enable interdependent capabilities. Core coursework encompasses the physical and mathematical sciences, object-oriented programming, algorithms, data structures, software engineering, technical communications, circuits and systems, microprocessors, embedded systems, and operating systems. The major also offers the opportunity to build a strong foundation in various areas, including network design and development, signal processing, mobile computing, sensor systems, semiconductor devices, testing and quality assurance, and project management.
• B WRIT 134; or ENGL 111, 121, or 131 English Composition
• CSS 132 or 142 Intro Programming I
• CSS 133 or 143 Intro Programming II
• STMATH 124 Calculus I
• STMATH 125 Calculus II
• STMATH 126 Calculus III
• B PHYS 121 Mechanics
• B PHYS 122 Electromagnetism & Oscillatory Motion
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering combines education in hardware and software development, with students gaining the background necessary to become broadly-educated professionals who are knowledgeable in both domains, understanding how the domains interact, restrict, or enable interdependent capabilities. Core coursework encompasses the physical and mathematical sciences, object-oriented programming, algorithms, data structures, software engineering, technical communications, circuits and systems, microprocessors, embedded systems, and operating systems. The major also offers the opportunity to build a strong foundation in network design and development, signal processing, mobile computing, sensor systems, semiconductor devices, testing and quality assurance, and project management, among others.
Complete all of the following:
• B EE 215 Fundamentals of EE
• B EE 233 Circuit Theory
• B EE 235 Continuous Time Linear Systems
• B EE 271 Digital Circuits and Systems
• B EE 331 Devices and Circuits
• CSS 301 Technical Writing for Computing Professionals
• CSS 342 Data Structures & Algorithms I
• CSS 343 Data Structures & Algorithms II
• CSS 360 Software Engineering
• CSS 427 Embedded Systems
• CSS 430 Operating Systems
• CSS 350 Management Principles for Computing Professionals; or B EE/CSS 371 Business of Technology
• CSS 422 Hardware & Computer Organization; or B EE 425 Microprocessor System Design
• B CE 495 Design Capstone I
• B CE 496 Design Capstone II
Writing & Oral Communication
• Second Composition, Research Writing, or Introduction to Technical Writing
Mathematics & Natural Sciences
• B CHEM 143/144 General Chemistry I w/ Lab
• STMATH 307 Introduction to Differential Equations
• STMATH 308 Matrix Algebra with Applications
• STMATH 324 Multivariable Calculus
• STMATH 390 Probability & Statistics in Engineering
Electives (10 credits)
Electives may be selected from B EE and CSS courses. All CSS/B EE electives must be at or above the 300 level. Of these credits, 5 credits must be at or above the 400 level. A maximum of 5 credits combined can be CSS or B EE Special Topics courses. A maximum of 5 credits combined can be CSS or B EE Independent Study or Undergraduate Research.
Students must earn a grade of 2.0 in all required courses (please note that some courses may require a higher prerequisite GPA)
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering program at the University of Washington Bothell is a fully accredited program.
The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering provides students with a strong foundation for pursuing careers or graduate studies in Electrical Engineering. Students in the program master the fundamentals and applications of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. A multidisciplinary learning environment provides experience in teamwork, design, ethics, entrepreneurship, and civic responsibility, with a focus on understanding the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context. The program builds on UW Bothell’s strengths, emphasizing lab experience and research and internship opportunities outside the classroom. Our faculty are dedicated to teaching and building excellence and expertise through strong student-faculty relationships, small classes and hands-on, experiential learning principles.
The major is competitive, having the minimum grade of a 2.0 in the prerequisite courses does not guarantee admission. Prerequisites must be completed prior to admission:
• Core Courses (55 Credits)
B EE 215 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
B EE 233 Circuit Theory
B EE 235 Continuous Time Linear Systems
B EE 271 Digital Circuits and Systems
B EE 331 Devices and Circuits I
B EE 332 Devices and Circuits II
B EE 341 Discrete Time Linear Systems
B EE 361 Applied Electrodynamics
B EE 371 The Business of Technology
B EE 425 Microprocessor System Design
B EE 495 Design Capstone I
B EE 496 Design Capstone II
• Electrical Engineering Electives:
Choose 3 courses from the following list (15 credits); a combined maximum of 10 credits of B EE 490, B EE 498, and B EE 499 may be counted toward the 15 credits requirement
B EE 381 Power Generation
B EE 417 Digital Communication
B EE 433 Electronic Circuit Design
B EE 436 Biomedical Instrumentation I
B EE 437 Biomedical Instrumentation II
B EE 440 Electronic Test and Measurement
B EE 442 Digital Signal Processing
BEE 445 Fundamentals of Image Processing
B EE 447 Introduction to Control Systems
B EE 450 Introduction to Power Electronics
B EE 451 Introduction to MEMS
B EE 454 Introduction to RF and Microwave Engineering
B EE 455 Introduction to Electrical Machines and Drives
B EE 457 Electrical/Power Electronic System in Renewable Energy
B EE 477 Power System Fundamentals
B EE 478 Power System Analysis
B EE 482 Semiconductor Devices
B EE 484 Sensors and Sensor Systems
B EE 486 Fundamentals of integrated Circuit Technology
B EE 490 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering
B EE 498 Undergraduate Research in Electrical Engineering
B EE 499 Independent Study in Electrical Engineering
• Foundational Courses (80 credits) includes program admission prerequisites
STMATH 124 - Calculus I
STMATH 125 - Calculus II
STMATH 126 - Calculus III
ST MATH 307 Differential Equations
ST MATH 308 Matrix Algebra
ST MATH 324 Multivariable Calculus
ST MATH 390 Probability and Statistics in Engineering
B CHEM 143/144 General Chemistry I/Lab (or CHEM 142)*
B PHYS 121 Mechanics
B PHYS 122 Electromagnetism & Oscillatory Motion
B PHYS 123 Waves
• College Level English Composition
B WRIT 135 Research Writing, or Technical Writing
CSS 301 Technical Writing for Computing Professionals
CSS 132 (C++) or CSS 142 (Java) Fundamentals of Computing
CSS 133 (C++) or CSS 143 (Java) Programming Methodology
• Additional Courses- As needed to fulfill University General Education Requirements and to equal 180 credits.
In order to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from UW Bothell, students are required to complete a total of 180 credits including the above stated requirements with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Students must earn a 2.0 or higher in all courses that are required for the BSEE degree. Students are allowed to transfer a total of 15 credits of EE coursework including cross-campus enrollment, exceptions to this policy must be petitioned. In addition, students must meet all University of Washington Bothell graduation requirements.
After three to five years of completing their degrees, EE program graduates:
1. Will have growing professional careers in electrical engineering or related fields in public or private sector.
2. Will remain engaged in continuing education, including advanced degrees, in electrical engineering and related fields
3. Will become contributing citizens who are conscientious of ethical and societal responsibilities
4. Will become effective communicators in professional and non-professional environments and be able to function as a team member.
The EE program has the following student outcomes:
Outcome 1: An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
Outcome 2: An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
Outcome 3: An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
Outcome 4: An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
Outcome 5: An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
Outcome 6: An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
Outcome 7: An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) program at University of Washington Bothell is a fully accredited program.
The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics provides students with a strong applied and theoretical foundation in mathematics that enables them to pursue either industry employment or graduate studies. Students in the program gain experience using a variety of modeling techniques in combination with technology to solve real-world problems as well as develop a deep understanding of the generalizations and rigor that mathematics has to offer. Mathematics majors are supported to pursue opportunities for learning outside of the classroom such as undergraduate research with a professor, external Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs, or an internship with a local industry partner.
Must be completed prior to admission:
Prerequisites (15 credits) A 2.5 GPA in the following three courses is required with no grade below 2.0.
Mathematics is an established and growing field with students pursuing careers in engineering, actuarial science, database and computer systems administration network and data communication analysis, statistical analysis secondary mathematics teaching and other fields. Students with a major in mathematics often pursue graduate studies in mathematics, physics, and engineering.
Program Structure Core Requirements (40 credits)
Complete the following courses with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course:
Mathematics Electives (25 credits)
Complete five additional STMATH courses at the 300- or 400-level with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course, distributed as follows:
Supporting Science Course Requirements (16 credits)
B PHYS 121 Mechanics
B PHYS 122 Electromagnetism and Oscillatory Motion
CSS 142 and CSSSKL 142 Computer Programming I
As needed to fulfill University General Education Requirements and to equal 180 credits.
Current research interests of the UWB mathematics faculty include: computed tomography; discrete geometry and tiling theory; knot theory; mathematics education; matrix theory, matrix analysis, and the geometry of polynomials; and numerical optimization, nonlinear optimization, and non-smooth optimization.
Employers often state that they prefer the critical thinking skills acquired in the mathematics major paired with secondary skills obtained from a strategically selected minor in another discipline instead of vice versa. Some strategically selected minors include, but are not limited to: Actuarial Science, Computer Science & Software Engineering, Economics, Physics, Business Administration, Education and Society, and Teaching and Learning. Pre-med and pre-law students majoring in mathematics have historically scored higher on the MCAT and LSAT exams than other majors. Careers in mathematics are frequently rated among the best jobs.
Preparation for a career in teaching mathematics
The curriculum represents a standard mathematics degree; however the courses offered also reflect the recommendations put forth by the Mathematical Association of America’s (MAA) CUPM Curriculum Guide 2004 (reference is Mathematical Association of America (2004). Undergraduate Programs and Courses in the Mathematical Sciences: CUPM Curriculum Guide 2004. Ret May 2011: http://www.maa.org/cupm/curr_guide.html) for majors preparing to be secondary mathematics teachers. According to MAA, mathematical sciences majors preparing to teach secondary mathematics should:
As an ABET accredited engineering program, the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering curriculum emphasizes hands-on experience, collaborative problem solving, and societal implications in the design, production, and implementation of mechanical and thermal fluid systems. It also complements the existing Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering major by providing additional learning and research opportunities in biomedical engineering and in power engineering, where electrical and mechanical technologies interweave. Prerequisites may be met through coursework at UW Bothell, another four-year institution, or a community college. Graduates will be prepared for a wide variety of careers inside and outside of engineering, or for continuation of study at the graduate level.
The major is competitive; having the minimum grade of a 2.0 in the prerequisite courses does not guarantee admission. Prerequisites must be completed prior to admission:
Designed to comply with ABET accreditation criteria, the BSME curriculum emphasizes hands-on experience, collaborative problem solving, and societal implications in the design, production, and implementation of mechanical and thermal fluid systems. It also complements the existing Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) major by providing additional learning and research opportunities in biomedical engineering and in power engineering, where electrical and mechanical technologies interweave. Prerequisites may be met through coursework at UW Bothell, another four-year institution, or a community college. Graduates will be prepared for a wide variety of careers inside and outside of engineering, or for continuation of study at the graduate level.
Program Requirements: (97 Credits to include electives)
The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) program at University of Washington Bothell is a fully accredited program.
The actuarial science minor provides a pathway for students to prepare for a rewarding career while completing their studies at UW Bothell. After completing the minor, students will be prepared to take the first three actuarial exams—Probability, Financial, Mathematics, and Models for Financial Economics—which will make them excellent candidates for actuarial positions.
Students must earn a 2.7 cumulative GPA and a 2.7 prerequisite GPA.
The minimum grade in each of the following prerequisite courses is 2.5:
Acceptance of transfer courses or alternative elective courses needs to be considered by the School of Business and STEM Petition Committees.
A minor in mathematics is designed to help develop students’ formal critical and analytical thinking skills as well as their ability to communicate abstract and technical ideas. Such skills are highly valued in a wide range of career fields, including engineering, science, computer science, and business, so a minor in mathematics pairs especially well with majors related to these fields. Further, a minor in mathematics enhances students’ marketability in private industry and helps students prepare for graduate school in fields where analytical skills are necessary.
Prerequisites (15 credits)
A 2.5 GPA average in the following three courses is required with no grade below a 2.0 in the individual courses:
Mathematics is an established and growing field with students pursuing careers in engineering, actuarial science, database and computer systems administration network and data communication analysis, statistical analysis secondary mathematics teaching and other fields. Students with a minor in mathematics often combine it with majors in chemistry, computer science, physics, or engineering.
Must complete 25 credits with minimum average GPA of 2.0 distributed as follows:
The Graduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations provides a pathway for students trained in other STEM disciplines to earn a certificate in EE, and thus be academically prepared to apply for admission to the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program. Students will learn the fundamental concepts of electrical engineering and be prepared for a graduate degree in the field. For students who do not wish to pursue an MSEE degree, the Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations provides a strong background that can be leveraged to move into EE related fields. The GCEEF is geared toward individuals with a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field who want to pursue a master’s degree in electrical engineering, or professionals working in or hoping to enter a related field such as technical marketing or technical program management.
A degree in a STEM field and the following courses (or equivalent coursework):
The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering curriculum is designed to provide students with advanced studies in state-of-the-art technology to become innovators, researchers, and technical leaders in their profession. The MSEE offers either a coursework or thesis option, giving students the opportunity to acquire advanced skills and conceptual understanding of topics in more depth than offered by a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. Graduates will be able to apply these concepts directly to applications in many diverse fields, but also with special emphasis towards focused areas in biomedical devices and sensors, renewable energy, and embedded system design and characterization.
Graduate degree program admission requirements vary. Please see this program's Graduate Admissions Page for specific requirements.
Choose thesis option or non-thesis option