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Julie Ann Medero
ENGR 498
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Engineering

Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

Have you thought about life after graduation? Consider graduate school. ENGR498B will demystify the grad school process and help you think about whether it is a good option for you. Learn what it's really like to be a grad student, what sort of work you can expect to do while you're in grad school, and what opportunities will be open to you after grad school. Find out how to choose schools to apply to, how to make your application as strong as possible, and how you can get your education paid for. We'll address the GREs, letters of recommendation, and ways to get an undergraduate research experience. This course is open to all undergraduates interested in engineering, but is particularly targeted at sophomores and juniors. We especially encourage students from under-represented groups to enroll, including women, minorities, and students with disabilities.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Combination of lecture, panel discussions with graduate students and faculty, and peer review exercises

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Students will be expected to submit questions for panelists each week, and to complete writing assignments in advance of peer review exercises.

This course is offered CR/NC only. Credit will be given to students who miss no more than one class meeting and complete all assignments.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Julie Ann Medero
Date: 11/03/2011