Engineering School Overview
U.S. News Rankings
|Ranking score and category|
#22 in Chemical Engineering
#16 in Civil Engineering
#12 in Computer Engineering
#25 in Materials Engineering
#24 in Mechanical Engineering
Engineering School Overview
The College of Engineering at University of Washington has an application deadline of December 1. The application fee is $75 for U.S. residents and $75 for international students. Its tuition is full-time: $13,930 per year (in-state); full-time: $26,790 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $664 per credit (in-state); and part-time: $1,277 per credit (out-of-state). The 2012 Ph.D. student-faculty ratio is 3.8:1. The College of Engineering at University of Washington has 218 full-time faculty on staff.
Graduate students at the University of Washington’s College of Engineering can explore a range of research opportunities—from earthquakes to language processing and data mining—at the 33 different laboratories, institutes, and research centers housed on the school’s Seattle campus. At the UW Engineered Biomaterials Research Center, students and professors work with companies to develop medical implants, and the students at the Center for Collaborative Technology work to develop a new platform for Microsoft, the Center’s benefactor.
The broad array of research offerings complements the College of Engineering’s masters and Ph. D. degree offerings. Prospective students can earn master of science or master of engineering degrees in the following engineering disciplines: mechanical, electrical, chemical, computer science, aeronautics and astronautics, civil and environmental, industrial and systems, materials science, bioengineering, and human centered design.
The school also offers part-time master’s programs in aerospace engineering, pharmaceutical bioengineering, construction engineering, supply chain transportation and logistics, sustainable transportation, computer science, electrical engineering, industrial and systems engineering, and human centered design.
Outside of the classroom, graduate students at the University of Washington’s College of Engineering can get involved with the school’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders, or network through professional societies such as the society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, or the Society of Women Engineers.
Notable alumni from the College of Engineering include Bonnie Dunbar, a former astronaut who flew aboard the space shuttles Atlantis, Challenger, Columbia, and Endeavor; and Greg Badros, director of engineering at Facebook.
|Application deadline (U.S. residents)||December 1|
|Application fee (U.S. residents)||$75|
|Application deadline (international students)||December 1|
|Application fee (international students)||$75|
|Ph.D. student/faculty ratio||3.8:1|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
Full-time: $13,930 per year (in-state)
|Required fees||$1,056 per year|
* Engineering School Overview details based on 2012 data