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ABET Accreditation

Washington mountain range

photo by Ben Dutton

The Electrical Engineering BS Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Electrical/Electronic(s) Engineering Technology and Similarly Named Programs Program Criteria.

Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives (PEOs) of the University of Washington, Seattle, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) degree program are to serve the needs of our students, faculty, and regional industry by producing graduates who have acquired foundational knowledge and skills through a comprehensive curriculum and immersive educational and developmental experience.

After a few years following graduation, we expect our graduates to:

(A) Contribute To have successfully and smoothly transitioned into a contributing member of the professional workforce,
(B) Master To have developed the skills, habits, and professional expertise which will carry them through their life and career
(C) Evolve To rapidly grow and adapt to their fast changing world,
(D) Innovate To embrace change, challenge, growth, inquiry, creativity, and diversity
(E) Lead To rise to levels of leadership and impact in their chosen specialties that reflect a meaningful understanding of equity and inclusivity in the workplace, and
(F) Steward To responsibly apply their problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and management skills to the benefit of themselves, their communities, their region, and the world at large.

Student Outcomes

By graduation, we expect our graduates to have demonstrated abilities in:

(1) Problems An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
(2) Design 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
(3) Communication An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
(4) Responsibility 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
(5) Teams 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
(6) Experiment An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
(7) Learning An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Student outcomes (1 – 7) are assessed and evaluated through our Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP). Our senior capstone design courses are also guided by a set of BSEE Capstone Design Course Requirements.

Annual Enrollment and Graduation Statistics

BSEE Program Enrollment Statistics

BSEE Program Graduation Statistics