Division of Engineering & Mathematics

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering


The goal of the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering is to develop mechanical engineering graduates who are distinguished by their skills in design, analysis, hands‐on engineering, problem solving, communication, and leadership; and who are keenly aware of their ethical responsibilities in a global society.

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.

Graduates will be prepared for a wide variety of careers inside and outside of engineering, or for continuation of study at the graduate level. Each student completing the BSME degree will demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering; to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data; to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, 
manufacturability, and sustainability.

Graduates will also be able to function on multidisciplinary teams; identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems; communicate effectively; and use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering 
Study and learn with other dedicated students

The BSME Program encourages applications from students who have unique and varied cultural and life experiences. UW Bothell emphasizes close collaboration between students and faculty through team-based projects, presentations, research opportunities, internships and work-study programs, creating a positive, experiential learning environment.

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Nine out of 10 of UW Bothell students are from the state of Washington.