The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering curriculum provides students with advanced, in-depth knowledge across broad categories of electrical engineering activity. The degree also offers an opportunity to concentrate a student’s educational effort in several areas of electrical engineering:

  • Signal Processing
  • Embedded Systems
  • Biomedical Systems and Devices
  • Power Systems
  • Device Electronics
  • MEMS

The MSEE is unique in its project-based focus in areas such as biomedical devices and sensors, renewable energy and microprocessor system design and characterization. In each of these specific areas of concentrated study we offer course sequences in which the last course of a given sequence has significant project work so as to provide students with in-depth knowledge in that area and serve as a culminating experience for that sequence. Students are required to take two of these project courses, and thus complete at least two of these sequences as part of the program requirements.

The program is designed to equip students to be competitive in their career field- the average annual salary of someone with a master’s in electrical engineering is about $11,000 more than someone with a bachelor’s degree—about half a million more over the course of a career.

The Option of a Thesis Track or a Coursework Track

The MSEE will offer students a choice between a transcripted thesis track and coursework track to complete their degree requirements. The coursework track will require students to complete a minimum of 46 credits (including a 1 credit seminar course) of graduate level courses offered by the UW Bothell EE degree program. The thesis track will require students to complete a minimum of 36 credits of coursework at the graduate level (including a 1 credit seminar course) as well as 10 thesis credits.

Full-time students will be able to complete the degree requirements in two years, while part-time students will be able to complete the degree requirements in three years. 


  • B EE 510 - Probability and Random Processes for Electrical Engineers
  • B EE 511 - Signal Processing I
  • B EE 512 - Signal Processing II
  • B EE 525 - Microprocessor System Design I
  • B EE 526 - Microprocessor System Design II
  • B EE/B ME 531 - Intro to Ultrasound Engineering
  • B EE/B ME 532 - Ultrasound Systems and Applications
  • B EE 533 - Biomedical Devices and Instruments 
  • B EE 541 - Flexible Electronics 
  • B EE 542 - Photovoltaics 
  • B EE 545 - CMOS I
  • B EE 546 - CMOS II
  • B EE 551 - MEMS 
  • B EE 552 - BioMEMS
  • B EE 571 - Power System Analysis
  • B EE 572 - Power System Operation
  • B EE 599 - Seminar

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