UW Bothell to Launch Electrical Engineering

Wednesday, August 19, 2009
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BOTHELL, Wash. - The University of Washington Bothell has received approval by the state Higher Education Coordinating Board to launch a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) in Winter, 2010.

The BSEE will be the first degree offering in the institution's new Science and Technology Program, created to help foster the development of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs at the university.

It will provide students with a rigorous educational experience as they learn to master the fundamentals and applications of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism. Through the course of study, students will learn design, teamwork, ethics, entrepreneurship, and civic responsibility as they understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.

Says Arnold Berger, Chair of the Electrical Engineering Faculty Committee, "The BSEE program combines the rigor of an engineering education with the core values of UW Bothell; small classes and close collaboration with faculty dedicated to your success. Best of all, it is designed as a hybrid program, combining both on-line and on-site courses to meet the needs of traditional and non-traditional students." Due to this unique configuration, the degree program appeals most to working students as well as students from remote areas of the state and those who desire a non-traditional program of study.

The UW Bothell BSEE is modeled after ABET-approved programs and will prepare students to meet the critical needs of technology-driven employers in the Puget Sound region. Applications are now being accepted for the inaugural class. Information is available at

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. UW Bothell celebrates its 20th year of operation during the 2009-10 academic year with the opening of student housing, an access ramp connecting the campus to SR522, and new degrees including a Master of Computing and Software Systems (MSCSS), and a Leadership Master of Business Administration (L-MBA) at an offsite location in Bellevue, WA.