Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations

Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations

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The Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations provides a pathway for students trained in other STEM disciplines to earn an EE certificate, and thus be academically prepared to apply for admission in our Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program. 

Program Objectives

Students will learn the fundamental concepts of electrical engineering and be prepared for a graduate degree in the field. For students who do not wish to pursue an MSEE degree, the Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations provides a strong background that the student may leverage to move into EE related fields, such as technical marketing.


All courses are taught by fully qualified UW Bothell faculty with Ph.D degrees or years of experience in EE design engineering at major companies. Students would enroll in two courses per quarter, allowing them to complete the certificate requirements in one year. 

  • BEEC 503 Circuit Analysis (4) - Intro to theory, design, and analysis of DC and AC circuits.
  • BEEC 504 Device Electronics (4)* - Introduces the characteristics and application of electronic devices.
  • BEEC 507* Signal and System (4) - Analysis of signals and systems in time and frequency domains. 
  • BEEC 505 Digital Systems (2) - Intro to digital logic, including Boolean algebra Karnaugh maps, binary, octal and hexadecimal number systems, gate logic, and modern IC device technology.
  • BEEC 509 (2) - Intro to simulations techniques to solve engineering problems.
  • BEEC 506 (2)* - Basic power system analytical concepts, three-phase systems, impedance, steady-state network analysis, normalization, transmission lines, transformers, and synchronous machines.

* Prerequisite: BEEC 503

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