Electrical engineering is an amazingly broad-based and rapidly growing discipline. It encompasses everything from batteries and power supplies to crystal fabrication and autonomous robots. Electrical engineers design, produce, study and operate all manner of devices and systems that use electric and electromagnetic energy. Electrical engineers work on systems at the macro scale of electric power grids and at the micro scale of nanotechnology.

Contemporary society is in the midst of an information revolution, created in large part from the fruits of electrical engineering. The field has grown from its roots in power systems to branches in communications systems, automatic controls, signal processing, semiconductor physics, electronic circuit synthesis, optics, computer science, and artificial intelligence. The Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington is extremely well positioned to meet the challenges we face and to make significant contributions for positive change.

Graduates with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering find employment in the aerospace, communications, computer, power distribution, consumer electronics, biomedical engineering, and military industries. Our graduates go on to work for companies such as Intel, IBM, Agilent, T-Mobile, Verizon, Motorola, Boeing, Qwest, National Instruments, Lockheed, various Public Utility Districts, as well as smaller contracting and consulting companies. Many graduates pursue graduate studies for advanced degrees in electrical engineering or related fields while others choose to apply their technical expertise to business, law and medicine.

We look forward to joining you in your academic journey – please see the links below for more information about our Undergraduate Program.

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