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Bachelor of Science

To enable students to gain a high level of expertise in specific subject areas, from embedded circuit systems to sensors and devices, BSEE students select one of 15 concentration areas, each of which culminates with a significant capstone design project. Although only one concentration area is required, students may complete more than one.

Students may also choose the Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering (NME) Option  Students who select this option are required to complete six credits of NME core courses and the Sensors and Devices concentration.

Not an EE major? Non-EE students may be able to enroll in UW EE courses. See the Non-Degree section for more information.

UW EE courses have received accreditation from ABET, which establishes quality standards for university engineering programs.

Below is an example collection of courses for BSEE degree requirement. Course requirements and scheduling change based on prior academic classes and concentration selection. Please review the Department of Engineering BSEE degree requirements for in-depth information. The full list of EE courses can be found on the UW Course Catalog. For additional information on the EE concentration areas, view the EE Concentration Chart.

Courses

EE-205Introduction to Signal Conditioning4 creditsMATH-126 or MATH-136; PHYS-122.UW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-215Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering4 creditsEither MATH 136, or MATH 126 and either MATH 307 or AMATH 351, either of which may be taken concurrently; PHYS 122. Offered: AWSpS.UW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-233Circuit Theory5 credits1.0 in E E 215. Offered: AWSpS.UW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-235Continuous Time Linear Systems5 creditsEither MATH 136, MATH 307, or AMATH 351, any of which may be taken concurrently; PHYS 122; either CSE 142 or CSE 143, either of which may be taken concurrently. Offered: AWSp.UW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-271Digital Circuits and Systems5 creditsEither CSE 142 or CSE 143. Offered: AWSpS.UW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-331Devices and Circuits I5 credits1.0 in E E 233. Offered: AWSpS.UW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-332Devices and Circuits II5 credits1.0 in E E 331. Offered: AWSpS.UW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-341Discrete Time Linear Systems5 credits1.0 in E E 235. Offered: WSpS.UW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-361Applied Electromagnetics5 credits1.0 in E E 233; MATH 324; PHYS 123. Offered: AW.UW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-371Design of Digital Circuits and Systems5 creditsEither E E 205 or E E 215; either E E 271 or CSE 369. Offered: jointly with CSE 371.UW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-393Advanced Technical Writing in Electrical Engineering4 creditsHCDE 231. Offered: AWSp.UW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-398Introduction to Professional Issues1 credit UW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-400Advanced Topics in Electrical Engineering1 credit UW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-417Modern Wireless Communications4 creditsE E 341; either IND E 315, MATH 390, or STAT 390. Offered: W.UW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-418Network Security and Cryptography3 creditsMATH 308; either MATH 390, STAT 390, or IND E 315. Offered: A.UW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-425Laboratory Methods in Synthetic Biology4 creditsEither BIOEN 423, E E 423, or CSE 486; either CHEM 142, CHEM 144, or CHEM 145. Offered: jointly with BIOEN 425/CSE 488; W.UW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-436Medical Instrumentation4 creditsE E 332. Offered: Sp.UW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-442Digital Signals and Filtering3 credits1.0 in E E 341. Offered: W.UW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-448Systems, Controls, and Robotics Capstone4 creditsE E 447. Offered: W.UW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-453Electric Drives5 credits1.0 in E E 452. Offered: W.UW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-455Power System Dynamics and Protection4 credits1.0 in E E 351. Offered: W.UW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-463Microwave Electronic Design4 credits1.0 in E E 332; 1.0 in E E 361. Offered: W.UW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-469Computer Architecture I5 creditsEither E E 271 or CSE 369; CSE 143 Offered: jointly with CSE 469; AWSp.UW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-474Introduction to Embedded Systems4 creditsCSE 143. Offered: jointly with CSE 474; AWSpS.UW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-475Embedded Systems Capstone5 creditsEither E E 271 or CSE 369; either CSE 466, E E 472, or CSE 474/E E 474. Offered: jointly with CSE 475; AWSp.UW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-477VLSI II5 creditsE E 331; E E 476. Offered: W.UW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-490Reading and Research1 creditNoneUW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-491Undergraduate Seminar1 creditNoneUW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-497Engineering Entrepreneurial Capstone I4 creditsNoneUW Course CatalogABET Sheet
EE-499Special Projects2 creditsNoneUW Course CatalogABET Sheet