Acquire Fundamental Training in EE
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This certificate program will teach you the major concepts of electrical engineering and prepare you to earn a master’s degree in the field. We’ll explore essential theories and practical applications of electric circuit analysis, device electronics, signals and systems, digital logic systems and power systems. You’ll be introduced to tools, programs and simulation techniques that are used to solve engineering challenges. Develop the basic skills and knowledge needed for further work or study in electrical engineering.
Individuals who want to pursue a master’s degree in electrical engineering or strengthen their skills in the discipline.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline from an accredited institution with a 2.0 or higher GPA in the following prerequisite courses (equivalents listed for the UW Seattle campus):
If you're not a native English speaker, you’ll need to have at least basic English language skills to enroll. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements.
To enroll, international students must have a visa that permits study in the United States. This program does not enable students to obtain or maintain F-1 visa status. For more information, see Admission Requirements for International Students.
You must have access to a computer, and we recommend a high-speed internet connection.
You earn the certificate by regularly attending class and successfully completing all required courses. Students must earn a grade of at least 2.7 in each course and maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. For more information, see Completing Your Program.
You’ll participate in lab sessions using industry-standard simulation software such as MATLAB, LTspice, Multisim and LabVIEW.
This program provides specific preparation for the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering offered at UW Bothell.
Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.
Signals & Systems
Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations
Approved by the UW Bothell School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.
With the exception of the one-time application fee, certificate program fees are charged on a quarterly basis. Payment is due when you register.
Course fees do not include any costs for class materials such as textbooks and software. The technology fee is based on the number of credits you are taking. It is not charged during summer quarter.
Drops, Withdrawals & Refunds
Attend class in person at one of our convenient locations. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. An online learning management system may be required to access some course materials and assignments.
Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.
Not available for this program
Enjoy the flexibility of online learning, which allows you to participate in class activities, assignments and discussions on your schedule, from anywhere. Experience cutting-edge technology and a supportive, diverse learning community.
Senior Lecturer, Division of Engineering & Mathematics, UW Bothell
Senior Lecturer, Division of Engineering & Mathematics, University of Washington Bothell
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