Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations

Acquire Fundamental Training in EE


Program Details

  • Location: UW Bothell
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Class Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $14,598

Next start date

September 2017

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About this Program

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.

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What you'll learn

  • Important aspects of the theory, design and analysis of DC and AC circuits
  • The basics of digital logic, including Boolean algebra, Karnaugh maps, and binary, octal and hexadecimal number systems
  • Characteristics and application of electronic devices, including small-signal and large-signal analysis, operational amplifiers and design of digital logic circuits
  • Basic power system analytical concepts and the representation and classifications of continuous and discrete time signals

Get Hands-On Experience

You’ll participate in lab sessions using industry-standard simulation software such as MATLAB, LTspice, Multisim and LabVIEW.

Prepare to Earn Your Master’s Degree

This program provides specific preparation for the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering offered at UW Bothell.

Program Overview

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.

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Learning Formats


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.

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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.

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