Coronavirus Update

For the safety of our community, UWPCE programs will be taught remotely for the 2020-21 academic year.

For more information, see our Coronavirus FAQ

Application Deadline

The program begins in September 2020. We are accepting applications until 5 p.m. on September 23, 2020. We will consider applications received after that date if space is available.

Application Steps

Step 1: Gather the following materials

  • A brief letter (250-word maximum) that describes your relevant experience, transferable skills, knowledge of the field and commitment to professional growth
  • A resume that highlights how your education and any applicable experience fulfill the program's admission requirements
  • Your college transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable)
  • English language test scores if you are not a native English speaker (see Basic English Skills under English Language Proficiency Requirements)

Step 2: Apply

Complete your application and submit the materials listed in step 1, along with your $50 nonrefundable application fee.

If you apply online, you must email your transcript and English language test scores to, or fax them to ISE Department, Attn: Sheila Prusa, 206-685-3072.

After Applying

We’ll contact you within 10 business days after the application deadline to let you know if you’ve been accepted to the program.

If you’re accepted, we’ll send you details about your first-term course, including information on how to register and pay your course fees. Payment is due no later than two days before your first class.

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Applicants must have:

  • A bachelor of science degree in engineering or a related technical field
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in the last two years of relevant coursework
  • Successfully completed a course in probability and statistics, such as Probability & Statistics for Engineers (INDE 315)

English Proficiency

If English is not your native language, you should have at least intermediate English skills to enroll. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements – Credit Programs.

International Students

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.


  • Access to a computer with a recent operating system and a major web browser (such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer) with cookies enabled
  • High-speed internet connection
  • Adobe Flash Player 8 or 9
  • Headset (Logitech Stereo Headset H151 recommended)
  • Webcam (recommended)

Earning the Certificate

You earn the certificate by adhering to your program's attendance policy and successfully completing all required courses. You must receive a grade of at least 2.7 in each course and compile a cumulative 3.0 GPA for the program. You must complete the certificate in two years or less. For more information, see Earning the Certificate.

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