Electrical & Computer Engineering

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“The Qualcomm Design Labs bring a part of our company to UW to enable exploration and discovery resulting in new innovations that can change the world.”

Jim Thompson, Executive Vice-President of Engineering at Qualcomm

Academic Programs

Master of Science, Electrical Engineering

We offer graduate courses in all basic areas of electrical engineering—and you can pursue the following eight specializations in depth: automatic control systems; biomedical engineering; communication and signal processing; computer engineering; electromagnetic fields and waves; energy and power systems; plasmas and controlled fusion; solid state electronics and photonics. We also offer master's degrees in power engineering on campus and online.

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Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical Engineering

Our PhD degree program emphasizes creative approaches to solving problems. Our laboratory facilities provide opportunities for research in biomedical computing; computer-aided engineering; computer architecture; data acquisition and simulation; digital control and instrumentation; digital engineering; digital microprocessors; digital signal processing; medical instrumentation; microelectronics and integrated-circuit fabrication; microwave devices, circuits, and antennas; photonics and optics; plasmas and controlled fusion; rotating electric machines and power electronics; speech processing; thin-film devices; VLSI systems; and x-ray lithography.

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