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Overview

The Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE) program at University of Washington Bothell offers a multidisciplinary approach that will enable students to develop a wide range of competencies needed for success in the dynamic and varied field of software applications. These include analysis and problem solving techniques; communication and business management skills; in-depth understanding of the software design and development process; and a solid technical foundation to allow students to continue to learn new and complex techniques. Students gain essential knowledge in object oriented programming, data structures, analysis of algorithms, software engineering, management principles, hardware architecture and operating systems.

The degree program is designed for students who have completed specific prerequisite coursework. CSS courses offer a broad range of topics from the theory of computer science the application of both leading edge and mature technologies. For those already working in software applications, the program offers a strengthening and refinement of technical programming, written and oral communication, project management, and software design skills. For those considering occupations in programming, CSS offers a strong foundation and practical experience for careers associated with internet and intranet applications design and development, systems analysis, object-oriented programming, multi-media, software marketing, software testing and quality assurance, project management, or database design and administration.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Technical Writing for Computing Professionals
  • Data Structures and Algorithms 
  • Management Principles for Computing Professionals
  • Software Engineering
  • Analysis and Design
  • Hardware and Computer Organization
  • Operating Systems

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

We recommend Computer Engineering major applicants take the following courses prior to applying:

  • General Chemistry
  • Advanced Composition
  • Differential Equations
  • Matrix Algebra
  • Multivariable Calculus

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36519 USD/year
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  • National

    11138 USD/year
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Funding

International students currently enrolled in the UW have access to limited institutional funding options such as merit-based scholarships, general scholarships open to all UW students, grants that support various student experiences, and on-campus student work positions. 

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