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Deadline for transfer students

Students who are interested in transferring to UW Engineering by fall quarter must complete application requirements by April 5.

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Faculty positions available

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CORE VALUES

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The UW department of mechanical engineering is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and multi-faceted population of undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff. View our completed and ongoing priorities in the 2021-2026 strategic plan. 

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UW INNOVATES

Innovation & Impact

ME is a leading department at the UW for innovation, commercialization and industry collaboration. As an international epicenter for turning ideas into actions, the University of Washington is launching hundreds of companies across a wide range of fields based on UW research and technology.

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HUSKY EXPERIENCE

Clubs & Competitions

ME’s nationally-recognized clubs and competitions provide students a chance to apply and develop their engineering skills and network for their future lives and careers. Many students even choose to center some of their degree requirements around these activities.

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RESEARCH IN FOCUS

From idea to implementation

ME undergraduate students gain real-world experience on projects that help industry, nonprofit, government and healthcare partners.

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DEPARTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Ashis Banerjee

Mechanical Engineering and
Industrial & Systems Engineering,
Associate Professor

Ashis Banerjee's research focuses on developing automated decision-making methods for systems including humans, robots, parts and machines to achieve optimal and robust performances. These systems might include controlled micro-bio environments, assembly workstations, warehouses and smart vehicles.

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RELATED STORY

Human-inspired robotic perception

ME Ph.D. graduate Ekta Samani worked with Ashis Banerjee on research to improve visual perception in autonomous robots.

Samani’s research
#1 the UW’s ranking for most innovative public university in the U.S. by Reuters in 2019
2x national average female undergraduates
#3 source of UW startups
923 new patents filed
since 2012
14 affiliated research centers
$13M annual research funding