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Welcome to the Institute of Technology at UW Tacoma.  Established in 2001, the Institute of Technology has a strong tradition of offering excellent programs while providing student support through small class sizes.  The class sizes in the Institute of Technology average around 30 students per course.  The diverse student body consists of approximately 640 undergraduates and 160 graduate students with a demographic makeup of that population at around 35% Caucasian, 65% Asian, Hispanic, African American, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or American Indian.   Currently 21% of our students are women and 18% are underrepresented minorities.

The Institute of Technology offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Systems, Computer Engineering and Systems, Electrical Engineering, and Information Technology, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Systems.  The graduate programs consist of a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Systems, and the Master of Cybersecurity and Leadership degree (in collaboration with the Milgard School of Business).

The BS degree in Computer Engineering and Systems, the BS in Computer Science and Systems and BS in Information Technology are accredited by ABET.

Graduates from the BS/BA degrees find employment with companies such as Microsoft, Boeing, Google, Amazon, Garmin, Northrup Grumman, Nordstrom, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Avanade, and Pierce County IT. Many Institute of Technology students find opportunities for internships in local companies. Other opportunities for students to interact with companies include hackathons, conferences, special functions and cyberdefense competitions. Students can conduct undergraduate research with our faculty and present their research findings at the end-of-the quarter colloquium.  

The Institute of Technology faculty are involved in research in many areas including data science, cybersecurity, machine learning, artificial intelligence, hardware security, cloud computing, computer architecture, bio-informatics, geographic information systems, and wireless sensors. The Institute of Technology is home to the center for data science, which has research groups focused on big data.

UW Tacoma is one of three campuses that make up the University of Washington: the 154-year-old Seattle campus, and the Tacoma and Bothell campuses, both founded in 1990. The 46-acre campus footprint is located on a hillside overlooking the Port of Tacoma and Mount Rainier, on the southern edge of downtown Tacoma, next to museums and the beautifully reconstructed Union Station.

Please peruse our website for additional information about our programs.

Raj Katti, PhD
Professor and Dean
Institute of Technology