About the School of Engineering & Technology

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The School of Engineering & Technology at the University of Washington Tacoma provides focus for the rapid development of high-technology academic programs to serve the state of Washington.

The school serves as the home for computer science, computer engineering and information technology programs. Through innovative partnerships with area companies, the school helps students gain practical work experience and meets continually changing industry needs. The school also provides services to attract and support students from diverse educational, economic and ethnic backgrounds.

The School of Engineering & Technology was launched in 2001 (as the Institute of Technology) through a combination of state and non-state investment. The school’s strong support from private citizens, corporations and the community has contributed to building facilities, classrooms and labs for the Institute, enhancing what the Institute's state funding can provide in support of degree programs.

The school's partnership with industry and professional leaders leverages the value of what it offers students. As part of their degree programs, students have opportunities for internships that enhance academic growth. Targeted concentration courses are taught by practicing professionals bringing particular expertise and experience in the field