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Learn more about the MSTI

In this intensive master’s degree program, students learn how to take an innovative idea from concept to development and on to launch. The project-based curriculum, developed and delivered with industry real-world input by leading UW faculty, immerses students in design thinking, technology development, and entrepreneurship to give our graduates some of the most in-demand skills in the Smart Devices/IoT and Robotics sectors.

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Quick Facts

Student projects sponsored and mentored by industry partners
95% placement rate for graduates
Cohort program with team-based projects
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Past MSTI Student Projects Include:

  • Create a system of IoT devices to collect data on plastic waste in rivers in partnership with Microsoft. (Watch the video)
  • Develop search and rescue drones with remote operations using T-Mobile 5G technology. (Read the poster)
  • Protect the health of U.S. Department of Natural Resources Wildland firefighters with smart helmets. (Read our blog)
  • Integrate Machine Learning and Computer Vision in a Microsoft AI for Good project to create a portable retinal imaging system for use in remote areas. (Watch the video)
  • Implement technology-assisted therapeutic devices in partnership with University of Washington researchers and elderly care facilities. (Read the poster)
GIX was very similar to what you’ll do at a tech company. It’s easy to communicate that to a recruiter and it’s clear to them that you know how to do things right.

Ryan Wu, Class of 2018, Microsoft