Master of Science in
Technology Innovation



A JOINT INITIATIVE OF THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND THE FOSTER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Accelerate your tech career in 18 months through practical, challenge-based learning in engineering, business and design alongside top experts from the world’s leading tech companies in Seattle’s innovation ecosystem.

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Dedicated Technology Labs and Workspaces

Put theory into practice steps away from classrooms in state-of-the-art prototyping, robotics, other facilities where you’ll design, prototype, and test ideas quickly—all with input and guidance from our dedicated, expert staff.

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Sponsored Capstone Experiences with Tech Leaders

Work alongside technology experts on real-world challenges brought by our industry partners, including Microsoft, T-Mobile, Meta, and many others.

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Immersed in Seattle's Thriving Tech Ecosystem

Live and work on challenging projects in one of the world’s leading technology and innovation hubs. The Seattle area is home to over 35,000 tech companies and ranks as the #1 city for early-career technology professionals.

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Integrated Engineering + Business + Design Curriculum

Hardware design, software development, user-experience design, technology strategy, entrepreneurship. These essential concepts and more come together in a fully integrated, STEM-designated program.

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Students in the MS in Technology Innovation program have exclusive access to the facilities at the University of Washington’s Global Innovation Exchange. Steps away from our classrooms, our labs and workspaces have been designed to enable emerging technology leaders to transform ideas into innovations.

The Makerspace

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Robotics Lab

Hardware Prototyping Lab

The Shops

Rapid Prototyping Bay

The Makerspace

The large cooperative work area at the center of the Labs is affectionately called the Makerspace. This area includes worktables, model-making supplies, drawing tools, and a variety of other maker technologies that don’t fit the confines of a specific lab. Students, faculty, staff, and other members of our community interact and collaborate on design and prototyping solutions that address the unique challenges of their projects. Here you can explore form-finding, fabrication, and assembly techniques, and create complex parts and assemblies using computer-controlled equipment.

Robotics Lab

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The Robotics Lab is a multi-functional workspace that includes individual workstations, electronics workbenches, and mobility and manipulation robots for project use. Here you have access to a variety of robotics platforms and environments to explore human-robot interactions, including robotics pens, multiple Kinova manipulator arms, a drone net, and other tools for creating robotics solutions that can sense, navigate, and manipulate the dynamic world around them.

Hardware Prototyping Lab

The Hardware Prototyping Lab is a dedicated space for developing, testing, and fabricating electronics hardware prototypes. It houses several fully equipped electronic workstations, a full line of printed circuit board (PCB) prototyping equipment, and a library of materials and components available to all users.

The Shops

At the heart of the Prototyping Labs students will find a variety of specialized tools and work areas that collectively comprise “The Shops.” Engaging with these facilities, which includes a wood and plastics shop, a milling and machine room, a CNC router room, a paint booth, and a large-format laser, you can learn to manipulate physical materials in three dimensions. Here you can explore form-finding, fabrication, and assembly techniques, and create complex parts and assemblies using computer-controlled equipment.

Rapid Prototyping Bay

The Rapid Prototyping Bay adjacent to the Makerspace houses a variety of self-service and full-service 3D printing and laser cutting technologies. Laser cutting and 3D printing are the most popular maker technologies in the Prototyping Labs. With more than 6 laser cutters and 30 3D printers of various types, the Labs have substantial capacity for rapid prototyping.

"You learn how to look at problems from a technical, design, and product lens. Combining those all together is how to make something successful."

Udiksha Chandra (UW MSTI 2024) UX Researcher

Our Curriculum

Students in the MS in Technology Innovation program experience a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, matched only in its intensity by its career rewards.

Graduate Outcomes

Graduates from the MS in Technology Innovation lead successful careers in many of the world's leading tech companies.

Gain a Global Perspective

Our students broaden their technology horizons through Global Technology Experiences: two-week international summer immersions designed to complement our academic program in engineering, business, and design.

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