Build innovative smart devices or robotics solutions.
The UW MSTI provides students with the technical expertise, design thinking skills, and project-team experience to succeed in large tech companies, high-growth start-ups, or their own ventures.
Working alongside industry professionals from partner companies and sponsors, students combine design thinking, hardware/software development, and entrepreneurship, preparing them for successful careers in the technology innovation sector.
Industry Sponsored Projects, Real-World Technology Solutions
Students dedicate the final six months of the program to a problem or challenge proposed by a GIX Consortium member, non-profit partner, or project sponsor.
Dedicated prototyping labs space
The state-of-the-art GIX Prototyping Labs are integral to the MSTI student experience, as Labs staff and faculty help students complete a design and development cycle of their technology solution, going from concept to prototype, and iterating and improving their device with real user testing and research.
Over 90% of graduates find jobs within six months.
MSTI graduates are working in companies around the world, working at large global corporations and small start-ups.
Typical roles include:
- Technical project manager
- Product manager/designer
- UX designer/researcher
- Software engineer/developer
- Machine learning engineer
Blog: How the MSTI prepares students for robotics careers
The robotics track of the MSTI prepares students for careers in the growing field of assistive robotics, logistics robotics, healthcare robotics, perception, autonomy, and mapping and localization.
Program management for technology products
The MSTI was designed to meet a pressing tech industry need: more managers and developers prepared to work in
interdisciplinary areas, with a thorough understanding of technology subject areas and user-centered design and business perspectives.