PMP students typically take a total of 40 credits at the Allen School to earn their Master's in Computer Science & Engineering. A typical quarterly schedule is one 4-credit PMP course of the student's choosing (out of four courses offered), plus one 1-credit colloquium course each quarter for eight quarters. To earn one colloquium credit you must view, either in person or online, a total of eight colloquia, and submit reports on four of them.


PMP Courses

The Allen School offers a range of courses of interest to computing professionals interested in advancing their knowledge in core and emerging areas of computing, including database management, machine learning, computer architecture, computational biology, programming languages, entrepreneurship, computer vision, ubiquitous computing, robotics, and more. Topics change each quarter. View our Current Courses page for a list of courses offered this academic year and links to course syllabi and instructor information. The page also includes archives of previous course offerings so you can make an informed selection.

Other Graduate Courses

With program and instructor permission, you can also register for up to two daytime graduate courses offered by the Allen School that can be used toward your degree.  You can also register for courses outside of the school, although only in rare instances can these be used toward your degree. Please contact the PMP academic advisor more information on how to gain permission and register for non-PMP courses.


Earning Colloquia Credit

To earn one colloquium credit, you must view any eight colloquia and submit a report on any four of them. Due to their work schedules, most PMP students do not attend colloquia lectures live, as they take place during the business day. While you are welcome to attend live colloquia, most students opt to view videos of the lectures online. To earn credit, you can watch and report on CSE colloquia from any day of the week, and from any day, week, month and year. This means if you enrolled in Tuesday colloquia (CSE 519), you can watch Thursday colloquia lectures (CSE 520), and vice-versa.

Colloquia courses are graded Credit/No-Credit (C/NC). The required reports must be submitted by midnight on the final Sunday of the regular quarter, the Sunday before finals week (see the academic calendar). Colloquia reports will be spot-checked only. All students who have submitted the required number of reports receive credit. Reports can consist of reviews, summaries, critiques or discussion of the colloquia topic or related topics. Each report should take just five or ten minutes to prepare.

Colloquia Search & Reporting Systems

CSE Colloquia can be accessed in many ways:  live, televised, live on the Internet, and on-demand on the internet.  Colloquia are usually held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 pm in EE 105 on the UW campus and are open to the public.  Note that colloquia differ from the Distinguished Lecturer Series, which meets at different times and/or places.

For student questions or problems with the colloquia search & reporting systems, email the admin for this resource.