University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering


Biology in Engineering Certificate


The Biology in Engineering Certificate, administered by Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering, is designed for engineering students who want to strengthen their biology backgrounds. It is offered especially to encourage engineering students in traditional disciplines to prepare themselves to understand the special engineering problems in biology and medicine. A student successfully fulfilling the requirements will have the notation "Biology in Engineering Certificate" added to their transcript.


The 15-credit Biology in Engineering Certificate (BEC) program was designed and will be administered by a Biology in Engineering Certificate Committee composed of faculty from multiple engineering disciplines. Students normally should begin the program during their sophomore or junior year, but seniors may also apply.


Prerequisites required to enter the certificate program


Prior admission to an engineering B.S. degree program or Biological Systems Engineering through the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the UW-Madison or alternatively have an accredited B.S. degree in any engineering discipline.


Students pursuing an undergraduate degree at UW-Madison need to have completed at least one intermediate-level (minimum 200-level) engineering course.


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