University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering


Design is the cornerstone of our undergraduate curriculum and faculty research. Our faculty are at the forefront of designing next generation healthcare solutions to make the delivery of health care more accessible, safe, and efficient. Through the use of innovative teaching methods, our students are inspired to learn the design process. From concept inception to prototype design, they work together to create solutions for real clients including the disabled, the elderly companies, clinicians, and researchers.


Bringing the Wisconsin
Idea to life ...



Biomedical engineering students: making a difference. Children with special needs sometimes require diapering well into their adult years, which can mean a lot of strain on the backs of parents who will be doing all the changing. But thanks to a team of biomedical engineering undergraduates — Ben Smith, Lisle Blackbourn, Brett Napiwocki and Michael Kapitz — one Wisconsin family's daily routine is considerably easier thanks to a custom changing table designed by the students as their spring 2011 semester project in BME 201: Biomedical Engineering Design.


Better health by design, BME design story, and Wisconsin BME edge. Students describe resources and processes for design success at UW-Madison.