University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering

Information for current
undergraduate students

Academic programs

The department publishes curricula and other academic resources.

Advising, EGR classification

The general classification EGR is given to undergraduate students who have been admitted to the College of Engineering but are not yet affiliated with a degree-granting engineering department.

All EGR students receive academic advising through the Engineering General Resources (EGR) Office. We welcome you at any time to discuss a wide variety of topics, such as:

Advising, CBE departmental

The department assists students who transfer from the EGR classification or from outside UW-Madison. Advising is available by appointment.




Curriculum guide

Past curriculum guide

Professional breadth elective course list

Professional breadth elective course request form

General college requirements
and the Chemical Engineering curriculum





Computer labs

Computing (CAE)

Computing (DoIT)

Course guide

Degree accreditation (ABET)

Frequently asked questions

Learning technology

Program educational objectives
and student outcomes

Schedule of classes



Pictured from overhead, students at work in the Town Center of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

Students at work in the Town Center atrium of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (WID). Photo: Jeff Miller.


Student initiatives


Engineering students at UW-Madison can participate in more than 50 engineering-affiliated student organizations, most of which host outreach activities. A few student organizations are especially dedicated to community service.



Alpha Chi Sigma
American Institute of Chemical Engineers Engineering EXPO
Engineering World Health
Engineers Without Borders
Habitat for Humanity
Material Advantage/AFS Student Chapter
Society of Women Engineers
One Laptop Per Child




Scholarships in variable amounts are available to biomedical engineering undergraduate students and to Engineering General Resources (EGR) undergraduate students expecting to be admitted to the MSE department for the term of the scholarship. Many awards are based on academic merit and not on financial need. Visit Scholarships@UW-Madison to find and apply for scholarships.

Click here to access Chemical and Biological Engineering Scholarship Application.




The College of Engineering offers academic support services for physics, engineering mechanics, mechanical engineering, and other courses. Resources are available at the Undergraduate Learning Center for improving study skills and tutoring.


Research opportunities


Opportunities are available to undergraduates to prepare for advanced studies in engineering and other fields.


Career services


You're welcome to meet with Engineering Career Services staff for job search assistance. Join Engineering Career Services for access to job postings, resume referrals, and interviews.




Apply for graduation in the My UW Student Center in the My Academics tab.