Mechanical Engineering Student, Terrence Thurk, was the Student Keynote Speaker at Winter Commencement. Read more about his experience at UW here. Read more
UW-Madison students gear up for high-tech Hyperloop competition. Badgerloop, which won third place in Elon Musk’s SpaceX Hyperloop design competition, is a 200-mph pod that levitates its passenger through an above-ground vacuum tube. The prototype is being built right here on campus. Read more
Captain James A. Lovell, commander of Apollo 13, received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. James Lovell (left) and ME Chair Jaal Ghandhi (right) pictured here. Read more
Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the top 20 mechanical engineering programs in the nation and home to over 800 undergraduates and 230 graduate students. Mechanical Engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines- applied to many solutions that improve lives, protect the environment and enable emerging technologies that advance our society. Our internationally-acclaimed faculty offer a wide range of research opportunities and our hands-on design curriculum produce some of the most qualified and respected engineers in the field.
The department of Mechanical Engineering is home to 32 tenure and tenure track faculty, 10 instructional staff and 9 affiliates. Our distinguished faculty and staff are leaders in global education, active learning and applied research.