Mechanical Engineering

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the top mechanical engineering programs in the nation and home to over 800 undergraduates and 230 graduate students. The Mechanical Engineering faculty are researching solutions to important problems in energy efficiency and the environment, biomechanics, robotics and other emerging technologies that advance our society.  Our curriculum includes significant hands-on activities and produces some of the most qualified and respected engineers in the field.

Exceptional Faculty

The department of Mechanical Engineering is home to 31 tenure and tenure track faculty, 8 instructional staff and 9 faculty affiliates.   Our distinguished faculty are pushing the forefront of engineering technology and are leaders in their respective fields.

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LABS, RESEARCH CENTERS AND CONSORTIA

Dynamic Educational Experience

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

As an undergraduate working toward your bachelor’s degree, you learn the science and engineering principles of designing and building machines, structures, components, powertrains, pumps, compressors, turbines, engines, power plants, furnaces, refrigerators, air conditioners, and more. In addition to the formal classes, you can join exciting student project teams that build robots, human-powered vehicles, and experimental cars.

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Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Graduate students benefit from a tier-one research university, working on pioneering research through grants from industry and government. Additionally, the department’s series of distinguished seminar speakers broadens exposure to current research endeavors in both academia and industry. Many of our graduates go on to academic careers as research or tenure track professors, while others will secure advanced positions in industrial and research institution careers.

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PhD Degree in Mechanical Engineering

PhD Students benefit from a tier-one research university, working on pioneering research through grants from industry and government. Additionally, the department’s series of distinguished seminar speakers broadens exposure to current research endeavors in both academia and industry. Many of our graduates go on to academic careers as research or tenure track professors, while others will secure advanced positions in industrial and research institution careers.

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