// College of Engineering

Educational innovation: showcasing past triumphs and planning for the future

UW-Madison officially established the Department of Theoretical and Practical Engineering in 1857—and in the intervening years, teaching has come a long way. Held April 22,…

Tags: active learning, education, Educational Innovation, engineering education, Grainger Institute, technology, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

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// Mechanical Engineering

UW tech spinoff promises to rethink design with ultra-fast software

It’s an open secret among computer scientists and programmers: Computer processors waste a lot of time twiddling their thumbs, waiting for data to arrive from…

Tags: design optimization, graduate student, Krishnan Suresh, ME, ParetoWorks, research, SciArt, spinoff

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// Industrial & Systems Engineering

UW-Madison’s Brennan named to lead National Library of Medicine

Patricia Flatley Brennan, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of nursing and industrial engineering, has been named the fourth director of the National Library of Medicine…

Tags: ISyE, National Library of Medicine, Patricia Flatley Brennan

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// Mechanical Engineering

UW team wins second place in DOE’s Race to Zero competition

Last week’s commencement ceremony at Camp Randall was not the first time this spring that University of Wisconsin–Madison senior Drew Dillmann had reason to celebrate.…

Tags: DOE, ME, Race to Zero competition, student organizations, students

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Our students don't just learn, they do.

In the College of Engineering, we deliver a world-class educational experience that transports our students beyond the theory and into real, meaningful engineering work that can change the world. Explore our academic programs.

About Engineering Programs

Undergraduate programs

The College of Engineering is one of the best places in the world to get an engineering education. We have world-class faculty. We have an outstanding curriculum that focuses on providing you the technological tools, resources and knowledge that will help you develop solutions to problems in fields ranging from medicine to energy to manufacturing—and many more.

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Graduate programs

Our graduate academic programs are highly ranked and our faculty widely are respected as leaders in their fields. Here you will find a community in which you will excel. You will find faculty, staff and peer students who are supportive and committed to your success. You will find rigorous coursework that will prepare you to achieve your goals. You will experience an environment highly conducive to collaboration—and meet faculty with a broad range of research interests and connections both on campus and around the world.

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Education for working engineers

Whether you’re a new professional or have years of experience in your chosen field, UW-Madison’s Engineering Professional Development can offer you unique, high-quality educational experiences you won’t find anywhere else. Our programs are structured to help working professionals continue their educational path without interrupting their full-time jobs. You will be empowered, engaged, and more passionate about your career after completing courses or a degree program from UW-Madison. And you’ll have the confidence and skills to take your projects or your responsibilities to the next level.

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