University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering

Information for
current undergraduates

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.

Advising, ME departmental

The Mechanical Engineering Department assists students who transfer from the EGR classification or from outside UW-Madison. For advising assistance, contact an advisor in the North Student Services office, room 3182 Mechanical Engineering. Sherrill Wagner (, Barry Crook (, and Jess Nytes (

To schedule an advising appointment, please visit: or stop by the Student Services office in room 3182 Mechanical Engineering for assistance.

 Some general advising information can be found here.



Past curriculum guides




Advising - faculty advisors and academic advisors

Computer labs

Computing (CAE)

Computing (DoIT)

Course guide

Learning technology

Mechanical Engineering accreditation (ABET)

Schedule of classes



Eric Ronning at a blackboard demonstrating his invention, a prosthetic hand.

Eric Ronning, a mechanical engineering student, won the top prize and $10,000 in the 2012 Schoofs Prize for Creativity for his invention, a prosthetic hand that could be cheaply created on a 3-D printer for amputees in developing countries.

Senior Design

Mechanical Engineering's design courses emphasize practical mechanical engineering systems, devices and components. Students develop skills in project planning, team dynamics, problem identification and conceptual design and evaluation.



Scholarships in variable amounts are available to Mechanical Engineering undergraduate students and to Engineering General Resources (EGR) undergraduate students expecting to be admitted to the ME 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.


Research opportunities

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


Undergraduate research fellowships

Each semester students can apply for a fellowship to participate in cutting edge reseach



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


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.


American Society of Mechanical 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


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.



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