// Industrial & Systems Engineering

Finding optimal solutions for practical problems when nothing is certain

Making decisions under uncertainty is something we do all the time: When, for example, should I leave to take my child to soccer practice, not…

Tags: Faculty, Optimization, research

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// Biomedical Engineering

Studying the human connectome to increase our understanding of epilepsy

Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, has called the human connectome “the symphony in our brain,” played by electric circuit connections…

Tags: biomedical engineering, Elizabeth Meyerand, epilepsy, research

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// Engineering Physics, Electrical & Computer Engineering

UW-Madison spinoff SHINE breaks ground

SHINE Medical Technologies, a firm spawned from research in the University of Wisconsin–Madison College of Engineering, broke ground Aug. 3, 2017, on “Building One” at…

Tags: alumni, research, Wisconsin Idea

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// Civil & Environmental Engineering

For under-Earth exploration, engineers deepen understanding of rock stress

Measuring unobservable forces of nature is not an easy feat, but it can make the difference between life and death in the context of an…

Tags: Hiroki Sone, research

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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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