// Mechanical Engineering

Powerful patterns: Discovery could unlock new abilities for soft materials

Soft materials, with their ability to dramatically change shape, hold promise for applications such as soft robots that are able to sense and respond to…

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// Chemical & Biological Engineering

Jawless fish take a bite out of the blood-brain barrier

A jawless parasitic fish could help lead the way to more effective treatments for multiple brain ailments, including cancer, trauma and stroke. One major challenge…

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// Mechanical Engineering

Honoring John Bollinger, endowed chair will take ME department to next level

The experiences John Bollinger (BSME ’57, PhDME ’61) enjoyed as a student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering set him on a path to a…

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// Chemical & Biological Engineering

Renewed energy for biofuels: Identifying up-and-coming commodity chemicals

Petrochemicals, the oil- and gas-derived compounds that serve as the molecular backbones for much of modern commerce, commanded a $539.3 billion market value in 2018.…

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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. We value a welcoming and supportive environment for our faculty, staff and students, and we work and learn in a community that encourages diversity and inclusiveness. 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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