// Chemical & Biological Engineering

Could yesterday’s Earth contain clues for making tomorrow’s medicines?

Several billion years ago, as the recently formed planet Earth cooled down from a long and brutal period of heavy meteor bombardment, pools of primordial…

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// Electrical & Computer Engineering

Have you heard? Animal-inspired sensors can detect distant objects

Drawing inspiration from the directional hearing abilities of geckos, a multi-institution team led by engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has created first-of-their-kind high-resolution sensors…

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// Chemical & Biological Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Leveraging AI to monitor exposure to air contaminants

Monitoring air contaminant exposure is vital in ongoing efforts to detect the presence of dangerous chemicals and understand how urban pollution affects human health. [caption…

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// Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Biological Engineering

Engineers drawn to stem cells’ abundance, humanity

There was a time when Eric Shusta’s lab was more reliant on the local butcher shop than you might expect. To learn more about the…

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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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