// College of Engineering

New makerspace director envisions collaborative, DIY environment for students to learn

An ideal makerspace fosters innovation, entrepreneurship and design-thinking among students, says Lennon Rodgers, director of the new makerspace—the Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Laboratory—on the University…

Tags: Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Laboratory, Lennon Rodgers, makerspace

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// Industrial & Systems Engineering

With $4.2 million grant, researchers will improve management of multiple chronic health conditions in older adults

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has awarded a $4.2 million grant to engineering, medical and communication researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to…

Tags: C-CHESS, grant, Gustafson, ISyE

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// Chemical & Biological Engineering

Renewable plastic precursor could grow cellulosic biofuel industry

A team of chemical and biological engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has found a way to produce from biomass a valuable compound used in…

Tags: biomass, Faculty, George Huber, research

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// Civil & Environmental Engineering

Ancient material, new technology: An engineer’s perspective on using silver against microbes

Humans have appreciated silver’s antimicrobial activity for millennia. Hippocrates used the precious metal for wound dressings while the pioneers of the American frontier placed coins…

Tags: Andrea Hicks, CEE, Faculty, 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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