// Biomedical Engineering

Building a biological control switch with light, genetics, and engineering ingenuity

A user-friendly switch for controlling room temperature, the thermostat is a classic example of the kind of tools engineers build. For biological systems research, Megan…

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// Engineering Physics, Industrial & Systems Engineering

New course will teach students how to fly drones, collect data

This summer, the University of Wisconsin–Madison College of Engineering added a new way for students to navigate the skies: a course on drones. The first…

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// Mechanical Engineering

Sangkee Min aims to transcend design constraints in manufacturing

Due to manufacturing constraints, the designs of many consumer products from computers to watches to automobiles haven’t changed much over the years. Sangkee Min wants…

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// Civil & Environmental Engineering

Modern computing power may help mitigate future flood disasters

In February 2017, California’s Oroville Dam received national attention as a narrowly averted flood disaster. A decade earlier—in June 2008—it was Wisconsin’s turn: Near 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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