// Materials Science & Engineering

Strain game: Leveraging imperfections to create better-behaved quantum dots

Potentially paving the way toward advanced computers, lasers or optical devices, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have revealed new effects in tiny electronic devices called quantum…

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// Biomedical Engineering

Metastasis enablers: Findings could unlock new ovarian cancer treatments

In order to spread their destruction, ovarian cancer cells must break free from their tumor home, travel through the fluid in the peritoneal cavity and…

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// Chemical & Biological Engineering

For understanding turbulence, the sky is the limit

View a satellite image of a hurricane and you'll quickly realize how pervasive and powerful turbulence can be. Beyond superstorms, understanding the dynamics of swirling…

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// Materials Science & Engineering

Wisconsin alumni, students forge team to aid proposed NASA mission

How did life on Earth originate? Could a bombardment of comets and asteroids laden with water, ice and essential organic molecules have enabled emergence of…

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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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