// Electrical & Computer Engineering

Simple 'smart' glass reveals the future of artificial vision

The sophisticated technology that powers face recognition in many modern smartphones someday could receive a high-tech upgrade that sounds — and looks — surprisingly low-tech.…

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// Civil & Environmental Engineering

Wild rice project sows seeds for university, tribal collaboration

The Ojibwe people tell of a prophecy that spurred their journey from the East Coast of the United States to the Great Lakes region more…

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// Electrical & Computer Engineering

With specialized upgrades, one-of-a-kind facility at UW-Madison forges a path toward fusion

On the first floor of Engineering Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a 20-ton slightly deformed donut-helix-shaped machine forms the containment vessel for an experiment…

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// 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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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.

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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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