// Mechanical Engineering

Helping a lunar rover stay on the move

NASA is planning a 2023 mission to send the VIPER rover to the moon, where it will traverse the lunar surface as it searches for…

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// Industrial & Systems Engineering

Study highlights hidden ingenuity of family caregivers

In a hospital room, all the equipment necessary for a gastrostomy feeding—the IV pole, food pump and tube—fits together as intended, delivering nutrition directly to…

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// Civil & Environmental Engineering

Drying out: Prabhakar receives NSF CAREER Award to study moisture's impact on polymer composites

Fiber-reinforced polymer composites are used in countless facets of everyday life, from the vehicles we travel in to the infrastructure in the world around us.…

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// Biomedical Engineering

Stem cell-derived facial cartilage cells show promise for joint repair

Cartilage is a prevalent but precious commodity in the human body, cushioning our joints to absorb impact for protection and providing a nearly frictionless surface…

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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. 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.

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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