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Indicators of quality

The UW-Madison mechanical engineering graduate program is ranked #17 best in the U.S. (U.S. News and World Report, 2016).

The UW-Madison is ranked #16 best undergraduate mechanical engineering program in the U.S. (U.S. News and World Report, 2016).

In the latest published review of doctoral programs by the National Research Council, the department ranked highly in average number of citations per publication, average number of research awards per faculty member, and number of PhDs granted.

Our distinguished faculty have been recognized for their research contributions with awards from national and international organizations.

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Quick Facts

  • 200 undergraduate scholarship recipients with the total amount nearly $250,000 dollars.
  • Bachelor’s: 173
  • Master’s: 42
  • PhDs: 15

July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014

  • New disclosures: 22
  • US patent applications filed: 4
  • US patents issued: 10
  • Total active licenses: 14
  • New licenses executed: 1
  • 12 professors
  • 7 associate professors
  • 11 assistant professors