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Choose Wisconsin Engineering

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Engineering!

You have earned a spot at one of the world’s top public universities, where your experiences–in and out of the classroom–will enrich and inspire you for a lifetime. At UW-Madison, you will learn engineering by doing it from professors who are leaders in their engineering fields. What you learn here will prepare you to solve real problems and make a difference.

There’s so much to your education at UW-Madison—and you’re in charge. With more than 50 engineering student organizations, opportunities to work in cutting-edge research labs, access to our world-class makerspace, thousands of internships or co-ops to choose from, student support resources to help you along the way, and so much more, you can craft your college experience in a way that works for you. Becoming a Badger engineer is a truly special opportunity. We’re so excited to welcome you to our community and to help you get ready for fall!

Wisconsin Engineering Experience

The UW-Madison College of Engineering invites you to join us and explore the Wisconsin Engineering Experience. All students directly admitted to the College of Engineering for Fall 2023 are invited to attend and will receive invitations in their email to our on-campus and virtual events.

You’ll learn about the many ways you can create your own engineering experience at UW-Madison. At these events, you’ll get to explore majors, learn about resources and ways you’ll be supported as a student, and talk with current students about their experience as Badger engineers and beyond the classroom. You will have the chance to connect with other admitted students and will meet engineering faculty, deans, staff, and current students who will welcome you, share lots of information, and answer your questions.

On-campus event dates: February 17, March 10, March 24, April 14

Virtual event dates: February 28 and April 19

Experience Diversity in Engineering Virtual Social

Join the Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity in Engineering (IEDE) Student Center and current engineering students for the Experience Diversity in Engineering Virtual Social. You’ll hear directly from current engineering students about life on the engineering campus and how you can get involved with student organizations including the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the Queer and Trans Engineers (QTE), the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). You’ll also learn more about programs and support services offered through the College of Engineering’s IEDE Student Center to enrich your undergraduate experience at UW-Madison.

Virtual Social Dates: March 8 and April 12

Andrea Grimaldo Moreno
“My favorite part of being an Engineering student is my work with Engineers Without Borders and as a Student Coordinator for the Engineering Outreach Initiative. It’s exciting to see how a water system is designed and created for small communities miles away from Madison! In EOI, I love the new programs and activities my team has created to promote STEM in underrepresented communities in Madison.”
– Andrea Grimaldo Moreno

Create your own engineering experience

In the College of Engineering, you will be part of a community of curious and creative Badger Engineers. Here, you can write the next chapter in your education and take charge of your future. You can do an internship or cooperative education experience, join a student organization, participate in a competition, learn to be a leader, do real research with a professor, volunteer, study abroad, invent and make a product or launch a company, hang out with friends, and much more. Explore the wide variety of groups, opportunities, and support services that you can connect to and get involved with to make your experience memorable and meaningful.
Student advising session

Undergraduate Student Advising

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Inclusion, Equity and Diversity in Engineering

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Student organizations

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Study abroad

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Engineering career services

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Design & build

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Undergraduate Learning Center

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Engineering majors

We have 13 highly ranked engineering majors, so you can find the engineering field that’s the best fit for you. You’ll be able to explore majors throughout your first year and will have many opportunities to find your fit, define your goals, and create a college experience that is uniquely yours.


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