As an engineering mechanics major, you will design, measure and analyze complex structures of everything from networks of human cells and novel materials constructed at the nanoscale to roller coasters and spacecraft. Engineering mechanics is the home of aerospace engineering at UW-Madison.
As an aerospace engineering student in our accelerated master’s degree program in engineering mechanics, you’ll learn advanced mechanics topics specific to the aerospace field.
As a PhD student in engineering mechanics, you’ll delve deeper into several main areas of the mechanics of materials and astronautics: continuum mechanics, computational mechanics, dynamics and vibration, fluid mechanics, nanomechanics, solid mechanics, and biomechanics.
As a master’s student in our traditional engineering mechanics major, you’ll gain additional understanding of several areas within the mechanics of materials and astronautics.
As an engineering physics major, you’ll dive into research alongside professors who work at the frontier of translating emerging science into novel technologies. With a curriculum designed specifically to launch your research career and a tight-knit community of scholars, you’ll find a supportive environment to pursue a flexible math and physics-centered curriculum and publish an undergraduate thesis.
As a master’s student in nuclear engineering and engineering physics, you’ll learn the principles of how radiation intersects with matter, as well as its applications in several areas of engineering physics.
As a PhD student in nuclear engineering and engineering physics, you’ll gain deeper experience studying the interaction of radiation with matter.
As a nuclear engineering major, you can use nuclear science and technology to tackle some of society’s biggest challenges: expand clean energy, diagnose and cure diseases, travel to distant planets, and reduce the risk of nuclear weapons. The radiation sciences option provides a pathway for careers in medical applications of radiation.