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Madison Engineering is an ABET accredited, 4-year interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science degree program. Created in 2008 for 21st-century engineering needs, we offer a world-class undergraduate engineering experience based on a philosophy of learning by doing. Our smaller classes facilitate supportive mentoring by faculty and require a high level of student engagement. Our project-based curriculum is designed to provide a modern way to specialize. Our required 2-year-long capstone project experience, in particular, provides a platform for customized learning in a focused area of interest. You will have better learning experiences, more substantial references, and a portfolio of engineering work. After 8 semesters of authentic project work, you will graduate project-ready, and prepared for the flexibility and resilience needed in our rapidly changing work world.

Industry and others have suggested a modern engineer requires a perspective across many fields to meet the complex demands of 21s century opportunities. Madison Engineering provides you an engineering education rich in design, systems thinking, and project management, and opportunities to customize your learning through real engineering projects. Our program has proven to be a springboard to just about any type of career possibilities.

Customize your education through real engineering projects

Why is the program project-based? Launching a program in 2008 gave us a unique advantage in that we were able to design our curriculum upon the best learning science — people learn better by doing. Engineering careers are built upon project work too, so it’s good to hear from employers that they find our students project ready upon hire. Recent student works have focused on:

  • energy
  • healthcare
  • infrastructure
  • instrumentation
  • robotics
  • smart wearables
  • sustainability
  • transportation
  • food and beverage
  • water and much more
Opportunities to develop new competencies, skills, and abilities

We offer a wide range of unique opportunities to develop new skills and competencies that complement our academic program. These include programs such as the Engineering Leadership and the Engineering Honors programs, opportunities for minors, and course sequences in innovation and creativity. There are also a number of student clubs and organizations in Madison Engineering, including:

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Engineers without Borders
  • James Madison Engineering Club
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

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