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  • design - College of Engineering @ University of Wisconsin Madison
    software for NASA transmission and storage of audio for Apple or security validations at Intel INTERESTS creating solutions to societal and global problems mathematics programming FIELDS consumer electronics design national security LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COMPUTER ENGINEERING DEGREE Electrical engineering Twenty first century technologies improve and transform people by being smart they are able to adapt to different users usage or local needs Electrical engineers develop electrical magnetic and electromagnetic devices and systems that enable smart technologies to benefit humankind This includes everything from smartphones and home healthcare or environmental monitoring systems to video game consoles electric motors and GPS navigation systems They also conduct research on ideas for new technologies including electric power generation and distribution biomedical devices and systems mobile communications robotics alternative and sustainable energy sources automotive electronics electric and hybrid electric transportation systems consumer products data processing tools and electronic sensors and sensing systems Electrical engineers might develop new electronics at companies like Sony design new medical imaging hardware for companies such as GE and Siemens or create a new generation of electric cars for Ford or General Motors INTERESTS building and inventing creating solutions to societal and global problems mathematics physics programming FIELDS consumer electronics design energy LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COMPUTER ENGINEERING DEGREE Engineering mechanics Many engineering mechanics majors are rocket scientists As part of the astronautics program these engineers apply the laws of physics to problems of rocket guidance and space flight including orbits of the planets and moons and the building and control of space stations Engineering mechanics is the basis of all mechanical sciences civil engineering materials science and engineering mechanical engineering aeronautical and aerospace engineering Engineers with expertise in mechanics are essential for the design of many projects from nuclear reactors and energy storage systems to aircraft automobiles and other mechanical systems These engineers might work testing aerodynamics for car manufacturers like Toyota designing a Mars lander or analyzing a modern commercial jet INTERESTS creating solutions to societal and global problems mathematics FIELDS aerospace structures transportation LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ENGINEERING MECHANICS DEGREE Engineering physics Our engineering physics program is designed to prepare students for a career in research They focus on three major areas nanoengineering scientific computation and plasma physics Hence they typically are involved in activities like fabricating structures on the atomic or molecular level simulating physical systems like a particle accelerator or atomistic defects in a metal or using plasma to produce energy or process semiconductors Graduates of engineering physics are well suited for careers in high tech start up companies research and development in traditional engineering firms and pursuing advanced graduate degrees They may be researchers for a federal research laboratory or at a university INTERESTS creating solutions to societal and global problems mathematics physics programming FIELDS design energy LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ENGINEERING PHYSICS DEGREE Geological engineering A geological engineer might be hired to develop the next renewable energy supply using geothermal resources design environmentally safe dams and tunnels that protect the people of Southern

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  • energy - College of Engineering @ University of Wisconsin Madison
    of physics to problems of rocket guidance and space flight including orbits of the planets and moons and the building and control of space stations Engineering mechanics is the basis of all mechanical sciences civil engineering materials science and engineering mechanical engineering aeronautical and aerospace engineering Engineers with expertise in mechanics are essential for the design of many projects from nuclear reactors and energy storage systems to aircraft automobiles and other mechanical systems These engineers might work testing aerodynamics for car manufacturers like Toyota designing a Mars lander or analyzing a modern commercial jet INTERESTS creating solutions to societal and global problems mathematics FIELDS aerospace structures transportation LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ENGINEERING MECHANICS DEGREE Engineering physics Our engineering physics program is designed to prepare students for a career in research They focus on three major areas nanoengineering scientific computation and plasma physics Hence they typically are involved in activities like fabricating structures on the atomic or molecular level simulating physical systems like a particle accelerator or atomistic defects in a metal or using plasma to produce energy or process semiconductors Graduates of engineering physics are well suited for careers in high tech start up companies research and development in traditional engineering firms and pursuing advanced graduate degrees They may be researchers for a federal research laboratory or at a university INTERESTS creating solutions to societal and global problems mathematics physics programming FIELDS design energy LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ENGINEERING PHYSICS DEGREE Geological engineering A geological engineer might be hired to develop the next renewable energy supply using geothermal resources design environmentally safe dams and tunnels that protect the people of Southern California from naturally occurring phenomena such as floods landslides or earthquakes or develop new ways to protect groundwater from pollution Geological engineering integrates geology and engineering and geological engineers find the best ways to use Earth s resources sustainably to solve technical problems while protecting the environment They may also be involved in discovering and maintaining alternative forms of energy Geological engineers might work for energy companies doing petroleum exploration and development mining companies finding the next source of rare earth elements for high tech batteries for engineering consulting firms or for federal and state agencies focused on environmental protection or water resource management INTERESTS creating solutions to societal and global problems mathematics FIELDS design energy environment structures LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING DEGREE Materials science and engineering In a nutshell materials scientists engineer stronger faster lighter smaller and better materials Discovering new materials and improving existing materials is crucial to bettering our quality of life and solving critical technological and societal problems Making safe fuel efficient vehicles for example requires lightweight strong materials Improving the performance of jet engines requires new materials that can stand up to high temperatures Increasing the capabilities of microprocessors requires better nanomaterials for use in ever smaller integrated circuits Developing new fuels and new sources of energy involves designing new materials for converting and transmitting energy Integrating advanced capabilities in electronics with

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  • environment - College of Engineering @ University of Wisconsin Madison
    gasoline synthetic rubber plastics detergents cement paper and pulp Chemical engineers also address environmental energy and chemical challenges by creating new sources of energy and by exploiting biotechnology and nanotechnology As the world s problems become more complex chemical engineers will serve as leaders in addressing issues such as designing new greener production methods developing new clean renewable energy and designing and producing pharmaceuticals to fight disease INTERESTS biology chemistry creating solutions to societal and global problems mathematics FIELDS design energy environment healthcare LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DEGREE Civil engineering Civil engineers are people who want to put an end to chronic traffic jams make sure that everyone has a great view in sports stadiums and ensure that we have clean water to drink and clean air to breathe Involved in planning our cities communities and larger regional areas civil engineers build our world for a sustainable future They conceive design and construct public works such as highways streets bridges water distribution and wastewater collection systems and wastewater and industrial waste treatment plants Civil engineers respond to society s ecological and environmental problems by joining with other engineers as well as with physical biological and social scientists to protect our natural resources and create a better physical and social environment for all people Civil engineers might work as consulting engineers in construction companies or for government agencies INTERESTS biology building and inventing creating solutions to societal and global problems mathematics physics FIELDS design environment structures transportation LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CIVIL ENGINEERING DEGREE Geological engineering A geological engineer might be hired to develop the next renewable energy supply using geothermal resources design environmentally safe dams and tunnels that protect the people of Southern California from naturally occurring phenomena such as floods landslides or earthquakes or develop new ways

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  • healthcare - College of Engineering @ University of Wisconsin Madison
    work on keeping the rust off your car or on making sure every batch of ice cream produced by a dairy looks and tastes exactly the same Chemical engineers have made great contributions to developing the chemical petroleum electronics and other process industries By applying principles and technology of chemistry physics and engineering they design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products such as gasoline synthetic rubber plastics detergents cement paper and pulp Chemical engineers also address environmental energy and chemical challenges by creating new sources of energy and by exploiting biotechnology and nanotechnology As the world s problems become more complex chemical engineers will serve as leaders in addressing issues such as designing new greener production methods developing new clean renewable energy and designing and producing pharmaceuticals to fight disease INTERESTS biology chemistry creating solutions to societal and global problems mathematics FIELDS design energy environment healthcare LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DEGREE Industrial engineering Industrial engineers are professionals who use systems level thinking to make people and processes safer more efficient and more effective by devising ways to improve machines materials energy usage and workflow They could determine how many people are needed at an Apple factory in order to fill Black Friday iPad orders or keep hospital operating rooms running smoothly Industrial engineers work to improve the quality of healthcare delivery and reduce medical errors make U S manufacturing more competitive and make computer systems more user friendly Industrial engineers might work for Fed Ex doing logistics and operations planning could be in charge of product quality control at Nestlé They often complement their engineering education with certificates or double majors in areas such as business economics math or statistics Many industrial engineers often go on to careers in management INTERESTS creating solutions

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  • manufacturing - College of Engineering @ University of Wisconsin Madison
    body develop biomaterials or to attend medical school They might work in pharmaceutical sales as design engineers for medical technology companies like GE Healthcare or conduct research and development for laboratories like Abbott Labs or hospitals such as St Jude INTERESTS biology building and inventing chemistry creating solutions to societal and global problems mathematics physics programming FIELDS design healthcare manufacturing LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING DEGREE Industrial engineering Industrial engineers are professionals who use systems level thinking to make people and processes safer more efficient and more effective by devising ways to improve machines materials energy usage and workflow They could determine how many people are needed at an Apple factory in order to fill Black Friday iPad orders or keep hospital operating rooms running smoothly Industrial engineers work to improve the quality of healthcare delivery and reduce medical errors make U S manufacturing more competitive and make computer systems more user friendly Industrial engineers might work for Fed Ex doing logistics and operations planning could be in charge of product quality control at Nestlé They often complement their engineering education with certificates or double majors in areas such as business economics math or statistics Many industrial engineers often go on to careers in management INTERESTS creating solutions to societal and global problems mathematics statistics FIELDS design healthcare manufacturing national security transportation LEARN MORE ABOUT THE INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING DEGREE Materials science and engineering In a nutshell materials scientists engineer stronger faster lighter smaller and better materials Discovering new materials and improving existing materials is crucial to bettering our quality of life and solving critical technological and societal problems Making safe fuel efficient vehicles for example requires lightweight strong materials Improving the performance of jet engines requires new materials that can stand up to high temperatures Increasing the capabilities of

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  • national security - College of Engineering @ University of Wisconsin Madison
    national security Computer engineering Twenty first century technologies improve and transform people by being smart they are able to adapt to different users usage or local needs Computer engineers design the brains microprocessors behavior rules software and communication nerve systems networks that make possible all modern cars public transportation medical technologies efficient farming environmental monitoring entertainment and consumer electronics and smartphones and their apps They are heavily involved in the growing Internet and e commerce and also develop the computer aided design tools that are used in every other type of engineering They might also research design develop or test computer or computer related equipment for commercial industrial military or scientific use A computer engineer might work on systems software for NASA transmission and storage of audio for Apple or security validations at Intel INTERESTS creating solutions to societal and global problems mathematics programming FIELDS consumer electronics design national security LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COMPUTER ENGINEERING DEGREE Industrial engineering Industrial engineers are professionals who use systems level thinking to make people and processes safer more efficient and more effective by devising ways to improve machines materials energy usage and workflow They could determine how many people are needed at an Apple factory in order to fill Black Friday iPad orders or keep hospital operating rooms running smoothly Industrial engineers work to improve the quality of healthcare delivery and reduce medical errors make U S manufacturing more competitive and make computer systems more user friendly Industrial engineers might work for Fed Ex doing logistics and operations planning could be in charge of product quality control at Nestlé They often complement their engineering education with certificates or double majors in areas such as business economics math or statistics Many industrial engineers often go on to careers in management INTERESTS creating solutions to

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  • structures - College of Engineering @ University of Wisconsin Madison
    to societal and global problems mathematics physics FIELDS design environment structures transportation LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CIVIL ENGINEERING DEGREE Engineering mechanics Many engineering mechanics majors are rocket scientists As part of the astronautics program these engineers apply the laws of physics to problems of rocket guidance and space flight including orbits of the planets and moons and the building and control of space stations Engineering mechanics is the basis of all mechanical sciences civil engineering materials science and engineering mechanical engineering aeronautical and aerospace engineering Engineers with expertise in mechanics are essential for the design of many projects from nuclear reactors and energy storage systems to aircraft automobiles and other mechanical systems These engineers might work testing aerodynamics for car manufacturers like Toyota designing a Mars lander or analyzing a modern commercial jet INTERESTS creating solutions to societal and global problems mathematics FIELDS aerospace structures transportation LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ENGINEERING MECHANICS DEGREE Geological engineering A geological engineer might be hired to develop the next renewable energy supply using geothermal resources design environmentally safe dams and tunnels that protect the people of Southern California from naturally occurring phenomena such as floods landslides or earthquakes or develop new ways to protect groundwater from pollution Geological engineering integrates geology and engineering and geological engineers find the best ways to use Earth s resources sustainably to solve technical problems while protecting the environment They may also be involved in discovering and maintaining alternative forms of energy Geological engineers might work for energy companies doing petroleum exploration and development mining companies finding the next source of rare earth elements for high tech batteries for engineering consulting firms or for federal and state agencies focused on environmental protection or water resource management INTERESTS creating solutions to societal and global problems mathematics FIELDS design energy environment

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  • transportation - College of Engineering @ University of Wisconsin Madison
    design and construct public works such as highways streets bridges water distribution and wastewater collection systems and wastewater and industrial waste treatment plants Civil engineers respond to society s ecological and environmental problems by joining with other engineers as well as with physical biological and social scientists to protect our natural resources and create a better physical and social environment for all people Civil engineers might work as consulting engineers in construction companies or for government agencies INTERESTS biology building and inventing creating solutions to societal and global problems mathematics physics FIELDS design environment structures transportation LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CIVIL ENGINEERING DEGREE Engineering mechanics Many engineering mechanics majors are rocket scientists As part of the astronautics program these engineers apply the laws of physics to problems of rocket guidance and space flight including orbits of the planets and moons and the building and control of space stations Engineering mechanics is the basis of all mechanical sciences civil engineering materials science and engineering mechanical engineering aeronautical and aerospace engineering Engineers with expertise in mechanics are essential for the design of many projects from nuclear reactors and energy storage systems to aircraft automobiles and other mechanical systems These engineers might work testing aerodynamics for car manufacturers like Toyota designing a Mars lander or analyzing a modern commercial jet INTERESTS creating solutions to societal and global problems mathematics FIELDS aerospace structures transportation LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ENGINEERING MECHANICS DEGREE Industrial engineering Industrial engineers are professionals who use systems level thinking to make people and processes safer more efficient and more effective by devising ways to improve machines materials energy usage and workflow They could determine how many people are needed at an Apple factory in order to fill Black Friday iPad orders or keep hospital operating rooms running smoothly Industrial engineers work

    Original URL path: http://www.engr.wisc.edu/future/coe-fields-transportation.html (2015-05-13)
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