A permit (and possibly a permit upgrade) is required for all students, faculty, and staff wishing to use fabrication equipment in the College of Engineering (CoE). There are three permits (Lab Orientation, red permit, and green permit), each providing a different level of training and access to College of Engineering fabrication resources. Use the links on the left to learn more about permits and permit upgrades.
You will need to be one of the following to apply for a permit or permit upgrade
- Currently enrolled UW-Madison CoE student
- Currently enrolled in a UW-Madison CoE course
- An active member of a UW-Madison CoE student organization
- UW-Madison CoE faculty or staff
A materials fee or a research fee may be required prior to permit/upgrade training or gaining access to a fabrication space. You can read about these fees on the policies page.
We are committed to providing an accessible fabrication experience for all users. Through a collaborative process with faculty, staff, and students, reasonable accommodations are implemented to ensure equal access and opportunity for individuals with disabilities.
If you require special accommodations or have any questions regarding accessibility please contact us.
Individuals outside the College of Engineering
Any individual wishing to apply for a permit but who is not officially part of the College of Engineering faculty, staff, or students must have a College of Engineering faculty or staff member contact the fabrication space they wish to work in and verify that the individual in question has a legitimate reason to be given access to the space (i.e. that they are in some way affiliated with the College of Engineering) as well as the individual’s NetID or Campus ID number. A confirmation email will be sent to that individual when they are approved.