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ENGINEERING Minimum Degree Requirements and Satisfactory Progress

To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School Minimum Degree Requirements and Satisfactory Progress in addition to the requirements of the program.

Master’s Degrees:

M.Eng., with available named options in Engine Systems, Engineering Management, Sustainable Systems Engineering, and Technical Japanese

Minimum Graduate Degree Credit Requirement

30 credits

Minimum Graduate Residence Credit Requirement

16 credits

Minimum Graduate Coursework (50%) Requirement

M.Eng.: named option in Engine Systems: All courses in this fixed curriculum program are numbered between 600–699. All courses are graduate level courses and are offered exclusively to Graduate students in the M.Eng. degree program.

M.Eng.–named option in Engineering Management: All courses in this fixed curriculum program are numbered 300–699. All courses are graduate level courses and are offered exclusively to graduate students in the M.Eng. degree program.

M.Eng.–named option in Sustainable Systems Engineering: Half of degree coursework (at least 15 credits out of 30 total credits) must be at the 600 level or above; these courses are specifically designed for graduate students.

M.Eng.–named option in Technical Japanese: More than half of degree coursework (at least 18 credits out of 30 total credits) must be at the 600 level or higher; these courses are specifically designed for graduate students.

Prior Coursework Requirements: Graduate Work from Other Institutions

With program approval, students are allowed to count graduate coursework from other institutions toward the minimum graduate degree credit requirement and the minimum graduate coursework (50%) requirement. No credits from other institutions can be counted toward the minimum graduate residence credit requirement. Coursework earned five or more years prior to admission to a master’s degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.

Prior Coursework Requirements: UW–Madison Undergraduate

Up to 7 credits numbered 300 or above can be counted toward the minimum graduate degree credit requirement. Up to 7 credits of courses numbered 600 or above can be counted toward the minimum graduate coursework (50%) requirement. No credits can be counted toward the minimum graduate residence credit requirement. Coursework earned five or more years prior to admission to a master’s degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.

Prior Coursework Requirements: UW–Madison University Special

With program approval and payment of any difference in tuition (between Special and graduate tuition), students are allowed to count up to 9 credits of coursework numbered 300 or above taken as a UW–Madison Special student toward the minimum graduate residence credit requirement, and the minimum graduate degree credit requirement. With program approval and payment of the difference in tuition (between Special and graduate tuition), students are allowed to count up to 15 credits of courses numbered 700 or above taken as a UW–Madison Special student toward the minimum graduate coursework (50%) requirement. coursework earned five or more years prior to admission to a master’s degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.

Credits per Term Allowed

15 credits

Program-Specific Courses Required

M.Eng.–named option in Engine Systems: EPD 641, 642, 626, 622, 623, 624, 625, 643, 644, 627, 629

M.Eng.–named option in Engineering Management: EPD 378, 611, 612, 617, 470, 615, 416, 613, 618, 518

M.Eng.–named option in Sustainable Systems Engineering: EPD 660, 641, 661; OTM 770; EPD 669

M.Eng.–named option in Technical Japanese: EPD 330, 332 (two courses may be waived with previous experience as determined by the program director), 374, 375, 601, 602, 603, 604

Overall Graduate GPA Requirement

3.00 GPA required.

Other Grade Requirements

Must retake any courses for which a grade below C is recorded.

Probation Policy

The status of a student can be one of three options:

1. Good standing (progressing according to standards; any funding guarantee remains in place).

2. Probation (not progressing according to standards but permitted to enroll; loss of funding guarantee; specific plan with dates and deadlines in place in regard to removal of probationary status.

3. Unsatisfactory progress (not progressing according to standards; not permitted to enroll, dismissal, leave of absence or change of advisor or program).

Advisor / Committee

All students have both a plan advisor and academic advisor (typically the program director or academic director for each program); programs without a fixed curriculum are required to meet with their advisor to outline an approved plan of study by the end of their first academic term.

Assessments and Examinations

No formal examination required.

Time Constraints

Master’s degree students who have been absent for five or more consecutive years lose all credits that they have earned before their absence. Individual programs may count the coursework students completed prior to their absence for meeting program requirements; that coursework may not count toward Graduate School credit requirements.

Language Requirements

No language requirements.