University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Engineering Mechanics

3182 Mechanical Engineering Bldg.
1513 University Ave
Madison WI 53706
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Phone: 608-262-8617
Email: emgradadmission@engr.wisc.edu

Face-to-Face Evening/weekend1 Online2 Hybrid3 Accelerated4 Add'l assistantship and/or enrollment policy5
Admitting Degree(s):
M.S.
Ph.D.
Named Option(s):
Fundamentals of Applied Mechanics

About the Engineering Mechanics Program

Engineering Mechanics is the foundation of many engineering disciplines. For over 100 years we have been recognized internationally for employing fundamentals in mechanics of materials, structural dynamics and fluid mechanics to tackle problems in areas like nanotechnology, biomechanics/biomaterials, shock physics, nonlinear structural dynamics, etc. The Fundamentals of Applied Mechanics option is designed for students with a science background who would like to transition to engineering.

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Additional Policy

Admission and funding are separate decisions. Not all admitted students are offered support. The funding for RAs comes from faculty research grants. Each professor decides on their own RA offers. Funded students are expected to maintain full-time enrollment. Students in the accelerated Fundamentals of Applied Mechanics (M.S.) program are not eligible for graduate assistantships; as it is an accelerated program students are not expected to accommodate time for assistantship work.

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1 These programs are offered in an evening and/or weekend format to accommodate working schedules. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses and personal connections, while keeping your day job. For more information about the meeting schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

2 These programs are offered primarily online. Many available online programs can be completed almost entirely online with all online programs offering at least 50 percent or more of the program work online. Some online programs have an on-campus component that is often designed to accommodate working schedules. Take advantage of the convenience of online learning while participating in a rich, interactive learning environment. For more information about the online nature of a specific program, contact the program.

3 These programs have innovative curricula that combine on-campus and online formats. Most hybrid programs are completed on-campus with a partial or completely online semester. For more information about the hybrid schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

4 These on-campus programs are offered in an accelerated format that allows you to complete your program in a condensed time-frame. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses with minimal disruption to your career. For more information about the accelerated nature of a specific program, contact the program.

5 Students in most on-campus graduate programs are eligible for assistantships. Please look carefully at the additional policies listed above for more information about the specific assistantship and enrollment policies for the program. Contact the program with any questions.