University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Mechanical Engineering

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

Face-to-Face Evening/weekend1 Online2 Hybrid3 Accelerated4 Add'l assistantship and/or enrollment policy5
Admitting Degree(s):
MEng
Ph.D.
M.S.
Named Option(s):
Modeling and Simulation in Mechanical Engineering
Polymer Science (MEng)
Controls (M.S.)
Automotive Engineering (MS)

About the Mechanical Engineering Program

The ME department is one of the largest in the College of Engineering at UW Madison. Students are part of a stimulating learning community of highly motivated students, energetic educators, and creative researchers. Our internationally renowned faculty conduct cutting-edge in-depth research. On-campus students have access to the resources and specialized facilities of a large Engineering campus. Online students please refer to the distance program site http://distancedegrees.engr.wisc.edu.

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Additional Policy

Students in the accelerated Automotive Engineering (M.S.) and Modeling and Simulation in Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) programs are not eligible for graduate assistantships. On-line students, please refer to the MS in Mechanical Engineering Controls program http://distancedegrees.engr.wisc.edu/msme/ or the Masters of Engineering in Polymer Science program https://epd.wisc.edu/online-degree/master-of-engineering-polymer-science/.

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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.