University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering
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The MSE program admits only excellent students with strong technical and management skills as well as a strong drive to succeed. We look for:


  • An undergraduate degree in engineering; a physical science degrees, coupled with considerable industry exposure, may also be considered
  • Industry and/or project work
  • A clear statement of purpose or focus relating to a career in manufacturing
  • Endorsement from at least three academic or professional references

MSE Program Student Profile - Spring 2012
Total number of students 35
Male 29
Female 6
Domestic 6
International 29
Average Industry Experience* 3.6
Average Internship Experience** 9
Average GPA on Entrance to MSE Program 3.21
* Years
** Months



Undergraduate Degrees
Degree Subject Number
Mechanical Engineering 12
Industrial Engineering 7
Civil Engineering 4
Technology in Production Engineering 3
Architecture 2
Industrial and Systems Engineering 2
Computer Engineering 1
Electronics and Communications Engineering 1
Electronics and Instrumental Engineering 1
Environmental Engineering 1
Nuclear Engineering 1
Chemical Engineering 1
Aviation Sciences 1
Applied Chemistry 1