The College of Engineering -- University of Wisconsin-MadisonAnnual Report 1998

A. Jeffrey Giacomin (Co-Director)
304 Mechanical Engineering Building
1513 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706-1572
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Tel: 608/262-7473 (AM-A-PIPE)

Tim A. Osswald (Co-Director)
317 Mechanical Engineering Building
1513 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706-1572
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Tel: 608/263-9538

Two-semester graduate training

The Master of Engineering (Polymer Engineering and Science) will be offered for the first time in fall of 1998. This is the first graduate degree labeled Polymer Engineering and Science offered in the Big 10.

Organized under the Rheology Research Center (RRC) and the affiliated departments: chemistry, chemical engineering, engineering physics and mechanical engineering, the degree is ideal for students wishing to complete a bachelor of science plus master's degree in a total of five years. Three quarters of the degree credits required can be taken through the college's Office of Engineering Outreach.

Many corporations sponsoring research at the RRC are also participating sponsors of the National Technological University. These corporations encourage employees to take some polymer courses (CBE 620, ME 417 and ME 418) that are broadcast directly, via satellite, to customer sites. In the future, the entire degree will be available to students who cannot attend classes on campus.

Practicing engineers and scientists on a short sabbatical leave from their positions in industry will find the program an excellent opportunity to advance their knowledge of polymer engineering and science. Foreign exchange students will also be interested in exploring this new degree opportunity.

Eight courses of approved polymer engineering and science courses are required beyond the BS degree. In any given semester, at least six approved courses are offered.

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