Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering (see below). If you are interested in the Master of Science in Automotive Engineering, please visit this link.

You can pursue a master’s thesis or course two-year program, or you can pursue a master’s accelerated one-year course program.

Fall
January 1st— International
January 1st  — Domestic

Spring
October 1st— International
October 1st — Domestic

Summer
December 15th — International
December 15th— Domestic

The Spring 2017 application was made available on January 19th, 2016

The Summer 2017 application will be available on June 29th, 2016.

The Fall 2017 application will be available on September 2nd, 2016.

  • All standards of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School apply (see the General Application Instructions).
  • GRE scores are required for admission into the department. GRE Verbal 150, Quantitative 155, and Analytic 3.5 or better will be given preference in the application process.
  • Prospective students must have a bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering or a bachelor of science from the department in the physical sciences and ME equivalency in the specific area of study for the Masters degree plus department approval. Students with bachelors of science in other engineering and natural science disciplines will be considered for admission on an individual basis. Upon acceptance, such students are often required to complete one or more courses in addition to degree requirements to satisfy any deficiencies.
  • Students need a minimum grade point average of 3.2 based on the 4.00 point system or equivalent for the last 60(+) credits taken towards the undergraduate degree. Applicants with an undergraduate grade point average below 3.0 will be considered based on years spent in responsible engineering work.

 

For International Applicants

  • Every applicant whose native language is not English, or whose undergraduate instruction was not in English must provide an English proficiency test score. The required minimum scores are:
  • TOEFL: 550 for paper test, 213 for computer, and 80 for internet (iBT)
    MELAB:77
    IELTS: 7
  • International applicants are required to select up to three Mechanical Engineering faculty members whose research topics are of interest. Please check our website to locate the faculty, find three faculty of interest to you and list their last names in your supplementary application. Please only list the last names and only select professors, assistant professors, associate professors who are members or affiliates to the Mechanical Engineering Department. Please do not list faculty that are listed as Professor Emeritus. You are also welcome to contact faculty members by email for funding opportunities. If an advisor offers to be your advisor, ask the advisor to email their acceptance to (admissions@me.engr.wisc.edu)

Graduate School receives the electronic application with

  1. application fee
  2. online statement of purpose
  3. online letters of recommendation (3)
  4. GRE and TOEFL scores (use ETS institution code 1846)
  5. online supplemental application
  6. uploaded digital copies of academic transcripts

 

 

See also Graduate Student Checklist

International Applicant Financial Information
Please visit the Graduate School website “International Applicant Financial Information.” International applicants should NOT send financial documents until requested by the Graduate School. This information will be requested upon positive admission recommendation from the department.

Do NOT Include
Mailing these items will result in a delay in the processing of your application

• printouts of your statement of purpose
• copies of your statement of purpose
• copies of GRE and TOEFL scores
• copies of passports, certificates, awards, bindings, financial documentation, or photographs other that those documents from your school

At UW-Madison there are four types of funding:

1. Fellowship: A fellowship is an award that enables a graduate student to pursue a degree full-time. The Department of Mechanical Engineering will nominate candidates for departmental/university fellowships.

2. Project/Program Assistantship (PA): These titles designate graduate students employed to assist with research, training or other academic programs or projects. PAs are included in the labor agreement between the State of Wisconsin and the Teaching Assistants Association.

3. Research Assistant (RA): A research assistant must be a graduate student working toward a masters degree or a doctorate. The work performed is primarily to further the education and training of the student.

4. Teaching Assistant (TA): This title is appropriate for graduate students who have been assigned teaching responsibilities in an instructional department under the supervision of a faculty member. TAs are included in a labor agreement between the State of Wisconsin and the Teaching Assistants Association.

Funding is awarded based on the qualifications of the student, the number of applicants, the amount of available funding and the number of continuing students receiving support.

You can apply for funding by contacting individual faculty members directly. (See Faculty Profiles) The admissions office does not know if a particular professor has funds for assistantship. In addition, there are application forms for the positions of teaching assistant and grader. Please complete and return to the ME Department Office (3107 Mechanical Engineering Building).

Please submit all of your application materials by December 15th to be considered for fellowships and Visit Wisconsin Weekend (fall term applicants only)

More information on graduate student funding is available from the Graduate School’s Office of Fellowships and Funding Resources

Department

course #

Title

Biological Systems Engineering

351

Structural Design for Agricultural Facilities

Biological Systems Engineering

356

Sustainable Residential Construction

Biological Systems Engineering

364

Engineering Properties in Food and Biological Materials

Biological Systems Engineering

365

Measurements and Instrumentation for Biological Systems

Biological Systems Engineering

372

On-Site Waste Water Treatment Disposal

Biological Systems Engineering

375

Special Topics

Biological Systems Engineering

399

Coordinative Internship/Cooperative Education

Biomedical Engineering

310

Bioinstrumentation

Biomedical Engineering

315

Biomechanics

Biomedical Engineering

320

Introductory Transport Phenomena

Chemical and BiologicalEngineering

311

Thermodynamics of Mixtures

Chemical and BiologicalEngineering

320

Introductory Transport Phenomena

Chemical and BiologicalEngineering

324

Transport Phenomena Lab

Chemical and BiologicalEngineering

326

Momentum and Heat Transfer Operations

Chemistry

311

Chemistry Across the Periodic Table

Chemistry

327

Fundamentals of Analytical Science

Chemistry

329

Fundamentals of Analytical Science

Chemistry

341

Introductory Organic Chemistry

Chemistry

342

Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Chemistry

343

Introductory Organic Chemistry

Chemistry

344

Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Chemistry

345

Intermediate Organic Chemistry

Chemistry

346

Intermediate Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Civil & Environmental Engineering

310

Fluid Mechanics

Civil & EnvironmentalEngineering

311

Hydroscience

Civil & Environmental Engineering

315

Hydrology

Civil & Environmental Engineering

316

Hydraulic Engineering

Civil & Environmental Engineering

320

Environmental Engineering

Civil & Environmental Engineering

322

Environmental Engineering Processes

Civil & Environmental Engineering

372

On-Site Waste Water Treatment Disposal

Computer Sciences

352

Digital System Fundamentals

Computer Sciences

367

Introduction to Data Structures

Computer Sciences

354

Machine Operation and Programming

Computer Sciences

371

Technology of Computer-Based Business

Electrical & Computer Engineering

301

Transmission Lines and Networks Laboratory

Electrical & Computer Engineering

304

Electric Machines Laboratory

Electrical & Computer Engineering

305

Semiconductor Properties Laboratory

Electrical & Computer Engineering

306

Linear Active Circuits Laboratory

Electrical & Computer Engineering

308

Nonlinear Electronic Circuits Laboratory

Electrical & Computer Engineering

310

Plasma Laboratory

Electrical & Computer Engineering

313

Optoelectronics Lab

Electrical & Computer Engineering

317

Sensors Laboratory

Electrical & Computer Engineering

320

Electrodynamics II

Electrical & Computer Engineering

321

Transmission Lines for Digital Applications

Electrical & Computer Engineering

330

Signals and Systems

Electrical & Computer Engineering

331

Introduction to Random Signal Analysis and Statistics

Electrical & Computer Engineering

332

Feedback Control Systems

Electrical & Computer Engineering

334

State Space Systems Analysis

Electrical & Computer Engineering

335

Microelectronic Devices

Electrical & Computer Engineering

340

Electronic Circuits I

Electrical & Computer Engineering

342

Electronic Circuits II

Electrical & Computer Engineering

345

Semiconductor Physics and Devices

Electrical & Computer Engineering

350

Professional Expression

Electrical & Computer Engineering

351

Digital Logic Laboratory

Electrical & Computer Engineering

352

Digital System Fundamentals

Electrical & Computer Engineering

353

Introduction to Microprocessor Systems

Electrical & Computer Engineering

354

Machine Organization and Programming

Electrical & Computer Engineering

355

Electromechanical Energy Conversion

Electrical & Computer Engineering

370

Advanced Laboratory

Electrical & Computer Engineering

376

Electrical and Electronic Circuits

Electrical & Computer Engineering

377

Fundamentals of Electrical andElectromechanical Power Conversion

Electrical & Computer Engineering

379

Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering

399

Independent study

EngineeringMechanics and Astronautics

395

Material for Constructed Facilities

Geological Engineering

301

Introduction to Aerial Photographic Systems

Geological Engineering

302

Introduction to Electro-optical and Microwave Remote Sensing Systems

Geological Engineering

303

Introduction to Remote Sensing Digital Image Processing

Geological Engineering

304

Remote Sensing Visual Image Interpretation and GIS Integration

Geological Engineering

330

Soil Mechanics

Materials Science and Engineering

330

Thermodynamics of Materials

Materials Science and Engineering

331

Transport Phenomena in Materials

Materials Science and Engineering

332

Macroprocessing of Materials

Materials Science and Engineering

333

Microprocessing of Materials

Materials Science and Engineering

350

Introduction to Materials Science

Materials Science and Engineering

351

Materials Science-Structure and Property Relations inSolids

Materials Science and Engineering

352

Materials Science-Transformation of Solids

Materials Science and Engineering

360

Materials Laboratory I

Materials Science and Engineering

361

Materials Laboratory II

Materials Science and Engineering

362

Materials Laboratory III

Materials Science and Engineering

370

Materials Processing-Unit Operations

Materials Science and Engineering

371

Materials Science and Engineering Problem Solving II

Materials Science and Engineering

379

Materials Systems and Design Project I

Materials Science and Engineering

390

Materials Systems and Design Project II

Mathematics

303

Theory of Interest and Life Insurance

Mathematics

309

Introduction to Mathematical Statistics

Mathematics

310

Introduction to Mathematical Statistics

Mathematics

319

Techniques in Ordinary Differential Equations

Mathematics

320

Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

Mathematics

321

Applied Mathematical Analysis

Mathematics

322

Applied Mathematical Analysis

Mathematics

331

An Introduction to Probability and Markov Chain Models

Mathematics

340

Elementary Matrix and Linear Algebra

Mathematics

341

Linear Algebra

Mathematics

371

Basic Concepts of Math

Mathematics

375

Topics in Multi-Variable Calculus and Linear Algebra

Mathematics

376

Topics in Multi-Variable Calculus and DifferentialEquations

Physics

307

Intermediate Laboratory – Mechanics and ModernPhysics

Physics

308

Intermediate Laboratory – Electromagnetic Fields & Optics

Physics

311

Mechanics

Physics

321

Electric Circuits and Electronics

Physics

322

Electromagnetic Fields

Physics

325

Wave Motion and Optics

Physics

371

Acoustics for Musicians

Physiology

335

Physiology

Statistics

301

Introduction to Statistical Methods

Statistics

309

Introduction to Mathematical Statistics

Statistics

310

Introduction to Mathematical Statistics

Statistics

311

Introduction to Mathematical Statistics

Statistics

312

Introduction to Mathematical Statistics

Statistics

324

Introductory Applied Statistics for Engineers

Statistics

333

Applied Regression Analysis

Statistics

349

Introduction to Time Series

Statistics

351

Introductory Nonparametric Statistics

Statistics

371

Introductory Applied Statistics for the Life Sciences

Department Course # Title
Chemical & Biological Engineering 620 Intermediate Transport Phenomena
Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics 622 Mechanics of Continua
Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics 630 Visco-elastics
Mathematics 837 Topics in Numerical Analysis
Mechanical Engineering 601 Vacuum Technology
Mechanical Engineering 714 Advanced Materials Processing & Manufacturing (formerly ME 964)
Mechanical Engineering 964 Computational Biomechanics
Mechanical Engineering 964 Computational Design & Manufacturing (also called Computational Geometry of Materials)
Mechanical Engineering 964 Modeling & Simulation Two-Phase Flows
Mechanical Engineering 964 High Performance Computing for Engineering Applications
Mechanical Engineering 964 Advanced Computational Techniques for Design Optimization & Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
Mechanical Engineering 964 Design of Nonlinear Controllers & Observers
Mechanical Engineering 964 Model-Based Engineering
Mechanical Engineering 964 Statistical Shape Modeling
Management & Human Resources 715 Strategic Management of Innovation
Statistics 803 Experimental Design

Sara Hladilek

3182 Mechanical Engineering

1513 University Ave

shladilek@wisc.edu

Graduate Committee Chair

Assoc. Professor David Rothamer
127 Engine Research Building
Tel: 608/890-2271
Email: rothamer@wisc.edu