Is this program right for you?
The UW-Madison’s Master of Engineering-Engineering Management program is the proven choice, whether you are a mid-career engineer ready to move to an engineering leadership position, or a proven leader looking to strengthen your effectiveness. For engineers, our program is a better investment than an MBA.
UW-Madison’s online engineering programs are consistently ranked in the 10 top by U.S. News & World Report. We have graduated more than 400 engineers into positions ranging from project manager to CEO. More than 95% of graduates say that our program had a considerably positive impact on their career, and nearly 70% obtained a promotion or salary increase before graduation. Our program is consistently benchmarked by peer universities as setting the bar in providing high-impact, engaging, and applications-focused learning.
Working with senior faculty who have broad industry experience and strong academic credentials, you interpret and analyze corporate financial data, build leadership and communications skills, and synthesize data to make sound engineering and business decisions.
Classes are predominately online and you can choose when to do most of your learning each week. Meet your cohort of fellow engineers on UW-Madison’s campus for an intensive week each summer and continually access insights and information that are immediately applicable to your job. Our students say that our cohort-based approach is essential for providing the relationships, support, and encouragement that make on-time graduation achievable.
What you learn
- Understand how to develop, interpret, and apply financial data to improve the performance of your organization
- Synthesize strategies, models, and practices for leading and managing engineering organizations and for working with colleagues, vendors, and customers from other cultures
- Solve real-world problems in any engineering discipline using a variety of computer-assisted methods for analysis
- Apply quality improvement tools and change management practices to lead a team at your workplace through the enhancement of a product or process
Where & how you learn
- Online, plus a week-long session on the UW-Madison campus each summer
- Earn your degree in four semesters and two summer sessions, spread over three calendar years
- Use the Internet, live web conferencing, and software applications to participate in group projects designed to encourage teamwork, insightful discussion, and learning from each other
- Participate in daily, meaningful interactions with faculty, experienced peers, and industry leaders
- Complete a fixed curriculum on a semester schedule, but choose when to do most of your work each week—so that your career, family life, and travel schedule are not interrupted
- Work closely with a cohort of experienced engineers from around the world to share insights, expertise, networks, and support
- Visit the UW-Madison campus during week-long residences with your cohort each August
All applicants must:
- Have a Bachelor of Science degree from a program certified by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology or the equivalent; international applicants must have a degree equivalent to a U.S. Bachelor of Science degree; GRE scores not required
- Have a minimum of four years of post-baccalaureate engineering experience
- Have a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale or equivalent for at least your last 60 semester hours; applicants with less than 3.00 GPA may be admitted at the department’s discretion
- Non-native English speakers must have a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 580 (written), 240 (computer-based test), or 92 (Internet version)
- All applicants are advised to determine whether this program meets requirements for licensure in the state where they live. See the National Society of Professional Engineers website for contact information for state licensing boards.