Learn advanced techniques to drive productivity, quality, and supply chain effectiveness for your full manufacturing system with the online Manufacturing Systems Engineering master’s program from UW–Madison.

Is this program right for you?

Are you looking to advance your career, gain technical and business skills, and immediately impact your organization? The UW–Madison Master of Engineering in Engineering: Manufacturing Systems Engineering program, offered completely online, is the answer. You will learn from high-caliber faculty and industry experts.

UW–Madison’s online engineering programs are consistently ranked in the 10 top by U.S. News & World Report.  As one of our graduates, you will be in high demand — and ready to move into a higher-level position.


The degree is interdisciplinary and helps you drive product and process improvement, learn the latest in advanced manufacturing techniques, build a foundation in supply chain management, enhance your innovation implementation, and improve your management and leadership skills. It is targeted to engineers and managers with manufacturing, operations, or design experience. The Manufacturing Systems Engineering master’s is designed for career advancers interested in the entire manufacturing process, from supply to production to customer satisfaction.


Courses were created specifically for the online environment and are project-based. Bring your company’s problems into the class and apply tools and concepts to your particular engineering challenges — helping your employer while building your own expertise. Interact with faculty from the College of Engineering, including its Department of Engineering Professional Development, as well as the Wisconsin School of Business.


You also benefit from UW–Madison’s unique assets, including access to the Center for Quick Response Manufacturing, the Advanced Manufacturing Initiative, and the Grainger Institute for Engineering. Combine that with intensive interaction with our prestigious faculty and your peers in the master’s program, and you are well situated to reach your goals.


What you Learn

  • Evaluate new technologies for the manufacturing process
  • Drive lean manufacturing and quality initiatives
  • Design and operate supply chains
  • Collect, manage, and analyze data sets to drive solutions
  • Advanced skills for project management, innovation, and team leadership

Where & How you learn


  • Online


  • Flexible curriculum
  • 30 credits; may transfer up to 6 credits of prior graduate work
  • Weekly recorded lectures, readings, live chats, asynchronous discussion forums with faculty and peers, and a full-time program advisor

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All applicants must:

  • Have a BS degree from a program accredited by the ABET or equivalent; international applicants must have a degree equivalent to an approved U.S. bachelor’s degree
  • 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 or have a master’s degree with a minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA. Exceptions are considered.
  • Non-native English speakers must have a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 580 (written), 243 (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.
  • GRE is not required. Applicants who have taken the test are encouraged to submit their scores.

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