Learn to work independently to formulate, analyze, and solve advanced engineering problems with UW–Madison’s Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program.

Is this program right for you?

The Accelerated Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Department of Mechanical Engineering is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out advanced technical work in areas such as heat transfer, mechanics, controls, biomechanics, manufacturing and more.


The accelerated mechanical engineering curriculum provides you with the course flexibility of a traditional master’s program, while offering a 12-month course-only path to a Master of Science degree.


When you enroll in our Accelerated Mechanical Engineering master’s program, you become a part of one of the top ranked mechanical engineering programs in the nation, home to more than 230 graduate students. Our program faculty are renowned for their expertise and research in the field of Mechanical Engineering. You’ll receive instruction from faculty who are researching issues in energy efficiency, applied computing, engines, biomechanics, robotics and other emerging technologies to improve our society.


What you Learn

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles in the field.
  • Work independently to formulate, analyze, and solve advanced engineering problems.
  • Apply the relevant scientific and technological advancements, techniques, and engineering tools to address these problems.
  • Recognize and apply principles of ethical and professional conduct.

Where & How you learn


  • Accelerated, Face-to-face


  • 30 Credit degree program; may transfer up to 12 credits of prior graduate course work.
  • Complete in one calendar year: Fall, Spring and Summer
  • Half of degree coursework (15 out of 30 total credits) must be graduate coursework. Must maintain 3.00 GPA to remain in program.
  • Program is course-only. There is no thesis or independent study research.

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All applicants must:

    • Meet all of the requirements of the Graduate School.
    • Meet department specific requirements as outlined below:
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related area or equivalent
  • Submit a statement of purpose
  • Submit 3 letters of recommendation
  • Non- native English speakers must have a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 580 (written), 243 (computer based test), or 92 (Internet version)
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for admission
  • Application Deadline: December 15th

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