Is this program right for you?
With the surge in big data and computer capability, the ability to effectively analyze and utilize data is quickly becoming a critical skill in engineering decision making. In just one year (fall, spring, and summer), the Systems Engineering and Analytics master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison supplements your existing engineering knowledge with deep computational and analytic skills.
Be prepared to meet the strong market demand for engineers who have mastered analytical tools and can transform data into insights. At UW–Madison, you gain expertise in optimization models and methods, applied industrial analytics, simulation modeling, and analysis—and use these tools in a real-world engineering systems setting.
Learn how to identify and solve problems that arise at every step of the systems design process, from data collection to testing and design. Our accelerated, flexible curriculum allows you to tailor your master’s program to suit your personal career objectives and to graduate in just 12 months.
Work under the auspices of the foremost experts in the systems engineering and analytics field, in one of the world’s top-ranked departments for industrial engineering. You rapidly develop the analytical and computer skills that are increasingly sought after in industries from manufacturing and transportation to finance and health care.
With a Systems Engineering and Analytics master’s degree from UW–Madison, you graduate ready to lead in any data-driven industrial sector.
What you Learn
- Incorporate essential engineering principles, such as mathematical analysis, scientific analysis, optimization, and modeling
- Apply statistical and analytical processes to production systems, quality control, and industrial manufacturing to improve efficiency and quality of production
- Utilize data-driven methodologies to formulate, analyze, and solve advanced systems engineering problems
- Evaluate analytical tools and determine if they are relevant to specific engineering processes
Where & How you learn
- The flexible curriculum can be personalized to suit your needs
- Students who hold a graduate degree may transfer up to 9 credits of prior graduate work
- UW–Madison Industrial Engineering students may count up to 7 credits of coursework numbered 300 or above towards degree
- Complete in one calendar year: Three semesters, including courses during summer session
- Students in this program will not be eligible for TA, RA, and PA positions or a thesis
All applicants must:
- Meet all of the requirements of the Graduate School.
- Meet department specific requirements as outlined below:
- Hold a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering or related area or equivalent
- Have successfully completed a mathematical statistics course (e.g., Stat 312)
- Have successfully completed an introduction to programming course (e.g., CS 301)
- Submit a Statement of Purpose with online application
- 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).
- The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for admission. Information on taking the GRE exam can be found here: https://www.ets.org/gre. Please note: Applicants should plan to take their exam by Dec. 1st to allow scores to be sent and processed.
- Application Deadline: December 15th