UW-Madison In Top 10 By U.S. News & World Report

MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin–Madison ranked sixth among schools offering high-quality online graduate engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report. This is the fifth year in a row UW–Madison has ranked in the top 10.

This important distinction was announced today as U.S. News & World Report released its most recent ranking of online master’s of engineering degree programs, which required eligible programs to pass rigorous standards for quality education in the areas of faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, student engagement, and admissions selectivity.

“Students are drawn to UW-Madison’s degree programs because they receive skills and knowledge they can put into practice immediately,” said Wayne Pferdehirt, program director for the Engineering Management program. “Students tell us UW’s focus on project-based, highly interactive learning with experienced peers is the most authentic, relevant, and engaging education they have ever experienced.”

UW–Madison recently added two new engineering master’s degree programs. Manufacturing Systems Engineering, prepares engineers to drive product and process improvement, apply the latest advanced manufacturing techniques, effectively manage supply chains, and lead innovation implementation. Applied Computing and Engineering Data Analytics is a cutting-edge degree that equips engineers to lead “big data” projects at the intersection of engineering, computer science, and statistics.

The complete lineup of Master of Engineering and Master of Science degree programs include:

  • Applied Computing and Engineering Data Analytics
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Sustainable Systems Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engine Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering: Polymer Engineering and Science
  • Technical Japanese
  • Electrical Engineering: Power Electronics
  • Mechanical Engineering: Controls

Visit for more information on all of UW–Madison’s online engineering degree programs. For additional questions, contact Wayne Pferdehirt, Director of Distance Degree Programs, at 608-265-2361 or, or Colleen Barrett, Marketing Director, at 608-263-6314 or