Engineering Management

Get the “Engineer’s MBA”

You’re tech-savvy. Now it’s time to get business-savvy.

Get the “Engineer’s MBA,” the Master of Engineering Management, and emerge as a thought leader in your organization. You’ll have the business skills to make the case, and the technical skills to back it up.

Good leaders aren’t bosses. They drive change, and they know how to get buy-in from other engineers on the team. With a Master of Engineering Management, otherwise known as the Engineer’s MBA, you’ll have the business and management skills to rival a traditional MBA, all within the context of the daily challenges of leading engineering projects. You’ll understand what’s expected of you and how to motivate your team. “Business as usual” will not be how colleagues describe you. You’ll be the technical leader who “gets it.”

You have a life. And our degree fits it. 

At UW-Madison, we support you every step of the way. While our academics are strong–our program is consistently ranked in the top six by U.S. News and World Report—so is our ability to empathize with working professionals.

If you’re a young engineer still settling into the workforce (and your new apartment), or mid-career with a family to raise, we can give you a flexible, 100% online master’s degree program designed to fit your career and personal needs—even if you’re halfway around the world.

Whether you’re delayed at the airport, putting in overtime at the office, or home with a sick kid– our instructors are here to give you a hand when you need it most. And you can complete coursework when it’s convenient for you and work full-time. Unlike an on-campus program where you’re required to be in your seat by a certain time, you have the ability to study anywhere—whether you’re in an Uber, on the treadmill, or at home in your sweats.

With our interactive learning experience, you’ll find it easy to stay engaged.

Static content is a thing of the past. In our program, what you study is directly tied to what you’re doing on the job. Apply what you’re learning in class on the job the next day for immediate impact. Instead of canned homework assignments and exams, you’ll use actual work projects for course credit. The insight you’ll receive from sharing your work with your peers (and seeing what they’re working on) is invaluable. Study and learn when it’s convenient for you, and know that “busy work” and lectures that drone on are a thing of the past.

 


Balaji Raman

Graduating Year: 2017


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Why the Engineer’s MBA?

The Master of Engineering Management will help you become a visionary. You’ll work more strategically, and confidently manage technical teams and projects. You’ll be the one leadership wants to promote, and the “go-to” person on your technical team.

Whether you’ve just started thinking about getting an MBA, or you’ve been searching programs for some time, one thing is certain: There are a LOT of options out there. And we know how tough it can be to choose a school. But we can make your decision easy: If you’re someone who’s considering an MBA and wants to be a leader without losing the engineering focus, UW-Madison’s Master of Engineering Management can help.

Here are six reasons why this degree is the real deal:

  • More than half of our grads receive a major promotion or raise before they graduate.
  • Our instructors have all worked in the “real world,” which means they have actually been in your shoes (instead of just a classroom).
  • You’ll be on a first-name basis with your instructors, and they will never be too busy to answer your call or respond to an e-mail. You’ll have live weekly discussions with your instructors and classmates to help you stay on track. In recent focus groups, students told us that they know we care about them and their success.
  • UW-Madison has some serious street cred. It’s ranked 25th worldwide by the Center for World University Rankings, and our online engineering degree programs are consistently in the top six by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Your “Engineer’s MBA” holds just as much weight—if not more—than traditional MBA programs, or MOOCs, which aren’t nearly as credible as a degree. You’ll be driving real change at your organization almost immediately, earning props from your peers and your boss.
  • You have the opportunity to meet and work with your instructors and fellow students through an optional, on-campus residency. Program alumni consistently rank residency as a high-value experience.

 

Awards

imgresRanked in the Top 10 Online Engineering Graduate Programs for the fifth year in a row in 2016

Most Outstanding Online Teaching and Learning Program Award

UCEA Outstanding Program Award (Credit Category)

Program of Excellence Award

Ranked No.5 Online Engineering Graduate Programs for Veterans

USDLA’s 21st Century Best Practice Award for Distance Learning


Why the Engineer’s MBA?

The Master of Engineering Management will help you become a visionary. You’ll work more strategically, and confidently manage technical teams and projects. You’ll be the one leadership wants to promote, and the “go-to” person on your technical team.

Whether you’ve just started thinking about getting an MBA, or you’ve been searching programs for some time, one thing is certain: There are a LOT of options out there. And we know how tough it can be to choose a school. But we can make your decision easy: If you’re someone who’s considering an MBA and wants to be a leader without losing the engineering focus, UW-Madison’s Master of Engineering Management can help.

Here are six reasons why this degree is the real deal:

  • More than half of our grads receive a major promotion or raise before they graduate.
  • Our instructors have all worked in the “real world,” which means they have actually been in your shoes (instead of just a classroom).
  • You’ll be on a first-name basis with your instructors, and they will never be too busy to answer your call or respond to an e-mail. You’ll have live weekly discussions with your instructors and classmates to help you stay on track. In recent focus groups, students told us that they know we care about them and their success.
  • UW-Madison has some serious street cred. It’s ranked 25th worldwide by the Center for World University Rankings, and our online engineering degree programs are consistently in the top six by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Your “Engineer’s MBA” holds just as much weight—if not more—than traditional MBA programs, or MOOCs, which aren’t nearly as credible as a degree. You’ll be driving real change at your organization almost immediately, earning props from your peers and your boss.
  • You have the opportunity to meet and work with your instructors and fellow students through an optional, on-campus residency. Program alumni consistently rank residency as a high-value experience.

Degree Requirements

The Engineering Management program requires 12 courses for a total of 30 graduate credits. You will typically take two courses each semester. You can expect to spend about 20 hours a week on coursework and participating in team project activities.

Course web conferences are the only time-constrained course activities; all other weekly assignments can be accomplished on days and times of your choice.

Optional Summer Residency 

Each summer you can meet with your fellow students and instructors in a weeklong residency on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. During these sessions you will develop a clear understanding of the program goals, course requirements and university resources available to you as an online student.

Scheduled for late August, these on-campus sessions will conclude the summer coursework and lead you into your fall courses. These sessions provide a time for you to build relationships and strengthen your ability to work effectively with fellow students throughout the rest of the year.

Required Courses

Required courses include 24 credits from the following eight courses:

EPD 710: Foundations of Engineering Leadership (3)
Grow your understanding of effective organizational leadership practices. Assess your current leadership abilities and develop a growth plan.



EPD 611: Engineering Economic Analysis and Management (3)
Improve your grasp of the “big picture” and how daily decisions affect the financial performance of your organization. Learn how your projects are judged by financial managers and how to perform economic analyses to support your initiatives.



EPD 612: Technical Project Management (3)
Improve your strategies, methods, and tools to manage complex projects and teams.  Apply what you learn to a real-world project you and your team select.


 

EPD 690:  Fostering and Leading Innovation (3)
Grow your ability to think and act creatively.  Build and support a culture that values, pursues, and delivers innovative services and products.


 

EPD 617: Communicating Technical Information (3)
Remove the communication roadblocks that stall your ideas and projects. Develop and practice effective communication strategies so you can meaningfully connect with each audience and achieve your related goals.


 

EPD 613: International Engineering Strategies and Operations (3)
Overcome barriers and work effectively with colleagues, clients or suppliers from other cultures. Learn practices to collaborate with teams across cultural boundaries. Develop a plan to introduce a new product or service to another country.


 

EPD 518: Quality Engineering and Quality Management (3)
Learn best practices to lead quality improvement initiaitives at your workplace. You and your employer will see real on-the-job results from your project. Your project provides visibility, credibility, and a launching point for new career opportunities.


 

EPD 618: Applied Leadership and Management of Engineering Organizations (3)
Learn strategies to lead and manage engineering organizations. EPD 618 and 518 comprise the capstone semester in MEM. Choose a work-related project to demonstrate your leadership abilities in a faculty-supported structure.

 

Electives

Choose six credits of electives from the list below. Other appropriate electives may be selected upon approval.

EPD 690: Marketing for Technical Professionals (3)
Learn how to market ideas, services and products to internal or external audiences. Be the technical resource for your organization who clients and suppliers respect.



EPD 470: Engineering Problem Solving with Computers (3)
Develop skills to solve increasingly complex engineering problems by exploring a variety of computer-assisted methods. Select a work-related project that allows you and your employer to realize the impact of advanced computer-enhanced practices.



EPD 416: Engineering Applications of Statistics (3)
Learn how to use statistics to make better engineering decisions in a practical, applications-oriented approach. Learn how to assess uncertainty, and design experiments and analyses that lead to better, data-supported decisions.



EPD 690: Engineering Law (2)
Steer clear of legal traps that can stall your projects or create legal problems for you or your employer.  Engineering legal issues addressed include professional liability, contracts, intellectual property, product liability, malpractice, and expert testimony.



EPD 785: Effective Negotiations (1)
Negotiate and resolve conflicts with clients, suppliers, coworkers, and superiors.   Learn and practice strategies to negotiate agreements so teams, projects, and business commitments can move forward.


 

Note: The program’s curriculum evolves to meet student needs.  Check program web site or contact the program director to verify current offerings and schedule.

Required Courses

Foundations of Engineering Leadership
Grow your understanding of effective organizational leadership practices. Assess your current leadership abilities and develop a plan for growing your leadership through MEM and beyond.

Steve King
Wayne P. Pferdehirt

2 Credits

Faculty


Jake Blanchard, PhD

Jake Blanchard

Instructor
Blanchard is the Executive Associate Dean of the College of Engineering and the Duane H. and Dorothy M. Bluemke Professor of Engineering Physics. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, a master’s degree in engineering, and a PhD in nuclear engineering, all from UCLA. He has published more than 75 articles in referenced journals in several engineering fields, including fusion technology, solid mechanics, materials, and applied physics. Blanchard received the prestigious UW Distinguished Teaching Award in 2002.


Christopher G. Dakes, PhD, LEED

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Instructor
Dakes is director of education and innovation design for the Wisconsin School of Business at UW–Madison. He has also worked and consulted in the industry as the Director of Organizational Development for an architectural engineering firm, and as an organizational consultant for engineering and biotechnology firms. Dakes' degrees in both mechanical engineering and socio-technical industrial systems engineering allow him to combine highly technical curriculum with social issues into a blended approach to working with future engineering leaders to meet the challenges of today's business environment. His combined experience in academia, industry, and international teaching and consulting bring a strong, diverse blend of real world perspectives into the classroom.  


Conrad Fung, PhD

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Instructor
Fung is an adjunct assistant professor at UW-Madison and a statistician in private practice in the Milwaukee area. From 1981 to 1984, he was a statistician at the DuPont Company, implementing modern quality control at DuPont's manufacturing plants in Europe and in the U.S. From 1987 to 1992, he held joint appointments at UW-Madison in the Department of Industrial Engineering and the Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement. He was an officer of the American Society for Quality for four years, retiring from the chairmanship of the Statistics Division in 1992. Since 1992 he has consulted for companies across the United States in a wide variety of industries. He has a PhD in statistics from UW-Madison.


Marty Anne Gustafson, MS

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Instructor
Gustafson is Assistant Dean for Academic Planning and Assessment with UW-Madison's Graduate School. Gustafson came to the University of Wisconsin from Orbital Technologies Corporation, where she directed the 3D Interactive Online Training Systems Division and managed commercial product development. Her work experience also includes service engineering for Cummins, Inc. and technical training and marketing for ABB Automation. She has a BS in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and an MS in Engineering Management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Her teaching experience includes graduate courses in the Engineering Management Masters Program at the Milwaukee School of Engineering and technical communication courses for undergraduate students at UW–Madison.


Steve King, MA

Steve King

Instructor
King is the executive director of the Center for Professional and Executive Development for the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Prior to taking this position, King held the positions of Vice President of Global Talent Management for Baxter International, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Hewitt Associates, and Chief Learning Officer at Hewitt Associates. Before joining Hewitt, King was with the Bank of Montreal’s Institute for Learning—the bank’s corporate university—where he was faculty head for leadership and change. He also held training and management development positions within Caremark and Harris Bank. King has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa, both in economics.


Charles Krueger, CPA, CGMA, CIA

Charles Krueger

Instructor
Krueger is associate professor of management for the Wisconsin School of Business Executive Education at the UW-Madison. His background includes a decade in the insurance industry, where he held positions in operations and finance. Krueger is author of numerous articles on his major interest areas, which include financial analysis; monitoring, reporting, and using financial information for management operations; controlling construction costs; and corporate ethics. In addition, he authored a book and an executive educational program on financial analysis. Krueger is an active member of the Institute of Management Accountants, of the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Society of Insurance Trainers and Educators and the Institute of Internal Auditors.


Mark Millard, MS

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Instructor
Mark Millard is the Director of Learning Design and Technologies in the Department of Engineering Professional Development at UW-Madison.  He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in digital literacies, information science, and learning sciences at UW-Madison and Indiana University.  Mark has published articles and chapters in online education, educational innovation, emerging technologies, and learning and collaboration. He regularly presents on these topics at international conferences, and most recently was invited as a visiting scholar to the Open University of Catalonia in Barcelona Spain. Having worked for Honeywell, Inc., several technology start-ups, Indiana University and now UW-Madison, Mark brings a broad set of professional experiences to his work and teaching.  He holds an MS in information science with an emphasis in human-computer interaction and learning sciences from Indiana University.


John Nelson, PE

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Instructor
Nelson is adjunct professor of civil and environmental engineering at UW–Madison and Managing Director for Global Infrastructure Asset Management LLC, an asset management firm specializing in sustainable infrastructure investments. Previously, Nelson was CEO of Affiliated Engineers, and under his leadership, the engineering firm became nationally recognized for designing dynamic building systems for large and complicated projects. His background includes design, applications, and research of dynamic building systems, and management/technical consulting for the investment, design, manufacturing and construction industries. Nelson received an MS in Mechanical Engineering from UW–Madison.


Christine G. Nicometo, MS

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Instructor
Nicomento is the program director for Professional Literacies Courses in the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Department of Engineering Professional Development. For over a decade, she has taught Technical Communication courses as a faculty member in the following UW online programs: Master of Engineering Management; Master of Engineering in Engine Systems; Master of Engineering in Sustainable Systems. She is active in both IEEE and ASEE and regularly consults in engineering and technical organizations. Her co-authored book on technical presentations, (SlideRules: Design, Build, and Archive Technical Presentations in the Engineering and Technical Fields), was published in 2014 by IEEE-Wiley.


Jeffrey Russell, PhD

Jeffrey Russell

Instructor
Jeffrey Russell, PhD, PE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAC, F.NSPE is Vice Provost for Lifelong Learning, Dean of Continuing Studies, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and co-founder of the Construction Engineering and Management program at UW–Madison. Over the last 25 years he has earned a reputation as a leader in lifelong learning, adult education, continuing education, engineering education, construction engineering and management, and civil engineering. Recipient of more than 20 national and regional awards and nine best paper awards, Russell has published over 250 technical papers and has authored or edited four books. He has a PhD in civil engineering from Purdue University.


Don Schramm, MS, RA

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Instructor
Schramm is an emeritus faculty associate with the Department of Engineering Professional Development at UW-Madison. He is responsible for courses in building energy systems, creativity, disaster management, workplace design and distance learning. A registered architect in Wisconsin, he holds an architectural degree from the University of Illinois-Urbana and a master’s degree from UW-Madison. He has been in private practice and taught for a year as a Fulbright professor at universities in Bogotá and Cali, Colombia. He has worked in professional education for three decades throughout the U.S. and has lived or worked in more than 50 countries in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe. He directs the University of Wisconsin-Disaster Management Center (UWDMC), a provider of international distance learning programs since 1985. He received the UW Heideman Award for Excellence in Public Service in 1993 and the College of Engineering Ragnar E. Onstad Service to Society Award in 2011.


Thomas W. Smith, MS

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Instructor
Smith is a program director in the Department of Engineering Professional Development at UW-Madison. He is an expert on distance learning and has published a book and many articles about it. He also serves on the program committee for the University's annual conference on distance teaching and learning. Smith's technical interests include asset management and he served in the ISO Standards committee for Asset Management (IDO 55000). Smith received his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree from UW-Madison.


Harold J. Steudel, PhD, PE

Harry Steudel

Instructor
Strudel is an Emerson Electric Professor Emeritus in Total Quality in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at UW-Madison. Active in teaching and research in quality and productivity improvement and integrated management systems, he served as the convener of the Quality Engineering group. Steudel draws upon more than 40 years of experience in designing and implementing leading-edge techniques for improving the control and productivity of organizations’ quality, environmental and manufacturing systems. He has developed assessment tools, training courses and other management system elements for Malcolm Baldrige, ISO 9001, QS 9000, ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 14001 quality guidelines and standards. He has also served as a certified quality system lead auditor under the Registrar Accreditation Board (RAB) and as a senior examiner for the Wisconsin Forward Award to recognize world-class excellence. Steudel has published more than 60 papers and is author of Manufacturing in the Nineties: How to Become a Mean, Lean, World-class Competitor.


Philip O'Leary, PhD, PE

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Department Chair
O'Leary directs the technical outreach program for the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In this capacity he oversees the delivery of more than 400 continuing education courses each year in a wide range of technical specialties. The program, which serves a national audience, delivers training at multiple locations throughout the US and also over the Internet. His area of professional interest is solid waste management, hazardous waste control, groundwater quality protection, and related environmental topics. His landfill design seminar has been attended by thousands of people who are now responsible for developing, permitting and operating landfills throughout the US and Canada. O'Leary also has extensive international waste management experience. He has been Department Chairman since July 1995. His engineering and land resources degrees are from the University of Wisconsin–Madison


Wayne P. Pferdehirt, MS, PE

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Online Degree Director
Pferdehirt is the director of distance degree programs for the College of Engineering and director of the Master of Engineering Management program at UW-Madison. He also co-teaches the Master of Engineering Management program's Technical Project Management and Foundations of Engineering Leadership courses. Prior to joining UW-Madison, Pferdehirt directed the Midwest solid waste consulting services of an international environmental consulting firm and led energy conservation research projects for Argonne National Laboratory. He has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and a master’s degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in regional planning from Northwestern University. He is a frequent speaker and author on continuing education for engineers, and is a member of the College of Engineering’s Education Innovation Committee.


Shainah Greene, MA

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Graduate Programs Coordinator
Greene is the Graduate Programs Coordinator for Engineering Professional Development at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. One of her main roles is to provide admission assistance to all prospective students and aid each current student through their program. Previously, she has been in higher education roles that consisted of registrar's assistance, admission counseling, and strategic planning for graduate programs. With this experience, she prides herself on advising students and addressing any issues that arise. She also chairs the admission committees for Engineering Professional Development programs. With a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she is a proud alum that practices the mission of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is excited to aid each fellow Badger on their path to success within their program

Distance Learning that is Anything but Distant

The University of Wisconsin’s Engineering Management program is designed to encourage participation through insightful discussions, collaboration on team projects, and learning from your peers.

You will be able to talk shop in each course with your fellow engineers, creating a far richer experience than on-campus courses where other students have limited professional experience.

This unique model also provides students exposure to best practices in virtual teamwork and collaboration – crucial skills in an increasingly global economy. In this program, you will use the Internet, live webconferencing, and software applications to complete assignments and participate in team projects.

Learning is year-round

You will visit the University of Wisconsin campus during the summer residency in August.

The weeklong session will correspond with coursework from your summer semester course and lead you into your fall courses with face-to-face group collaboration and expert speakers.

While you choose when to do most of your work each week, the fixed curriculum and semester schedule help you maintain focus and consistent progress. This flexible but structured approach produces graduates with valuable new skills.

Typical Weekly Schedule

Each semester you will take two courses that complement each other in terms of content and activities.

In a typical week, you’ll have assignments from both courses– including readings, problems for individual and group analysis, online discussion, project work, and a live web conference. 

The only course activity with a specific real-time obligation to participate is the weekly web conference, which you can attend on Wednesday morning or Thursday evening. This gives you the flexibility to decide when to complete your coursework, while the weekly deadlines serve as checkpoints to keep you on-track.

Courses will engage you in extensive, meaningful interaction with other experienced engineers. You will remain connected with expert instructors who proactively monitor your progress in the course and actively contribute to online discussions.

This highly collaborative learning space will increase your understanding of course concepts and keep you motivated to learn new skills and improving their workplace performance.

 

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for the Master of Engineering: Engineering Management program are listed below.

Exceptions to standard admission requirements are considered by the admissions committee on an individual basis.

  • A BS degree from a program accredited by the ABET or the equivalent.*
  • A minimum of two years’ post baccalaureate engineering experience. Engineering co-op or intern experience may be applied to the experience requirement.
  • A minimum undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 on the equivalent of the last 60 semester hours (approximately two years of work) or a master’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00. Applicants from an international institution must have a strong academic performance comparable to a 3.00 for an undergraduate or master’s degree. All GPAs are based on a 4.00 scale. We use your institution’s grading scale; do not convert your grades to a 4.00 scale.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must provide scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL is 580 on the written version, 243 on the computer version, or 92 on the Internet version.
  • International applicants must have a degree comparable to an approved U.S. bachelor’s degree. 

We do not require applicants to submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). 

*Equivalency to an ABET accredited program: Applicants who do not hold a bachelor’s degree from an ABET accredited program may also qualify for admission to the program. Such applicants must have a BS in science, technology, or a related field with sufficient coursework and professional experience to demonstrate proficiency in engineering practice OR at least 16 credits of math and science coursework. Registration as a professional engineer by examination, if achieved, should be documented to support your application. 

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

Application Overview

The admissions process has been designed to conduct a holistic review of your likelihood of success in the program. Decisions are based on your academic and professional background.

To start the process, please read the admission requirements to determine your eligibility. If you have questions about your eligibility, please request an eligibility review by e-mailing Shainah Greene at shainah.greene@wisc.edu. This e-mail should include a copy of your current resume and informal transcripts.

Applications are accepted for admission during the Summer term. Applications are reviewed in the order received, on a rolling basis until the May 1 deadline. Admission is competitive and selective. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to submit application materials prior to the deadline

Steps to Apply Now 

Email the admissions committee chair and state your intent to apply and to which program. Attach your current resume or CV to your Intent to Apply email.

Your resume/CV should include at least:

  • Educational history (including GPA, awards and honors received).
  • Professional work experience (including specific details on your engineering experience, technical training, and responsibilities).
  • Listing of professional association memberships, advanced training (such as a PE license) and other noteworthy, personal- or engineering-related details.
In the application be sure to:
  • Upload a pdf version of your current resume/CV.
  • Upload a pdf version of your “Reasons for Graduate Study” essay.
  • Upload a pdf version of your transcripts.
  • Enter contact information for at least three professional recommendations, including at least one from a direct supervisor.
  • Important: Complete the application by submitting the application fee. Applications submitted without paying the fee cannot be reviewed and will not be acted on.

Arrange to have one copy of your official transcript sent directly from your previous educational institutions to the Department of Engineering Professional Development. Transcripts should be sent directly by the educational institution to the CoE Online Admissions Office.

We will accept transcripts via any delivery method options (including pdf) offered by the educational institutions you have previously attended. However, transcripts issued to students are not sufficient for admission to the Graduate School.

To avoid processing delays, have your transcripts sent directly to:

CoE Online Admissions Office
Attn: Shainah Greene
432 N. Lake Street, Room 701
Madison, WI  53706

(For pdf’s, use the following email address: shainah.greene@wisc.edu.)

After all of your application materials have been received, the admissions committee chair will schedule a phone interview with you. Once completed, your application will be presented to the Admissions Committee for evaluation at the next scheduled meeting. 

Admission decisions are made on applications in the order received. The Admissions committee will make one of the following decisions:
  • Recommend admission to the UW-Madison Graduate School
  • Request additional information before evaluating further
  • Decline further consideration of your application
After a decision has been made on your application, the admissions committee chair will contact you by email to inform you of the decision and to schedule a time to discuss the decision and your next steps.
The admissions committee provides admission recommendations to the Graduate School. The Graduate School is the formal admitting office for graduate students and retains ultimate authority on all admissions decisions.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition Costs

$1,600 per credit (based on 2015-16 tuition rates) payable at the beginning of each semester. Students are billed for courses in which they are enrolled each term. There is no lump sum payment plan. 

Tuition Includes

• Technology costs for Internet course delivery

• Live webconferencing

• Toll-free telephone line for the audio portion of conference calls

• Library use

• Use of the webconferencing software for group project work for program courses 

Total Tuition

Total tuition for this program is $48,000* for students entering in Summer 2015. (This tuition is based on 30 total credits, the cost will increase if for some reason a student needs more than 30 credits.)

 *Based on 2015-2016 tuition rate. This total does not include travel and living expenses for summer residencies, textbooks, or course software. Software required for courses is typically available in educational versions at substantial discounts.

Federal Loans

Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to receive some level of funding through the federal direct loan program. These loans are available to qualified graduate students who are taking at least four credits during the Fall and Spring semesters, and two credits during Summer. Private loans are also available. Learn more about financial aid at finaid.wisc.edu.

Employer Support

Many students receive some financial support from their employers. Often, students find it beneficial to sit down with their employer and discuss how this program applies to their current and future responsibilities. Other key points to discuss include how participation will not interrupt your work schedule.

High Return on Investment 
Your investment immediately begins paying back as your employee becomes a more effective contributor and leader of engineering projects. They understand at a whole new level how the decisions they make every day affect bottom-line performance of your organization. The highly interactive, practical, and proactively supported nature of the program’s courses keep students engaged and on-track for on-time graduation. The 96 percent graduation rate translates to high return on your investment rather than stalled, incomplete degrees.

No Interruption to Employee’s Availability 
All students are full-time, working engineers, and most travel extensively for their jobs. The online Engineering Management format enables your employee to pursue world-class graduate engineering studies without interruption to his/her work schedule and availability to travel. This internet-based program allows students to continue their studies from anywhere in the world.

Proven Program from a Top-Ranked University 
The UW–Madison degree your employee will earn via distance learning has the same high-quality standards and academic status as a degree earned on-campus. The only difference is that UW’s online Engineering Management program is conveniently delivered online for working professionals.

Course Dashboard

The course dashboard is your community and support site, as well as where you will find all of your current and past courses.

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