University of Wisconsin—​Madison

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Master of Engineering in Professional Practice Master of Engineering in Polymer Engineering and Science
Master of Engineering in Engine Systems Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Master of Engineering in Technical Japanese Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Master of Engineering in Sustainable Systems Engineering
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s College of Engineering offers several online engineering master’s degrees taught by leading faculty and industry experts. These accredited programs offer engineers and technical professionals both the academic rigor and flexibility to pursue higher learning without interruption to their career. The project based curricula focus on authentic, real-world problems and the immediate application of knowledge with unrivaled access to instructors and support.

School type Public
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in engineering degree programs 7
Concentrations offered
Civil Engineering Management
Computer Engineering Mechanical
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Other

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 83


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 36 full-time; 13 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 111% full-time; 69% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 25
Average experience teaching online courses 6 years
National Academy of Engineering members 4%
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 11 full-time; 3 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 7
Maximum class size 30

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Encouraged but not mandatory
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can apply to switch course enrollment to campus-based
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus students Most


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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