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University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Madison, WI

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University of Wisconsin-Madison

Overview

University of Wisconsin–Madison / Department of Mechanical Engineering is located in Madison, WI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mechanical engineering
Master of Science (MS) Mechanical engineering Modeling and simulation
Master of Science (MS) Mechanical engineering Automotive engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 45
Doctoral Degrees 29

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Optional
30 credits; minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam, preliminary exam, final oral defense, 42 formal course credits, 18 thesis credits, minimum GPA of 3.25

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

509
Applied
139
Accepted
46
Enrolled
27%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
81
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st No
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements BS in mechanical engineering or related field, minimum GPA of 3.2 in last 60 hours of course work
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements BS in mechanical engineering or related field, minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2 in last 60 hours of course work

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 580
TOEFL IBT score: 92
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

213
Total Graduate Students
12%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
87%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.63%
Black or African American 1.41%
White or Caucasian 37%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.47%
Asian 4.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 0.47%
Unknown 2.35%

Gender

Male (84%)
Female (15%)

Faculty

29
Total faculty
Full-time - 29
Part-time - 0
Male (26)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Polymer engineering; robotics/electromechanical system control; advanced manufacturing and prototype processes; computational mechanics; thermal-fluid systems; engine and vehicle systems
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
10,572,880

Location & Contact

Address 3107 Mechanical Engineering Building
1513 University Avenue
Madison, WI  53706
United States
Contact Dr. Jaal B. Ghandhi
Chair
Email: dept@me.engr.wisc.edu
Phone: 608-262-3543