This is a named option within the Engineering M. Eng.
The named option Engineering Management is a two-year online engineering master's degree program designed to give experienced engineers from all disciplines the tools and capabilities to be more effective engineering leaders. Students gain technical proficiency in:
- Organizational leadership
- Project management
- Business operations
- Quality management
- Data-based management
- Engineering law
- Marketing for technical professionals
- International engineering practice
The program is tailored for working engineers, offering:
- An online platform accessible to you from anywhere in the world
- Flexible learning times
- Courses and projects that apply immediately to real-world work
Note: The named option in engineering management in the master of engineering degree program was formerly named professional practice (MEPP). The program was renamed in summer 2014.
A cohort of students begins in summer each year. This is the recommended term to start. Students are also accepted on a rolling basis for fall and spring terms.
- Spring deadline is November 1
- Summer deadline is May 1
- Fall deadline is June 1
Admission requirements for engineers interested in applying are:
- A B.S. degree in engineering from an ABET-approved program
- 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
- Two years of post-baccalaureate work experience in engineering (co-op or intern experience counts toward requirement)
Interested applicants with B.S. degrees in related fields should contact the graduate programs coordinator for more specific admission information at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further details about the program, contact Wayne Pferdehirt, program director, at 608-265-2361, email@example.com, or see the program website.
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Students in the Engineering M.Eng. programs are not permitted to accept teaching assistantships, project assistantships, research assistantships, or other appointments that would result in a tuition waiver. Students in these programs cannot enroll in other graduate programs nor take courses outside the prescribed curriculum. If you intend to combine study in this program with other academic programs at UW–Madison, please contact Shainah Greene, graduate programs coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Named Option Requirements
MODE OF INSTRUCTION
|Face to Face||Evening/Weekend||Online||Hybrid||Accelerated|
Mode of Instruction Definitions
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Online: These programs are offered primarily online. Many available online programs can be completed almost entirely online with all online programs offering at least 50 percent or more of the program work online. Some online programs have an on-campus component that is often designed to accommodate working schedules. Take advantage of the convenience of online learning while participating in a rich, interactive learning environment. For more information about the online nature of a specific program, contact the program.
Hybrid: These programs have innovative curricula that combine on-campus and online formats. Most hybrid programs are completed on-campus with a partial or completely online semester. For more information about the hybrid schedule of a specific program, contact the program.
Accelerated: These on-campus programs are offered in an accelerated format that allows you to complete your program in a condensed time-frame. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses with minimal disruption to your career. For more information about the accelerated nature of a specific program, contact the program.
|Minimum Credit Requirement||30 credits|
|Minimum Residence Credit Requirement||16 credits|
|Minimum Graduate Coursework Requirement||All courses in this curriculum program are graduate-level courses, identified with the Graduate Level Coursework attribute in the university's Course Guide (https://registrar.wisc.edu/course-guide/), and are offered exclusively to graduate students in the M.Eng. degree program.|
|Overall Graduate GPA Requirement||3.00 GPA required.|
|Other Grade Requirements||Must retake any courses for which a grade below C is recorded.|
|Assessments and Examinations||No formal examination required.|
|Language Requirements||No language requirements.|
|E P D 700||Connected Learning Essentials||1|
|E P D 710||Foundations of Engineering Leadership||2|
|E P D 611||Engineering Economics and Management||3|
|E P D 612||Technical Project Management||3|
|E P D 617||Communicating Technical Information||3|
|E P D 470||Engineering Problem Solving with Computers 1||3|
|or E P D 690||Special Topics in Engineering Professional Development|
|E P D 416||Engineering Applications of Statistics 1||3|
|or E P D 690||Special Topics in Engineering Professional Development|
|E P D 690||Special Topics in Engineering Professional Development 1||1-3|
|E P D 613||International Engineering Strategies and Operations||3|
|E P D 618||Applied Leadership and Management of Engineering Organizations||3|
|E P D 518||Quality Engineering and Quality Management||3|
|E P D 708||Creating Breakthrough Innovations||1|
|or E P D/GEN BUS/M H R 785||Effective Negotiation Strategies|
E P D 690–Special Topics must be recommended and/or approved by program director.
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Graduate Work from Other Institutions
With program approval, students are allowed to count graduate coursework from other institutions toward the minimum graduate degree credit requirement and the minimum graduate coursework (50%) requirement. No credits from other institutions can be counted toward the minimum graduate residence credit requirement. Coursework earned five or more years prior to admission to a master’s degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.
Up to 7 credits numbered 300 or above can be counted toward the minimum graduate degree credit requirement. Up to 7 credits of courses numbered 600 or above can be counted toward the minimum graduate coursework (50%) requirement. No credits can be counted toward the minimum graduate residence credit requirement. Coursework earned five or more years prior to admission to a master’s degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.
UW–Madison University Special
With program approval, students are allowed to count up to 9 credits of coursework numbered 300 or above taken as a UW–Madison Special student toward the minimum graduate residence credit requirement, and the minimum graduate degree credit requirement, and up to 15 credits of courses numbered 700 or above taken as a UW–Madison Special student toward the minimum graduate coursework (50%) requirement. Coursework earned five or more years prior to admission to a master’s degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.
The Graduate School regularly reviews the record of any student who earned grades of BC, C, D, F, or Incomplete in a graduate course (300 or above), or grade of U in research credits. This review could result in academic probation with a hold on future enrollment or in being suspended from the Graduate School.
- Good standing (progressing according to standards; any funding guarantee remains in place).
- Probation (not progressing according to standards but permitted to enroll; loss of funding guarantee; specific plan with dates and deadlines in place in regard to removal of probationary status).
- Unsatisfactory progress (not progressing according to standards; not permitted to enroll, dismissal, leave of absence or change of advisor or program).
ADVISOR / COMMITTEE
All students have both a plan advisor and academic advisor (typically the program director or academic director for each program); programs without a fixed curriculum are required to meet with their advisor to outline an approved plan of study by the end of their first academic term.
CREDITS PER TERM ALLOWED
Master’s degree students who have been absent for five or more consecutive years lose all credits that they have earned before their absence. Individual programs may count the coursework students completed prior to their absence for meeting program requirements; that coursework may not count toward Graduate School credit requirements.
Students enrolled in these programs are not permitted to accept teaching assistantships, project assistantships, research assistantships, or other appointments that would result in a tuition waiver. Students in these programs cannot enroll in other graduate programs nor take courses outside the prescribed curriculum. If you intend to combine study in this program with other academic programs at UW–Madison, please contact Shainah Greene, graduate programs coordinator (email@example.com).
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