This is a named option within the Engineering M. Eng.

The named option Engineering Management is an online engineering master's degree, designed in content and format to help engineering professionals become exceptional leaders and managers.

In this high-impact, proven alternative to a traditional MBA for engineers, students learn to:

  • Exercise appropriate leadership and management strategies and practices aligned to the needs of their teams, projects, and organizations.
  • Confidently lead engineering teams and projects.
  • Improve the impact of their engineering decisions and project proposals on the financial bottom line of their employer.
  • Knowledgeably navigate engineering-related legal issues, marketing opportunities, and data-driven decisions.
  • Successfully communicate, advocate, and negotiate for positive results with stakeholders, decision-makers, and partners.

More information about this graduate degree can be found here.

Fall Deadline July 15
Spring Deadline November 1
Summer Deadline May 1
GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Not required, recommend that applicants submit scores if they have taken the GRE exam.
English Proficiency Test Every applicant whose native language is not English or whose undergraduate instruction was not in English must provide an English proficiency test score and meet the Graduate School minimum requirements (https://grad.wisc.edu/apply/requirements/#english-proficiency).
Other Test(s) (e.g., GMAT, MCAT) n/a
Letters of Recommendation Required 3

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.

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 gradadmissions@epd.wisc.edu. For further details about the program, please see the program website.

Graduate School Resources

Resources to help you afford graduate study might include assistantships, fellowships, traineeships, and financial aid. Further funding information is available from the Graduate School. Be sure to check with your program for individual policies and restrictions related to funding.

Program Resources

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 Engineering Professional Development's Student Services Department (studentservices@epd.wisc.edu).

Minimum Graduate School Requirements

Review the Graduate School minimum academic progress and degree requirements, in addition to the program requirements listed below.

Named Option Requirements

MODE OF INSTRUCTION

Face to Face Evening/Weekend Online Hybrid Accelerated
No No Yes No No

Mode of Instruction Definitions

CURRICULAR REQUIREMENTS

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.

Required COURSES

Required:
E P D 518 Quality Engineering and Quality Management3
E P D 611 Engineering Economics and Management3
E P D 612 Technical Project Management3
E P D 613 International Engineering Strategies and Operations3
E P D 614 Marketing for Technical Professionals3
E P D 616 Engineering Law2
E P D 617 Communicating Technical Information3
E P D 618 Applied Leadership and Management of Engineering Organizations3
E P D 710 Foundations of Engineering Leadership2
Electives (5 credits) can be selected from the following, and other courses as available: :5
Fostering and Leading Innovation
Organizational Communication and Problem Solving
Change Management
Creating Breakthrough Innovations
Ethics for Professionals
Effective Negotiation Strategies
Fundamentals of Industrial Data Analytics
Total Credits30

Graduate School Policies

The Graduate School’s Academic Policies and Procedures provide essential information regarding general university policies. Program authority to set degree policies beyond the minimum required by the Graduate School lies with the degree program faculty. Policies set by the academic degree program can be found below.

Named Option-Specific Policies

Prior Coursework

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.

UW–Madison Undergraduate

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.

Probation

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.

  1. Good standing (progressing according to standards; any funding guarantee remains in place).
  2. 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).
  3. 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

15 credits

Time Constraints

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.

grievances and appeals

These resources may be helpful in addressing your concerns:

Students should contact the department chair or program director with questions about grievances.

Other

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 Engineering Professional Development's Student Services (studentservices@epd.wisc.edu)

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