• Application Deadline
  • 12 months


The Mechanical Engineering - Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin Madison is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out advanced technical work in areas such as heat transfer, mechanics, controls, biomechanics, manufacturing and more.

The accelerated mechanical engineering curriculum provides you with the course flexibility of a traditional master’s program, while offering a 12-month course-only path to a Master of Science degree.

When you enroll in our Accelerated Mechanical Engineering master’s program, you become a part of one of the top ranked mechanical engineering programs in the nation, home to more than 230 graduate students. Our program faculty are renowned for their expertise and research in the field of Mechanical Engineering. You’ll receive instruction from faculty who are researching issues in energy efficiency, applied computing, engines, biomechanics, robotics and other emerging technologies to improve our society.

What you learn

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles in the field.
  • Work independently to formulate, analyze, and solve advanced engineering problems.
  • Apply the relevant scientific and technological advancements, techniques, and engineering tools to address these problems.
  • Recognize and apply principles of ethical and professional conduct.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Robotics
  • Products Design
  • Intermediate Thermodynamics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computer Control of Machines
  • Thermal System Modeling
  • Heat Transfer
  • Applied Math for Mechanical Engineers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: The deadline is 15th of December annually.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 graduate credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:


    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:


    Recommended Analytical Writing score:


    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related area or equivalent
  • Submit a statement of purpose
  • Submit 3 letters of recommendation
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for admission

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31665 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31665 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    31665 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31665 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    15007 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15007 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Madison

  • 1015 - 1760 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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