• Application Deadline
  • 12 months


The accelerated pace of the Modeling and Simulation in Mechanical Engineering -Mechanical Engineering from University of Wisconsin Madison is well suited to individuals who are interested in mastering the use of computers for the end goal of solving challenging Engineering problems via simulation. 

The required coursework draws upon the world-leading modeling and simulation research performed throughout the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

The coursework only program is a fast paced progression through a pool of courses with a stated objective of endowing students with: (1) computational engineering literacy; and, (2) a strong modeling and simulation skillset. Combined, these are highly marketable and increasingly relied upon in industry.

The purpose of the Modeling and Simulation in Mechanical Engineering program is to prepare students to work in simulation and analysis in industry. This focus differs from the standard research-based MS program by replacing the independent research that leads to a written thesis with a focused accelerated coursework plan. If you are interested in research and advanced concept development, you may be better served pursuing a research-focused MS program. If you want to complete your degree in 12 months and utilize your new modeling and simulation skillset in industry, then the Modeling and Simulation in Mechanical Engineering program is right for you.

What You Learn

  • Fundamentals of computing and simulation concepts
  • Application of high performance computing to engineering problems
  • Modeling and simulation application to thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, solid mechanics, biomechanics, and manufacturing

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Computing Concepts for Applications in Mechanical Engineering
  • High Performance Computing for Applications in Engineering
  • Intermediate Vibrations
  • Intro to Computational Dynamics
  • Applied Thermal/Structural Finite Element Analysis
  • Computer-Aided Geometric Design
  • Introduction to Design Optimization (In development)
  • Introduction to Computational Geometry
  •  Heat transfer

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

GPA 3.0

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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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

  • Have a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline.
  • Submit GRE Scores
  • Have a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale or equivalent for at least your last 60 semester hours.
  • Non-native English speakers must have a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and score above graduate school minimums.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12668 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12668 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    6005 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6005 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Nonresident/International Tuition: $12,668/semester + $6,329 for 6 summer credits
  • Wisconsin Resident Tuition: $6,005/semester + $2,997 for 6 summer credits

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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