• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Modeling and Simulation in Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Engineering program at University of Wisconsin Madison  is an accelerated on campus degree program (completed in 12 months) with a stated objective of endowing the student with: computational engineering literacy and a strong modeling and simulation skillset. 


This Modeling and Simulation in Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Engineering program at University of Wisconsin Madison prepares individuals who are interested in mastering the use of computers for the end goal of solving challenging engineering problems via simulation. This is a coursework only program that in one year enables the students to take 30 credits in a combination of foundation, core, and elective courses. 


The backbone of the program is a fall–spring sequence of two “computers in Engineering” foundation classes: M E 459 Computing Concepts for Applications in Engineering and High Performance Computing for Applications in Engineering. 

Beyond these two foundation classes, students choose four more core courses from a carefully selected pool of Mechanical Engineering modeling courses anchored in application areas such as thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, solid mechanics, biomechanics, and manufacturing. In addition to core and foundation classes, students select four more elective classes that fit their educational priorities to complete the 30-credit requirement of the 12-month program.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Computing Concepts for Applications in Mechanical Engineering
  • High Performance Computing for Applications in Engineering
  • Intermediate Vibrations
  • Kinematics and Dynamics of Machine Systems
  • Applied Thermal/Structural Finite Element Analysis
  • Digital Design and Manufacturing
  • Computer-Aided Geometric Design
  • Introduction to Design Optimization 
  • Introduction to Computational Geometry
  •  Heat transfer

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

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

  • Students with a strong background in mechanical engineering or a related field with interest in furthering their education in mechanical engineering are encouraged to apply for admission to the department. 
  • Applicants accepted into the program generally have an undergraduate grade point average well above the graduate school minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 
  • All applicants are required to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). 
  • Applications are evaluated on the basis of previous academic record, GRE scores, letters of recommendation (3), and a personal statement. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25506 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12753 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    25506 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12753 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    12178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6089 USD per semester 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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Modeling and Simulation in Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
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