• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Fundamentals of Applied Mechanics - Master of Science in Engineering Mechanics at the University of Wisconsin Madison helps math and physics majors transition to an engineering career by providing transitional courses in applied mechanics followed by more rigorous, graduate-level coursework.


The Fundamentals of Applied Mechanics - Master of Science in Engineering Mechanics at the University of Wisconsin Madison is a brand new master’s program specifically designed to help students with a science background transition to the field of engineering.

Our master’s program offers a comprehensive curriculum focused on providing you the basics in mechanics of materials, dynamics, finite element analysis, and more so you can successfully navigate the field of engineering mechanics.

UW–Madison’s engineering mechanics faculty have been consistently recognized for their achievements and developments in the field of engineering mechanics. In your cohort, you will be able to work closely with faculty leaders in innovation and technological development.

What You Learn

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles in the field
  • Demonstrate an ability to formulate, analyze, and independently solve advanced engineering problems
  • Demonstrate creative, independent problem solving skills
  • 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

Modules included:

  • Mechanics of Materials (online)
  • Dynamics (online, prerequisite, strongly recommended)
  • Mechanics of Materials Lab
  • Advanced Mechanics of Materials
  • Advanced Dynamics
  • Engineering Analysis I
  • Mechanics Seminar
  • Practicum in Finite Elements
  • Introduction to Finite Elements

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

  • Minimum required score:


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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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General Requirements

  • Have a Bachelor of Science degree in physics or math, or an undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline outside of mechanical engineering or engineering mechanics. Students with BS degrees in mechanical engineering or engineering mechanics should apply for the traditional Master of Science program in Engineering Mechanics.
  • 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
  • Submit GRE Scores
  • Non-native English speakers must have a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants must score 100 or greater on the TOEFL internet test (or equivalent).

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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