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Engineering in Engine Systems ME (UW-Madison)

Engineering, Architecture & Applied Tech

In this unique online program designed specifically for the internal combustion engine industry, you will:

  • Develop broad-based technical expertise and skills for leading engine development projects
  • Integrate knowledge from thermal sciences, design and mechanics, electronics and control, applications and service, and manufacturing
  • Learn with faculty from UW's renowned Engine Research Center and Powertrain Control Research Laboratory, industry leaders and experienced colleagues

The Master of Engineering in Engine Systems (MEES) degree is designed for early to mid-career engineers who are assuming new roles and responsibilities in leading engine development projects. Engineers from companies that design and manufacture internal combustion engines of all sizes - from lawn mowers to diesel ship - engines will benefit.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of the world's premier research and teaching universities. The Engine Research Center at the University of WisconsinóMadison is the largest academic research center devoted to internal combustion engine research in the United States, and among the largest in the world. The Powertrain Control Research Laboratory also contributes to the UW's leadership in engine research.

MEES courses are problem-based and application-oriented providing knowledge that you can use immediately in your current projects while preparing you for future responsibilities and roles. You can tailor your learning in each course by selecting projects that use problems and challenges from your own workplace.

Using the Internet you can complete this degree in three years while working full time and traveling. Courses provide content you can apply immediately to job responsibilities and engage you in interactive project-based learning with experienced colleagues.

Total credits required for completion: 27

Admission Requirements

When you are ready to apply to the MEES program, your first step is to email the Chair of the MEES Admissions Committee (MEESapply @ In the email, state your intent to apply for admission and attach your updated resume or CV, ensuring that it contains:

  • Educational history (including GPA, awards and honors received)
  • Professional work experience (including specific details on your engineering experience, technical training and responsibilities)
  • Listing of professional associations/memberships, advanced training (such as a PE license) and other noteworthy, engineering-related details

Each year you will meet with your fellow students and instructors in a week-long residency on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. These on-campus sessions will lead you into your fall courses. During these sessions you will develop a clear understanding of the program goals, course requirements and university resources available to you as a distance student. You will also build the relationships that will help you enjoy the program and maximize its benefits.

Degree-granting Institution

University of Wisconsin Madison

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