Mechanical Engineering-Polymer Engineering and Science (UW-Madison)
The MEPES program offers you a prestigious learning experience from a department internationally recognized for its research and teaching in polymer engineering and science. You will learn with faculty who participate in the Polymer Consortium and the Rheology Research Center (RRC).
The distance-learning design of this program allows you to learn off campus at times convenient to your full-time work schedule. You will follow along with on-campus classes via pre-recorded lectures, email exchange of assignments, email communication with instructors, and proctored tests taken at your place of employment.
Credits for completion:
- Twenty-four credits of polymer science courses are required beyond the BS degree.
- At least 18 credits must be formal lecture or laboratory courses.
- At least six credits must be formal lecture or laboratory courses numbered 600 or higher.
- At least three credits must be formal lecture or laboratory courses numbered 700 or higher.
- Students may not take more than six credits of independent study.
- Students are encouraged to work on a research project with a Polymer Engineering Center or Rheology Research Center faculty member. Topics may include issues and problems related to the student's work interests.
- Students are required to take two credits of Rheology Research Center (RRC) seminar.
- No transfer credits are allowed.