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October 19, 2022

Mechanical Engineering Accelerated Master’s Programs: Applications due December 15th

Written By: Kassi Sprecher


Starting to think about post-graduation plans? Want to earn your master’s degree in roughly one-year’s time? Consider one of the Department of Mechanical Engineering’s accelerated master’s degree programs. You can earn a master’s degree and boost your career potential by staying just 12-16 more months on campus. Having a master’s degree can help you find more interesting work with better job titles and higher pay. Obtaining a master’s degree early can make a big impact on your career earnings and is usually much less complicated than returning to school after you’ve been working for a while.

Tuition is $1,200 per credit, plus fees, for resident and non-resident students. The academic plan is coursework only, no thesis, and takes about 30 credit hours to graduate. Most students who enroll take three semesters to finish – fall, spring, and summer. This roughly equates to 12 credits in the fall, 12 credits in the spring, and 6 credits in the summer. UW-Madison mechanical engineering undergraduates can transfer up to 6 credits from applicable undergraduate courses, however. A huge advantage for UW-Madison students!

Applications for Fall 2023 entry are due on December 15th, 2022. Application requirements and directions can be found at

Questions? Contact Sara Hladilek, Graduate Student Services Coordinator, at or 3182 Mechanical Engineering Building.

Programs available:

Accelerated Program

  • Flexibility in assembling the knowledge and skills you desire.
  • Choose from course of study areas such as:
    • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Biomechanics
    • Computation & Data-Driven Engineering
    • Energy Systems
    • Mechanics
    • Robotics, Controls & Sensing
  • Customize your curriculum along with your graduate faculty advisor to target your professional goals.

Modeling and Simulation in Mechanical Engineering

  • Develop leading edge, high-powered computational modeling skills.
  • Anchor your modeling skills into specialty field of mechanical engineering.
  • Develop design skills informed by high-end computational modeling data.